Your perfect Sunshine Coast road trip

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From rolling hills and craggy mountains to breathtaking beaches and waterfalls, the Sunshine Coast is teeming with beauty. 

So, when the opportunity pops up, it would be rude not to jump in the car and explore. Plus, who doesn’t love a roadie.

To get you started we are sharing four of the most scenic spots to add to your itinerary around the Sunshine Coast.

  1. Maleny is renowned for its green, undulating countryside. The landscape is dotted with cows, mingled with pockets of remnant rainforest and offset by breathtaking bird's-eye views of the Glass House Mountains, creating an exceptionally pretty holiday destination. Just a short drive from Maleny stop at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and immerse yourself in the ancient rainforest.
  2. The coastal strip between Point Arkwright and Noosa will give you a taste of how picture-perfect the Sunshine Coast’s beaches really are. Hugging the cliffs and bush, with little detours through the beach towns of Coolum and Peregian Beach, this is a drive that will inevitably have you coming back for more.
  3. Down the southern end of the Coast, Currimundi is a beachside and lakeside gem. Start your day with a swim or a surf, then hop in the car with your road-trippin’ gang and head south past Dicky Beach and onto Moffat Beach. Shop, eat, drink and be merry.
  4. Make sure you stop at Point Cartwright. Flanked on one side by the ocean and the Mooloolah River on the other, Point Cartwright is an unpatrolled beach, located at the base of the headland at the northern end of Kawana Beach. There are stunning picnic locations, bush walks and the high cliffs in the coastal headland reserve provide sensational views of Mooloolaba, the Mooloolah River mouth, Mount Coolum to the north and Kawana Beach to the south. As an added bonus, this area is pet-friendly so you can take your pooch along for the ride.