5 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

5 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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5 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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

2
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Explore hidden gems such as Chenrezig Institute and HMAS Brisbane. Mapleton Observatory and Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Spas & Wellness (in Maroochydore) and Buderim (Pioneer Cottage Buderim & Buderim Forest Park). The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Maleny Dairies, admire the sheer force of Gardners Falls, explore the galleries of Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Ngungun.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Maleny day trip planning app .

Brisbane to Maleny is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In February in Maleny, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Buderim, Chenrezig Institute, Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, Mount Ngungun, Mapleton Observatory
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Gardners Falls ©
Gardners Falls
Chenrezig Institute ©
Chenrezig Institute
Mapleton Observatory ©
Mapleton Observatory

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): examine the collection at Queensland Air Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Caloundra Lighthouses, and then identify plant and animal life at Point Cartwright. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): stroll through Peregian Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mount Coolum, then look for gifts at Belmondos Organic Market, and finally take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Noosa trip maker tool .

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 20th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Point Cartwright, Mount Coolum
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Mount Coolum ©
Mount Coolum
Queensland Air Museum ©
Queensland Air Museum
Caloundra Lighthouses ©
Caloundra Lighthouses

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