Sunshine Coast, located in the Sunshine State of Queensland is a beautiful coastal town. It was first settled in the 19th Century, however it was James Cook in 1770 who first spotted the Glass House Mountains which is located South-West of Caloundra. In the 1800’s, Sunshine Coast saw the Gympie Gold Rush, and was also exploited by loggers.
Not all was lost though, after World War II, it became a popular surfing and tourist destination and in the 1980’s the population grew rapidly. Theme parks replaced farms, and the newcomers developed an alternate lifestyle in art & crafts and built spiritual centers.
Stretching from Noosa Heads to Caloundra and surrounds, the area has some of the best untouched beaches in the state. Surfers, tourists and residents alike all enjoy what the Sunshine Coast has to offer.
It now has attractions such as the Australia Zoo, Underwater World and Everglades Wilderness Cruise. With an average of 3.2 million visitors per year to the Sunshine Coast it is a perfect holiday destination.
The picturesque beaches are perfect for a moonlight stroll and if you go at the right time of the year, you can see the dolphins and whales frolicking near the shore.
It’s not all fun and games on the Sunshine Coast, as business is starting to pick up. Sunshine Coast has become quite the entrepreneur hotspot, with as many as 140 startups in progress at the moment.
Sunshine Coast is currently dominated by four pillars: Infrastructure, Healthcare, Retail and Construction, and efforts are being made to create a huge emphasis on being clean and green.