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Published April 30th 2013
Tour the Sunshine Coast for a great blend of nature and fun
The Sunshine Coast is a region well known for pristine beaches, friendly towns, and impressive scenery.
North of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast includes Caloundra, Maroochydore, and Noosa. The region promotes tourism and retail experiences, but also provides some great cultural and arts options for visitors and locals.
Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast. Credits: Wikipedia.
Golden Beach, Mooloolaba, and Sunshine Beach in Noosa, are some of the most beautiful and notable beaches, and a great escape from the colder weather down south.
Australia Zoo and The Big Pineapple are two of the biggest tourist drawcards, and are short trips inland from the coast. Natural features in the region include the Glass House Mountains, the 120 metre high Mapleton Falls, and the World Heritage site, Fraser Island.
University of the Sunshine Coast at Sippy Downs is a centre for innovation and is becoming a hub for technology. The Art Gallery on campus covers contemporary art and design. Caloundra Regional Gallery, and Noosa Regional Gallery in Tewantin, feature local and national artists.
Festivals include the Noosa International Food and Wine Festival, and the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show.
The Sunshine Coast region provides a great balance of natural beauty, fun, and cultural events for visitors. A large range of accomodation options including apartments, hostels, motels and hotels, are provided at the Visit Sunshine Coast website. Flights from Melbourne and Sydney arrive at the Sunshine Coast Airport, near Maroochydore.