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.
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.
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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.
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
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
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The Booking Box is a locally owned family business who love the Sunshine Coast and good coffee so they decided to join the 2 together in a absolute waterfront venue!
With a sister-business in the tourism industry they have built up knowledge and enthusiasm over the years. They are experienced in all different ages and abilities and can help you while booking your next adventure.
You can browse online and plan your adventures from the comfort of your home, or you can come see them at The Wharf! Grab a coffee, chill out on the waterfront deck and browse through everything that the Coast has to offer.
Monday to Sunday | 8:30am to 3pm
Fun for people of all ages is one of the Sunshine Coast’s premier tourist attractions, **The Ginger Factory**. Set on 9 hectares of rich-soiled land and situated an easy drive north from Brisbane, The Ginger Factory in Yandina provides a full day of interesting activities including educational tours, fun rides, demonstrations, dining, shopping and relaxing gardens.
The Ginger Factory plays host in January to The Ginger Flower & Food Festival, showcasing over 120 varieties of ornamental ginger and heliconias. This is a nationally recognized Australian festival of great food, workshops, lectures including eco-botanical organic gardening and displays.
Hope you’re not scared of heights!
Get Ready to Push your fears to the limit and get your adrenaline racing at the Big Pineapple on the Sunshine Coast. The Adventure Park is suspended amongst 10acres of stunning coastal rainforest where we take you ski-high (over 30m on our highest courses!!!) to experience stunning views from the tree canopy. Throughout your epic half-day adventure you will experience 120 exciting high ropes games while gliding along 12 ziplines spanning from 20m to 140m in length.
Located at The Big Pineapple, their high ropes adventure park is unlike anything you will do on the Sunshine Coast! Featuring six unique courses which start off easy and working up to heart-pumping extreme and with totally new challenges crafted just for the Sunshine Coast our high ropes courses will appeal to the dare-devil in everyone in your group!
Located at The Big Pineapple, Wildlife HQ is home to a huge range of Australian and Exotic animal species including Queensland’s only Sun Bear Maly. The zoo is home to over 200 animal species from around the world and boasts one of the largest collections of primates in Queensland. Wildlife HQ is a ZAA (Zoo & Aquarium Association) Accredited facility and is involved in a number of national endangered species management and breeding programs. Positive animal welfare is the priority of the zoo keepers at Wildlife HQ.
The Zoo is set in a relaxed rain forest environment that allows visitors to explore the naturalistic grounds and meet some truly unique and fascinating animals. You can even book an up-close-and-personal photo encounter with some of your favorite animals. This includes feeding monkeys; meerkats and red pandas. You can even cuddle a koala or a boa constrictor upon booking. By providing unique and memorable animal encounters the zoo aims to inspire visitors to take part in wildlife conservation.
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