Fantastic Family Vacations on the Sunshine Coast

Australia’s Queensland coast is a great place for anyone’s vacation. There are plenty of things to occupy any interest. But for families having their vacations in Sunshine Coast accommodation in particular there is a wealth of things to do and see.


The Australia Zoo is one of the top spots for tourists to visit. Steve Irwin made his zoo a nearly household name, and thousands of tourists and locals flock to this attraction each year. There is plenty to see, and an entire day can be devoted to the zoo itself. Right next to the zoo you will also find Aussie World and Underwater World. Underwater world is the largest aquarium in Queensland, with over 25,000 sea creature to see.

The Sunshine Coast also has over a dozen National Parks that can be visited. These parks offer plenty of forests to explore and waterfalls to visit on the trails and tours. There is a lot of wildlife to be seen in these parks. There is also ‘bushwalking’ you can be involved in. These guided tours can take you into more remote parts of the jungle, where you can experience the solitude of the area. If you have older children, treks in any of the Parks can be a rewarding, unforgettable experience.

If you have younger children, or if you need a break from hikes and nature, there are many famous places to sightsee at. At ‘The Big Pineapple,’ you can visit a pineapple farm and visit many shops and educational sights. There are also many roads that offer fantastic views on the way to your next destination. Planning these roads into your travels is recommended and worth it.

Most of all, usually only a stone’s throw from your Sunshine Coast accommodation, don’t forget to set aside some time to visit the beaches. World famous, these beaches are one of the main draws for visitors to the area. Opportunities for family fun abound here.

Sunshine Coast Accommodation:

Wherever you go, you will be able to find lodging. There are lots of hotels and motels, along with inns and even hostels. If you are looking for reasonably priced lodging, there are some local hotels that won’t cost overly much.

If you are looking for a more luxurious stay, a Sunshine Coast resort will often offer large rooms, spa treatments, a pool, and other amenities. A resort like this will cost more than a smaller hotel, but the memories created will be totally unique.


There are just too many places to eat to list them. The Sunshine Coast offers some very unique dishes, partially because of the unique ingredients that can be naturally found there, and also due to the unique cooking styles and combinations.

Some popular things to try while visiting the Sunshine Coast include Morton Bay bugs, Kenilworth cheeses, locally produced wine and ginger products. The list goes on and on.

Near your Sunshine Coast resort you will usually find that many of the restaurants are unique to the area, instead of being part of a large chain. Whatever kind of atmosphere you are looking for, you can find it! There is everything from outdoor dining in a completely casual atmosphere, to gourmet excellence with top service.

What makes the restaurants on the Sunshine Coast so popular is the warm, friendly atmosphere and superb service. Some restaurants hold dinner shows, so be sure to look into these.


You will also find a great number of markets near your Sunshine Coast accommodation. Here you can peruse locally made crafts and goods, along with food and entertainment. Check the times and dates for these markets before you go. Some are only open a couple times a month, and some have certain hours that they are open. Keep in mind that many of these markets have entertainment for children, so it is really an all-ages place to go.

The Eumundi Market is the largest to be found on the Sunshine Coast. It is open Wednesdays and Saturdays, and boasts over 300 stalls to be explored. Whatever market you are visiting, it is a god idea to arrive early in the morning to ensure the best buys and parking.

Wherever you go, there is also bound to be local shops that are worth seeing. Local shops often reflect the flavour of the region. This is a great place to find quality souvenirs to take home. Your Sunshine Coast resort will be a big hit with the whole family. There are plenty of activities and places to go that have something for every age. Be warned, there is so much to do, you will have trouble fitting it all into your schedule.