The Sunny Coastline offers plentiful beaches and activities for all visitors who stop by whilst travelling the East Coast. 

If you have only a short amount of time to spend in one of the most welcoming and peaceful places in Australia, make sure to visit some of these top sights and things to do... 

Day 1 | Noosa National Park, Surfing at Alexandra Beach and Exploring Mooloolaba…

Spend your first day at Noosa National Park on a beautiful coastal walk.

Walk towards Hells Gate and look out for dolphins, manta rays and whales as you pass Boiling Pot, Dolphin Point and Granite Bay.

Noosa National Park

Take a break at Alexandria Bay for a swim and head back to the start or continue onto Devil’s Kitchen, Sunrise Beach.

To make your trip to Noosa National Park stress-free, arrive before 8 am to ensure you find a space to park the car. 

Before you start your walk, check the visitor centre for the most recent koala spotting locations along the route. 

It's possible to spend the whole day at Noosa National Park with gorgeous beaches, walks and the town itself. 

If you wish to venture further along the Sunshine Coast after Noosa National Park, head to Alexandra Headland for a surf or bodyboard session. There are plenty of shops nearby to hire out boards for the day or pick up a cheap bodyboard at the Sunshine Coast Plaza - try Big W or Target.

Spend the rest of the day soaking up the sun and sights on Mooloolaba beach. 

Day 2  | Breakfast in Mooloolaba, Whale Watching, Snorkelling at Point Cartwright and Sunset over Glass House Mountains...

Glass House Mountains Sunshine Coast

Spend the morning of your second day brunching in Mooloolaba town. With plenty of chic cafes, you'll be sure to find something that suits you!

Book into a whale watch boat trip for late morning or early afternoon and spot humpback whales. Trips depart from Mooloolaba marina. 

After your whale watch trip, head to Point Cartwright for a quick snorkel amongst a small area of coral reef. 

Take a late afternoon or evening drive up to a lookout point and watch the sunset over the Glass House Mountains.

Day 3 | Climb Mount Coolum or bush walk and spend the afternoon at Steve Irwin's, the crocodile hunter, Australia Zoo

Sunshine Coast Australia Hinterland

Wake up early to climb Mount Coolum or head to the hinterlands for a bush walk before the sun hits midday high temperatures. The views make every step worthwhile... 

Make tracks to Steve Irwin Highway and spend the remainder of the day at Australia Zoo. If you're a fan of crocodiles, this is the place for you!

Spend your last night on the Sunshine Coast at any beach. Grab some fish and chips and watch the sunset over the ocean.