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7 best places to visit at Sunshine coast - Where else on earth!

Nothing can quite compare to being one with nature. Whether you want to swim with the whales or even simply walk along the sandy beach coast, here are the best places to visit in the Sunshine Coast.


Swimming with humpback whales

It's not every day you get the opportunity to swim next to one of the gentlest giants of the sea. When the weather is ideal, this four-hour whale watching journey will allow you to hang out with the whales, drifting along with a rope attached to the boat for safety. A moment not to be missed.


Horse riding at Noosa North Shore

When you think about activities at the beach, horse riding is usually not an option. But here surrounded by the unimaginable beauty of Noosa's North Shore you get to revel in the fresh salty air and ride along to the beat of the waves crashing on the shore. Whether you are new to horse riding or a seasoned rider, this tour will cater the experience to your needs.


Maroochydore Beach

Ever heard of a BBQ Boat? You will when you sail in a motorised pontoon (fondly known as a BBQ Boat) down the Maroochy River and you don't even need a licence to do so. Once on the boat, you'll be treated to a picnic complete with table seating, free water and an Aussi famous sizzling barbecue. The perfect setting to gorge on some amazing food, sit back and take in the view.


Queensland Air Museum at Caloundra

Whether you're into planes and aviation or have no clue about either, this is a hands-on experience you wouldn't want to miss. Visitors here get to tour a mammoth Caribou transporter, see a helicopter up close and personal, check out the inside of an F1-11 on open cockpit day or even familiarise themselves with General MacArthur's DC-3, there's a little something for everyone here. If you're on the lookout for an Alexandra Headlands hotel, you can pick from many options like the Oaks Seaforth Resort for example.


Hastings Street, Noosa

Looking to truly experience the atmosphere of the Sunshine Coast? Then head to Hastings Street where you'll be spoilt for choice with its mélange of dining and shopping options. This famous street is home to Aroma's an all-day diner that is ideal for watching the world go by, the popular restaurant Miss Moneypenny's which serves tropical bliss in the form of fruity cocktail carafes and the must-visit Betty's Burgers, to taste a staple favourite with a twist.


Noosa National Park

Ready to blow up your Instagram with stunning images? This is the place to be. As one of Australia's oldest most visited parks, Noosa National Park gifts you with breath-taking views of the Ocean, magnificent landscapes and soft sandy beaches that will make you forget the hustle and bustle of regular life. Choose from five different trails that range from 30-minutes to those that last the full day.


Eumundi Markets

Spend hours browsing through the vibrant marketplace which is a must-visit on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Here you'll find farm fresh produce and a range of locally made arts and crafts products to choose from plus an array of food stalls serving up yummy delights, gifted musicians setting the mood with their tunes and hospitable people ever ready to make your visit that much more special.