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Things to do on the Sunshine Coast

Coolum at the Beach is a modern beachside resort located right across the road from the crystal clear waters of Coolum Beach. We are located right in the heart of Coolum – a relaxed, low-key coastal town with an old-fashioned beach holiday vibe. As a destination, Coolum Beach offers all the facilities you need to enjoy a well-rounded, relaxing holiday. 

There are so many great things to do on the Sunshine Coast. Attractions like markets, driving day trips, walks and waterfalls are great attractions.

From Coolum at the Beach you can enjoy an easy, flat walk to everything Coolum has to offer. Walk just across the road to the beach or to the Coles shopping complex. Take a short, flat stroll in no time at all to the many restaurants, cafes and boutiques along Coolum’s main esplanade.

Take a surfing lesson. Explore the fabulous Coolum Beach rock pools. Take a stroll along the spectacular ocean edge boardwalk. Enjoy a drink at the Coolum Surf Club – located right on the sand. The views from every vantage point will take your breath away.

For the below attractions and events, please check with event organisers directly for any amendments or cancellations.

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Wine and dine at the finest restaurants on the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coat isn't just about beautiful beaches, it's also a foodie's paradise. The region's hat-rated restaurants offer a fantastic dining experience with a diverse range of options to satisfy your palate.
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Bonza flies into the Sunshine Coast!

Welcome Bonza who are now flying in and out of the Sunshine Coast with 13 direct routes across the country, making it even easier to holiday here at Coolum at the Beach.
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Sunshine Coast Events

Find out what's happening this year on the Sunshine Coast. Check out all the latest events including surfing, golf, sporting, concerts and festivals including the Mooloolaba Triathlon and Noosa Alive!
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Salty Saturdays in Coolum

Salty Saturdays is the perfect blend of community celebration and beachside bliss. This free, family event has something for everyone and offers the best of local music, art, food and products.
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2024 Sunshine Coast Autumn Classic and Winter Classic

Coolum at the Beach offer an exclusive 20% discount when you book 5 nights minimum for the Sunshine Coast Autumn Classic and Winter Classic.
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Wineries, Breweries and more

Whether you're a wine connoisseur, craft beer lover or perhaps prefer a cider, spirit or mead - the Sunshine Coast region has you covered with a great range of local distilleries, wineries and breweries.
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Sunshine Coast tours and attractions

If you're looking for the top things to do on the Sunshine Coast, you've come to the right place. You'll be spoilt for choice with all the best things to do around here that are available to book online.
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Climb Mount Coolum

Mt Coolum is an unmissable Sunshine Coast natural attraction that stands proudly against the landscape. Rising 208m above sea level, this impressive volcanic dome was created over 25 million years ago.
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Plan the ultimate BBQ or picnic lunch when holidaying in Coolum

Planning a BBQ or picnic lunch can be a lot of fun, and you’re in luck because Coolum has so many great spots to choose from.
Here are some tips to ensure that your BBQ or picnic is a success:
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Top 10 activities with kids

Coolum on Queensland's Sunshine Coast is an extremely family-friendly holiday destination. There are plenty of awesome activities to keep kids entertained all day long.
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Top ideas for romance in Coolum

Coolum Beach is the most heavenly location to spend time alone with that special someone. Whether it be Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or just because, come stay with us and enjoy some weekend romance.
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Summer time in Coolum

Summer is a very special time of year especially when you are on holidays. Summer in Coolum on the Sunshine Coast is extra special. It has magnificent beaches and action-packed, fun outdoor activities.
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5 fantastic & free activities

Coolum at the Beach's guide to 5 fantastic free activities that embrace the beauty of the Sunshine Coast's great outdoors. What are you waiting for? An adventure awaits you.
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10 reasons to visit Coolum at the Beach

Have you been dreaming about a holiday where you can get away from it all? Here are 10 things to do at Coolum on the Sunshine Coast, guaranteed to make your dream holiday a reality.
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School holiday attractions

During winter Queensland school holidays you may be wondering which of your favourite attractions are open for business? We’ve done the research so all you have to do is book your accommodation.
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Join us at Coolum for whale watching

