Experiences are what make holidays memorable, and Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast has them in abundance.
From surfing and beachfront dining to scuba diving, river cruises, jaw-dropping marine life shows and swimming with sharks and whales, Mooloolaba is a destination known and loved for its unforgettable experiences.
And no matter whether you’re planning a romantic weekend escape or a family beach holiday with the kids, our location offers experiences for any thrill level and occasion.
It all starts with Mooloolaba Beach: the focal point of the region and the ultimate spot to swim, surf, sunbathe, dine and shop. It’s also the home of SEA LIFE Marine Park, the region’s biggest marine life attraction.
From there, you can hop on a sunset cruise, enjoy a waterfront dining experience at The Wharf, explore Buderim Forest Park or Mooloolah River National Park, swim with sharks and whales, as well as head to famous Sunshine Coast attractions such as Aussie World, Australia Zoo, Wildlife HQ, Bellingham Maze and more – all reachable within a short drive.
Simply put, when it comes to holiday experiences, Mooloolaba doesn’t disappoint.
ESCAPE ROOM OZ MOOLOOLABA
Did you know that Mooloolaba has an escape room attraction? It’s located on Brisbane Road, just a few minutes’ drive from the beach.
When it comes to surfing on the Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba Beach is among the best destinations to surf as well as learn to surf. It’s well known for its local surf scene, surfing competitions and surf shops on the Esplanade. And for first-time surfers, there is no better place to hop on a board and learn from the best.
Prefer jet-skiing to surfing? Mooloolah River and the waterways are perfect for jet-skiing and there are a number of local providers where you can hire a jet-ski and set off in no time.
SCUBA DIVING MOOLOOLABA
Excitement has no limit in Mooloolaba! Another experience you shouldn’t miss is scuba diving, where local Sunshine Coast reefs and island reefs provide a wide choice of scuba diving trips to choose from, guaranteed to make your holiday that much more memorable.
SWIM WITH HUMPBACK WHALES
Whale watching season generally lasts from July to October and the Sunshine Coast is one of the best destinations in Queensland to see the migrating humpback whales when they pass just off the coast on the famous Humpback Highway.
INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING
For climbing enthusiasts and anyone looking to try bouldering for the first time, indoor rock climbing is another thrilling experience on offer.
SWIM WITH SHARKS
If seeing the sharks at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast isn’t enough, take it up a notch with shark swimming in Mooloolaba.
For shark lovers and adrenaline seekers, swimming with sharks is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that isn’t easily forgotten. SEA LIFE itself offers cageless Shark Dives in its Ocean Tunnel exhibit, lasting two hours, for ages 14 and over.
Another way to swim with sharks in Mooloolaba is with Adrenaline Experiences Sunshine Coast. This world-class tour operator offers a 5-hour Ocean Dive with sharks just off the coast of Mooloolaba, without cages, plus a glass-bottom boat experience to and from the secluded Mooloolaba shark reef.
If you’ve set your sights on shark diving, just bear in mind that shark season is typically between June and November.
No matter the experience you’re after, enjoy it by booking with Aegean Mooloolaba Holiday Accommodation Specials.
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