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SUNSHINE COAST ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

With attractions ranging from unspoiled, endless surf beaches, the World Heritage listed Fraser Island and the Blackall Ranges to the unique Glasshouse Mountains; the Sunshine Coast has it all. Located directly on the beach in the heart of it all, Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort is the premier choice of hotel accommodation for effortless access to it all.

Whether you like relaxing on the beach, travelling the food and wine trail, dining in, shopping till you drop, or getting your adrenaline pumping, there is something for everyone. Situated amongst a wide range of outstanding dining and shopping options, markets and a multitude of outdoor adventures, Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort’s Discovery Desk can assist you with information and bookings for the most popular things to do on the Sunshine Coast.
To help with your holiday planning, nearby Sunshine Coast attractions, activities and things to do include:

  •     Australia Zoo
  •     Underwater World
  •     Big Kart Track
  •     The Wharf Mooloolaba
  •     Aussie World
  •     Ginger Factory
  •     Big Pineapple
  •     Mary Valley Rattler
  •     Fraser Island Tours
  •     Whale Watching (seasonal)
  •     Day tours including river cruises, eco tours & the Great Barrier Reef
  •     Eumundi Market
  •     Sunshine Coast Golf Course
  •     Boat hire
  •     Deep sea fishing
  •     Scuba diving
  •     Jet ski & jet pack hire
  •     Bushwalking
  •     Art galleries

ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES ON THE SUNSHINE COAST

  •     Dive with sharks or swim with the seals at Underwater World
  •     Skydive onto a beach - Coolum/Caloundra
  •     Jet ski or Jet pack on the Maroochy River
  •     Deep sea fishing at Noosa or Mooloolaba
  •     Scuba Dive the HMAS Brisbane at Mooloolaba

SHOPPING ON THE SUNSHINE COAST

  •     Hastings Street Noosa
  •     Boutiques of Mooloolaba Esplanade
  •     Noosa Civic Plaza
  •     Sunshine Plaza
  •     Kawana Shopping World
  •     Eumundi Markets
  •     Mapleton Arts & Crafts
  •     Montville & Maleny

For a comprehensive list of events on the Sunshine Coast, visit Events Sunshine Coast here

Novotel Sunshine Coast

TREE TOP CHALLENGE BIG PINEAPPLE

THE BIG KART TRACK

AUSSIE WORLD

THE GINGER FACTORY

WHALE WATCHING (SEASONAL)

SUNSHINE COAST MARKETS

THE BIG PINEAPPLE

HIKES, TRAILS & WALKS

CRAFT BREWERIES & DISTILLERIES

Sightseeing
Bars
Culture
Family
Entertainment

TREE TOP CHALLENGE BIG PINEAPPLE

Get Ready to Push your fears to the limit and get your adrenaline racing at the Big Pineapple on the Sunshine Coast. Our Adventure Park takes you sky-high with 100 challenges and 12 ziplines sitting in the trees at more than 25m above the ground.

THE BIG KART TRACK

The Big Kart Track is the largest commercial go-kart track in Australia.

The track is 1.2 km in length and 8 metres wide. Put your wits against big sweeping bends, challenging chicanes, hair-rising hairpins and supercharged straights.

AUSSIE WORLD

Are you looking for thrills and spills? Then you’ve found it all at Aussie World – slap bang in the middle of the Sunshine Coast on the Bruce Highway. There are rides that will get you soaked! There are rides that will make you green and dizzy! There are simulators and slides, bumps and coasters!  

THE GINGER FACTORY

The Ginger Factory is packed with fun and discovery for everyone. Enjoy a world of taste, living history, and of course the largest range of The World's Finest Ginger products.

WHALE WATCHING (SEASONAL)

Whale One Pty Ltd is the premier luxury charter business on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Just 1 hour North of Brisbane and 1 hour South of Noosa.

SUNSHINE COAST MARKETS

A trip to the local markets is a must-do for your next Sunshine Coast holiday. Whether you're looking for handmade gifts, homewares, jewellery or apparel as well as local eats and refreshing drinks, the markets on the Sunshine Coast have something for everyone. 

THE BIG PINEAPPLE

The Big Pineapple Market is one of the biggest all weather markets on the Sunshine Coast. It’s a blossoming and dynamic place pulsating with life.

HIKES, TRAILS & WALKS

The Sunshine Coast region is home to incredibly diverse walking tracks, trails and hikes. 

CRAFT BREWERIES & DISTILLERIES

The Sunshine Coast is home to a wide range of mirco and local breweries and gin distilleries.