Not that you’d ever tire of having so many beautiful beaches at your doorstep, but if you’re on the Sunshine Coast and looking to mix up your daily activities list, you’ve come to the right place.

A lot can be seen and done in 24 hours, friends, from horseback rides beneath rainbow-coloured sand cliffs to coming within mere metres of gentle giants in the whale watching capital of Australia.

Fill up the tank and hit the road with this list of the best day trips from the Sunshine Coast.

The Hinterland

It almost goes without saying, but the Sunshine Coast Hinterland towns of Maleny, Montville and Mapleton continue to be an endless source of adventure, no matter how many times you visit.

If you’re a first-timer, hit the country roads with this handy little day trip itinerary, starting in the small village of Eudlo for brekkie before getting zen at a Buddist retreat and stuffing your faces with candy and homegrown delights.

Veteran hinterland-trippers who can’t get enough of the fresh country air and lush surroundings, rest assured there’s still plenty to see and do once you’ve worn out the main locales.

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