Things to do on your Sunshine Coast family holiday

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The Sunshine Coast is a long time favourite destination for family holidays, with the perfect mix of amazing beaches, nature experiences and exciting family friendly attractions.

There’s no shortage of fun things to do with the kids during your Noosa holiday, including these Sunshine Coast Tours & Attractions:

Whale Watching Jet Boat Adventure from Noosa

Experience a magical close encounter with humpback whales on a purpose-built vessel. Every year between July and October these gentle giants traverse past the shores of Queensland and a Noosa whale watching cruise offers the best vantage point to spot a breathtaking whale breach, tail slap or pectoral fin slap.
Location: Departs Noosa Boathouse Marina Noosaville
For more information including pricing and ticket sales see Noosa Thriller Whale Watching

Noosa Everglades Cruise ‘n’ Canoe

Experience Australia’s very own everglades on this wilderness cruise and canoe safari from Noosa. The full day adventure begins with a tranquil cruise gliding along the pristine wetlands of Noosa River to the entrance of the everglades. Home to 44% of Australia’s bird life, the Noosa Everglades are a natural wonder you don’t want to miss.
Location: Noosa Everglades
View the full itinerary and book your Noosa Cruise ‘n’ Canoe tours

Learn to Surf in Noosa

There’s only one way to get started, and that’s to get in the water. Your surfing lesson includes a 2 hour surf lesson, surf safety information, all necessary equipment including a soft beginner board, leg rope and a wetsuit or rashie and surf instruction to suit your skill level.
Location: Noosa Beach
Find out more and book in your Noosa Learn to Surf family experience

Mary Valley Rattler: Return Heritage Railway Train Journey

All aboard the heritage Mary Valley Rattler train for a scenic railway journey through the picturesque Mary Valley from Gympie. This railway journey is a must for those who love train travel. Enjoy the scenic views as you ride through the townships of the Mary Valley. These trains are lovingly restored and this is a great family activity for the young and the old.
Location: Gympie
Discover more about the The Rattler Railway Company and book your Mary Valley Rattler tickets.

Australia Zoo

Made famous by the late, great Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, is often referred to as Australia’s best zoo and is one of the Sunshine Coast’s absolute must-do family attractions
Location: 1638 Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah
Find out more including booking your Australia Zoo passes

Sea Life Sunshine Coast

Queensland’s largest aquarium and oceanarium with one of the hugest and most diverse arrays of marine life – both above and under the water – on display in Australia
Location: Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba
See further information including booking your Sea Life tickets

The Ginger Factory

Discover more with the Play Bundle at The Ginger Factory! Hop on board Moreton the much loved historic ginger train. Moreton will delight in taking you and your family on a leisurely tour through the beautiful gardens and around the grounds. Sit back and relax in open air carriages as you take in the sights of the park, and learn about the history of Yandina and the local ginger industry. Also included in your Play Bundle is a trip on the Overboard boat ride. Board your very own lifeboat and follow the Gingerbread Man on an exciting water voyage around the world.
Location: Yandina
Two great Ginger Factory rides, one great price – grab a Ginger Factory Play Bundle today
or get the full experience with a Ginger Factory Play Taste and Discover Pass

For more inspiration on Sunshine Coast tours and attractions visit our booking partner Experience Oz or enquire with our friendly reception.

Please note that some of the activities featured may have age restrictions.

Sunshine Coast accommodation 

Book accommodation staying at Rimini Holiday Apartments Noosaville. Boasting a selection of self-contained 1 or 2 bedroom apartments complete with fully equipped kitchens and perfect for self-catering. Excellent onsite resort facilities include heated pool and spa, BBQ facilities, free undercover parking and WiFi.  Book your Noosaville Sunshine Coast accommodation today!

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