Want to immerse yourself in a natural habitat surrounded by exotic birds, koalas, whales and dolphins, while studying English? The Sunshine Coast is without a doubt your destination
The Sunshine Coast is an urban area in South East Queensland, north of the state capital of Brisbane on the Pacific Ocean coastline. Although it does not have a central business district, by population it ranks as the 10th largest metropolis in Australia and the third largest in Queensland. The most known cities are Noosa and Maroochydore
The name ‘Noosa’ is believed to be derived from the aboriginal word “noothera” which means “shade”. As the bushland behind the coast offers refreshing coolness from the heat of the coast. Noosa is a paradise for surfers and there is a great mix of nightlife with a relaxed lifestyle.
There are no high rise constructions in Noosa which therefore makes the untouched natural environment its main drawcard. The Noosa National Park is the most visited in Queensland. An amazing reserve for flora and fauna, in Noosa you’ll find exotic bird species, koalas, whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. Noosa is definitively a little corner of paradise, where it is possible to walk, swim, surf and enjoy nature all year round… And all of this is only a kangaroo’s hop from Brisbane.
In the southern part of the Sunshine Coast, most of Australia’s most beautiful places can be found. Removed from the touristic masses, sitting on the edge ofhte Coral Sea, Maroochydore has the charm of a small seaside city and the dynamism of young city with amazing energy and extraordiary natural setting.
Half way from Brisbane to Noosa, Maroochydore offers quality of life as well as a unique study environment. Remember that Brisbane, Noosa, Gold Coast or Fraser Island are only a stone’s throw away so you’ll be able to visit when you want.