Mooloolaba

Sunshine Coast
Mooloolaba showing landscape views, views and a beach

Picturesque beaches, stylish shops, elegant dining and a serene beachside atmosphere make this an ideal Sunshine Coast destination.

Visit Mooloolaba, renowned for its combination of tranquil sandy beaches, gleaming water, untouched parklands, outdoor activities, fashionable shops, cozy cafés and tasteful restaurants. As the heart of the Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba’s access to many renowned attractions makes it a top destination for the whole family.

Situated on Queensland’s picturesque Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba effortlessly blends the relaxing atmosphere of a coastal town with stylish oceanside living. Spend a day relaxing on the beach, swimming between flags in patrolled areas. Amble to the northern shoreline and explore marine life in the rock pools. Scuba dive through the sunken HMAS Brisbane, fish straight off the beach, cruise on the canals and spot dolphins and humpback whales. Get close to marine life at Underwater World SEA LIFE Mooloolaba.

Explore the excellent boutiques and galleries on the Esplanade and head over to First Avenue which has high-end stores and designer products. Meander along the Wharf and the fisheries on the Spit and enjoy the open-air harborside atmosphere. Cast your fishing rod into the water at the Spit, cook your catch on a beachside barbecue or pick up fresh fish and chips and watch the sun set over the ocean.

Soak up the ambiance of the Esplanade. Stroll, rollerblade or jog on the boardwalk, daydream along the marina and look out to the inlets on the Parrearra Channel. Drive to the Beacon Lighthouse Reserve and Point Cartwright for excellent rock fishing.

Find world-class dining at the Wharf and the Spit. Much of the town’s nightlife is on First Avenue and Brisbane Road, which also has numerous cafés and restaurants.

Mooloolaba is a centrally located on the Sunshine Coast and is close to a number of attractions, including Australia Zoo, Ettamogah Pub, Aussie World, Big Kart Track and the Ginger Factory.

Situated in Queensland, Mooloolaba is 60 miles (10 kilometers) from Brisbane, just over an hour’s drive. Access the area by plane via the Sunshine Coast Airport. Bus services connect with Brisbane and trains connect with Brisbane and Nambour.


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Breeze Mooloolaba
Breeze Mooloolaba
4.5 out of 5
3 Meta Street, corner of Mooloolaba, Esplanade and Meta Street, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is £115 per night from 6 Dec to 6 Dec
Located in Mooloolaba, this luxury aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Mooloolaba Beach and SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast. Maroochydore Beach and Sunshine Plaza ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (299 reviews)
"We liked the location and the look of the apartment. We liked the view of the glassshouse mountains from the balcony. We did not like the bed."

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2021

Breeze Mooloolaba
Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Mooloolaba Esplanade & Venning St, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is £131 per night from 6 Dec to 6 Dec
Located in Mooloolaba, this luxury aparthotel is steps away from Mooloolaba Esplanade and Mooloolaba Beach. SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast and Maroochydore Beach are ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,186 reviews)
"Views are amazing and great location in the main hub of Mooloolaba. Nice outdoor pool area. The room itself was getting beyond its use-by date, with a musty smell to the furniture, burn marks and stains on the faded carpet, a door lock that often took a few goes and a jiggle with the swipe card... ..."

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2021

Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
Beach Club Resort
Beach Club Resort
4 out of 5
87 - 97 First Avenue, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is £116 per night from 7 Dec to 7 Dec
Located in Mooloolaba, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mooloolaba Esplanade and Mooloolaba Beach. SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Plaza are ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (485 reviews)
"Love the heated rooftop spa"

Reviewed on 28 Aug 2021

Beach Club Resort
Landmark Resort
Landmark Resort
4 out of 5
11 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD
Located in Mooloolaba, this luxury apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Mooloolaba Beach and SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast.
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,573 reviews)
"Lovely apartment, helpful staff and close to everything. Would have no hesitation in recommending."

Reviewed on 19 Nov 2021

Landmark Resort
First Light Mooloolaba
First Light Mooloolaba
4 out of 5
25/27 First Avenue, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is £153 per night from 8 Dec to 8 Dec
Located in Mooloolaba, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Mooloolaba Esplanade and Mooloolaba Beach. SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast and Maroochydore Beach ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (135 reviews)
"Easy access location, close to beach and shops/esplanade. Lovely rooms. Clean and well kept. Not a full ocean view but still lovely. Comfy beds. Pool was on 2nd floor and not overly big but fine for a swim."

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2021

First Light Mooloolaba
Mantra Zanzibar
Mantra Zanzibar
4.5 out of 5
47 - 51 The Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is £264 per night from 7 Dec to 7 Dec
Located in Mooloolaba, this luxury aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Mooloolaba Esplanade and Mooloolaba Beach. SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast and Maroochydore ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (322 reviews)
"Property is showing its age but everything was working and clean. We were completely happy with our stay and will definitely come back again."

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2021

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