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Best Things to do with Kids on the Sunshine Coast

Holidays on the Sunshine Coast create the kind of memories you reminisce over when you start your own family. Sunshine filled days on the beach, your heart filling with wonder as you traverse the rainforest trail, being so excited at the prospect of going for ice cream you could burst, are just some of the emotions you evoke exploring the Sunnie Coast.

Here is our list of the top things to do on the Sunshine Coast with kids.


  1. Visit Kings Beach, Caloundra
Stunning beach + waterpark playground. Need we say more?

Kings Beach, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast | Best Things to do with Kids on the Sunshine Coast | Discover Queensland
  1. Walk the Kondilla Falls Circuit Track
There are several tracks available, but the easiest one is 1.7 kilometres which is perfect for a family outing. Be sure to bring your swimmers!

Kondilla Falls, Sunshine Coast | Best Things to do with Kids on the Sunshine Coast | Discover Queensland
  1. Spend the day at Point Cartwright Beach
Situated on the mouth of the Mooloola River, Point Cartwright sports calmer waters than surf beaches making it the perfect place for smaller children. It’s also a great spot for fishing, and there’s even an off-leash dog area! Our hot tip is to save some energy and head up to the lighthouse.

Looking back to Point Cartwright Beach & Lighthouse - Best Things to do with Kids on the Sunshine Coast - Discover Queensland
  1. Discover Gardener Falls
Beautiful waterfall? Check. Swimming hole safe for kidlets? Check. Easily accessible while carrying snacks, sun screen, probably a child, dry clothes, towels? Check.

Gardner Falls on the Sunshine Coast - Best Things to do with Kids on the Sunshine Coast - Discover Queensland
  1. Check out the Big Pineapple
Mini train trips, Saturday market stalls, and wildlife encounters this trip isn’t’ just about your childhood nostalgia (it was so big when we were kids!).

The Big Pineapple on the Sunshine Coast | Best Things to do with Kids on the Sunshine Coast | Discover Queensland

  1. Koala Spotting in Noosa National Park
Famous for so much, Noosa is also home to an absolute plethora of Koalas! Venture through Noosa National Park and you’ll be rewarded with sightings of cuddly koalas and also a variety of other wildlife including lizards, birds, and plenty of flora. Not to mention the breathtaking coastal scenery!

Koala Spotting at Noosa National Park | Best Things to do with Kids on the Sunshine Coast | Discover Queensland
  1. Visit Eumundi MarketsThe perfect place to entertain the kids with horse rides, face painting, food stalls and more.

     
    Eumundi Markets on the Sunshine Coast | Best Things to do with Kids on the Sunshine Coast | Discover Queensland
  2. Hike Mount Coolum

The Sunshine Coast's very own volcanic outcrop rises approximately 200 meters above sea level offering spectacular views over the coastline to those who reach its summit.

This family friendly walk takes between 1 - 1.5 hours return on a paved pathway. Arrive at the Mount Coolum Car Park from Tanah Street West off David Low Way. 
Best Things to do with Kids on the Sunshine Coast | Hike Mount Coolum | Discover Queensland



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