Getting to know The Sunshine Coast
Discover Australia’s hidden gem – just a short 70 minute drive from Brisbane.
Visit the beautiful Sunshine Coast and explore its many diverse regions from the Hinterland, Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Coolum Beach, Noosa and Gympie as well as its neighbouring regions including the amazing Fraser Island and Hervey Bay. This amazing region is a popular place for retirees to relocate as it brings a lot of peace and tranquillity to their lives. The region is well known as a popular retirement destination with Over 50s Living Villages, Retirement Living Communities, and Aged Care Facilities options available. It has excellent health care facilities including the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital which opened in 2017.
The Sunshine Coast Council boasts good public transportation incorporating Council link which is a door to door service for people aged 60 and over, or with a disability. The region has two local airports, Nambour and Maroochydore and has several shuttle services for transport to the Brisbane domestic and international terminals. Whether deciding where to make your new home or just visiting the region the options are almost limitless:
If you seek a special kind of visit, one that connects you deeply with the naturally rejuvenating power of nature, you will find pure calm awaiting you in the hinterland. You can choose your own pace as you stroll the quaint laneways of the shopping village of Montville, browsing fashion boutiques and galleries, or hike through the glowing jade green forests of Maleny to Mapleton and across the Mary Valley to the Conondale Ranges. Nambour is the gateway to the stunning Sunshine Coast Hinterland with small quirky shops and cafes dotted between government buildings. Nearby is Yandina one of the oldest towns on the Sunshine Coast – famous for its pub and the Ginger Factory.
If the beaches are more your style, then you will be spoilt for choice on the Sunshine Coast. Visit the turquoise waters of Noosa Main Beach, adjacent to Noosa’s National Park. Still stylish but smaller in scale than Noosa are nearby Sunshine Beach, Sunrise Beach, Marcus Beach, and Peregian Beach all uncrowded surf beaches with sparkling blue water, offset by pure, white sand. Take in the unique scenery from Maroochydore and Mooloolaba from Caloundra to Kawana – the continuous pathway connects Golden Beach in the south to Kawana in the north, passing by the calm waters of the Pumicestone Passage, Kings and Dickie beaches.
Going a little further afar, call into the Sunshine Coast’s neighbours – The Fraser Coast and Hervey Bay and experience the world’s closest whale watching encounters with humpback whales as well as easy access to World Heritage Listed Fraser Island.
So, visit the Sunshine Coast and take in its natural and cultural attractions and you could be forgiven for feeling like you never want to leave.