Sitting to the north of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast is the quieter, mellower sister to the Gold Coast to the south.

Endless beaches, beautiful national parks and a lush hinterland await travellers lucky enough to spend some time in the area.

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Fast facts about the Sunshine Coast

Where is it? Just north of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast can be found on Queensland's coast.

How do I get there? The Sunshine Coast's main airport is in Maroochydore, with flights from Jetstar, Virgin and Qantas available from limited destinations. A 1.5-2-hour drive down the coast, depending where you're going, Brisbane Airport is an alternate option with more flight options available. Read more...

When should I go? Just as the area's warming up after winter, but before the summer crowds kick in, October and November are some of the best months to visit. Read more...

What should I do? Meet koalas at Australia Zoo, beach hop, explore national parks, go for a nature walk in the hinterland. Read more...

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