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Welcome to Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is a great holiday destination in which to relax and unwind.  It has something for everyone to enjoy including families, couples and singles. It probably has the best weather conditions in all of Australia. There is plenty to do including wine tours, beaches and coach tours along the coast.  Australian Zoo is an ultimate wildlife experience and if you love animals this is a must see as well as meeting koalas in the coastal rainforest of Noosa National Park. Take a trip to Noosa Everglades where you can take a canoe tour.  If you are not feeling fit or adventurous, take it easy on one of the BBQ lunch or afternoon cruises. 

One of Queensland's premier holiday destinations just north of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast runs further south down the state running from Caloundra and extending to Cooloola, the gateway to the World Heritage listed site of Fraser Island. A thriving city life is juxtaposed by the wildness of the coast and nearby Blackall Mountain Range and Noosa Hinterland, providing all kinds of holiday opportunities for visitors.

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The aptly named Sunshine Coast has one of the highest sunshine readings in the world, averaging seven hours a day. There is little variation between the summer and winter months with average temperatures between December and February ranging from 63F to 82F (17C to 28C). From September to November during the spring the temperatures are mild on the Sunshine Coast, as are the autumn months from March to May. Winters are cool and mild with average temperatures ranging from 55F to 77F (13C to 25C).


English is the official language of Australia.


The Australian Dollar (AUD) is divided into 100 cents. Banks and bureaux de change exchange most foreign currencies. Travellers cheques are also welcome everywhere, but banks take a small commission and it is better to take cheques in major currencies (e.g. US dollars or Euros) to avoid additional charges. Credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs are freely available throughout the country. Banking hours are generally 9.30am to 4pm Monday to Thursday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Friday, but some banks offer extended hours and some are open on Saturday mornings.

Owned by Terri Irwin, the widow of the famous Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, the 40-year-old Australia Zoo won the Australian Tourism Awards for 2003-2004 in the category Major Tourist Attraction. Combining conservation and education, Australia Zoo offers its visitors an unforgettable and unique experience where they can hug a koala, hand-feed Asian Elephants, stroll with a Sumatran Tiger and marvel at the sheer size of the crocodiles launching from the water's edge. Featuring a wonderful variety of exotic and indigenous animals including dingoes, elephants, lemurs, otters, giraffe, exotic parrots, raptors and, of course, a fantastic display of crocodiles, tortoises and snakes.

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