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You’d better believe a place with a name like Sunshine Coast is chockablock with beaches, seaside promenades and of course, tons of sun. But we probably don’t have to sell you on this part of the Queensland coast—it’s been a popular getaway for decades. Come see what all the fuss is about with Sunshine Coast flights that are as easy to book as a Coral Sea breeze.
Flights to Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) land you 10km north of town. Catch the bus into town or better yet, pre-book a transfer with a shuttle service. If you’re planning on doing more than laying on the beach, you’ll probably want to book car hire. If not, bust out that sun cream and get tanning.
Know what else is great about beaches? They never close! Take your towel straight to Maroochydore and claim your spot early. Fuel up at one of the cafes along the Esplanade first, if all the vitamin D won’t be quite enough energy.
If you’re arriving in the afternoon and already have plenty of energy, go north from the airport and explore Noosa Heads. Climbing Emu Mountain is a seriously “emu-sing” afternoon; there’s surfing, kayaking and sunning to be had here, too.
It’s not just beach bums that want Sunshine Coast hotels in Maroochydore. Night owls can drop off their stuff and head right out on the town around Duporth Avenue.
To live like a local, you’ve got to shop like one. Luckily, you’ve got plenty of options in Sunshine Coast. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, Eumundi Markets are bumping; in Noosa Heads, Hastings Street is the place to be. Bonus: It’s just steps from the beach.
We admit, if you hate sunshine, ocean breezes and that awesome way your hair looks after a day at the beach, you probably won’t like it here. But if you’re down for fun in the sun, book cheap flights to Sunshine Coast on Wotif and get going!
Flights to Sunshine Coast start as low as . Once you’ve snagged your flight, it’s time to build that itinerary. If your flight touches down in a bustling city, you’ll want a head start, so you can get from jet-way to getaway as quickly as possible. Flying for business? Squeeze in some sightseeing and a snack at a locally loved restaurant between meetings—you’ll have plenty of cash thanks to our cheap business class flights to Sunshine Coast. You know what they say about all work and no play, after all.
. Pack your favourite magazines or stack your video queue for a mini-marathon of that television show your co-workers have been raving about. And if you get hooked a few episodes in, don’t worry; there’s always the return flight to finish the binge. Ready to book cheap flights to Sunshine Coast? Check out our selection of airfares and start putting together a holiday that fits your schedule and price range. We offer sweet deals, so you don’t have to move mountains to see the world. In fact, we’ll help you get to those mountains (or ocean, or forest) today!
Here’s an insider tip: Sunday is typically the cheapest day to fly! Looking at flight booked on Wotif.co.nz in 2019, we found that flights departing on a Sunday generally had the lowest average price. Wotif data also shows Tuesday and Thursday generally have the highest average ticket prices according to our demand data.
Guess what? Boring ol’ Monday really is the best day to score the cheapest plane tickets. Looking at flight demand on Wotif.co.nz in 2019, we found that flights purchased on Mondays had the lowest airfares on average. Saturday, on the other hand, can be the most expensive day of the week to buy your airfare, with generally a higher than average ticket value.
When comparing 2019 flight demand on Wotif.co.nz, August is one of the cheapest months to fly, when ticket prices are generally at their lowest. February is a close second for the cheapest time to fly. And—no surprises here—the December holiday period is often the most expensive time to travel, with higher than average ticket prices, so plan ahead and book early for your holiday travel plans.
Are you a super organised traveller? Even though not all airlines release their fares a year in advance, you can start researching your flights 12 months in advance for many carriers. It’s good to book your international flights to popular destinations early, particularly in peak holiday periods. According to Wotif’s 2019 travel trends, last minute planners can also bag a bargain with some of the cheapest fares appearing 2-4 weeks prior to travel.
Mixing and matching your airlines and fare types is a great way to try and save on airfares. According to Wotif 2019 data, travellers who booked flights on Wotif.co.nz in 2019 saved up to 35% when their return flights had two different airlines or fare types.
*According to flight demand on Wotif.co.nz from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.
^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on Wotif.co.nz from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.