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48 Best Sunshine Coast Attractions Every Tourist Must See

The Sunshine Coast is north of Brisbane, from Colundra to the Great Sandy National Park and offers lots of beaches, sunshine and exciting activities.

One of the main attractions in the Sunshine Coast is Australia Zoo. Near Beerwah, this 100 acre zoo is the iconic home of Steve Irwin, ‘The Crocodile Hunter’. A conservation park foremost, visit the exhibits African savannah, Crocoseum, Tiger Temple and Elephantasia and lots of crocodiles! To see more life in the ocean, don’t miss SEA Life Sunshine Coast Aquarium.

48 Most Popular Attractions in Sunshine Coast

1. Australia Zoo

  • Easily Australia’s most recognisable zoo, Australia Zoo is an attraction deeply embedded in the history and popular culture of the country, and it’s
  • Adult $59; Child $35; Family of 4 $172
  • +61 7 5436 2000
  • Australia Zoo, Sunshine Coast, Beerwah, Queensland, Australia
  • 9am–5pm
  • 3

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2. SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

  • Mooloolaba’s incredible Underwater World SEA LIFE Aquarium is a must-visit attraction for any visitor or Australian local on the Sunshine Coast with
  • Adult $38; Child $23; Family $104
  • +61 7 5458 6280
  • Underwater World SEA LIFE Mooloolaba, Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia
  • 9am-5pm
  • 1

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3. Laguna Lookout

  • Free
  • Laguna Lookout, Noosa Heads, Queensland, Australia
  • Daily

4. McCarthy’s Lookout

  • Free
  • McCarthy's Lookout, Mountain View Road, Maleny, Queensland, Australia
  • Daily
  • 1

5. Queensland Zoo/ Wildlife HQ

  • Adult $ 29 Child $15
  • +61 428 660 671
  • Wildlife HQ, Nambour Connection Road, Woombye, Queensland, Australia
  • Daily 9am-4pm

6. Lookout Cafe and Information Centre (Glass House Mountains)

  • Free
  • +61 498 471 232
  • Glasshouse Mountains Lookout Cafe, Glass House Woodford Road, Glass House Mountains, Queensland, Australia
  • Daily 9am-3pm

7. Noosa National Park

  • Free
  • 61 7 5430 5000
  • Noosa National Park, Park Road, Noosa Heads Queensland, Australia
  • Daily 9:15am-4:45pm
  • 1

8. The Original Eumundi Markets

  • Free
  • 07 5442 7106
  • Eumundi Markets, 80 Memorial Dr, Eumundi QLD 4562, Australia
  • Wed 8am-1:30pm, Sat 7am-2pm
  • 3

9. Baroon Pocket Dam

  • Free
  • Baroon Pocket Dam Carpark, Narrows Road, North Maleny, Queensland, Australia
  • Daily
  • 1

10. Point Cartwright Lighthouse

  • Free
  • 80 892 357 539
  • Point Cartwright Lighthouse, Pacific Boulevard, Buddina, Queensland, Australia
  • Daily
  • 1

11. Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World

  • Adult $ 16-$ 31 Child $ 10
  • 61 7 5408 4110
  • Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Maleny Stanley River Road, Maleny, Queensland, Australia
  • Daily 9am-4:30pm
  • 1

12. Glass House Mountains National Park

  • Free
  • +61 13 74 68
  • Glass House Mountains National Park, Glass House Mountains Queensland, Australia
  • Daily
  • 1

13. Kondalilla Falls

  • Free
  • (07) 5478 5544
  • Kondalilla National Park, Montville, QLD, 4560, Australia
  • Mon-Thu 7am-10pm Fri-Sun 7am-12pm
  • 1

14. Aussie World

  • Adult $38 Child Free
  • Aussie World, Frizzo Road, Palmview, Queensland, Australia
  • Daily 10am-5pm
  • 1

15. The Ginger Factory

  • Free
  • 1800 067 686
  • The Ginger Factory, Pioneer Road, Yandina, Queensland, Australia
  • Daily 9am-5pm

Day Tours

Go for a dive on the wreck HMAS Brisbane to see marine life in its natural state. Drive up to Bundeburg to see the Great Barrier Reef at Lady Musgrave Island, or explore the Bundeburg Giger Beer Factory. See turtles hatching or laying eggs at Mon Repo Beach or visit Queensland’s greatest tourist attraction, Paronella Park, a castle lost in the rain forest for more than 30 years.

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