Delight in experiencing our local coastal atmosphere and hinterland towns. Explore Sunshine Beach, Peregian Beach, Coolum and Buderim to discover a variety of laidback shopping experiences in local friendly style. Spectacular natural beauty, pristine surf beaches, experience nature, explore shops while you escape to another world.
A 15-minute drive from Coco Bay Resort you will discover quintessential Sunshine Beach, an idyllic village with a collection of shops, restaurants, hip bars and cafes set amongst greenery and pandanus palms.
Pristine swell breaks for surfing or golden sand for pure relaxation, Sunshine Beach is a popular, patrolled surf beach. Visit Sunshine Beach Surf Club for a laid-back dining experience with unparalleled views from Ocean Deck and Seaside Deck.
Follow the coast road south for a further 15 minutes and you’ll discover Peregian Beach Village. Peregian Beach is a vibrant village-style community sitting beside a flawless, patrolled surf beach.
Explore and immerse yourself in its mix of sandy beach, salty air laid-back charm and sophisticated food and fashion. An eclectic collection of boutique stores offers high quality homeware, unique gifts, and often locally designed clothing.
For families there is a large day use picnic grassed area with shelters, BBQ’s and amenities nestled behind the beach dunes opposite the village. Children can climb, swing and slide on a shaded playground, ride at the skate park and clamber the many large shady trees perfect for picnicking under.
On Sunday mornings of the 1st and 3rd of every month, 7:00am – 12:30pm the Peregian Markets are held in the beautiful surroundings of Peregian Park. Browse a collection of art, craft, up cycled, recycled, created, designed, handmade, home grown, organic and fair trade, market-finds.
Ten minutes to the south of Peregian travelling along David Low Way you will arrive at Coolum Beach. A laid-back, family friendly seaside village town. Coolum has an entrenched surf and beach culture and plenty of surf shops for all your beach gear. Wander the strip that runs parallel to the surf to explore a selection of shops including some favourite franchises, The Coffee Club, Raw Energy as well as local independent restaurants and cafes.
The long-established Coolum Beach Surf Lifesaving Club is a perfect spot to watch the time drift away and unwind with an unobstructed view over a glassy surf break. With a proud surf culture, year-round patrolled surf beach, you will soon learn lifesavers have patrolled here since 1919.
Coolum Coastal Walk provides a 350-metre elevated timber boardwalk, which follows the natural coastline, above the rocky foreshore and connects Coolum Village to Point Perry lookout. This is a great lookout for spotting local wildlife including dolphins, sea birds and from June to November is one of the best spots for whale watching.
Tickle Park borders Coolum Beach, a popular park for locals and families alike with a large-grassed area perfect for a game of soccer, cricket or picnics, a playground, amenities, BBQ’s and skate park.
If you’re feeling up to it, drive a further 5 minutes from Coolum Beach to Mount Coolum National Park. Climbing Mount Coolum’s 208m elevation requires a good level of fitness but rewards with spectacular 360-degree views of the region from the summit.
To start Mount Coolum Trail, take a right onto Tanah Street West off David Low Way. The 1.6km track starts relatively easily through open eucalypt forest and rainforest remnants but quickly begins a gradual ascent which gets steeper as you climb the summit.
How did it form? Around 25 million years old this isolated dome shaped volcanic peak formed when a bulge of magma cooled below the earth’s surface. Take the time to read the history board to learn about the Indigenous story of Mount Coolum.
Buderim is a hinterland town inland from Mooloolaba. The area has pockets of sup-tropical rainforest and scenic views, while the quaint coffee shops, intriguing arts and crafts, galleries wait to be explored.
Buderim-Palmwoods Heritage Tramway Walk
Wander the 1600m trail through local rainforest and learn a little about South East Queensland’s history along the way. The flat Buderim-Palmwoods Heritage Tramway Walk is a well-kept secret and popular with local and families alike.
Interpretative signage tells a story of when a Krauss locomotive would carry produce from Buderim to Palmwoods for distribution to Brisbane and surrounding areas.
Along the trail discover a section of compact earth with cuttings and even traces of the original sleepers, which form part of the established walk.
To find the start of the Buderim-Palmwoods Heritage Tramway Walk you will need to drive 40 minutes to the corner of Mons Road & Telco Road at the base of Buderim.
Buderim Forest Walk
Buderim Forest Walk is only minutes from the heart of the quaint village of Buderim yet could be miles away from anywhere. Situated amongst a pocket of suburbia is a beautiful 45 hectare of sub-tropical rainforest, ferns, forest birdlife and babbling cascades.
Buderim Falls is the highlight of Buderim Forest Walk, set amongst the sub-tropical rainforest. The waterfall is spring fed and flows year-round but looks most spectacular after rainfall.
Entry to Buderim Forest Walk from Quorn Close will take you on a 350m reasonably steep downhill walk straight to the Buderim Falls and a picturesque high arch Serenity Bridge which offers a spectacular view of the Buderim Falls and spans the creek above.
The lower entrance off Lindsay Road has a 600m long elevated wooden boardwalk suitable for wheelchairs. After which the trail becomes more rugged and winds amongst picturesque, sub-tropical rainforest alongside Martins Creek to arrive at the base of Buderim Falls.
Looking for more to do in Noosa?
Looking for more Noosa travel inspiration? Read our 5 nature-based activities the family can do while in Noosa or Your Noosa Weekender Itinerary.
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