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Mooloolaba Queensland

Near to the heart of the Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba have great access to a beautiful beach and extensive shopping and entertaining outlets.


At a Glance

Situated on a thin strip of land between the marina on the Mooloolaba river and the Pacific Ocean, Mooloolaba gets the best of both water bodies. You can either head out to swim at the ocean full of waves or at the calm waters at the other side of town. On the beachfront, there are dozens of fancy cafes, modern bars and fine dining restaurants where you can unwind after a day of fun in the waters.

There are several fun attractions that you can go to. There is a cool aquarium at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast that allows you to swim to marine animals. You can also launch out to the sea and dive to explore the beautiful reefs and the sunken HMAS Brisbane. You can even go on a whale watching tour to look at, and possibly even swim with these magnificent creatures.


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Where is Mooloolaba?

 

Mooloolaba is 97 kilometres north of Brisbane.

Mooloolaba is a resort town south of the central hub in Maroochydore in the Sunshine Coast. It is bounded on the south by the Mooloolah River, the north by Alexandra Headland and the east by the Coral Sea. There is a short stretch of north-facing beach at Mooloolaba that is relatively calm and suitable for swimming. Like most of the Sunshine Coast, the best way to get to Mooloolaba is to drive from Brisbane.


 

Things to see in Mooloolaba

 

Mooloolaba Beach

Mooloolaba Beach is the fabulous beach to suit everyone. It is a great place for swim and board. It can be very busy but adds to the charm. The beach is really nice and invites you to spend the whole day there. It's perfect for surfing or just stroll along at the beach. Mooloolaba Beach is worth a visit with great views of the coast from its golden sands and clear blue sea!

Mooloolaba Beach

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Point Cartwright

Point Cartwright is one of the most beautiful places on Sunshine Coast. Excellent for a relaxing day out for couples and families with kids, or simply sit down and watch the sunset. Also, it is interesting to watch the water traffic coming and going near the mouth of the river. Gorgeous place to be!

Point Cartwright

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Underwater World Sea Life Mooloolaba

You can see fantastic sea creatures and the highlights for you is that they are active and look like super healthy. The kid will enjoy time at here. Brilliant lionfish and stonefish. Clever and active octopus. Brilliant displays of jellyfish. Also, you will love the sharks and rays tank. A perfect place for kids!

Underwater World Sea Life Mooloolaba

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Whale Watching

In migration season, majestic humpback whales swing by South East Queensland on their 10,000km trek to the warm, tropical water up north. Get up close and personal between June and November. Of all the great whales, the Humpback is the most surface active displaying behaviour that will not only inspire you but leave you in awe.

Whale Watching

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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 Mooloolaba's history

 

Mooloolaba is a suburb on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.

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.