Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime here at the Sunshine Coast! Come relax on the world-renowned beaches, explore the untouched national parks, and catch glimpses of the incredible wildlife. The team here at Epic Ocean Adventures is excited to reveal to you the majesty of this tropical paradise. If you are looking for a spot for the whole family to relax and recharge, then start planning your trip to the Sunshine Coast. We have put together a few guidelines to make it easier for you.
#1 Best Time to Visit
There really is not a bad time to visit the Sunshine Coast. With a sub-tropical climate and over 300 days of sunshine per year, the Sunshine Coast truly delivers the best holiday weather at any time of the year. Even the winter months of June – August stay pretty mild, with temperatures between 7-22°C (45-72°F). If you would like to see Humpback whales on your vacation, then plan to visit between June – November.
#2 Getting to the Sunshine Coast
The Sunshine Coast Airport has non-stop flights from a few airports like Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide. If you are coming from overseas or anywhere else in Australia, then the closest airport is in Brisbane. Brisbane Airport is only about one hour away from the Sunshine Coast, so you can take a train, bus, or hire a car. If you need Brisbane Airport parking, you can book online to find a great deal and save money on your vacation.
#3 Where to Stay on the Sunshine Coast
The Sunshine Coast extends for over 100km, between Bribie Island in the south to Rainbow Beach in the north. There are multiple towns and villages that make up the region of the Sunshine Coast. Choosing where to stay on the Sunshine Coast is completely dependent on what you are looking for in your vacation. You can choose to stay in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, near the Mooloobaba Beach, or you can choose a more remote location near Rainbow Beach. Noosa Heads is another popular region known for its proximity to the beaches and national parks. Check out Booking.com to compare prices of hotels in the Sunshine Coast area or support our local businesses and talk to the guys from Heart and Soul BNB Hosts.
#4 Best Day Trips
If you want to escape the crowds and relax in nature, then a trip to the Great Sandy National Park is a must. Enjoy a Kayak Tour or SUP Tour to soak in the break taking views and watch the wildlife in their natural habitat. You will spot bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, stingrays, and so much more. Our guides will take you to the best hidden spots and share their knowledge about the flora and fauna of the region.
#5 What to Pack
A trip to the Sunshine Coast is bound to involve water activities, so be sure to bring a swimsuit. Lightweight clothing is your best bet to stay comfortable in the hot and humid weather. If you are visiting during the winter months, you should bring a light jacket for the evenings. If you plan to do some hiking, make sure you bring a reusable water bottle, sunscreen, insect repellent, sturdy hiking boots, and a backup battery for your phone. There are few facilities in the national parks, so you will want to prepared on your hike.