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 + train:  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.
Get out of town with these interesting Maleny side-trips: Kings Beach (in Caloundra) and Mooloolaba (Sea Life Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba Beach, & more). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Australia Zoo, admire the sheer force of Kondalilla Falls, have some family-friendly fun at Big Kart Track, and trek along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Maleny online trip builder .

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. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Kondalilla Falls, Kings Beach, Australia Zoo, Big Kart Track
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Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Sea Life Sunshine Coast ©
Sea Life Sunshine Coast

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Step out of Noosa to go to Yandina and see The Ginger Factory, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River, take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout, and enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Noosa vacation planning tool .

Drive from Maleny to Noosa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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
The Ginger Factory ©
The Ginger Factory

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