The best way to see and experience Sunshine Coast’s glorious stretch of coastline and its scenic landscape is to drive around it. Extending about 120km from Bribie Island in the south to Rainbow Beach, near Fraser Island, in the north, you’ll find yourself immersed in a diverse array of natural wonders that will make you feel like not leaving this place anymore. Aside from nature, the Sunshine Coast is also home to the vibrant and exciting lifestyle hubs, shopping centres, theme parks and dining spots. Here are some random stops across the island during your long and amazing road trip.

If you wish to unless your inner Steve Irwin, then head over to Australia Zoo, which is owned by the wife of the late great “The Crocodile Hunter”. If you’re travelling with your kids, this is a great place for them to learn more about the wildlife and have a close encounter with these amazing creatures. Here’s where you can cuddle a koala, feed kangaroos, walk with a Sumatran tiger and witness a crocodile launch from the water's edge. Located near Beerwah/Glass House Mountains, it features natural Australian and restructured Asian habitats with a great variety of mammals, birds and reptiles on display, and you can also watch daily shows.

Less than 40 minutes’ drive from the Australia Zoo, you can also head over to Coolum Beach where you can have a wet and wild experience in the beautiful beaches around. Make sure you have your surfboards so you can enjoy catching the swells, or you can simply soak yourself in the cool and clear water.

Drive up north and within a few minutes, you can reach the hip and vibrant town of Noosa Heads. Go to Hastings Street and you’ll find white beaches, crystal-clear waters and a wide-ranging array of boutique shops, modern cafés and world-class restaurants. If you wish to dine in amidst a lively boho vibe, Bohemian Bungalow Restaurant and Bar is what suits your mood. It offers fresh menu, plus a creative and warm ambience.

Arguably one of Hastings Street's most famous restaurants and bars, Café le Monde offers delightful alfresco style of dining in a very laidback surrounding. Open all day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it has a wide variety of menu that everyone can enjoy. It also features all day good coffee from Clandestino Roasters.

For a restful stop, head over to Sunshine Coast Motor Lodge in Woombye, which is a perfect starting point of your road trip if you’re coming from the south.

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