Sunshine Coast

Area

Just north of Brisbane, Queensland’s Sunshine Coast offers a relaxed, yet sophisticated lifestyle. Encompassing the coastline from Caloundra to Rainbow Beach and the lush countryside of the hinterland, the beauty of this region will captivate you.

The beaches of the Sunshine Coast are varied with gentle waves to serious surf, while idyllic coastal towns are perfect for both romantic getaways and family holidays. If you prefer a cosy holiday nestled amongst the hills and beautiful Glass House Mountains, then wander through the hinterland where you can browse among local delicacies at markets and fresh food stalls.

Be prepared to tempt your tastebuds in Noosa, untie your purse-strings at Eumundi Markets and bring out your inner child at Australia Zoo. You’ll soon realise that one visit to the Sunshine Coast is simply not enough, it is the perfect place to ‘Find Your Space’.

Quick Facts

The Sunshine Coast area is a local government area (LGA) in Queensland. This area is home to 112 locations and/or suburbs which you can explore in more detail by selecting from the list  below. The Sunshine Coast area is located approximately 96kms from the capital Brisbane.

If you are planning a visit to this area we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one ofthe buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know the area and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.

Sunshine Coast

Area Regional Council
Beerburrum

Beerburrum

Urban

Population: 763 | Sunshine Coast

When travelling to the Sunshine Coast, take a short detour off the Bruce Highway to Beerburrum....

Beerwah

Beerwah

Urban

Population: 6769 | Sunshine Coast

Beerwah is a thriving small country town and home to Australia Zoo. Located just an hour...

Sunspace Cafe

Doonan

Urban

Population: 3459 | Sunshine Coast

Nestled in the scenic Noosa Valley, Doonan is known for its charming bed-and-breakfasts, luxury villas and...

Original Eumundi Markets

Eumundi

Urban

Population: 2221 | Sunshine Coast

Every Saturday and Wednesday, come rain, hail or shine, the population of Eumundi explodes from 500...

Flaxton

Flaxton

Urban

Population: 931 | Sunshine Coast

Flaxton, in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, is a tiny village where you will find lovely arts...

Glass House Mountains

Glass House Mountains

Urban

Population: 5065 | Sunshine Coast

The Glass House Mountains Visitor Information Centre in Settlers Rotary Park is a delightful gateway to...

Glenview

Urban

Population: 1187 | Sunshine Coast

Kenilworth sunset

Kenilworth

Urban

Population: 558 | Sunshine Coast

Kenilworth is a small town, with a population of less than 300, in the beautiful upper...

Kiels Mountain

Urban

Population: 664 | Sunshine Coast

Kureelpa

Urban

Population: 907 | Sunshine Coast

Big Kart track

Landsborough

Urban

Population: 3812 | Sunshine Coast

Landsborough, gateway to the Blackall Range and to the Mary Valley, is one of the historic...

Great Walk Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Maleny

Urban

Population: 3734 | Sunshine Coast

The delightful Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Maleny lies in picture-postcard dairy country, interspersed with rainforests....

Mapleton Falls

Mapleton

Urban

Population: 1564 | Sunshine Coast

Surround yourself with green rolling hills and breathtaking coastal views by taking a short drive up...

Mooloolah River

Mooloolah Valley

Urban

Population: 3321 | Sunshine Coast

Mooloolah is located off the Steve Irwin Way (formerly Glass House Mountains Tourist Drive) via Mooloolah...

Big Pineapple

Nambour

Urban

Population: 11187 | Sunshine Coast

Nambour is a gateway to the stunning Sunshine Coast Hinterland and renowned for its retro charm,...

Gourmet Gardens Palmwoods

Palmwoods

Urban

Population: 5676 | Sunshine Coast

Set in the heart of an arts and craft hub which typifies Queensland’s Sunshine Coast hinterland,...

Peachester

Urban

Population: 1357 | Sunshine Coast

Weyba Downs

Urban

Population: 296 | Sunshine Coast

Yandina in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Yandina

Urban

Population: 2371 | Sunshine Coast

This is the famous 'Ginger Town' of the Sunshine Coast hinterland, which boasts some of the...

Cotton Tree

Cotton Tree

Place Of Interest

Sunshine Coast

Located right next door to trendy, bustling Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast, Cotton Tree is fringed...

Mooloolaba Beach

Mooloolaba Beach

Place Of Interest

Sunshine Coast

A Mooloolaba holiday is a waking dream to be shared by your whole family. You can...

Noosa Valley

Noosa Valley

Place Of Interest

Sunshine Coast

Just 10 minutes’ drive from the hustle and bustle of Hastings Street, you’ll find yourself in...

