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The Top Things to do on the Sunshine Coast

You'll be spoilt for choice will all the best things to do in the Sunshine Coast available to book online here. The Sunshine Coast lives up to its name with sunny weather, golden beaches and family-friendly attractions. Feel the sand between your toes and learn to surf at Noosa Beach or get up close with incredible wildlife at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast. The Sunshine Coast is truly a destination that blends natural beauty with a host of family attractions. Browse and book all your tickets to the top Sunshine Coast attractions here.

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SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Entry Tickets
SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Entry Tickets by SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast
4.6

Book online here & save on your SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium tickets! Includes FREE Digital Photo Pass with 8 digital photos included, book now & save!

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Australia Zoo Tickets with BONUS Wildlife Hospital Entry
Australia Zoo Tickets with BONUS Wildlife Hospital Entry by Australia Zoo
4.8

Buy your Australia Zoo tickets online and skip the queue to Sunshine Coast's famous zoo plus receive a sneak peek at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

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SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Plus Brickman Lego Cities
SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Plus Brickman Lego Cities by SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

Book online here & save on your SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium and Brickman Cities Lego attraction ticket with a bonus digital photo pass valued at $26.

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Amaze World Entry Tickets
Amaze World Entry Tickets by Bellingham Maze
4.1

A fun activity for all ages - Amaze World is a must-do when visiting the Sunshine Coast! Make a day of it and SAVE with a mini golf and maze combo.

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Mooloolaba Ocean Jet Boat Ride
Mooloolaba Ocean Jet Boat Ride by Adventure Rafting
5.0

Discover the highlights of the Sunshine Coast on a turbo-charged adventure rafting ride departing from Mooloolaba daily.

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    Sunshine Coast Treetop Challenge
    Sunshine Coast Treetop Challenge by Treetop Challenge Sunshine Coast
    4.7

    Australia’s highest adventure course, located at the Big Pineapple Sunshine Coast will have you flying through the treetops

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    Cruise & Canoe Noosa Everglades Tour
    Cruise & Canoe Noosa Everglades Tour by Noosa Everglades Eco Safaris
    5.0

    This 6 hour adventure of the Australia's Everglades includes a cruise up the Noosa River, canoe tour of the Everglades, morning tea, lunch and drinks.

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    Noosa Dolphin View Kayak Tour
    Noosa Dolphin View Kayak Tour by Epic Ocean Adventures Noosa
    5.0

    Departing Noosa your adventure will begin with a picturesque 4-wheel-drive beach drive into the Great Sandy National Park and up to Double Island Point.

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    Whale Watching

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    Mooloolaba 1.5 hour Whale Watching Adventure
    Mooloolaba 1.5 hour Whale Watching Adventure by Adventure Rafting

    Get set for a high-speed Sunshine Coast whale watching adventure that will take you closer to Humpback Whales than ever before during their annual migration

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    Mooloolaba 2 hour Whale Watching Experience
    Mooloolaba 2 hour Whale Watching Experience by Adventure Rafting
    5.0

    Watch the breathtaking performances of Humpback Whales above and below the sea on this 2 hour Mooloolaba Whale Watching Cruise.

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    Swim with the Whales Tour from Mooloolaba
    Swim with the Whales Tour from Mooloolaba by Sunreef Mooloolaba

    New and completely unique to the Sunshine Coast, book a 4 hour tour for Australia's only whale swimming experience and see these gentle giants up close!

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    Whale Watching Cruise from Mooloolaba
    Whale Watching Cruise from Mooloolaba by Sunreef Mooloolaba

    Have you ever experienced the magic of sighting a whale up close? The tour is jam-packed with spectacular scenery & up-close whale encounters.

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    Fraser Island 1 Day Tour from Noosa
    Fraser Island 1 Day Tour from Noosa by The Discovery Group
    4.4

    A single day tour of beautiful Fraser Island that includes rainforest walks, a 4WD tour, morning tea and a delicious lunch all from the Sunshine Coast.

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    Australia Zoo Entry with Sunshine Coast Hotel Transfers
    Australia Zoo Entry with Sunshine Coast Hotel Transfers by Croc Tours

    Enjoy a visit to the iconic Australia Zoo on this tour with entry tickets and transfers from Sunshine Coast accommodation included. Book online here!

