Sunshine Beach, Where Great Holidays are Born
Australia is one of those countries that most of us aspire to visiting one day in our lives. This is the great ‘overseas trip’ that not so long ago seemed to be beyond the reach of most of us. However, these days, and with long-haul flight prices coming down to earth, more of us are visiting that wonderful continent than ever before.
From the UK, most large airlines have flights into Brisbane which is less than two hours away from the Sunshine Coast. Sunshine Beach is situated here and, as the name would suggest, this is the place to catch some rays! It is just to the south of Noosa Heads and Noosa itself which is the bustling tourist area containing Hastings Street where tourists and locals mingle every day. On the beach too is vast sand dunes and rolling waves which attracts all the top surfers to the area. This beach is also good for novices too because there are lifeguards on duty and warning flags to keep swimmers within easy reach.
What to Do Here
There are so many things to do in this area that the mind boggles at the thought of it all. The National Park has all the usual animals within, including kangaroos and koalas, so this is a great place to take a hike or a leisurely day sight seeing.
There are boat trips going up and down the Noosa River and into the Everglades and the lakes so, if it is a watery experience that is needed, there is plenty of them on offer.
Shopping trips are taken care of in Hastings Street since it has top class boutiques and designer outlets as well as a more down to earth shopping centre. Food experts will love it here too since there are dishes from all over the world waiting to be tasted.
For the thrill seekers, Noosa and its environs is a dream. Aussie World is not far away and, to ensure that visitors get all the action they need, three to five consecutive day passes are available at reduced rates. See the sights along the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and the Great Sunshine Way by buying up one of these passes. This enables the ticket holder to get some action packed rides under his belt, go on a cruise or two or look in on any of the cultural events that are going on for most of the year. Perhaps the best pass is the one with unlimited access for three to five day ticket which means the energetic can get around all the attractions as fast as they like without paying one cent more than they have to.
Some of these tickets come with a full color guide and map to help the family decide what to do next. There are also special offers on all the time so research these to get the best deal possible before the visit is made. All this can be done online and the tickets will be confirmed instantly.
Where to Stay
Sunshine Beach has holiday accommodation to suit any budget. Back packers and tent aficionados are just as welcome as those that want the luxury accommodation on offer. In between there is family friendly holiday apartments in Sunshine Beach as well as holiday houses and self-contained accommodation. Serviced apartments are a great idea to give the parents a break from the drudgery of housework so consider this when booking.
It is never really cold on the Sunshine Coast so the most anyone would have to pack is a long sleeved garment to keep the chill out. The winter is the opposite to the European summer but it is still very warm by European standards.