7 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

7 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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7 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Buderim
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Maleny
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Buderim

1
night
Buderim

Buderim ©
Buderim is an urban centre on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. On the 27th (Thu), stop by Podie Pie and then stroll through Maroochydore Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Buderim road trip planning app .

Sydney to Buderim is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In December in Buderim, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Maleny.

Things to do in Buderim

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Maroochydore Beach, Podie Pie
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Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Kondalilla Falls, take in the exciting artwork at Art on Cairncross, then trek along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, and finally take some stellar pictures from McCarthy's Lookout. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, examine the collection at Mapleton Observatory, then stop by Fudgyboombahs, then view the masterpieces at Montville Art Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Maleny trip planner .

You can drive from Buderim to Maleny in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Maleny can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Montville, Mapleton Observatory
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Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Kondalilla Falls ©
Kondalilla Falls

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Step off the beaten path and head to Woodworks Museum & Interpretive Centre and Tewantin National Park. Get outdoors at Noosa National Park and Noosa Main Beach. Step out of Noosa to go to Gympie and see Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, wander the streets of Hastings Street, and take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Noosa travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Maleny to Noosa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Gympie, The Original Eumundi Markets
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Tewantin National Park ©
Tewantin National Park

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