It is located only 100 km north of Brisbane and 2.5 hours drive by car from the Gold Coast.
The Sunshine Coast has an amazing Sub-tropical climate where it is warm and sunny year round, with a very mild winters that are almost non existent. Summer days are long and hot with sporadic rains and it is normally very dry in the winter. Average temperatures in the summer: 21º ~ 29ºC. Average in winter: 10 ° ~ 22 ° C. Water temperatures are amazing and in the summer you can expect to be in a tropical 25ºC and it doesnt drop too much in the winter to a very mild 19 degrees. If you are into spending time at the beach and in the ocean this is a great destination.
312 thousand inhabitants
Brisbane, Gold Coast
Australia Sunshine Coast is a beautiful area and the third most populated area of the state of Queensland. Located 100 km north of the state capital of Brisbane in southeast Queensland on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, its urban area stretches for about 60 km of coastline and has some of the best beaches in Australia. Students looking for a slower pace of life and focused on the outdoors lifestyle will love everything that the sunshine coast has to offer. The area was colonized by Europeans in the 19th century with the development progressing slowly until tourism became a major industry. The area has several coastal centers in Caloundra, Kawana Waters, Maroochydore and Noosa Heads with the latter being a Surfers Paradise with world renowned point breaks breaking in stunning National Parks. This is one of the Australian dream location for students who love the outdoors.