Luxury holidays in Sunshine Coast

Areas in Sunshine Coast

When to go

The name says it all, really. The Sunshine Coast is blessed with balmy days year-round. In summer, the mercury edges towards 30°; in winter, it happily hovers around 20°. Food lovers should time their visit for May, when the Noosa Food & Wine Festival ( gets into full swing.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Domestic flights land at the Sunshine Coast Airport ( in Maroochydore. For international journeys, Air New Zealand ( now flies to the Sunshine Coast, but if you're arriving from any where else you'll need to fly into Brisbane Airport ( From there, it's a 90-minute drive up the Bruce Highway to the Sunshine Coast.
  • Trains

    You can travel by train from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast. The Tilt Train and the Sunlander depart regularly from Roma Street Station. The 90-minute trip will get you to Nambour – from here it's a 20-minute drive east to the coast, or south to the hinterland. Visit for details.
  • Automobiles

    Unless you plan to bask on the beach the whole time you're in town (not that we'd blame you), you're going to need wheels to explore this region. Hire a car from the airport when you land – you'll find all of the usual suspects there.
  • Taxis

    A stay on the Sunshine Coast is all about indulgence, so keep these contacts handy: Suncoast Cabs (+61 131008; for seaside jaunts; Range Taxi Service (+61 (0)418 711 989) for hinterland journeys.