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EXPLORE THE SUNSHINE COAST

At the heart and soul of the Sunshine Coast’s tourism precinct, The Wharf Mooloolaba, Queensland is centered among an eclectic mix of activities. Mooloolaba is uniquely benefited from a range of natural highlights and the perfect mix of leisure, tourism and commercial ventures.

The Booking Office is located downstairs at the Wharf Mooloolaba. For more information or to book please call 07 5444 7477.

Adventure Fishing Charters

Fishing Charters

Adventure Fishing Charters tailor charters to suit the type of fishing you love to do. It might be trolling for the “big one”, chasing that elusive trophy fish or maybe just fishing for a mixed bag of reef fish. Whether you have never baited a line before, or you are a seasoned pro, you will enjoy a relaxed time with Skipper Carlo Marchese and his crew. For a unique experience not offered anywhere else on the Sunshine Coast, you can continue your amazing adventure by having your fish filleted and packed to take home or prepared and cooked especially for you by the chefs at See Restaurant.

Adventure Rafting

Hire & Activities

Feel the excitement of getting airborne in an adventure rafting tour out on the water around the Sunshine Coast. If you have a penchant for high-thrill activities combined with spectacular scenery, you’re in the right place.

Your rafting adventure will take you on board a high-speed power boat in a small group of nine people at most, and take on the waterways around Mooloolaba. Hold on tight and get ready for the splashback as you get some serious air while you zoom around!

During your hour on board you’ll voyage around the amazing coastal headland of Point Cartwright, Mooloolaba Beach, and the historic Mudjimba Island. Enjoy views of the famous Point Cartwright lighthouse in all its glory and the expanse of blue water around you. You’re in for a ride action-packed with lots of picturesque scenery and a lot of adrenaline-pumping excitement. Adventure rafting also offers private boat charters for those larger groups!

Aqua Park Coolum

Hire & Activities, Tours & Attractions

Aqua Park at Coolum boasts an extensive array of fun play items, designed for kids as young as six, linked together by a extensive runway system, designed to avoid overcrowding and maximise everyone’s safety and enjoyment.

Slides, trampolines, balance beams, climbing walls, and chill out centres are a few of the many and varied features. And for those thrill seekers amongst us we offer 3 extra large features selected for their safety conscious yet exciting designs.

The new blast Aqua Park at Coolum brings a level of professionalism and presentation to every facet of its operations, from hand picked and trained lifeguards to onshore facilities and comforts for all its visitors.

Aussie World

Hire & Activities, Tours & Attractions

Experience one of Australia’s favourite Theme Parks!

With so many thrilling rides and attractions on offer, Aussie World on the Sunshine Coast is a fun day out for the entire family. If you’re looking for thrills and excitement then you will find it all right there! There are rides that will get you soaked, make you green and dizzy, there are simulators and slides, bumps and coasters! For the kids or the big kids at heart, they offer fun for all ages.

Cruise into the Fun Café for snacks, lunch, ice cream or drinks and don’t forget to grab an awesome souvenir showbag from the Fun Shop!

Australia Zoo

Hire & Activities, Tours & Attractions

No other zoo packs in more action-packed encounters with amazing animals, nor conducts exciting, live interactive animal shows each day. Watch crocodiles launch at food hand held by crocodile handlers; by crikey they are game! Get a Dingo kiss. Stroll alongside a Tasmanian Devil, a cheetah or a Bengal Tiger.

Let a snake curl around you. Cuddle a koala, or chat and become acquainted with the zoo’s cute animals who just want to get to know you – over 1000 all told. The two-hour Safari Tour offers the best way to gain an appreciation of Australia Zoo. You will see the zoo’s size, and learn about its history, animal conservation programs, Wildlife Warriors volunteers, 24-hour wildlife hospital service, and its huge collection of fascinating wildlife. The tour also lets you pick the favourite places and animals you want to spend more time with later.

Safari Tours run twice a day, from 9:30 to 11:30am, and again from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Daily animal shows run from 10 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.

