Things to do

The best thing about holidaying in Sunshine Beach is that there is just so much to do in the area – this means you need to come back again to ensure you experience everything that is on offer.

You will be able to experience stunning natural beauty, the biggest choice of unique shopping outlets, brilliant weather, a wide range of award winning restaurants, bars serving snacks and cool drinks all day long, a great array of outdoor activities and guided/escorted tours – there really is so much to do you will find it hard to make a decision on what to do each day of your holiday!

Pack a picnic lunch and head for the beach foreshore. Probably one of the most difficult decisions you have to make during your holiday is which beach to go to – there are endless choices. Sunshine Beach is wide open and hosts a variety of banks to ensure endless and uncrowded surfing sessions – and remember the beach is patrolled year round for your safety.

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Holidaying in Sunshine Beach

After your surfing and a cool dip in the crystal clear ocean, drop into the Sunshine Beach Surf Club for great eating and drinking whilst taking in the spectacular ocean views – and you may be able to sight a passing pod of whales if your timing is right.

Just in case you haven’t already had your fill of shopping, you will also find a selection of boutique shops stocking beach wear and day wear for all the family plus trendy homewares to take home – a great reminder of a wonderful holiday!

Joining the local beach society is a favourite pastime for visitors, particularly during the afternoons. There is a large selection of wide decks on which you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner – and anything in between.  For local produce or a snack, call in and check out the bakery, the deli or the general store – you are sure to find something to satisfy your taste buds.

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Holidaying in Sunshine Beach

On a warm summers day there is nothing like settling back in a lounge or perching on a stool at one of the numerous beach bars to enjoy a long cool drink. Or is coffee is your thing then you can enjoy a superb espresso with organic coffee beans roasted on site.  Or you can idle away an hour with your favourite book or magazine under an umbrella.

If you bring your walking shoes with you, Noosa National Park provides a selection of superlative nature walks. You will experience some spectacular coastal scenery and the Park provides a home for many of our native animals and birds – you may even spot a koala.

Within a short drive from Sunshine Beach there are numerous markets each week – a short drive south is the Peregian Beach markets which offer an eclectic range of product and produce and these are held on the first and third Sunday of the month.

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For the finest local and hinterland produce pop in to the Noosa Farmers Markets, held every Sunday morning at the AFL ground s on Weyba Road Noosaville – the crowds will help you find these markets, busy every Sunday and well worth a visit.

Further afield is the Noosa Marina Markets at Tewantin – again every Sunday morning – for a great choice in craft, art, fashion and homewares – and there is free entertainment every week! Plus you can pick up some great fresh fish and chips to enjoy whilst wandering the stalls.

Visit famous cosmopolitan Hastings Street in “the Heads” or “restaurant mile” in Noosaville for the widest selection of restaurants and flavours to test the taste buds – only a short drive to both.

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Stroll down the road or the beach to Sunrise Beach - another superb wide open beach providing some great surfing breaks as well as great views to the hinterland and the National Park. And there is a convenience store located at Sunrise Beach to pick up a cool drink or a quick snack.

Surfing – Sunshine Beach and the Noosa area has some of the best and most famous surfing spots and breaks, not just in Australia, but also in the world.  With the Noosa National Park as your back drop view from the water, it is truly the best place to put more wax on the board, relax out there amongst the waves and join some of the best surfers in the world as they search the best and biggest wave.

Whale watching is a fascinating past time and during the June to August period each year you can watch pods of whales frolicking on their way up the Queensland coast line to mate in the area of the Great Barrier Reef and then you can see them in their return trip back to the Antarctic  between August and October – and Sunshine Beach and its nearby headlands are great places to see this spectacle. If you are in the area during these periods, the sighting of the whales is something not to be missed.

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There is always the Noosa River, just down the road


If water sports on the river are your favoured activity, the Noosa River is just a 10 minute drive from Duke Street where you can hire a boat, a jet ski, a kayak or a stand up paddle board. Bike hire is also available in numerous places around Sunshine Beach and nearby locations – and the area is renowned for the host of bike paths provided by the Council as well as the dedicated cycle lanes on almost every road in flat areas.

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