Gibsons

Located at the south end of the Sunshine Coast, Gibsons is a quaint town of artists, entrepreneurs and fishing boats. In 2009, it was named the best place in the world to live, among communities with fewer than 20,000 residents, by the International Awards for Liveable Communities. But, it's perhaps most famously known as the location for the longtime hit TV show The Beachcombers, which first aired in 1972 and ran until 1990.

Gibsons is ideal for residents seeking its chilled-out blend of water and land activities, suitable for all ages and ability levels. Go kayaking, canoeing, or fishing. Enjoy hiking, relax while visiting farmers’ markets, dining at diverse restaurants, browsing through museums and art galleries, or checking out local festivals and events.