Sunshine Coast Tourist Attractions
The town of Noosa Heads sits at the northern most point of the Sunshine Coast, being 165km north of Brisbane. This cosmopolitan tourist hub is well known for its many food, wine, sporting and musical events. The closest airport is the Sunshine Coast Airport which is located a 30 minute drive away.
- Swim at one of the many beaches and bays.
- Surf at First Point, Alexandria Bay or Sunshine Beach…. or just across the road at Main Beach.
- Walk in the National Parks.
- Visit lakes and rivers.
- Take a tour or drive to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and appreciate the coastal views, waterfalls and unique shopping of Maleny, Montville and Mapleton.
- Pamper yourself with a massage or treatment at one of the many Noosa Day Spas
- Enjoy a game of golf at one of the many local golf courses
- Dine at the wonderful restaurants and cafes, located at your door along Hastings Street
- Shop in Hastings St, Gympie Terrace Noosaville or in Noosa Junction
- Visit some of the many tourist attractions on the Sunshine Coast such as Australia Zoo, Underwater World, Ginger Factory and Aussie World to name a few.
- Take lessons to surf or stand up paddle
- Book a day trip to Fraser Island
- Visit the Noosa Regional Gallery and other art galleries in Hastings St
- Climb Mt Coolum or Mt Tinbeerwah and enjoy magnificent Sunshine Coast views.
- Hire a small boat or a larger BBQ boat and meander the Noosa waterways.
- Visit the local markets, enjoy the music, food and find a bargain to take home to remember your holiday.
OR…simply do nothing but relaxing at Noosa’s beautiful Main Beach.
AUSSIE WORLD & ETTAMOGAH PUB
Don’t miss a visit to the uniquely designed Sunshine Coast Ettamogah Pub, based on the famous cartoon. Located just north of the Caloundra turnoff, the Ettamogah Pub is part of Aussie World, where you’ll find a whole host of holiday attractions, including an Aboriginal arts and culturalcentre, bush camp, sheep shearing demonstrations, pony rides, mini golf and restaurants.
(07) 5494 5444 | www.aussieworld.com.au
Home to the internationally famous “Crocodile Hunter”, Steve Irwin, Australia Zoo has a collection of 550 animals including crocodiles, tigers, koalas, snakes and the world’s oldest giant land tortoise. Don’t miss the demonstrations featuring snakes, otters, camels, foxes and – the 1.30pm daily highlight – crocodiles.
(07) 5494 1134 | www.australiazoo.com.au
You’ll literally get lost in Australia’s largest maze so don’t forget your breadcrumbs! The watered skid pan is popular with kids of all ages, plus there’s a walk-through aviary.
(07) 5445 2979 | www.bellmaze.com
BIG KART TRACK & BUNGY BULLET
Test your skills, and nerves, around Australia’s largest track. There’s also night racing under floodlights and a separate kids’ track. Off-track, the Bungy Bullet will propel you 50 metres high into the sky in just over a second!
(07) 5494 1613 | www.bigkart.com.au
COL’S AIRPORT TRANSFERS
Col’s Airport Transfers operates from Brisbane Airport to the Sunshine Coast. Bookings are essential as this is a express service.
(07) 5450 5933
DAVID HART GALLERIES
David Hart Galleries delivers outstanding service to its clients, providing advice with experience and integrity. David Hart Galleries only exhibit artists that are well-recognized investment artists or artists with the potential for growth. As artists are so carefully selected, clients can be assured of purchasing not only a great piece of art, but a valuable heirloom.
The galleries offer extensive information on artists, regular communication regarding events, exhibitions and new work available. Gift certificates and gift registries available. Level One, 28 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads Queensland 4567. Open 7 Days – 9am to 5pm
+61 (07) 5449 2100| www.davidhartgalleries.com.au
One of the Sunshine Coast’s most popular and enduring tourist attractions, the famousEumundi Markets are held Wednesday and Saturday mornings, rain, hail or shine. With organic fruit and vegetables, freshly-baked bread, locally-made arts and crafts, clothing, sweets, toys, flowers and more to choose from, you won’t leave empty-handed!
