2024’s must-visit family friendly resorts on the Sunshine Coast

Travel 27 Jun 24 By

Teenage girls explore the beaches of the Sunshine Coast, Australian.

Discover top family friendly resorts on the Sunshine Coast with our detailed guide. Explore options that offer great amenities, kid-friendly activities, and easy access to attractions.

Beautiful one day, perfect the next: Australia’s sunshine state, Queensland has long been a bucket list destination for families here in Australia and abroad. A jewel in that crown is the chilled out home to the Irwins, The Sunshine Coast!

Family attractions galore on the Sunshine Coast

This pristine part of the country’s Queensland coast is a paradise for families where you can get up close and personal with animals at Australia Zoo or the Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World. Perhaps you might want to indulge your inner child at fun park Aussie World, or get your heart rate up at the Big Kart Track. Alternatively, check out the underwater adventure at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast or explore and learn at The Ginger Factory.

You can get lost at Amaze World or get the adrenaline racing at TreeTop Challenge, or even take on Australia’s largest high ropes course on poles at Next Level – High Ropes Adventure Park at Sunshine Coast Plaza!

And if that fails to grab your attention, the white sand beaches and twisting rivers provide the perfect day out too!

Robert Irwin in Meerkat enclosure at Australia Zoo
Australia Zoo is a big drawcard on the Sunshine Coast (Image: Instagram)

Searching for the ideal family friendly resort on the Sunshine Coast? Our comprehensive list features top-rated accommodations with amenities like children’s pools, playgrounds, and more. Make your next family holiday unforgettable.

The best family resorts on the Sunshine Coast

Searching for the best family resorts on the Sunshine Coast? Our detailed guide offers top picks with great amenities and kid-friendly activities to make your family trip unforgettable.

Mother and child enjoy pool at Novotel Sunshine Coast

Novotel Sunshine Coast

270 Ocean Drive, Twin Waters, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 4564

Conveniently situated just five kilometers away from the Sunshine Coast Airport or an hour’s drive from Brisbane, the resort provides easy access to a plethora of unique attractions. Visitors can explore iconic destinations like Australia Zoo, made famous by the legendary Steve Irwin, the vibrant Eumundi Markets, Aussie World, Sea Life, and verdant hinterlands.

Resort features:

  • Cafe
  • Children’s Pool
  • Communal Lounge
  • Family Friendly
  • Games or recreation room
  • Gym
  • Laundry
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Playground
  • Restaurant
  • Spa/Sauna
  • Swimming Pool
  • Free Wifi

Drone image of Rumba Resort

Rumba Beach Resort

10 Leeding Terrace, Caloundra, Queensland, 4551

The multi-award winning Rumba Beach Resort overlooks Bulcock Beach and Pumicestone Passage, the resorts location is second to none in Caloundra.

Resort features:

  • Cafe
  • Children’s Pool
  • Family Friendly
  • Laundry
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tour Desk
  • Free Wifi

Family riding go karts at Rivershore resort

Ingenia Rivershore Resort

99 David Low Way, Diddillibah, Queensland 4559

When you’re not taking the little ones to your choice of the Sunshine Coast’s 30 beaches, Rivershore will keep you occupied with a water slide, playground and mini-golf onsite for the kids to enjoy!

Resort features:

  • Water Sports 
  • Fishing
  • Nature
  • Splashpark
  • Restaurant or Cafe
  • Swimming Pool
  • Mini Golf
  • WiFi (fee may apply)
  • Glamping
  • Playground
  • Camp Kitchen
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Dump Point

BreakFree Sunshine Coast pool

BreakFree Alexandra Headland Beach

180 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland, Queensland, 4572

The kids faces will light up when they see the waterslide at this resort, which will keep them well entertained when you feel like relaxing by the pool!

Resort features:

  • Children’s Pool
  • Family Friendly
  • Gym
  • Playground
  • Spa/Sauna
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tour Desk

Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas pool

Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas

33A Viewland Dr, Noosa Heads, Queensland, 4567

Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas is the ideal location to immerse yourself in a laid-back beachside scene. The unique and distinct offering of both the resort and villas mean that there is something to suit everyone.

Resort features:

  • Day Spa
  • Games or recreation room
  • Gym
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tour Desk
  • Broadband Internet Access

Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort water park

Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort

2 Landsborough Parade, Caloundra, Queensland, 4551

The resort is set amongst 10 acres of landscaped palm gardens with the main restaurant surrounded by a tranquil waterlily filled lagoon. Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort provides guests with a variety of accommodation styles and an extensive array of resort facilities.

Resort features:

  • Barbeque
  • Children’s Pool
  • Communal Lounge
  • Games or recreation room
  • Laundry
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
  • Free Wifi


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