Must-See Sunshine Coast Summer Attractions

The Sunshine Coast is the place to be this summer with so many events and attractions, your visit will be filled with moments to look back on. 

For Art & Craft Lovers

The Perigean ArtBeat is a collective of local artists exhibiting their works at The J from December 4, 2023 – January 30, 2024. With a wide range of two and three dimensional visual arts, media, sizes and skill there’s something for everyone to love. Open Monday – Friday 9am-4pm.

Craft lovers looking to try something new shouldn’t miss the Ikenobo Ikebana workshop at the Caloundra Regional Gallery on January 13. Learn the Japanese art of flower arranging led by instructors from Ikenobo Ikebana Queensland. Find out more here.

Fun for the whole family

Make a splash at the Aqua Park. Suitable for ages 6 and up, the Aqua Park boasts a large array of inflatables including slides, trampolines, swings, wobble pads and more. Located in the Coolum industrial estate, it makes a great day out for all. Don’t forget your waterproof camera.

Ride on an inflatable banana, go tubing or learn to water ski – these are just some of the memories you and your family can make at Oz Ski Resort. Located in Coolum Beach, there’s even  kids parties available.

Visit Australia Zoo for some summer holiday fun! See the Wildlife Warriors show, keep cool at the Laughing Frog Water Park and learn more about wildlife conservation from the team. Open daily from 9am-5pm, this makes for a great day out for the whole family. Get your tickets here.

For Couples 

Thinking of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland for your wedding? The Maleny Wedding Festival Trail runs over the weekend of 13-14 January 2024. See what the beautiful hinterland has to offer and meet a range of venues and suppliers over one weekend. Learn more here.

For couples or groups, Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours offer a range of all-inclusive behind the scenes tours of local breweries, wineries and distilleries. Join them for a day of cheese, wine and beer or an “exbeerience” and discover your new favourite drink. Learn more here.

For Sports Fans

Love sport? The Queensland Beach Volleyball “Queensland Open” is on from January 18-21 where you can watch national, international and local players. Taking place in Caloundra, add this one to your calendar for a fun weekend of Queensland sport. Learn more here.

For something different the Summer of Surf Murphy Homes Maroochy Classic is on from January 26-28 showcasing Surf Life Saving at its best. To learn more about the event click here.

For the Adventure Seeker

The TreeTop Challenge Adventure park is perfect for those looking to get their adrenaline racing sky-high. Suspended amongst 10 acres of stunning coastal rainforest giving you the chance to experience stunning views from the tree canopy. Located at the Big Pineapple it’s sure to be a great day for thrill-seekers. Learn more here.

If sky diving is on your bucket list, the Sunshine Coast is the perfect place to do it. Skydive Australia offer packages from Noosa for Tandem skydiving. To learn more visit their website.

There’s so much to choose from on the Sunshine Coast, there truly is something for everyone.