Suburb Profiles

Coolum Beach

Sea for yourself!

Summer vibes and salty days best describe this laid back coastal village.  Coolum is home to the best boardwalk, with an easy stroll along the coastline above the headland, perfect at sunrise or sunset. The local surf life saving club holds the prime beachfront location and has an excellent view to be enjoyed in all weather conditions.  It’s also the home to our volunteers who keep the beaches safe on weekends.   View More »

Emu Mountain

Rugged bush climb

Less touristy than its neighbour Mount Coolum, Emu Mountain gets its name from the local Aboriginal word Peregian which means Emu.  It is an easy 20min walk to the summit.  Head to Coolum State High School to start the track.   Although it’s been awhile since emus have roamed here, the trek is worthy of the stunning views to Noosa, the lakes and hinterland.   Afterwards, head back to Coolum…

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The Mystery is in the History

All things we love about back in the day in the area.......…

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Lows Lookout

Something Special

There’s a special vibe about this lookout which is tucked away in the residential area of Coolum Hill, that gives unique perspective of the coast all the way up to Noosa and out to the Glass House Mountains. With a picnic shelter perched at the top of those Grandview Drive driveways that lead to McMansions, the steep climb to Lows Lookout can be done in a car and is also a popular exercise route of locals keen to keep fit.

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Unspoilt Beach

Popular beachside suburb…

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Mount Coolum

Monolithic Mount Coolum

Rated as one of the best rock formations in the Southern Hemisphere, prized for the dome shaped rock gracing the front of Sunshine Coast tourist postcards, Mount Coolum is home to one of the best mountain climbs on the Sunshine Coast. Standing at 208m this commanding mountain dominates the skyline.    Dotted around the base are a few housing estates and to the north boasts a series…

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Peregian Springs

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Point Arkwright

Rugged Headland

Soaring Brahmany Kite & sheer cliff faces The views from the Point Arkwright grassy headland is simply stunning.   Located only a short 2km from Main Beach it is prized as a haven for land based whale watching and turtles with several purpose built viewing platforms.  The lush rolling foredunes meet the crashing waves of Yaroomba beach and the views stretch all the way to Point Cartwright.  Its also a great place to see the brahmany…

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Point Perry

Hello Views

Coolum’s most famous vantage point is without a doubt Point Perry, a 30m high headland where you can linger over the ocean on a cliff-top viewing platform.  Take in the views to Noosa Heads or spot turtles, dolphins and migrating whales.  This is a seriously popular picnic spot and offers the perfect perspective to see the water glistening as a full moon rises over the ocean.  Many locals have said “I Do” in this stunning location.

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Stumers Creek

Hang with your pooch Take your fur babies for a run on the beach just north of Coolum. Stumers Creek is the estuary to the surf beach and popular dog friendly off leash beach. Its also a great spot for kids to play in the shallow waters or paddleboarding.  Don’t forget to look up as it is also the drop zone for parachutists, keep your eyes peeled as they make there way back to the beach.  We recommend Stumers for a lazy relaxed beach morning…

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The Boardwalk

On top of the world

Take the elevated walkway to the beach in the tree tops with stunning mountain vistas. If you park at Boardwalk Boulevard, Mount Coolum you can explore this wonderful walkway.  The best bit is that is wheelchair friendly.   The neighbouring estate is made up of trendy medium density beach shacks, Breeze apartments and a range of modern beach homes some backing…

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Yandina Creek

Bushland Retreat

Only a short drive into Coolum get funky in the bush…

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This spot is magical…

This is the ultimate spot to chill out and escape the crowds of Coolum Beach.  Its name of Coronation Beach was changed to Yaroomba beach in 1961 - Yaroomba is an aboriginal word meaning “surf on the beach”.  Aptly named this little piece of paradise is a well known surf spot and a local fave.  Kick back under a pandanus tree and enjoy the sparkling salty water.  The northern end has a steep headland with rock…

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