Sunshine Coast Australia
The Sunshine Coast stretches from the coastal city of Caloundra, near Brisbane, north to the Cooloola section of the Great Sandy National Park, home to multicoloured sand dunes, mangrove forests, and shallow lakes. Upscale Noosa Heads has boutique shops, waterways, and walking trails through Noosa National Park.
There are lots of fishing charters available at each of the towns dotted along the coast offering everything from inshore bottom fishing through to game fishing for marlin and tuna.
Probably the pick of the diving has to be with Sunreef based in Mooloolaba and the wreck of the HMAS Brisbane. If it's sharks you're keen on then Wolf Rock and the resident population of Grey Nurse Sharks is a dive that should be on everyone's bucket list.
Where to stay
The options are immense with plenty of airbnbs, motels, and some stunning coastal hotels overlooking the beaches.
Swim with the Humpback Whales, go horse riding at Noosa Heads, visit the air museum at Caloundra, walk through Noosa Heads park and check out the surfers, Take a boat tour up the Noosa Everglades.
Walk Mooloolaba to Alexandra Headland - Starting at the Mooloolaba breakwater, the scenic track winds alongside the beach then winds over the hill and past Alexandra Headland’s impressive surf break.
Noosa National Park - If beach, bush and boardwalks float your boat, one of the many Noosa National Park walks do the trick.
Stumers Creek - Nestled between Coolum Beach and Peregian Beach is Stumers Creek, a lazy little creek inlet that is perfect for a stroll, a swim.
Kings Beach to Bulcock Beach - Begins at the Caloundra War Memorial and heads past the famous Kings Beach ocean pool, Happy Valley parklands and onto Bulcock Beach (opposite Bribie Island).
Currimundi Lake Trails - The clear blue expanse of water jutting off Wurtulla Beach is actually a national park, meaning there’s a range of pre-mapped bush walking tracks surrounding the lake for the savvy hiker.