Queenslands Sunshine CoastSomething For Everyone

By: Lisa Paterson

The Sunshine Coast is just north of Brisbane the capital of Queensland, Australia and takes in 65 kilometers (40 miles) of beaches up the coast.

Central to the landscape of the sunshine coast are the Glasshouse Mountains. Named by Captain Cook in 1770 when he first discovered Australia, because with the morning sun glinting off them they reminded him of the glasshouses from his native home of England.

The Glasshouse Mountains are a significant attraction on the Sunshine coast and surrounding hinterland, that recently they were added to the Australian National Heritage Register.

Along the entire coast line and scattered through the surrounding hills are many towns geared for the traveler, with events happening continuously.

And with such beautiful scenery and fabulous weather, it's not hard to see why it is fast becoming a holiday haven.

The glamour spot on the coast is Noosa, with high rise accommodation, night clubs, shopping, galleries, world class restaurants and of course the championship 18 hole golf course. Whatever, you could wish for on a holiday, you will find it here.

Just a few miles along the coast are many other delightful holiday towns including Caloundra, Coolum and Maroochydore.

Get away from the beach and travel up into the mountains of the hinterland. Visit charming Maleny and Montville. This area is a Mecca for artists and those of creative spirit. You could easily spend several days wandering the streets visiting many interesting shops and galleries. It is a great place to find unique gifts for family at home.

Whilst on the Sunshine Coast you must visit the acclaimed World Heritage listed Fraser Island. The largest sand island in the world, it is 123 km (76 miles) long and a must see. Enjoy a tour of the island in a specially designed 4wd bus or hire your own 4wd for a do it yourself tour. For your first time, I suggest the tour – they are great fun and provide heaps of information, we went a few years ago and had a blast.

So whether you like strolling along the beach; swimming; bush walking; shopping or just lazing around the Sunshine Coast has heaps to offer and is sure to be a holiday you won't want to forget.

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