Best Day Trips From The Sunshine Coast


Headed to the Sunshine Coast? Why not make the most of the region by visiting the surrounding areas with a day trip? Here are the best day trips from the Sunshine Coast.

Rainbow Beach

Only an hour drive north of the Sunshine Coast is the beautiful Rainbow Beach. Close by is Carlo Sand Blow where you can enjoy sliding down the sand dunes!

Gold Coast

Only two hours from the Sunshine Coast is the Gold Coast. Why not head to a theme park for the day or enjoy one of the beautiful beaches on offer.

Sunshine Coast Hinterland

The Sunshine Coast Hinterland in particular the Glass House Mountains are a picturesque part of the region. Head to Maleny for a tour of the dairy farm or shop till you drop at the Eumundi Markets. There are also a variety of walking tracks and the views are well worth the climb.

Hervey Bay

Take a two-and-a-half-hour drive to enjoy all that Hervey Bay has to offer. Enjoy Whale Watching, WetSide Water Park or a walk on the Esplanade.

Bribie Island

If you gaze out from Bulcock beach you will see Bribie Island in the distance. The island is connected to the mainland via bridge making it the perfect day trip.


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