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Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast (Australia)

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3 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
1 hour and 20 minutes by car from Brisbane
When to go
From April to November
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Sunshine Coast

Timothée D. Seasoned Traveller
271 written opinions

The Sunshine Coast is one of Queensland's biggest cities, and brings together beautiful beaches with an extremely ugly town centre.

My suggestion:
As with much of Queensland, avoid travelling there in summer, as the climate is rather unwelcoming.
My review

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.

Sophie Liger Seasoned Traveller
31 written opinions

Turquoise seas, idyllic beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see...what more do you need?

My suggestion:
It's a time to unwind, spend days lazing on a beach, frolicking in the sea or heading out on a boat - the perfect place to enjoy the coast and its stunning landscapes!
My review

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!

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