The Region

The Sunshine Coast has a wide variety of tourism and leisure experiences ranging from coastal beaches and waterways to scenic hinterland areas, national parks, world-class resorts, quality restaurants and several attractions.

The Sunshine Coast is located north of Brisbane and incorporates the beach side towns of Caloundra,  Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Coolum, Noosa, Cooloola Coast and hinterland.  

The region extends from the Glass House Mountains in the south, including the northern portion of Bribie Island, to the Cooloola region north of Noosa Heads and west to Kenilworth, the Mary Valley and Blackall Range.

The Sunshine Coast is within easy reach of Brisbane, with access by rail and road via the Bruce Highway. The region is also home to the Sunshine Coast Airport at Marcoola, which operates domestic and international flights.


The industry's vision is for the Sunshine Coast to be globally recognised by 2016 as Australia’s premier revitalising holiday destination where the blend of coastal and hinterland experiences showcase the region’s contemporary beach culture.

Planning a holiday? Discover more of what the Sunshine Coast has to offer.