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Learn How to Surf in Coolum

Visitors to Coolum have numerous walking trails and bike tracks to enjoy. Here is some helpful information to locate the ideal place for your next ride or bushwalk in Coolum.

Coolum Beach

Anyone who loves sand and water will enjoy the walk from Coolum Beach to Stumers Creek. This easy 2.5 kilometre trip begins at the surfclub at Coolum. Proceeding north, the track is filled with yellow-tailed black cockatoos and coastal banksias.

At the mouth of the creek, "coffee rocks" are in abundance. These wonders date back to Pre-Ice Age times and were formed from layered vegetation that became submerged in the sand.

Clifftop Walk

This walkway provides multiple lookouts among natural bushlands. It begins at Point Arkwright and proceeds east to areas south of Mount Coolum. When the sky is clear, Moreton Island is visible. The first lookout has a boardwalk for convenient viewing.

Approximately 100 metres north of the next lookout is a fork. Remaining to the left leads to fabulous views of the natural surroundings and wildlife. This exits to a bike path near the Third Bay carpark. Steps lead to Second Bay. Heading south continues to Third Bay, an area rich in cowrie shells. The track returns visitors to the headland.

Yinneburra Bushland

Thanks to the dedication of Coolum Coast Care volunteers, a visitor can enjoy a nice walk from Yinneburra Street to Andrew Street with views of a wallum garden, which was transplanted from a Marcoola development site.

Yaroomba Walks

The Yaroomba area is divided into the Yaroomba Bushland Park and Birrahl Park. With the major entry to the Bushland location, visitors can take the boardwalk to Neurum Road, which has a nice grassy area. Another path crosses a smaller creek that ends on Warren Road. Taking a quiet walk will allow for great birdwatching.

At Birrahl Park, visitors can enter at Warragah Parade on Yerray Row. Both trails are connected by a bridge, and the entire surroundings are calm and serene.

Remains of the shipwrecked "Kirkdale" can be viewed from the path to the beach. The 0.2 kilometre walk is accessible to wheelchairs and prams.


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