The Sunshine Coast is an urban area in South East Queensland, north of Brisbane, on the Pacific Ocean coastline. Although it does not have a central business district, by population, it ranks as the 10th largest metropolis in Australia and the third largest in Queensland. Its most-known cities are Noosa and Maroochydore.
The name Noosa comes from the aboriginal word “noothera”, which means “shade”. Here, the bushland behind the coast becomes a refreshing shelter from the heat. Noosa is a paradise for surfers that offers spectacular coastal walks, good food and relaxed vibes.
Removed from the touristic masses, sitting on the edge of the Coral Sea, Maroochydore has both the charm of a small seaside city and the dynamism of a young city.