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Whether you’re seeking glittering beaches, thrilling action and adventure experiences, delicious dining or top-notch shopping, our list of best things to do on the Sunshine Coast has it all. This tourist haven in Australia stretches from the super-chill beach town of Caloundra through the resorts and national parks of Noosa and up to the postcard-perfect Great Sandy National Park. Adventurous travellers come here to swim in the wild with whales and go hiking in rainforests—but there’s no need to work up a sweat if you’re here to wind down. You can also explore the region’s food trails, hunt for treasures at charming markets or enjoy dinner with an ocean view. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.