26 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

26 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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26 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Drive:  2​h
1
Noosa
— 13 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Maleny
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

13
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hastings Street and Queensland Air Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Noosa Main Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Coolum Beach (Lows Lookout, Emu Mountain, & more), Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola) and Mooloolaba (Dolphin & Whale Watching, SunJet Simulations, & more). Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Buderim Forest Park, examine the collection at Pioneer Cottage Buderim, take in the exciting artwork at Artisans Gallery, and browse the exhibits of Caloundra Regional Art Gallery.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Noosa holiday builder site .

Brisbane to Noosa is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Eumundi, Coolum Beach, Yandina
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching

12
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Visiting Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Glass House Mountains National Park will get you outdoors. Mapleton Observatory and Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Maleny side-trips: Parrots in Paradise (in Glass House Mountains), Nambour (Butterfly Hill & Dulong Lookout ( Kanyana Park )) and Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Reserve (in Bli Bli). Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Kondalilla National Park. Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Conondale National Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Australia Zoo, explore the striking landscape of Dularcha National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chenrezig Institute, and take in the dramatic scenery at Kondalilla Falls.

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You can drive from Noosa to Maleny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Maleny are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Montville, Kenilworth, Glass House Mountains, Nambour, Mapleton
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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Glass House Mountains National Park ©

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