6 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

6 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sunshine Coast trip itinerary planner

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Maleny
— 1 night
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Noosa
— 4 nights
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Maleny

— 1 night
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Maleny Dairies, then admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gardners Falls. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Australia Zoo.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Maleny trip builder app.

Brisbane to Maleny is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Trails

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Noosa

— 4 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Noosa Main Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore), Mooloolaba (Boat Tours & Water Sports & SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast) and BLAST Aqua Park Coolum (in Coolum Beach). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at The Ginger Factory, make a splash at Aqua Park Bli Bli, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Noosa trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Maleny to Noosa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Noosa

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Sunshine Coast travel guide

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Beaches · Zoos · Gardens
Beaches, sun-drenched streets, and a relaxed ambience are the defining elements of Sunshine Coast, a region just north of Brisbane. Having grown rapidly in the 1960s and 1970s, Sunshine Coast became a popular destination for surfers in particular and has now grown into a well-managed city focused on "green" economic development.