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Sunshine Coast’s Big 5 Attractions

The Sunshine Coast is all about fun and the Sunshine Coast’s big 5 attractions are just waiting to be discovered. These attractions are not only guaranteed to keep the kids happy and be heaps of fun but also provide loads of entertainment for Mums and Dads during their stay in Caloundra.

Book one of these top Sunshine Coast Attractions via the Monaco Apartments ExperienceOz links provided with each attraction for great savings.


One of the most popular attractions on the Sunshine Coast for many years, SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast is Queensland’s largest aquarium and oceanarium with one of the most diverse arrays of marine life – both above and under the water – on display in Australia!

With a shark exhibit to go along with the ten other amazing zones that each highlight a different aspect of the aquatic kingdom – from the sleek stingrays in the Bay of Rays, to the fun and furry mammals of Seal Island and the Otter Empire, to the seven different species of shark in the Shark Shipwreck zone – there’s truly something for all members of the family at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast. In total you’ll get the chance to see over 10,000 weird and wonderful sea creatures with a variety of tours, talks and feeds available to attend daily.

Admission: Tickets from $28. Book now with HERE.
Location: SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast is located at Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba.


Queensland’s Australia Zoo, made famous by the late, great Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, is often referred to as Australia’s best zoo and is one of the Sunshine Coast’s absolute must-do family attractions. Renowned for its balance of both variety of animals and upbeat and informative wildlife shows, Australia Zoo is the closest thing in the country to an “animal theme park”.

Australia Zoo is one of the most highly-regarded wildlife facilities in all of Australia, featuring a huge range of animals, shows and many exhibits that each highlight a different aspect of the animal kingdom, such as the Crocoseum where you’ll be able to see crocodiles jumping to be fed, the open-range Africa exhibit, the Tiger Temple and much more.

Admission: Tickets from $59 adults and $35 children. For bookings see Experience Oz
Location: Australia Zoo is located at 1638 Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah.


As the Sunshine Coast’s leading theme park, Aussie World means fun for the entire family. Aussie World is jam-packed with over 30 rides and attractions for all ages. Be Boggled in Professor Boggleworth’s Illusionarium, be brave on the Redback, take on the Plunge, or have a blast on the Ballroom Blitz, water play area Leak’nLogs, Giant Slide, Dodgems, Platypus Ponds Mini Golf, Ferris Wheel Bizzie Buggies or the Space Shaker Swinging Ship.

There is plenty for the little kids too with the NEW Bug Run kiddie rollercoaster, Tin Lids Tea Party ride, Classic Carousel, and everyone’s favourite, Side Show Alley!

Admission: $40 for Adults & Children. Book now HERE.
Location: Aussie World is located at 73 Frizzo Rd, Palmview.


Fun for people of all ages is one of the Sunshine Coast’s premier tourist attractions, The Ginger Factory. Set on 9 hectares the Ginger Factory in Yandina provides a full day of interesting activities including educational tours, fun rides, demonstrations, dining, shopping and relaxing gardens.  You can ride the Overboard adventure water ride, Ginger Train, see how ginger is made, take a ride in a 100 year old cane train and sample the world’s finest ginger.

Admission: Play Taste and Discover pass from $44 adults, children $37. For bookings see Experience Oz
Location: The Ginger Factory is located at 50 Pioneer Rd, Yandina.


The Big Kart Track is the largest commercial go-kart track in Australia. With tracks for kids to cater to the whole family combined with the main attraction – an international standard race track, capable of running 50 go-karts at one time, with 1.2km of track – this venue has got it all. Straights, bends, chicanes, and hair-rising hairpins. Find the rush you desire.

Multiple different length packages are available for the Sunshine Coast’s Big Kart Track, ranging from 15 minutes all the way up to an entire hour’s worth of go karting fun!

Prices: Big Kart Hire starts from $45.00 on the big track, and $20 on the kids track. For bookings see HERE.
Location: Big Kart Track is located at 2310 Steve Irwin Way, Landsborough.

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