OUR LOCATION

Right Next To The Uni!

With nearby suburban shops including a supermarket, banks, fast food outlets, pharmacies, hotel, restaurants, cafes and much more, Sippy Downs is a young neighbourhood with plenty of young people enjoying everything the area has to offer.

Living to Learning in 5 Minutes

It’s a gentle 5 minute walk to the University of the Sunshine Coast grounds – a flat path (which is also floodlit at night) goes from just outside our gate to the end of the street, through natural grassland into the University grounds. Keep a watch out for the neighbourhood kangaroos.

Buses From University Take You Everywhere!

Bus stations at the University can take you to the surf beaches of Mooloolaba, shopping centres (Sunshine Plaza in Maroochydore is 15 minutes away and boasts cinemas, cafes, bottle shops, department stores and more).  The buses are very frequent (every 1/2 hour).

Activities on the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast creates an idyllic mix of fun and pleasure that most places can only dream of. It is Australia’s 11th largest city and boasts 65km of pristine white surfing beaches and crystal clear ocean. Bordered by lush rainforest mountain ranges and valleys, fruit plantations and small tranquil villages, the Sunshine Coast is a safe, untouched coastal region that offers the best in lifestyle, recreation and study choices. 
Below are 5 top must-do things, which any visitor to the Sunshine Coast, student or otherwise, must include in their travel itinerary.
Mooloolaba Main Beach

Always popular with visitors, Mooloolaba Beach is particularly safe, patrolled daily, and features only a small swell. There are plenty of convenient facilities nearby including cafes, and some quaint shopping areas. Take a walk up to Alexandra Headland for spectacular views of the bay, or head to the other end of the beach to explore the river mouth and rock wall. 

Australia Zoo

Pay a visit to the Australia Zoo. Located just 20 minutes from Varsity Apartments on Steve Irwin Way, Australia Zoo is the home of some of Australia’s most unique and amazing wildlife, as well as some remarkable animals from overseas. It has over 1,000 native and exotic species that can’t wait to get up close and personal to you. Your visit to the Home of The Crocodile Hunter will definitely thrill and amaze you! 

Kondalilla Falls

It’s heavenly in nature, and is preferred by many for quiet and serene get-aways, picnics and barbecues. The park has a waterfall that falls into a valley- a view that is spectacularly panoramic and one of the most popular swimming holes in the area. For the more energetic, a 2 – 3 hr walking track is available which follows a return tour of the bottom of the waterfall.

Noosa National Park

Noosa National Park features spectacular coastal scenery and provides an important refuge for native wildlife including the koala, glossy black-cockatoo, ground parrot and wallum froglet. Look out for dolphins along the coastal path. 

Sunshine Plaza

Engage in a shopping spree at the Sunshine Plaza, which is the largest shopping boutique on the Sunshine Coast.The plaza contains cinemas, food courts, inns, beauty spas and waterfront eateries. The plaza is a one-stop shop that offers something for everyone.

But wait, there’s more… 

Here are some of the nearby activities the Sunshine Coast can offer:
  • Abseiling
  • Sky diving
  • Sea kayaking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Scuba diving
  • Sailing
  • Golfing
  • Bushwalking
  • Fishing
  • Shopping and dining
  • Fantastic nightlife
  • Friendly locals

Varsity Apartments is purpose-built as student accommodation on the Sunshine Coast.
We’ve considered your comfort, security, social lives, and study requirements. So what are you waiting for?