Adventure Sunshine Coast puts the planning of your next free Sunshine Coast adventure in the palm of your hand

With over 150 free, self-guided walking, cycling, mountain biking, horse riding and canoeing activities, Adventure Sunshine Coast is the ultimate guide to the great outdoors of the Sunshine Coast.

Designed to enable people of all ages and abilities to explore all the Sunshine Coast has to offer in the way of land and water trails across 53 local areas.

This online adventure guidebook is provided and maintained by Sunshine Coast Council. This list is just the beginning – it will grow over time. Please contact us via a method below if you know of a trail that should be added.

For locals and visitors alike you can trust it to be the official source of information on what you can do on the Sunshine Coast to relax, discover and be active in our beautiful and unique natural environment.

What’s great about our guide

  • Discover all the great trails across the Sunshine Coast
  • Plan your adventure with details you need before you go
  • Explore 3D views of all Sunshine Coast trails
  • See photos of what you’ll see on your journey
  • Find out if you can take your dog along on your adventure
  • Use Adventure Sunshine Coast on a mobile or desktop
  • Save favourite trails and create a wishlist
  • Read other people’s impressions of an adventure

Golden Beach kayak to Bribie Island

Review Date: 3/2/2020

This is my favourite spot to paddle on the Sunshine Coast. Very quick to paddle across the Pumicestone Passage to one of the sandbars or to Bribie Island National Park. Feel the calming effects of nature a world away from the people and traffic in Caloundra, but with only just 5 to ten minutes of effort paddling. Very easy to hire a kayak or paddleboard from just $10 per person per hour. Be sure to call ahead to a local hire place to get the best advice on winds and tides when you make your booking. Once Southeast Queenslanders discover this spot, they will soon realise few other places can match this adventure of paddling to the untouched northern tip of Bribie Island with kangaroos, stingrays, a myriad of birds, with both a surfside and bay side to escape the winds when paddling or to find the winds to keep cool. I hope you enjoy this part of the world as much as I do.

Reviewed By: Carl

Peachester State Forest: Long Trail

Review Date: 11/15/2019

Our horses handled the trail with ease. Wouldn't go if wet. Lack of any signage is a disadvantage. Turn right at power pole 5116 ( or continue on a bit for a great view of Mt Beerwah). Completed walking pace in about 2 hours.

Reviewed By: Peter

Coastal Pathway: Moffat Beach to Kings Beach

Review Date: 10/26/2019

No argument from us that this is a lovely part of the coastal walkway, and one of our favourites, which we like to do every couple of weeks, although I’m a tad surprised to see Kings to Moffat referred to in the description as "a more challenging part of the Coastal Walkway" which might put people off! Yes, there’s a wee hill climb leaving Moffatt and another at Shelley Beach, but the rest is easy going. And don’t forget to take in the memorial walkway, and read the plaques along the way, and during whale season they are sure to be out there frolicking about. To make a decent walk of it do a return – leave the car at Moffat and don’t end your walk at Kings; go another 1km further along the beautiful boardwalk to Happy Valley and grab some sustenance at Bulcock Beach, and when you’re refreshed head back the same way to Moffat. Or do it Vice Versa. And a shout out to the good works that council are doing, extending the Coastal Walkway northwards from Bokarina (its looking fabulous!) with only about 2 kms of track left to do between Wyanda Park and the Pike Park, just near Kawana Surf Club, so soon you won’t need to walk along Oceanic Drive at all and can have ocean views and breezes all the way

Reviewed By: Colin

Maroochy Wetlands Boardwalk

Review Date: 10/8/2019

This walk is lovely as it gives you a different perspective of mangroves and the wildlife/birdlife that inhabits them as well as the creeks and creekbanks. There is an information sign at the beginning and some information signs at the birdhide but I would loved to have seen more information along the walk itself. I believe that there may have been a brochure or even perhaps audio but because we came on a Sunday afternoon we didnt go up to the education centre. Very easy access for wheelchairs or prams. Short walk that is mostly in shade. We walked mid afternoon and had no problems with mozzies at all but early or late would be very different!

Reviewed By: Kate

Doonan Creek: North Bushland Loop

Review Date: 6/20/2019

Great walk for me and my mum, and i can also ride my bike while mum walks.

Reviewed By: Charlie

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‘Cherish the natural world because you’re part of it and you depend on it.’ Sir David Attenborough
Walking on the Sunshine Coast

Walking on the Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast offers some of the most famous walks in Australia. From the Noosa Headlands to the Glass House Mountains, it has it all. Our guide is a great way to discover our iconic landmarks but also our lesser-known but equally impressive walks. There are over 120 walks of varying skill levels and distance, including multiday hikes.

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Cycling on the Sunshine Coast

Cycling on the Sunshine Coast

Cycling enthusiasts on the Sunshine Coast can explore the region and enjoy the freedom and safety of over 35 dedicated roadside bicycle lanes and shared pedestrian pathways. Our cycle paths range from 30 minutes to 3 hours and cater for fun family outings through an old tunnel to some strenuous hill climbs with expansive views to the coast.

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Mountain Biking on the Sunshine Coast

Mountain Biking on the Sunshine Coast

Imagine the thrill and fun of exploring over 60 dynamic mountain bike trails. There are crazy curves for adrenalin junkies and easy loops for all the family. As part of Adventure Sunshine Coast there are eleven trails solely for mountain bikers. Discover half hour to full day options, easy through to difficult rides, and lakeside to mountain fire trails.

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Horseriding on the Sunshine Coast

Horseriding on the Sunshine Coast

There’s nothing quite like the blast of a horse-riding adventure. On the Sunshine Coast there are over 20 different tracks for horseriders, including designated trails that enable you to get away from mountain bikers. A variety of experiences are on offer from scenic and leisurely rides through to longer more committed adventures across nature reserves and forestry tracks.

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Canoeing on the Sunshine Coast

Canoeing on the Sunshine Coast

There are over 20 waterways to explore on the Sunshine Coast from the comfort and exertion of your canoe, sea or flat-water kayak. This includes one-hour paddles with young children on small and safe lakes, such as Dunethin, through to the 30-kilometre Maroochy River canoe trail or circumnavigation of Old Woman Island off the coast of Mudjimba.

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Other Adventures on the Sunshine Coast

Other Adventures on the Sunshine Coast

For adventure lovers there are other things you can do on the Sunshine Coast including: rock climbing, abseiling, canyoning, coaststeering , paragliding ,hang-gliding, bird watching, koala and kangaroo spotting and more. These adventures will be progressively added to Adventure Sunshine Coast. The coast also has organised events, rides and facilities.

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