You dream of a subtropical climate and watching thunderstorms with a drink in hand is your idea of a good night in. Living in a city with a permanent holiday vibe suits you and you can’t wait to explore the beaches and forests that surround the area. And the lack of commute time makes you very happy (getting down to Brisbane only takes an hour).
WHY CHOOSE THE SUNSHINE COAST?
The Sunshine Coast is spectacular. If you’re a foodie you’re in for a treat – the Sunshine Coast Food trail will delight your tastebuds and there are plenty of cafes and restaurants throughout the region. There is so much to explore – from Bribie Island, to the Glass House Mountains and Great Sandy National Park, there is so much natural beauty. And the pinnacle of the backpacker’s journey, Cairns, is just within reach – with access to the Great Barrier Reef calling your name.
The downside, it can get really busy during peak tourist season, changing the vibe of the place a little. Also, there isn’t much of a nightlife for those looking to party, and while other people in other Australian cities complain about spiders and cockroaches, you’ll have to get used to the sight of cane toads (they’re pretty ugly).
The Sunshine Coast has lots of opportunities in nursing. So if the beachside lifestyle sounds like it might suit you, our team can let you know how you can get started. Our nurses tell us that it’s more relaxing working in Australia. The hours are kinder with 8 hour shifts being the norm, lower staff to patient ratios (1:4-6) and better pay.
If you choose the Sunshine Coast as your starting point in Australia, you’ll be able to post some of these gems to your Instagram and make your friends and family back home jealous (who knows, this might get them planning a holiday to come and visit you sooner than you think).
- Bribie Island
- Australia Zoo
- The Big Pineapple
- Glasshouse Mountains
- Eumundi Markets
- Kings Beach, Caloundra