Holidays in Mooloolaba Esplanade

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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.

1338 Cheap Hotels Near Mooloolaba Esplanade

Direct Hotels - Sea Breeze Mooloolaba
Direct Hotels - Sea Breeze Mooloolaba
4 out of 5
24 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba, QLD, 4557
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$239 per night from 24 Jul. to 25 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Sunshine Coast. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a library. Our guests praise the bathrooms and the overall value in their reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (216 reviews)
"Great location and view. Furniture etc could do with an upgrade"

Reviewed on 8 May 2022

Direct Hotels - Sea Breeze Mooloolaba
Breeze Mooloolaba
Breeze Mooloolaba
4.5 out of 5
3 Meta Street, corner of Mooloolaba, Esplanade and Meta Street, Mooloolaba, QLD, 4557
The price is AU$280 per night from 17 Jul. to 18 Jul.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Sunshine Coast. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the pool and the convenient ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (333 reviews)
"Loved every minute..want to come back and stay longer"

Reviewed on 30 Jun. 2022

Breeze Mooloolaba
Landmark Resort
Landmark Resort
4 out of 5
11 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD, 4557
Stay at this 4-star spa apartment in Sunshine Coast. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,612 reviews)
"Nice clean hotel, close to everything"

Reviewed on 29 Jun. 2022

Landmark Resort
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.

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Top Mooloolaba Esplanade Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Direct Hotels - Sea Breeze Mooloolaba
Direct Hotels - Sea Breeze Mooloolaba
4 out of 5
24 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba, QLD, 4557
The price is AU$239 per night from 24 Jul. to 25 Jul.
Direct Hotels - Sea Breeze Mooloolaba
Breeze Mooloolaba
Breeze Mooloolaba
4.5 out of 5
3 Meta Street, corner of Mooloolaba, Esplanade and Meta Street, Mooloolaba, QLD, 4557
The price is AU$280 per night from 17 Jul. to 18 Jul.
Breeze Mooloolaba
Landmark Resort
Landmark Resort
4 out of 5
11 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD, 4557
Landmark Resort
Nautilus Mooloolaba
Nautilus Mooloolaba
3.5 out of 5
30-32 River Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD, 4557
Nautilus Mooloolaba
Pacific Beach Resort
Pacific Beach Resort
4 out of 5
95 The Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD, 4557
The price is AU$372 per night from 17 Jul. to 18 Jul.
Pacific Beach Resort
Osprey Apartments
Osprey Apartments
4 out of 5
Cnr The Esplanade & Buderim Ave, Mooloolaba, QLD, 4557
Osprey Apartments
Coco Mooloolaba
Coco Mooloolaba
4 out of 5
79-83 First Avenue, Mooloolaba, QLD, 4557
The price is AU$441 per night from 7 Jul. to 8 Jul.
Coco Mooloolaba
Beach Club Resort
Beach Club Resort
4 out of 5
87 - 97 First Avenue, Mooloolaba, QLD, 4557
The price is AU$240 per night from 11 Jul. to 12 Jul.
Beach Club Resort
Raffles Mooloolaba
Raffles Mooloolaba
4 out of 5
65-69 First Avenue, Mooloolaba, QLD, 4557
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.