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Caloundra Music Festival, Noosa Everglades & Kandaloola Falls in Sunshine Coast, Australia

Best things to do in Sunshine Coast Australia - Leanne and Lyle McCabe - Kondalilla Falls

Kondalilla Falls

I’m really excited to interview Leanne and Lyle McCabe of Beach Travel Wine about Sunshine Coast, Australia. Leanne and Lyle’s tips for the best things to do in Sunshine Coast are awesome because they owned a local business that they sold in 2019 so they could spend more time at Sunshine Coast beaches and traveling the world. They love the gorgeous weather, beautiful beaches and amazing people.

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Best things to do in Sunshine Coast Australia - Leanne and Lyle McCabe - Glass House Mountains

Glass House Mountains.

Sunshine Coast, Australia

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Visit Sunshine Coast, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

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Best things to do in Sunshine Coast Australia - Leanne and Lyle McCabe - Noosa Everglades

Noosa Everglades.

Getting around Sunshine Coast

The local airport is Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY), which supports all local airlines. The closest international airport is Brisbane Airport (BNE), which is an hour and half away from Sunshine Coast. Use our Expedia tool below to find flight, hotel, and rental car options.

Leanne and Lyle say that it’s best to rent a car so you can easily explore all of the cities along the Sunshine Coast. For the best rental car offers, visit Avis, Budget, or Hertz.

Uber and Lyft are excellent ways to get around if you’re uncomfortable driving on the “wrong” (aka left) side of the road.

Best things to do in Sunshine Coast Australia - Leanne and Lyle McCabe - Koalas at Australia Zoo

Koalas at Australia Zoo.

Places we talked about on the Sunshine Coast, Australia podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Leanne and Lyle McCabe about Sunshine Coast, Australia. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Sunshine Coast, Australia
  • Green dots = best things to do in Sunshine Coast, Australia
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Sunshine Coast, Australia

Who are Leanne and Lyle McCabe?

Lyle and Leanne are travel podcasters, but their favorite place to be is at their beachside unit on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. They downsized and moved to King’s Beach over seven years ago and just love this part of Australia. They say when they go away, they travel, and when they are at home they feel like they are on holiday every day.

Best things to do in Sunshine Coast Australia - Leanne and Lyle McCabe on an everglades boat

Leanne and Lyle on a Noosa Everglades boat tour.

Here are a few of their podcast episodes and blog posts:

You can connect with Leanne and Lyle on their website and on Facebook and Instagram.

We Travel There - Sunshine Coast Australia - Leanne McCabe - podcast one sheet

Click here to download our one-page guide of Leanne and Lyle’s tips for the Sunshine Coast.

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Leanne and Lyle McCabe - exploring the rocks at Kings Beach

Exploring the rocks at Kings Beach.

Stay tuned for our next episode

Best things to do in Newcastle UK - Paul McDougal on a hike overlooking the town of Wooler

Paul on a hike overlooking the town of Wooler.

Listen to the next episode when Paul McDougal of Travelness shares the best things to do in Newcastle, UK. In this episode, Paul and I talk about exploring Hadrian’s Wall, supporting local shops and enjoying delicious food at the Ouseburn, and hiking up to the Angel of the North. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.

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