7 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

7 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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7 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

Start: Hobart
+2
Fly + foot + train:  8​h
1
Maleny
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Noosa
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Hobart

2
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Australia Zoo, and then take in the exciting artwork at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Maleny road trip planning site .

Hobart to Maleny is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Hobart in October, expect Maleny to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Trails

Side Trips

Montville, Australia Zoo, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden
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Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

4
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Buderim (Wirreanda Park & Buderim Lions Park), Mooloolaba (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Mooloolaba Beach, & more) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, take in the exciting artwork at Tina Cooper Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Noosa day trip app .

Traveling by car from Maleny to Noosa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Buderim, Tina Cooper Gallery, Kings Beach
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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