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      Montville Scenic Food and Wine Tour
      Montville Scenic Food and Wine Tour by Coast to Hinterland Tours

      This Sunshine Coast Hinterland food and wine tour includes wine and cheese tasting, breathtaking scenic lookouts and a gourmet 2-course lunch.

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        Cruise & Canoe Noosa Everglades Tour
        Cruise & Canoe Noosa Everglades Tour by Noosa Everglades Eco Safaris
        5.0

        This 6 hour adventure of the Australia's Everglades includes a cruise up the Noosa River, canoe tour of the Everglades, morning tea, lunch and drinks.

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        Mooloolaba Seafood Lunch Cruise
        Mooloolaba Seafood Lunch Cruise by Coastal Cruises Mooloolaba
        4.8

        Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch of Mooloolaba prawns, Calamari and Chips or fresh Fish of the Day whilst enjoying sensational views of the bay of Mooloolaba.

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        Mooloolaba Ocean Jet Boat Ride
        Mooloolaba Ocean Jet Boat Ride by Adventure Rafting
        5.0

        Discover the highlights of the Sunshine Coast on a turbo-charged adventure rafting ride departing from Mooloolaba daily.

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          Cruise & Canoe Noosa Everglades Tour
          Cruise & Canoe Noosa Everglades Tour by Noosa Everglades Eco Safaris
          5.0

          This 6 hour adventure of the Australia's Everglades includes a cruise up the Noosa River, canoe tour of the Everglades, morning tea, lunch and drinks.

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          SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast + Aquaduck Combo
          SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast + Aquaduck Combo by SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast + Aquaduck Sunshine Coast
          4.7

          The ultimate day out in the Sunshine Coast. Enjoy entry to SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium plus a 60 minute Aquaduck tour through the glistening waterways.

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          Mooloolaba Seafood Lunch Cruise
          Mooloolaba Seafood Lunch Cruise by Coastal Cruises Mooloolaba
          4.8

          Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch of Mooloolaba prawns, Calamari and Chips or fresh Fish of the Day whilst enjoying sensational views of the bay of Mooloolaba.

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          Fraser Island 1 Day Tour from Noosa
          Fraser Island 1 Day Tour from Noosa by The Discovery Group
          4.4

          A single day tour of beautiful Fraser Island that includes rainforest walks, a 4WD tour, morning tea and a delicious lunch all from the Sunshine Coast.

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          Australia Zoo Entry with Sunshine Coast Hotel Transfers
          Australia Zoo Entry with Sunshine Coast Hotel Transfers by Croc Tours

          Enjoy a visit to the iconic Australia Zoo on this tour with entry tickets and transfers from Sunshine Coast accommodation included. Book online here!

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            Montville Scenic Food and Wine Tour
            Montville Scenic Food and Wine Tour by Coast to Hinterland Tours

            This Sunshine Coast Hinterland food and wine tour includes wine and cheese tasting, breathtaking scenic lookouts and a gourmet 2-course lunch.

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              SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Entry Tickets
              SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Entry Tickets by SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast
              4.6

              Book online here & save on your SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium tickets! Includes FREE Digital Photo Pass with 8 digital photos included, book now & save!

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              Experience Oz Gift Vouchers Woman On Sail Boat Give The Gift Of Memories

              Let your special someone choose their own Sunshine Coast Experience.

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              Australia Zoo Tickets with BONUS Wildlife Hospital Entry
              Australia Zoo Tickets with BONUS Wildlife Hospital Entry by Australia Zoo
              4.8

              Buy your Australia Zoo tickets online and skip the queue to Sunshine Coast's famous zoo plus receive a sneak peek at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

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              Mooloolaba Ocean Jet Boat Ride
              Mooloolaba Ocean Jet Boat Ride by Adventure Rafting
              5.0

              Discover the highlights of the Sunshine Coast on a turbo-charged adventure rafting ride departing from Mooloolaba daily.

