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Explore the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is enviably positioned in the south-east corner of Queensland sprawled between Pumicestone Passage and as far north at the Great Sandy National Park. The Sunshine Coast has a bucketload of places to visit, discover and explore and that’s why we’ve split the Sunshine Coast into bite-sized portions to help when planning your ultimate holiday.

The hinterland of the Sunshine Coast is known as the calm behind the coast. It features far-reaching mountain ranges, tumbling valleys of emerald green, lush rainforests, tight-knit villages like Maleny, Montville and Mapleton, farmers’ honesty boxes and the monolithic Glass House Mountains.

The Caloundra region in the southern part of the Sunshine Coast has a handful of secluded, pristine beaches including Moffat Beach, Dicky Beach and Bulcock Beach dotted along her coastline that are ideal for body boarding, surfing, rock pool fossicking and sand castle building.

The Maroochy area is at the core of the Sunshine Coast and the towns that lie within it include the tree-lined streets of Buderim to the sleepy seaside village of Cotton Tree and the coastal towns of Mooloolaba and Alexandra Headlands that offer patrolled beaches all year round.

Above the Maroochy region sits Coolum, which lies in the shadows of Mount Coolum, Peregian Beach with its infectious village atmosphere, and the uber cool coastal community of Sunshine Beach, which is the gatekeeper to Noosa National Park.

The Noosa region is famous for its bio-diversity from glistening, white sand beaches on Main Beach and Tea Tree Bay to the Noosa National Park and the untouched waterways including the Noosa everglades, Lake Weyba, Lake Cootharaba and Noosa River.

Beyond Noosa lies the charming, farming region of the Mary Valley which snakes its way through rural and railway towns like Kenilworth, Imbil and Amamoor. Also beyond Noosa lies a vast expanse of untouched, undeveloped beach that makes up the Great Sandy National Park which leads onto Double Island Point, Rainbow Beach and Fraser Island.

salt encourages you to explore and discover our patch of paradise called the Sunshine Coast with arms outstretched. And don’t forget to pick up the latest salt magazine to help your wanderings with hidden gems and secrets that only a local would know.