Sunshine Coast
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Our most recommended Sunshine Coast Family-friendly Activities

  • Sunshine Coast: SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Entry Ticket

    1. Sunshine Coast: SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Entry Ticket

    Take part in animal conservation activities on Australia’s Sunshine Coast Aquarium with access to the SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast in Mooloolaba, approximately 1-hour from Brisbane. Learn about projects to protect the local environment, discover the unique wildlife of the billabongs and more. Then, come face to face with seals, otters, and even sharks! General admission will get you up-close to many of the creatures that live beneath the sea and show you more about their fragile ecosystems. Discover what animals inhabit the surrounding waters of Queensland and what measures are being taken to protect them. Be entranced by the delicate movement of seahorses in the Seahorse Sanctuary. Touch an array of sea stars and sea cucumbers in the Tidal Touchpool. Explore the coral gardens, clown fish, and sea anemones of the Pacific Reef. Go to the brand new Coastal Wreck zone, and learn about the ma...

    Had a great time with my granddaughter. The staff are very helpful and friendly and the seal show was funny.

  • Mooloolaba: 1-Hour Land and Water Tour

    2. Mooloolaba: 1-Hour Land and Water Tour

    The one-hour amphibious Aquaduck tour includes an informative tour along Mooloolaba Beach, the Esplanade and Sunshine Strip with a cruise through the canals and waterways. This tour offers a perfect mix between beautiful natural landscapes, wildlife and waterways with the homes and mega-mansions of the super-rich and famous. Onboard, stories are shared featuring the history of the region including those from the original owners, beach culture, local produce, wildlife and much more. The tour has a one-hour duration and is a fantastic way to see and experience the heart of the Sunshine Coast. There are many photo opportunities on the tour and guests are encouraged to bring cameras, phones and GoPro's.

    Entertaining. Plenty of information. Kianani (guide) very nice. Have already recommended this to other people.

  • Brisbane: Australia Zoo Full-Day Tour

    3. Brisbane: Australia Zoo Full-Day Tour

    CRIKEY ! World famous Australia Zoo is a must see for visitors from all over the globe! You will have over 6 hours to experience all the shows and attractions – a great day for the whole family to enjoy. “Get up and close” to some of the most incredible creatures on the planet and experience all the wildlife action at our daily shows. See cheeky otters, learn all about crocs, snakes and tigers, hand feed elephants, experience the wild-life in the Crocoseum and so much more! This is an awesome day full of amazing animal adventures and unforgettable experiences! Tour Highlights: • Return coach to Zoo with on board commentary • Entry to Australia Zoo included • Over 6 hours at the Zoo • Feed the elephants and kangaroos • Cuddle a Koala • Crocodile Show at the Crocoseum • New open range Africa Safari Exhibit

    Harry was a great driver. He was very engaging and was very informative with Brisbane history during the drive out. Instructions for the pickup/ drop off were very clear. The zoo itself was amazing. You are left at the zoo to wander at your own pace for about 6 hours. It was enough time to see everything without being rushed. All in all it was a lovely day and I would definitely book again.

  • Noosa Heads: Ocean Rider Dolphin Safari

    4. Noosa Heads: Ocean Rider Dolphin Safari

    Departing from Noosa Marina, Captain Nathan will take you on a relaxing scenic cruise down the Noosa River and around the headland. Soak up the amazing views of Noosa, and admire the iconic sights, including Hells Gate. Once at sea, these amazing mammals will come out and play. Get up close and personal with these beautiful dolphins as they feed and socialize. Look out for the varied species of birds before finishing with a relaxing cruise back to Noosa Marina.

  • Australia Zoo Entry, Koala Cuddle and Transfer from Noosa

    5. Australia Zoo Entry, Koala Cuddle and Transfer from Noosa

    Spend a day experiencing first hand the wild Australian flora and fauna with a trip to a spectacular lookout point and then a visit to the Australia Zoo! Begin the day in style, comfort and luxury as you ride in a 10-seat air-conditioned vehicle. On the way to the zoo, you'll visit the famous Glass House Mountains Lookout. Make sure to bring your camera! Here you will see the sun's rays light up the mountains and surrounding countryside at this peaceful lookout. Then, visit Australia Zoo, accompanied by your friendly and experienced guide. You will have approximately 5 hours - heaps of time to enjoy the best zoo in Australia! You will get to explore the world's most interactive zoo at your own pace and watch daily animal shows, including saltwater crocodiles, afternoon otters and more. Take advantage of the amazing opportunity to cuddle a koala (and receive a photo to capture the moment...

  • Australia Zoo Entry with Small-Group Transfers from Brisbane

    6. Australia Zoo Entry with Small-Group Transfers from Brisbane

    Begin the day in style, comfort and luxury as you ride in a 7-10 seated, air conditioned vehicle. On the way to Australia Zoo you will visit the famous Glass House Mountains Lookout. Make sure to bring your camera as Here you see the sun's rays light up the mountains and surrounding countryside at this peaceful lookout. Visit Australia Zoo, accompanied by your friendly and experienced guide. You will have approximately 5 hours, heaps of time to enjoy the best Zoo in Australia. Explore the world's most interactive zoo at your own pace and watch daily animal shows including saltwater crocodiles and more. Don't miss the Wildlife Warriors show at 12:00 PM! Relax at the end of the day as your tour concludes with drop off back to your accommodation. 

    A fantastic day at a superb zoo, we had torrential rain all day but it didn’t dampen the excitement of the day.

  • Coolum: Beginner's Surf Lesson

    7. Coolum: Beginner's Surf Lesson

    Catch a wave and experience the thrill of surfing on this 2-hour beginners’ lesson with an expert instructor. Learn how to surf in a fun and supportive environment that is suitable for kids and adults alike. Listen to a surf awareness presentation and understand how the ocean works and how to surf safely. Learn how waves break, what a rip or a sweep is, and how to spot a safe area for surfing or swimming. Your instructor will teach you what to do if you ever find yourself in a rip and how to get out of trouble. Next, get a quick demonstration and practice how to stand on the board. Head into the water with your newfound knowledge, catch some waves, and feel the thrill.

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What people are saying about Sunshine Coast

We had a great trip to the Australia Zoo. The bus ride was also very pleasant and the bus driver was also able to give us useful tips about Australia. We can therefore warmly recommend the excursion!

A fantastic day at a superb zoo, we had torrential rain all day but it didn’t dampen the excitement of the day.

Entertaining. Plenty of information. Kianani (guide) very nice. Have already recommended this to other people.

Had a great time with my granddaughter. The staff are very helpful and friendly and the seal show was funny.

Fantastic experience and brilliant guide. Highly recommend