An Australian holiday to the Sunshine Coast in south east Queensland will give you the opportunity to visit and enjoy one of the icons of the Australian holiday scene. The region is famous for its great Sunshine Coast hotels, beaches, sensational hinterland scenery and its local attractions. The Sunshine Coast starts at the northern end of Moreton Bay and the southernmost resort town here is Caloundra. This area is socially blessed with natural attractions. Not only does it have superb ocean surfing beaches but it is also bordered by Pumicestone Passage which is a quiet waterway running between the mainland and Bribie Island. This is a great protected waterway for family boating and fishing and there are great calm water beaches for the littlies. Caloundra is also the closest coastal town to the higher hinterland towns of Montville and Maleny and the scenic Glass House Mountains area. The Late Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo is also close by and shuttle bus tours are always available to take the family there for a fantastic day out with all of their animals, reptiles and displays.
North from here is the popular resort region of Mooloolaba which lies both on the riverfront and on the beach. You can surf here with the experts or laze away the day on a quiet riverfront park or beach. There is also plenty of great Sunshine Coast accommodation here and the esplanade region has some sensational resort complexes as well as a really good alfresco restaurant area. It is now one of the most popular cosmopolitan holiday regions on the Sunshine Coast. Moolooaba adjoins Alexandra Headland and Maroochydore which both have plenty of excellent holiday accommodation, great shopping at Sunshine Plaza and lots of cafes and eateries. North from here is Marcoola and Coolum. The Sunshine Coast airport is here and you can fly in direct from Sydney or Melbourne. This region is also home to two great golfing icons in Australia. Twin Waters Resort and The Hyatt Coolum both have championship standard lay outs and plenty of great resort style accommodation.
Noosa is the jewel in the crown of the Sunshine Coasts resort regions. It lies both on the ocean front as well as fronting the Noosa River. It is one of Australia's holiday icons and the hoi polloi from Sydney and Melbourne both migrate here annually to be seen in the chic restaurants and cafes lining Hastings St or the main beachfront. The Noosa National Park is walking distance from the village center and it is home to a colony of wild koalas. There are so many reasons to come to this region that you must include the Sunshine Coast as part of any Australian holiday.
Further north is Rainbow Beach, great for 4WDriving.