5 Things to Explore, Connect and Experience in Coolum

Coolum Sunshine Coast best 5 Activities to see and do… When you’re in search of a good Aussie summer break, there’s one piece of paradise you may have already heard about. Yep, it’s the Sunshine Coast. While Queensland is undoubtedly one of the prettiest parts of Australia, the Sunshine Coast is where the action is happening night and day. There’s literally something for everyone.

1. Aqua Park Coolum for Adrenalin and Chill Junkies

Aqua Park, Coolum just might be Australia’s greatest! With the largest selection of water slides, blast bags, trampolines, swings, challenge tracks, and wobble pads, there’s something for every age and adrenalin need. And for those who just want to lay low, this park offers luxurious sun loungers, BBQ areas, a good kiosk including great coffee, and natural shaded environments set close to white sandy beaches.

60 Junction Drive, Coolum Beach Queensland 4573


Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours

2. Coolum Surf School for a Taste of the Wave

Never tried but always wanted to? This one’s a highly recommended opportunity for anyone who’s interested in having fun and giving surfing a go. You’ll be in safe hands since the team at Coolum Surf School are highly experienced instructors who love helping first-timers, kids/beginner groups, and intermediate surfers who just want to finesse their rides.

The surf school supplies everything you need, so just bring a set of swimmers and a smile.

Tickle Park, David Low Way, Coolum Beach QLD 4573


Suggested Duration: More than 2 hours

3. Rest By the Ocean, Just as the Doctor Ordered

It basically isn’t summer until you’ve chilled by the ocean. Fortunately, you have a lot of choice in the Sunshine Coast. Surfers, families, and sun lizards alike are attracted to the blue haze of beauty that is our coastline; and with Coolum Beach at your doorstep – and Marcoola, Peregian, and Mudjimba beaches a stone’s throw away, your view of white sand nicely contrasting with clear turquoise water will keep the chilled vibe going so you and the family get the ‘R & R’ you deserve.

Tickle Park, Coolum Beach

Suggested Duration: As long as you like

4. Coolum Skate Park to Carve Up the Bowl

As skateboarding continues to grow, so do beachside skate parks. Coolum Skate Park is a great space for kids who want a bit of skate action. Whether you’re passing through the beach catching sun or living locally, this park offers two decent-sized bowls.

The bigger bowl with more vert sides is a huge draw for experienced skaters who like to carve and turn, while the smaller bowl suits the younger, more novice skaters who can learn through the mellow transitions. All in all, it’s a great way to burn energy and spend the day outdoors!

David Low Way, Coolum Beach QLD 4573, Australia

Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours

5. Coolum Collective Markets for Foodies and Trinket Hunters

Sunday mornings in the Sunshine Coast should definitely include a visit to the Collective Markets at Coolum State School. This vibrant open-air market offers a great variety of stalls that literally have something for everyone.

You can choose to check out the unique treasures made by our local artisans, eat delectable homemade treats, try out the specialty coffee, or shop until you drop for beachside fashion, jewellery, and more.  

The markets are now in two locations and are open every second and fourth Sunday of the month.


Suggested Duration: More than 2 hours

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