Amazing Things to Do, Discover & Experience on the Sunshine Coast

Looking for Things to Do on the Sunshine Coast?

From the Hinterland to the Coast, from the Glass House Mountains to Cooloola, and along the beaches from Noosa to Caloundra,
there are so many unbelievable things to do, discover and experience.


Seaplane taxiing on Maroochy River, Sunshine Coast

Seaplane Flights

Take off from crystal clear waters and soar over this magnificent coastline for an adventure of a lifetime! "Words cannot describe the AWESOMENESS"-TripAdvisor.

Explore Pumicestone Passage, see the wildlife  and enjoy the beauty of the Sunshine Coast with Caloundra Jet Ski tours.

Jet Ski Tours & Adventures

From gentle to extreme, open ocean to calmer passages, there is a jet ski option to suit you. Delight in seeing  dolphins, turtles, rays and birdlife.


Aquaduck Adventures

Explore Mooloolaba by land and sea on the new amphibious Aquaduck Sunshine Coast. These 1 hour, fun & interactive tours for the whole family give you the best of both worlds.

Helicopter Escapes

Experience magnificent scenery, short hops or getaway to a fine dining experience... make memorable experiences and adventures a reality, by helicopter!


Explore the waterways, passages, rivers and lakes in a range of water craft.

Scuba Diving

With over 25 sites to explore, including a beautiful reef system and a scuttled navy ship, you will be amazed at the underwater life!

4WD Bribie Island Tours

Come and explore the beautiful beaches of Bribie Island on one of the world's largest sand islands! & lap up the Sunny Queensland Weather.

Amazing Mazes

Amaze World will stretch your mind and legs as you get lost in the giant living hedge maze, new augmented reality, play 18 holes of mini golf and enjoy a range of brain-teasing mazes for all ages.

Maleny Botanic & Bird World

An Unforgettable Experience! Meet over 700 native and exotic birds and enjoy spectacular gardens overlooking the breathtaking Glasshouse Mountains.  An exciting day out for the whole family!

Aircraft display inside Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast.

Sunshine Castle

Filled with medieval and historical displays, the Castle offers stunning views from the coast to the hinterland, a cafe and themed treasure hunt.



Aussie World

If you're looking for thrills, chills, mouth-watering fills and rides, simulators, slides, bumps and coasters – AussieWorld offers fun for big kids and those big kids at heart.


Big Kart Track Racing

Go karting on the largest commercial go kart track in Australia. Tracks for all ages with plenty of space, a café and viewing area!


See Australia Zoo and Ginger Factory with transfers from your accommodation included.

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast is an all-weather oceanarium in Moolool-aba. Experience our sea life up close: have a seal encounter or swim with a seal. Interactive family fun! Pre-booking essential.


Museums & Galleries

With fascinating museums and art galleries located on the Coast, you can easily lose yourself in the region's history, creativity and energy.

Discover the beautiful Mary Valley
Castle with knight in armour at Sunshine Castle, Bli Bli Queensland

High Ropes Adventure Park

Get ready to push your fears to the NEXT LEVEL with Australia’s best High Ropes Adventure Parks that cater for both adults and children!

Challenge yourself!


Lots of fun at AussieWorld

Discover the Ginger Factory

PLAY, TASTE, DISCOVER. Fun rides, fascinating tours, a unique retail precinct and café surrounded by beautiful sub-tropical gardens for all to enjoy.


Steam Train Adventures

Travel back in time and relive the sights, sounds and smells of steam train travel as you wind through the charming Mary Valley. This heritage railway adventure starts  in goldrush town of Gympie.

Challenge yourself to the next level


Surf Lessons & Board Hire

Feel the sand between your toes and the refreshing waters of the Pacific Ocean. Wash away your worries-take some time out to experience surfing!


Don't miss the opportunity to ride the waves on the Sunshine Coast.

Skydiving Experiences

Warning! Free-falling at 220 kmh, then flying under a few meters of silk is super fun, can be addictive, and is one of those ‘Must Do’ adrenaline rushes!


Tandum sky diving at Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Whale jumping from ocean at Sunshine Coast

Flying Experiences

Take the controls and enjoy a hands-on flight over Bribie Island, the Sunshine Coast, or the Glass House Mountains with video footage to show your friends and family.


Kite Surfing

What a great way to experience the great outdoors. Kite surfing is big at the Sunshine Coast with knowledgeable guides, and  everything you need to get going quickly. Tuition available.


