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Tranquil Sunshine Coast Hinterland holiday homes to rent

With its quaint laneways and shopping villages, jade-green forests and ancient mountain ranges, the Sunshine Coast hinterland is all about leisure and relaxation. No matter how you choose to spend your holiday with your family or friends, there’s no shortage of options near Sunshine Coast hinterland holiday homes to rent.

Things to do

What to do near Sunshine Coast hinterland holiday homes

The Sunshine Coast Hinterland has attractions for all ages and interests. Holiday homes are available near locations like the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, a rainforest reserve with spectacular views of the Glass House Mountains, or the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk, a network of trails that traverse nearby towns and parklands. You’ll also enjoy the Kondalilla National Park, a vast parkland with a variety of wildlife, and Mapleton Falls National Park, a forested parkland with hiking trails near roaring waterfalls.

How to get around

Transport to Sunshine Coast hinterland holiday homes

Traffic flows smoothly in the serene Sunshine Coast hinterland, so getting in from other areas is simple and convenient. The Brisbane International Airport is about an hour’s drive, and the Sunshine Coast Airport is under an hour. There are scenic drives across Blackall Range from Maleny to Mapleton, or you can take public transport through low-lying hinterland villages. If you prefer to take your time, you can opt for car hire to explore the region at your own pace and enjoy the sights along the way.

Food & drink 

Culinary culture in Sunshine Coast hinterland

The Sunshine Coast hinterland shares much of the culinary tastes of Queensland, especially with local produce, but it also offers local wines and homemade cheeses from family-owned dairies. Food culture is important to hinterland residents, so there are numerous wine and food festivals, cooking demonstrations, cheese-rolling competitions and other food-related events to help you experience the culinary tastes. Whether you choose to dine in a restaurant or indulge in the foodie culture, you’ll find it all near your holiday accommodation.


Best events near Sunshine Coast hinterland holiday homes

Sunshine Coast hinterland events offer fun and culture throughout the year. Holiday homes can be found near excellent events like MalenyWood Expo, a spring festival that brings an earthy collection of woodworkers together for timber production, and the Queensland Garden Expo, a summer festival with thousands of garden lovers and horticulturists coming together for a day of fun. Epicures will delight in the Ginger Flower and Food Festival, a ginger-inspired food festival with an array of unique dishes.

Family friendly

Family fun near Sunshine Coast hinterland holiday homes

If you’re travelling with the kids, you’ll find an array of family-friendly attractions near your holiday accommodation. You can enjoy Aussie World, a theme park with thrill rides, kiddie rides, amusements and dining, and the Australia Zoo, a large zoo with hundreds of species of native and exotic mammals, reptiles and birds. The Big Kart Track, an adventure site with go-karting and other adventure activities, and the Maleny Dairies, a working dairy farm with exhibitions and a petting zoo to learn about dairy production, are also great for a day of kid-centred fun.

Good for couples

Couple’s holiday homes in Sunshine Coast hinterland

The quiet atmosphere and intimate experiences in the Sunshine Coast hinterland make it ideal for a romantic couple’s trip. Holiday rentals in the area give you a chance to enjoy an art gallery trail to experience local artwork, dine in mountaintop restaurants while taking in views of the coast or sample fresh produce at local farmers markets. You could also try a couple’s spa treatment or take a dip in a crystal-clear hinterland water hole to relax and rejuvenate.

Where to stay near Sunshine Coast Hinterland?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,730 holiday rentals near Sunshine Coast Hinterland. From 806 Houses to 660 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Sunshine Coast Hinterland area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Sunshine Coast Hinterland?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Sunshine Coast Hinterland. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Noosa: 1,193 holiday rentals
  • Noosa Heads: 1,046 holiday rentals
  • Sunshine Beach: 1,023 holiday rentals
  • Caloundra: 622 holiday rentals
  • Mooloolaba: 779 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Sunshine Coast Hinterland! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Sunshine Coast Hinterland?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Sunshine Coast Hinterland with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Noosa: 1,193 holiday homes
  • Noosa Heads: 1,046 holiday homes
  • Sunshine Beach: 1,023 holiday homes
  • Caloundra: 622 holiday homes
  • Mooloolaba: 779 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Sunshine Coast Hinterland?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Sunshine Coast Hinterland are:

  • Noosa, QLD (NSA): 1,456 holiday houses
  • Caloundra, QLD (CUD): 1,100 holiday houses
  • Gympie, QLD (GYP): 48 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Sunshine Coast Hinterland?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Sunshine Coast Hinterland. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Noosa Beach: 1,264 holiday rentals
  • Coolum Beach: 1,636 holiday rentals
  • Somerset Dam: 28 holiday rentals
  • Point Cartwright: 1,335 holiday rentals
  • Bulcock Beach: 1,125 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sunshine Coast Hinterland listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.