Miles of golden sands and glorious sunny weather year-round, give the Sunshine Coast its name, and it’s little surprise that it’s one of Australia’s most popular vacation spots. Here are your options for exploring the Sunshine Coast from Brisbane.
Explore the famous Eumundi Markets—renowned for their huge variety of arts, fashion, and artisan foods—on a full-day tour from Brisbane and soak up the atmosphere of local life on the Sunshine Coast. Perhaps combine your shopping trip with a visit to the surf town of Noosa Heads, a Noosa River cruise, or free time to swim or sunbathe at Sunshine Beach.
Sunshine Coast Hinterland Tours
The green mountains and lush rainforest of the Sunshine Coast hinterlands are the perfect excuse to leave the beaches behind. Take a full-day tour from Brisbane and visit the hilltop town of Montville, marvel at views of the Glass House Mountains, hike through the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, or stop by the Ginger Factory at Yandina.
Things to Know
The Sunshine Coast is located about 60 miles (100 kilometers) north of Brisbane in south Queensland.
Full-day tours from Brisbane typically last nine hours and include round-trip transport.
The Australian sun can be strong even during winter, so be sure to bring sunscreen and a hat.