If you’re a connoisseur of soft white sand you’ll know that Australia has some of the world’s best beaches. But even by Australian standards, the beaches of the aptly named Sunshine Coast are exceptional.
Noosa, for example, has powder sand so soft it squeaks when you walk on it. Bryon Bay is a wonderful crescent framed by quaint wooden buildings, hip stores and arts shops.
But beyond the beaches, the region has even more surprises; the Queensland farmstead and cattle ranches of the Golden Outback, the gum forests surrounding Coffs Harbour, the Tilligerry Peninsula National Park near Port Stephens and, of course, the life and soul of Sydney.