Family Fun on the Sunshine Coast

Mon, 18/05/2015 - 12:09pm
Read Time: 1.5 mins

Just an hour or so north of Brisbane lies the beautiful Sunshine Coast. With so much to do for families, this stunning region is one of the most popular tourist destinations for Kiwi families. Enjoy golden beaches, fascinating wildlife and beautiful rainforests on your next holiday.

You don't need to spend a lot or travel far for an amazing family holiday location. With its many unbroken golden beaches such as Noosa Heads, Mooloolaba and Caloundra, the Sunshine Coast is an ideal location for a family getaway. Wherever you are in the Sunshine Coast, you’ll be surrounded by pristine beaches, freshwater rivers and lakes, subtropical forests and warm sunshine, making you feel relaxed and refreshed.


Noosa National Park is an ideal place to escape from everyday city life. There are a variety of trails of various lengths and climbs to be explored. The walk around the coastline is great for its spectacular ocean views along with its easy access to various bays. Take the time to look around for Australia’s native animals including koalas and birds among the lush green surroundings.

For an active day out with the family, check out Noosa River. You can learn how to stand up paddle surf with an instructor, hire a jet ski for the day and ride with the friendly dolphins or hire a boat from the large range of rentals available and try family fishing. Depending on what time of year you visit, book yourself a ticket to go on a whale and dolphin safari. Or, spend an afternoon kayaking up and down the beautiful calm waters of Noosa River.



Eumundi markets

The perfect place for a family drive on a Wednesday or Saturday morning is to the big and busy Eumundi Markets which offer a great ambience with fantastic entertainment. There are many excellent stalls filled with local produce, arts & crafts and much more among the large variety on offer.

Fraser Island

When planning your holiday to the Sunshine Coast, why not extend your trip and take a tour to Fraser Island? The island is surrounded by beautiful white beaches, a lush rainforest and is filled with riveting wildlife. It’s also the world’s largest sand island and has a fascinating Aboriginal and pioneering history. Visit Rainbow Gorge and see its coloured sand formations or explore over 100 freshwater lakes. Keep your eyes peeled for a variety of wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, possums,  dingos’ - or over 350 species of birds.

Looking for more information on holidays in Sunshine Coast?  Contact a Flight Centre travel expert – 135 stores nationwide. Phone 0800 24 35 44.



Carina Frazer

After spending a few months travelling throughout Asia, Carina moved to the UK to settle down for two years to satisfy her passion for travel.She quickly found a job as a tour leader and lead tour groups to some of the biggest festivals and events around Europe including Kings Day, Royal Ascot and the Christmas markets in Bruge.Some of her favourite experiences include seeing the queen at Royal Ascot and spending two weeks sailing around Croatia. Currently back in New Zealand, Carina is very passionate about travelling and is always planning her next adventure.