13 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

13 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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13 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h 45​min
1
Noosa
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Maleny
— 6 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sydney

6
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Peregian Beach and Marcoola Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Bulcock Beach and Noosa River. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noosa: Kings Beach (in Caloundra), Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach) and Lows Lookout (in Coolum Beach). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Carlo Sand Blow, enjoy the sea views from Double Island Point Lighthouse, browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets, and catch some excitement at Noosa Horses.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Noosa journey planner .

Sydney to Noosa is an approximately 6-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 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eumundi, Caloundra, Rainbow Beach, Lake Escapades, Noosa Horses
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach

6
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Relax by the water at Maroochydore Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Roy Emmerson Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Maleny: Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage (in Buderim), Podie Pie (in Nambour) and Old Church Gallery Moore (in Moore). Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Kondalilla National Park. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kondalilla Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, learn about all things military at TAVAS Aviation Museum, and see the interesting displays at Mapleton Observatory.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Maleny online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Noosa to Maleny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Maleny, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Montville, Mooloolaba, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, TAVAS Aviation Museum, Maroochydore Beach
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Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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