Queensland’s premium coastal region is a favourite among backpackers and domestic holidaymakers alike due to its stunning coastline. Found sandwiched between premium surf beach of the Pacific Ocean and lush greenery of the Australian subtropics, the Sunshine coast is a sleepy yet modern beachside town.
While you are in town, visit Australia Zoo; the former home to the legendary crocodile hunter himself; Steve Irwin. Steve set up the zoo in order to proudly display the Australian continent’s wonderfully unique wildlife. Get up close and personal with kangaroos, koalas, crocs and more, as no trip in the country is worth having without meeting these quintessentially Australian animals.
To relax, sink your feet into the golden sands at Mooloolaba. While you’re there, make your way down the shore, complete with swimsuit and surfboard to truly capture a picture of Australia. The town of Mooloolaba backs onto the beach and is renowned for being sleepy, relaxed and backpacker friendly.
While you’re here you simply must jump on a boat tour. Sit back and relax whilst cruising along crystal clear coastal waters whilst enjoying food, beverages, and a spectacularly alternative view of the Sunshine Coast. Most boat tours also include snorkelling and scuba diving giving you the opportunity to dive into the tropical surf and experience Australia’s hidden gems. You’ll easily blend into the natural habitat of turtles, exotic fish, dolphins and rays.
The Sunshine Coast is renowned for offering most of the regions premium resorts and restaurants and has recently started attracting more tourists from the backpacker market, due to it’s superb beaches and unique atmosphere.
AUSTRALIA ZOO | MOOLOOLABA | BOAT TOURS | SNORKELLING/ SCUBA DIVING | NOOSA