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Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations
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Sunshine Coast Holiday: coronavirus information

Flight-inclusive Sunshine Coast holiday packages and Sunshine Coast Flight-Plus arrangements created by you on Expedia.co.uk are financially protected by the ATOL scheme.

Most Sunshine Coast hotels also offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.

Sunshine Coast Holidays

Enjoy pristine beaches, lush rainforest and exciting cities in this area north of Brisbane, famous for its surf breaks, fresh seafood and laid-back locals.

The Sunshine Coast is a beautiful area of South East Queensland that takes in incredible beaches, cosmopolitan cities and scenic mountain landscapes. The area runs from Caloundra in the south to Noosa Heads in the north and inland to the verdant Blackall Ranges.

Drive about 1 hour north of Brisbane to reach Caloundra, which has six pristine beaches and a range of accommodations. Mooloolaba, Coolum Beach and Noosa Beach are also popular coastal destinations.

Stay in cosmopolitan high-rise hotels along Mooloolaba’s busy Esplanade. A short walk from here is Underwater World SEA LIFE Mooloolaba, an award-winning marine park and wildlife sanctuary. Just north of Mooloolaba, Alexandra Headland is a quieter destination known for its surfing beaches. Coolum is similarly relaxed and offers world-famous golf courses. Visit Noosa to dine in chic bistros and hike through rainforest in Noosa National Park.

The Sunshine Coast hinterland is a great daytrip from the coast or a romantic mountain getaway. Artistic communities such as Maleny and Mapleton offer organic food, art galleries and incredible views. Visit the markets in Eumundi on Wednesdays and Saturdays to browse fresh produce and arts and crafts, among more than 500 stalls.

The Sunshine Coast has a subtropical climate with warm temperatures year-round. Lifeguards patrol many beaches every day of the year and you’ll find visitors and locals swimming even during winter. Try your hand at watersports such as surfing, windsurfing and kayaking. You can hike and bike ride through the forests and mountains that surround many communities on the Sunshine Coast.

Caloundra is about 90 kilometres (56 miles) from Brisbane. Hire a car at the Brisbane Airport and drive. You can also fly in to the Sunshine Coast Airport at Marcoola, south of Coolum. The privately run Sunbus buses operate between towns and let you hop on and hop off anywhere along a route. You can get around towns on foot or by bicycle, but you’ll also find plenty of free parking.

The beautiful Sunshine Coast is an easy holiday destination for families and an exciting adventure for travellers.

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Sunshine Coast?

A: If you're organising a holiday to Sunshine Coast, you'll probably arrive on one of the 6 international flights that touchdown into Maroochydore, QLD (MCY-Sunshine Coast) each month.

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Sunshine Coast?

A: Sunshine Coast has a wealth of options for all types of budgets. If you'd love a little R&R, there are plenty of apartments. Private holiday homes, motels and cottages are also popular places to stay.

Q: What does a Sunshine Coast holiday booking with Expedia include?

A: Hotels, flights, cars — and activities and experiences. Expedia has everything you need for an unforgettable holiday. Choose just one of these options or reserve one of our amazing travel packages. You have the freedom to organise your getaway to Sunshine Coast the way you like it.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Sunshine Coast?

A: You'll bag a seriously good bargain if you combine your Flights, Hotels and Activities. It's straightforward (and easy on your budget) to put together your dream itinerary with Expedia. It's time to turn those travel fantasies into reality and experience more of this fascinating planet for less.


Guide to Exploring Sunshine Coast


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Mantra French Quarter Noosa £137
Reviewed on 22 Feb 2020
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Mantra French Quarter Noosa

Mantra French Quarter Noosa

62 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD
     
    4.2 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Absolutely sensational staff Great customer service helpful and friendly.

    Mantra Mooloolaba Beach £105
    Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020
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    Mantra Mooloolaba Beach

    Mantra Mooloolaba Beach

    Cnr Mooloolaba Esplanade & Venning St, Mooloolaba, QLD
       
      4.3 of 5
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Property was in a brilliant location - staff friendly - very clean - should be kept a secret.

      Oaks Sunshine Coast Seaforth Resort £75
      Reviewed on 5 May 2020
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      Oaks Sunshine Coast Seaforth Resort

      Oaks Sunshine Coast Seaforth Resort

      98-110 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland, QLD
         
        4.3 of 5
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        The staff at the front desk were so helpful! Amazing customer service

        Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort £79
        Reviewed on 25 Mar 2020
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        Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort

        Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort

        2 Landsborough Parade, Golden Beach, QLD
           
          4.2 of 5
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          The staff was brilliant the place was lovely and clean I completely enjoyed myself thank you

          The Sebel Noosa £121
          Reviewed on 25 May 2020
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          The Sebel Noosa

          The Sebel Noosa

          32 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD
             
            4.5 of 5
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Location to the beach and the spa bath also staff were friendly

            Verve on Cotton Tree £88
            Reviewed on 15 Apr 2020
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            Verve on Cotton Tree

            Verve on Cotton Tree

            92 Sixth Avenue, Maroochydore, QLD
               
              4.7 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              helped me out so much . i appreciate it the and will be recommended to everyone

              Tingirana Noosa £124
              Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020
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              Tingirana Noosa

              Tingirana Noosa

              25 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD
                 
                4.6 of 5
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Excellent communicators, organised and super facilities.

                BreakFree Alexandra Beach £100
                Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020
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                BreakFree Alexandra Beach

                BreakFree Alexandra Beach

                Cnr. Alexandra Parade & Pacific Terrace, Alexandra Headland, QLD
                   
                  4.2 of 5
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  I think the rooms need a bit of a update it’s clean and well taken care of but just a little bit outdated. The bed was pretty hard and needs proper blanket on the bed. The pool is amazing well taken care of love that there was a bbq next to the pool, so overall I would definitely go back there for ...

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