Mooloolaba is bounded on the east by the Coral Sea, on the south by the Mooloolah River, on the north by Alexandra Headland and to the west by Buderim. Mooloolaba Harbour (actually the mouth of the Mooloolah River) is the home of a large fleet of fishing vessels, as well as being the northern base for the pilot vessels that control shipping through Moreton Bay and the Port of Brisbane. Due to its sheltered location in the lee of Point Cartwright, it is an all-weather harbour favoured by recreational sailors.
The esplanade facing Mooloolaba beach is a centre for tourist activity, containing the UnderWater World marine park, as well as many souvenir and clothing shops, bookshops, galleries and restaurants. Behind the apartments facing the beach are camping grounds, backpacker hostels and canal villas.
Mooloolaba is serviced by coach from Brisbane, by train and connecting bus via Nambour, Woombye, Landsborough station, and by air from Sunshine Coast Airport.
Aptly named the Sunshine Coast due to the extended periods of clear blue sky and sunshine experienced for nine months of the year, the Sunshine Coast has long been a favourite holiday destination to local Queenslanders and other Australian tourists for many years. The Sunshine Coast is located one easy hours drive from Brisbane International Airport. The region stretches for some 50 kilometres from Caloundra in the South to Noosa in the North. In between you can find Kawana Waters, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Mudjimba, Coolum and Perigean Beach. Inland a short drive will take you through the hinterland towns and villages each with their own history and scenic beauty.
Accommodations range from 5 star + Resorts right through the range including Youth Hostel and Backpacker facilities. We are continually adding and updating the information available.