Self Drive Suggestions

The Sunshine Coast offers so much to see and do by car.

Enjoy a scenic drive along the Sunshine Coastline stopping in at some of the best swimming and surfing beaches in Australia, and some amazing coastline views.

The Sunshine Coast hinterland also offers some breathtaking views of the Sunshine Coast beaches to the amazing Glasshouse Mountains from spectacular lookouts such as Montville, Mapleton and Maleny.

Enjoy the friendly hospitality and country charm of the Blackall Range villages, offering unique local crafts and foods. Wet your appetite at one of the many superb hinterland restaurants and cafes while enjoying the breathtaking view of the Sunshine Coast below. A real dining experience!

There are plenty of great attractions to visit on the Sunshine Coast for both young and old, all within easy driving distance.

Australia Zoo is always a favourite, with live crocodile feeding shows and plenty of Australian reptiles and other wildlife on show.

Enjoy a day at the Ginger Factory at Yandina, sampling some great Australian ginger products while the kids enjoy some of the exciting new attractions. And across the road is Nutworks, where you can learn all about the processing of Macadamia Nuts.

Get lost at the Bellingham Maze at Tanawha. This traditional hedge-style maze will have you trying to find your way out for ages. Good fun for all ages!

Enjoy a weekend drive out to Eumundi and visit the world famous Eumundi Markets. Plenty of Sunshine Coast arts, craft and local entertainers on display. A great atmosphere and a great place to find that unique gift for someone.

A short drive away from the Sunshine Coast beaches at Glenview you will find the famous Ettamogah Pub and Aussie World. The kids will be entertained for hours with the rides and sideshow alley style attractions while you enjoy a cool refreshing drink or a lunchtime snack in the Ettamogah Pub.

For more things to see and do on the Sunshine Coast, visit our Things to See and Do page.