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 is located in the courtyard at The Wharf Mooloolaba. For more information call 1300 855 843
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.
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!
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!
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.
Daily animal shows to see too.
Please see website for more information
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.
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.
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.
Monday to Friday | 5pm to late
Saturday to Sunday | 4pm to late
Live music is coming back!
Something different is happening at Caloundra Music Festival 2023 . . . 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
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, 11:30, 1pm, 1:30pm
depart at 5pm in the summer, 4.30pm in spring and 4pm during winter
*see website for more information*
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.
Monday – Sunday | 11am – Late
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
At Flo’s, we’re serious about crêpes. Fully licensed and family friendly, we’re open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Our menu includes all the classics you tasted in France plus global dishes with a French twist, seafood, fresh salad crêpes, vegetarian and vegan options, and decadent desserts.
Opening Hours are:
7am till Late- Monday till Friday
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.
Monday to Sunday | 11am – 9pm
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!
Monday to Sunday | 9am – 5pm
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!
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)
This infamous Bakery has arrived and is everything you have dreamed about and more. Kenilworth Coastal Bakery specialises in artisan Donuts, Pastries & Coffee. The Bakery has an open kitchen which gives a glimpse of how these delights are created. There are copious varieties of donuts to choose from every day, with an ever-changing menu. This is a takeaway only venue, so grab your goods and enjoy what the surroundings have to offer or try to steal a seat in the alleyway and watch the bakers at work. Ensure you get in early because this place has a large following and is known to sell out early.
Monday to Sunday – 8am – 3pm
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.
11am, 1pm and 2.30pm
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.
Ninth Street is an American style eatery serving up epic shakes, hefty burgers, smorgasbord of hotdog combinations, loaded fries, insane cocktails and out of the world desserts which will satisfy a sugar craving. Either pull up a seat or line up to their in-and-out takeaway window!
Monday to Sunday | 11:30am – 8:30pm
The reimagined Noosa Eat and Drink Festival will feature. Restaurant bespoke events featuring guest chefs, winemakers, brewers etc. Long lunch events held in a variety of locations around the region, Beach events on the iconic Noosa Main Beach. Festival activation pop-ups throughout Noosa including VIP lounges, cooking demonstrations, masterclasses, Drinks tasting classes and more.
Event Dates: Please see website for more info
Grunge, neon lights, dope Asian street food, water views; Rice Boi has arrived and it’s everything and nothing like you expected.
Hidden behind two massive red barn-style doors, Rice Boi’s is a casual Asian street food restaurant which boasts an open kitchen where diners can get a glimpse of their food be prepped and plated, a tranquil beer garden surrounded by lanterns and lush greenery and upstairs, a secret Japanese Izakaya dive bar with waterfront views of Mooloolah River.
The menu is bulging with dishes like sriracha pork buns, katsu curry fries, succulent beef coconut curry and many more that are so damn delicious you’ll be fighting a constant internal struggle about when is too soon to return for another feast. Beware, this place has a large following so please come in early to steal a seat.
Monday to Sunday | 11:30am – late
Takeaway: 11:30am – 8pm
Walk-in anytime- no bookings taken
Nothing beats the exhilaration of seeing all the most incredible marine life up close. The indoor attraction is home to the Sunshine Coast’s only colony of Little Blue Penguins. The new exhibit will immerse guests in the delightful domain of the smallest species of penguin, above and below the water, with an entertaining mix of animal encounters and hands-on activities. The aquarium’s Australian fur seals and Australian sea lions are an absolute fan favourite, with the entertaining Seal Presentations delighting crowds of all ages. You can also explore the depths of the ocean by taking a walk through the 80m Ocean Tunnel and watch the majestic Grey Nurse Sharks swim past. SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast gives guests the opportunity to discover the weird and wonderful world of over 10,000 sea creatures, including sharks, rays, jellyfish, tropical fish and seahorses. There’s plenty for everyone to enjoy at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast!
Monday – Friday | 9am – 3pm
* See website for more information *
Offering unparalleled sea views, See Restaurant is Mooloolaba’s only waterfront restaurant perched right on the marina. Enjoy vast skies and stunning sunsets from their stylish deck, or relax inside the nautical-themed dining room.
Their kitchen specialises in modern Australian seafood. Inspired by the ocean and what arrives fresh off the boats in the harbour, they focus on natural ingredients and simple cooking. With a menu to satisfy any seafood connoisseur, they offer a selection of favourites, from natural oysters, Tasmanian scallops and Cloudy Bay clam chowder, to more modern mains of seafood pasta, risotto and premium steaks.
Proud to serve sumptuous seafood in a divine location, See Restaurant is a must-visit.
Tuesday to Saturday | 11am – late
Sunday | 11am – 3pm
This Greek restaurant has ticked all of the boxes to create the kind of family-owned beach style eatery that you might find in Cofu Town. The menu includes Greek favourites but goes far beyond as well, with a selection from Tzatziki, Calamari, Spannikoppitta and Greek Meatballs to Saganaki Grilled Cheese or Confit Lamb Shoulder. While the food is guaranteed to delight so is the view looking over the marina, especially at sunset.
Monday to Sunday | 11:30am to 9pm
If you are a visitor to our fantastic region why not hire a cost effective car for a trip to Maleny or Noosa for a day?
With convenient locations across the coast with online booking and keys in lock boxes on the cars, your car hire experience will change forever.