8 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

8 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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8 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
1
Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Maleny
— 4 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
When in Noosa, make a side trip to see The Ginger Factory in Yandina, approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, head outdoors with Phippsy's Smooth Water Charters, enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, and wander the streets of Hastings Street.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Noosa road trip website .

Melbourne to Noosa is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

The Ginger Factory
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Hastings Street ©
Hastings Street

4
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Explore Maleny's surroundings by going to Caloundra (Kings Beach & MaisyMoo) and Mooloolaba (Sea Life Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba Beach, & more). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Australia Zoo, get great views at McCarthy's Lookout, stop by Maleny Cheese, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Maleny day trip planner.

Getting from Noosa to Maleny by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Maleny sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Australia Zoo, Kondalilla Falls
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Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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