15 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

15 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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15 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Drive:  2​h
1
Noosa
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Maleny
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

9
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Get some historical perspective at Caloundra Lighthouses and Everglades. Head to Noosa Farmers Market and Hastings Streetfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noosa: Kings Beach (in Caloundra), Spas (in Maroochydore) and Mooloolaba (Sea Life Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba Beach, & more). Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Buderim Forest Park, cool off at Aqua Fun Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, and browse the different shops at Kawana Shoppingworld.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Noosa trip site .

Brisbane to Noosa is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Bli Bli, Coolum Beach, Eumundi
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach

5
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Do your shopping at Opals Down Under and Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith. Step off the beaten path and head to Glass House Mountains National Park and Chenrezig Institute. Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Mapleton Falls National Park. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Gardners Falls, get to know the resident critters at Australia Zoo, trek along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Ngungun.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Maleny sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Noosa to Maleny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glass House Mountains, Montville, Opals Down Under, Mapleton Falls National Park, Chenrezig Institute
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Gardners Falls ©
Gardners Falls
Glass House Mountains National Park ©
Mapleton Falls National Park ©
Mapleton Falls National Park

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