9 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

9 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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9 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

Start: Sioux Falls
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Maleny
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Noosa
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Sioux Falls


3
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Change things up with these side-trips from Maleny: Mooloolaba (Scuba & Snorkeling, Mooloolaba Beach, & more), Podie Pie (in Nambour) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Australia Zoo, trek along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, take some stellar pictures from Gerrards Lookout, and take in nature's colorful creations at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Maleny trip website .

Sioux Falls, USA to Maleny is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Sioux Falls to Maleny. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Sioux Falls in January: high temperatures in Maleny hover around 83°F and lows are around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Podie Pie, Kondalilla Falls, Australia Zoo, Kings Beach
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Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Yandina (Mount Ninderry & The Ginger Factory). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park, get great views at Laguna Lookout, explore the activities along Noosa River, and take a stroll through Hastings Street.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Noosa sightseeing planner.

Getting from Maleny to Noosa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Yandina
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa River ©
Noosa River

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