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Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of Sunshine Coast

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Sunshine Coast. This romantic city is known for its restaurants, shopping and surfing. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Sunshine Coast

Are you searching for things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Sunshine Coast a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Australia Zoo (27.7 mi / 44.6 km)
  • Tewantin Noosa Golf Club (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Lake Weyba (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • Peregian Golf Course (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Cooroy Golf Club (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Hastings Street (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Sunshine Coast

Travelers speak highly of Sunshine Coast for its surfing. If you're planning a vacation around the weather, December, January, February and March are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 81°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Sunshine Coast

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Sunshine Coast is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lake Weyba (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • Noosa Botanic Gardens (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Noosa Beach (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Noosa National Park (6.7 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Ed Webb Park (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Coolum Beach (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Sunshine Coast

The nearest airport is in Maroochydore, QLD (MCY-Sunshine Coast), located 12.8 mi (20.6 km) from the city center.

If you prefer to travel by train, Cooroy Station, Yandina Station and Pomona Station are the main stations in the area.

How many vacation rentals are available around Sunshine Coast?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 2,462 house rentals around Sunshine Coast. From 1,198 Houses to 954 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Sunshine Coast is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Sunshine Coast?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sunshine Coast. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Sunshine Coast Waterfront: 2,348 vacation rentals
  • Kawana Waters: 996 vacation rentals
  • Dickey Beach: 1,268 vacation rentals
  • Moffat Beach: 1,288 vacation rentals
  • Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis: 1,459 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Sunshine Coast! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Sunshine Coast?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sunshine Coast:

  • Brisbane City: 1,078 rentals
  • Noosa: 1,352 rentals
  • Noosa Heads: 1,196 rentals
  • Mooloolaba: 999 rentals
  • Sunshine Beach: 1,165 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when travelling by plane to Sunshine Coast?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of lodging choices in Sunshine Coast are:

  • Gympie, QLD (GYP): 53 home rentals
  • Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY): 2,273 home rentals
  • Caloundra, QLD (CUD): 1,343 home rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in Sunshine Coast?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Sunshine Coast. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Dickey Beach: 1,268 vacation homes
  • Moffat Beach: 1,288 vacation homes
  • Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis: 1,459 vacation homes
  • Pelican Waters Golf Club: 1,306 vacation homes
  • Conondale National Park: 119 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around Sunshine Coast listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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