Guide: The funnest girls trip itinerary in Coolum
Plan the best girls trip to Coolum
There’s nothing more fun than a well-deserved trip with your gal pals. We have compiled the best activities for you and your friends to do so that you make the most of your time in Coolum and leave feeling refreshed and relaxed.
There is nothing better than a day at the beach with your friends. Two minutes walk from The Point Coolum is the secluded Third Bay. Take your towels and a picnic and make the most of it by spending the day down by the water. Keep an eye out for turtles popping their heads up as they like to swim around the bays and are regularly spotted there. Once back at the hotel take advantage of the two pools on site.
Charcuterie board with a view
Pick up some local cheeses, cold meats and antipasto options from The Shop Coolum, located just across the road from Coolum’s main beach. Take them down to one of the many beautiful picnic spots and watch the sunset while enjoying a charcuterie board. The best views are from Point Arkwright, Point Perry, Tickle Park and Stumers Creek.
If you enjoy getting your legs moving and going for a hike while you are here then we have options to suit all levels of fitness.
The famous Mount Coolum hike should already be on your bucket list if it’s isn’t already! This 208-metre climb is not for the faint-hearted and should only be attempted by fit walkers. Allow 1½ hours to complete the entire hike. You can read our complete guide to hiking Mount Coolum here.
Noosa National Park walk
Noosa is only 20 mins north of Coolum and the National Park walk is breathtakingly beautiful. This stunning walk takes you from Noosa Main Beach and winds along the coastline visiting secluded beaches. Make sure you look out for marine life such as dolphins, turtles and whales as they are often seen from the coastal walk.
Swim in a waterfall at the Sunshine Coast Hinterland
If you want to visit a waterfall why not head up to the Sunshine Coast hinterland and explore the town of Montville. The hinterland town is only 40 mins inland from Coolum and while you are there you can hike to Kondalilla Falls and enjoy a dip in the freshwater.
Have you ever wanted to swim with turtles? Sunreef offers daily trips to Mudjimba Island (only 15 mins boat ride from Mooloolaba) where you will have 2.5 hours to snorkel with the local marine life. The local marine life that lives next to the island include turtles, wobbegongs, rays, many types of reef fish, crayfish and cowrie shells. For more information and to book a snorkelling tour with Sunreef.
There is nothing better than exploring local markets and doing some shopping! On the 2nd and 4th weekend of every month, two amazing markets pop up in Coolum. The Salty Saturday markets are located in Jack Morgan Park (next to the Coolum Bowls Club) and they operate from 2:30 pm to 8:30 pm. They feature market stalls, food trucks, live music and a licensed area. On Sunday morning the Sunshine Coast Collective market take over Coolum State School. Grab a coffee and breakfast while you check out the local handmade stalls. These markets operate from 8 am - 12 pm on Sunday mornings.
Relax in Coolum with a massage or treatment
After a day of sun and salt, why not pamper yourself with a spa treatment at one of our local spas.
Asante Day Spa
A huge range of treatments is available.
Open 9 am - 5 pm Saturday, closed Sunday
Coolum Thai Massage
From $75 / 1 hour
Open 9am - 6:30pm weekends
Beachfront Massage Therapy
From $55 / 30mins
Open 9 am - 6 pm weekends
Dining - Brunch Recommendations:
Alley Cat offers an all-day breakfast from 5:30 am so if you are an early riser then this is the place for you. They also do lunch and dinner so check out the menu for their full spread.
The Caf has an all-day brunch menu and has ample outdoor seating. This local favourite has a changing menu of seasonal options and is known for their great coffee.
This hidden gem is tucked away within the complex on Birtwill St and Heathfield Rd. Due to its hidden nature, it is often easier to find a table here on a busy weekend morning. Delicious brunch, tasty coffee and fast service make Beanhead a local favourite in Coolum.
A local Asian fusion favourite incorporates Chinese, Malaysian, Indonesian and Thai dishes throughout their menu. Without outdoor and indoor seating available this restaurant is beloved by locals.
Canteen Kitchen + Bar
With an incredible range of cocktails located directly opposite the Coolum Boardwalk, this bar and restaurant will surely become your favourite spot. Check out their happy hour specials for their latest offering.
Amore Pizza Co
Amore Pizza Co only offers takeaway pizza so why not enjoy a view with your meal? We recommend that for a romantic date idea why not head down to the beach and eat your delicious pizza while watching the waves roll in.
When you are planning your girls trip to Coolum, staying at The Point Coolum Beach should be part of your itinerary. The luxurious accommodation features ocean-view villas that overlook Point Arkwright and Coolum Beach. With one, two or three-bedroom options available there will be an ocean-view villa that is perfect for your girls trip.
Imagine waking up to watch the sunrise over the ocean from your villa and being able to listen to the birds sing in the morning. It is only a 15 min walk to the heart of Coolum and on the way, you will explore the beautiful natural landscapes of the area. You will feel like a local in no time and our friendly staff will let you in on all of our local secrets. The Point Coolum is your getaway for a relaxing stay in the most beautiful area on the Sunshine Coast.
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