Things To See & Do Around The Sunshine Coast


About an hour and a half drive North of Brisbane, you’ll find the Sunshine Coast. What a beautiful area. There are beaches galore, nature all around and plenty in between! Unfortunately, I never got to spend as much time there as I would have liked but here are a few things that you can do…

Sunshine Plaza

If you fancy treating yourself to some new clothes or a lovely meal, head to the Sunshine Plaza. A huge shopping centre in the heart of the Sunshine Coast. You really could shop til you drop… from heat exhaustion!

Relax At One Of Many Beaches

The obvious choice. There is no shortage of glorious beaches around the Sunshine Coast. You have Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Buddina and the list goes on! Grab your towel, swim-wear and sun cream and hit the sand for a day on the beach!

Catch Some Waves

I saw some absolute cracking waves on my trip through the Sunshine Coast. I wouldn’t recommend it for people that are learning, a bit like myself. However, if you know what you’re doing… there are a few great spots along the coast!

Sea Life Sunshine Coast

In the suburb of Mooloolaba, you’ll find Sea Life Sunshine Coast. Adult tickets cost $40 or you can find a deal on the website at the moment for $32! There are other prices available for different encounters too. If you want to learn and see a bit of marine life… this is the place for you!

Gardeners Falls At Maleny

About a 40 minute drive West of Sunshine Coast, you’ll find a little town called Maleny. There’s a few things to do there like the Botanic Gardens and Obi Obi Boardwalk but the best part is just outside of the town, Gardeners Falls. After following the road to the car park, it’s a short 15/ 20 minute walk where you can relax and have a wee swim at this beautiful location.

Kondalilla National Park

The Kondalilla National Park has so much to offer. For instance, there is ‘The Great Walk’ which is about 10.1km long! You start at Lake Baroon and finish at the beautiful Kondalilla Falls. It’s your chance to get close to nature and get a good bit of exercise too! When you reach the falls, there are rock pools at the top that you can take a dip in too cool off so remember your swim-wear!

Australia Zoo

About 30 minutes South of Sunshine Coast, you’ll come to Australia Zoo. The home of the Crocodile Hunter and arguably one of Australia’s most famous locations! Tickets cost $59 but I go into that in my post about the Zoo. Check out my post on Australia Zoo HERE!

So that’s only a few things you can do in and around the Sunshine Coast. It’s a massive place and I’m sure I missed a few hidden gems! Let me know of any in the comment section so that I’ll know for next time!

Thanks for reading,


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Hey, I'm Alzo! I went from working as a waiter to traveler and photographer. I run Alzos Adventures with the hopes that it inspires you to get out and have your own adventures and explore our beautiful world.

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