Picturesque natural surroundings mixed with a laid-back vibe make the Sunshine Coast an attractive destination for living and traveling alike. The region covers a 65 odd kilometer stretch of the Pacific Coastline, and boasts a diverse natural environment, including an array of white sandy beaches, sheltered bays and headlands, as well as a pristine rainforest and the curiously shaped Glass House Mountains.
The people of this region are generally very warm and easy going, stopping someone on the street to ask for advice or tips would be welcomed. The climate is generally warm, with a summer average of 28°C and a slightly cooler 20°C in winter. In addition, the region is just a one hour drive from the state capital, Brisbane.
The Sunshine Coast is comprised of a diverse mix of urban centres. Noosa in the north is the choice for backpackers as well as more upscale domestic tourism, accommodation ranges from hostels to five star, luxurious resorts. Relaxing on the beach, world-class dining, and boutique shopping are just some of the activities visitors to Noosa can expect. A stroll through the Noosa National Park is definitely not to be missed, if you're lucky you might spot a pod of dolphins, or if its the right season, a humpback whale breaching.