Just one hour north of Brisbane, Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is sometimes overlooked as a holiday destination in favour of Australia’s more famous beaches down south. With a slightly quieter, more laid-back feel, the Sunshine Coast is home to some of the best beaches in Australia—without the massive crowds and huge price tags of more renowned destinations like the Gold Coast and Bondi Beach.
The Sunshine Coast has a plethora of activities to keep you busy, no matter the style of vacation you’re planning. Venture into the lush green rainforest, hike through national parks filled with native wildlife, or learn about sea creatures at the world-class Sea Life Aquarium. And, of course, there’s also lots of great shopping and dining experiences to enjoy after a day of sun and sand. To help you make the most of your holiday, we’ve assembled a list of some of the best resorts on the Sunshine Coast.