Underwater World at Mooloolaba
The Big Cow at Nambour
Noosa from the National Park
Maroochydore from the air.
Lighthouse at Caloundra.
The Sunshine Coast is a one hour drive north of Brisbane, a 50 kilometre stretch of Pacific Ocean
coastline with wide, clean beaches of golden sand that stretches from Bribie Island and Caloundra to
Noosa in the north.|
The waters are ideal for surfing and annually attract thousands of water enthusiasts from both
within and beyond Australia's shores.
Temperatures in the region range from a winter average of 21 degrees Celsius and a summer average
of 28 degrees. There are around 300 days of sunshine each year. The sun sets behind the beaches
over lush sub-tropical highlands that rise 1,000 metres to form a contrasting back-drop to the
coastal features. The Glass House Mountains are a feature of the western horizon in the south.
Temperatures are cooler in the ranges than along the coast. Rainforests and associated
flora and fauna are there to be appreciated, the scenery is breathtaking in its beauty and there
are panoramic views of the plains below that can be viewed from look-outs scattered throughout.
The rugged ranges are suited to the fitter and more adventurous of bush-walkers wishing to tackle
some of the 100 kilometres of walking trails in the area.
The hub of the region is Maroochdore which has developed since the middle years of the
twentieth century. The principal coastal towns are Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Coolum Beach and Noosa.
Inland, Nambour and Eumundi are major centres. The Sunshine Coast airport is just north of Maroochydore.
A great diversity of accommodation is available to choose from - international standard five-star
hotels and motels that soar above the landscape affording magnificent views in all directions;
less expensive motels, hotels and guest houses; caravan parks; camping grounds and backpackers'
The Sunshine Coast has a sunny climate and I recommend you take a hat, sunglasses and a good
UV and water resistant suncream. Informal dress is standard with some more formal clothes
for restaurants and hotels. In winter the temperature can drop of a night so something warm
to put over the top is a good idea if you are visiting between May and September.
|AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ON THE SUNSHINE COAST BY MONTH "C"|
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