Mooloolaba is a popular beach side vacations spot on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. It is located just one hour’s drive north of Brisbane or you can get to it from the Sunshine Coast Airport, which has connections from all capital cities and many Australian regional centres. You can find many different styles of Mooloolaba apartments in the area all through the year and stay right on one of the most dazzling beaches in the country.
The beach is the main attraction at Mooloolaba. It is a long curving stretch of white, sandy beach that has Alexandra Headland to the north and Point Cartwright to the south. The beach is patrolled by lifeguards from sun up to sun down all year round and it is a very safe beach for all the family.
There is a playground and park with barbecues that is right in front of the beach and this is a terrific location for enjoying the outdoors with friends and family while overlooking the beach. There is also a lookout at the north end of the park, which is known by locals as the "loo with a view" as it is on top of the beach bathrooms.
The beach is obviously a major reason that people come to stay at Mooloolaba, but there are plenty of other things to occupy your time too. There is great diving to be had off the beach where there was a navy boat sunk a couple of years ago. At The Wharf shopping centre in Mooloolaba, there is also Underwater World, which is an aquarium that has seals, sharks, turtles and many other marine animals to see. The touch pool is also very popular where you can touch small sea animals such as starfish.
There is plenty of good shopping around Mooloolaba, which is quite a fashionable area. There are many boutique clothing stores, jewellery stores and homewares shops to spend time browsing through. There are several arcades off The Esplanade, which is the main road alongside the beach and many beach front shops too.
Mooloolaba is also a centre for some of the best restaurants on the Sunshine Coast. You can find a very wide range of dining experiences from low key cafes and juice bars to high end restaurants. There are also many different types of international cuisine that is on offer from African, Thai, Chinese and Italian to Himalayan and Mexican. If you have a craving for it, you can be pretty much guaranteed that you will find it in Mooloolaba.
There are many different types of Mooloolaba accommodation in the area from resorts and apartment rentals, which are mainly clustered along The Esplanade and Parkyn Parade, to the ever popular caravan park, which has camping and caravan facilities right on the beach.
When the sun goes down there is still a lot to do around Mooloolaba with many night clubs and bars in the area to go out to. There are places to suit different age groups and music choices with popular hit, hip hop, electronica, salsa, live music and so on to be heard at in the different venues. Mooloolaba is a perennially popular vacation destination for families, couples, groups of friends or anyone that loves sun and sand. You can find reasonable Mooloolaba accommodation packages year round, but booking in advance is advisable in peak periods to avoid disappointment.