Travel Information

Family Picnic At Noosa National Park

An alluring blend of inviting beaches, chic coastal hot spots, charming mountain villages and lively seaside towns, the Sunshine Coast is all about stylish relaxation and reconnection. There’s a tempting range of surf beaches and sheltered bays, championship golf courses and unspoilt national parks. Some of Australia’s best restaurants, cafés and cooking schools make the most of the climate, fresh locally grown produce and views.

Don’t miss a visit to the National Heritage listed Glass House Mountains and discover the green hills behind the Sunshine Coast, a haven of cosy hideaways, artists’ galleries and rainforest walking tracks.

Climate:

Queensland's Sunshine Coast and Fraser Coast enjoys a pleasant climate year round with an average day temperature of around 22 Celsius.

What to Bring:

Clothing that will protect you from the sun, including a hat, sunglasses and water resistant sunscreen. Casual, lightweight clothing is suitable for most of the year, although we suggest something warm to slip on at night and during the winter months. Smart casual clothing is required in most restaurants, hotels, bars and resorts. Don't forget your sand shoes or comfortable walking shoes.

Arriving from Overseas:

Brisbane’s modern international airport is the gateway to the Sunshine Coast. Coach transfers and car hire are available from Brisbane Airport to the Sunshine Coast. Should your clients enter Australia in Sydney or Melbourne, there are direct domestic services to Sunshine Coast Airport with Jetstar, Virgin Blue and Tiger Airways.

Shopping:

Generally, shops on the Sunshine Coast open from 8.30 am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday and until 9pm on Thursday nights. Larger supermarkets generally open from 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday.

Beach Safety:

Queensland has some of the world's greatest beaches, however care and caution should be exercised in all aquatic environments. Please remember to swim between the flags and listen to the instructions from the lifesavers and lifeguards.

Time:

The Sunshine Coast operates on Eastern Standard Time (EST). Daylight saving is not observed in Queensland.

Medical Services:

Standards are high. Overseas visitors should obtain their own medical insurance.

Departure Tax:

A passenger movement charge of departure tax is included in the price of airline tickets. Exemptions apply to children under 12 years, 24-hour transit passengers or transit passengers who stay longer than a day if departure is delayed by circumstances beyond their control.

Electricity:

240/250 volts AC 50HZ. Universal outlets for 110 volts (shavers only) are standard in hotels, apartments and motels.

Passport / Visas:

Visas are required by all visitors travelling to Australia except for New Zealand passport holders.

Disabled Services

Most public areas, shopping centres, accommodation, attractions and restaurants have disabled facilities and services. Advance advice about special needs will ensure the best possible assistance from local operators.

For more information telephone:

Paraplegic and Quadraplegic Association of Queensland on +61 7 3391 2044