In the media

The Sunshine Coast features regularly in the media, much of this coverage comes about as a result of hosted media visits by Visit Sunshine Coast and partners.

Recent stories

A journey through coast and hinterland – Maroochydore to Rainbow Beach,

November 2017 Sydney writer Tatyana Leonov heads to the Sunshine Coast for a long weekend.

Soaring airfares, The Today Show

18 January, 2018
Australian Traveller’s Quentin Long discusses best airfare deals to visit the Sunshine Coast.

How to navigate the Sunshine Coast's string of pretty beaches,

18 January, 2018
There is plenty to see and do around the Sunshine Coast and the scenic roads that spaghetti around the two-tiered setting of beaches and hinterland are perfect for peregrination.

The Sunshine Coast: live it, love it, Vacations and Travel Magazine

19 January, 2018
This beautiful part of Queensland, Australia is packed with attractions and things to do with something for everyone.

Landmark Resort, RadioLIVE NZ

30 December, 2017
Annabelle White chats with Brett Thompson, GM of Landmark Resort Mooloolaba.

Spirit House, RadioLIVE NZ 

29 December, 2017
Annabelle White interviews Manager, Jessica Da Costa about Spirit House, Yandina following a recent visit.

Sunshine Coast’s plea for more 5-star accommodation, CIM Magazine

13 December, 2017
Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is calling for new 5-star accommodation development as international visitor expenditure falls 11.9 per cent.

Caloundra and Kawana, Brisbane Kids

5 December, 2017
The golden beaches and stunning coastal paths of Caloundra are the perfect destinations for a day trip, a weekend away or a longer stay that the whole family will enjoy.

The 13 Coast restaurants declared among top 100 in state, Noosa News

5 December, 2017
COAST restaurants are among some of the finest eateries in the state, according to top reviewers.

Move over schoolies – we want the moolies, 2GB, 3AW, 4BC, 6PR

28 November, 2017
Tim Webster talks to the CEO of Visit Sunshine Coast, Simon Latchford about 'Moolies', mothers who go on schoolies.

The 6 mountains in one day challenge, Australian Traveller

24 November, 2017
Celeste Mitchell puts her body on the line to test a new breed of adventure travel on the Sunshine Coast to understand what drives us.

Sunshine Plaza ropes course, zipline planned as part of redevelopment, The Daily Telegraph

23 November, 2017
A SOUTHEAST Queensland shopping centre has lodged a development application to build a high ropes and zipline course as part of its $400 million redevelopment project.

Queensland's Sunshine Coast targets Korean Market, Travel Daily News Asia-Pacific

21 November, 2017
A workshop for Korean travel agencies was held recently working with 10 major partners including Hana Tour, Mode Tour and Interpark.

The Local’s Guide to the Sunshine Coast, The Urban List

20 November, 2017
There’s something to be said for holidaying like a local. There’s no awkward map following, no splashing cash on dud-cafes—everything is as perfect as if you were heading out for coffee at your local.

Wedding vendors across Queensland looking to cash in on pink dollar, ABC 

17 November, 2017
Tourism bodies across the state are moving quickly to angle their marketing campaigns toward same-sex couples ready to get married.

Discover one of Queensland’s Best Sunsets at Carlo Sandblow, Eat Drink and Be Kerry

30 October, 2017
Formed 50,000 years ago by a bolt of lightning, Kerry Heaney discovers Carlo Sandblow offers a breathtaking sunset view.

Historic Sunshine Coast Aviation Partnership Announced, Aviation Trader

24 October, 2017
Sunshine Coast Airport, Tourism Noosa and Visit Sunshine Coast have signed a historic Aviation Partnership agreement that will see the three organisations combine forces to develop and implement a new marketing plan to drive future tourism growth.

New crop of restaurants triggers Sunshine Coast dining boom, Adelaide Now

23 October, 2017
THE Sunshine Coast is on the cusp of a dining boom. From cafes and restaurants to bars and fast food, a feast of new ventures are bringing fresh tastes to rather tired palates.

Rainbow Beach Horse Rides, Great Day Out

3 September, 2017
Sophie Formica takes a horse ride to the Rainbow beach. Andrew McCarthy and his family own Rainbow Beach Horse Rides which hold the only permit along the stretch of the beach.

Swimming with Whales, Queensland Weekender

2 September, 2017
Each year humpback whale numbers off the Queensland coast get stronger. Sunreef at Mooloolaba offers guests the opportunity to snorkel on the whale highway.