Mooloolaba Esplanade

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Mooloolaba showing a beach and a coastal town

Walk along the waterfront, have a barbecue on the grassy parklands, let the kids enjoy the playground and shop in the boutique shops after a swim in the ocean.

Come to the bustling Mooloolaba Esplanade to dine or shop with a view of the azure waters of the Pacific Ocean. Along with the beach, the boat harbor and rock wall of The Spit, this central strip is a highlight along the scenic Mooloolaba waterfront.

The Mooloolaba Esplanade is nestled between the Korean Veterans War Memorial Wall and Arthur Parkyn Park, where the Esplanade bends south to become the River Esplanade.

Start at the northern end of the esplanade and check out the marble statue of Steve Irwin with his children Bindi and Robert. Known as “The Crocodile Hunter,” the late TV star was famous for his close encounters with crocodiles, snakes and other dangerous Australian wildlife.

There is no shortage of boutique stores and galleries along the esplanade, so shop for fashion, jewelry and gifts from Australian and international brands as you make your way east.

Arguably the Esplanade’s quirkiest attraction is a Loo With a View. Its viewing deck offers superb views across the Pacific. The artworks on and around this public toilet is part of A Gallery By the Sea, an art project involving mosaics and sculptures with boats, the sea, fish and the wind as a theme.

Take a little detour to Beach Terrace and get your photo taken at the free-standing frame with the ocean as your backdrop.

At the southern end, visit the Mooloolaba Surf Club for a coffee, fish and chips or ice cream. Extend your walk by following the River Esplanade inland, as it follows the shoreline of the Mooloolah River.

To take a beach walk instead, head eastwards to the Rock Wall, the breakwater of the river inlet. This route takes you across boardwalks and through parklands for about 20 minutes and is a favorite with jogging locals and cyclists.

At sunset, choose from the wide variety of restaurants and cafés on the esplanade or make use of the barbecues with ocean views. Let the kids run wild in the nearby children's playground before it is time for bed.

Most of the Mooloolaba Esplanade is nestled between First Avenue and Beach Terrace. Note that parking spots can be hard to find in the heart of Mooloolaba and parking fees apply.

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1282 Cheap Hotels Near Mooloolaba Esplanade

Beach Club Resort
Beach Club Resort
4 out of 5
87 - 97 First Avenue, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is NZ$228 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
Located in Mooloolaba, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mooloolaba Esplanade and Mooloolaba Beach. SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Plaza are ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (484 reviews)
"Love the heated rooftop spa"

Reviewed on 28 Aug. 2021

Beach Club Resort
Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Mooloolaba Esplanade & Venning St, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is NZ$256 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
Located in Mooloolaba, this luxury aparthotel is steps away from Mooloolaba Esplanade and Mooloolaba Beach. SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast and Maroochydore Beach are ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,185 reviews)
"Views are amazing and great location in the main hub of Mooloolaba. Nice outdoor pool area. The room itself was getting beyond its use-by date, with a musty smell to the furniture, burn marks and stains on the faded carpet, a door lock that often took a few goes and a jiggle with the swipe card... ..."

Reviewed on 22 Nov. 2021

Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
Oaks Sunshine Coast Seaforth Resort
Oaks Sunshine Coast Seaforth Resort
4.5 out of 5
98-110 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland, QLD
The price is NZ$238 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
Located in Alexandra Headland, this luxury aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Suncity Tenpin and Mooloolaba Esplanade. Maroochydore Beach and Sunshine Plaza ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,561 reviews)
"The beds were a bit hard"

Reviewed on 26 Nov. 2021

Oaks Sunshine Coast Seaforth Resort
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Breeze Mooloolaba
Breeze Mooloolaba
4.5 out of 5
3 Meta Street, corner of Mooloolaba, Esplanade and Meta Street, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is NZ$226 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
Breeze Mooloolaba
Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Mooloolaba Esplanade & Venning St, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is NZ$256 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
Beach Club Resort
Beach Club Resort
4 out of 5
87 - 97 First Avenue, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is NZ$228 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
Beach Club Resort
Oaks Sunshine Coast Seaforth Resort
Oaks Sunshine Coast Seaforth Resort
4.5 out of 5
98-110 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland, QLD
The price is NZ$238 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
Oaks Sunshine Coast Seaforth Resort
First Light Mooloolaba
First Light Mooloolaba
4 out of 5
25/27 First Avenue, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is NZ$325 per night from 9 Dec. to 9 Dec.
First Light Mooloolaba
Landmark Resort
Landmark Resort
4 out of 5
11 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD
Landmark Resort
Pacific Beach Resort
Pacific Beach Resort
4 out of 5
95 The Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD
Pacific Beach Resort
Mantra Zanzibar
Mantra Zanzibar
4.5 out of 5
47 - 51 The Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is NZ$518 per night from 7 Dec. to 7 Dec.
Mantra Zanzibar
Raffles Mooloolaba
Raffles Mooloolaba
4 out of 5
65-69 First Avenue, Mooloolaba, QLD
Raffles Mooloolaba
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.