With a sparkling coastline fringed by sugar white sand, one visit to sun-drenched Mooloolaba and it’s not hard to see why this part of pure paradise has been consistently voted one of Queensland’s best beaches. Yes, that’s right folks, Mooloolaba is what we call one perpetual Sunshine Moment – and that’s saying a lot because we all know how tough the competition here is.
What The Locals Love
❤️ Grab a coffee from The Velo Project and stroll the Esplanade.
❤️ Body surf the perfect rolling waves at Mooloolaba’s main beach.
❤️ Learn about the region’s Kabi Kabi culture with Saltwater Eco Tours.
❤️ Order fish and chips from The Spit Mooloolaba and take your feast to the beach.
❤️ Sip sundowners at The Dock Mooloolaba after exploring The Wharf
In Mooloolaba the action is all along the shore, so start your day by taking your taste buds on a tour of the best cafes - like Pavilion Mooloolaba, Schwenkee Espresso and Acai Brothers - before throwing yourself into the sparkling ocean and body surf the perfect rolling waves. For more jaw-dropping swimming spots (Mooloolaba is overflowing with them), walk or cycle along the esplanade before reaching the Mooloolaba Spit. Blow up your inflatable pineapple, and float away any of life’s worries in the calm, clear water.
Rock wall, Mooloolaba spit
Explore the labyrinth of canals and waterways with Mooloolaba Canal Cruise and feast on champagne and fresh seafood. Or discover the region's First Nations culture with Saltwater Eco Tours where you’ll glide along the water in a timber boat, bliss out to the sounds of the didgeridoo and hear important Dreaming stories about the Kabi Kabi People’s connection to country. And if you want to get up close and personal with Mooloolaba’s largest residents, you can swim with the whales thanks to the crew at Sunreef during the winter months. Trust us, bucket list-worthy experiences don’t get much better than this.
SEA LIFE, Mooloolaba
Tucked just behind the beach you’ll want to carve out some time to work your way around
The Wharf Mooloolaba. Make like Ariel and discover what life is like under the surf break with a visit to SEA LIFE. When you come up for air, shop your way around The Wharf’s line up of independent boutiques and shops and prepare to make the toughest decision of the day - where to eat. The calibre of foodie experiences here is next level. For authentic Greek street food try Spero, fill up on modern Asian eats at Rice Boi and taste Sunshine Coast’s best local produce on a plate (read: mouth-watering seafood) at Pier 33. Cheers to paradise.
Rice Boi, Mooloolaba