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                SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Plus Brickman Lego Cities
                SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Plus Brickman Lego Cities by SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

                Book online here & save on your SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium and Brickman Cities Lego attraction ticket with a bonus digital photo pass valued at $26.

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                Sunshine Coast Treetop Challenge
                Sunshine Coast Treetop Challenge by Treetop Challenge Sunshine Coast
                4.7

                Australia’s highest adventure course, located at the Big Pineapple Sunshine Coast will have you flying through the treetops

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                Cruise & Canoe Noosa Everglades Tour
                Cruise & Canoe Noosa Everglades Tour by Noosa Everglades Eco Safaris
                5.0

                This 6 hour adventure of the Australia's Everglades includes a cruise up the Noosa River, canoe tour of the Everglades, morning tea, lunch and drinks.

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                Noosa Dolphin View Kayak Tour
                Noosa Dolphin View Kayak Tour by Epic Ocean Adventures Noosa
                5.0

                Departing Noosa your adventure will begin with a picturesque 4-wheel-drive beach drive into the Great Sandy National Park and up to Double Island Point.

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                Caloundra 4 Hour Jetski Tour
                Caloundra 4 Hour Jetski Tour by Caloundra Jet Ski

                Full of surprises, this epic half day Caloundra jet ski tour combines a smorgasbord of jet-skiing through smooth waters to ocean style riding over 4 hours.

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                  Noosa Adventure Tour
                  Noosa Adventure Tour by Noosa Oceanrider

                  The heart starts to beat a little faster as you catch your first glimpse of the waves and enjoy some airborne fun on offer with this Noosa Boating adventure

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                  Noosa Tandem Skydive up to 15,000ft
                  Noosa Tandem Skydive up to 15,000ft by Skydive Noosa

                  Combine the epic thrill of free-fall with some of the Sunny Coast's signature gorgeous beachfront scenery with a skydive up to 15,000ft over Noosa!

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                    Amaze World Entry Tickets
                    Amaze World Entry Tickets by Bellingham Maze
                    4.1

                    A fun activity for all ages - Amaze World is a must-do when visiting the Sunshine Coast! Make a day of it and SAVE with a mini golf and maze combo.

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                    Maleny Botanic Gardens Aviary Tour
                    Maleny Botanic Gardens Aviary Tour by Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World
                    4.9

                    Visit the Maleny Botanic Gardens and take time to smell the roses plus enjoy a 1 hour Aviary tour with this great value ticket.

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                      SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast + Aquaduck Combo
                      SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast + Aquaduck Combo by SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast + Aquaduck Sunshine Coast
                      4.7

                      The ultimate day out in the Sunshine Coast. Enjoy entry to SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium plus a 60 minute Aquaduck tour through the glistening waterways.

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                      Mary Valley Rattler: Return Heritage Railway Train Journey
                      Mary Valley Rattler: Return Heritage Railway Train Journey by The Rattler Railway Company
                      4.0

                      Join this scenic railway journey on the heritage Mary Valley Rattler train from Gympie through the picturesque Mary Valley. Get your tickets online here.

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                      The Top 10 Things to do on the Sunshine Coast

                      One of South East Queensland’s favourite escape destinations due to an overall laid-back atmosphere, an array of wonderful beaches and some incredible weather, the Sunshine Coast is a popular choice for those looking to take the family to a lovely natural spot without the excessive crowds that are common in many other holiday hotspots in the state.

                      The Sunshine Coast is as diverse as it is beautiful – home to an array of man-made and natural attractions, it’s a location that provides a great balance of things to see and do; those who love the water will be in their element here, however, the coastline and golden beaches are just one of the region’s highlights.

                      There’s a great hinterland area, vibrant Eumundi markets, winding inland waterways and animal attractions such as Australia Zoo and the SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast aquarium that cover the spectrum of tourist activities in order to truly provide “something for everyone”.

                      But if you’re travelling to the Sunshine Coast for the first time, with such a diverse range of offerings, how should you best spend your time there? To lend a hand, we’ve put together a detailed list of the Top 10 Things to do on the Sunshine Coast and surrounds to ensure you get the most out of your trip to this South East QLD oasis. The Sunshine Coast is a destination that attracts visitors year after year and after a visit, you'll soon understand why.

