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Mooloolaba Holiday Activities

Head outdoors to enjoy the natural beauty of the Sunshine Coast. Here are a few local places that are a must visit on your Mooloolaba holiday.

Point Cartwright

A great place to visit, right on our door step, Point Cartwright is the spit of land on the other side of the river from Mooloolaba harbour. You have to drive there but it’s well worth a visit as there are nice walks, a nature reserve, a little park, outdoor exercise equipment and quite spots along the river for a peaceful swim. It’s a lovely pace to stroll and take in the beautiful views and you can walk round the coast line onto the stretch of golden sands that leads all the way down to Caloundra. There is good surf around the point and it’s a good spot to sit and watch the action.

Eumundi Markets

One word- AMAZING! So much colour, so much to see. Chocked full of handmade goodies, arts, crafts, clothes and delicious food stalls. There is entertainment ranging from musicians to magicians to pony rides. Eumundi Village is a very special place and it hosts some very special and unique markets every Wednesday and Saturday mornings. It is also just up the road from Noosa so it is quite easy to combine the two into a day out. Eumundi Markets are about a 40min drive from Mooloolaba but if you don’t have a car don’t worry! We can The Hinterland- the Hinterland surrounding Mooloolaba is absolutely stunning. With gorgeous little places to visit perched high on the ridge overlooking the Coast. Mapleton, Montville and Maleny are very picturesque and offer a different slice of life, so green with beautiful undulating hills. They are worth a visit just to potter round the shops and to take in the atmosphere but there is also a cheese factory at Montville and a very popular Dairy at Maleny both offering tours and tastings. There is a tourist information on the road to Maleny for ideas and inspiration.

The Sunshine Coast Hinterland

The Sunshine Coast Hinterland surrounding Mooloolaba is absolutely stunning. With gorgeous little places to visit perched high on the ridge overlooking the Coast. Mapleton, Montville and Maleny are very picturesque and offer a different slice of life, so green with beautiful undulating hills. They are worth a visit just to potter round the shops and to take in the atmosphere but there is also a cheese factory at Montville and a very popular Dairy at Maleny both offering tours and tastings. There is a tourist information on the road to Maleny for ideas and inspiration.

Places of recommendation-

Mary Cairncross Park

The perfect place to admire the view of the Glass House Mountains and enjoy a coffee. There is also a rainforest walk with lots of Maleny Botanical Gardens- www.malenybotanicgardens.com.au – superb gardens covering 14 acres with 6 acres of walking tracks with numerous lakes and waterfalls it really is a magical place to admire nature. And if you like parrots sitting on your head they have an amazing aviary

Kondililla Falls

Just outside Montville the Falls are within a National Park where you can stroll through the forest or do a serious hike up and down the hills and valleys. The Falls themselves are a 90 metre drop and spectacular to see. If you’re brave there is also freezing cold rock pools which are worth the shocking temperatures for the exhilaration and fun! You can map your route according to your fitness levels and how long you’ve got and it also makes a nice spot for a picnic.

Maleny Botanical Gardens

Superb gardens covering 14 acres with 6 acres of walking tracks with numerous lakes and waterfalls it really is a magical place to admire nature. And if you like parrots sitting on your head they have an amazing aviary too!

The Ginger Factory

Yandina is a lovely country town and worth a little visit. At the Ginger Factory there is a train and also a boat ride where you chase the gingerbread man from country  across the world. There is a safe playpark for children and freshly made ice-cream, coffee and other treats. www.gingerfactory.com.au

Bli Bli Castle

It’s an unusual sight to drive to Bli Bli from Maroochydore and come across a Norman style Castle in front of you but yes, we have a Castle! Complete with moat, towers and turrets, drawbridge and dungeon! Why not put your child in the stocks whilst you enjoy a German sausage platter and a nice cold beer. The view from the top is well worth the visit. www.sunshinecastle.com

Australia Zoo

A world famous Australian destination, the popular and well-loved Australia Zoo. If you are in Queensland this is a ‘must do’ activity. There is so much to see from the croc show to the swimming tigers. A whole days’ worth of activities and animal adventures. www.australiazoo.com.au

Underwater World - Sealife

Based at Mooloolaba Harbour is a fantastic visit. The tanks are well looked after and well stocked with fascinating marine life. There is a seal show, an indoor play park, café, and a very cool tunnel under the big main aquariums. Sealife have many interactive displays and it’s perfect for children who like to see and touch everything! www.underwaterworld.com.au/info