Known for its white sandy beaches that stretch for 100 kilometers (62 miles) on the sunshine coast, Mooloolaba has a lot of things one can do. Below are some of the best things to do in Mooloolaba!
1. La Balsa Park
With a rotunda that is the center of attraction, La Balsa Park also has barbecue spots, playgrounds that are conducive for all abilities, outdoor exercising equipment and a lot of shelter for those who would rather sit and watch what is going on around them.
La Balsa Park
Address: Harbour Parade, Buddina, QLD 4575, Australia
Website: La Balsa Park
2. Boathouse Restaurant
With an envying view over Mooloolaba Beach, Boathouse Restaurant gives you a beachside eating experience that will have you talking about their menu and the picturesque view you had. The menu has the best of Australian classics and it is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Address: The Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD 4557, Australia
Website: Boathouse Restaurant
3. Mooloolaba Beach
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Categorized as one of the safest swimming beaches in Australia, Mooloolaba Beach has everything one would need when going to the beach; great climate, good and warm waters, and friendly people. Definitely a must visit for anyone in Mooloolaba.
Address: Mooloolaba Beachfront
Website: Mooloolaba Beach
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4. Buderim Rainforest
A walk that lets you relax as you make your way to the Buderim Waterfall. There is a boardwalk stretching about 700 meters (2,296 feet) in the rainforest. As you take your walk, your senses are calmed by the sound of bubbling water flowing in the foliage, rocks, palms and the forest in general. At the end of the boardwalk, you will have to change gears from easy-access-walk to more-effort-walk in the bushes to reach the waterfall. The boardwalk is wheelchair friendly, but it all ends when it ends.
Address: Buderim, QLD 4556, Australia
Website: Buderim Forest
5. Scuba World
For great scuba diving experiences, make a booking with Scuba World. They also teach diving to those who intend to make diving a career or sport.
Address: The Wharf, Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba, QLD 4557, Australia
Website: Scuba World
6. Sunshine Coast Hinterlands
For some fresh air and views to take your breath away, go to the Sunshine Coast Hinterlands. We have been talking about the coast and what one can do out there, but there is more to offer at the Hinterlands. This region is rich with lands that are so fertile and is sprinkled with towns that have a lot of historical weight and little discoverable galleries, markets, restaurants, guesthouses and craft shops.
Sunshine Coast Hinterlands
Website: Sunshine Coast Hinterlands
7. Eumundi Market
For all things different, handmade and out-of-this-world unique, you should visit the Eumundi Market. This is where you are able to get one-of-a-kind wares like furniture, toys, jewelry, artwork and skincare products. A market is not a market without some street food and there is plenty at Eumundi Market, which offers various foods. What is more, you can get to enjoy live music from local artists. There is an array of activities at the market, from palm readings to health advice from wellbeing practitioners.
Address: 80 Memorial Dr, Eumundi, QLD 4562, Australia
Opening Hours: Wednesday: 8am–1:30pm and Saturday: 7:30am–2pm
Contact: +61 754427106
Website: Eumundi Market
8. The Lounge Bar and Dining
A mixture of fine dining with an atmosphere fit for a sullen lounge, The Lounge Bar and Dining has very good ambience that will set you up for an eating experience. The place is open for lunch and dinner and they do not spare anything when it comes to serving high quality foods on their menu.
The Lounge Bar and Dining
Address: 19 First Ave #5 Mooloolaba, Queensland 4557, Australia
9. The Spa Room
Get refreshed with a spa experience at The Spa Room, who endeavor to pamper all your senses starting from the surroundings you are in and their very welcoming environment. They use the best products and treatments administered by a therapist who is qualified and professional.
The Spa Room
Address: 114/101-105 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD 4557, Australia
Website: The Spa Room
10. Sea Life Mooloolaba
Get the family together and visit Sea Life in Mooloolaba, which houses over a thousand sea animals which includes turtles, seals, tropical fish, stingrays and sharks, among others. Make a tour of the aquarium a must for the whole family, the kids will definitely thank you. To avoid disappointment, plan accordingly and get the necessary information by visiting their site.
Sea Life Mooloolaba
Address: Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba, QLD 4557, Australia
Website: Sea Life Mooloolaba
11. Troy Payne Relief Spa
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Allan Niblett is a well-known sports and massage specialist, who developed the Niblett Technique. It took him a period spanning over fifty years to come up with this technique, which has been wonderfully received by many sporting agencies who send their injured sportsmen and sportswomen to get assistance in recovering. He invented the Niblett Technique which is “a specialized sequence of manipulation of soft tissue, to correct misalignment of tendinous tissue, to realign muscles and ligaments for optimal placement and function, and to enable correction of posture and structural problems”, as explained in their website.
Troy Payne Relief Spa
Address: 03/29 First Ave, Mooloolaba, QLD 4557, Australia
Website: Troy Payne Relief Spa
The Mooloolaba Esplanade has the best eating places at the beach front. It has outdoor cafés, bars that are specifically for juices and restaurants. Below are some of the eateries at the Esplanade:
12. Spice Bar
With a modern setting thanks to its design, Spice Bar is known for its dedication to serving excellence when it comes to food and services.
Address: 123 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD 4557, Australia
Opening Hours: 12:00pm - 12:00am
Contact: +61 754442022
Website: Spice Bar
13. Beach Bar and Grill
This restaurant was born from a need by two friends, who had this idea and wanted a bar and grill in their town. The idea was to have a place where meat was served in plenty, beer flowed constantly, and great scenery and service encouraged people to come back. The friends successfully set it up and now the Beach Bar and Grill is becoming the go-to place for the feel of a sports bar. With a rather conspicuous but narrow entrance, the welcoming laughter, lively bar buzz, smell of meat grilling intertwined with the frothy aroma of beer gives one a warm and welcoming feeling. All of this blanketed with the very remarkable views, it is no wonder it has become a firm favorite for the locals, while tourists who have done their research well have made it their go-to place also.
Beach Bar & Grill
Address: Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD 4557, Australia
Website: Beach Bar and Grill
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14. A Perfect Blend
With a variety of therapies like hot stone, pregnancy, Kahuna, remedial and relaxation massages and bamboo, A Perfect Blend has a lot to offer for your choice of relaxation. For facials, the therapist will have a tailor-made treatment for your face using the OrganicSpa luxury skincare range. The treatment aims to leave you feeling rejuvenated, with clear, smooth skin. This spa has highly trained and qualified professionals who are ready to be at your service.
This salon is located in Caloundra, about 30 minutes’ drive from Mooloolaba.
A Perfect Blend
Address: Centrepoint Shopping Plaza, Shop 19/50 Bulcock St, Caloundra QLD 4551, Australia
Website: A Perfect Blend
The beach is life
When visiting Mooloolaba and crunched for time, I would suggest you treat yourself by going to the beach. A walk on the beach will do wonders for you and the oh-so-many restaurants and bars will be quite the experience as you are bound to meet a lot of people, both local and non-local, passing time and enjoying the view. If you have the time, just as explained above, there are a lot of things you can do.
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