Sunshine Coast National Parks
Wilderness buffs will love the brightly painted cliffs of the Coloured Sands, and the unique Carlo Sand Blow looking out over the Great Sandy Strait.
Climb Double Island Point to explore the lighthouse, and dive the pinnacles of Wolf Rock, considered one of the top ten diving sites in Australia.
Go trail riding through the rugged mountains of the Blackall Ranges or hike through the lush rainforests in Buderim National Park.
Tread the boardwalks to magical waterfalls in the famous Buderim Forest Park, a mecca for the avid walker and birdwatcher.
Visit World Heritage listed Fraser Island and explore a paradise of crystal clear lakes and pristine rainforests. The island is the largest sand island in the world, boasting 120 of sandy stretched and home to a plethora of natural wonders.
Explore the 100 freshwater lakes, coloured sands of the Pinnacles, Red Canyon and Rainbow Gorge, cool of at the champagne pools, and see some of the islands fauna.
The dramatic rock faces of the Glass House Mountains make the area ideal for abseiling and rock climbing, and the extensive pine plantations are a bushwalker's delight.
The mountains are the Sunshine Coast backdrop, and frame the region to be one of the ideal natural places in the world.
Tackle Australia's second largest monolith, Mount Coolum, and be rewarded with magnificent views of the coastline.
This isolated volanic dome is spectacular and is home to flora, fauna and walking trails just waiting to be explored.
Picnic by East Cedar Creek in Mapleton State Forest, where the babbling waters form unusual circular pools in the rock face. The forest is at the northern end of the Blackall Ranges and is home to small waterfalls, creeks, rainforests and expansive views over the region.
Not far from Noosa's Hastings Street, the picturesque Noosa National Park hides secluded coves and magical rock pools among the coastal scrub, and is home to koalas and unique ground parrots.
Noosa's tannin-stained Everglades offers a spectacular haven for birdlife, and the reflective quality of the still waters makes it a popular haunt for photographers.
Visit the Kondalilla National Park near Montville, and follow Skene Creek as it cascades 90 metres down into lush rainforest and on into the valley dotted with majestic bunya pines.
Explore Pumicestone Passage Marine Park by kayak and spot dugongs, dolphins and unique birdlife.
Under the sparkling waters of the coast near Mooloolaba lies the ex-HMAS Brisbane, fast becoming a world class dive site and artificial reef.
The Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk is the best way to explore some of the most exciting and scenic parts of the National Parks of the Blackall Range.
This eco-friendly adventure is suitable for everyone. There is a range of walks, starting at around 2km, for those looking for a relaxing stroll, to more stenuous walks taking the better part of a day to complete.
The track is clearly marked and in good condition, and is graded according to the degree of difficulty, with 2 being the easiest and 5 the most difficult.