Suburb Profiles & Locations Of Interest

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…

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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 20-minute walk to the summit.  Head to Coolum State High School to start the track.  Although it’s been a while since emus have roamed here, the trek is worthy of the stunning 360-degree…

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Lows Lookout

Something Special

There’s a special vibe about this Coolum Beach 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…

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Marcoola

Unspoilt Beach

A popular beachside suburb to the south of Coolum.…

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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

Master-planned & family-friendly

Peregian Springs is a master-planned Sunshine Coast suburb with modern homes, including many golf frontage luxury residences, that escapes the tourist influx during peak season yet is within walking distance to the beach via Havana Road and the Sunshine Motorway overpass. Only a drive of five minutes or so from either Coolum Beach or Peregian Beach, with lifestyle…

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Point Arkwright

Rugged Headland

Soaring brahminy kite and sheer cliff faces ... the views from Point Arkwright's grassy headland are simply stunning. Located only a short 2km from Coolum 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…

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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…

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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 a very popular dog-friendly off-leash beach. It's also a great spot for kids to play in the shallow waters and for paddleboarding.   Don’t forget to look up as it is also the drop zone for parachutists. Keep your eyes peeled as they make their way back to the beach.…

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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 in 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…

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Yandina Creek

Bushland Retreat

Only a short drive into Coolum, here you can get funky in the bush.…

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Yaroomba

A Magical Spot

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, with Yaroomba being an aboriginal word meaning “surf on the beach”.   Aptly named, this little piece of paradise…

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