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Things to Do in Sunshine Coast

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Sunshine Coast and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Sunshine Coast activities? We have 19 tour ideas.


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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

The Great Beach Drive: 4WD Tour Between Noosa and Rainbow Beach

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 128.66


Explore the scenic Sunshine Coast on a 4-wheel drive excursion that cruises the long sandy beach between Noosa and Rainbow Beach, stopping to explore natural attractions along the way. Situated within the Cooloola Recreation Area section of Great Sandy National Park, the route features highlights... Read More

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Air Tours

Sunshine Coast and Caloundra Beaches Helicopter Flight

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Duration: 12 minutes
Priced From: USD 77.19


Take this Sunshine Coast and Caloundra Beaches helicopter flight and enjoy stunning views of the Sunshine Coast and beyond during a scenic helicopter flight from Caloundra with your expert guide.

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Air Tours

Sunshine Coast to Point Cartwright Coastal Helicopter Flight

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Duration: 18 minutes
Priced From: USD 113.06


Enjoy stunning views of the Sunshine Coast and beyond during a scenic helicopter flight. See Bribie Island's northern point, then cruise north along the coastline over the golden, sandy beaches of the Sunshine Coast to Point Cartwright. Return over land to Caloundra Airport.

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Air Tours

Sunshine Coast and Glass House Mountains Dreamtime Helicopter Flight from Caloundra

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Duration: 24 minutes
Priced From: USD 175.44


Enjoy stunning views of the Sunshine Coast and beyond during a scenic helicopter flight. Fly southwest from Caloundra and visit the Marvels of volcanic wonder named by Captain James Cook. Catch a glimpse of the Pumicestone Passage and Bribie Island on your return trip.

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Air Tours

Northern Bribie Island, Point Cartwright and Mudjimba Scenic Helicopter Flight from Caloundra

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Duration: 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 222.23


Enjoy stunning views of the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland during this scenic helicopter flight as you fly to Northern Bribie Island and then coastal to Point Cartwright, onwards to the Maroochy River, Mudjimba Island and Mount Coolum.

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Attraction Tickets

Sunshine Coast Underwater World SEA LIFE Aquarium Entrance Ticket

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 30.41


Book your ticket to the multi-award-winning UnderWater World, one of the most popular attractions on the Sunshine Coast. Discover the aquarium's 11 exhibit zones at your leisure, from sharks and seals to otters, rays and turtles. Watch one of 16 daily interpretive presentations, including feeding... Read More

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Attraction Tickets

The Ginger Factory Super Pass Including Factory Tour, the Live Bee Show, Boat Ride and Ginger Train

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 33.53


Located in Yandina just off the Bruce highway and 60 minutes north of Brisbane, the iconic Ginger Factory offers fascinating tours, fun rides, great shopping and a cafe surrounded by stunning tropical gardens. Discover the paddock to plate story of ginger on the Factory Tour and see... Read More

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Bus Services

Eumundi Markets Round-Trip Shuttle

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 21.05


Spare yourself the hassle of driving to the popular Eumundi Markets with this round-trip shuttle service from your Sunshine Coast hotel. A comfortable minicoach shuttles you from hotel to the market, allowing you a stress-free morning to peruse handicrafts and enjoy tasty treats from vendors. When you're finished with this 4-hour visit, don't worry about remembering where you parked or driving — just hop in your shuttle... Read More

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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Whale Watching Cruise from Mooloolaba

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 81.87


Set out on a whale watching tour from Mooloolaba to see humpback whales on their annual migration between Australia and Antarctica. Your 3-hour cruise is limited to 22 people, which allows for great viewing opportunities without the crowds. Have the chance to see whales frolicking in their natural habitat, and look for dolphins too. The informative and friendly crew shares in-depth knowledge on the marine life of the region... Read More

