The Heart of the Sunshine Coast
Nestled in the heart of the dreamily named Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba is a former sleepy surf town that has recently become a popular beach destination. In fact, it was even featured on the popular reality TV series The Amazing Race.
Mooloolaba Beach is one of the most famous and popular beaches on Australia’s east coast, so no visit would be complete without a trip to bury your toes in the powdery-white sand. Take to the water in a cruise on the canals, snorkeling in the sea, or diving with sharks. Head inland to swim in one of the secluded waterfalls in the area, and take in the tranquility that surrounds you.
Dine on world-class cuisine at the Mooloolaba Esplanade area overlooking the beach. Prawns are by far the most famous dish here, and whether you throw them on the barbie, sauté them in garlic and butter, or enjoy them in a fusion taco, you’ll be tempted to go back for seconds.
And no journey to Mooloolaba would be complete without a visit to the world-famous Australia Zoo, made famous by the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. With lions, tigers, and bears (oh my!) there are all kinds of exotic creatures to see.