8 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

8 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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8 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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

4
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Visit Mooloolaba Beach and Kings Beach for some beach relaxation. Museum-lovers will get to explore Queensland Air Museum and Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maleny: Sunshine Castle (in Bli Bli), Dulong Lookout ( Kanyana Park ) (in Nambour) and Caloundra (Bulcock Beach, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chenrezig Institute, take in the exciting artwork at Artisans Gallery, get great views at McCarthy's Lookout, and enjoy the sea views from Caloundra Lighthouses.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Maleny trip itinerary planner.

Sydney to Maleny is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Chenrezig Institute, Sunshine Castle, Montville Art Gallery, Dulong Lookout ( Kanyana Park )
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Queensland Air Museum ©
Queensland Air Museum
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Relax by the water at Noosa Main Beach and Marcoola Beach. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Hastings Street, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and enjoy the sand and surf at Peregian Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Noosa road trip app .

Drive from Maleny to Noosa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marcoola Beach
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach
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