Located about 100 km north of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast is well-known for its pristine beaches, scenic drives and unspoiled national parks. From the ocean to the hinterland, restaurants in this region take advantage of fresh local produce.
What is the main city on the Sunshine Coast?
The Sunshine Coast encompasses the coastal cities and towns of Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Marcoola, Coolum, Sunshine Beach, Noosa Heads and Rainbow Beach. Hinterland and inland locations include Gympie, Eumundi, Yandina, Nambour, Mapleton, Montville and Melany.
Why is it called the Sunshine Coast?
The naming of “The Sunshine Coast” originated with a pioneer family: the Roberts of Roberts Creek. In 1914, Harry Roberts painted “The Sunshine Belt” name on the side of the freight house on the first wharf built in Roberts Creek, and the name was apparently used to promote Roberts Creek as a summer resort destination.