Sunset on Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Australia

Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Australia

© Damien Bouhours

Mooloolaba, is a lovely coastal city situated on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. If the name might make you smile, it derives from Aboriginal word “mulu”, meaning snapper fish, or “mulla” meaning Red-bellied Black Snake. Take a bus or a train from Brisbane and discover what Australia is all about: outdoor and beachy fun !

© Damien Bouhours

© Damien Bouhours

Enjoy a nice meal by the Pacific Ocean, gaze at the sunset and wait for the dark hours to watch some fire jugglers and hear the transcendental music of didgeridoos. As its board of tourism says : “Mooloolaba, come as you are!”

© Damien Bouhours

© Damien Bouhours

How to go there?

By air, Australia’s major domestic carriers Virgin Australia and Jetstar fly direct to Sunshine Coast Airport, with easy access to the Sunshine Coast from Brisbane Domestic Airport. Both airports offer many options for transfer to Mooloolaba. Rental cars companies have great deals, with access to airport transfers available with Sun-air bus service, who operate numerous door-to-door services to accommodation houses each day from Brisbane Airport (80 minutes) and regular services from Sunshine Coast Airport (20 minutes).

By car, Mooloolaba is 110kms north of Brisbane and just over an hour’s drive. The Bruce Highway is the major connecting road. This dual carriage highway passes through scenic pine forests and in the distance the spectacular Glass House Mountains can be viewed.

By bus, intercity coach services operate between Brisbane and Mooloolaba. Visit www.translink.com.au for further details. Interstate coaches stop at the Nambour Interchange. Sunshine Coast’s Sunbus services connect to Mooloolaba from all other areas around the Sunshine Coast.

By train, electric trains travel several times a day to and from Brisbane to Nambour. Sunshine Coast Sunbus services then provide connecting services to Mooloolaba. Travelling time from Nambour to Mooloolaba is 20 minutes.

By boat, Mooloolaba Harbour is a protected river mouth capable of handling maxi yachts with 12-14 ft draught. Both the Yacht Club and The Wharf offer excellent marina facilities in the heart of Mooloolaba.

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