Located on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast just north of Brisbane, Mooloolaba is a premier resort for Aussies seeking sun, sand and watersports. A great curve of handsome beach fronts a sandspit that protects the marina and town. Highrise condominiums and hotels loom behind a waterfront lined with restaurants, cafes and fashion boutiques. Underwater World is Queensland’s largest aquarium, with 16 different regions to explore. Further afield are natural splendors such as the Great Sandy National Park, which includes the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, and the extinct volcanic peaks of the Glass House Mountains.