 

Bellingham Maze

Hire & Activities, Tours & Attractions

Stretch your mind as you stretch your legs at this brain-teasing, maze-themed, outdoor fun attraction. There’s a range of mind-boggling mazes including the main attraction – the 80×80 metre living, lilly pilly hedge maze. Find your way to the tower in the middle of the hedge maze, find the dwarfs along the way to complete the quiz. Next try finding the dead ends to complete the scrabble game in the timber maze. Compete with your friends on the rope maze, find Snow White and her cottage then enjoy a round of mini golf. Be sure to treat yourself to Devonshire Tea or Cappuccino and scones in the cafe. A great family day out for those who love a brain-teasing challenge.

Big Kart Track

Hire & Activities, Tours & Attractions

Ready to grab your helmet and get in line for the ride you’ll never forget! Their trained pit crew are always on board and will help you get your engines started and have you cruising around the track in no time. Pit your wits against big, sweeping bends, chicanes, hair-raising hairpins and build up speed for the supercharged straights!

Once you’re ready for a break, their cafe will satisfy your taste buds and quench your thirst. The Big Kart Track is the largest commercial go-kart track in Australia. Double-seaters are available so you can drive the kids around, and single seaters are all lined up for the more experienced drivers.

Big Pineapple Festival

What's On

The Sunshine Coast’s favourite festival, The Big Pineapple Music Festival is back on May 22, 2021!

Big Pineapple Music Festival will once again transform the lush Pineapple Fields, Woombye, into your very own musical paradise.

Get on board, ‘cause the 2021 line up is a thirst crusher! This May, we’ll be taking to the fields to bliss out with our very own ‘sonic sorcerer’ and ARIA-nominated global tastemaker, Alison Wonderland. We know you’ve been pining for the sticky sweet musings of Peking Duk and we welcome them for the third time in our history to bring their quintessential earworms and explosive live show.

Well, the good stuff doesn’t stop there…

For those that like it turned up to 11, the four-time #1 heavy-hitters, Amity Affliction will join the ranks of stellar Australian acts. Meanwhile, a rarity to the festival, we welcome international vibe curator Example (UK) who’ll be bringing the best of his global platinum bangers to the stage. It wouldn’t feel right if we didn’t invite the rascals from up the road, Dune Rats, to tear it up again in fine form, followed by the meteoric juggernaut that is Melbourne local and indie-pop powerhouse, G Flip. A troppo, live music adventure in the Sunshine State after the year we’ve had.

Who wouldn’t sign up for a slice of the good life?

Event Dates: 22 May 2021

 

Bli Bli Aqua Park

Hire & Activities, Tours & Attractions

Located within the Bli Bli Watersports Complex the Aqua Park is a series of inflatable slides, runways, blast bags and bouncers all connected together and floating in a large sectioned off area of the back lake. Its the most fun for your money you could ever imagine and reflects our desire to make the Bli Bli Watersports Complex a family friendly environment where there is something for all ages to do.

Boston Shaker

Restaurants

If the copious examples of whiskey (and other spirits) from around the world and extensive cocktail list isn’t enough, let their amicable host and expert team of bartenders, transport you back to a much forgotten era where great service, cocktails, jazz music, tommy guns and good times were king.

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday | 5pm to late
Saturday to Sunday | 4pm to late

Caloundra Music Festival

What's On

Live music is coming back!

Something different is happening at Caloundra Music Festival 2021 . . . stay tuned for updates coming soon music lovers!

Venue, dates and times to be confirmed.

For tickets or to find out more visit: www.caloundramusicfestival.com

Coastal Cruises

Cruises

With raving reviews, excellent customer service and the best seafood on the Coast you will want to book these guys asap! This locally family owned business offers daily seafood lunch and sunset cruises departing from one of our berths. Offering the freshest seafood on the coast straight from the Fisheries on the Spit, a fully licensed bar, table service and entertaining commentary on board. Cruise down the beautiful river and canals of Mooloolaba and take in the spectacular scenery and sunsets! This is a fun day out for the whole family you don’t want to miss!

