Cheap flights to Sunshine Coast

aerial view of Coolum, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
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The summer months (Dec to Feb) are generally considered to be the best time to visit the Sunshine Coast. With the Summer heat in full swing, average temperatures range from about 25 - 35 degrees Celsius. This is the best time to visit if you want to enjoy outdoor activities, such as exploring the beaches, wildlife sanctuaries, or visiting Hinterland hot spots.


To get the best deal on a flight to the Sunshine Coast, it's generally recommended to book your flight at least a few months in advance. Prices can fluctuate daily, so it's a good idea to keep an eye on prices through the Flight Centre App & Website - then book when you see a good deal.


Yes! Direct flights to the Sunshine Coast operate daily from all major Australian airports with some smaller regional airports requiring a stop on the way.


The best airport to get a connecting flight out of the Sunshine Coast is the Sunshine Coast Airport which also serves as the best airport for all flight routes.


Your flight will land in and depart from the Sunshine Coast Airport, which serves as the main airport for the Sunshine Coast.


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The cheapest flight season is between Mar - May - the summer heat is over but winter hasn't officially begun so expect less people travelling!


The best time of day to get the cheapest flight to the Sunshine Coast is either early in the morning or late at night - you'll beat the rush!


The closest airport to the Sunshine Coast is the Sunshine Coast Airport which also serves as the best airport for all flight routes.


An IATA (International Air Transport Association) airport code is a three-letter code that is used to identify airports around the world. For example, MCY is the IATA airport code for the Sunshine Coast Airport. 


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Local tips for exploring Sunshine Coast

Best times to book

High Season: December-February
Low Season: June-August

Average temperature by month

Warmest: January (avg. 25°C)
Coolest: July (avg. 17°C)

Average rainfall by month

Highest: February (avg. 200mm)
Lowest: September (avg. 50mm)

How far in advance to book a flight

Ideally, 2-4 months ahead

Airports in Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast Airport (main)

Local etiquette tips

Beach etiquette important
Casual attire widely accepted
Environment-friendly practices appreciated

Hidden Gems

Noosa National Park for coastal trails.
Montville and Maleny for hinterland villages and scenery.
Mooloolaba for surf beaches.

Currency & exchange rates

Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)
Exchange rates vary; check current rates

What to pack

Casual and beachwear
Sun protection, hats and sunscreen
Light jacket for cooler evenings