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 Tewantin National Park. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola), Moffat Beach (in Caloundra) and Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim). Spend the 3rd (Tue) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get great views at Lows Lookout, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the 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 your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive 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 Obi Boardwalk. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, browse the exhibits of Tina Cooper Gallery, admire the sheer force of Gardners Falls, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Queensland Zoo.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Maleny trip maker app.

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. August in Maleny sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 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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