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MooloolabaAustralia

Picturesque beaches, stylish shops, elegant dining and a serene beachside atmosphere make this an ideal Sunshine Coast destination.

Visit Mooloolaba, renowned for its combination of tranquil sandy beaches, gleaming water, untouched parklands, outdoor activities, fashionable shops, cozy cafés and tasteful restaurants. As the heart of the Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba’s access to many renowned attractions makes it a top destination for the whole family.

Situated on Queensland’s picturesque Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba effortlessly blends the relaxing atmosphere of a coastal town with stylish oceanside living. Spend a day relaxing on the beach, swimming between flags in patrolled areas. Amble to the northern shoreline and explore marine life in the rock pools. Scuba dive through the sunken HMAS Brisbane, fish straight off the beach, cruise on the canals and spot dolphins and humpback whales. Get close to marine life at Underwater World SEA LIFE Mooloolaba.

Explore the excellent boutiques and galleries on the Esplanade and head over to First Avenue which has high-end stores and designer products. Meander along the Wharf and the fisheries on the Spit and enjoy the open-air harborside atmosphere. Cast your fishing rod into the water at the Spit, cook your catch on a beachside barbecue or pick up fresh fish and chips and watch the sun set over the ocean.

Soak up the ambiance of the Esplanade. Stroll, rollerblade or jog on the boardwalk, daydream along the marina and look out to the inlets on the Parrearra Channel. Drive to the Beacon Lighthouse Reserve and Point Cartwright for excellent rock fishing.

Find world-class dining at the Wharf and the Spit. Much of the town’s nightlife is on First Avenue and Brisbane Road, which also has numerous cafés and restaurants.

Mooloolaba is a centrally located on the Sunshine Coast and is close to a number of attractions, including Australia Zoo, Ettamogah Pub, Aussie World, Big Kart Track and the Ginger Factory.

Situated in Queensland, Mooloolaba is 60 miles (10 kilometers) from Brisbane, just over an hour’s drive. Access the area by plane via the Sunshine Coast Airport. Bus services connect with Brisbane and trains connect with Brisbane and Nambour.

Top Hotels in Mooloolaba

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Mooloolaba Esplanade & Venning St, Mooloolaba, QLD
NT$3,409
per night
Apr 2 - Apr 3

Situated near the beach, this luxury aparthotel is steps from Mooloolaba Esplanade and Mooloolaba Beach. Kawana Beach and SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,951 reviews)

"Property was in a brilliant location - staff friendly - very clean - should be kept a secret."…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/9

Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
Landmark Resort
Landmark Resort
4.5 out of 5
11 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD
NT$4,047
per night
Mar 31 - Apr 1

Situated on the boardwalk, this luxury apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Mooloolaba Beach and SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast.

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,480 reviews)

"Close to beach and restaurants everything in walking distance"…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/10

Landmark Resort
Caribbean Resort
Caribbean Resort
3.5 out of 5
17-19 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba, QLD
NT$3,856
per night
Apr 2 - Apr 3

This family-friendly Mooloolaba apartment building is located near the airport, within a 5-minute walk of Mooloolaba Esplanade and Mooloolaba Beach. Kawana Beach ...

4.2/5Very Good! (587 reviews)

"Perfect spot. Walking distance to everything. Had a ground floor room and could walk straight out to pool. Pool could be monitored a little better as kids were jumping off spa into pool and someone is eventually going to get hurt."…"

Reviewed on 2019/12/22

Caribbean Resort

Popular things to do in Mooloolaba

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast
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SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

4.5/5(5 reviews)

Watch seals play with their trainers, sharks swim above your head and dolphins jump out of the water at this award-winning marine park.

Mooloolaba Esplanade
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Mooloolaba Esplanade

4.5/5(9 reviews)

Walk along the waterfront, have a barbecue on the grassy parklands, let the kids enjoy the playground and shop in the boutique shops after a swim in the ocean.

Australia Zoo
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Australia Zoo

5/5(25 reviews)

Cuddle a koala, feed kangaroos or watch a crocodile show at this famous wildlife park, the former playground of the late crocodile hunter Steve Irwin.

Kawana Beach
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Kawana Beach

4/5(7 reviews)

Relax at one of the Sunshine Coast’s most attractive beaches, where fishing is abundant, the surf is great and the rolling waves are perfect for swimming.

Mooloolaba Beach
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Mooloolaba Beach

4.5/5(38 reviews)

Cool off in the water, stroll along the coastal esplanade and scuba dive among military shipwrecks.

Bulcock Beach
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Bulcock Beach

5/5(4 reviews)

Clear ocean waters, a dazzling stretch of sandy shore, warm paddling pools and a beachside boardwalk combine to make this a classic seaside getaway.

Reviews of Mooloolaba

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Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Liza

Feb 12, 2020

Nice town with good restaurants

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 10, 2019

I used to live on Sunshine Coast ten years ago - I’ve always loved the energy of the cafes and shopping and beach life at Mooloolaba!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 30, 2019

I went there to chill out and did just that

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 11, 2018

It's much busier than last time but still worth a visit. One of my favorite Oz destinations.