Travel Information

How to get to the Sunshine Coast

Located on the southeast corner of Queensland the Sunshine Coast has become a very popular holiday spot for locals and international tourists. The Sunshine Coast in Queensland stretches from the Cooloola coast in the north taking in Noosa, Sunshine Beach, Peregian, Coolum, Marcoola, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba and Caloundra as the main towns. 

The Sunshine Coast is known for its fantastic weather, endless stretches of beautiful beaches, eclectic mix of restaurants and cafes, abundant national parks with amazing flora and fauna, huge array of resorts and holiday homes to suit all budgets and also plenty of tours, activities and attractions to keep you busy day after day or you can simply do nothing and enjoy the relaxed lifestyle. Whatever you choose to do on your Sunshine Coast holiday you will want to come back again and again and again.

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Sunshine Coast Airport is located in Marcoola, which services flights from most Australian capital cities. Sunshine Coast Airport is located centrally to most popular destinations on the Sunshine Coast being only about a 30 minute drive south to Maroochydore and Mooloolaba and about a 25 minute drive north to Noosa. The airport has taxi and bus terminals that can transport you to your destination.

Brisbane Airport is located just north of Brisbane and is a busy international terminal that is the busiest commercial airport in Queensland. Transfers to and from the Sunshine Coast to Brisbane Airport are readily available.

If arriving to the Sunshine Coast by train the main stops are in Cooroy and Nambour depending on your destination on the Sunshine Coast. Sun Bus offer a connecting service from Nambour or Cooroy to the most popular destinations on the Sunshine Coast. Rail and Bus timetables can be found at www.translink.com.au.

Driving to the Sunshine Coast is very popular with access from all major roads being fairly straight forward. Always remember to drive safely and take a rest at one of the many road houses or tourist stops along the way.

Weather

The Sunshine Coast is known for its wonderful climate and weather being mild most of the year. Average annual temperatures are around 25 degrees Celsius and water temperature can range from 18 degrees in winter to 24 degrees in summer.

Beach & Sun Safety

Always remember to swim between the Red and Yellow flags on patrolled beaches as this is the safest place to swim and always listen to the instructions and advice of the surf lifesavers on duty because if they can’t see you they can’t save you..

When you are heading out for some fun in the sun always remember to “Slip Slop Slap” – Slip on a shirt, Slop on some sunscreen and Slap on a hat to protect yourself and your loved ones from the UV rays.

Time Zone

Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is GMT plus 10 hours. Please note that Queensland does not participate in daylight savings.

Medical Services

The Sunshine Coast has two public hospitals which are located at Caloundra and Nambour.

There are also private hospitals which are located at Noosa, Nambour, Buderim and Caloundra.

All day and night medical centres can be found throughout the Sunshine Coast and there are also mobile doctors on call.

Disabled Services

Disabled services are available in many public areas, shopping centres, attractions and restaurants across the Sunshine Coast.