Visit Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World For an Unforgettable Experience. Whether you are an avid botanist, a nature-lover or simply cherish the peace and tranquillity of beautiful gardens and rolling landscapes, a visit to Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World is the perfect day out. The uniquely landscaped gardens are tranquil, intimate and romantic.
If you're looking for a place to go with an almost limitless list of things to do and activities to keep you on your toes, then the Sunshine Coast is your destination! It's the perfect place to go for thrill seekers, nature and animal lovers, water based activities, foodies and shoppers - whatever path you take is sure to be enjoyable and interesting.
There are too many tourist attractions to list so we've highlighted the best attractions below. Check out the list for something that meets your entertainment needs and take a look at these popular attractions - Australia Zoo, Sea Life Aquarium, Queensland Air Museum, Aussie World and the Big Kart Track which keep locals and visitors entertained all year round. Book from the comfort of home or from your hotel - its quick and easy with savings to be found!
on the Sunshine Coast
Things To Do > Tourist Attractions
The Main Tourist Attractions
Book These Attractions Now!
Located an hour north of Brisbane on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Australia Zoo has a team of passionate conservationists working around-the-clock to deliver animal experiences like no other.Steve and Terri Irwin’s vision has always been to make Australia Zoo the biggest and best wildlife conservation facility in the world. There is no zoo like Australia Zoo!
Noosa National Park features the spectacular coastal scenery of Noosa Headland, and nearby areas around Lake Weyba, Peregian and Coolum. Surrounded by development, this park is a wildlife sanctuary, protecting beautiful stands of eucalypt forest, woodland, melaleuca wetland, colourful wallum heathland and pockets of dense vine-strewn rainforest.
SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast is home to thousands of marine and freshwater animals - including penguins, sharks, seals, stingrays, tropical fish and more. Located in central Mooloolaba in the heart of Queensland's famous Sunshine Coast regio it is the area's top attraction for the family.
The iconic Ginger Factory offers fun rides, fascinating tours, a unique retail precinct and cafe surrounded by beautiful sub-tropical gardens for all to enjoy. Free entry and open seven days, year round, there is something for everyone. Discover the world of ginger with this hands-on, premier tour! Our seasonal Harvest Tour offers a unique, limited-time opportunity to learn about the growth cycle, history, and medicinal benefits of ginger.
The Queensland Air Museum is run entirely by volunteers to preserve Australia’s aviation heritage. You will be amazed and inspired by our collection of over 80 historic military and civilian aircraft set on two hectares in beautiful Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast. Many of our military aircraft have played essential roles in defending our nation and supporting our allies throughout the 20th century and into the 21st. Our exhibits also include iconic civilian and utility aircraft complementing our military theme, making the collection the largest and most diverse in Australia.
Nutworks is located in Yandina on the Sunshine Coast, directly opposite the Ginger Factory and just 90 minutes north of Brisbane. Visitors can taste and learn about macadamias.Shopping for unique gifts and souvenirs in Nutworks retail store is also a real delight. There's an amazing array of unique and boutique macadamias, chocolate and confectionery, including beautiful packaged gifts and hampers.
The heritage-listed Big Pineapple is open daily and we welcome you to visit our iconic property. Have a photo with the Big Pineapple and then take the Pineapple Train for an informative train ride through the plantation, rainforest and return to the station for a Pineapple Parfait in the Cafe. If you wish to visit Wildlife HQ Qld Zoo you can jump off at the Koala Station and enjoy all they have to offer then all aboard when you are finished for the trip back to the Big Pineapple. You can experience the excitement of one of Australia's best high ropes and zipline courses,
If you’re on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, we hope you make sure to take the opportunity to have the iconic Whale One experience. Whether it’s some of the best Whale Watching in Queensland, or your next big event, we have something for everyone. Our vessel Whale One is the largest and most comfortable vessel on the Sunshine Coast. Our experienced guides will provide you with all the information you need to know about these fascinating creatures and their behaviors.Our experienced guides will take you on a journey to see these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat
Aussie World on the Sunshine Coast is home to rides and attractions that include family-favourites, adrenalin-pumping fun, and all new experiences. If you’re looking for action-packed thrills, you won’t want to miss Dingo Racer, the second new major attraction to open at Aussie World in within a year, following on from the SX360. It has further expanded the park’s experiences to cater to all types of theme park enthusiasts, from toddlers to families and crazy thrill-seekers. So now, there is no excuse not to visit!
The Banana Bender Pub is located in the Aussie World precinct Drop into the Banana Bender for the Sunshine Coast’s best pub experience! Check us out for live music, weekly menu specials, ice cold local beers and cocktails! Discover some of the Sunshine Coast’s best local produce in Mango’s Bar & Grill, Chill out in the beer garden, catch some live music in The Shed, get together with friends on the veranda, or pull up a seat at The Den bar!
Big Kart Track is an incredible destination for those who love go-karting. As the largest go-kart facility in Australia, the park is sure to give you a full day of thrilling memories. They boast of numerous challenges and track features for go-kart drivers of all skill levels. These include the big sweeper, hairpin, back straight, S bend, main straight, chicane, and pit area. It’s an excellent activity for all conditions, whether it’s rain or shine. If you’ve never tried go-karting before, they have professional and licensed instructors who will teach you how to have the time of your life
In the heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Maleny Cheese produces award-winning, handcrafted cheese and yoghurt. We use time honoured traditions and the pure local milk of the rolling green hills around us, so you get a true taste of our special region. We love our community, our farmers, and simply good dairy. These things are at the centre of everything we do. From our Maleny cafe and store, to our boutique range of products, we offer you an authentic paddock to plate experience and honest food of the highest quality.
Sunshine Coast Skydivers are located in Caloundra, just an hour north of Brisbane on the sparkling Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia. We provide an adrenalin blasting skydiving experience that will leave you feeling truly alive. We fly you to the top of the world where you get breathtaking views of Caloundra’s pristine beaches, from Bribie Island to Mooloolaba, out to Moreton Island and inland to the ancient Glasshouse Mountains. There’s absolutely no better way to see the Sunshine Coast!
The Valley Rattler steam engine heritage tours leave from the historic Gympie Railway station. Trains pass through Gympie's southern suburbs, cross the Mary River and continue into the scenic Mary Valley. Stops are made at restored stations such as Dagun, Amamoor, Kandanga and Imbil. The train stops at these stations so country hospitality can be enjoyed. A special Red Rocket rail motor makes a tour through Mary Valley to Amamoor Railway Station.Trains are decked out in themes which are run at different times of the year.
FREE THINGS TO DO
BOOK ATTRACTIONS ONLINE
NATURE & WILDLIFE
THINGS TO DO AND SEE
On the Sunshine Coast in Queensland
Things to do - Sunshine Coast
Mooloolaba Canal Cruise