I am sending my parents who are in their late fifties to the sunshine coast for 7days/6 nights in June (Just scored a $1 Tiger fare). I was looking for some feedback on my first draft of an itinerary for them. They are pretty fit and adventurous, but are not going to do anything too physically demanding (kayaking, surfing). They would also prefer not to rent a car and will be happy to use the bus system.
First 3 nights:
Take the bus from the airport to Mooloolaba and check into a hotel on the beach.
Take a boat cruise at least one night.
Take the bus to Australia Zoo on one of the days. I know this is pricy ($59/adult). Is there a good way to get discounts for entry?
2nd 3 nights:
Take the Sunbus up to Noosa and stay at a hotel there.
Devote at least one day to a Fraser Island tour.
I have been to Noosa and Coolum before on business, but have not seen much of the rest of the Sunshine coast. I am wondering if Mooloolaba is worth 3 nights. Is there somewhere better to stay or should they just devote the whole trip to Noosa?