16 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

16 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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16 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly + bus:  8​h
1
Maleny
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Noosa
— 10 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Adelaide

5
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Appreciate the collections at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith and Montville Art Gallery. Head to Art on Cairncross and Tina Cooper Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maleny: Opals Down Under (in Glenview), Maroochydore (Spas & Wellness & Maroochydore Beach) and Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Australia Zoo, get great views at McCarthy's Lookout, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Maleny driving holiday planner.

Adelaide to Maleny is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Adelaide in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Maleny, with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Montville, Mooloolaba, Opals Down Under, Buderim Forest Park, Mount Ngungun
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Buderim Forest Park ©
Buderim Forest Park
Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach
Gardners Falls ©
Gardners Falls

10
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Queensland Air Museum and Caloundra Lighthouses are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Marcoola Beach and Noosa National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Caloundra (Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, Bulcock Beach, & more), Kawana Shoppingworld (in Buddina) and Point Cartwright (in Mooloolaba). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Peregian Beach, view the masterpieces at Artisans Gallery, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tewantin National Park, and stop by The Real McCaul.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Noosa trip planner.

You can drive from Maleny to Noosa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Caloundra, Eumundi, Coolum Beach, Sunshine Castle, Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach

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