35 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

35 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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35 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Drive:  2​h
1
Noosa
— 18 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Maleny
— 16 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

18
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Noosa Main Beach and Maroochydore Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Kings Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach, Fishing Charters & Tours, & more), Coolum Beach (Emu Mountain, Mount Coolum, & more) and Buderim (Buderim Forest Park, Kawana Beach, & more). Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bulcock Beach, stop by Berkelouw Book Barn, and take in nature's colorful creations at Noosa Botanic Gardens.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Noosa day trip site .

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 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Eumundi, Caloundra, Coolum Beach, Buderim
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

16
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Shop till you drop at Maleny Cheese and Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith. Take a break from the city and head to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Australia Zoo. Venture out of the city with trips to Nambour (Dulong Lookout ( Kanyana Park ), Butterfly Hill, & more), Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Reserve (in Bli Bli) and Glass House Mountains (Glass House Mountains National Park & Parrots in Paradise). Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Kondalilla National Park. Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Mapleton Falls National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Gardners Falls, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, walk around Conondale National Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ngungun.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Maleny day trip website .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Maleny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Maleny, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Montville, Kenilworth, Nambour, Glass House Mountains, Mapleton
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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Glass House Mountains National Park ©
Kondalilla Falls ©
Kondalilla Falls

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