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What are the best places to stay in the Sunshine Coast?
Noosa Heads is one of the most popular spots you could base yourself while holidaying on flights to the Sunshine Coast. It has a sophisticated village feel and is teeming with restaurants, cafes, and boutiques. Noosa National Park is located right beside the town centre. This park is a must-see for anyone visiting Queensland on return flights to the Sunshine Coast, and is home to scenic hikes and some of the region’s top beaches. Noosa is also bordered by everglades, giving the town a unique edge to other coastal areas of the region.
Coolum is the place to be if you’re looking for a laid-back atmosphere and spectacular surfing when you book tickets to the Sunshine Coast. It’s a quiet suburb without many tourists, but there’s still a lot to do. Mount Coolum in the suburb’s south holds the claim to fame as being the world’s second-largest rock. Hike to the top for expansive views over the Sunshine Coast. The sprawling beach is another highlight of the neighbourhood, and be sure to stop by Coolum Twilight Markets if you book flights to the Sunshine Coast in summer.
The Sunshine Coast doesn’t have an official CBD, however Mooloolaba is often seen as its urban centre. Skyscrapers line the foreshore, and there’s a great selection of cafes and restaurants along the Esplanade. Mooloolaba is a quick drive from many attractions, making it a good area to find accommodation after booking cheap flights to the Sunshine Coast. Mooloolaba Beach and SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast are top things to do in town, and Alexandra Headland, the Australia Zoo, and Beerwah State Forest are close by too.
What is the best way to get around the Sunshine Coast?
There’s an extensive public bus network to make the most of when you book cheap flights to the Sunshine Coast. There are 29 routes connecting Sunshine Coast hubs like Noosa, Nambour, Mooloolaba, and Caloundra. Two of the routes – 620 and 622 – stop at the airport, so it is easy to reach your accommodation after arriving on flights to the Sunshine Coast. These two routes make stops north of the airport toward Noosa and south to Maroochydore.
The bus is a good option, but having a car offers an extra level of freedom to visitors holidaying on return flights to the Sunshine Coast. Book your rental car through Webjet to pick up from Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY). Hop in the rental car to reach spots that aren’t easily accessible by bus. Venture inland to the scenic Hinterland, or rent a 4WD to take the Great Beach Drive from Noosa to Rainbow Beach.
What is the cost of visiting the Sunshine Coast?
Save on several aspects of your holiday with Webjet. We help visitors get the best deal on tickets to the Sunshine Coast as well as accommodation and hire cars. The average nightly rate for a hotel is $250 NZD. Hire a car through Webjet to reach the many towns and attractions around the Sunshine Coast. Reserve a car from $40 NZD per day to pick up from Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) after your flights to the Sunshine Coast touch down.
There are four transport zones to be aware of if you’ll be catching the bus while holidaying on return flights to the Sunshine Coast. The bus fare ranges from $4.90 AUD ($5.25 NZD) for one zone, up to $12 AUD ($12.80 NZD) if your journey covers all four zones.
Some of the best activities around the Sunshine Coast are completely free; there are enough beaches and national parks to keep you entertained for weeks, including Noosa National Park and the Glass House Mountains. The Australia Zoo is a popular place to visit, particularly for families holidaying on cheap flights to the Sunshine Coast. Entry costs $59 AUD ($62.95 NZD) for adults and $35 AUD ($37.35 NZD) for kids. Enjoy water activities if you book airfare to the Sunshine Coast during the warmer months. Kayaks and paddle boards can be rented for an hour in Noosa for $15 AUD ($16 NZD).
How much time should I spend in the Sunshine Coast?
Start planning your Queensland holiday by booking an airfare to the Sunshine Coast for three to five days. Take a couple days to soak in the coastal atmosphere of the Sunshine Coast, and head into the Hinterlands for a day or two as well. The Sunshine Coast is best seen at a slow pace, so consider staying a couple extra days rather than trying to cram everything into a short getaway. The Sunshine Coast is just the beginning of the beautiful places to see around Queensland. Prolong your adventure with cheap Webjet flights to other Queensland spots like the Whitsundays or Cairns.