10 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

10 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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10 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
1
Noosa
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Maleny
— 4 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Get outdoors at Noosa Main Beach and Noosa National Park. Kids will enjoy Mount Coolum and Kings Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Bulcock Beach (in Caloundra), Sunshine Castle (in Bli Bli) and Point Cartwright (in Mooloolaba). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Peregian Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Noosa Botanic Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Cooroy, and look for gifts at The Real McCaul.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Noosa online travel route planner .

Melbourne to Noosa is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Cooroy, Point Cartwright, Sunshine Castle
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

4
nights
Maleny

A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Australia Zoo. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mooloolaba Beach and Buderim Forest Park. Get out of town with these interesting Maleny side-trips: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mooloolaba) and Nambour (Podie Pie & Dulong Lookout ( Kanyana Park )). The adventure continues: trek along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, make a splash at Thrill Hill Waterslide, admire the sheer force of Gardners Falls, and look for all kinds of wild species at Obi Boardwalk.

To see maps and tourist information, you can read our Maleny travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Noosa to Maleny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Maleny

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Nambour, Australia Zoo, Thrill Hill Waterslide, Buderim Forest Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo

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