North Tamborine

North Tamborine

Place Of Interest

Sunshine Coast

Not to be confused with Tamborine Mountain upon which it is perched, North Tamborine is a...

Alexandra Headland

Alexandra Headland

Suburb

Population: 3958 | Sunshine Coast

Alexandra Headland, known by the locals as 'Alex', is a coastal town situated on Queensland's Sunshine...

Aroona

Suburb

Population: 3287 | Sunshine Coast

Battery Hill

Suburb

Population: 2536 | Sunshine Coast

Birtinya

Suburb

Population: 1933 | Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Castle Bli Bli

Bli Bli

Suburb

Population: 7801 | Sunshine Coast

The name Bli Bli means 'many swamp oak trees'. While in Bli Bli be sure to...

Bokarina

Suburb

Population: 1351 | Sunshine Coast

Buddina

Buddina

Suburb

Population: 3885 | Sunshine Coast

Buddina is a thriving suburb of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. A notable feature of Buddina is...

Serenity Falls Buderim

Buderim

Suburb

Population: 29355 | Sunshine Coast

Perched high on the red, fertile soil of Buderim Mountain above the Sunshine Coast, Buderim might...

Burnside

Suburb

Population: 2409 | Sunshine Coast

Caloundra

Caloundra

Suburb

Population: 3917 | Sunshine Coast

Caloundra is an aquatic paradise where you and your family can enjoy a wide range of...

Caloundra West

Suburb

Population: 6297 | Sunshine Coast

Coes Creek

Suburb

Population: 1392 | Sunshine Coast

Coolum Beach

Coolum Beach

Suburb

Population: 8497 | Sunshine Coast

It’s not Everest – but Mount Coolum has its own claim to fame as the second...

Lake Currimundi

Currimundi

Suburb

Population: 6786 | Sunshine Coast

Currimundi is located on the northern boundary of the Caloundra area of the Sunshine Coast. It...

Dicky Beach

Suburb

Population: 1895 | Sunshine Coast

Diddillibah

Suburb

Population: 1403 | Sunshine Coast

Kunara Organic Market

Forest Glen

Suburb

Population: 1390 | Sunshine Coast

Whilst at Forest Glen be sure to take a drive through Tanawha Tourist Drive, where you...

Golden Beach

Golden Beach

Suburb

Population: 5575 | Sunshine Coast

Hugging the shores of the Pumicestone Passage, Golden beach is perfect for boating, fishing and swimming...

Highworth

Suburb

Population: 301 | Sunshine Coast

Kings Beach Sunshine Coast

Kings Beach

Suburb

Population: 2788 | Sunshine Coast

Kings Beach has a festive atmosphere year-round, so whenever you visit, you’ll be assured of plenty...

Kuluin

Suburb

Population: 2363 | Sunshine Coast

Kunda Park

Suburb

Population: 27 | Sunshine Coast

Little Mountain

Suburb

Population: 10212 | Sunshine Coast

Marcoola Beach

Marcoola

Suburb

Population: 3173 | Sunshine Coast

Marcoola Beach is located just north of Maroochy River and boasts quiet uncrowded beaches, which are...

Maroochydore

Maroochydore

Suburb

Population: 16800 | Sunshine Coast

With its funky cafes, multicultural cuisine and thriving live music scene - Maroochydore is the cultural...

Minyama

Minyama

Suburb

Population: 2542 | Sunshine Coast

Minyama is a seaside suburb located at the northern end of Caloundra on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast....

Moffat Beach

Suburb

Population: 2553 | Sunshine Coast

Mons

Suburb

Population: 946 | Sunshine Coast

Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba

Suburb

Population: 7730 | Sunshine Coast

Dine on the freshest seafood straight off the trawler or hop on a fishing charter to...

Mountain Creek

Suburb

Population: 11254 | Sunshine Coast

Mount Coolum

Suburb

Population: 4265 | Sunshine Coast

Mudjimba or Old Woman Island

Mudjimba

Suburb

Population: 2540 | Sunshine Coast

If a laid-back beachside holiday is your idea of heaven, then beat a path to the...

Pacific Paradise

Suburb

Population: 2190 | Sunshine Coast

Parklands

Suburb

Population: 225 | Sunshine Coast

Parrearra

Suburb

Population: 4468 | Sunshine Coast

Pelican Waters

Suburb

Population: 6277 | Sunshine Coast

Peregian Springs

Suburb

Population: 7065 | Sunshine Coast

Point Arkwright

Suburb

Population: 273 | Sunshine Coast

Shelly Beach Caloundra, Sunshine Coast

Shelly Beach (Sunshine Coast)

Suburb

Population: 854 | Sunshine Coast

Shelly Beach in Caloundra is one of the Sunshine Coast’s hidden gems. This lovely stretch of...