Seafood Lunch Cruise
11am and 1pm
Excluding Monday

Sunset Cruises
5pm and 4:30pm during Winter

El Bigoton

Restaurants

This humble canteen style eatery is changing the takeaway game one arepa at a time. El Bigoton’s ethos is simple; they want to bring the best of Latin American street food to the Coast by making all their food from scratch with authentic and traditional flavours and ingredients.

Although it is primarily a takeaway joint, El Bigoton does have some relaxed outdoor seating, making it the perfect pre or post surf catch up spot. The small canteen style service window, vintage Latin American posters and friendly staff all contribute to El Bigoton’s authentic street food vendor vibe.

Opening Hours
Monday – Sunday | 11am – 8pm

Eumundi Markets

What's On

Perhaps the most well-known market in the Sunny Coast, after 41 years of operating, Eumundi Markets has rightfully created a name for itself as a market like no other. Eumundi Markets is the biggest arts and craft market in Australia and attracts an array of talented locals displaying handcrafted furniture, artworks, jewellery and fashion. Get to know the farmers behind your produce, groove to the live music and when you need a shopping break, rejuvenate with a massage. If you only visit one market on the Sunny Coast, this is the one.

When: Every Wednesday from 8am to 1:30pm, every Saturday from 7am to 2pm

Flat Dog Charters

Fishing Charters

Flat Dog is a custom built game boat carrying all modern equipment. The local crew have more than 40-years combined experience in these waters. Surveyed for 6 people, you will receive hands-on attention to help you enjoy your adventure even if you are a novice or an experienced angler for either a half or full day of fishing in the rich, prolific blue waters off Mooloolaba. Your charter includes fishing equipment, bait and tackle. Special event & corporate bookings welcome.

Foir Di Latte Gelateria

Restaurants

Behind the pink Willy Wonka chocolate bar door is Foir Di Latte Gelateria. The smell of freshly baked cookies, bowls of ripe lemons on display and row after row of creamy, frosty, intensely flavoured gelato, just waiting to be tasted. With fairy bread soaking in Eumundi pasteurized milk, rhubarb poaching for strawberry and rhubarb gelato and coco pops sprinkled over the best chocolate milkshake you’ll ever taste, are some of the popular flavours that they create in house. For grownups, a must try is their Campari and orange gelato. So kick back on the custom-made melting gelato bench seat as your tastebuds live it up.

Opening Hours
Monday to Sunday | 11am – 9pm

Fraser Island Adventure

Hire & Activities, Tours & Attractions

As the largest sand island in the world with a veritable mosaic of landscapes including endless beaches, tall rainforests, sand blows and dune lakes, the World Heritage Listed site of K’gari (Fraser Island) packs every kind of adventurers’ punch.

The other-worldly, azure beauty of Lake McKenzie is perhaps the most Instagrammed lake in Australia. The dramatic change between pockets of the rainforest with crystal clear streams to eucalypt forests and scrubby woodlands, all within a few hundred metres, is almost inconceivable. The sheer volume of water cascading out of the pristine and freshwater Eli Creek straight across the sand and out to the ocean will delight you.

Just an hour’s trip (tide dependent) along the Great Ocean Drive through the Great Sandy National Park and its beautifully coloured beaches of Teewah and Double Island Point, K’gari is accessible as a day trip with The Booking Box.

Fudgees on the Wharf

Hire & Activities, Restaurants, Tours & Attractions

One of the Wharf’s iconic shops is Fudgees on the Wharf. If you haven’t stepped into the sugar filled wonderland that is Fudgees, the walls are lined with pop vinyl icons and the store is packed with classic and international sweets. Famous for their massive Pez collection, homemade fudge which is made on sight and scoops of ice cream, this shop is everyone’s dream!

Opening Hours
Monday to Sunday | 9am – 5pm

Hogs Breath Cafe

Restaurants

Located in it’s original building, Hog’s breath still sits proudly overlooking the marina where diners are treated with unparalleled views and cooling sea breezes. Sit while enjoying mouth watering steaks or a selection of divine seafood on either of the two levels embodies the idyllic nature of Mooloolaba and the essence of the Hog’s dining experience.

