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

Day Visit at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast
from $44.00

SEA LIFE Mooloolaba is an all-weather visitor attraction located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast and now has more creatures to see and things to do than ever before. At the much loved aquarium you...

Sunshine Coast Sunset Cruise
from $35.00

Experience Mooloolaba on a relaxing sunset cruise. Unwind on the Sunshine Coast with a cocktail or two and a selection of the catch of the day. Glide through the Mooloolah Rivers and view its magical ...

Sunshine Coast Seafood Lunch Cruise
from $49.00

Enjoy an exciting lunch time cruise in Mooloolaba. Perfect for a relaxing day out on the sunshine coast. A choice of local fish and chips, fresh Mooloolaba prawns, Calamari and chips or classic Aussi...

Fraser Island 3 Day Kingfisher Bay Eco Resort 4WD Tour
from $545.00

Explore the World Heritage wilderness of Fraser Island with an experienced friendly eco guide and driver on this 3 day 4WD Eco tour. Walk through towering rainforest growing in sand. Discover huge san...

Fraser Island 2 Day 4WD Camping Adventure
from $299.00

The 2 Day Camping Adventure covers Fraser Islands greatest highlights including Lake McKenzie. Enjoy green grass camping just metres from the beach and the fresh waters of Govi Creek on Fraser Island ...

Fraser Island 2 Day Eurong Beach Resort 4WD Tour
from $380.00

On this Fraser Island 2 Day 4WD Tour travel on a fully guided adventure to Fraser Island National Park. This tour covers the islands greatest highlights including Central Station Rainforest, Lake Wabb...

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