8 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

8 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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8 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Drive:  2​h
1
Noosa
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Maleny
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

4
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Marcoola Beach and Belmondos Organic Market. For shopping fun, head to Noosa Farmers Market or Hastings Street. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Kawana Shoppingworld (in Buddina), Mount Ninderry (in Yandina) and Coolum Beach (Mount Coolum & Lows Lookout). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, kick back and relax at Peregian Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Point Cartwright, and get great views at Laguna Lookout.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Noosa trip itinerary planner .

Brisbane to Noosa is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Coolum Beach, Kawana Shoppingworld, Point Cartwright, Mount Ninderry, Marcoola Beach
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach
Tewantin National Park ©
Tewantin National Park

3
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Step out of the city life by going to Mooloolaba Beach and Australia Zoo. Shop till you drop at Podie Pie and Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith. Venture out of the city with trips to Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim) and Spas & Wellness (in Maroochydore). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Gardners Falls, view the masterpieces at Montville Art Gallery, and relax in the rural setting at Maleny Dairies.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Maleny tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Maleny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Montville, Mooloolaba Beach, Podie Pie, Buderim Forest Park, Australia Zoo
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Gardners Falls ©
Gardners Falls
Buderim Forest Park ©
Buderim Forest Park
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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