5 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

5 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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5 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

Start: Buderim
Drive:  1​h
1
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Maleny
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Buderim

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Get in touch with nature at Noosa National Park and Noosa Main Beach. Head to The Original Eumundi Markets and Hastings Streetfor plenty of shopping. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Lows Lookout (in Coolum Beach) and Sunshine Castle (in Bli Bli). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Peregian Beach and take in the exciting artwork at Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre.

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Buderim to Noosa is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Eumundi, Sunshine Castle, Lows Lookout
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets

2
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
On the 30th (Sun), browse the exhibits of Art on Cairncross, kick back and relax at Maroochydore Beach, and then stroll through Mooloolaba Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, see the interesting displays at Mapleton Observatory, and then stop by Opals Down Under.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Maleny online trip itinerary 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 December, daytime highs in Maleny are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maleny

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Maroochydore Beach, Mooloolaba Beach, Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, Mapleton Observatory, Opals Down Under
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach
Mapleton Observatory ©
Mapleton Observatory

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