TAFE Queensland

Student life on the Sunshine Coast and in Wide Bay

Getting to live on the Sunshine Coast or in the Wide Bay region is the best part about studying at TAFE Queensland. Come and experience the true Australian culture, the friendly people, the beautiful beaches and the relaxed outdoor life of Queensland while studying with TAFE. Check out all the activities you can do and interesting sites you can visit in this part of Australia!

Enjoy life at the Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay

Two of Queensland's most attractive regions are the Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay. You'll enjoy the relaxed outdoor lifestyle and friendly people while studying at TAFE Queensland.

The Sunshine Coast region encloses the coastline from Caloundra to Noosa and the lush countryside of the hinterland. The Sunshine Coast metropolitan area is located just off the Pacific Ocean coastline about an hour's drive north from the state capital Brisbane in South East Queensland. It offers green surroundings and beautiful beaches with warm weather all year round. After finishing the lessons at TAFE you can go to the beach and enjoy the sun or go for a swim in the sea.

North from the Sunshine Coast you’ll find the Wide Bay region which stretches from Gympie to Bundaberg in the north including beautiful Fraser Island, Hervey Bay and Maryborough. This region is blessed with long sandy beaches, unspoiled World Heritage national parks, abundant marine life and also offers a relaxed lifestyle and a lovely climate. So, what are you waiting for? Contact our study advisors to know more about studying in this beautiful regions!

Beaches in Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay

Do you like sailing, surfing, sunbathing and swimming? Visit one of the outstanding beaches of the Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay regions, like:

  • Noosa Main Beach
  • Coolum
  • Maroochydore
  • Alexandra Headland
  • Mooloolaba 
  • Kawana Waters
  • Kings Beach 
  • Hervey Bay
  • Rainbow beach
  • the Fraser Coast beaches

Noosa Beach on the Sunshine Coast

National parks and rainforests and more

Apart from beaches, both regions have beautiful national parks and rainforests, like:

  • Mapleton Falls National Park
  • Kondalilla National Park
  • The Glass House Mountains National Park
  • Noosa National Park and
  • The Great Sandy National Park

Or visit:

  • World Heritage-listed Fraser Island
  • Underwater World Sea Life Mooloolaba
  • Australia Zoo - made famous by The Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin who died in 2006
  • or one of the many sporting facilities, restaurants, nightclubs and art galleries

6 Activities you can do for free

Check out some of the cool activities you can do in Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay that will cost you absolutely nothing.

  1. Enjoy the spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Queensland is home to the greatest sunrises and sunsets on Earth!
  2. Spend a day at the beach and swim in the sea!
  3. Go for a bushwalk (or a run)! There are plenty of national parks with well maintained walking trails that do not charge entry fees for walkers and offer a free map at the information centre. Visit waterfalls, unspoiled beaches and other scenic spots.
  4. There are a number of botanic gardens, two of which are free to visit: Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens or Noosa Botanic Gardens.
  5. Do you adore nuts and chocolate? Visit the Nutworks and the Chocolate Factory in Yandina.
  6. Visit one of the many markets, but don’t bring your wallet!

Enjoy the spectacular sunrises and sunsets while studying at TAFE Queensland East Coast in Australia

Student discounts in Queensland

With your ISIC student card you receive tons of discounts and benefits all over Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay in Queensland, Australia. Download the ISIC Benefits App for free and take advantage of all the cool student benefits. Save money during your stay in Queensland with ISIC. Read more about ISIC and purchase your card here.

Climate in Queensland

Queensland is Australia’s Sunshine State, with 263 sunny days a year on average. It has a sub-tropical climate of warm humid summers and mild clear winters. Summer months are December to February with typical temperatures of 21 - 31 Celsius. Winter months are June to August with typical temperatures of 9 - 19 Celsius.

Rent a car in Queensland

Maybe you wish to explore the areas surrounding Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay in the weekends. KILROY offers car rental in Queensland, Australia and we'll be happy to find you the best and cheapest option for your needs. Contact us to hear more.

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