                      The Top 10 Things to do on the Sunshine Coast - Aquatic entertainment at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

                      1. Aquatic entertainment at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

                      Location: Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba, QLD

                      The Sunshine Coast shines when it comes to animal attractions considering its relatively small population, with one of the prime examples of this being expansive and popular aquarium SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast (formerly UnderWater World).

                      Having been in existence since back in 1989, it's been a staple attraction of the Sunshine Coast for a substantial amount of time yet has been continually revamped and renewed to stay fresh and modern while adding a number of exhibits and new sea creatures to form a comprehensive marine-viewing experience. The attraction is of a surprisingly high quality that competes – and even exceeds – that of similar aquariums in bigger cities around Australia, and puts an emphasis on interaction and education that ends up being great for both adults and kids alike.

                      Located in the Sunshine Coast suburb of Mooloolaba on the waterfront, UnderWater World provides the chance to look at numerous different facets of the underwater kingdom while hopefully learning something in the process – there are plenty of facts and opportunities to acquire some new knowledge dotted throughout, combined with a range of informative talks and demonstrations.

                      There's a touch pool with the ability to get hands-on with some reef creatures, an otter presentation that goes into detail about these fun aquatic mammals, a detailed look at jellyfish and more. The undisputed highlight, however, is the wonderful seal show that's always a hit with the kids – it's great to see these intelligent creatures interact and perform, and the staff manage to stay enthusiastic and upbeat despite no doubt having repeated the same performance and jokes hundreds of times.

                      Queensland’s largest aquarium, SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, is home to thousands of curious sea creatures. Come face to face with predators in the shark tunnel, say hello to the seals and penguins and sit down and enjoy the animal talks.

                      On the exhibit side of things, the aquarium also shines – its key drawcard is its great walk-through tunnel that follows a path underneath the multi-million litre oceanarium that gives an up-close look at the likes of grey nurse and Wobbegong sharks, massive yet graceful stingrays, large turtles and numerous kinds of fish of varying colours and species.

                      Couple this with some lovely displays of coral reef environments and sixteen different themed “zones” in total each highlighting a different part of the marine world, and there's more than enough to keep even those with the shortest attention spans occupied for several hours.

                      In addition, SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast offers a range of optional animal experiences for those looking to directly interact with various animals – visitors have the chance to do a variety of experiences with the seals (including face-to-face encounters, swims and even a full-blown “trainer for a day” behind-the-scenes tour), while there are also shark snorkel and dive adventures for those brave enough to come face to face with these oceanic predators.

                      Given the quality of the facility and the reasonable ticket prices given the quantity of things to see and do (tickets are cheaper when purchasing online rather than at the counter), plus the ability to receive a pass out to exit and enjoy lunch in one of the surrounding restaurants before returning, it's a solid all-round animal attraction that's one of the key items on any itinerary for Sunshine Coast first-timers.

                      The Top 10 Things to do on the Sunshine Coast - Go Whale Watching

                      2. Go Whale Watching

                      Location: Various locations, Sunshine Coast, QLD

                      With a developing whale sightseeing industry and a number of factors working in its favour such as high whale numbers and reliable weather, the Sunshine Coast makes for an excellent whale watching spot during the annual migratory season.

                      As the Sunshine Coast recently continues to become more popular as a tourist destination, so too does the quantity of its whale watching tour options, with visitors now spoiled for choice of itineraries and operators with which to see these gentle ocean giants up close.

                      Companies such as Australian Whale Watching, Noosa Blue Fishing Charters, Sunreef Mooloolaba, and Whale One all offer their own variation on the whale watching formula, with departure point the main differentiating factor.

                      The Sunshine Coast’s whale watching tour and cruise options are typically divided up into two separate categories – those which depart from Mooloolaba, and those which head out from Noosa. .

                      The Sunshine Coast's whale watching scene has high whale numbers, reliable weather and gorgeous scenery. You can even jump in the water for an unforgettable swim with majestic Humpback Whales.

