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

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Marcoola Beach and Noosa Main Beach. Appreciate the collections at Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre and Tina Cooper Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim), Mooloolaba (Point Cartwright & Mooloolaba Beach) and Caloundra Regional Art Gallery (in Caloundra). Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets, wander the streets of Hastings Street, and stop by Watermelon Red.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Noosa trip itinerary planning app .

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 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Eumundi, Mooloolaba, Buderim Forest Park, Marcoola Beach, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach
Buderim Forest Park ©
Buderim Forest Park

2
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
On the 4th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Gardners Falls, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chenrezig Institute, and then examine the collection at Mapleton Observatory. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Glass House Mountains National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Maleny tour planning tool .

You can drive from Noosa to Maleny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Maleny, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Maleny

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mapleton Observatory, Glass House Mountains National Park, Chenrezig Institute
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Gardners Falls ©
Gardners Falls
Glass House Mountains National Park ©
Chenrezig Institute ©
Chenrezig Institute

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