Welcome to the Sunshine Coast—a sunny paradise by name and by nature. Spanning over 100 kilometers of renowned coastline that curves around our verdant hinterland hills, our region offers an experience as diverse as the landscape itself. From the soft, white sands of our beaches to the serene, lush rainforests of our Heritage-listed national parks, the Sunshine Coast offers a stunning backdrop for adventure and relaxation.

Whether you’re stepping barefoot on the beach, unwinding in a luxurious farm stay in the hinterland, or enjoying a leisurely lunch with locally-sourced ingredients, there’s an endless array of experiences to discover. With charming historic villages dotted throughout and pristine waterways perfect for exploration, the Sunshine Coast stretches over 60 kilometers along Queensland’s picturesque coast. Here, families, couples, and singles alike can immerse themselves in a unique blend of fun, nature, and tranquility. Come and find your sunny spot in our vast and varied paradise.

Things to do in Sunshine Coast

Noosa Heads

Famous for its stunning beaches, lush national parks, and vibrant Hastings Street, Noosa Heads is a must-visit. Enjoy a walk through Noosa National Park to spot koalas and stunning coastal views, and then relax at one of the many upscale cafes and restaurants.

Kawana Waters

Known for its beautiful stretch of coastline, Kawana Waters offers activities like surfing, fishing, and walking along the coastal path. Don’t miss the weekly farmers market, which is great for picking up fresh local produce and crafts.


A short drive from Kawana, Mooloolaba boasts a spectacular beach that’s perfect for families and a bustling esplanade with shops and eateries. The Sea Life Aquarium here is a popular attraction, especially for families.


At the southern end of the Sunshine Coast, Caloundra offers a more laid-back atmosphere with beautiful beaches like Kings Beach and a scenic coastal walk. The Caloundra Street Fair on Sundays features live music and a variety of stalls


Located in the hinterland, Montville is a charming village with stunning mountain views, art galleries, and boutique shops. It’s an excellent spot for a leisurely day trip, with plenty of cafes and restaurants serving delicious local fare.

Where to stay in Sunshine Coast

Mercure Sunshine Coast Kawana Waters

Mercure Sunshine Coast Kawana Waters is ideally positioned as your gateway to the Sunshine Coast. With lakefront dining options right at your doorstep, our hotel offers easy access to explore pristine beaches and engage in family-friendly activities. From this central location, you can conveniently drive to any destination along the coast. Mercure Sunshine Coast Kawana Waters is the perfect base for your visit, putting the best of the Sunshine Coast within easy reach.

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