Sunshine Coast – A Perfect Holiday Spot in Queensland
Category: Blog Written by : Phoenician Resort
Frequented by millions of tourists every year, Sunshine Coast is a popular holiday destination in Queensland. An urban area in the south-eastern part of Queensland, Sunshine Coast is only a few minutes’ drive from Sunshine Coast Airport or an hour drive from Brisbane Airport. This part of Queensland is well connected to the other major regional cities and offers a wide range of attractions to tourists of every type.
Much of the Sunshine Coast is defined by the incredible beauty of the hinterland and coast. Your vacation here will not just let you enjoy the amazing natural wonders, also give way for plenty of activities in the coast.
A major attraction in the Sunshine Coast is the internationally famous Australia Zoo. Whether it is the lone tourist or the family, visitors can easily spend a full day here seeing the amazing displays and enclosures. The zoo, which was opened by Bob and Lyn Irwin is the home to a wide variety of reptiles, mammals and birds including crocodiles, snakes, kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, Tasmanian devils, wombats, raptors and others. If you are lucky you might even see Terri, Bindi or Bob Irwin on the premises.
Heading towards the north of the Sunshine Coast, you will come across the township of Noosa, which is globally famous for its pristine beaches. The beach is characterised by the clean white sand and therefore, is an ideal place for swimmers. Here at Noosa Main Beach, you can even pick up the skills of surfing. The Noosa National Park is close to the beach area and this is where the deserted beaches meet the koala filled forests.
Mooloolaba is another tourist resort township in the Sunshine Coast, where you will get ample scope to indulge in water sports, barbecues, and shopping, dining and other activities. Famous for its night-life, Mooloolaba has no scarcity of night clubs, discos and pubs. However, if you like to spend your holidays a little quieter, Cotton Tree would be the perfect place for you. From here, you can directly access the Maroochydore beach and the Maroochy River.
Close to the Maroochydore and Mooloolaba beach is the urban centre of Buderim, sitting on top of a small mountain. The beautiful waterfall park situated on the top of Buderim is a major tourist attraction. Bathing under the waterfalls and paddling in the creeks is indeed fun.
Both the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast are among the two most popular tourist destinations in Queensland; however, both are different and unique in their own ways, offering tourists different things to see and do in each location.