8 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

8 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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8 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h 45​min
1
Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Maleny
— 4 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Mount Ninderry (in Yandina), Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & SunJet Simulations) and Caloundra Coastal Walk (in Kings Beach). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park, get great views at Laguna Lookout, stroll through Noosa Main Beach, and let little ones run wild at Buderim Lions Park.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Noosa road trip website .

Sydney to Noosa is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Maleny.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Mount Cooroora, Buderim Lions Park, Tina Cooper Gallery, Caloundra Coastal Walk
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

4
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Step out of Maleny with an excursion to Podie Pie in Nambour--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, tour the pleasant surroundings at Obi Boardwalk, get great views at Gerrards Lookout, and see the interesting displays at Mapleton Observatory.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Maleny trip planner.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Maleny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

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

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