Known for being one of the safest swimming beaches on the Sunshine Coast, the coastal region of Mooloolaba has so much more to offer with some of the best dining, shopping and scenic tours around. From amazing views of the Pacific Ocean to beautiful weather and delectable seafood, Mooloolaba is the perfect destination for the whole family. Here are our picks for the top 6 Mooloolaba must-dos!
De-stress and set the mood
It’s all about relaxing, right? Start your trip on the right (perfectly painted) foot with a visit to the Waterfall Day Spa right on the beachfront. Offering the most extensive range of luxurious treatments and exclusive day spa packages on the Sunshine Coast, The Waterfall Day Spa’s beautiful retreat is well worth a visit. They even offer Wedding packages for brides, grooms and hen’s parties.
The Landmark Resort, 11 The Esplanade, Mooloolaba
P 5444 3050 www.waterfalldayspamooloolaba.com.au
Cruise along the coastline
Head out along the Mooloolaba Spit on a stand up paddle board or kayak. The canal that separates Mooloolaba and Point Cartwright has a spectacular view with the canal on one side and the beach on the other. If you’re not so keen on getting wet, try a Segway tour or bike ride along the shore to make the most of the incredible coastal panoramic.
Indulge in some retail therapy
There’s an incredible selection of boutique stores in Mooloolaba offering a range of brands and unique finds embracing the coastal vibe. Avenue J Couture is a firm fave among tourists and locals, with a beautiful selection of clothing and accessories, and specialising in stunning antique jewellery and collectables. If you’re young or just young at heart, Red Envy is your go-to for on-trend fashion finds for a special event or weekend wear that’ll leave some change in your pocket.
Avenue J Couture, Zanzibar Resort, Mooloolaba Esplanade
P 5444 4422 www.avenuejcouture.com.au
Red Envy Shop 2 Malibu Resort, 81 Mooloolaba Esplanade
Have a coffee on the Esplanade
Looking for a less active leisure activity than fishing? Enjoy a coffee or bite to eat at one of the superb cafés and restaurants along the esplanade taking in the sights, sounds and a spot of people watching before taking a leisurely stroll along the beach. You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to caffeinated takeaways, and it’s the perfect way to warm up in winter without breaking a sweat (hey, you can sweat it out after if you really feel the urge).
Hit the Twilight Markets
Enjoy a Friday night at Wharf Mooloolaba with the weekly Twilight Markets. Every Friday from 3pm to 7.30pm, visitors can enjoy Mooloolaba’s own twilight community markets. Bursting with handcrafted gifts and fresh local produce, it’s the perfect way to soak up the beach atmosphere while also enjoying a bite from one of the numerous food outlets and listening to local musicians.
123 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba
P 0417 972 051, Fridays from 3pm to 7.30pm
Enjoy prawns by the beach
It’s absolute sacrilege if you manage to leave Mooloolaba without at least one visit to a local fisho for a feast on Mooloolaba’s finest; prawns! Grab a kilo and pull up stumps at one of the venues down towards the spit, or even straight from the trawler. Better yet, grab your prawns to go and find yourself a shaded spot in Arthur Parkyn or Charles Clarke Park to get stuck into them. When your stomach is full, you can enjoy an evening stroll along the beach back to your hotel. Bliss!
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