Sunshine Coast Regional Overview

The Sunshine Coast certainly lives up to its name with temperatures ranging from 20°C in July to 29°C in January and on average 300 days of sunshine a year. Those gorgeous beaches and a perfect climate make it only natural that the area is now one of Australia's favourite sunshine holiday destinations.

Just a short drive from Brisbane the Sunshine Coast includes over 70km of coastline stretching from Caloundra to Rainbow Beach, the gateway to Fraser Island and a short drive from Hervey Bay. The popular Sunshine Coast holiday towns of Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Coolum and Noosa each offer their own unique experience for holiday makers and are popular with all ages, from families with kids to backpackers and their grandparents.

Although the warm weather and pristine beaches are always a popular draw card, the Sunshine Coast isn't just about the sun, sea, sand, and surf.

There are plenty of other activities and attractions on offer with something for everyone. A short scenic drive inland The Hinterland offers its own unique experience with awe inspiring scenery .

Step back in time at the quaint Hinterland villages where you will find arts and crafts locally made, delicious local produce all in the backdrop of the stunning Glass House Mountains. Steeped in Aboriginal History the Glass House Mountains are surrounded by lush vegetation and protected flora and fauna. All 13 mountains rise majestically out of the landscape, keeping an ever watchful eye on their homeland, and four of the mountains - Connorwin, Beerwah, Tibrogaran and Ngungun - are in separate National Parks. The Glass House Mountains are fantastic for bush walking and climbing or even abseiling if you want to get your adrenalin pumping. If a rural escape is what you are searching for then look no further than the romantic Hinterland.