Best places to visit in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Best places to visit in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland
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The Sunshine Coast Hinterland with its rolling hills, wildlife and quaint towns is an idyllic destination for couples and families. A popular location for weddings and honeymoons the Sunshine Coast Hinterland with its views of the beaches and sea on one side and Glasshouse Mountains, hills and green fields on the other provides the perfect backdrop.

The hinterland is located approximately an hour’s drive from Brisbane





I have lots of posts all about visiting Australia and a number of these are focussed on the beautiful state of Queensland. With an enviable climate, wonderful wildlife, stunning beaches if Queensland is your destination these posts will help you get the best of your visit! If you are seeking some inspiration these 15 photographs will have you booking the next flight!


  • My ultimate guide to Australia has links to every post I have written about Australia and is great starting point when planning your visit.






  • Click here if you are interested in learning more about the 19 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Australia.








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Author: Tracy

Tracy has lived and worked in 7 countries on 4 continents and travelled to over 50 more. A qualified school teacher with an interest in history, reading, photography, nature and wildlife she is always planning her next trip (preferably by train)

With a lifetime of travel experience, and a network of friends all over the world, she is also able to share genuine insider guides, recommended best book lists and train journey inspiration to help you travel authentically to some of the most beautiful places on earth.

Come and join me as I travel the world one country (and train journey) at a time!

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  1. November 4, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    Glad you are enjoying Australia, I recommend heading down to Melbourne. It’s well worth a visit. If you do visit take a drive down the great ocean road.

    • TracyJane
      November 5, 2017 / 4:55 am

      Definitely on our to visit list – hopefully in January!

  2. November 7, 2017 / 2:17 am

    That schnitzel looks to die for! All of the animals are so cute, I’ve loved following your instagram lately 🙂 it’s beautiful.

  3. November 7, 2017 / 10:09 pm

    I’ve got friends that live there and I always say we should visit but never do, it always seems to loose out to Sydney or Brisbane!

    • TracyJane
      November 8, 2017 / 9:11 am

      It is worth visiting as there are some lovely things to see up here!

  4. November 8, 2017 / 10:19 am

    Nice post. I’ve been to Australia once. We saw ehidna in wild nature. I said – ” we’ve flown 12 000 km to see this hedgehog” I’d love to visit Aussie again. The steaks there are the best.

  5. November 8, 2017 / 2:34 pm

    Love all of the animals! Being a school teacher, your comment about rounding up the kangaroos made me laugh. I can’t imagine having that problem!

  6. November 9, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    You got to see a bilby! They are so cute. Wait til Easter when you can have a chocolate one, LOL! So pleased it was just a tree snake and your dogs were ok.

    • TracyJane
      November 14, 2017 / 9:38 am

      I have just heard about the chocolate ones!

  7. November 12, 2017 / 12:11 am

    I’ve always wanted to see a Bilby and never been to McKay so now have the ultimate reason to make sure I get there. Great post, thanks for the introducing me to a great part of our country I definitely must see.

  8. TracyJane
    November 14, 2017 / 9:37 am

    Really having an amazing time!

  9. November 15, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    We’re going to Australia for the FIRST time next year for our honeymoon and I can’t wait!!! Thanks for joining Fly Away Friday – hope to see you again this weekend! xo

    • TracyJane
      November 25, 2017 / 3:53 am

      Enjoy! Where are you heading in Australia Kana?

  10. November 15, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    Very cool. I love Australia and will be moving back there in a few years. Hubby hails from Sydney. I would LOVE to see a Bilby!! They are so cute. Hope to see you at Fly Away Friday this week!

  11. November 25, 2017 / 11:33 pm

    Aw I totally love these posts Tracy – keep em’ coming won’t you! I knew Oz was a total culture shock but I still ove hearing about it all. And really!? You’re better with snakes than spiders!? WHats that all about!? G’day mate!

    • TracyJane
      November 26, 2017 / 1:09 am

      lol thanks Alex! Just writing this months this morning!