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Mount Coolum: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Mount Coolum National Park


Mount Coolum National Park, especially the green-cloaked dome of Mount Coolum, dominates the skyline of the Sunshine Coast lowlands. After rain, waterfalls cascade down steep craggy cliffs to open eucalypt forest skirting the lower slopes. Towards the summit, rare montane heath grows. The park also protects coastal wallum, paperbark wetlands and rainforest remnants. Climb the steep, rough 800 metre trail up the mountain's eastern side from the carpark to the summit. Carry water and snack food. Be rewarded with 360 degree views - most spectacular at sunrise. Look for peregrine falcons nesting along cliff faces. In winter and spring, photograph wildflowers. See how many different types of banksia you can find!




David Low Way
Mount Coolum, QLD, 4573

Located 0.8K from Mount Coolum

Mount Coolum: Events

Queensland Grommet Surfing Titles - Event 2


This the second event of the Queensland State Grommet Surfing Titles for the Under 14 and Under 12 Divisions.

The Queensland State Grommet Surfing Titles is the exclusive qualification pathway for the State's elite junior competitors aiming for selection in Queensland's State Junior Surfing Team, set to compete at the Australian Junior Surfing Titles later in the year.

The series is a key stepping stone in Surfing Queensland's development pathway, with the likes of Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson and Bede Durbidge just a few of the high profile athletes who have previously competed in the Junior State surfing series.


Event Dates
2017
      14th Oct
      15th Oct


Coolum Beach, QLD, 4573

Located 3.1K from Mount Coolum

Queensland Junior Surfing Titles - Event 1


The Queensland State Junior Surfing Titles for the Under 18 and Under 16 Divisions is the exclusive qualification pathway for the State's elite junior competitors aiming for selection in Queensland's State Junior Surfing Team, set to compete at the Australian Junior Surfing Titles later in the year.

The series is a key stepping stone in Surfing Queensland's development pathway, with the likes of Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson and Bede Durbidge just a few of the high profile athletes who have previously competed in the Junior State surfing series.

Two wildcards into the World Surf League (WSL) World Tour's 2017 Quiksilver and Roxy Pro's trials will be up for grabs. Queensland's Under 18 Male and Female State Champions will each receive a wildcard to surf in the trials event and potentially compete against the world's elite at the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro's.


Event Dates
2017
      12th Aug
      13th Aug


Coolum Beach, QLD, 4573

Located 3.1K from Mount Coolum

Sunshine Coast International Readers and Writers Festival Inc


The 2nd annual Sunshine Coast International Readers and Writers Festival features two days and one night of author presentations, panel discussions and workshops across a number of venues in Coolum Beach.

This exciting young festival features more than 100 international, national and regional authors, poets, singer-songwriters, journalists, photographers, illustrators, publishers, cultural heritage specialists and environment specialists.

Their festival also launches the Sunshine Coast's first-ever official Sunshine Coast Poetry Slam Championships in association with Queensland Poetry Festival. The Sunshine Coast heat will be held during the festival on Saturday night, August 12 in Coolum Civic Centre.

Tickets are available for One-Day and Two-Day passes which include all presentations and workshops, plus separate tickets for the Saturday night poetry slam championships hosted by 2014 Australian champion Zohab Zee Khan. This night includes music from original singer songwriters including the hip-hop band The Lyrical.

Early bird tickets open on June 1 and close June 30. Primary and high school children are free plus there will be seniors' pensioner concessions.

August is the prime whale-watching season on the Sunshine Coast, so festival-goers at our coastal event will be treated to the wonders of Mother Nature as well.


Event Dates
2017
      12th Aug
      13th Aug


Park Street
Coolum Beach, QLD, 4573

Located 4.0K from Mount Coolum

Wahu Surfer Groms Comps Sunshine Coast


Regarded as one of the major stepping stones in the development of Australian surfers, the Sunshine Coast Wahu Surfer Groms Comp will attract Australia's best Under 8 to Under 14 grommets. This two day event is stop seven of the nine event series that tours around the country.


