Go to Top

Sunshine Coasts places of Interest & Attractions.

If you decide to visit Coolum Beach, you may want to check out the beautiful Sunshine Coast, and all it’s wonderful attractions below!

This is a list of some of the most popular tours and attractions within a short drive from Coolum.


Australia Zoo
australia zoo toursProbably the most popular tourist attractions in Australia and right here on the Sunshine Coast. Go Wild at Australia Zoo and come face to face with some of Australia’s amazing animals, not to mention the action packed live animal encounters, such as the Crocodile feeding shows in the Crocoseum, and the  popular Africa Safari Park, Tiger Temple and Elephantasia, where you get to see creatures of the wild up close!
If there is one attraction the whole family should see while visiting the Sunshine Coast, Australia Zoo is it!

Underwater World
underwater world toursUnderwater World takes you on a journey of the aquatic kind in Queensland’s largest Oceanarium, where you get to travel through the 2.5 million litre perspex tank and watch Great White Sharks, giant Rays, and thousands of coral fish swim by in their tranquil environment.
You’ll also get to enjoy the daily seal shows and watch the otters at play, or spend some time in the touch tanks where you can touch real life coral and marine animals.
The kids will be fascinated by everything at Underwater World, which is just a 35 minute drive to Mooloolaba from your Coolum Beach accommodation.

Aussie World
aussie world sunshine coastWhether you are a child or just a big kid at heart, enjoy Australia’s favourite ‘australiana’ theme park at Aussie World.
For the brave, you can ride the Redback, one of the most thrilling rides on the Sunshine Coast, with the Redback 16 metres in height as it spins you in lighting fast circular rotations. There is also the ever-popular dodgem cars and the ferris wheel, as well as sideshow alley. But what everyone really goes for is the Plunge…where visitors are guaranteed to get wet on this hollow log ride. Aussie World is fun for everyone!


For those that want something a little more relaxed, the Sunshine Coast offers a great selection of scenic tours that showcase the amazing aspects of the beautiful Sunshine Coast.

Fraser Island Tours
fraser island toursTake a tour of the world heritage listed Fraser Island, where you can discover the natural wonders of this pristine island, taking in the breathtaking scenery of Lake McKenzie, Lake Nirrabean, the Teewah Coloured Sands and the sand blows, as well as the rest of the Great Sandy region.
There is plenty of wildlife to be spotted as well, such as frilly neck lizards, koalas, wallabies and dingos, which are all abundant on Fraser Island.

Sunshine Coast Hinterland Tours
sunshine coast hinterlandThe Sunshine Coast offers a great way to see the Sunshine Coast from above, as well as take in the beautiful rural views and welcoming hospitality of the local people from the village atmosphere of the small townships that dot the hinterland and Blackall range, including Montville, Maleny and Mapleton. You’ll enjoy dining on the local fresh produce with the best views on the Sunshine Coast, overlooking Noosa to Caloundra, or enjoy a spot of shopping at the quaint shops of this English heritage atmosphere, or just take in the beautiful views and crisp fresh air.
there are a number of tour companies that provide daily chartered tours of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, and also take in scenic tours of the Noosa region, the popular Eumundi Markets and more. With such a beautiful location it’s definitely on the must do list.

Whale Watching Tours
whale watching toursMany visitors to the Sunshine Coast are unaware that right off the Sunshine Coastline is one of the best vantage points in Australia to view the Humpback Whales at play on their yearly migration. The Whales come extremely close to the shore that you can easily see them with the naked eye, but the best way to really view these magnificent mammals is with a whale watching tour. talk to the friendly staff at Club Coolum and they can advise you on the best time of the year for Sunshine Coast Whale watching, especially around Coolum Beach.

River & Canal Cruises
noosa river cruiseThe Sunshine Coast has quite a unique natural ecosystem, with some amazing natural waterways around the Noosa and Maroochy regions, offering the perfect venue for a tranquil and very scenic perspective of the Coast. The Noosa River is always picture perfect, with it’s crystal clear waters and white sands, allowing you to relax with a glass of wine and take in the natural views as well as the manmade views of the beautiful multi-million dollar mansions that line the waterways of this unique region. The Maroochy region also offers very scenic trips of the waterways, in which you’ll discover the history on which the entire Sunshine Coast region originally evolved from.

You can also see the Sunshine Coast at your own leisure by hiring a boat or a stand up paddle board and cruise the rivers at your own pace.

No matter what your taste or pace, you’ll find it all while staying at Clubb Coolum.

For more information on everything that is available to see and do while visiting the Sunshine Coast, make sure you talk to Clubb Coolum staff before you plan your holiday and they can advice you on the best tours and attraction deals.