University of the Sunshine Coast Sippy Downs

Sippy Downs

Suburb

Population: 10298 | Sunshine Coast

Bordered on one side by the beautiful Mooloolah River National Park, and on the other by...

Tanawha - Bellingham Maze

Tanawha

Suburb

Population: 1327 | Sunshine Coast

Take a step back to yesteryear and imagine yourself in the court of King Louis the...

Twin Waters

Suburb

Population: 2687 | Sunshine Coast

Warana

Suburb

Population: 3688 | Sunshine Coast

The Big Pineapple

Woombye

Suburb

Population: 3246 | Sunshine Coast

Woombye used to be called Cobb’s Camp due to the fact that it was a staging...

Wurtulla

Suburb

Population: 5905 | Sunshine Coast

Yaroomba

Suburb

Population: 1623 | Sunshine Coast

Bald Knob

Rural

Population: 253 | Sunshine Coast

Balmoral Ridge

Rural

Population: 278 | Sunshine Coast

Belli Park

Rural

Population: 679 | Sunshine Coast

Bells Creek

Rural

Population: 94 | Sunshine Coast

Booroobin

Rural

Population: 260 | Sunshine Coast

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Bribie Island

Rural

Sunshine Coast

Naturally beautiful, Bribie Island and its surrounding waters is a true showpiece of the Moreton Bay...

Bridges

Rural

Population: 276 | Sunshine Coast

Cambroon

Rural

Population: 219 | Sunshine Coast

Chevallum

Rural

Population: 441 | Sunshine Coast

Conondale

Conondale

Rural

Population: 858 | Sunshine Coast

Conondale, like many rural towns in South East Queensland, is pretty. The town might be a...

Coochin Creek

Rural

Population: 84 | Sunshine Coast

Coolabine

Rural

Population: 71 | Sunshine Coast

Cooloolabin

Rural

Population: 257 | Sunshine Coast

Crohamhurst

Rural

Population: 217 | Sunshine Coast

Curramore

Rural

Population: 190 | Sunshine Coast

Diamond Valley

Rural

Population: 489 | Sunshine Coast

Dulong

Rural

Population: 564 | Sunshine Coast

Eerwah Vale

Rural

Population: 621 | Sunshine Coast

Elaman Creek

Rural

Population: 68 | Sunshine Coast

Eudlo

Rural

Population: 1117 | Sunshine Coast

Gheerulla

Rural

Population: 214 | Sunshine Coast

Hunchy

Rural

Population: 549 | Sunshine Coast

Ilkley

Rural

Population: 827 | Sunshine Coast

Image Flat

Rural

Population: 443 | Sunshine Coast

Kiamba

Rural

Population: 191 | Sunshine Coast

Kidaman Creek

Rural

Population: 130 | Sunshine Coast

Kulangoor

Rural

Population: 480 | Sunshine Coast

Landers Shoot

Rural

Population: 252 | Sunshine Coast

Maroochy River

Rural

Population: 1531 | Sunshine Coast

Meridan Plains

Rural

Population: 3675 | Sunshine Coast

Montville

Montville

Rural

Population: 970 | Sunshine Coast

It would be hard to find a town on the Sunshine Coast that is more charming...

Mount Mellum

Rural

Population: 442 | Sunshine Coast

Ninderry

Rural

Population: 1087 | Sunshine Coast

North Arm

Rural

Population: 657 | Sunshine Coast

North Maleny

Rural

Population: 621 | Sunshine Coast

Obi Obi

Rural

Population: 211 | Sunshine Coast

Strawberry Fields

Palmview

Rural

Population: 893 | Sunshine Coast

Centrally located on the Sunshine Coast, Palmview is right on the Bruce Highway and just 10...

Perwillowen

Rural

Population: 221 | Sunshine Coast

Reesville

Rural

Population: 567 | Sunshine Coast

Rosemount

Rural

Population: 1585 | Sunshine Coast

Towen Mountain

Rural

Population: 289 | Sunshine Coast

Valdora

Rural

Population: 532 | Sunshine Coast

Verrierdale

Rural

Population: 775 | Sunshine Coast

West Woombye

Rural

Population: 1007 | Sunshine Coast

Witta

Witta

Rural

Population: 1201 | Sunshine Coast

Fresh air, peace and tranquillity. That's what is on offer in the small hamlet of Witta....

Wootha

Rural

Population: 201 | Sunshine Coast

Yandina Creek

Rural

Population: 760 | Sunshine Coast