Escape to the Sunshine Coast this winter

Sponsored content: A warm welcome and a vast range of special deals are awaiting holidaymakers to the Sunshine Coast over winter.

Wide-open spaces, uncrowded beaches and relaxed ambience make the Sunshine Coast a perfect holiday destination over winter.

Whales are already passing along the coast and Sunreef can offer the remarkable experience of swimming with these graceful creatures or viewing them from their stylish cruise vessels.

Alternatively, you can swim with seals or get close to cute little blue penguins at SEA LIFE, followed by dining at The Wharf Mooloolaba, a haven for the best casual dining, including the Sunshine Coast’s legendary seafood.

Getting away from it all and exploring the rich and diverse landscape of the Hinterland and Glass House Mountains, provides days of enjoyment.

Climb Mt Ngungun, discover the outstanding food, restaurants and boutiques in the heritage villages of Maleny, Montville and Mapleton, trek in the national parks, or take residence in one of the luxurious retreats and pamper yourself with spa treatments and lazy moments in front of a log fire.

It’s just 30 minutes from the coast to the Hinterland, and just another 30 minutes north to Mary Valley, where the historic Mary Valley Rattler offers adults and kids alike the ultimate Thomas the Tank Engine experience on-board the restored steam train.

With a coastline stretching from Caloundra in the south through to Rainbow Beach in the north, avid surfers can almost reserve their own curated breaks, while the Great Beach Drive from Noosa to Inskip is considered one of the world’s most stunning 4WD beach adventures.

With a vast range of accommodation – from decadent retreats and penthouses to glamping and beachfront caravan parks – holidaying on the Sunshine Coast is easy, and to make it even more attractive, a vast range of special deals are now available via Visit Sunshine Coast.

Speak to RACQ Travel today.