Sunshine Coast Hinterland (QLD)

The picturesque Sunshine Coast Hinterland sits at the fringes of Queensland ‘s famed northern coast beaches.

A grain of sand is nary to be found here, but you can still hold your swimwear. It’s a different form of entertainment to be found between the rolling green pastures, farmers’ wealth, and fascinating natural wonder.

Things to do in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland

It would be a shame to miss a chance to visit the Glass House Mountains. These local landmarks are as beautiful as they are ancient-named by Lieutenant James Cook during his voyage along the eastern coastline of Australia, these volcanic plugs were born millions of years ago. This is an natural playground for young and old, with local flora and fauna in spades. Meander the many Mount Tibrogargan walking tracks or climb the rocky outcrops, taking in the view from the Beerburrum State Forest lookout.

Or take another walk on the wild at the Australia Zoo in Beerwah, where the legacy of Steve Irwin lives on through an amazing array of native and exotic animals and his busy wildlife hospital.

Spend the afternoon sailing through the charming country towns which call home to the hinterland. Trips to Maleny, Montville and Kenilworth are non-negotiable, each with an array of antique shops, markets, bed and breakfasts, and ample galleries.

Or taste your way through – producers abundantly disperse the property, with Yandina’s historic town home to the Ginger Factory, and neighbouring Nambour laying claim to the much-loved (and much-visited) Big Pineapple. Wash away the day’s adventures with a drop from one of the area’s several micro-breweries or wineries.

The soothing waterfalls and swimming holes of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, though low on beaches, show there’s more than one way to cool off after your countryside adventures.

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Tour to Sunshine Coast Hinterland

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