Opening Hours
Monday to Sunday | 11am – 2:30pm, 5pm – 8:30pm

Il Vento

Restaurants

Il Vento is like a little slice of Italy on the Sunshine Coast. This authentic Italian joint makes and stretches their own pizza bases, pasta and sauces in store, everyday. The menu features all the Italian classics we know and love, as well as some traditional dishes with a modern twist. With dining spaces within the rustic styled restaurant or outside where you can watch you pizza being cooked in the giant pizza oven, before it lands on your table. They also have an exquisite wine list!

Opening Hours
Monday to Thursday | 12pm – 2pm and 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Friday and Saturday | 12pm – 9pm (limited menu between 2pm – 5pm)
Sunday | 12pm – 8pm (limited menu between 2pm – 5pm)

La Finca

Restaurants

La Finca brings a whole lot more than just delicious food to the table. La Finca, which in Spanish means ‘The Farm’, they have a philosophy about bringing quality and experience, honest food and conscious practice.

The best part about La Finca’s all day breakfast, brunch and lunch menu is that it varies to accommodate seasonal changes and local produce growers, so you can expect new and exciting menu additions with every visit.

Opening Hours
Sunday to Wednesday | 6am – 3pm
Thursday to Saturday | 6am – 8pm

Mary Valley Rattler

Hire & Activities, Tours & Attractions

Rediscover the magic of a bygone era aboard the historic Mary Valley Rattler. The scenic Mary Valley is a place where you can experience the friendly laid back atmosphere of rural living at its best. The Rattler’s 46 kilometre round trip starts at Gympie and after crossing over the Mary River, chugs its way rhythmically around an abundance of curves, across bridges and numerous gentle hills. Your journey passes through Dagun, before continuing to the quaint community of Amamoor nestled in the centre of the Mary Valley. You’ll marvel at the restored turntable installed at the Amamoor Station and be fascinated by the process required to turn the locomotive around for its return to Gympie. Make sure you leave plenty of time to explore the restored Gympie Station which houses a historic display, a gift shop and a cafe offering dine in and takeaway options. The Mary Valley Rattler is more than a train ride. It’s a half-day adventure into history.

Mooloolaba Canal Cruises

Cruises

Mooloolaba Canal Cruise are a small family run business that takes immense pride in providing an unforgettable family friendly and affordable experience.

Their daily cruises aboard the historic 1963 timber ferry the MV Mudjimba, are highly popular and have been operating from The Wharf now for over 30 years. They are considered a “must do” item for anyone visiting the beautiful Sunshine Coast.

Enjoy a one hour relaxing still-water cruise along the Mooloolah River, and canal system, viewing opulent waterfront mansions and historic landmarks, while listening to live and informative commentary from Skipper Rob.

Children are invited to take the helm alongside the Skipper and their resident pelicans fly in and catch a fish or two from the side of the boat. They are a fully BYO and with the potential to hire out their boat for your special function.

Cruises Depart
11am, 1pm and 2.30pm

Mooloolaba Sunset Markets

What's On

As the sun goes down on Mooloolaba beach get ready to be entertained as Mooloolaba Sunsets Market kicks into gear and brings you the Sunshine Coast’s most awesome street food and artisan stalls around. We take over Mooloolaba Esplanade every Thursday over the holiday period (in Summer) to bring the Sunshine Coast together with awesome entertainment and with Liquid Radio broadcasting LIVE from the event.

Watch the sun set into the evening on a picnic blanket by the sea, while enjoying the electric atmosphere of the Mooloolaba Sunsets Markets.

Come, enjoy a leisurely stroll through the spectacular gourmet street food strip along the famous Mooloolaba Esplanade. Savour the range of global cuisines from our talented street food specialists.

Free, fun family friendly entertainment.

Be sure to check out their website for event dates.

Night Quarter

What's On

A festival every weekend!

NightQuarter is a unique blend of street food, community and culture. It’s an ever-evolving festival with a kaleidoscope of different experiences, flavours and sounds every weekend. With an ethos of shared eating, shared experience and shared conversation, the shipping container urban playground is set to open in Birtinya on the Sunshine Coast and become a place for the local community to create memories.