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 Links

There are far too many websites relating to the Sunshine Coast for me to link to them all, especially all the commercial sites. Most commercial tourist organisations have brochures available at hotels and other attractions. Some do not have websites, but do have e-mail addresses. Here, I've linked to some of the general sites that list holiday travel, accommodation, dining, shopping and other activities. In addition to the links on other pages, I've also grouped more links under categories to make them easy to find. Good linking!

To go directly to a particular section, click on a link below or else just scroll down.

Sunshine Coast Holidays
Attractions
    Cruises - Stillwater
    Flights
    4WD Tours
Sports and Recreations
    Boating
    Bowls
    Fishing
    Golf
    Horse and Camel Riding
    Sailing
    Surfing
    Surf Life Saving Clubs
    Swimming
    Water Sports
Councils
Noosaville from Laguna Lookout Estuary fishing Nossa River
Mooloolaba sandcastle competition Cable water skiing

 

Sunshine Coast Holidays

Tourism Sunshine Coast - comprehensive tourism information
Sunshine Coast Travel Online - online travel guide and reservations centre
Sunshine Coast Tourism Promotions - Discover Queensland's Sunshine Coast tourist guide
Sunshine Coast Accommodation - regional descriptions and accommodation bookings
Sunshine Coast Online - features accommodation and local businesses
Sunshine Coast Australia - accommodation, travel info, maps, weather, an excellent picture tour, real estate
Sunzine - accommodation, attractions, includes hinterland, index to local online services
Sunshine Coast CitySearch - links to fashion and beauty, film, health and leisure, house and garden, motoring, office and technology, parties and occasions, professionals and careers
Queensland Holidays Sunshine Coast - accommodation, attractions, events, tours, link to map of attractions
Tourism Queensland - getting there, climate, getting around, what to do and see, where to shop, eat and stay, night life, events, tours, maps
Australian Travel Sunshine Coast - regional information, accommodation, a comprehensive list of fun things to do including commercial services, local markets, car and campervan rentals
Total Travel - accommodation, activities and sport, attractions and tours, entertainment and eats, beauty and health, transport and travel
Travelmate - a good summary, specials, accommodation, places to go, tours, transport, smart trip, map maker
The Local Tourist - holiday activities in South East Queensland, aquatics, attractions, a day out, dining out, entertainment, fitness, heritage, tourist aids, spectator and team sport, shopping, outdoors, organisations, life sport, learning, events, sporting venues, postcards, free stuff
The Small Guide to a Big Country - a good descriptive account of the Sunshine Coast and its spectacular hinterland with photos and suggestions
Time 2 Travel - accommodation, attractions, activities, including Cooloola Region
Nomads World - backpackers guide to Australia, book a hostel, tours, attractions, member discounts, travel info
Australian Explorer - bookings, accommodation, attractions, experiences, tours, car rental, flights, currency, history, jobs, nature, photos, places, slang, sport, tips, transport, visa
Australia Overland - UK backpackers guide, bulletin board, insurance, tour companies, Rugby 2003, accommodation, equipment, places to visit, entertainment, links, employment, transport, books
Destination Queensland - where to go, what to do, how to do it, travel trade, media
World Tourism - Sunshine Coast, accommodation, attractions, boat rentals, house boats, limousines, tours, map, Queensland, Australia
Buderim.com - a community web service with regional information and maps, directories of community groups and services, businesses, places to stay, places to see, Buderim Chronicle free weekly newspaper, community events, Buderim War Memorial Community Association, calendar of community events
Buderim Village - about Buderim, shopping and business, real estate, visitor info, local events, employment, education, community
Coolum Beach - about Coolum, accommodation, golf, surf cam, community, holidays, kite fest, dining, services, real estate, shopping, attractions, wedding guide, what's on
Kawana Waters - about Kawana Waters, land for sale, community, education, environment, e-cards

