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KnowAbout Sunshine Coast, Queensland
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Sunshine Coast, Queensland

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END OF AN ERA AT THE EKKA WITH DAIRY SHEDS TO BE DEMOLISHED

It is the end of an era at the Ekka in Brisbane, with the dairy sheds set to be demolished to make way for redevelopment at the RNA showground.

BUSHFIRE BURNING NEAR THE BRUCE HIGHWAY AT CALOUNDRA

Aerial footage of a fire burning near the Bruce Highway at Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast.

CLYDESDALES GALLOP AT MACKAY BEACH HORSE RACES

Heavy horses are not built for speed, but on one North Queensland beach, you can witness the spectacle of galloping Clydesdales.

BUSHFIRE THREAT NEAR BRUCE HIGHWAY DOWNGRADED

Residents who evacuated due to a huge bushfire burning south of Caloundra can return to their homes, firefighters say, with crews set to work through the night to contain the blaze.

HOW OUR SCHOOLS ARE FAILING TO TEACH KIDS TO READ

Our reliance on screens is not helping children to read, a leading US academic warns, with many students not getting enough support in the classroom from teachers who themselves have not had enough training.

BEST DEALS ON HOTELS, RESORTS AND LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS. COMPARE ALL THE TOP TRAVEL SITE PRICES AT THE SAME TIME!

At HotelsCombined, we know that booking accommodation online isn't easy, but we believe it should be. Having to trawl through a hundred websites looking at a thousand 'deals' can be overwhelming and complicated. At the end of the day, you just want to know you've booked the hotel that's right for you - at the best possible price. We saw the opportunity to do something about this. Since then we've been working hard to find you the best hotel deals.

City Information & Statistics

Sunshine Coast is a peri-urban area and the third most populated area in the Australian state of Queensland. Located 100 km (62 mi) north of the state capital Brisbane in South East Queensland on the Pacific Ocean coastline, its urban area spans approximately 60 km (37 mi) of coastline and hinterland from Pelican Waters to Tewantin. The estimated urban population of Sunshine Coast as at June 2015 was 302,122, making it the 9th most populous in the country. The area was first settled by Europeans in the 19th century with development progressing slowly until tourism became an important industry. The area has several coastal hubs at Caloundra, Kawana Waters, Maroochydore and Noosa Heads. Nambour and Maleny have developed as primary commercial centres for the hinterland, although Maleny falls outside the urban area defined by the ABS that this article refers to. View More Information at Wikipedia

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