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Discover the Sunshine Coast

As Australia braces for winter, the Sunshine Coast carries on undeterred with business as usual. While summer crowds disperse, the weather stays true to the region’s name, disseminating brilliant sunshine and pleasant temperatures day after day.

Sunshine by name and by nature, the 70km of coastline enjoys an average of 300 rain-free days a year; fostering an almost perfect year-round climate, in which to enjoy the area’s pristine beaches, exquisite hinterland, and world-class dining and shopping.


Embrace the seasonal change in an idyllic setting, with a winter escape to the Sunshine Coast.


The breathtakingly beautiful the Sunshine Coast hinterland boasts charming and historic towns like Maleny and Montville, scenic mountain ranges and farmlands, and passionate locals whom double as skilled artisans, innovative culinary experts and vibrant businesspeople.

Enjoy the riches of region, join the Winery & Gourmet Trail and travel to the picturesque Blackall Range to dine on gourmet food, sip quality wines, and take in panoramic views. Or experience Sunshine Coast life “as wild as life gets”, with an adventure to Steve Irwin’s famous Australia Zoo in the Glass House Mountains.


From hillside to waterside, clear days and bright skies also see the Sunshine Coast’s beaches sparkles in winter.


Water temperatures are generally welcoming, encouraging enjoyable winter beach experiences. Learn to stand up paddle board – a new craze that’s sweeping the globe – surf or kayak at Noosa. Discover the natural splendour of Fraser Island’s unique eco-system on a fully guided tour. Or hand feed rare Indo Pacific dolphins at Tin Can Bay.

The Sunshine Coast also boasts a myriad of opportunities to soak up the sun without getting wet. Holding absolute beachfront position, overlooking Noosa's Laguna Bay, Bistro C is the perfect setting in which to enjoy a sunset cocktail or a sumptuous moonlit dinner. While the "Sunshine Strip" from Maroochydore to Mooloolaba, offers a great range of quality culinary and shopping opportunities, all within a stone’s throw of the Pacific Ocean.

Escape the cold this winter, with a getaway to the Sunshine Coast. Virgin Australia operates flights to the Sunshine Coast daily, direct from Sydney and Melbourne.

Guests now have the option to fly Business Class to the Sunshine Coast, and enjoy Priority Check-in and Boarding, a generous baggage allowance, lounge access and superior onboard space and comfort, including gourmet food and wine.

Our partner, Blue Holidays offers great Sunshine Coast holiday packages.

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