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Coolum Beach

Coolum Beach Queensland

Like to surf and golf? Coolum is just the place for you!


At a Glance

Unlike the busy neighbouring towns, Coolum Beach features a relaxing holiday atmosphere where visitors can truly put down the burdens of their life and enjoy to the fullest. This beautiful coastal town is best known for its beautiful coastline, protected waters and optimal waves for surfers to surf on. Visitors can also visit the lofty rock which is Mount Coolum that boasts to be the second largest rock in the world! Though it might be physically demanding to get to the top, it is a very satisfying experience once you are up top, being able to have a panoramic view of the region.

For those that desire less intensive activities, golfing facilities are available at the region. There is also a shopping and entertainment precinct with a modern fine dining scene. The large grassy park near the beach is also a great place for you to picnic and relax on.


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Where is Coolum Beach?

 

Coolum Beach is 119 kilometres north of Brisbane.

Coolum Beach is a coastal town on the northern Sunshine Coast. This breathtaking beach is around 2km long. The most noticeable landmark of this area is the Mount Coolum National Park which has a peak that is 208m tall with an extensive network of bushwalking trails. One of the best way to get to Coolum Beach is to hire a car in Brisbane and drive there.


 

Things to see in Coolum Beach

 

Mount Coolum

The walk is quite taxing and you need a good level of fitness, it is a bit of a tricky climb but worth the hard work and a good workout at the same time. The views on the way up are spectacular! And the views up top are magnificent. It's all worthwhile when you get to the top, the views are absolutely amazing. Do it, it is absolutely fantastic.

Mount Coolum

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The Coolum Beach

Coolum is a surfing and golfing mecca, with a carefree holiday atmosphere distinct from its neighbouring beach towns. Its long shopping and entertainment strip has a stunning outlook across a large beachfront park, and its leafy backstreets quietly traverse this beautiful coastal town in constant view of Mount Coolum, a grand volcanic dome that presides over the landscape. There are different things to do such as Coolum Surf Club, Artisan Gallery Eumundi, Oz Ski resort, Spa, Massage, Golf, Picnics, Surf and a Aqua Park Coolum.

The Coolum Beach

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Point Perry Lookout

Point Petty is a 20-30m high rocky headland that forms the southern boundary of Coolum Beach, with fabulous lookout for access to surfing beach and bays. Beautiful views of three bays and Coolum beach. Point Perry also is a great place to watch whales and turtles swim past and great surfing, fishing, snorkeling and rock pools.

Point Perry Lookout

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Noosa National Park

The national park has many walking track options which provide both great choices and challenges depending on the experience the walker wants to enjoy. There are both walks through bushland and along the coast. It is really wonderful walking along the coastal pathway, the pathway is well maintained! On the walk you may be able to see dolphins in the bay, a koala fast asleep overlooking the ocean at the top of a tree. On the part of the walking track, you still get wonderful views of both the little beaches and ocean.

Noosa National Park

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What's the weather like?

 

As the Sunshine Coast region is a relatively small region, most of its locations experience similar climates with very slight variations. The Sunshine Coast features a humid subtropical climate like most of South Queensland with hot summer and cool winter nights. Precipitation can occur anytime during the year with the absence of a dry season. In Summer (December to February), the average maximum temperature is 28°C with an average minimum of 21°C. In Winter (June to August), the average maximum temperature is 21°C with an average minimum of 10°C.

 

Get to know Coolum Beach's history

 

Coolum first started as a pastoral lease in 1871 by Grainger Ward. Subsequent lessees started to expand the industry of the area to include sugarcane and timber. It was first permanently settled in 1905 and settler numbers grew quickly in the following years. The name ‘Coolum’ was derived from the local word meaning ‘blunt’, which was used to describe the nearby Mount Coolum which had no peak. The area was traditionally owned by the Inabara clan.

The Sunshine Coast was first sighted by James Cook in 1770. The first Europeans settled the area were three castaways, who lived with the local people in the 1820s. In subsequent decades, the area became home to many escaped convicts in Brisbane. The area has also seen aggression from native people who were in opposition of white settlement. Having relative abundance of timber, timber cutters began to explore the area in the mid 1800s and several ports to ship timber were established.

After WWII, The Sunshine Coast became a hotspot for surfing, several resorts and theme parks were developed to bolster tourism as a result. Its slow population growth has been accelerated greatly by the tourism industry. Today, The Sunshine Coast is one of the fastest growing regions in Australia.