Top free things to do on the Sunshine Coast

Top free things to do on the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is located south east of Queensland and provides several kilometers of beach on the Pacific Ocean. Visiting the location doesn’t have to blow a hole in your budget. There’s plenty to see and do that won’t cost you a penny.

Ocean and Beach

With kilometres of beach and a blue sparkling ocean, you can beach walk to your heart’s content and take a dip in the refreshing water whenever the mood catching you. Knowing that Surf Life Savers are never far away, you can swim with peach of mind.

Other than swimming you can ride the waves on your surfboard, go sailing or spend a relaxing time fishing or scuba diving.

National Parks

If you prefer solitude and tranquility, try one of several national parks on the Sunshine Coast. The parks offer walking paths with stunning views, and lookout platforms for when you a need of a rest. While you recharge your batteries you have the opportunity to read up on the history of the park. Some parks include a waterfall where you can cool off in the rock pools.

Botanical Gardens

The Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden and the Noosa Botanic Garden are free to the public. Both gardens offer walking paths, picnic spots, and of course acres of garden with local and exotic vegetation. Spanning an area of over eight hectares, you better put your walking shoes on to walk in comfort.


When the kids need to blow off steam, take them to one of many playgrounds along the Sunshine Coast. The most popular being Noosaville’s The Big Pelican. At the playground you can spread out a picnic or make use of the BBQ facilities. An added bonus are the real pelicans that frequent the Noosa River and are quite happy to be fed by the children.

Hastings Street

If you’re a little short of money, but you still like to see what’s on offer, take a walk down Hastings Street. This shopping strip with an array of boutiques offers anything and everything from souvenirs, trendy outfits, home décor, and various forms of art. For the tired, the hungry and/or thirsty there’s a choice of cafes and restaurants.

Road Trips

Tired of all the walking, swimming, surfing and window shopping? Take a day off with a scenic drive in your car. The Sunshine Coast offers plenty of routes and lookouts that will keep your camera busy as you pass through beach towns or go up in the mountains.

You don’t need money to have fun at the Sunshine Coast, the sun, the water and the beach are all free.

Contact Clubb Coolum Beach Resort for special accommodation packages for an affordable Sunshine Coast holiday.