A couple’s guide to things to do on the Sunshine Coast

Couple walking along the beach at sunset

Jenna Meade

Posted March 09, 2021

Got your sights set on a couple’s getaway to the Sunshine Coast? Up the romance with these eight activities, perfect for two.

Whether you’re a couple seeking thrills or want to feast on local flavours, the Sunshine Coast is ready to tick all your boxes. Think kayaking with dolphins, four-wheel-driving along pristine sandy beaches, craft brewery tours and jet ski eco-adventures. And, if you’re an RACV member, you’ll receive special offers and discounts at local attractions when you book direct through RACV Attractions and Ticketing.

Eight things to do for couples on the Sunshine Coast

Cruise with Kombi Kapers

Savour the simplicity of ’70s beach life with a personalised Kombi cruise. With a local at the wheel, you’ll wind around the coast exploring scenic highlights and hidden gems in a lovingly restored VW Kombi van. Choose from a two, three or four-hour tour, where you can fine-tune your itinerary to suit your sightseeing preferences. Be whisked away to country villages and remote waterfalls, settle in for a craft brewery hop or opt for a mystery journey. Surfers can seek out the best wave breaks along the way – there are roof racks ready to store surfboards and luggage. 

Set sail with Epic Ocean Adventures

Don’t mind sharing your date with a pod of bottlenose dolphins? Slide onto a kayak and meet some of the region’s most mesmerising ocean creatures. Keep your eyes open for dolphins, humpback whales, turtles, manta rays, sting rays and migrating seabirds as you paddle through the warm, crystal-clear waters. Your adventure begins with a picturesque four-wheel-drive beach tour into the Great Sandy National Park and up to Double Island Point. After your paddle, you’ll have free time to take a dip or relax on the beach before the drive back to Noosa.  Book now.

Dine with Coastal Cruises Mooloolaba

You’ll feel like you’ve won the lottery on this indulgent 90-minute cruise along the Mooloolaba River as you indulge in a delicious seafood lunch while gliding past majestic waterside mansions. Departing from the Wharf Mooloolaba, you’ll venture along the Mooloolaba River, harbour and canal, stopping at the fish markets to pick up your fresh seafood lunch. Choose from prawns, calamari and chips, or the fish of the day. For a full feast, you can add shucked oysters, scallops and crayfish, as well as drinks from the onboard bar. Take in views of the Minyama mansions along Millionaires Row before heading to the river mouth for epic vistas of the bay. Book now.

Hop to a Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tour

Drink in the sunshine as you go behind the scenes to taste, smell and see how beer is made. You’ll venture across the stunning hinterland on this six-hour brewery tour, taking in views of the rolling hills, charming villages and Glass House Mountains. Your first stop – and sampling – of the day is at either Your Mates Brewery or Moffat Beach Brewing Co, where you’ll be stepped through the beer-making process. Next stop is Brouhaha Brewery for lunch and a tasting paddle before heading down to Glass House Brewery for a tasting and tour. From here it’s your choice to go home – or press onwards for another round in Maroochydore or Mooloolaba. Book now.

Couple hiking Ngungun Glasshouse Mountains

Photo: Tourism and Events Queensland


Discover Fraser Island

With its lush rainforest, sapphire rainwater lakes and epic walking tracks, World Heritage-listed Fraser Island is the perfect paradise for creating memories to last a lifetime. Set your alarm for an early departure from the Sunshine Coast and get ready for a full day of exploration on the world’s largest sand island. Ride in a four-wheel drive along the pristine sandy beaches, passing by the island’s crystal-clear lakes and dense rainforest, then stretch your legs on a rainforest walk to admire the verdant greenery and intriguing wildlife. And if you work up an appetite, there’s morning tea and a picnic lunch included. Book now.

Take the leap at TreeTop Challenge

Keen to set your hearts racing? Take to the trees and combine thrills with skills at the country’s biggest obstacle course. Choose from more than 100 epic challenges including 12 massive flying foxes, zip lines and five courses that increase in difficulty as you build your confidence. You’ll be suspended in stunning rainforest surrounds as you soar above treetops, climb ladders and balance on suspended bridges. Safety equipment is included, but be sure to wear closed-toed shoes and tie back long hair.  Book now.

Ride on with Caloundra Jet Ski

Speed over the swell for an intimate look at what lies beneath. Led by a local guide, you’ll ride 60 kilometres to Caloundra, taking in stunning waterways and mangroves deep in the Moreton Bay Marine Park. Feel the thrill of the ride as you snake through to Tripcony Bight while on the hunt for dolphins, turtles and maybe even a migrating whale. Your 90-minute eco-adventure wraps with a breathtaking view of the Glass House Mountains and an adrenaline-fuelled hot lap of Lighthouse Reach.  Book now.

Relax at RACV Noosa Resort

With five-star perks like rooftop spas, private plunge pools and media rooms, RACV Noosa Resort is the perfect place for a couple’s getaway. If you can pull yourselves away from your room, hit up the tennis courts then make a beeline for the dedicated couple’s room at One Spa for a rejuvenating relaxation package. Unwind poolside after a day of exploring with a specialty cocktail on the new terrace at Dazza’s Bar, then head to the chic Arcuri Restaurant to feast on local flavours from the contemporary Australian menu. You’ll quickly discover why the resort has been voted the best accommodation in Queensland in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards for the past two years. 

RACV Members receive special offers and discounts at RACV resorts when booking direct at RACV Noosa Resort.
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