Sunshine Coast | Things To Do

Laid-back and lovely, the Sunshine Coast brings together a picture-perfect string of beaches and a lush green hinterland. Meet local producers and learn the true meaning of paddock to plate with a farm tour, immerse yourself in the great outdoors, or join the passionate local athletes and first-timers in a triathlon, marathon or cycle.


Discover surf spots like Double Island Point and Rainbow Beach, pick up some skills at a surf school and see the pros in action at the Noosa Festival of Surfing. Luxury lovers can head for the stylish enclave of Noosa, while families will love the beaches of Caloundra, Mooloolaba and Cotton Tree.

Hinterland and outdoors

Walk through the stunning Noosa National Park and kayak the gentle waterways of the Noosa Everglades. In the Hinterland, hike the jaw-dropping Glass House Mountains, discover sun-dappled waterfalls and look for the most-photographed paddock on the Sunshine Coast, One Tree Hill in Maleny.

Food and fresh produce

Eat your way around one of Queensland’s great foodie destinations. Start with the Noosa Food and Wine Festival in autumn, then follow the Sunshine Coast Food Trail to taste everything from cheese to boutique beer. Dine at award-winning restaurants where super-fresh local produce is the star.

Family activities

Cuddle a koala at Australia Zoo, ride the Red Back at Aussie World, become a seal trainer for a day at Sea Life Sunshine Coast, race at the Big Kart Track and pick your own berries at Strawberry Fields.

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Great East Coast Run

Alexandra Headland, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$60 - 60
10 September – 31 December 2020
Complete the Great East Coast Virtual Run! Run or walk the Real Deal, 1630 kilometres from Alex Surf Club, Sunshine Coast to Fogarty Park Cairns over a four-month period, or choose to Race to Rocky – a total of 553 kilometres over the same time frame.

The Gruffalo Spotter

Yandina, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
19 September 2020 – 19 September 2021
The Gruffalo is coming to the Ginger Factory! The Ginger Factory on the Sunshine Coast has announced that The Gruffalo is coming to the Ginger Factory this September. “We’re so excited to bring this incredible FREE augmented reality experience to the Ginger Factory,” said Tourism Manager Brenda Bailey.

Sandcastle Workshops for Children and Adults

Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$35 - 45
3 November 2020 – 2 November 2021
Join Sandshapers on one of their sandcastle workshops and learn all the secrets and tricks to build your own masterpiece. They offer a great chance to make your time in Noosa memorable and fun. Children and adults welcome.

Jeff Martin plays The Songs of Led Zeppelin

Eumundi, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$55 - 55
20 November 2020
Jeff Martin (of iconic Canadian band The Tea Party) is proud to bring the 'Songs of Led Zeppelin' event to The Brewery at the Imperial Hotel Eumundi. He will be playing shows on Friday 20 November, Friday 4 December and Saturday 5 December The solo performance will see Jeff will perform Led Zeppelin classics over two 60-minute acoustic sets using a collection of his rarest instruments.

Rock Climbing on the Sunshine Coast

Currimundi, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$12.15 - 12.15
Weekly from 21 November 2020
Put yourself to the test and challenge the 10 metre high Rock Face, open every Saturday at the Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre! Great for beginners and amateur climbers 10 different climbing paths Crack only climbs Automatic belay systems Solo and team climbing Friendly staff on hand to help It makes a great group activity for the weekend!

Twilight Markets Caloundra

Caloundra, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 27 November 2020
This family-friendly event features around 100 unique stalls offering handmade and artisan crafts, street food, gourmet sweets, fashion, jewellery, fun games for children and much more. Enjoy the beautiful atmosphere with live entertainment, homemade and artisan stalls, delicious food stalls and colourful street theatre performances as day slips into night on the waterfront at Bulcock Beach.

Horse Riding Camps for Kids

Beenaam Valley, Gympie Area
From AU$135.00 - 985.00
Weekly from 28 November – 19 December 2020
Kiah Park is a horse riding facility where they love to engage school-aged children in the fresh excitement of spending time outdoors. They offer seven-day residential horse riding camps during all Queensland school holidays, long weekend camps and day camps.

Noosa Eat and Drink, Summer Celebration 2020

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
4 – 6 December 2020
The annual Noosa Eat and Drink Festival has been re-imagined to a series of smaller, more intimate events in light of COVID times with the first event, the Noosa Eat and Drink, Summer Celebration taking place from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 December 2020.

Melinda Schneider: A Farewell To Doris Day Caloundra

Caloundra, Sunshine Coast Area
5 December 2020
Following the recent passing of the legendary Doris Day, acclaimed Australian singer Melinda Schneider pays tribute to her childhood idol in A Farewell To Doris, performing all of Doris’ timeless hits, including Que Sera, Sera, Sentimental Journey, Everybody Loves a Lover and Secret Love, backed by the wonderful Young At Heart Orchestra.

Gymnastics Queensland Extravaganza

Golden Beach, Sunshine Coast Area
5 – 14 December 2020
The Gymnastics Queensland Extravaganza is a collaboration of our 7 Gymsports over an exciting 10 days, these Gymsports are: Acrobatic Gymnastics (ACR) Aerobic Gymnastics (AER) Rhythmic Gymnastics (RG)
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