The Sunshine Coast consists of three shires. These
shires all have abundant natural and man-made features that
have been attracting visitors and permanent residents since
the late eighteenth century. Caloundra Shire is located at
the Southern end of the Sunshine Coast about one hour drive
North of Brisbane. A further hour drive along the coastline
brings you to Noosa at the northern end of the Sunshine Coast.
In between is Maroochydore the growing Central Business District
for the Sunshine Coast.
Caloundra Shire has in excess of 30 kilometres
of beach within its boundaries. Stretching from Golden
beach in the south to Point
Cartwright at the north. Sitting close to the city’s centre
is Kings beach a popular
place offering protection from the summer north easterly winds
and swells. Close by is Pelican Waters sporting a Greg Norman
designed golf course. All beaches and features are listed
and can be accessed just by clicking on the beach you wish
to read up on.
Maroochy Shire is the largest shire and could
be referred to as the hub of the Sunshine Coast. The best-known
spot is Mooloolaba,
a fishing village that is currently realizing its worth to
the tourism industry. Mooloolaba can boast some top class
resorts and cosmopolitan restaurants with alfresco dining
all a stones through away from the beach. Mooloolaba has attractions
to rival the likes of Noosa and other great resort areas of
the world. To be able to view the Maroochy beaches and find
information on the always changing facilities click on to
the beach of your choice. With only three main beaches in
the shire you will be surprised at the variety of features
Noosa Shire is known as one of the most beautiful
places in the world that attracts tourists all year round,
from backpacker hostels to five star resorts. A highlight
is Noosa National Park
with abundant wildlife, golden beaches and perfect rolling
waves. Noosa Heads is at the northern end of the Sunshine
Coast, other popular beaches in the shire are Peregian
and Sunshine beach.
All of Noosa Shire’s beaches and activities are available
on our site.
Just north of Noosa is Double Island Point most
famous for it's coloured sands and untouched point. Surfing
and fishing is a popular pastime for the campers perched along
the lengthy beach. On the northern side is rainbow beach offering
protection from the strong southerly winds and swells prevalent
in the cyclone season.
Further north you’ll find Fraser Island the largest
sand island in the world. The island is 120 km in length with
two thirds being state forest. The island is a must for four-wheel
drive enthusiasts and campers with several shipwrecks just
off the beach. An experienced diver or casual snorkeler can
have hours of fun exploring. The fishing is also exceptional
all year round.
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