Mooloolaba visitor guide

13 Jul 2016

A Mooloolaba holiday is a waking dream to be shared by your whole family. You can step out of your accommodation and onto the pure white sand of Mooloolaba Beach within two minutes, or cycle up the road to Mooloolaba Spit for calm, sheltered swimming and excellent seafood cafes.

Enjoying the shopping and foodie delights along Mooloolaba’s glamorous beachfront esplanade full of outdoor cafes, juice bars, alfresco restaurants, and fashion boutiques. With attractions like the exciting SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast and the marina, as well as some of the Sunshine Coast’s best dining, there is non-stop entertainment available for any age.

The Esplanade even boasts a public loo with a view of the vast sweep of the Pacific. This quirky  icon says a lot about the place and the way it manages to combine awesome natural beauty with a down to earth heart. Mooloolaba is the Sunshine Coast’s holiday centre, where everyone goes to unwind and be looked after, at one of the safest and most family-friendly surf beaches in Australia.


Accommodation in Mooloolaba starts on the beach — right on the beach. Your kids will love it, as they can explore the shoreline first thing in the morning. For substantially more mod cons but still within sniffing distance of the ocean’s salty air, you have a massive selection of luxury apartments and resorts overlooking the Mooloolaba esplanade with enough space for the whole family.

Things to do

Looking for things to do in Mooloolaba? For the foodies you have the Parkyn Parade seafood precinct, or try catching lunch yourself on a fishing charter on the serene waters of the Maroochy River and out to the bay. You can experience our beautiful reefs and colourful fish species on a scuba diving expedition to the HMAS Brisbane. Or visit the wharf and aquarium at SEALIFE Sunshine Coast and swim with a seal. In winter, you can treat yourself to a life-changing whale watching and whale swim tour from the marina and discover just how intelligent those huge creatures really are, or head down to the spit and watch the fishing boats come in with the fresh catch of the day.


Events at Mooloolaba include the annual Mooloolaba Triathlon in March, a three-day multi-sport event of gruelling trials showing off some incredible athletes, and the Christmas Boat Parade with its spectacular night time display of imaginative lighting and boat decorations on the water. You can also catch the exciting National Outrigger Championships as well as the Australasian Sailing Championships.

Getting here

Whichever your mode of transport — two legs, two wheels or four wheels — this area is very easy to get around. You’ll rarely find yourself stuck in a traffic jam and you can even get away with not having to drive anywhere for your entire holiday.

There are hire cars, taxis and local buses available and best of all, Mooloolaba is just a ten-minute drive from the Sunshine Coast Airport, or one hour and 15 minutes from Brisbane International Airport.

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