Coast Beaches
- beach visitors guide, accommodation guide and online booking service
Caloundra Tourism - what to do and see, where to eat and stay, maps and information, top offers, schools, events
Maroochy Tourism - accommodation, tourist services, holiday specials, beaches, entertainment, events, languages, newsletter
Tourism Noosa - accommodation, cuisine, action, culture, nature, transport, services
Noosa e-guide - accommodation, camping and caravan parks, restaurants, nightlife, tours, transport, spas and treatment, health and fitness
Cooloola Regional Development Bureau - tourism (Rainbow Beach, Tin Can Bay, Gympie, Mary River Valley), business, economic development, membership, community groups, events, postcards 
Fraser Coast Tourism - World Heritage listed Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island, Hervey Bay whale watching, feeding the dolphins at Tin Can Bay
Sunshine Coast Shopping and Entertainment -
shopping, entertainment, accommodation, dining out, business and general tourism
Accommodation Advertising Network - caravan and camping sites, apartments, resorts, kennels, catteries, hotels, motels, 4WD parks, conference venues, retreats
Caravan ParksThe Sunshine Coast Daily's full list of caravan parks with addresses and contact details
Bed & Breakfasts and Guest Houses - The Sunshine Coast Daily's list of bed & breakfasts and guest houses with addresses and contact details

Attractions

Australia Zoo - Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin's zoo with crocs, endangered species and Australian native animals with regular educational displays throughout the day.
Big Kart Track - go carts, slot cars indoors and bungy bullet
Underwater World - all sorts of marine life including sharks, turtles, corals, underwater viewing tunnel and live seal show.
Big Pineapple - pineapple and macadamia nut plantation and factory with scenic railway and animal farm, ice cream parlour, restaurant, shop
Buderim Ginger Factory - reputedly the world's largest ginger factory, tours, sales
Superbee Honey Factory - live bee keeping demonstration, nursery rhyme characters, electrical cars, merry-go-round, 18 hole mini golf, lorikeet feeding
Bellingham Maze - large star-shaped hedge maze, gardens, windmill, picnic area and lagoon, and tropical bird house.
Bli Bli Castle - a medieval style castle showing architecture, costuming and armoury and hosting functions
Top Shots Adventure Park - 2 x mini golf, bumper boats, extreme vertical trampoline, indoor rock climbing wall, video games
Nostalgia Town - mini golf, incredible time machine, enchanted railway, remote control boats and mini-cars
Mary Valley Heritage Railway - historic steam railway, Race The Rattler, The Rattler, the journey, history, schedules
Travel Australia - a list of apartment and resort accommodation, tourist information, tourist attractions and operators with addresses and contact details
Other Holiday Attractions - Peter Dunn's list of other attractions with addresses, with a link to his Australia at War site.
The Day-Tour Company - whole day commercial coach tours of Sunshine Coast attractions
and Australia Zoo.

Cruises - Stillwater
Caloundra Cruise - Maloja Ave Tour Jetty, Pumicestone Marine Park, Bribie Island National Park, Pelican Waters canal homes
Cruise Maroochy Eco Tours - The Cod Hole Jetty, 270 Bradman Ave, Maroochydore, Ecosystem Cruise, Nature Base Cruise, Nocturnal Nature Cruise, also group charters and special occasions
Everglades Noosa River Cruises - 85km cruise to Lakes Cooroibah and Cootharaba, Kinaba, Everglades, Harry's Hut, BBQ lunch, refreshments, bookings required
Ferryman Cruises - from Bribie Island, Pumicestone Passage Marine Park cruises, charters, history, marine and bird life, Glasshouse Mountains views
Harbour River Canal Cruise - The Wharf, Mooloolaba, Mooloolah River, colourful commentary, local history, pelican feeding
Noosa Ferry Cruise - Tewantin, Noosaville, Noosa Sound, 90 minute round trip, commentary, all day pass
Noosa Sound Cruises - Sheraton Jetty, Morning Canal Cruise, Sunset Jazz Cruise, Calypso Sunset Cruise, bookings essential, charters, personal tours

Flights
Diamond in the Sky Aviation - see the wonders of the coast from a two-seater motorised glider, experienced pilots, photo opportunities, hands-on flying lesson by request
Noosa & Maroochy Flying Services - Sunshine Coast, Fraser Island and Coral Reef Tours, sunset flights, whale watching
Suncoast Helicopters -
operates on the Sunshine and Fraser Coasts, scenic flights, private charters, aerial photos, specialties, links
Sunshine Coast Skydivers - learn to skydive, F.A.Q., beach landings, backpackers, online booking, skydivers history, gift vouchers, tandem skydiving, tandem canopy, agents information, drop-in cafe, Rainbow Beach, night jumps, guest book, travel to Caloundra

4WD Tours
Fraser Island V.I.P. Tours - 2 day 4WD safari to Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world, beach driving and fishing, coloured sands, Maheno shipwreck, rainforest bushwalking, 4 star Eurong Beach Resort
Sunshine Coast Off Beat Rainforest Tours - all-day ecotour of Conondale National Park pristine subtropical rainforest with eco-accredited guide, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea

