The Sunshine Coast is overflowing with culture. With libraries, cinema complexes, museums, art galleries, heritage and historical sites and constant learning opportunities you’ll come home enriched and culturally uplifted.

Here’s a list of 8 cultural things to do on the Sunshine Coast:

1. Follow the Sunshine Coast Arts Trail

Follow established arts and crafts gallery trails through the villages of Montville, Maleny, Flaxton and Mapleton in the hinterlands. The Sunshine Coast hinterland is a place where artists can retreat to to find that inner meaning amongst the tranquility and peace that this area has to offer. The area is home to potters, painters, leather workers, glass artisans, timber and stone carvers and artisans in precious metals.

2.  Take in a Show at The Events Centre or The J Theatre

Both The Events Centre in Caloundra and The J Theatre feature the performing arts with a kaleidoscope of concerts, music, dance, plays and shows for all ages.

3.  Visit an Art Gallery

There are a couple of public art galleries on the Sunshine Coast that present exhibitions featuring leading local and national artists. These galleries are located at Caloundra Regional Gallery, Maroochydore Library Artspace, University of Sunshine Coast Art Gallery at Sippy Downs, The Old Ambo Gallery in Nambour and Noosa Regional Art Gallery in Tewantin. There are also many exhibitions and events associated with the visual arts of the Sunshine Coast.

4. Check out some of the Sunshine Coast’s Heritage Sites

Discover the beautiful heritage listed buildings and archives in Eumundi, the cane sugar history of Nambour, the celebrated Kilkivan Great Horse Ride, and the shipwreck of the HMAS Brisbane nearby in Mooloolaba.

5.  Jump Aboard the Mary Rattler

Rediscover the magic of a bygone era aboard the historic Mary Valley Rattler. The scenic Mary Valley is a place where you can experience the friendly laid back atmosphere of rural living at its best. The Mary Valley Rattler train journey begins in Gympie.

6.  Watch an Old Silent Movie

Take a step back in time when movies were silent and in black and white at the Majestic Theatre in Pomona. Silent films with their resident piano player is a unique authentic experience and are screened on a weekly basis. For more information and what’s screening at the Majestic visit the website.

7.  Enjoy Live Music at a Sunshine Coast Music Festival

Enjoy live music in a festival atmosphere in the great outdoors at these selection of annual music festivals:

The Big Pineapple Music Festival – 25 May 2019
Gympie Music Muster – 22-25 Aug 2019
Noosa Jazz Party – 23 Aug-1 Sep 2019
Sunny Days for Jason, Kenilworth – Aug/Sep 2019 TBA
Caloundra Music Festival –  4-7 Oct 2019
Woodford Folk Festival – 27 Dec 2019 – 1 Jan 2020

8. Browse a Sunshine Coast Museum

There’s a variety of museums in the Sunshine Coast region exhibiting a huge array of relics from a bygone era. Select from Queensland Air Museum in Caloundra, Sunshine Castle in Bli Bli, Noosa Museum in Pomona, Pioneer Cottage in Buderim, Nambour & District Historical Museum, Eumundi Museum, Pioneer Homestead in Maleny and Yandina Historic House.

Book your Sunshine Coast Accommodation at Seaview Resort Mooloolaba and explore Sunshine Coast’s culture. Select from spacious and comfortable one, two or three bedroom apartments all with magnificent sea views, within a short stroll to coffee shops, cafes, restaurants, shopping, patrolled surf beaches and attractions.