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Things to do in Sunshine Coast

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Coffee Shop
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“Whilst up at Noosa Heads take a walk along the track at Noosa National Park. It is a great way to see our coastal beauty. Depending on the season, or time of day, you may see koalas, turtles, whales, and dolphins.”
  • 321 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Sunshine Plaza is a large regional shopping centre located in Maroochydore, Queensland, and is the largest shopping centre on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Anchor tenants included in the centre are Coles, Woolworths, Myer, Kmart, Target, Big W, David Jones and a 12-screen Birch Carroll & Coyle cinema.”
  • 163 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Sea Life gives you a glimpse into the marine life around our coast. There are daily seal educational sessions. Great rainy day activity for families too!”
  • 107 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
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“For dining right on the beach, this spot is hard to beat. With a modern Australian menu using local produce, the food is good. Great for breakfast, a long lunch or a late afternoon cocktail followed by dinner! Ensure to make a reservation in advance.”
  • 120 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A quick 30-40 minute drive north will have you at Noosa Heads, another premier beach spot on the Sunshine Coast. Surf or swim, the finish off with a walk or dining at Hastings Street. ”
  • 91 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“This is one of my favourites! The food is delicious and the cocktails are to die for! My favourite is the Duck curry and you have to try the Nann bread.”
  • 99 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Such a great place for breakfast on a Sunday with a variety of local food vans and food options, fresh local produce, breads, condiments etc. Local's tip: Get there early to avoid the crowds!”
  • 97 locals recommend
Bar
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“You will find quite a few bars nightclubs and restaurants along this street ”
  • 87 locals recommend
Pub
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“Heading into Noosa, I believe that the best burgers in town are here. Amazing friendly staff and simple yet awesome food. It is a must try. ”
  • 63 locals recommend
National Park
“A lovely climb first thing in the morning to catch the sun rising and panoramic views over the coast. Take water, a hat and good walking shoes.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
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“ A good spot to sit and have a drink or a meal and over look the ocean. ”
  • 81 locals recommend
Route
“Wide selection of cafes, restaurants, retail shops and bars along the iconic boulevarde in Noosa Heads with access also to the infamous Noosa Main Beach.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Beach
“A wonderful beach with life guards and a great walk to the Mooloolah River via the beach. Theres amazing BBQ areas, children's playground, shady trees, seating all set next to the Pacific Ocean. Walk up the esplanade and have lunch, coffee or an ice cream and enjoy the sea breezes.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Aussie World is a completely different experience in the dark. Whether it’s spinning through the night on the Redback, shooting through the air and dropping your stomach on the Bombora Bounce - riding in the dark adds a whole new dimension of challenge to your favourite ride. Located behind the Ettamogah Pub its a great stop for the kids.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Fantastic atmosphere and great bar area. If you cant get a table just take a bar seat and everything on the menu is served at the bar too. They do the the best pizzas and takeaway too”
  • 70 locals recommend
Cinema
“There is always a wide choice of movies, as well as being part of a wonderful shopping precinct.”
  • 30 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Australian Restaurant
“For dining right on the beach, this spot is hard to beat. With a modern Australian menu using local produce, the food is good. Great for breakfast, a long lunch or a late afternoon cocktail followed by dinner! Ensure to make a reservation in advance.”
  • 120 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“This is one of my favourites! The food is delicious and the cocktails are to die for! My favourite is the Duck curry and you have to try the Nann bread.”
  • 99 locals recommend
Pub
“Heading into Noosa, I believe that the best burgers in town are here. Amazing friendly staff and simple yet awesome food. It is a must try. ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
“ A good spot to sit and have a drink or a meal and over look the ocean. ”
  • 81 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Fantastic atmosphere and great bar area. If you cant get a table just take a bar seat and everything on the menu is served at the bar too. They do the the best pizzas and takeaway too”
  • 70 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
“Higher end, award-winning restaurant in Peregian Beach. My favorite. Excellent midweek winter specials. Bookings recommended.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“(SUNSHINE BEACH) This where we like to go for a few relaxed drinks and a few fish tacos or crumbed calamari . Really friendly relaxed vibe on the bench tables”
  • 34 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Right next door to NOOSA SHORES resort, you will find this award winning restaurant and bar. Fabulous place to sit and watch the river life. Ask for a table next to the river.”
  • 45 locals recommend

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