Nestled amongst pristine ocean, broad flowing rivers and spectacular lakes… Mooloolaba is a haven for lovers of the great outdoors. Whether you prefer the action of water sports, or the relaxation of boating, there is certainly something for everyone when you visit the jewel of the Sunshine Coast.
Thirteen years on, the ex-HMAS Brisbane lies 28 metres below the surface and is home to a spectacular artificial reef, which is accessible all year round.
Consistent clear waters and minimal swell make the conditions perfect for viewing the abundant aquatic life, which includes rays, squid, octopi, turtles, corals and a vast array of fish. Inside the wreck, much of the hull is still intact, and you can easily explore the engine and controls rooms.
The ex-HMAS Brisbane is perfect for open water certified and advanced divers, and a number of local dive operators offer tours from Mooloolaba.
Expansive waters make Mooloolaba the perfect location for jet skiiers.
Adrenaline junkies will love to play in the waves off the open beach with no compulsory circuit, while the flat waters of the Mooloolaba Spit are ideal for beginners seeking a smoother ride.
There are a number of jet ski operators in and around Mooloolaba, no experience or licence is required and all safety equipment is provided.
While the minimum age for jet ski hire is 16, people aged under 16 can operate a jet ski with a responsible adult on board, so there are plenty of options for the whole family to enjoy.
Take in the coastal sights from a different perspective with a Mooloolaba sightseeing cruise.
Visitors can explore Mooloolaba’s breathtaking riverways and a spectacular canal system from a myriad of cruise boats – many offering delicious seafood meals or sunset drink packages.
For a slightly more unique experience, visitors and locals alike can participate in the annual Mooloolaba Christmas Lights Parade. The event, which will take place on 16 December 2016, is one of the most popular events on the local calendar, and sees countless sparkling vessels take to the water in a colourful, festive display.
Mooloolaba cruise operators depart daily from The Wharf, which is just a short walk from your Seamark Mooloolaba accommodation.
The Sunshine Coast is blessed with an amazing reef structure, deep waters and great sand basins.
A number of deep sea charter companies operate from the Mooloolaba Wharf, offering a wide selection of half, three quarter and full day charter options for those chasing Snapper and Pearl Perch in winter, or Cobia, Mackerel and Tuna in summer.
On shore fishing options also abound, with popular picks including the Mooloolaba rock wall for Flathead, and nearby La Balsa Park for Trevally, Bream, Tailor, Whiting and Garfish depending on the time of year. Both locations also have great nearby facilities, parking, picnic areas and boat ramps, so take the family and unwind in the beautiful surrounds.
Surfing and bodyboarding
With safe, sheltered waters and long sandbars, Mooloolaba Beach is an ideal location for beginner and intermediate surfers alike.
The fun waves break both left and right, and the sandbars provide plenty of white water for learners, however the waves can dump so caution is recommended.
When Mooloolaba is too small, nearby Alexandra Headland turns on bigger waves in beautiful formations and is just a short walk to the north of your Seamark Mooloolaba accommodation.
Both beaches are patrolled, and a number of surf schools operate in the area, meaning there are options for all ages and abilities throughout the year.
Of course this is just a small selection of the many water activities available in and around Mooloolaba
The conditions also make Mooloolaba a popular kite surfing and wind surfing destination in the right weather, and the tranquil Mooloolaba Spit is a stunning setting for a gentle stand up paddle.
For guests joining us at Seamark, our knowledgeable and friendly team at Seamark are always happy to provide advice and assist with bookings to ensure your Mooloolaba holiday is a pleasure.
Contact us today to plan your next Mooloolaba holiday.