Sports and Recreations  

Sports Medicine Australia - peak national umbrella body for Sports Medicine and Sports Science, advice on training, injury prevention, sports trainers, publications, projects, strap and wrap clinics, conferences, links
Sports Medicine Australia  - Queensland - community education, resource library, professional updates, conferences, courses, first aid coverage, newsletters, careers, sports trainers, links
Foxsports News
- latest news, results, stories
The Total Tourist - look here for sports and recreations I haven't listed, including more general information and local, state and national organisations
Total Travel Sunshine Coast Adventure - directory of adventure activities, camel riding, horse treks, skydiving, scuba diving, sailboarding, kite surfing, trail biking,, dolphin feeding, dingoes
Cricket Archive - most comprehensive database on the internet with scorecards of all First-class matches, ListA matches, Women's Tests and ODIs, ICC Trophy matches and Under-19 'Tests' and 'ODIs', player histories and much more.

Boating
Boating Oz - general site on Australian boating, sailing, fishing and diving, calendar of events and shows, weather, articles, charters, destinations, training, sales, 
Brownies Coastwatch - local information on weather, boating, fishing, diving, surfing and beach conditions 
Fraser Island Rent-A-Yacht
- Tin Can Bay Marina, booking form, vessel details, rates and conditions, houseboats, flybridge cruisers, catamarans, yachts
Kingfisher Boat Hire - Tewantin, Noosa River boat and kayak hire, tour types, activities, durations
Noosa Leisuretime Houseboats - boats, booking form, location, holiday information, Noosa River offers
Swan Boat Hire - Maroochy River, hire rates, fishing advice, fish map, fish ID, special offers, fishing reports and competitions, catch gallery, tackle update, newsletters
Total Travel Sunshine Coast Boating, Yachting - directory of boating and yachting hiring and charters
usail2 - Sunset Harbour Charter Base, Carlo Point Rainbow Beach, bareboat yacht, catamaran and fishing boat charters to Great Sandy Straits and Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island

Bowls
Bowls Australia - structure. events and results, press releases, state and territory contacts, merchandising, competitions, publications, coaches, umpires, ranked players, TV viewing, sponsors, links
Bowls Queensland - club development, club resources, minutes, news, events, photos, history sponsors, links, contact
Bowling Around Australia - search for details of bowls clubs in any town in Queensland (or Australia)
Lawn Bowls International - clubs, tournaments, rankings, coaching, umpiring, chat, tours, accommodation, better living, entertainment, shopping, news and weather, links
Tweed Heads Bowls Club - international indoor, national, state and local events and results, many bowls links
Pine Rivers Memorial Bowls Club - international events, news, shows, meals, functions, bowling, bowling links
Lawn Bowls Coaching - coaching, bowling, aiming, improving, tactics, psychology, fitness, mechanics, tests, site administration, free downloadable E-book on lawn bowls coaching

www.bowlsclub.info - the biggest list of lawn bowls links on the internet, from Australia and around the world
Lawn Bowls Weblinks around the World - over 380 links to lawn bowls clubs and associations around the world

Lawn Bowls World
- radio interviews with leading players and officials from around the world
Buderim Bowls Club - facilities, weekly bowls, social functions, management, men's champions, ladies' champions, mixed champions, events, photos, contacts, links
Caloundra Bowls Club - bowls, club news, what's happening, entertainment, bistro, Rink 22 Bar, private functions, courtesy bus, contact

Headland Bowls Club - facilities, weekly program, executive members, contacts
Kawana Waters Bowls Club - club info, services, gaming and links, bowls schedule, pennant results, special events
Noosa Heads Bowls Club - bowling events, functions, pokies, raffles and draws, membership, bistro

Tewantin-Noosa Bowls Club - map, dining and entertainment, weekly bowls program, club history, club sponsors, bowls links, accommodation links, news