                      With a shorter peak season (typically only lasting from August to October) the Sunshine Coast offers a briefer window for seeing whales, however if you happen to be there during those three prime months it makes for one of the most viable spots in Queensland in which to do so.

                      One of the key points that differentiates the Sunshine Coast from other whale watching destinations is that you are more likely to encounter the sight of Killer Whales than many other locations; while the whales themselves are not that rare, getting a glimpse of them doesn’t tend to happen very often off Australia’s east coast. It's also one of the first places in Australia to offer a "swim with the whales" experience that allows you to get a fish's eye view of the whales behind a boat.

                      Couple this with the simple fact that the Sunshine Coast is a great destination to holiday for various other reasons, and if your holiday coincides with the three month whale watching window be sure to make a slot for this experience on your travel schedule. Expect to pay around $99 per adult for a standard Sunshine Coast whale watching experience, although sales do pop up regularly.

                      The Top 10 Things to do on the Sunshine Coast - Aquaduck Sunshine Coast

                      3. Aquaduck Sunshine Coast

                      Cruise the Mooloolaba waterways and explore the Esplanade and Sunshine Strip on a fun 60 minute Aquaduck tour through the Sunshine Coast.
                      The Top 10 Things to do on the Sunshine Coast - Noosa Everglades

                      4. Noosa Everglades

                      Location: 186 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville, Queensland

                      Experience the untouched Noosa Everglades on a tranquil cruise along the mirror-like waters. See a variety of stunning beaches, pristine waterways, majestic headlands and forested sand dunes on this breathtaking journey.
                      The Top 10 Things to do on the Sunshine Coast - Get Lost At  Amaze World

                      5. Get Lost At Amaze World

                      At Amaze World, you'll find a series of mind-boggling puzzles and mazes including an 80m x 80m living hedge maze.
                      The Top 10 Things to do on the Sunshine Coast - The Ginger Factory

                      6. The Ginger Factory

                      Location: 50 Pioneer Rd, Yandina, QLD

                      One of the Sunshine Coast's longest-running family attractions, the Ginger Factory at Yandina is actually far more interesting and upbeat than its name suggests. Far more than just a conveyor belt that cranks out ginger-related goods, the Ginger Factory is a veritable theme park of sorts in its own right – it's a complex that features tours, relaxed rides, good food and some lovely gardens all wrapped up in a decidedly ginger-y package.

                      Obviously, this should all be prefaced with the disclaimer that if you don't like the taste of ginger, then you likely won't get the most out of your experience here, however there's enough non-taste-based entertainment so that even anti-ginger crusaders should find enough to keep them busy within the facility's increasingly-growing grounds.

                      The Ginger Factory sits along the Bruce Highway (the “main vein” road of the inner Sunshine Coast) and can be entered completely free of charge, with enough things to see and do within that can be enjoyed without paying a cent if you so choose. Kids will obviously get the most out of this – there's a decked-out playground that little ones will love, while simply exploring the expansive and exotic gardens is pleasantly enjoyable for all ages.

                      The gardens are kept in great condition and are immaculately kept, and feature a range of tropical plant life and spacious grassed areas ideal for relaxing in the sun. There's a great range of food and ice cream on offer (featuring a variety of unique flavours made from seasonal Sunshine Coast produce), as well as a range of smaller stores which offer various trinkets and souvenirs.

                      Far more than just a conveyor belt that cranks out ginger-related goods, the Ginger Factory is a veritable theme park of sorts in its own right with tours, relaxed rides, good food and some lovely gardens.

                      To get the most out of your time at the Ginger Factory however, you'll likely have to reach into your wallet at least a little – the main “stars” of the show here are its two rides and its excellent ginger tour. At the bare minimum, it's highly recommended to hop aboard “Moreton”, the 100-year-old cane train that takes guests on a leisurely tour around the perimeter of the facility to a relaxed look at the grounds and gardens; this can be purchased standalone or as part of a package.

                      Meanwhile the “Overboard” boat ride takes passengers on a miniature 'around the world' adventure as the vessel chases the gingerbread man that's sure to be a hit with younger kids. Likewise, the attraction's ginger factory tour is both interesting and detailed, providing a closer look at how ginger is made and packaged before culminating in some taste-testing, while the beekeeping and production show details the process behind that sweetest of syrups.

