What to do in Sunshine Coast?
Air New Zealand offers seasonal non-stop flight options from Auckland to the Sunshine Coast, with connections from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown and the entire domestic network via Melbourne and Sydney. So relax, you'll be poolside by sunset.
The Sunshine Coast is like the Gold Coasts younger, sensible cousin. The pristine beaches are less crowded, the bars a little more sophisticated and there's more of an emphasis on wild life than just getting wild. It's the home of Steve Irwins Australia Zoo, the best place to go if you want to get close to Australia's unique fauna without getting a bite taken out of you.
It's also the gateway to destinations like Noosa and Fraser Island, with more individual national parks located in the Sunshine Coast than any other region in Queensland. Perfect for those that love getting off the beaten trail.
There's more than enough wilderness to disappear into. The Glasshouse Mountains and Cooloola are world famous for leaving jaws on the ground. But make sure you pick it up when you leave, because you're a tidy kiwi.