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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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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$193 per night from 9 Aug. to 9 Aug.
Located in Alexandra Headland, this luxury apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Suncity Tenpin and Maroochydore Beach. Mooloolaba Esplanade and Sunshine ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,535 reviews)
"Great property and staff were really friendly and nothing was a problem for them. I would definitely stay again."

Reviewed on 20 Jun. 2021

Oaks Sunshine Coast Seaforth Resort
Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Mooloolaba Esplanade & Venning St, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is NZ$232 per night from 8 Aug. to 8 Aug.
Located in Mooloolaba, this luxury aparthotel is steps away from Mooloolaba Esplanade and Mooloolaba Beach. SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast and Maroochydore Beach are ...
4.3/5Excellent! (2,150 reviews)
"Perfect location on the beach at Mooloolaba. Close to shops and restaurants. We had a two bedroom apartment with an ocean view which was perfect. Will definitely be coming back :)"

Reviewed on 12 Jul. 2021

Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
Landmark Resort
Landmark Resort
4 out of 5
11 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is NZ$250 per night from 8 Aug. to 8 Aug.
Located in Mooloolaba, this luxury apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Mooloolaba Beach and SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast.
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,554 reviews)
"Great location with great amenities"

Reviewed on 25 Jun. 2021

Landmark Resort
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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$193 per night from 9 Aug. to 9 Aug.
Oaks Sunshine Coast Seaforth Resort
Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Mooloolaba Esplanade & Venning St, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is NZ$232 per night from 8 Aug. to 8 Aug.
Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
Landmark Resort
Landmark Resort
4 out of 5
11 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is NZ$250 per night from 8 Aug. to 8 Aug.
Landmark Resort
Beach Club Resort
Beach Club Resort
4 out of 5
87 - 97 First Avenue, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is NZ$231 per night from 8 Aug. to 8 Aug.
Beach Club Resort
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$228 per night from 8 Aug. to 8 Aug.
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Seamark on First
Seamark on First
4 out of 5
29 First Avenue, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is NZ$393 per night from 6 Aug. to 6 Aug.
Seamark on First
Seaview Resort
Seaview Resort
4 out of 5
143 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD
Seaview Resort
Coco Mooloolaba
Coco Mooloolaba
4 out of 5
79-83 First Avenue, Mooloolaba, QLD
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First Light Mooloolaba
First Light Mooloolaba
4 out of 5
25/27 First Avenue, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is NZ$304 per night from 9 Aug. to 9 Aug.
First Light Mooloolaba
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