Located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba is the perfect place to start your Northern road trip. With unbelievable beaches stretching from Alexandra Headlands to Coolum Beach, you won’t be short on choice.
Hang ten with the locals or why not hire yourself a “tinnie” and go fishing on the Maroochy River. Mooloolaba is also jam packed with epic eateries and amazing coffee shops so you can live like a local and explore like a tourist.
If you want to get up close and personal with Australia’s great oceanic creatures, then stop by the Sealife aquarium for a few hours.
The heavenly sub-tropical coastal town of Rainbow Beach is situated on the Great Beach Drive. An aquatic lovers playground, Rainbow Beach is a major entry point to the 41,000-hectare Cooloola National Park and the southern gateway to world heritage listed famous Fraser Island. Although our vans are prohibited on Fraser Island, you can always take a day tour so you don’t miss out
Feeling adventurous? Why not Climb the 130m high Carlo Sand Blow, a 15ha mass of wind-blown sand that’s 500,000 years old. You will feel like you’re walking on the moon or across a dessert but you’re right on the ocean’s edge, overlooking the Coloured Sands and the coastline from Double Island Point to Inskip Point.
Noosa is by far one of our favourite places in Australia. Stunning beaches, lakes, national parks and the lush hinterland of Noosa National Park surrounds Noosa. If its adventure your after, why not swim with humpback whales (July-October), learn to surf, try stand-up paddle boarding, kayak in the Noosa Everglades or join a sunset cruise. Take a stroll down Hastings Street —offering stylish restaurants, trendy cafes, bars and just a few steps from the turquoise waters of Noosa Main Beach.
Noosa is also just a short drive away from Steve “Crocodile hunter” Irwin’s Australia Zoo.
A short dash from Noosa will bring you to the aquatic playground of Caloundra. Allow daily life to unfold in a haze of fabulous restaurants, sandy beaches, happy trails and grassy picnic spots.
If you follow the track around the Caloundra headland. Pass by Shelly Beach and enjoy the views north before heading down to Moffat Beach and having a cold brew at Australia’s only beachside brewery, the Moffat Beach Brewing Co.
Take a short drive to the the awe-inspiring Glass House Mountains National Park, stopping at picturesque lookouts along the way, or get the blood pumping with some hiking, rock climbing or abseiling.
Spend your last day exploring our very own Gold Coast. It has set the scene for blockbuster movies and world-class surf events, so its no surprise Queensland’s most charismatic city has been drawing visitors for more than 50 years.
There’s something here for everyone, from dedicated surfers to easy-going bars, eateries, theme parks, water parks and miles of golden beaches. Just 30 minutes from the beach you’ll find a subtropical hinterland dotted with tumbling waterfalls, bushwalking trails and quaint villages.
Some of our favourite spots are chilling with the locals in Burleigh, exploring the Mt Tambourine hinterlands, Springbrook national park and of course the amazing beaches from Coolangatta to Broadbeach.
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