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Fishing Charters & Tours

Deep Sea Fishing Charter from Mooloolaba

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 116.96


Bring home fresh fish and crab on this deep-sea fishing trip from Mooloolaba. Travel aboard a large covered vessel with an experienced local crew that supplies all high-quality fishing gear and light refreshments. Have your choice of a 5-hour or 9-hour trip, options suited for fishing enthusiasts and beginners alike. Get expert tips from the crew and enjoy the camaraderie of a day on the ocean. If you catch something, your... Read More

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Jet Boats & Speed Boats

Mooloolaba Jet Boat Ride

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 70.18


Race along the open ocean on an adrenaline-fueled jet boat ride from Mooloolaba. Your boat dives, spins, and skips on the open ocean. Your expert captain makes sure that you have a thrilling ride while staying safe on a boat that is designed for the rugged waters along Australia's coast. The fully enclosed cabin lets you get all the excitement of a jet boat ride without getting drenched.

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Jetpacks

Sunshine Coast Jetpack, Flyboard or Jetovator Flight Experience

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Duration: 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 77.19


Enjoy this action packed 30-minute jetpack, flyboard or Jetovator (bike) experience at Twin Waters on the Sunshine Coast and glide through the air as you discover the waterways a different way. You'll feel like your flying on this James Bond inspired experience as you launch up to 45-feet... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Sunshine Coast Private Gourmet Food and Wine Tour

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 280.71


Spoil yourself on this full day private Sunshine Coast Gourmet Food and Wine experience. Showcasing the very best of the stunning Sunshine Coast hinterland this is a distinctly unique gourmet food and wine experience - A must for the discerning wine and food lover! As a Sunshine Coast local, your guide loves to make each trip an adventure, sharing our favourite places and stories while catering to your passion for... Read More

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Shark Diving

Sunshine Coast Underwater World SEA LIFE Aquarium Entrance Ticket with Shark Dive Xtreme

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 152.05


See gray nurse sharks on the Shark Diving Xtreme experience at UnderWater World, one of the most popular attractions on the Sunshine Coast. Suit up with scuba training, then take a 30-minute swim with sharks, rays, turtles and tropical fish under close supervision in an area much like their... Read More

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Waterskiing & Jetskiing

Moreton Bay Marine Park Jet Ski Tour from Caloundra

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 101.37


An hour's drive north of Brisbane, enjoy this 1.5-hour jet ski tour departing from Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast. This small-group tour takes you through the Moreton Bay Marine park where you will immerse yourself in the stunning nature, see Australian wildlife and ancient volcanoes all while... Read More

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Waterskiing & Jetskiing

Half-Day Moreton Bay Marine Park Jet Ski Tour for Two from Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 327.49


An hour's drive north of Brisbane, enjoy this half day jet ski tour departing from Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast. This small-group tour takes you through the Moreton Bay Marine park where you will immerse yourself in the stunning nature, see Australian wildlife and ancient volcanoes all while... Read More

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Zoo Tickets & Passes

Australia Zoo 1-Day or 2-Day Admission Ticket

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 46.00


G'day and welcome to Australia Zoo, home of The Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin! Just one hour north of Brisbane, Australia Zoo offers a full day of wildlife adventure. Open since 1970 as Beerwah Reptile and Fauna Park, this unique zoological facility is home to over 1200 animals on nearly 100 acres of natural bushland. If you're in the area - you MUST visit Australia Zoo!

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Shared Arrival Transfer: Sunshine Coast Airport to Hotel

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 12.48


Avoid the hassle and expense of airport taxis and get to your Sunshine Coast hotel in comfort by pre-booking your transportation from the airport. Your professional driver will meet you at the Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) and take you to your hotel in an air-conditioned minivan, the ideal way to... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Shared Departure Transfer: Hotel to Sunshine Coast Airport

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 12.48


Travel from your Sunshine Coast hotel to Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) in a comfortable shared minivan with an expert professional driver for a worry-free departure. Timely and efficient transfer services connect with all flight departing from the Sunshine Coast Airport. Transfers are available from... Read More

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