Best experiences in Coolum Beach

Live like a Sunshine Coast local

An easy-going, un-busy, non-complicated way of being. That’s the Coolum way of life.

Here you can take a surfing lesson or just kick back, relax and enjoy the beach. Go boutique shopping on David Low Way and sip a coffee at one of Coolum’s many cafes. In summer, check out the Coolum Twilight Markets, which offers everything from new and handmade clothing to local jewellery, arts and crafts. Blast Aqua Fun Park Coolum is an exciting aquatic play area with activities suitable for children as young as six.

If you’re an active, outdoorsy type and don’t mind an adventure with a terrific view, you can climb Mt. Coolum. It takes about 45 minutes to trek to the summit of this mountain, but once you get there, the views are simply breathtaking. There are 360-degree views of the Sunshine Coast that include everything from the ocean to rolling hills.

There’s plenty to do and see, if that’s your thing.  If doing nothing is more your style, then that’s cool too.

Guide: Planning your dream wedding in Coolum Beach

Coolum Beach and the surrounds has become a very popular location to get hitched. Some couples prefer to hire a wedding planner to organise all the details involved in a...

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The top 5 things to do in Coolum

There's so much to see and do on the Sunshine Coast.  Here's our 'creme of the crop' of Things to Do in Coolum. Hike to the top of Mount Coolum and experience the vie...

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Third Bay Coolum - The Idyllic Setting for your Memorable Wedding

Your gateway to the Coast IDEALLY LOCATED FOR EXPLORING THE SUNSHINE COAST Located just 1km or a short 15 minute walk from downtown Coolum, Third bay is a spectacular, ...

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The best walking tracks in Coolum

Coolum is generally known for its surf beaches, small coastal village vibe and holiday weather all year round. It's also filled with walking tracks that highlight the ...

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13 Cheap things to do on the Sunshine Coast

No matter what your budget, the Sunshine Coast has some fantastic and inexpensive adventures that await. Here's a list of 13 of the best and cheapest things to do in and ...

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A three day itinerary for your Sunshine Coast Holiday

Beautiful beaches, shimmering blue seas, surfing, river tours, trekking, deep sea fishing, golfing and national parks are just a few of the outdoor attractions that visit...

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All you need to know about Noosa National Park

The Sunshine Coast is known for its many days of sunshine, beautiful beaches and all day shopping. A less well-known treasure for visitors is the Noosa National Park, par...

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3 Things you have to do when you visit the Sunshine Coast this Holiday Season

Coolum Beach is at the heart of the Sunshine Coast and even if you have never been here, we are sure you have heard us boasting of sunny, summer days and warm summer’s...

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3 Days in Coolum: The Best Markets on the Sunshine Coast

Foodies, fashionistas, savvy bargain-hunters and admirers of fine, handcrafted products find what they’re looking for at the Sunshine Coast’s smorgasbord of markets. ...

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3 Days in Coolum: The Best Restaurants on the Sunshine Coast

Innovation, location, celebrity chefs and TV stars, paddock-to-plate local ingredients, awards … There’s plenty of reasons why Sunshine Coast restaurants are getting ...

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3 Days in Coolum: The Best Foodie Trails

If you like gourmet foodie trails with lashings of originality and innovation, plus a side dish of scenery, the sunshine coast serves up a buffet of delights.  The sunsh...

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3 Days in Coolum: The best craft breweries on the Sunshine Coast

If you’re a craft beer connoisseur or just like to throw back a few coldies, you’re in luck. The Sunshine Coast could justifiably lay claim to the title of “Craf...

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3 Days in Coolum: The Best Hiking on the Sunshine Coast

Breathtaking surrounds don’t need to leave you breathless when walking in nature on the Sunshine Coast. For starters, you can take a short wander or long hike aroun...

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3 Days in Coolum: The best local spas

Everyone enjoys a little pampering – some “me” time to unwind, soothe aching muscles, cleanse and rejuvenate. And there’s no better time than on holidays to...

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Your guide to climbing Mount Coolum

Endless views On the Sunshine Coast of QLD Australia is Mount Coolum. This is an isolated volcanic dome that is nestled in Mount Coolum National Park. Few sights are as ...

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Tandem Skydiving and Skydiving lessons

Skydive For Fun Sunshine Coast offers beach jumps over one of the most stunning coastlines in Australia, landing at Coolum Beach. Tandem skydiving and parachuting is a...

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Coolum Beach Surf Club

Coolum Surf Club provides something for everyone with breathtaking views of Coolum Beach looking to Sunshine Beach in the North and Point Perry to the South. The Clubh...

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Whale watching on the Sunshine Coast

When do humpback whales migrate past the Sunshine Coast? The seasonal migration of the male humpback begins in June, and the Sunshine Coast is a frequent stop on their w...

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Point Coolum Beach. Location is fabulous with views over the ocean, and our villa was beautiful and clean and had everything we needed, and more. All staff we encountered were extremely friendly and helpful and we will definitely stay here again - Jan H, March 2021

"Great place to stay - we were made to feel very welcomed from emails prior to arrival, to the check in ladies who could not have been more helpful, to our beautiful villa 53 where the lights and aircon were on and the unit opened up. The villa was huge, spotlessly clean with everything you could possible need for a comfortable stay. The best part was the lovely balcony with ocean views that go on forever - the perfect spot to watch the sunrise with a coffee. Great location - close to town and the lovely meals served at the Surf Club. We could not be happier and will certainly be back. (also very reasonably priced) Thank you" - Donna, April 2021

"Two pools to choose from, heated and unheated. Full apartment with full kitchen and laundry. Spacious living and bedrooms. Friendly and helpful staff. Protected parking. Fantastic outdoor dining area. Hill top has great breezes. Nice central location to base yourself for day trips to different parts of the Sunshine Coast. 2km to Coolum Beach. There is a safe walkway to Coolum Beach." - Alfio, Stayed in November 2020

"The view from both floors was awesome, and walking down to the beautiful little beach cove was great (walk back uphill a bit harder). The master bed was extremely comfortable, the view from the bed even better - loved waking up to that in the morning! Very spacious apartment with good amenities." - Colleen, stayed in November 2020