Stretching north of Brisbane, the coastline is home to a pristine stretch of beaches, with laid back towns and national parks overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The Glasshouse Mountains are spectacular volcanic cones rising from the lush hinterland, while further north the beaches around Maroochydore, Mooloolaba and Noosa are a haven for surfers and kayakers.
Australia's Nature Coast holidays offer tropical rainforests, beautiful nature reserves stretching from horizon to horizon and mile upon mile of golden sands. The experience extends into the marine world, which will provide some of the most fascinating diving and snorkelling activities you could wish for anywhere in the world.
Things to do on Australia's Nature Coast
From the city, the delights of the Glasshouse Mountain Range are within easy reach. Perfect for those who like to trek through inspiring countryside, the volcanic peaks provide stunning views back over the city, and out across to Moreton Island. Don’t worry if you don’t get to spot any koalas in the wild; Australia Zoo is the perfect place to meet these cuddly creatures.
Australia's Nature Coast not only provides countless opportunities to discover wildlife; the laid back attitude of the local Queenslanders will also appeal. Towns such as Maroochydore and Mooloolaba are great for family outings with shops and seafood eateries to be found dotted along this stretch of stunning coastline.
These coastal communities also provide a perfect staging post for boat tours to spot whales in their annual migration along the Queensland coastline, although surfers will also have to share some of the best breaks with local dolphins. If you have ever wanted to try your hand at paddle boarding, you’ve come to the right place; there are many lagoons and rivers that are perfect for this relaxed pastime.
Australia’s Nature Coast continues to amaze. Areas such as Noosa contain mangroves and mountains and a wealth of wildlife ranging from cockatiels to kangaroos. Noosa also contains two regions of environmental significance equal to the Central Amazon and the Galapagos Islands; the Noosa Biosphere and the Great Sandy Biosphere.
The magic also extends further north to Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island, a World Heritage listed site containing the spectacular Seventy-Five Mile Beach, plus rainforests, sunlight, sand, sea and blue sky as far as the eye can see.
Australia's Nature Coast has so much to offer it is hard to distinguish one life-changing experience from another. Yet the most amazing aspect has to be the fact that all of this scenery and wildlife is contained in just one corner of Australia. It’s a country with many more surprises up its sleeve.