Road trips provide an excellent way to get away from daily life. Even if you’re only gone for a day or two, (or maybe a week!), that feeling of having the freedom to drive wherever you wish on the open road can be priceless. Australia has so many varied landscapes and locales worth checking out, and some of the best lie along the coast of Queensland.

If you’re looking for an instant getaway to provide relaxation and great memories, check out these three fantastic scenic drives along Queenslands Sunshine Coast. Redlands SUV car hire is the perfect vehicle to get you there and back safely.

Let’s explore what the Sunshine Coast has to offer…

Driving from Lake MacDonald to Boreen Point
For a lovely weekend drive, try this route that winds its way through the calm green countryside of Queensland. Start your drive at picturesque Lake MacDonald. Here, you can enjoy a moment of quiet boating in a canoe or kayak without the disturbance of motorised watercraft on the lake. No swimming is allowed but you can pack your fishing gear and paddle while angling to your heart’s content. Bring a lunch to eat under the shade of the tree lined shore or grab a spot at a picnic shelter with tables ready for use. And of course, be sure to bring your camera or phone! Wildlife fans delight as the area is known for its tortoises, kangaroos, and multitude of birds, presenting numerous photo opts.

Looking for more? Noosa Botanic Gardens sits nearby on eight hectares of land sporting numerous exotic plants and native species. Take a walk, or pedal around on a mountain bike. Afterwards, relax and recover in the town of Cooroy for a coffee and antiquing before hitting the road for a moderate 20 to 25 minute drive up to Boreen Point through rich hilly terrain.

Boreen Point is a true not-to-be-missed destination for water lovers. As a portal to Great Sandy National Park, the upper Noosa River, and the Noosa Everglades, this is Queensland’s largest saltwater lake with plenty to do. A nature lover’s paradise!

Driving the Sunshine Coast’s Coastal Strip
Australia’s Sunshine Coast is unrivalled for its beauty, pristine beaches, resorts, surf hot spots, and biodiversity. Driving this remarkable coastline takes you from Caloundra, the southernmost town on the Sunshine Coast, all the way up to the Great Sandy National Park. Popular destinations along and near this route include the towns of Montville, Maleny, and Mapleton, as well as a plethora of art galleries, waterfalls, and craft breweries.  Country towns like Pomona are full of quaint cafes and the Noosa Everglades offers a glimpse at a unique UNESCO biosphere with beautiful paddling opportunities. Take in the beaches, bays, Bunyan Mountains, and much more!

Blackall Ranges
Betta Auto Hire’s Brisbane car hire can also take you to the stunning Blackall Ranges in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. This hilly drive takes you to lookouts and national parks, as well as towns, shops, and local culture. Start in Brisbane and drive up the Bruce Highway to Landsborough-Maleny Road. Make your way to Kenilworth, and follow the Obi Obi Road to Mapleton but don’t miss the waterfall along the way! Drive onto Flaxton and breathe in the arts and crafts as well as some amazing restaurants.

Call to Start the Adventure!
For the best in Redlands SUV Car hire, contact Betta Auto Hire. Our 5-seater SUVs start at a low $56/day, making it perfect for a day out and about. We also offer midsize sedans, small auto hatches, large sedans, 7-seater SUVs, 8-seat people movers, trucks, and more.

When it comes to affordable pricing and unbeatable quotes, we’ve got you covered so why not contact us today.