Sometimes, the regular grind gets to be too much, and we feel the need to just ‘get away’, somewhere, for a change of scene, to put a different perspective on things. These times when we just need to have a holiday, might also coincide with a time when the finances are not flowing as well as we might like, and it appears that we just don’t have the money to do it. Luckily the Sunshine Coast is a place where money is optional, as there are so many interesting things to do in the area, that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. With a huge number of natural wonders to enjoy, and plenty of economical Sunshine Coast accommodation options available, don’t let a lack of money keep you from holidaying on a budget. It might be getting too cold to swim in the beaches but there are plenty of other free things to do on the Sunshine Coast.


The cooler months are the best time to go bush walking as the snakes go into hibernation during this time, so you shouldn’t be running into any of them on your walk. The Sunshine Coast has a huge number of National Parks to walk through and spot the myriad of unique flora and fauna of the region. There is no fee to visit National Parks so you can save your money for a hot drink after your walk.

Visit the Botanic Gardens

The Sunshine Coast boasts 3 botanic gardens throughout the region, so no matter which economical Sunshine Coast accommodation you choose, there will be one nearby. The Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Noosa Botanic Gardens and Maleny Botanic Gardens provide an opportunity to walk along the tracks past lagoons and gardens, and take in the unique bird life.

Go for a Scenic Drive

If there is one thing that the Sunshine Coast has more of than anything else – it is the amazing scenery that stretches out for miles from the coast to the hinterland. The best vantage point to take in the whole Sunshine Coast is from the hinterland drive between Mapleton and Maleny, with breathtaking views of the Glasshouse Mountains.

Economical Sunshine Coast Accommodation

Going on holiday shouldn’t have to break the bank, so make sure you shop around for the best deals before you book. For accommodation that will put you in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, between the coast and hinterland, check out the accommodation options here.


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