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Coolum Beach attractions are well-loved for providing visitors with a relaxing beach holiday.

The stunning coastal town is a wonderful respite from busy city life with many beautiful sights and fun activities.

Coolum Beach Attractions, Best Tourist Things to Do & Places To Visit, QLD


A quick stop at the Coolum Park Shopping Centre will provide you with everything you need for beach trips and essentials for your stay. There are numerous specialty stores and a Woolworths, so when it comes to food, drink, and necessities, you’re set. Do come hungry too, so that you can have a taste of the delicious food the local cafes and bakeries here have to offer.

Coolum Beach attractions are also popular for their excellent golfing facilities. The Mount Coolum Golf Club boasts of a scenic 18-hole championship course, located right at the base of the majestic Mount Coolum. There’s also the Peregian Springs Golf Club, which is an 18-hole private golf course right by Peregian Beach. That’s not all: The Palmer Coolum Resort and Golf Course is another terrific place to go for a few rounds overlooking manicured gardens and the hinterland.

Emu Mountain is a must-visit for leisurely bushwalks that delight you with breathtaking views. The summit can be reached in as little as 20 minutes, though the best time to go is from June through November. During these months, visitors have the best chances of witnessing humpback whales as you make it to the summit. Emu Mountain has other tracks too, making it easy for visitors of varying ages and fitness abilities to have a great time.

Take your family and friends to Glen Retreat Park, which is a gorgeous picnic destination in a residential part of town. Bring along some food and have a great time enjoying the park’s facilities such as shaded picnic tables, barbecues, table tennis, a kids’ playground, and clean toilets. Other popular tourist destinations nearby include Brindabella Park, Blast Aqua Park Coolum, Felix Parry Park, and so much more.

With all these terrific Coolum Beach attractions, you’ll love spending time here.



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Marcoola, QLD

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Emu Mountain

Emu Mountain

Coolum Beach, QLD

Emu Mountain is a popular tourist destination located between Coolum and Peregian Beach. Its name comes from Peregian, an Aboriginal word that means Emu. It’s popular for scenic yet easy walks that enable you to reach...

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Mount Coolum National Park

Mount Coolum National Park

Mount Coolum, QLD

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Coolum Beach, QLD

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Brindabella Park

Brindabella Park

Peregian Springs, QLD

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Mount Coolum Golf Club

Mount Coolum Golf Club

Mount Coolum, QLD

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Palmer Coolum Resort

Palmer Coolum Resort

Coolum Beach, QLD

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Peregian Springs Golf Club

Peregian Springs Golf Club

Peregian Springs, QLD

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Blast Aqua Park Coolum

Blast Aqua Park Coolum

Coolum Beach, QLD

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Coolum Beach, QLD

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Tickle Park

Coolum Beach, QLD

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Peregian Springs Shopping Centre

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Peregian Springs, QLD

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Coolum Beach, QLD

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Coolum Park Shopping Centre

Coolum Park Shopping Centre

Coolum Beach, QLD

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The Boardwalk Mount Coolum

Mount Coolum, QLD

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Peregian Village Market

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Peregian Beach, QLD

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Point Arkwright Lookout and Picnic Area

Point Arkwright, QLD

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Coolum Peregian Sports Complex

Coolum Peregian Sports Complex

Coolum Beach, QLD

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Peachtree Park

Peachtree Park

Peregian Springs, QLD

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Peregian Springs Multipurpose Active Play Space

Peregian Springs, QLD

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Ninjas Beach

Ninjas Beach

Coolum Beach, QLD

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Stumers Creek Dog Offleash Area

Stumers Creek Dog Off Leash Area

Coolum Beach, QLD

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Glen Retreat Park

Glen Retreat Park

Marcoola, QLD

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Felix Parry Park

Felix Parry Park

Marcoola, QLD

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Norrie Job Park

Coolum Beach, QLD

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Warrack Park

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Mount Coolum, QLD

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Coolum Beach, QLD

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Coolum Beach, QLD

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