- Beach / Seaside Resort
- Extreme Sports
- Water Sports
Just like the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast is one of these urban centres which lack any appeal, built on an incredibly beautiful shoreline. Personally, I had very little interest in spending time in a large city, and certainly didn't fancy being surrounded by hundreds of other visitors, so I gave the place a miss.
For those, though, who are looking for a large city at the coast, you've found it! Once evening comes, the town comes to life as its bars and clubs fill with young Australians on holiday and with backpackers from all over the planet.
The Sunshine Coast may well represent a good base from which to explore the various surrounding national parks, or just to benefit from the activities the city itself has to offer (such as a zoo and a sea life centre), but I recommend holding off for something a bit more authentic and closer to nature.
For anyone who loves beaches and the sea, the Sunshine Coast is Heaven on Earth! The beaches are stunning and the water a lovely turquoise blue colour...Don't hesitate to go out on a boat and admire the views from a different angle. You can head out on canoes and, with a bit of luck, dolphins may come and play beside you!
The Sunshine Coast is well worth a tour during a trip to Australia. It's the perfect place to relax and enjoy the Australian way of life - as any Aussie will tell you, you need to "enjoy, mate!". If you're touring the Sunshine Coast, make sure you stop at Noosa, a town famous for its surfing scene and, if you want a break from beaches, it's home to a tropical forest that, in certain places, drops into the ocean!