Fishing
Aussie Fishing Park - barramundi and mixed species ponds, half day and/or hourly sessions, on-site tackle and kiosk, rod, reel and boat hire, bait for sale, group bookings and club functions available.
Department of Primary Industries - recreational fishing rules in Queensland, tidal waters, fresh water; stocked impoundment permits; illegal fishing hotline; sale of fish; measuring and identifying fish, crabs and crayfish; noxious fish; tagged fish; using live bait; skinning and filleting fish; size, take and possession limits; closed seasons and waters
Fishing Monthly - NSW and Queensland monthly fishing and boating magazine with weekly fishing reports, archives, tournaments
Fishing Offshore Noosa - half to full day deep sea fishing trips, food, bait and tackle supplied
Fishing Noosa - fishing calendar, bait and tackle, marine services, dive charters, boat hire, camper trailer hire, fish 'n trips, map, fish 'n tips, books, tall stories
Fishnet - comprehensive Australian recreational fishing site, go to fishing reports and enter Sunshine Coast for reports from local anglers
Fishraider - fishing reports and information for Sydney and the Sunshine Coast (particularly Caloundra), articles, tackle reviews, pictures, GPS marks, recipes, links
Marinews - exploring Queensland fishing hotspots, individual reports on the areas, fishing tips, bait ad tackle, stories
Mooloolaba Reef and Game Charters
- full and half day reef fishing for table fish or game fishing for marlin, sailfish, cobia, etc. All bait and tackle supplied. Extended 6+ day trips to Cato Island and Wreck Reef
Noosa Eco Fishing - environmentally friendly guided fly and light line lure fishing in waterways, creeks and lakes, novice and experienced anglers, tuition, night live-baiting trips available
Recfish Australia - The peak national body for recreational and sport fishing in Australia
Rex Hunt - fishing pages include tips, reports, recipes, adventures, tide information
Sunshine Coast Fishing Tours - The Wharf, Mooloolaba, fishing charters, boat surveys, bookings, photo gallery
Total Travel Sunshine Coast Fishing - directory of billfish charters, beach and bush fishing adventures, adventure fish charters
, offshore fishing, Fraser Island fishing and tours, Noosa River fishing and crab tours

Golf
Golf Link - automated national golf handicap system
Sungolf
- Sunshine Coast golf clubs, maps, club news, pro tips, rules, PGA majors, coast photos
Coastshop Sunshine Coast Golf Courses - directory of golf courses including par three and pitch and putt
Little Aussie Golfer - courses, holidays, amateur tournaments, guide to golf, books, games, videos, instruction, questions and answers, links
Maroochy Palms Holiday Village - golf holidays, descriptions and thumbnail photos of resort and club golf courses
Ausgolf - package golf tours to selected courses
Sunshine Coast Golf - contact details for golf clubs on the Sunshine Coast
Beerwah Golf Club - flat Glasshouse Mountains course, kangaroos, fees, visitor rates, programs, reciprocal clubs
Caboolture Golf Club - picturesque, undulating course, water features, locality, competitions, joining details, pricing, reciprocal clubs, details, accommodation
Caloundra Golf Club - testing tree-lined course, kangaroos, rainbow lorikeets, coaching, video and computer analysis, dress code, green fees, details
Club Pelican Golf - the first ever Greg Norman designed course on the Sunshine Coast at Pelican Waters, special packages, latest facilities, championship course
Headland Golf Club - located in Buderim, with magnificent views of the coastline, kangaroos on the fairways, photos of the course and views
Horton Park Golf Club - location map, entertainment, events, newsletter, shop specials, links, night driving range
Hyatt Regency Coolum - picturesque and challenging resort course, water hazards, home of Australian PGA Championship
Mount Coolum Golf Club - scorecard, map, playing tips, fees, competitions, social golf, links
Tanawha Valley Golf and Tennis Centre - par 3 golf course and tennis centre with swimming pool, BBQ facilities, lessons, competitions
Woodford Golf Club - scenic private course open to the public, restaurant, pro shop, putting and chipping greens
Pitch & Putt Golf Centre - par 3 short course, equipment hire, free barbeques, membership, fees

Horse and Camel Riding
Mooloolah Valley Riding Centre - riding ranch with horses and ponies for novice and experienced riders of all ages, 2 hour forest treks, historic accommodation, parties, special occasions, canoeing, fishing, swimming
Camel Company Australia - Noosa North shore, beach camel rides, overnight camping treks, 6 day Fraser Island safaris

Sailing
Funsail - Yachting Australia Training Centre at Mooloolaba, company profile, courses, adventures, recent voyages, course dates, links, training vessel
Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club Inc - events, member information, regattas, classes, accommodation, photo gallery, marketplace, weather, yachting associations
Maroochy Sailing Club - on Chambers Island, Maroochy River, dinghy sailing for all ages, calendar, race results, boats for sale, safety, training
Mooloolaba Yacht Club - the club, services, functions, water sports calendar, hospitality calendar, links
Mooloolaba Radio Yacht Club - International One Metre Class radio-controlled yachts sailed in Mooloolah River
Sunshine Coast Sailing Academy - kids and adults learn to sail, corporate events, skippered charters, sailing adventures
Coastal Waters Forecast - weather and warnings, climate, hydrology, services, meteorology, publications, news, 

