The Sunshine Coast Hinterland makes the perfect retreat for summer holidays as it enjoys a cooler, slightly breezier climate than the rest of Australia. This doesn’t mean that visitors get a cool welcome, however, as the towns of the region love to greet incomers and tourists. There’s so much to see and do in the Hinterland, so here’s the cream of the crop if you’re planning a visit during the warmer months.
You can feed kangaroos, ride a camel or be a zoo keeper for a day at Australia Zoo, Steve Irwin’s legacy to the wildlife he loved.
Cycle the Sunshine Coast
Hop onto a mountain bike and explore the Hinterland’s hidden trails with Bike On.
Go bargain hunting in Eumundi
Eumundi Markets are held every Wednesday and Saturday for tourists looking for handmade treasures of all kinds, from crafts, to clothes and artisanal foods.
Get your hiking boots on and head up to one of the Glass House Mountain peaks. These mountains have lots of different trails, suitable for all abilities and fitness levels.
Rattle those pots and pans
If you attend the classes at the Tamarind Cooking School, you’ll come away with five new and authentic Thai dishes to add to your repertoire.
Up, up and away…
Head to the Queensland Air Museum in Caloundra to see more than 65 restored aircraft from throughout the ages. In April and September the museum has Aero Engine Run days for even more excitement.
Get some waterfall action
The Kondalilla National Park has lots of waterfalls and dipping pools, ideal for cooling off in if you go on one of the many stunning walks through this slice of paradise.