From June to November every year over 25,000 humpback whales undertake a 10,000km migration from Antarctica. And you can see them for free at Coolum Beach! Read about the best view points here.
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Castle Glen Wines Montville

The hinterland township of Montville is a scenic destination boasting amazing natural wonders as well as art galleries, boutique stores and artisan products. Make sure you visit this winery during your stay!
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Proposed Surf Ranch Coolum Beach

11 time world-champion surfer, Kelly Slater, is in a $1b bid to bring a surf stadium to Coolum Beach! The World Surf League wants to build an artificial wave pool on a site at Coolum. Find out more here.
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5 must-swim-at beaches

With glorious, long sunny days warming our shores, summer is always in the air on the Sunshine Coast. Here's Coolum at the Beach's list of the best swimming beaches for the summer season.
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Sunshine Coast summer things to do and places to see

The Sunshine Coast comes alive for summer and Coolum is at the heart of it all. Here is Coolum at the Beach’s list of local summer highlights.
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Sunshine Coast walks & waterfalls

Coolum and its surrounding areas are a great place for walking tracks and beautiful, sparkling waterfalls. Choose between a gentle walk along the ocean or a more vigorous, hike up in the hinterland.
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Top 5 restaurants in Coolum Beach

We want your Coolum beach holiday to be relaxing, rejuvenating and stress free. So to make your life a little easier, we have found the top five restaurants in and around Coolum.
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Top markets on the Sunshine Coast

Your Coolum Beach holiday not only gives you days of warm sunny weather and beautiful glistening beaches – but there are so many great markets for you to explore.

The local's guide to the Sunshine Coast's hidden gems

Step away from the well-worn tracks and tourist haunts to explore the natural beauty of the spectacular Sunshine Coast. Read on for Coolum at the Beach’s top tips and discover a hidden gem.
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The best Sunshine Coast beaches

Coolum offers something for everyone and we have some of the best Sunshine Coast beaches right on our door step. With perfect weather for most of the year, it doesn’t matter when you plan your escape.
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Surfing at Coolum Beach

Coolum is renowned for surfing. Not only is it the home break of pro surfer Julian Wilson, but it produces some of the best waves on the Sunshine Coast.
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Adventurous things to do

Don’t think your holiday at Coolum is going to be all rest and relaxation – because we have some awesome escapades that will get your heart pumping and your adrenaline racing!
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Shopping in Coolum Beach

There are plenty of great little boutiques in and around Coolum. Depending on your shopping list, you can find everything you need and more, not far from your Coolum beach accommodation.
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Sunshine Coast Scenic Drives

Hit the road and enjoy a Sunshine Coast scenic drive along the stretch of coastline that extends for 60 kilometres, or into the lushness and greenery of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
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Skydive Sunshine Coast!

The best way to see the Sunshine Coast is from high in the sky with Sunshine Coast Skydiving or Skydive Noosa. See stunning beachfront scenery with a 10,000ft or 15,000ft tandem skydive.
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What's on at the Coolum Beach Hotel

The Coolum Hotel is the heart of Coolum, providing a place for friends to meet, for families to relax and entertainment for all ages. This local favourite offers a relaxed indoor and outdoor family dining area with a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
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Take a drive to Maleny & Montville

The scenically abundant Sunshine Coast Hinterland and the charming towns of Maleny and Montville are a must do day trip from Coolum. With an average elevation of 450m, the cooler temperatures in the hinterland offer a cool change from the coast.
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Coolum Beach Surf Club

The perfect place to perch yourself for a cold drink on a hot summer day. The outdoor verandah has breathtaking views towards Sunshine Beach in the north and Point Perry in the south.
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Stay at Coolum Beach and explore the Sunshine Coast

Coolum is located centrally on the Sunshine Coast, so holidaymakers are delighted to discover how close to everything we are. Coolum is a great place to explore.
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Discover Peregian Beach Village Square

Peregian Beach Square is a lush, intimate local haunt that maintains its ‘village’ roots but with a modern ‘boho’ edge that will definitely become ‘the’ discovery of your Sunshine Coast holiday.
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Driving Day Trips on the Sunshine Coast

If your idea of heaven is going on driving day trips, then Coolum at the Beach is a really great spot to base yourself while you explore this beautiful area of the Sunshine Coast.