Fisherman’s Park in Mooloolaba is a public park and memorial that was built in honour of all the fishermen who lost their lives at sea.
It’s equipped with a themed playground, shaded by magnificent sails.
Fisherman’s Park, Playground, BBQs, Tables & Statue, Mooloolaba QLD
There are also memorial statues and plaques dedicated to John “Cowboy” Sorensen and Mark Wray, who both went missing at sea. There is also the Fishermans Prayer plaque, which contains a religious prayer, along with a longer list of those were have also been lost at sea over the years.
While in town, there are many attractions one can explore after the park. Two famous waterways, specifically the Mooloolaba Beach and Mooloolaba River are calm and patrolled beaches where families can relax under the sun.
Point Cartwright, not too far from Fisherman’s Park, is a popular destination too. It’s an all-weather port featuring a lighthouse and shelter. The main beach has pleasant conditions for swimming, diving, and surfing. Check out the majestic cliffs on the coastal headland, where visitors can take in stunning views of Mooloolaba, Mount Coolum, Mooloolah River mouth, and Kawana Beach. If you get lucky, you may even be able to spot some turtles and humpback whales from here.
A trip to Mooloolaba would not be complete without sampling the fresh, delicious seafood from the various restaurants at The Spit. Alfresco dining, some fabulous fish and chips, and a few glasses of wine ensure your trip will be truly memorable. Alexandra Headland must not be missed either; there’s a wonderful coastal path that is ideal for cycling or walking and will take you to either Maroochydore or Mooloolaba. A viewing platform and memorial nestled on top of Alexandra Headland is another main attraction here.
For all your outdoor and family activities in the Sunshine Coast, the Fisherman’s Park and the nearby sights have much to offer.