With easy access to our most popular attractions holidaying at Coolum Beach means you can enjoy our relaxed lifestyle and uncrowded beaches, within easy reach of the Sunshine Coasts most popular attractions. We are located just 12 km north of Sunshine Coast Airport, which is a short drive or bus trip along David Low Way, virtually to our door! Our airport offers flights daily to and from Melbourne and Sydney, with seasonal flights out of Auckland, New Zealand.
On Our Eastern Doorstep
Mt Coolum – 6km, 9 minutes drive or less.
Australia’s second largest rock formation in Australia, after Uluru, with magical views from the top, stretching all the way from Noosa National Park to Caloundra and across the hinterland. You will need a moderate level of fitness and good walking shoes to scale to 208m incline which is quite steep in spots. Anticipate 25 minute to an hour walk each way depending on speed and fitness level, and make sure you leave time to take in the view at the top. Bring your camera and plenty of water. Walk starts on the corner of Tanah Street and Jarnahill Drive.
Blast Aqua Park 10 minutes 6km
Coolum’s own inflatable aqua park is the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, and totally lives up to its name! Located behind Coolum in the industrial area, there is everything you need for a fun day out including shaded picnic areas, BBQ’s and deck chairs. Inflatable fun is available from 50 minutes, and all day and family passes are available. For more details visit their website: www.aquaparkcoolum.com.au
North to Noosa
Hastings Street 22 minutes 17km (30 minutes by bus)
You can still enjoy a visit to Noosa’s Hastings Street for some village style shopping without the crowds! Jump on a bus and enjoy beach views along the way. Hastings Street is adjacent to the National Park, which is a lovely easy stroll under the trees.
Peregian Originals 7 minutes 6km (10 minutes by bus)
A favourite of the locals, Peregian Originals offers you live local music at its best! Bring a picnic and settle down for an afternoon chillaxing as you take in the vibes. It’s right on the beachfront, plus there is a skate park and playground for the kids!
West to Eumundi
Eumundi Markets – 19 minutes, 22.5 km
Open Wednesdays and Saturdays, iconic Eumundi markets is a mecca for artisan wares, local produce, an extensive array of international food and local entertainment. Find them at Memorial Avenue, Eumundi.
The Ginger Factory, Yandina – 20 minutes, 17 km
A theme park with a difference! The Ginger Factory is a unique must see attraction with something for the whole family. Jump on the Morton the train for a ride around tropical gardens, or enjoy it on foot. The kids will love the boat ride! There are daily factory tours, and a variety of unique boutique shops as well as their wonderful Ginger Factory Shop filled with treats and wonderful wares. There is also a café and ice cream shop on site. Don’t miss it! Pioneer Road, Yandina.
And while you’re there...Just opposite The Ginger Factory, you’ll find Nutworks, where you’ll discover everything there is to know about the Macadamia nut, and enjoy mouth-watering treats and confectionary created by their in-house Chocolatiers and Confectioners.
Sunshine Coast Hinterland
A drive to our Hinterland will complete your holiday and is something completely different to our coastal destinations.
Montville to Maleny
There is so much to see in Montville that there’s almost too much to list! Enjoy a scenic drive and take in the village atmosphere and quaint variety of boutique shops. Drive a little further toward Maleny and enjoy magnificent views over Mary Cairncross, stop into Maleny Cheese Factory at Flaxton for some sampling, and don’t forget Maleny Dairies, the children will love it!
South to the Glasshouse Mountains
Australia Zoo 42 minutes, 50km (or 2.5 hours by bus)
Arguably Australia’s largest and most famous zoo and conservation facility, it makes for a big day out! Their wildlife displays are second to none. Experience everything that native Australian animals have to offer as well as their extensive African Safari exhibit! So much to see! You will also find Aussie World, our own spectacular theme park with thrilling rides and amusements, the Big Cart Track for fast action, Opals Down under, which includes treasure hunts for the kids. So what are you waiting for? Book that ticket or plan that itinerary! There really is something for everyone, and our central Sunshine Coast location and luxury self-contained apartment accommodation provides everything you need for a fabulous family holiday, or couples retreat.
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