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Coolum offers a chance to unwind and disconnect from the busy world. Surrounded by lush parks and clear waters, you’ll find endless opportunities to soak up the natural beauty of the great outdoors.
Begin your adventure with a refreshing swim at the main beach, a popular spot for surfers and bodyboarders alike.
Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, you can learn to surf with the help of the experienced instructors at Coolum Surfing School. They offer lessons for individuals or groups. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of gliding through the ocean and catching your first wave.
Take a leisurely stroll along the scenic Coolum Boardwalk, a 600-meter trail that winds along the coastline from the Surf Club to Point Perry. This rocky headland marks the southern boundary of Coolum Beach and offers breathtaking views of the ocean in both directions. Look north to see Peregian and the Noosa Headland, or south to spot the sheltered First Bay and rocky bluffs.
Feeling more adventurous? Grab your walking shoes and head over to Mount Coolum. The trail starts with an easy walk through the natural bushland and forest, but soon becomes steeper as it winds through the rocky terrain. Make sure you take a break to catch your breath and take in the stunning coastal views. The return trip takes approx. 1 1/2 hrs.
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There are so many things to do in and see around Coolum. Play a round of golf at the Coolum Golf Club, which is home to an 18-hole championship course or enjoy a spectacular coastal drive from Coolum to Noosa along David Low Way to explore the Noosa National Park, home to a wide variety of native wildlife and hiking trails. There is a regular bus service that operates from Coolum Beach to Noosa every 20 minutes.
The kids will absolutely love Blast Aqua Park, the world’s largest aqua park, only a short 10min drive away. The aqua park spans a large area and offers a diverse range of inflatable attractions for all ages to enjoy. From slides and blast bags to trampolines, swings, challenge tracks, balance beams and wobble pads. There is plenty of shaded seating for those who prefer to sit back and relax.
After a day of exploring, there are plenty of delicious dining options that can be found in Coolum. Canteen Kitchen and Bar serves up towering burgers and delicious $11 cocktails, perfect for a casual lunch or dinner. The Caf Coolum is an ideal spot to catch up with friends for a freshly brewed coffee, a light lunch or simply a chilled glass of wine or treat yourself to a sweet treat and take advantage of the free Wi-Fi. Amore Pizza Co is very popular amongst the local serving mouth-watering pizza and salads.
The Coolum Surf Club offers something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a fine dining experience or a casual meal with friends. They offer a variety of delicious options, such as fresh local seafood to gourmet pizzas. The only surf club in Australia to offer a genuine wood-fired chargrill to cook their steaks.
Coolum is just under two-hours drive from Brisbane and 15 minutes from the Sunshine Coast airport.
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