                      While each of these can be purchased individually, there's also the option to buy a combined pass that includes all of the above for a reduced price, and thus comes highly recommended if you're looking to spend a solid amount of time here.

                      An attraction that all ages can enjoy, the Ginger Factory is a highway-stop style family attraction done right – even minor elements such as its cafe are surprisingly good, and the chance to buy all kinds of ginger-related sweets, powders and other goods makes for a day out that's sure to at least be a break from the norm for most families.

                      The Top 10 Things to do on the Sunshine Coast - Take a Mooloolaba Cruise

                      7. Take a Mooloolaba Cruise

                      Location: 123 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba

                      While the coastline is the most obvious star drawcard for visitors to the Sunshine Coast, be sure not to turn a blind eye to its inner rivers and canals that serve to provide an entirely new perspective that simply exploring the beach can't.

                      It's in this regard that hopping aboard a vessel for a journey into its inner reaches truly shines, and few offer a better dose of this than Coastal Cruises Mooloolaba who provide water-borne adventures through a blend of harbour, river and canal environments aimed to showcase the best of two of the Sunshine Coast's major highlights - its sunsets and fresh local seafood.

                      Based out of the suburb of Mooloolaba's central wharf, the trips head out along the river mouth and out along the waterways with views reaching all the way down to Noosa's headland. During the cruise, the vessel winds its way on a leisurely course and features comprehensive commentary on the local bodies of water including prominent residents, marine life and more that strikes an ideal balance between being entertaining and informative.

                      Along the way, the cruise stops at the fish markets at Mooloolaba's Spit to pick up a bevy of fresh seafood – those taking the lunch cruise option here will have the option of choosing between four different adult lunch meals (fish and chips, calamari, king prawns or a burger with sides), and also have the option to upgrade to a fully-fledged seafood platter featuring this aforementioned fresh catch.

                      Few offer a better dose of relaxation than Coastal Cruises Mooloolaba who provide water-borne adventures through a blend of harbour, river and canal waterways aiming to showcase the highlights of the Sunshine Coast.

                      Along the way you'll travel along more man-made canals and get a firsthand look at some of the exclusive and gaudily ostentatious waterfront properties belonging to the rich and famous – some of the pricing figures paid for these pieces of real estate are truly staggering and some of the ritziest the Sunshine Coast has to offer.

                      Add to this the chance to see marine life (dolphins can occasionally be seen jumping in the bay at the mouth of the river) and get some great snapshots of the glowing sun on the water if taking their sunset cruise option, and its a variety of spectacles on offer that prevents the trip from getting boring.

                      The ability to grab yourself a wine or other drinks on board from the licensed bar while watching this spectacle pass by is a welcome one, and the entire atmosphere of the cruise is made warm due to the attitudes of the friendly, helpful and jovial staff. Given that it's also great value to money – lunch cruises are priced at $35 with your choice of mains while sunset cruises are a mere $25, with both options lasting 90 minutes – there are few better and more relaxing ways to do a bit of Sunshine Coast sightseeing without having to tire your legs than this.

                      The Top 10 Things to do on the Sunshine Coast - Skydiving

                      8. Skydiving

                      Location: Sunshine Coast, Queensland

                      Looking to live your best life and experience an unbeatable rush on the Sunshine Coast? Tick skydiving off your bucket list once and for all with locations at Bribie Island, Caloundra and Noosa to choose from.
                      The Top 10 Things to do on the Sunshine Coast - Treetop Challenge

                      9. Treetop Challenge

                      Location: 76 Nambour Connection Road, Woombye, Queensland

                      Suspended in the rainforest, take the kids on a treetop adventure on Australia’s highest courses. Ranging from easy to difficult, the treetop challenge in the Sunshine Coast features 100 obstacles and ziplines to tackle.
                      The Top 10 Things to do on the Sunshine Coast - Maleny Botanic Gardens & Birdworld

                      10. Maleny Botanic Gardens & Birdworld

                      Wander the manicured pathways of Maleny Botanic Gardens and make some furry new friends at Bird World in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.