Virgin Australia operates flights to the Sunshine Coast daily, direct from Sydney and Melbourne.
Sunshine Coast Airport Information
Sunshine Coast Airport is located in Marcoola, approximately 25km south of Noosa and 30km north of Caloundra. The airport can be accessed by various transport options, including:
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- Taxi: Suncoast Cabs operate out of the Sunshine Coast Airport, and can be met outside the terminal.
- Bus: Translink/Sunbus operate a public bus service from Sunshine Coast Airport.
- Shuttles: Shuttle services to and from Sunshine Coast Airport are split between Sun-Air and Henry's Airport Shuttle. Sun-air meets provides for guests travelling to south, while Henry's covers the north. Both services need to be pre-booked. Con-x-ion Sunshine Coast, offers tailor-made coach transfers and group tours on a pre-booked basis.
- Parking: Parking facilities are located adjacent to the terminal building. Both short and long term parking available but there is no undercover parking.
Guests travelling from Noosa to Sunshine Coast Airport (and vice versa) should allow at least 40 minutes for travel.
Things to do on the Sunshine Coast
The Sunshine Coast is one of Australia’s favourite holiday destinations. Living up to its name, the 70km coastline – stretching from Caloundra to Rainbow Beach – enjoys an average of 300 days of sunshine a year, providing the perfect climate in which to enjoy the area’s pristine beaches, exquisite hinterland, and world-class dining and shopping.
Pristine coastline, lush hinterland, superb cuisine, action and adventure, the Sunshine Coast has it all. Take in the tranquil hinterland of the Glass House Mountains, Blackall Range, Noosa Hinterland and the Mary Valley. Enjoy more beaches stretching through the coastal towns of Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Coolum Beach, Noosa and Rainbow Beach. 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. Hand feed rare Indo Pacific dolphins at Tin Can. Keep the kids happy fishing, canoeing or wandering the markets. Or indulge with a day spa appointment or romantic dinner.
The Sunshine Coast hosts a vast choice of bustling shopping destinations. Maroochydore boasts the coast's largest shopping centre, Sunshine Plaza, where big name retailers and well-known outlets can be found. Mooloolaba Esplanade indulges leisurely shoppers with a relaxed atmosphere and a great range of boutiques. Noosa is the area’s biggest shopping drawcard, specialising in high-end designs, signature stores and local creations. Renowned as the creative heart of the Sunshine Coast, Montville is the hinterland’s premier shopping destination – a pleasant village, home to pottery studios, art galleries, antique stores and home-grown labels.
At the southern end of the Sunshine Coast, Caloundra fosters a dynamic dining scene, covering everything from fine dining restaurants to surf clubs bistros. Nestled in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, the quaint farming towns of Maleny and Montville showcase locally-grown and organic produce and wines. At the northern end of the coast, Noosa boasts a reputation as the region’s most sought after foodie destination, featuring more than 100 reputable restaurants. Noosa’s main street, Hastings Street is Sunshine Coast’s most illustrious eating haunt, home to award winning and innovative restaurants. The region’s seasonal specialties are best enjoyed at the famous Eumundi Market held every Wednesday and Saturday.
From chic wine bars to pumping nightclubs, the Sunshine Coast offers a great variety of settings in which to enjoy a drink. Mooloolaba’s Esplanade attracts a diverse crowd with bars to appeal to all ages. Noosa attracts a mix of elegant and carefree travellers featuring beachside restaurants, hilltop nightclubs and popular cocktail haunts. Local taverns offer a great place enjoy live music. While surf clubs, up and down the coast, provide the perfect setting for a casual drink. A dozen wineries dot the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, where guests can stop by, take a tour and try a local drop.
Sunshine Coast Holiday Packages
Experience all that The Sunshine Coast has to offer, with a great range of Sunshine Coast Holiday Packages from Virgin Australia Holiday.Packages include flights, accommodation and an exceptional variety of extras.