0428 135 456 | www.eumundimarkets.com.au
GONDOLAS OF NOOSA
Gondolas of Noosa provide that much needed space – a tranquil and romantic interlude on the beautiful and iconic Noosa River. Take a cruise, have a meal, sip some champagne, watch the sunset, or just watch each other – it’s all up to you. Gift vouchers available.
0412 929 369 | www.gondolasofnoosa.com
GYMPIE GOLD MINING & HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Built on the site of an old mine, the museum offers a fascinating glimpse of Gympie’s gold rush era. Among the displays are a one-teacher school room, Andrew Fisher House, the Lighthorse Museum, sports, music, transport, photographic equipment and ambulance. Learn how gold is mined in Gympie today and you can even pan for gold.
(07) 5482 3995
LEARN TO SURF
World’s best surf lesson, learn to surf with a champion, Merricks multi award winning surf school. Noosa’s only licensed Surf School. Noosa is a safe surf beach in Queensland. Learn in safe, soft, gentle waves in wast deep water with your coach right next to you.
0418 787 577 | www.learntosurf.com.au
MARY VALLEY HERITAGE RAILWAY
Relive the steam train era with a trip of the historic “Valley Rattler” through the beautiful Mary Valley. You’ll pass through the villages of Dagun (and enjoy wine and cheese tasting), Amamoor, Kandanga and stop for lunch in Imbil.
(07) 5482 2750 | www.thevalleyrattler.com
NOOSA FARMERS MARKET
The Noosa Farmers’ Market showcases the finest and freshest of regional produce, grown or produced on the Sunshine Coast and surrounding districts. Discover the flavoursome taste of fresh fruit and vegetables, just harvested, much of it organically grown bought directly from the grower. Enjoy the wonderful assortment of condiments in the way of exquisite fruity jams, savoury pestos and pickles, olives, tapenades, luscious olive oils, handmade meze and antipasto selections. Every Sunday morning until noon, at the Aussie Rules Football Grounds, Weyba Road, Noosaville,
0418 769 374 | www.noosafarmersmarket.com.au/
NOOSA RIVER FISHING & CRAB TOURS
Fish one of Queenslands most pristine fishing areas, with over 40km of Noosa River. Cruise the beautiful waterways, admire the rare native birdlife and enjoy a day with a difference. While fishing the the calm waters of the Noosas River, why not throw a few crab pots in the water and catch the legendary Queensland Mud Crab.
0407 206 062 | www.noosafishingandcrabtours.com.au
Noosa’s awesome oceanrider, extreme ocean fun. Oceanrider is still noosa’s fastest, wildest & safest guaranteed jet boat ride. As your heart starts to beat a little faster as you catch a glimpse of the ocean, and the fun the lies ahead. The sound of a few hundred horsepower behind you, the feeling of weightlessness as you get airborne of the first wave, the screaming and the fun. Join us on the One and Only Oceanrider, Queenslands longest running thrill ride.
0438 386 255 | www.oceanrider.com.au
For the ultimate adrenalin rush, dive with sharks, accompanied by experienced divers. Scuba World is located at The Wharf, Mooloolaba.
(07) 5444 8595 | www.scubaworld.com.au
SKI & SKURF CABLE WATER SKI
Two large lakes are open year-round for thrills and spills – from beginners to advanced.You can enjoy hours of fun cable skiing, surfing, knee boarding or wave jumping. Based at Bli Bli 25 mins south of Noosa.
(07) 5448 7555 | www.wakeboardskipark.com
SKI & SPIRIT HOUSE AT YANDINA
The Award-Winning Asian Restaurant & Cooking School.
From intimate romantic dinners, a party with friends in your own private courtyard, or to celebrate weddings and special occasions – Spirit House offers a dining experience to remember. Set in lush tropical gardens nestled around a tranquil pond, bubbling waterfalls, tinkling wind chimes, the sounds of nature – the Spirit House is a delight for all senses.
Hands On Cooking School: With classes everyday featuring exciting and contemporary recipes, the Spirit House cooking school has become a mecca for food lovers. Wine and dine on your creations in our tropical dining pavillion. The Spirit House Restaurant is open everyday for lunch and Wednesdays to Saturday evenings for dinner.
