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Rolling hills and waves

Sunshine Coast beaches are some of the best in the world. Mostly patrolled by surf lifesavers, the beaches feature wide stretches of clean, white sand and sparkling warm water. With an abundance of surf or calm bays on offer, you are spoilt for choice.

Mooloolaba Beach is in TripAdvisor’s top 20 Australian beaches while Kings Beach, Caloundra has been named best and safest by the Queensland surf life savers. There are many dog-friendly beaches too.

Beyond the beaches is the Sunshine Coast hinterland where you’ll find charming villages, ancient sub-tropical rainforests and waterfalls, rolling country hills and breathtaking scenery.

The mountain towns of Maleny, Mapleton and Montville are not to be missed, with cobblestone streets and artisan shops. The spectacular Glass House Mountains have stunning walking trails with awesome views at every turn.

A special place

Sunshine Coast Council is leading a nomination for the region to be recognised by UNESCO as an international site of excellence, known as a biosphere – a special place of active conservation, responsible development and people living sustainably.

Becoming a biosphere will give the Sunshine Coast further national and international recognition as well as generate niche markets for products, services, facilities and practice.

Adventure Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast Council has created Adventure Sunshine Coast to give residents and visitors inspiration on new ways to explore the region’s great outdoors.

With a growing list of free, self-guided activities the Adventure Sunshine Coast website is the ultimate guide to your next outdoor adventure.

Search the map to choose from more than 150 walking, cycling, mountain biking, horse riding and canoeing activities, from the hinterland to the coast.

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