Things to do

The Sunshine Coast is an aquatic playground like no other. Beaches, surfing, stand-up paddle boarding or boating, the Sunshine Coast has it all!

The only thing more refreshing than the water is the lifestyle. With its sunshine, endless coastline, lush rainforests and easy smiles – it’s a place where you’ll feel like a local from the moment you arrive.

The Sunshine Coast is host to a range of world-class sporting, music, cultural and food events, and is renowned as a foodie paradise!

A safe and welcoming community, you will get to enjoy the benefits of studying in a friendly and inclusive environment in one of Australia’s leading tourist destinations.


The Sunshine Coast has every kind of attraction you could want and need, from natural attractions including mountains and waterfalls, as well as theme parks, zoo’s, aquariums, food attractions and much more!

Here are our top picks:

Mount Coolum

Mount Coolum National Park dominates the skyline of the Sunshine Coast. Climb the steep, rough 800 metre trail up the Mountain to reach spectacular views of the Sunshine Coast!

Kondalilla Falls

A refuge for many native animals and plants, Kondalilla National Park is a great place to experience magnificent waterfalls, rock pools and freshwater creeks and is a fantastic nature walk.

Australia Zoo

Get up close and personal with native and exotic wildlife at Australia Zoo! Take a selfie with a kangaroo, have a cuddle with the furry koalas, go on an African safari and watch the croc show!

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

Experience an aquatic wonderland where you can learn, explore and interact with thousands of marine life, over 11 themed unique zones.

Ocean Street

Ocean Street is a vibrant food and wine precinct with some of the best cafes, restaurants and bars on the coast!

Mooloolaba Esplanade

To eat delicious cuisine and hear the sounds of the ocean all at once is a true Sunshine Coast experience. You will find a range of multicultural cuisine along the strip of Mooloolaba Beach. Many restaurants and cafes offer student discounts making it an affordable night out.

Festivals & Events

The Sunshine Coast is home to a range of exhilarating sporting, cultural, music and food events including the famous Noosa Triathlon Multisport Festival and Ironman 70.3 events, Woodford Folk Festival,

Big Pineapple Music Festival, Caloundra Music Festival, Noosa International Eat & Drink Festival, and home to the Sunshine Coast Lightning netball team.

Sunshine Coast Beaches

The Sunshine Coast beaches are quite simply some of the best in the world. With wide stretches of clean, white sand and a choice of surf or calm bays sparkling with warm water.

Popular beaches include Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Coolum and Noosa and most beaches on the Sunshine Coast are patrolled by surf lifesavers for your safety.

Access to World Heritage listed Fraser Island

From the Sunshine Coast you can catch a car ferry from Tewantin and explore the Noosa North Shore, the Great Sandy National Park and World Heritage-listed Fraser Island.