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Summer favourites on the Sunshine Coast

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The Sunshine Coast is one of the best summer destinations in Australia. Soak up the sun as you enjoy clear blue skies, white sandy beaches and fun activities for the whole family.

Pick up one of DriveNow’s cheap Brisbane rental car deals and drive an hour north to the Sunshine Coast.

The Big Pineapple

It’s one of Queensland’s most iconic attractions. Staff at the Big Pineapple proudly say it’s also the most photographed BIG thing in the region. Not only can you climb the 16 metre high pineapple, but you can also learn about the pineapple farming forces. Jump on board a train to also explore nearby rainforest, orchids and zoo animals. Be sure to get a photo beside the Big Pineapple before you leave! 

Noosa Main Beach (pictured)

This beautiful beach is one of the few in Australia that face north. Its gentle waves and surf lifesavers makes Noosa Beach a wonderful place for families. It’s safe for swimming all year round. If you’re feeling up for a physical afternoon then you can eve take a beginner’s surf lesson. Or just simply relax by the sand and soak up the sun. As for the sunsets, look at the one pictured – it’s a dreamy way to end the day.

Australia Zoo

Get ready for some wildlife action. Australia Zoo is the heart of the legendary ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin’s legacy. Australia Zoo gets you up close with some of Australia’s most unique species. You’ll see crocodiles snap their powerful jaws together and watch giraffes and zebras roam. Feed kangaroos and also visit the country’s busiest wildlife hospital. All while learning about these amazing creatures.

Blue Water Kayak Tours

Feeling up for some fun on the water? Then a guided eco kayak tour might just be the thing for you. Your kayak becomes a great vantage point to admire beautiful wildlife. From Caloundra paddle across the Punicestone Passage to the Bribie Island area for morning tea. Learn about some local history and the work that has gone into protecting this national park.

BRIANNA PIAZZA

Brianna Piazza is an Australian television reporter and part-time travel blogger. Originally from Melbourne, she's currently living in Cairns where she works for WIN News and spends her weekends exploring the outdoors Far North Queensland.

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