Discover the Sunshine Coast in Winter

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

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, 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.

Discover the Sunshine Coast 

Words by Alice Nash - Published 28 May 2012
Quick Facts 
Population Approx 310,000
Time Zone GMT +10
Languages English (official)
Currency Australian dollar (AUD)
Electricity 220 – 240v 50Hz
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