Suburb Profiles


Warana


Central to the Sunshine Coast, Warana has pristine coastlines, large shopping centers, beautiful walkways and parks.   With quick and easy access to transport corridors north and south and the Bruce High Way, will see you at Brisbane airport in 1 hour.   Warana is one of the fastest growth areas of the Sunshine Coast, with new hospital, commercial centre and town centre making way for new employment in the area.  Warana is central for both families and couples where the kids can surf, fish, join the Surf Life Saving Nippers, or take advantage of the exceptional sporting facilities.   Warana is central to high quality public and private schools and the University of the Sunshine Coast is but 15 minutes away.

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Kawana Island


Kawana Island, an idyllic island escape in the heart of Queensland's Sunshine Coast, lets you have the world on your doorstep, yet you can leave it all behind in an instant. Island time - is your time to enjoy exactly as you please. Doing as much or as little as you like. Whether it's relaxing with friends over a bottle of wine, playing in the park, lazing on the beach, walking the boardwalk, or sailing your yacht - the choice is yours.   Living here, you're a world away from it all, yet only minutes to beaches, shopping, recreational and entertainment opportunities. Kawana Island life doesn't come much better than this. Uniquely designed so all residents have access to the waterfront, regardless of their address, Kawana Island offers over 10kms of waterfront and esplanade walkways, where everyone can enjoy a relaxing stroll around the perimeter of the island.   The island’s landscaped walkways include pathways, break-outs into parks and beach areas and even mangrov...

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Caloundra


The name Caloundra is considered to be derived from an Aboriginal word Challanda meaning beautiful.  A visit to any of Caloundra's beaches is always a beauty to behold.  With 32kms of sandy beaches to choose from, you will definitely find your own secluded space.  Grab your sunscreen, towel and book and simply relax and enjoy.  Or for the more active, try one of the many beach activities available - fishing, surfing, kayaking or windsurfing.  Boutique shops, cafes, restaurants and resorts are all close at hand providing all the ingredients for a premier tourist destination. There is a diverse range of activities which will satisfy thrill-seekers young and old, from The Big Kart Track to Aussie World which is a great family day's outing with over 30 rides and games to choose from.  Visit the Ettamogah Pub - a true blue country outback Aussie watering hole!  For the flying high, visit The Queensland Air Museum or perhaps ...

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Minyama


Located on the Mooloolah River, Minyama is the northernmost suburb of the Caloundra urban area.   With its waterfront "Hollywood" style homes - this is sure to be the ultimate in luxury living.  Fish of your privately owned pontoon or experience the pleasures on your private yacht.   Test your tastebuds at one of the many fantastic restaurants.  Why not enjoy a barbecue with your family at one of the many parklands with sheltered facilities and playgrounds.  Shopping choices are endless with a great range of department stores, specialty retail shops and cafes.

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Hinterland


The Sunshine Coast Hinterland is renowned for its natural calming environment. Relax in the rural townships of Beerwah, Conondale, Montville & Mooloolah. The Blackall range is a wonderful location for a romantic interlude. Soak in a spa, fire the gas barbeque, pack a picnic for a relaxing rainforest stroll or indulge in a rejuvenating massage. The famous Glass House Mountains are the cores of 20 million year old volcanoes.  There are both sealed and unsealed roads through the Glass House Mountains National Park, with spectacular lookouts over the surrounding plains along the way.  The area around the mountains produce many tropical fruits and vegetables.  The Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk is a deeply fulfilling, eco-friendly journey into the beauty of nature. The 58km walk is a half a day experience, a full day hike or an overnight quest. The Hinterland is a beautifully picturesque and scenic destination.

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Buderim


From the moment you walk under the magic waterfall you enter another world. Buderim's fresh mountain air hints at the natural beauty that lies waiting for exploration.  With bushwalks and picnic facilities available provide an eco-haven of colourful birdlife and rainforest flora. Buderim is the only place that you can see the entire Sunshine Coast by simply looking over your shoulder.  Experience Bellingham Maze at Tanawha which is an ambient nature-based attraction suitable for all ages.   For fun the whole family can share, visit the Ginger Factory, a taste sensation made famous on Buderim & still the worlds finest. Buderim is the nexus of the Sunshine Coast- like our waterfall, everything flows from here: the "mountain" to the hinterland, the "mountain" to the sea. Buderim is the gateway to your Sunshine Coast Experience.

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