Located north of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast runs from Bribie Island to Tewantin, just past Noosa. In recent years the Sunshine Coast has seen rapid development of both its tourism industry as well as it's infrastructure for the local residents.
Historically, it was Noosa that attracted visitors from interstate as well as residents of Brisbane looking to get away for the weekend. Of late, Mooloolaba has grown more popular and the many cafe's that line the main beach are often filled to overflowing with diners.
With so many visitors it is a quiet alternative to the Gold Coast and its high-rise skyline and major theme parks. The Sunshine Coast is home however to the Australia Zoo, the life long project of the Irwin family, including the late Steve Irwin. A visit to the area is not complete without visiting this magnificent wildlife conservation park. It is located in Beerwah at the foot of the Glass House Mountains.
For more information about the Sunshine Coast and the many local attractions, please visit Tourism Sunshine Coast.
Queensland - the Sunshine State.
New South Wales - the First State.
Victoria - the Garden State.
Tasmania - the Apple Isle.
South Australia - the Festival State.
Western Australia - the Real Thing.
Northern Territory - Outback Australia.