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by andymoss Online Now Jan 25, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Hi There!

I arrive at the Sunshine coast and have four days to see some of the sights and experience the Sunshine coast making my way down to the Gold Coast for a flight, so time is short.

Does anyone have any ideas of essential things to do/experience within the four days?

Thanks Guys

Andy

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    Re: Sunshine Coast to Gold Coast

    by wise23girl Online Now Jan 25, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    The Sunshine Coast stretches from Noosa to Caloundra and has a wonderful hinterland as well.

    I have a page on Mooloolaba with things to do
    "Mooloolaba...just come as you are" - Mooloolaba by wise23girl

    and Maroochydore...which I call my Sunshine Coast page
    "Sunshine Coast Queensland Australia" - Maroochydore by wise23girl

    There is also a page that links lots of the Hinterland towns together...you can take a virtual tour
    "What is it about Landsborough" - Landsborough by wise23girl

    So have a look at the pages I have given links for and get back to me if you like...I live on Sunshine Coast

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    Re: Sunshine Coast to Gold Coast

    by stevemt Online Now Jan 25, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    What are your interest's ie:- theme parks, bush walking, relaxing on the beach, shopping, it all makes a difference and will be easier to give you some idea's

    STEVE

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    Re: Sunshine Coast to Gold Coast

    by scrooge1947 Online Now Jan 25, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    Not sure if you have a car, but the Eumundi Markets are worth a visit, open Wed. 8-1.30pm and Sat. 7-2pm 20k west of Noosa Heads. From there you can go to Montville for some great specialist shops and if I remember around there you are close to some walks.

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  • Re: Sunshine Coast to Gold Coast

    by andymoss Online Now Jan 26, 2013 at 4:18 AM

    Thanks for the replys very helpful indeed.

    I was thinking af a trip to Frazer Island and then working my way to the Gold Coast i will have access to a car for sure. Id like to stop off at a beach a long the way and im very much more adventurous than i am a shopper.

    Cheers
    Andy

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    Re: Sunshine Coast to Gold Coast

    by wise23girl Online Now Jan 26, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    So where are you from Andy? Do you know Australia?
    If you put Fraser Island in the search box you will find information from VTers...

    Here is a website
    sunrover.com.au/fraser.htm?g...

    You do realize you will need to go further north than the Sunshine Coast(Hervey Bay/Maryborough) or else do a day tour from where you are staying.
    "Tour Fraser Island" - State of Queensland Things to Do Tip by wise23girl

    There is an Everglades boat cruise near Noosa...

    Here is a beach and mountain walk from Coolum
    "Sunshine Coast Beach and Mountain Walk" - State of Queensland Things to Do Tip by wise23girl

    Popular surfing beaches are Noosa, Mooloolaba, Caloundra in order of closeness to Brisbane on your way to Gold Coast.

    And yes there are extensive bush walks in the hinterlands....
    "Bush Walking. The Great Walk." - Maleny Things to Do Tip by wise23girl

    You can begin at various points along the walk if you do not want to do the whole journey

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  • Re: Sunshine Coast to Gold Coast

    by andymoss Online Now Jan 28, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    I'm from the UK unfortunately :)

    Ive had a look through the forums and the info on here is great thank you so much.

    Am i right in thinking that a supervised pre planned tour of Frazer Island is the better option?

    CHEERS

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    Re: Sunshine Coast to Gold Coast

    by wise23girl Online Now Jan 28, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    Hi Andy
    Look at my Queemsland page map
    "Queensland the Place to Be" - State of Queensland by wise23girl to get an idea of comparative size.
    Then I suggest you get an ordinary map of Queensland and plot out where you want to go....at least you drive on the correct side of the road.

    Here is a tip on Exit numbers for Sunshine Coast off the Bruce Highway with links to other info
    "Know your EXIT number" - State of Queensland Transportation Tip by wise23girl

    and Queensland Traffic Guide
    tmr.qld.gov.au/Safety/Driver...

    Now the more adventurous may not agree but I suggest you do an organized 4WD tour of Fraser from where you locate yourself on Sunshine Coast.

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  • Re: Sunshine Coast to Gold Coast

    by montvillegrove Online Now Mar 12, 2013 at 6:37 AM

    Definitely go up to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Montville, Mapleton, Maleny are all lovely little towns. Spectacular scenery, great cafes and restaurants. Stay a few days in a sedluded cottage.

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