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Discover the top Sunshine Coast attractions and make the most of your Queensland holiday.

Noosa Everglades

Jump on a kayak or a boat and sail down the amazing Noosa Everglades. This tropical wetland is one of only two everglade systems in the world. The Noosa Everglades are home to over 40% of all of Australia’s bird species, including pelicans, ducks, cormorants, eagles, jabirus, and more. The still water perfectly reflects the tall lush trees that border either side of the Noosa River. The wonder that is the Noosa Everglades is what makes the experience one of the best Sunshine Coast attractions.

Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World

A unique experience full of natural wonders is what you’ll find at the Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World. Over almost 18 acres of land and overlooking the iconic Glass House Mountains and surrounded by a majestic rainforest, the gardens are a whole world apart from the rest of the Sunshine Coast. It’s easy to forget how close you are to the beach when you’re amongst abundant plant life. Wander along the paths or hire a buggy to get around faster. The Bird World is home to over 700 native and exotic birds. Be part of a walk-through, interactive tour and get up close and personal with the magnificent, avian creatures.

Aussie World

Get the adrenaline pumping with exciting rides at Aussie World. A day at Aussie World is full of action and adventure for all ages. Grab yourself a ticket and enjoy unlimited rides for a whole day. There are mild rides for younger visitors as well as wild rides for thrill-seekers.

The Big Pineapple

Australia is known for its Big Things. There’s the Big Banana, Big Prawn, Big Merino, and more. One of those Big Things is the Big Pineapple. Visiting this iconic attraction is more than just a selfie opportunity, there’re are also plenty of activities at the site. Begin the TreeTop Challenge—full of high ropes and ziplines to challenge you while placing you amongst the natural beauty of the Sunshine Coast. There’s also the Big Pineapple Train, a heritage-listed train that takes you on a journey to explore the rainforest, orchids, bamboo forest, and nearby animals.

Kings Beach

There are so many amazing beaches along the Sunshine Coast and one of them is Kings Beach. Take in a whole other world that’s contained in the rock pools and splash about in the child-friendly water fountain. Swim in the oceanfront, saltwater swimming pool or in the protected swimming areas of the beach itself.



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A trip to the beach is one of the essential Sunshine Coast attractions.

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