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Reasons to Visit the Sunshine Coast - Sunshine for days!

The sunshine coast brings in many visitors from all over the world who crave its relaxation and bliss. Let's look at various reasons to visit the sunshine coast.


Currimundi Lake

What better way to spend time enjoying the gloriously perfect weather than to hit up the amazing beaches. While Caloundra's Kings Beach is extremely popular with the tourists, most locals generally head up a few minutes further north to Currimundi Lake. You'll walk over scrubby dunes to come across a pristine beach that features amazing rolling waves, delighting both swimmers and surfers. If a peaceful and serene atmosphere is what you seek, the river mouth makes for a perfect location.


Cotton Tree

Like Currumindi, you are presented with two options to either swim in the calm river mouth or out among the breakers, neither of which disappoint. If you're seeking the thrill of adventure with adrenaline coursing through you, you'll find amazing activities like paddle boarding, kitesurfing and even kayaking. The open beach is also often used by skydivers, who choose the open location as a landing spot. While you're in the area, also check out a varied selection of local market stalls and cafes that are located past the iconic caravan park. If you're on the lookout for Caloundra accommodation, you'll find many options to choose from, like the Oaks Oasis Resort for example.


Blackall Range Tourist Drive

While sunshine is often considered the perfect beach weather, there's a whole set of other reasons to check the area out. Another interesting experience awaits you in the Sunshine Coast up in its lush green hills over on the other side of the main highway. The Blackall Range Tourist Drive is a 55 km drive that will introduce you to the amazing hinterland where you'll come across many popular townships such as Maleny, Montville, and Mapleton. These make for some wonderful experiences as they offer an interesting mix of antique charm as well as down to earth modernity.


Mount Ngungun

Nearly every point within the hinterland offers a clear and unique view of the mighty Glass House Mountains. Mount Ngungun is an extremely popular destination amongst both tourists and locals alike who choose to make the summit to the area when the weather is cool. Mount Ngungun offers some spectacular views that utterly breathtaking, you'll see the surrounding mountains around it in all their glory as well as a clear view of the coast.


Arts Scene

The hinterland at the Sunshine Coast has always drawn in eccentric people from all over who share a passion for art and culture, and thus the area features a thriving arts scene hidden amongst the hills. You'll be able to follow the existing Art Gallery Trail to sample most of the works from some of the most excellent sculptors, jewellers, ceramicists, glass blowers and painters from the region.



Like almost every other place in Australia, the Sunshine Coast is home to a thorough and robust brewing scene that came to be in the recent past. Sunshine Coast Brewery is one such example who have been crafting a myriad of fine lagers and ales for many years now. Newcomers like Toes Brewery, Your Mates and Brouhaha and Moffat Beach Brewing are some of the other places to check out when you're in the area.

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