Surfing
Best of the Net - Surfing - web survey of surfing categories, surf reports, surf cams, instruction, news, manufacturers
Queensland Secondary School Surfing - photos, results, contacts, links
Queensland Wavefinder - wavefinder, surf safety, surf schools, weather, Parko's tips, links
Sunshine Coast Surf Schools - at MySunshineCoast.com.au, details of several surf schools

Surf Life Saving Clubs 
Surf Life Saving Australia - about SLSA, calendar, lifesaving, education, competition, development, clubs, become a lifesaver, history, links
Surf Life Saving Queensland - statistics, clubs and services, membership and support, live surf vision, interactive surf safety education, community membership and ironperson challenge

Caloundra Surf Club - at King's Beach, club profile, life saving, surf sports, licensed club, coming events, resources, web cam
Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club - previously North Caloundra SLSC, facilities, carnivals, nippers programs, beach patrols, contact information, links to other clubs and Surf Life Saving Queensland services
Kawana Waters Surf Life Saving Club - facilities, carnivals, nippers programs, beach patrols, contact information, links to other clubs and Surf Life Saving Queensland services
Mooloolaba Surf Club - active life saving, supporters, shopping, facilities, dining, events, history, web cam
Alex Surf Club - at Alexandra Headland, supporters club, surf club, community education, facilities, wining and dining, entertainment, community support, art union, discount travel, web cam
Maroochy Surf Club - what's on, click'n'win, restaurant, surf bar, gaming lounge, e-cards, contact beach cam, life saving
Marcoola Surf Club - licensed club, bistro, gaming area, entertainment, links to other clubs and Coolum sites
Coolum Surf Life Saving Club - membership, promotions, entertainment, merchandise, features, contact, net cam
Peregian Beach Surf Life Saving Club - club details, seniors, nippers, membership, rosters, competition, social
Sunshine Beach Surf Life Saving Club - supporters, profile, lifesaving, fundraising, facilities, links, online shop, active life savers, weather, tides, news, surf cam
Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club - supporters club, active members, club history, nippers, sponsors, contact, link to surfboard riding lessons

Swimming
Sunshine Seals - AUSSI Masters Swimming, who we are, what we do, how good do you have to be, benefits, more information
Queensland Swimming - news, newsletters, events calendar, events and results, coaching, swimmers and squads, records, officials and rules, services, links
Queensland Primary School Swimming - calendar, state championships, national exchange, relay carnival, brag book, disability, links
Australian Swimming - news, events and records, inside swimming, national team, photo gallery, newsletter, swimmer profiles

Shapland Swim School Buderim - class size of three, qualified teachers, heated dressing room and pool, private viewing area, gifted swimmer program

Water Sports
Coastal Watch - daily surf reports, live robotic video from selected beaches
Sunshine Coast Sea Kayak Centre - The Wharf, Mooloolaba, sunset paddle and half day tour, double and single sea kayaks, no experience necessary
Noosa Blue Water Dive - Noosa Harbour Tewantin, PADI Instructor Development Centre, dive courses, dive store, dive sites, weekly dive report.
Noosa Learn to Surf - guaranteed to stand first lesson, beginner classes, private tuition, professional coaches, free pick-up Noosa area
Resort2diving - Noosa Harbour, Tewantin, PADI dive courses, dive store, local dives, dive holidays
Scuba World - The Wharf, Mooloolaba, heated pool, classroom, showroom, dive shop, no experience necessary, diving courses, shark dives, boat dives
Ski and Skurf Cable Water Ski Park - you must be able to swim, only bathers and towel needed, life jackets provided,
open to all levels from beginners (kneeboards) to advanced (skis).
Sunreef Scuba Diving Services - Mooloolaba, dive trips, training, rates, trips to Moreton Island
Wild Cat Watersports - Caloundra, snorkelling, SCUBA diving, courses, tours
 

Councils

Caloundra City Council - business, services, city information, visitor information, community, economic
Maroochy Shire Council - about council, about Maroochy, what's new, what's on, services and facilities, development, projects, news
Noosa Council - index, environment, strategic planning, community, centres, events, news, tourism, trail network
Cooloola Shire Council - mayor's message, councillors, residential services, business services, visitors, community services and facilities, administration

 


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