The Sunshine Coast is a metropolitan area located in the state of Queensland, Australia. It is the third most populated area in the state of Queensland, Australia with the population of 2,51,081 in 2010. The Sunshine Coast has became an important tourism industry in the middle of the 19th century and more than 3 million people visits each year. In the areas of the Sunshine Coast, a strong agriculture, infrastructure and tourism can be seen. In this article, Traveljee has compiled a list of the top 10 tourist attractions in Sunshine Coast.
Top 10 Must to Visit Tourist Attractions in Sunshine Coast
1. Kings Beach
Kings Beach is a tourist area located in Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. It is a suburb of Sunshine Coast, Queensland and having 70 hectares of land. It was named as Kings Beach after the name of a king family who came first to live in the Kings Beach area. We can see many heritage listed site in the area of beach. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Sunshine Coast, Australia.
2. Australia Zoo
The Australia Zoo is a zoo located near Beerwah on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. The timing of the zoo is 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. It was opened on 3rd June, 1970 and having 100 acres of land. The owner of the zoo is Terri Irwin. It is a popular tourist attraction, attracting more than 7,00,000 visitors annually. The zoo is a member of Zoo and Aquarium Association. In the year 2003-04, the zoo was the winner of Australian Tourism Awards for major tourist attraction. We can see birds, animals and reptiles in the zoo. We can also enjoy by feeding the crocodiles. It is also one of the most popular tourist attractions in Sunshine Coast.
3. UnderWater World Sea Life Aquarium
UnderWater World Sea Life Aquarium is an aquarium located in Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. It was opened in the year 1989. The film (Police Story 4) of the famous actor Jackie Chan was shot in the park. UnderWater World is a member of Zoo and Aquarium Association. Shark Alive, Seal Island and Crawly creatures are the major exhibits of the park. UnderWater World Sea Life Aquarium is a home for fresh water crocodile. In the rehabilitation centre of UnderWater World Aquarium, we can see turtles, seals and dolphins.
4. Blackall Range
The Blackall Range is a range of mountains located on the southeast near the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. The name Blackall Range is kept on the name of the second Governor General of Queensland, Samuel Blackall. The Stanley River, Baroon Pocket Dam are the reservoir located in the range of the Mountains and the parks like Curramore Sanctuary, Mapleton Falls National Park and Kondalilla National Park are also located on the range.
5. Mapleton Falls National Park
Mapleton Falls National Park located on the Blackall Range near the Sunshine Coast Queensland. It was established in 1973 and having 26 hectares of land. It was a part of forest reserve from 1938 and later on, it was declared as a national park. There are many walking tracks passing from the park among them Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk is a long distance track of all.
6. Ewen Maddock Dam
The Ewen Maddock Dam is a dam situated near the area of Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. The lenght and the width of the dam is 3.1 km and 2.1 km respectively. The construction of the dam was started in the year 1973 and the dam was opened in the year 1976. The main purpose for the construction of this dam is to give potable water to the region of the Sunshine Coast. The location of the dam is across the Addington Creek near the Mooloolah River. It is also one of the most popular tourist attractions in Sunshine Coast.
7. Aussie World
Aussie World is a theme park situated on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. It is a medium sized and well maintained theme park. The park is also known for its friendly environment. The timing of the park is 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The theme park was opened on 24th November, 1989 and having 23 rides. It is a major tourist attraction in Sunshine Coast and became the winner of Sunshine Coast Excellence in Business Awards in the year 2011, 2012, 2013.
8. Laserzone, Sunshine Coast
Laserzone in an entertainment venue located on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. We can see the games like Lasertag, Laserweb, and Arcades. It will be a real fun to play these games. You will experience a real life inside the zone. The timing of the zone is 10:00 am to 9:00 pm from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm on Saturday and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday.
9. Sunshine Castle Bli Bli
Sunshine Castle is a castle located in the area of Sunshine, Queensland. The castle is a popular tourist attraction. It is also used for Weddings, Events, are Functions. It is an award winning castle designed based on Norman Architectural style. The timing of the Sunshine Castle is 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. The Castle has also a large number of toys, a perfect place for children to enjoy the day. The Castle also contains variety of Armours brought from the European countries England, Spain, France and Germany.
10. Art on Cairncross
Art of Cairncross is situated near Sunshine area Queensland, Australia. The timing of the place is 10:00 am to 5:00 pm from Tuesday to Sunday and remain closed on Monday. It is located on Cairncross Corner, Blackall Range, Sunshine Coast. We can see the lots of the art works beautifully done by the artists in the Cairncross. The art trail displays both the modern and traditional arts. It is also one of the most popular tourist attractions in Sunshine Coast among the tourists.
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Article first published on April 15, 2015.