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5 Tips for Visiting the Sunshine Coast

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5 Tips for Visiting the Sunshine Coast

Are you ready to experience the pristine beaches, iconic wildlife, and gorgeous scenery of the Sunshine Coast? Bribie and Moreton Island are perfect spots for the whole family to relax and recharge. Enjoy activities like kayaking, paddleboarding, surfing, and snorkelling. You can also just relax on the white, sandy beaches and soak in the true beauty of the Sunshine Coast. Are you feeling inspired? The team here at G’Day Adventure Tours is happy to help you start planning your trip and to be your guide to this tropical paradise.


#1 Best Time to Visit

True to its name, the Sunshine Coast receives over 300 days of sunshine per year. The sub-tropical climate keeps the temperatures mild, even during the winter. There is really never a bad time to visit. The Sunshine Coast delivers terrific holiday weather all year long. If you would like to see Humpback whales on your vacation, then plan to visit between June – November. This is when the whales are migrating here for the winter to breed. If you’re lucky, you might get to see baby Humpback whales!


#2 How to Get Here

There are non-stop flights to the Sunshine Coast Airport from a few airports like Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide Airports. If you are travelling from anywhere else, the best airport to fly into is Brisbane Airport. The Sunshine Coast is only a short trip from Brisbane City. If you are looking for Brisbane Airport parking for your trip, then try booking online in advance to find cheap options and save money for your vacation. G’Day Adventure Tours can pick you up from Brisbane City for some of our tours.


#3 Where to Stay

The Sunshine Coast is not just one city, but rather a collection of towns and villages that make up the Sunshine Coast region. The region extends from Bribie Island in the South to Rainbow Beach in the north. Picking a place to stay is entirely dependent on what you want to do for your vacation. If you want to stay in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, then stay near Mooloolaba Beach. You can also stay near Noosa Heads, which is a great place to stay if you want to visit Noosa National Park.


#4 What to Do

Whether you are looking for an exhilarating adventure or a relaxing beach day, the Sunshine Coast will have what you are looking for. On our Snorkel/Sandboard Adventure tour, you can take a beautiful cruise across Moreton Bay, watch dolphins and turtles, snorkel around the amazing Tangalooma Shipwrecks, and then experience the thrill of dune surfing on a sandboard. Another fun option is to head to Bribie Island National Park where you can kayak or paddleboard in the lagoon, explore the WWII bunkers, and hang out on the beach with kangaroos. If you’re not sure what to do on your trip, contact us and we can help you pick the most memorable trip of a lifetime.


#5 Getting Around the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast extends for over 100km, so you will need to think about how you want to get around while on your trip. Renting a car is the most popular option because it gives you the freedom to go wherever you want and at your own pace. However, if you do not want to rent a car, then there is a good public transportation system that can easily get you around the region. Sunbus provides a majority of the bus services around the Sunshine Coast and they connect the main towns like Noosa, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Caloundra, and Nambour. There are also late-night options for Friday and Saturday evenings.  Check out the Translink Go Card that allows you to hop on the busses and the trains around the Sunshine Coast.

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