Simulator Fun

Experience the thrills and excitement of being at the controls of a Boeing 737-800 aircraft in a full sized cockpit simulator, right here on the Coast! Experiences for all ages, certificates and so much fun.

Fly a jet at Caloundra

Paintball Action

Competitive, adrenalin-pumping game opportunities, from close quarter combat to shooting ranges, in an authentic, tropical jungle crash setting.


Combat zone in paintball war, Xperiences, Twin Waters, Sunshine Coast.
Whale jumping from ocean at Sunshine Coast

Whale Watching

For an unforgettable experience, spot majestic whales migrating along the beautiful Sunshine Coast from July to October. Choose jet, motor or private cruise...

(Off-season cruises available.)


Underwater view of whale and calf

Swim with the Whales

The opportunity to swim with a majestic humpback whale is something that is described as 'life changing'! Here's your chance!


Speed Boat Fun

CHOOSE YOUR SPEED! Fast and thrilling, wave jumping action, OR the slower and scenic Dolphin Safari and Whale Watching Tours. Whatever takes your fancy, we've got it all at the Sunshine Coast!

Lessons and equipment hire at the original kite surfing school on the Sunshine Coast. 'Must See' the kites at Caloundra.

Speed Boat Fun

CHOOSE YOUR SPEED! Fast and thrilling, wave jumping action, OR the slower and scenic Dolphin Safari and Whale Watching Tours. Whatever takes your fancy, we've got it all at the Sunshine Coast!

Lessons and equipment hire at the original kite surfing school on the Sunshine Coast. 'Must See' the kites at Caloundra.


Iconic experience with the Sunshine Coast's top brews.

Craft Beer Tours

Get behind the scenes, meet the brewer, learn about how beer is made and visit the best local breweries and craft beer bars on the Sunshine Coast.


Family shopping at Eumundi Markets, Sunshine Coast

Cultural Tours

Authentic experiences through the sacred land and waterways of the Kabi Kabi tribal nation, Sunshine Coast.  Join Tais as he shares his family culture and spiritual dreamtime stories.


Hinterland & Coastal Tours

Discover Hinterland villages,  enchanting rain forests, Glass House Mountains vistas and enjoy storytelling by knowledgeable guides.


Food & Wine Experiences

Partake in fancy high teas, cooking lessons and wine tasting tours that take you across the hinterland, through villages and meandering by lake shores.


River boat on turquoise ocean at Caloundra, Sunshine Coast

River & Canal Cruises

Enjoy the amazing waterways and coastline, relax with a drink or live music, or feed the pelicans while you drift past spectacular views.


Cruise boat on Maroochy River at pink sunset

Eco Adventures

Explore the hidden corners of Sunshine Coast's river eco-systems,  famous for their diverse and pristine nature. Bring your camera!


Kayak Safaris

Enjoy a guided tour during the day or at twilight – relax and glide along the Mooloolaba River with commentary. Options include fishing, self-guided or seafood platters on return.

Explore the waterways, passages, rivers and lakes in a range of water craft.

Day & Mystery Tours

Join these group tours for fun adventures in region, whether a cheese tour to hinterland villages or a Pub Appreciation Tour in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, your hosts will share local secrets and  insights!


Famous for creative arts, food, great local music.Every Wed & Sat – Rain, Hail or Shine

Original Eumundi Markets

Famous for creative arts, food, great local music. Come and meet the Makers, Bakers, Sewers and Growers. Every Wed & Sat – Rain, Hail or Shine

Wheels & Trails

Pedal assist and electric bikes make it easy and fun to explore this great Coastline. Ask about expert guides and tour trails.


Jet Ski Hire

Explore the deep water or winding rivers, canals, passages and waterways of this coastline with guided hire or free style hire.


Jet ski hire on Maroochy River

Boating Fun

Experience, explore and enjoy the magnificent waterways of the Sunshine Coast. Row, paddle or skipper your own; fish, barbecue or just escape!


Explore the waterways, passages, rivers and lakes in a range of water craft.
Underwater view of whale and calf

Kayak Guided Fishing

Why not try your hand at the rapidly growing sport of kayak fishing, and take home a rod and reel worth more than the cost of your trip!?!


Stand up paddle boards on clear aqua ocean

Kayaks & SUPs

No experience required! Enjoy the peace and serenity of the stunning waterways and some exercise at the same time. Tuition available.



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