9 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

9 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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9 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Mooloolaba
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Coolum Beach
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sydney

5
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palmersaurus. Relax by the water at Mooloolaba Beach and Peregian Beach. Let the collections at Queensland Air Museum and Caloundra Regional Art Gallery capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mooloolaba: Noosa (Noosa Main Beach, Noosa National Park, & more) and Artisans Gallery (in Eumundi). There's still lots to do: make a splash at Sea Life Sunshine Coast, enjoy the sand and surf at Maroochydore Beach, meet the residents at Australia Zoo, and look for gifts at MaisyMoo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mooloolaba online tour itinerary planner .

Sydney to Mooloolaba is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Noosa, Caloundra, Buderim, Maroochydore Beach, Australia Zoo
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo

3
nights
Coolum Beach

Coolum Beach ©
Coolum Beach is a beachside town on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia and is also the beach around which the town is based.HistoryThe name is derived from the local Undumbi word gulum or guloom, meaning "blunt" or "headless", referring to the shape of Mount Coolum, which has no peak.According to Aboriginal legend, Ninderry knocked off Coolum's head and it fell into the ocean and is now Mudjimba Island.The Coolum district was the traditional land of the Inabara or Yinneburra clan of the Undanbi Tribe. On the 14th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Marcoola Beach, find something for the whole family at The Ginger Factory, and then see the interesting displays at Mapleton Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, then examine the collection at Yandina Historic House, then take some stellar pictures from Lows Lookout, and finally take a stroll through Hastings Street.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Coolum Beach trip planner.

Coolum Beach is very close to Mooloolaba. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Coolum Beach

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Yandina, Mapleton Observatory, Hastings Street, The Original Eumundi Markets, Marcoola Beach
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Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach
The Ginger Factory ©
The Ginger Factory
Mapleton Observatory ©
Mapleton Observatory

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