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Sunshine Coast attractions

The visitor to the Sunshine Coast will enjoy a perfect climate, excellent restaurants, beaches, rivers, hinterland and award winning Sunshine Coast attractions. Golf, sailing, fishing, surfing, walking, pampering and lots more are all available on the Sunshine Coast.

Sunshine Coast travel and tours

One of the most recognisable landmarks of this region is the Glasshouse Mountains. These were named by Captain Cook himself as he sailed along the coast hundreds of years ago and the local Gubbi Gubbi aboriginal people have a fascinating local Aboriginal legend about the mountains.

The Blackall Range that sits behind the coast is famous for its award winning dairy, cheeses and wines, so it makes sense to stop off for lunch here and sample some of the locally produced delights at Mapleton, Maleny or Montville.

It is arguable that the weather on the Sunshine Coast provides one of the most ideal climates in the world, a semi-tropical region not dissimilar to the Gold Coast south of Brisbane. The region has an average of seven hours of sunshine a day, and during Summer from December-February the average temperature ranges from 17 - 28C. The ocean temperature can also reach a very pleasant 26°C in Summer, dropping to 19C in Winter.

Sunshine Coast tours

The Sunshine Coast is a beautiful coastal area to the north of Brisbane, Queensland. Beaches, hinterland, bush, forest and villages merge to form the Sunshine Coast. An area of scenic beauty and very popular holiday destination.

The Sunshine Coast stretches from near Brisbane in the south to Cooloola in the north and encompasses numerous coastal towns and over 100 kilometres of beaches. It is hardly surprising then that this is one of Australia 's most important tourist areas and it really sums up the sun, sea and surf lifestyle.

The Sunshine Coast is easily reached by driving north from Brisbane and takes about 60 minutes to reach Caloundra and 90 minutes to reach Noosa. Flights operated by Jetstar and Virgin Blue are direct from Melbourne and Sydney to Sunshine Coast Airport, which is just north of Maroochydore. International arrivals and the rest of Australia is easily accessible via Brisbane Airport. Transfers from both airports to all Sunshine Coast accommodation is easily arranged.

The Sunshine Coast is a fast expanding area and numerous high quality restaurants, resorts and places to stay can be found.

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