Activities & Itineraries

Your Sunshine Coast Adventure Guide To The Best Summer Ever

By Claire Plush
15th Nov 2019

Your Guide To Your Ultimate Summer Of Adventure Sunshine Coast

We’re always giving you guys some pretty great tips on the best feeds on the Sunshine Coast, but we also like to balance that out by giving you some great tips on how to get outdoors and explore too.

If you’re trying to find a great way to spend your summer that doesn’t involve Netflix and ice cream, we’ve unearthed some of the best things to do on the Sunshine Coast that come with a side of adventure. So, get out there and start exploring.


Pitch A Tent At These Awesome Camping Spots

Start packing the nylon and get ready to cast a line, we’ve stumbled across the best camping spots on the Sunshine Coast, complete with uninterrupted views of good old fashioned Mother Nature. Now don’t expect Wi-Fi, room service or cute chocolates left on your pillows; but do expect early morning swims, no crowds, the sunrise from your tent and wildlife. No doubt you’ll be asking yourself “is this even real life?” on the regular. 

Escape To An Island For The Ultimate Weekender

There’s more to Moreton Island than meets the eye. Not only is it the third largest sand island in the world, it is a protected piece of paradise that has to be seen to be believed. Thought you had to get on a plane to find crystal clear aqua seas, jaw-dropping snorkelling sites or impressive sandy deserts? Nope, you’ll find it all here, just a short drive down the highway and a quick jaunt on a ferry. 

Hit The Road With The Coast’s Most Magical Scenic Drives

If there’s anything more soothing than a slow country drive with endless mountain vistas and flower-scented air, then we want to hear about it. There are so many scenic drives on the Sunshine Coast worth guzzling petrol over, from taking the government declared tourist drives to getting lost on dirt roads. Compile a playlist and pack some snacks for the ride, bliss levels are about to skyrocket. Whether it be climbing the Blackall Range or whizzing under towering trees in Noosa Hinterland, these are the best scenic drives worth jumping in the car for.  


Hunt Down The Sunshine Coast’s Best Waterfalls

Our impressive Sunshine Coast beaches get a pretty good wrap. But they often overshadow our gorgeous hinterland sprinkled with dazzling waterfalls and sensational swimming holes. We reckon chasing waterfalls is exactly what you should do. And the best Sunshine Coast waterfalls you can hunt down are only a car ride singalong away. Our faves? Gardeners Falls (Maleny), Kondalilla Falls (Montville) and Booloumba Falls are not to be missed!


Get Your Snorkel On 

We’ve done the hard work for you—and inhaled our fair share of salt water by way of snorkel—to help you on your journey of underwater discovery, relaxation and burnt tooshes. So, grab your gang, make friends with someone who owns a boat and start ticking off our list of the best places to snorkel on the Sunshine Coast. You’ll be seeing a whole other side to the region, quite literally. 

Treat Yourself With A Glamping Adventure Under The Stars 

Let’s be honest, camping is not for everyone. Roughing it takes a certain type of person, and you either love it or you hate it. There is no middle ground. Luckily for the good of mankind, there is a new-ish phenomenon called glamping. The ultimate compromise for campers and non-campers, you get all the luxuries and conveniences of home inside one very fancy (and often fairy-light-adorned) tent. It’s the best of both worlds. And we need it in our lives—now. Fortunately, there are a host of glamping experiences located within easy driving distance of the Sunshine Coast. We’ve rounded up the best of the best here, to ensure your Summer of Fun knows no bounds. 

To check out our Sunshine Coast foodie's guide to the best summer ever, click here.

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