Event Dates
2017
      9th Dec
      10th Dec


1790 David Low Way
Coolum Beach, QLD, 4573

Located 4.1K from Mount Coolum

Rip Curl Grom Search


The Rip Curl GromSearch is a worldwide series of events designed for grommets. The GromSearch Series runs in 10 different countries with over 5,000 competitors worldwide.

The Australian series is made up of five events as well as a National final. Some incredible surfers have come through the series including current WSL World Tour athletes Gabriel Medina, ?Stephanie Gilmore, Jordy Smith, Matt Wilkinson, Owen Wright, Sally Fitzgibbons, Kolohe Andino, Nat Young and Felipe Toledo.?

This is the Queensland stop of the series.


Event Dates
2017
      11th Dec
      12th Dec
      13th Dec
      14th Dec
      15th Dec


1790 David Low Way
Coolum Beach, QLD, 4573

Located 4.1K from Mount Coolum

Dawn Awakening


Past, present and future celebrated through the awakening of a new dawn.

Stumers Creek in Coolum plays centre stage for the Horizon Festival finale - a place of gathering, remembering, dreaming and ritual.

Honouring First Nation people through music, dance, song and spoken word. Featuring the Gubbi Gubbi Dance Troupe, and special guests Gennady Papizh (Berlin), Radical Son, Kahl Wallis and Emily Wurramara.

Dawn Awakening is creatively produced by Red Chair in association with guest producer David Leha.

This event is staged on the beach. Please bring a rug or beach mat to sit on.
Coffee and bush foods will be available for purchase.


Event Dates
2017
      3rd Sep


Coolum, QLD, 4573

Located 4.5K from Mount Coolum

Mount Coolum: Travel Tips

Coolum Visitor Information Centre


The Coolum Visitor Information Centre is located at Tickle Park on the David Low Way in Coolum Beach.

This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries. Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable local volunteers, the Coolum Visitor Information Centre can provide advice on the things to see, things to do and where to eat.

Open 9.00am until 3.00pm daily.

Located in Tickle Park next to the Coolum Surf Club, the park also has a skate park, barbecue facilities, public toilets, public parking and a large grassed area to run play cricket or kick a ball. The park is also the location for the Coolum Twilight Markets (Christmas/ New Year) and outdoor flicks during the School Holidays.




Tickle Park,
David Low Way
Coolum Beach, QLD, 4573

Located 4.0K from Mount Coolum

Sunshine Coast Airport


Located just north of Brisbane, Queensland's Sunshine Coast is world renowned for its idyllic subtropical climate and abundance of natural beauty, ranging from its pristine beaches and waterways, to rugged hinterland and national parks.

Sunshine Coast Airport is the ideal entry point to this relaxed, yet sophisticated, destination. Centrally located in the heart of the region the airport is the simplest way to access all areas of the Sunshine Coast including Noosa, Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Maroochydore and the Hinterland.

With more than 70 flights per week through airline partners Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Tiger Airways and Air New Zealand, the airport offers the convenience of daily direct services from Sydney and Melbourne.

The Sunshine Coast Airport terminal provides efficient services and quality facilities for all passengers, including a variety of shopping and dining experiences. Transport to your holiday accommodation is easy with options including rental cars, taxis, buses and resort shuttles available from the airport terminal.

Your holiday starts sooner when you fly direct to Sunshine Coast Airport. Step off the plane and begin your Sunshine Coast escape.





Friendship Avenue,
Sunshine Coast Airport
Marcoola, QLD, 4564

Located 4.3K from Mount Coolum

Sunshine Coast Airport Visitor Information Centre


The Sunshine Coast Airport Visitor Information Centre is located inside the Arrivals Hall at the Sunshine Coast Airport on Friendship Drive in Mudjimba.

This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries. The new remodelled centre is accessible 24 hours with self-help access to brochures and a large touchscreen for visitors to make bookings for accommodation and tours or search for events or things to see and do.

Staffed between 9.30am and 3.30pm by skilled and knowledgeable local Tourism Ambassadors (Volunteers), the Sunshine Coast Airport Visitor Information Centre can provide advice on the things to see, things to do and where to eat. Discuss with the friendly Ambassadors your travel plans.




Friendship Drive,
Sunshine Coast Airport
Mudjimba, QLD, 4564

Located 4.3K from Mount Coolum

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