Getting to the Sunshine Coast
The Sunshine Coast is a coastal region located approximately a hundred kilometers north of Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland.
The Sunshine Coast is comprised of a string of smaller towns and localities along the coast, from south to north these include: Bribie Island, Caloundra, Mooloolabah, Maroochydore, Coolum and Noosa, with smaller centres dotted in between.
The Sunshine Coast Hinterland located inland and atop a mountain range, with it's forested mountains and amazing views of the coast, is also a popular place to stay. Areas such as the Glass House Mountains, Montville and Maleny are just a short drive from the popular coastal strip.
Arriving by Rail
Queensland Rail operates regular electric train services between the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.The main station for the Sunshine Coast is at Nambour 101 kilometres north of Brisbane. Nambour sits half way between the sea and the Blackall Range and half way between Caloundra and Noosa Heads - half way from anywhere! The rail service is geared for residents and business travelers but can be useful for tourists needing transport options in the region.
Telephone Transinfo on 13 12 30 for route and ticket information.
Arriving by Air & Airport Transfers
The nearest International airport is Brisbane Airport. From the Brisbane Airport, you can either hire a car or get a shuttle bus or private chauffered transport to your accommodation at the Sunshine Coast. You can also go by train however you'll need to get a taxi or local bus from the main Sunshine Coast train station (Nambour) to your accommodation. If you arrive at the Sunshine Coast Airport you also have many options to get to your accommodation.
More Transport Options
You can also get around the town quite easily, with a range of public and private transport options. Click through the below options to find out more:
All visitors to Australia are required to obtain a visitor's visa before they depart their homeland. These visa's generally allow a visiting period of up to 12 weeks which we reckon is just enough time to see a great deal of what Australia has to offer.
The good news is that obtaining a visitor visa application attracts no charges, however a Form 48R must be filled out. This form can be obtained from any Australian Embassy or Consulate.
If you're thinking about visiting Australia to work or live then you might like to visit a more comprehensible source to obtain an Australian Visa such as Immigration Australia and Australia Visa Travel Services.
- Organise your holiday: Sunshine Coast Travel Agents
- For more travel information please see the getting around the Sunshine Coast pages
- For tourist information including currency, weather and maps see our Sunshine Coast tourist information pages