• Last updated:
  • 31 Aug 2021

The Sunshine Coast boasts many natural assets which have made the region one of Australia's prime tourist destinations and the perfect place to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle. 

 52.3 Kilometres of open coastline 13,000 kilometres of watercourses 39,835 hectares of national parks, state forests and forest reserves 1,800 local cultural and sporting events each year

7,000 hectares of recreation parks, sport fields and botanic gardens

Information about events, accommodation and what the region has to offer is available on the Visit Sunshine Coast website.


The region lives up to its name with clear blue skies, a vibrant, green hinterland and an abundance of sunshine averaging seven hours per day, over 300 days per year. 

(December - February)
Low 20ºC
High 28ºC
(March - May)
Low 16ºC
High 25ºC
(June - August)
Low 10ºC
High 21ºC
(September - November)
Low 15ºC
High 25ºC


The Sunshine Coast has a strong reputation as a premier event destination and has something to appeal to everyone. Hosting international events that leverage off the region's stunning beaches and natural environments, the region's events calendar includes (among others):

Caloundra Music Festival

Ironman 70.3 Championship

Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival

Queensland Garden Expo

Visit the Events.SunshineCoast website to discover what events are happening across the Sunshine Coast.

High quality education, training and research facilities

Two Universities

Multi-Campus TAFE Queensland East Coast

150 Registered Training Organisations

80+ Private and public schools

The Sunshine Coast’s education sector is one of the largest in regional Queensland and is predicted to grow by 50% by 2033. For more information on local schools, visit

Entertainment - food and dining

The Sunshine Coast is famous for its fresh produce supplied daily to local restaurants, cafes and markets. Most locals do their regular shopping at large supermarkets such as Woolworths, Coles, Independent Grocers Australia (IGA) or Aldi located at most major suburban shopping precincts.

Local farmers markets are another great way to snap up bargains and indulge in fresh produce and gourmet products:  Eumundi Market, Kawana, the Big Pineapple, Caloundra, Yandina and Big Top Farmers Market.

Eating out on the Sunshine Coast is a multicultural affair with plenty of fresh seafood, tropical fruits, excellent wines and boutique beers. You can choose from exclusive beachfront restaurants, to family-friendly surf clubs, great-value RSLs or treat yourself to the quintessentially Australian outdoor dining experience of fish and chips as the sun sets on a balmy beach evening.