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Guide: The perfect romantic couple’s getaway in Coolum

Plan the best romantic getaway for couples in Coolum

Coolum is the perfect romantic beach getaway. With tonnes of different options available you can have the type of holiday that you have always dreamt about. We have included the most exciting and unique holiday tips for couples that want a special getaway.

Mount Coolum Hike

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.


Do you love markets? Coolum has got you sorted! 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.


For adventurous couples skydiving over the beautiful Sunshine Coast is something to tick off your bucket list! The skydivers land at Stumers Creek which is at the northern end of Coolum’s main beach. If you aren’t willing to jump out of a plane then keep an eye out for the parachutes descending onto the beach. It is truly a beautiful sight.

Explore the secluded bays

Just two minutes walk from The Point Coolum you will find the irresistible Third Bay. This hidden gem will make you feel like you have your own private beach to yourself. There are three bays to explore and make sure you keep an eye out for turtles popping their heads as they love hanging out around the bays.

Watch the sunset over Mount Coolum

The picturesque boardwalk is an incredible backdrop for photographs with the spectacular view of Mount Coolum. The short boardwalk winds through native bushland and it is a perfect location to watch the sunset or to take amazing photos of Mount Coolum in all of its glory.

To find the boardwalk, put 8 Breezeway St, Mount Coolum into your navigation app. Once parked, walk towards the bushes and past the beach shower. Once on the boardwalk follow it towards the beach for about 5 minutes. Once you see the beach turn around and you will be treated to a delightful view.

Day trip to Yandina

Yandina is a quaint country town that is located 20 mins inland from Coolum. If you head there on Saturday morning you will be able to catch the Yandina Country farmers market. Terella Brewing is a fantastic local brewery featuring local food trucks and a petting zoo on site. Why not visit Wappa Falls for a quick dip and your way back to Coolum you can hike up Mount Ninderry which will give you beautiful views of the ocean and the hinterland.

Dining - Breakfast Recommendations:

Alley Cat

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

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.

Dinner Recommendations:

Coolum Surf Club

No trip to a beach town is complete without visiting the local surf club right? The Coolum Surf Club has an outdoor dining area that overlooks the main beach and they might just have the best dinner views in all of Coolum.

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 romantic 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. Imagine waking up to watch the sunrise over the ocean from your villa and listening 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 truly romantic stay in the most beautiful area on the Sunshine Coast.

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