With miles of beaches that are a little less crowded than their rivals on the Gold Coast, you can easily find a little space for yourself. The Sunshine Coast has lots of other good reasons to visit as well. The famous Australia Zoo and a stack of smaller scale parks are other reason people from Around Australia and the World call this their favorite family holiday destination. The Ginger Factory and Underwater World are the other more notable attractions for families.
The Blackall Ranges in the hinterland also offers a great Sunshine Coast family day trip complete with waterfall swims .
The rain forest at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve is located on this elevated plateau which offers spectacular outlook over the Glasshouse mountains and opportunities to explore the local history.
Noosa National park is scattered with beaches, clear water bays and also offers opportunities to view koala in the wild. I'ts one of a whole stack of wilderness areas that hug the beach along the the Sunshine Coast strip between Noosa and Coloundra.