07 5446 8994 | www.spirithouse.com.au
SKI & STAND UP PADDLE SURFING NOOSA
Stand up paddle surfing is a traditional Hawaiian sport which promotes balance, strength and general fitness. It is excellent for surfers and non-surfers alike, as it provides an isometric workout that strengthens your core muscle groups, while giving you a fun and exiting way to view the natural surroundings.
We offer lessons and tours to help you learn this unique sport, and can supply paddles and specialised stand up paddle boards for all skill levels.
Phone 0412 175 217 | www.standuppaddlesurf.com.au
STEVE’S WHALE ONE
Whale encounters at Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast. Crikey! Have you ever experienced the magic of sighting a whale close up? Come and experience these drop-dead gorgeous giants with Australia Zoo Whale Encounters. By jingo, the marine adventure of a lifetime can be yours aboard the luxurious Steve’s Whale One, the only whale watching operator on the Sunshine Coast, which guarantees the authentic Australia Zoo experience.
1300 274 539 | www.australiazoo.com.au
Step back in time at this medieval castle, complete with dungeon torture chamber and medieval as well as a wonderful doll collection which would delight any little girl. The castle has a kiosk and a gift and souvenir shop.
(07) 5448 5373 | www.sunshinecastle.com
SUNSHINE COAST & HINTERLAND DAY TOURS
Eumundi Markets, Food & Wine Tours, Montville, Mooloolaba & more. Unforgetable day and half day tours.
- Monday Experience Mooloolaba Half Day Tour.
- Tuesday Hinterland Food Safari Half Day Tour.
- Wednesday Montville in Style
- Wednesday Eumundi Markets Half Tour
- Saturday Eumundi Markets Half Tour
- Hinterland Wine Tasting
(07) 5448 6111 | www.noosahinterlandtours.com.au
T BOAT HIRE
For everything on the water. Experience magnificent Noosa from it’s postcard pretty waterways. No itineries to adhere to, just take off, find your own little patch of paradise, drop anchor, lay back and relax. These fantastic drive yourself and no license required boats are easily manageable.
(07) 5449 7182 | www.tboathire.com
THE DISCOVERY GROUP
The Discovery Group is a multi award-winning market leader in eco-tourism, based in Noosa offering unique one and two day adventure travel to World Heritage Listed Fraser Island, and relaxed river cruises into the “Noosa Everglades” – a pristine wilderness area in the upper catchment of the Noosa River system.
Or combine the 2 experiences with our Cruise ‘n’ Coast option – offering an unforgettable wilderness cruise into one of Australia ‘s most pristine regions and an exhilarating 4wd beach experience.
07 5449 0393 | www.thediscoverygroup.com.au
THE GINGER FACTORY
The largest ginger factory in the Southern Hemisphere has an amazing array of ginger-based products and ginger plants to take home. Kids will love the Overboard Boat Ride, the historic cane train ride, dolls’ cottage and wildlife sanctuary.
(07) 5446 7100 | www.gingerfactory.com.au
THE NOOSA FERRY CRUISE
Discover Noosa’s beautiful waterways, and explore Noosa the easy way. Park your car and catch this classic ferry to experience the relaxing stillwater journey takes you from Tewantin, the Heritage heart of Noosa, past the Boat hires, old jetties and new restaurants at Noosaville. The homes of Noosa Sound and into the centre of Noosa Heads with it’s famous beach, shops and eateries.
(07) 5449 8442 | www.noosaferry.com
TOP SHOTS ADVENTURE PARK
This sunshine Coast Attraction park features plenty of fun activities for the kids, including two 18 hole mini golfcourses (one undercover), bump boats, an indoor climbing wall and video arcade.
(07) 5452 7007 | www.topshotsmaroochydore.com
The wonders of the marine world including sharks, crocodiles, giant stingrays and gropers, as well as daily seal shows. Located at The Wharf, Mooloolaba. You and the kids will enjoy the lively atmosphere of The Wharf, with its specialty stores, riverside al fresco eating spots, entertainment and water activities, including scuba diving, parasailing, canal cruises, fishing trips and BBQ lunch cruises.
(07) 5444 8088 | www.underwaterworld.com.au