Holidays in 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 AU$184 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Located in Alexandra Headland, this luxury apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Suncity Tenpin, Sunshine Plaza, and Mooloolaba Beach. Alex Skate Park ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,555 reviews)
"Heated lap pool. Lagoon was too shallow and cold for my school aged children but we loved sitting around the beautiful gardens."

Reviewed on 5 Sep. 2021

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Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Mooloolaba Esplanade & Venning St, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is AU$247 per night from 6 Oct. to 6 Oct.
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! (2,168 reviews)
"Great location! close to plenty of restaurants and shops, secure parking on site was also very good."

Reviewed on 26 Aug. 2021

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Seaview Resort
Seaview Resort
4 out of 5
143 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD
Located in Mooloolaba, this beach apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Mooloolaba Esplanade and Mooloolaba Beach. Sunshine Plaza is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (132 reviews)
"Perfect location. Bus stop at front door. Very friendly staff. Had a Seaview apartment. Even had a book swap library for those who like to read."

Reviewed on 20 Jul. 2021

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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 AU$184 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
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4.5 out of 5
Cnr Mooloolaba Esplanade & Venning St, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is AU$247 per night from 6 Oct. to 6 Oct.
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Seaview Resort
Seaview Resort
4 out of 5
143 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD
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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 AU$256 per night from 5 Oct. to 5 Oct.
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First Light Mooloolaba
First Light Mooloolaba
4 out of 5
25/27 First Avenue, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is AU$317 per night from 6 Oct. to 6 Oct.
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Landmark Resort
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4 out of 5
11 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD
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Coco Mooloolaba
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4 out of 5
79-83 First Avenue, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is AU$365 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
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4 out of 5
24 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is AU$229 per night from 11 Oct. to 11 Oct.
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Seamark on First
Seamark on First
4 out of 5
29 First Avenue, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is AU$461 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
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