Sunshine Coast is one of the favourite spots for New Zealanders once they have ventured beyond the Gold Coast. No skyscrapers or casinos yet elements such as amusement parks, wildlife sanctuaries, bird aviaries and markets provide choices where to go and what to see. The Sunshine Coast is a classic Australian holiday experience. Diverse with a hinterland offering rainforest nature walks and waterfalls to gold sandy beaches, a national park is even called the Great Sandy National Park, towns where agriculture, food production leads to a culinary explosion of tastes, camping holidays in the warmth of the tropical north, all these experiences with a large dollop of Sunshine hospitality.
Here are the top ten things to do and see. It is not an exhaustive list rather it is a lucky dip of adventures with plenty of more to experience around the corner. There is a selection of activities that do not cost the earth yet are fun, edible and healthy.