Welcome To Sunshine Coast Connections

Sunshine Coast Connections was conceived in 2013 as a way to use the power of the internet and social media to help businesses and customers connect better around the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.

We adopt a ‘Shop Local’ philosophy and encourage all small businesses and residents across Queensland’s Sunshine Coast to do business locally where you can.

The Sunshine Coast offers a laid-back lifestyle that allows people to take advantage of our beautiful beaches, rivers and lakes only a stones throw from the amazing forests and mountains to be found in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

You can enjoy the entire Sunshine Coast region from the hinterland villages of Maleny, Mapleton and Montville through to Caloundra and all the way through Mooloolaba, Maroochydore to the family fun of Coolum and natural style of Noosa.

Here at Sunshine Coast Connections our goal is to build on our Facebook Page established in 2013 to create a comprehensive and informative Sunshine Coast directory.

Places To Go

The Sunshine Coast offers a unique atmosphere that is both laid-back and relaxed while offering a vast array activities for both locals and tourists to see and engage with the best the Sunshine Coast has to offer.

Here are some of the top locations on the Sunshine Coast:


QLD Buderim 2008 Wikimedia Commons MapBuderim is the gateway to the Sunshine Coast delivering access from the mountains to the hinterland and out to the sea. Buderim offers a unique experience for both residents and tourists that combine the serene heights with the unique lifestyle of a village community offering shopping and dining along with the natural beauty of the Buderim Forest Park.

An urban centre of the Sunshine Coast, Buderim offers spectacular views of the southern Sunshine Coast from the top of the 180 metre mountain where the township resides.


Caloundra-Queensland-Boardwalk-Wikimedia-Commons-ModifiedFor many travelling north Caloundra is the destination of choice for its proximity to Brisbane on the southern end of the Sunshine Coast. Caloundra offers magnificent beaches that wrap the coastline from Pumicestone Passage through to Point Cartwright in the north and combines access to both surf and calm swimming beaches.

On Caloundra’s outskirts is Aussie World, located at the Glenview turnoff on the Bruce Highway and on Caloundra Road you will find access to Corbould Park Racetrack, home of the Caloundra Cup.


Nambour-Rail-Lines-Wikimedia-Commons-ModifiedAs the historic centre of the Sunshine Coast, Nambour combines a semi-rural environment with all of the facilities and comforts of a bustling regional centre. Nambour’s primary industry has been sugar, with extensive cane fields surrounding the town, and the Moreton Sugar Mill in the town centre.

Just over 100kms from Brisbane, Nambour lies at the foot of the Blackall Range in the sub-tropical hinterland of the Sunshine Coast.


Maroochydore Queensland Wikimedia Commons ModifiedAs the modern-day hub of the Sunshine Coast the city centre of Maroochydore is in a constant state of development and redevelopment to provide residents with the best, most accessible facilities available.

Maroochydore is home to the Sunshine Plaza shopping centre and the major bus interchange for TransLink bus services on the Sunshine Coast and remains a popular holiday destination as well as hosting a number of major surf sport carnivals for both junior and senior competitiors.


Mooloolaba-Queensland-Wikimedia-Commons-ModifiedWith a range of apartments, restaurants and entertainment to be found on Mooloolaba Esplanade it is certainly the activity hub of the Sunshine Coast for both locals and tourists alike.

A centre for tourist activity, the Mooloolaba Esplanade area contains the UnderWater World marine park, as well as many souvenir and clothing shops, bookshops, galleries and restaurants. Behind the apartments facing the beach are camping grounds, backpacker hostels and canal villas.