Beautiful Coolum Beach is a popular beachside town located on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.
The name “Coolum” is derived from the local aboriginal Undumbi word “gulum” or “guloom”, which means "blunt" or "headless" referencing the geographic shape of Mount Coolum which does not have a peak.
The popular resort town is renowned by local surfers for it's popular beach breaks and golfers also have found a resort haven in Coolum which has hosted Australian PGA Golf tournament for the past several years.
The more serious golfer will find that they can ply their craft at many of the golf courses within a short distance from The Point Coolum resort. The Mount Coolum golf course provides a fun as well a scenic golf experience for the average golfer.
The casual observer will note the concerted effort to protect the natural environment that Coolum provides.
Coolum features a number of beautiful sanctuaries for flora and fauna which is the trademark of the island. Hikers are encouraged to bring their walking shoes as Coolum facilitates the casual to the more adventurous hikers with a series of bushwalks which go from points in Mount Emu and traversing through Coolum Beach, Yaroomba, Mount Coolum and heading towards Noosa.
Noosa is full of activities including a walk through the Noosa National Park, which is located at one end of Hastings Street. The park presents visitors with a spectacular vista of the coastal scenery, which is also home to many of Australia’s animals. Visitors may see koalas and other exotic birds in their natural habitat.
Additional activities offered in the region include day spas as well as an endless line of beauty salons designed to meet the pampered needs of guests. There is more than one way to enjoy the beach lifestyle.
Many enjoy the viweing the surf via horseback. Horse rides are available along the beach at Coolum or Lake Weyba.
Boat goers are also able to enjoy a quiet cruise to the pristine Noosa Everglades and explore the area’s ancient network of waterways, crystal clear lakes which sparkle at night, “dark tannin waters” and wonderful exotic wildlife.
For the blokes who enjoy a simple barbeque or a drink a the pub, the region is suited to them also. A plethora of pubs are located in the urbanized region from the Noosa North Shore along through Eumundi, Kin Kin, Cooroy and at Boreen Point. Along Gympie Terrace, there are a plethora of restaurants or you can enjoy a simple bbq on the banks of the Noosa River.