Destination guide

Slap on some shades – the Sunshine Coast is calling

The cosy resort town of Mooloolaba sits along Queensland's warm and inviting Sunshine Coast, where the beaches buzz with activity. Travellers flock to the waters where they can enjoy everything from a quick swim to a deep plunge into some of Australia's best diving spots. Quaint shops cater to visitors on the prowl for souvenirs, while waterfront restaurants serve up delicious delicacies and breathtaking views. For those in search of a bustling big city, Mooloolaba vacation rentals place you just 90 minutes from the heart of Brisbane, home to magnificent museums and gardens.

Things to do

Take me to the river and journey under the sea

Explore a whole new world when you stop by Sea Life Sunshine Coast at Mooloolaba, a popular marine mammal park. The aquarium's exhibits highlight some of the region's most beloved underwater residents, including seahorses, seals and sharks. Locals and travellers alike descend upon Wharf Mooloolaba, one of the city's most beloved tourist attractions. Set along the banks of the Mooloolah River, the bustling boardwalk plays host to an array of restaurants and bars, many with waterfront views, and a handful of shops to peruse.


Mooloolaba – dive into fun in and out of the water

Mooloolaba vacation rentals are often filled with beach bums who can't wait to jump on a jet ski or cast a fishing line. For a real sense of adventure, visit Sunreef Mooloolaba, a renowned dive centre where excursions range from simple snorkelling tours and deep scuba dives through reefs, to swimming sessions with humpback whales. Back on land, enjoy a walk along the beach, down the boardwalk or through dense parklands. For a different form of exercise, shop until you drop at the numerous boutiques and galleries located just steps from the water.


It's not called the Sunshine Coast for nothing!

Mild is the name of the game in Mooloolaba, particularly in autumn and spring when comfortable temperatures rarely drop below 13 or exceed 25. Your teeth won't be chattering in the summer either, as temperatures often stay between 10 and 20 degrees. Mooloolaba vacation rentals fill up fast during the winter, when things heat up, but it's rarely blazing hot as daytime highs range between 21 and 28 degrees. Winter also brings warm waters, with sea temperatures topping out around 26 degrees, but plenty of rainfall as it's also the region's wettest seasons.

Natural highlights

Wading and winding through a watery setting

Mooloolaba invites visitors to explore its gorgeous natural setting, starting with its watery landscape. Hike, bike or jog the trails along the region's numerous bodies of water, from the Coral Sea to the east and the Mooloolah River in the south, to the cosy canals in the southeast and the Mountain Creek in the southwest. Beaches are the main draw in Mooloolaba, where the white sand shores are often filled with sunbathers and grassy parklands are dotted with picnickers. Area boardwalks offer platforms for strolling along the river or through lush tropical foliage.

How to get there

Transport to and around Mooloolaba

Fly into Maroochydore, QLD (MCY-Sunshine Coast), the closest airport, located 5.6 mi (9 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Brisbane, QLD (BNE), which is 48.6 mi (78.1 km) away.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Mooloolaba?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 724 holiday rentals around Mooloolaba. From 330 holiday houses to 364 flats & apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Mooloolaba is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Mooloolaba?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Mooloolaba. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Mooloolaba Beach: 1,408 holiday rentals
  • SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast: 1,386 holiday rentals
  • Salt Caves Mooloolaba: 1,442 holiday rentals
  • Point Cartwright: 1,384 holiday rentals
  • Dickey Beach: 986 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mooloolaba listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Mooloolaba?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 330 Houses in Mooloolaba. Our other popular types of Mooloolaba holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 364 holiday houses
  • Studios: 376 holiday houses
  • Resorts: 6 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Mooloolaba?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 445 holiday homes with pool available in Mooloolaba. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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