Sunshine Coast Tourist Attractions & Theme Parks
There will be fun in the sun for everyone when visiting the Sunshine Coast's theme parks and attractions. There's a whole host of options to choose from which will have you coming face to face with a crocodile, getting competitive at the go kart track or learning about the regions farming history at iconic Big Pineapple.
There are also all your favourite rides for thrill seekers at the adventure park or if you'd like something more low key you might enjoy a round of mini golf. Visit the Bli Bli Castle for a truly unique experience that must be seen to be believed.
Below is a listing of some of the more popular parks that the Sunshine Coast has to offer. You can follow the links and book online to make the process that much easier!
Sunshine Coast Attractions
There is no other zoo like Australia Zoo! We pack in stacks of wildlife action every day and move at a great rate of knots to bring you the most action-packed LIVE shows and exciting encounters with our amazing animals. With over one thousand native and exotic animals, an army of Wildlife Warriors, an action-packed 24-hour wildlife hospital and one amazingly adventurous Irwin family, there is never a dull moment at Australia Zoo!
UnderWater World is an Open Ticket and does not require reconfirmation. Vouchers must be presented to staff at UnderWater World for entry. UnderWater World is, Queensland's largest oceanarium and aquarium. You will come face to face with sharks, rays and other amazing creatures as you surround yourself in the beauty of thousands of coral fish in our 2.5 million litre oceanarium.
The Aussie World family fun-park is located alongside the famous Ettamogah Pub on the Sunshine Coast. There are over thirty exciting rides and games, including brand new thrill ride the Giant Redback, guaranteed to keep everyone entertained and amused for the entire day! Read More
The Big Kart Track is the largest commercial go-kart track in Australia. An international standard race track, capable of running 50 go-karts at one time, with 1.2km of track. This track has got it all. Straights, bends, chicanes, and hair-rising hairpins. Find the rush you desire.
Top Shots Fun Park is the newest family orientated attraction on the sunshine coast. We have two of Queensland’s best 18-hole mini golf courses, these courses wind around gardens, waterfalls and a picturesque pool with a cafe courtyard. Our rides include blaster boats (like dodgem cars on water with spray guns), vertical trampoline (like abseiling up a trampoline face), indoor rock climbing wall (with the latest safety auto-belay system) and a Inflatable Waterslide (slippery lanes with a water soaking hose).
Head north to the town of Gympie and board the Valley Rattler Steam Train for a truly memorable day trip traveling along one of Queensland's most scenic railway lines. Meander through the beautiful Mary Valley and numerous small Hinterland towns, then through Bellbird country to Kenilworth for lunch with time available to wander the main street. Next, it's onto the Little Yabba Creek rainforest walk where you can marvel at the giant fig trees.
More Sunshine Coast Tourist Attractions
Gowinta Farms is the Sunshine Coast’s largest strawberry farm, located just 4.5km from Australia Zoo.
You can usually pick your own strawberries between May and November for just $15 kg, however the farm is currently undergoing renovations. Tours and Pick Your Own facilities are currently not operating (as of June 2012). However, Gowinta Farms now has a Caravan Park available for travellers to park.
Address: 205 Burys Rd, Beerwah Queensland 4519
Phone: 07 5494 0269
The Aussie World family fun-park is located alongside the iconic Ettamogah Pub on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. With great eateries and outstanding value for money, Aussie World has quickly gained a reputation for fun, service and good old fashioned value-for-money. There are thirty rides and games guaranteed to please all ages including the new thrill ride Giant Redback as well as other new rides scheduled to open soon!
Open every day, except Christmas Day, from 9am to 5pm and rides starts at 10am.
Address: 73 Frizzo Road, Bruce Highway, Palmview, Queensland, 4553
Phone: 07 5494 5444
The Ginger Factory
The Ginger Factory is a multi award winning amusement establishment. Here you get an education on the cooking and use of ginger. You can also by specially made ginger-based foods and even take a ride on an historic train.
Address: 50 Pioneer Road, Yandina, Sunshine Coast Queensland, 4561
The Sunshine Plantation "The Big Pineapple"
The Big Pineapple is one of Queensland's best pineapple plantations. It is open every day from 9am to 5pm with some restrictions on public holidays. You can receive an interesting education into pineapples and the processes around their harvesting.
Address: Nambour Connection Road, Woombye, QLD 4559
Phone: 07 5442 1333
The Sunshine Castle at Bli Bli
The Sunshine Castle at Bli Bli Castle features a large display of medieval armour, as well as a dungeon and torture chamber. But don't be afraid of this there are plenty of activities for the children. There are 350 dancing dolls dressed in national costums that represent 57 countries around the world and a doll museum that has over 2200 dolls. In addition, seven fairy stories are depicted in dioramas and bric-a-brac and toys dating from C1860.
From the Towers, Battlements and specifically the Great Tower (24m) one can enjoy the panoramic views along the Coast, over Bli Bli, the Maroochy River and the surrounding cane fields. There are also many other attractions.
Address: 292 David Low Way, Bli Bli, Queensland 4560
Phone: 07 5448 4477
Laserzone is the Sunshine Coast's most exciting laser tag and family entertainment venue.
Experience the excitement of being inside a real life video game simulation with your friends and family, utilising the latest technology in laser tag equipment to seek out and deactivate the various targets in the awesomely themed playing environment.
Address: 3 Main Drive, Warana, Qld 4575
Phone: 1300 527 379
Website: www.laserzone.com.au - click through to make a booking!