Sunshine Coast traveller reviews

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The Sunshine Coast is made up of more than 100km of sparkling coastline, dotted with stunning beaches, stylish villages such as Noosa, and bustling coastal towns like Maroochydore and Mooloolaba.

Less than half an hour inland, the Sunshine Coast Hinterland is famous for its fresh produce and gourmet dining. The region is only 90 minutes north of Brisbane, but in this laid-back holiday favourite you’ll feel like you’ve escaped to another world.


The Sunshine Coast highlights the very essence of what Australia has to offer; sunshine, shopping, entertainment, dazzling beaches and a world-class natural environment.

Lexis Sunshine Coast is located just moments from the beautiful Maroochy beach and is one of Australia’s most attractive learning environments, providing outstanding study resources, recreational facilities and captivating views from our three floor campus. Lexis Sunshine Coast is a state of the art school with readily available part-time work opportunities in Sunshine Plaza’s many retail and hospitality outlets, great public transport links and lots of affordable, high quality accommodation options all within an easy walk or bike ride to the school.


Sunshine coast can be divided into 3 areas. Noosa (North), Maroochydore/Mooloolaba (middle), Caloundra (south, closest to Brisbane.

The rent and expenses is probably highest in Noosa and lowest in Maroochydore.

Private schools are usually religion based but still of slightly higher quaility than public schools, having said that though the Sunshine Coast has some great public schools.

100k+ would put you in a high income bracket and you could live anywhere on the Sunny coast and still save loads of cash.

Positive reviews


Sunshine beach is a little gem of the Sunshine Coast as it sits between the main road and the beach. It is bordered by Noosa National Park so it is easy to access this as well as kilometres of white sandy beach with great surf. There is a small village feel with the convenience of shops, restaurants and the local surf club. Children are able to walk to both a State Primary and High School as well as the private Catholic School. It is a 5 minute drive to Noosa and close to large supermarkets, cinema etc. The hills and trees provide both an interesting and green environment that is full of birds.


Sunshine Beach, near Noosa, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, has become one of the most sought after addresses in the area. It is blessed with a hill that gives many homes ocean views, and a small shopping area which is great for the cafe society. It is only a short drive to the larger shops at Noosa Junction, and of course to Hastings Street. The homes are mostly modern, with lots of glass.


Sunshine Beach is a fairly small suburb 3 mins drive from Noosa main street and set amongst the hills leading off the beach. There are some really lovely settings with spectactular views out over the ocean. The beach itself is a surf beach and very popular with the locals.

The shopping centre is quite small and the locals get to know each other quite well at the little cafes. There are quite a few retired people here and also a number of the homes are 'holiday homes' for Brisbane residents who use them for weekenders.

Cost wise the real estate has crept up over the years and many a property now sports a very modern house.

Only 3 mins from Noosa residents seem to have the best of both worlds: the glitz of Noosa, yet the more quiet laid back lifestyle of Sunshine Beach. As well as that it is only 1.45 hr drive to Brisbane.


The Sunshine Coast is perfect for an action-packed holiday or quiet escape at any time of year. Discover its vast beaches, a thriving food scene at Noosa and the many natural treasures of the surrounding hinterland.

fabio la rocca

miss my country so much!!!!must convince my misses to move back...she's so attached to Italy and her mother!!!!but life is where your heart is,and mine is in Australia!!!

Commander Monnk

I love the Sunshine Coast I can't wait to go there this year!

Clayton E

It is a regional city spread along the coast but with some high rise development at Maroochydore. My picks are Coolum and Noosa, but Alex Headlands, Mooloolaba and Caloundra are all good. Worth seeing.