8 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

8 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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Noosa
— 4 nights
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Maleny
— 3 nights
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Noosa — 4 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Head to Kawana Shoppingworld and Watermelon Redfor some retail therapy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Point Cartwright and Moffat Beach. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola), Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & Boat Tours & Water Sports) and Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim). Spend the 3rd (Tue) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tewantin National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach, hunt for treasures at Noosa Farmers Market, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Noosa trip planner.

Melbourne to Noosa is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Maleny.
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Maleny — 3 nights

A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Visiting Glass House Mountains National Park and Mount Ngungun will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Spas and Gardners Falls. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Obi Boardwalk, explore the galleries of Tina Cooper Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Queensland Zoo.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Maleny trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Maleny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Maleny, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Sunshine Coast travel guide

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Beaches · Zoos · Gardens
Beaches, sun-drenched streets, and a relaxed ambience are the defining elements of Sunshine Coast, a region just north of Brisbane. Having grown rapidly in the 1960s and 1970s, Sunshine Coast became a popular destination for surfers in particular and has now grown into a well-managed city focused on "green" economic development.
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