Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba is a pretty coastal town located at the Southern end of the popular Moroochy region on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. The Mooloolaba beach continues north through Alexandra Headland and onto Maroochydore, which are also part of the Maroochy region.

The name Mooloolaba is thought to have derived from either the Aboriginal word 'mulu' for snapper fish or from 'mullu' meaning red-bellied black snake. Lieutenant Heath surveyed and chartered the Mooloolah River mouth and harbour in 1861. The following year, Tome Petrie, explored the region for timber resources. By 1864, the first land was purchased at the mouth of the Mooloolah River by William Pettigrew.

Mooloolaba BeachResidents and visitors can enjoy a sub-tropical climate, it is rarely blazingly hot and rarely freezingly cold. Tropical lighting storms are common in the summer months. The temperature range from 17°C to 28°C in Summer and 7°C to 23°C in Winter.

Mooloolaba BeachMooloolaba offers both a beachfront and riverfront location along the Mooloolah River. The main beach in Mooloolaba is the Mooloolaba Spit, which is ideal for families and is backed by pretty parkland offering wonderful picnic areas. Due to its fabulous location, Mooloolaba is the perfect place to enjoy surfing and fishing. From Mooloolaba you can also head out to sea to enjoy a day of deep sea or game fishing.

The Esplanade is situated opposite the beach featuring a number of cafes and restaurants. There are also several shops and boutiques where you can purchase gifts, clothing and unique artwork. Another large shopping centre is the Sunshine Plaza, which is located a short distance north of Mooloolaba and offers a number of different shops and dining outlets.

Mooloolaba HarbourMooloolaba is also home to a large port, which accommodates the Auckland to Mooloolaba and the Sydney to Mooloolaba Yacht Races. Next to the port is a large shopping, dining and entertainment complex called The Wharf. Underwater World is located at The Wharf and is a great place to learn about and see a number of different sea creatures including sharks. Mooloolaba also features a number of other attractions that you can enjoy.

If you want some fantastic photographs of Mooloolaba then visit the famous 'Loo with a View'. The public conveniences have become a fantastic photo spot.

Mooloolaba offers a range of accommodation suitable for a range of different budgets and styles, including hostels, hotels and apartments.

Featured Mooloolaba Activities and Tours

Seal Encounter at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast
from $102.00

Come into our Seal Fish Kitchen, see what our seals eat and learn how we care for them. Learn about the seal species in Australian waters and meet one of our beautiful seals up close. Touch their fur ...

Rainforests, Views and Montville Day Tour
from $147.00

Book this bestselling Sunshine Coast hinterland day tour to walkthrough an enchanting rainforest, see stunning views of the national heritage listed Glass House Mountains, stop at two stunning scenic ...

Fraser Island 2 Day National Park Cabin Tour
from $350.00

See Fraser Islands best highlights on this two day tour. Highlights include: Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek, Central Station Rainforest, Labe Wabby and Beach shipwreck. This 2 Day Fraser Island National ...

Sunshine Coast Hinterland Adventure
from $110.00

Come and lose yourself in the magic of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Discover the lush rainforests, impressive waterfalls, the stunning views of the Glass House Mountains and breathtaking scenery alo...

Sunshine Coast Private Minibus Charter for upto 13
from $230.00

Our Sunshine Coast Private Minibus Charter for upto 13 is the ideal way to see the beauty of the Sunshine Coast with your family and friends! Alternatively, a minibus charter is the perfect choice for...

Sunshine Coast Private Transfer to /from Sunshine Coast Airport
from $135.00

Our Sunshine Coast Private Airport Transfer is perfect for those who wish to travel in style and don't have time for a shuttle bus. Your driver will meet you at your accommodation and / or the Sunshin...

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