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Our most recommended Mooloolaba Day Trips

Mooloolaba: Marine Wildlife Safari

1. Mooloolaba: Marine Wildlife Safari

Get up close with the wildlife of the Sunshine Coast on a boat tour from Mooloolaba wharf. Listen to educational onboard commentary from your local skipper. Sit back and relax in a comfortable seat with a high back as you cut through the water in a high-speed vessel. Feel the power of the engine as your skipper takes you to wildlife hot spots. Look for fish, turtles, and playful dolphins. See graceful sea birds and take a peak at what life is like below the waves with underwater cameras that live-stream what is happening below the ship in real time.

Mooloolaba: Whale Watching Adventure

2. Mooloolaba: Whale Watching Adventure

Embark on a whale watching tour from Mooloolaba. Listen to educational commentary from your skipper as you get up close to humpback whales. Hop aboard an open boat at Mooloolaba wharf. Cruise out to where the whales congregate in a speedy craft to make sure that you can see the whales for as long as possible. Admire the whales as they breach and slap their massive tails on the water. Watch these majestic creatures from a low position in the water to ensure that your view is unobstructed. Discover facts about the whales from your skipper as you see them frolic and play on the coast.

Sunshine Coast: Rainforest, Views, and Montville Day Tour

3. Sunshine Coast: Rainforest, Views, and Montville Day Tour

Today is a day for nature with a Sunshine Coast Hinterland day tour, including spectacular views, local delicacies, and plenty of photo opportunities from three different panoramic lookouts Begin your experience with pickup from Mooloolaba in the early morning, or from Noosa and Noosaville 45 minutes later from your accommodation (depending on where you are staying). First, visit an Australian company recognized for quality and innovation: Nutworks. Nutworks is a proud supplier of macadamia nuts in the shell, kernels, flavored nut products, and sweets. Across the road is another major attraction — the Buderim Ginger Factory. Here you can take a tour of the factory or ride the steam train through the rainforest gardens (additional cost) and sample unique ginger-based products. You will then arrive in Montville where you will spend an hour checking out the quirky and delightful shops and boutiques, enjoying this picture-perfect postcard village and its mountain air. Following Montville, it will be time to get back on the minibus and check out the awesome panoramic views from Gerrard’s Lookout. It will then be time for lunch at The Edge Restaurant, where you will enjoy a delicious 2-course meal with panoramic views. After lunch, take a short drive across the Blackall Range to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, a bush-walkers paradise set on 55 hectares of subtropical rainforest overlooking the stunning Glass House Mountains. In the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, enjoy the opportunity to walk 1.7 kilometers (about 1 mile) through the pristine rainforest, learning about the unique flora and fauna present there. At the conclusion of your tour, you’ll be dropped back to your accommodation in the late afternoon in time for a rest before dinner.

From Brisbane: Bribie Island 4WD Nature Adventure

4. From Brisbane: Bribie Island 4WD Nature Adventure

Your guide begins the adventure by letting the tires down on the 4WD and hitting the surf beach. Make your way towards Fort Bribie WWII Bunkers along the sand. Stop to view wildlife and the various lagoons along the way. After an informative, historical tour of the WWII bunkers, this is when the real adventure begins! The scenery changes from rugged Australian bush to open forests, swampy wetlands and dirt roads, all in the blink of an eye as you head inland and hit the 4WD tracks of the Bribie Island National Park. Following a stop for lunch, enjoy the opportunity to see local kangaroos, goannas and other wildlife at Poverty Creek. Next enjoy the serenity and the stunning views of The Glass House Mountains. After a picnic lunch and group photo in front of the Pumicestone Passage, continue along the 4WD track to White Patch.

Noosa: Tandem Skydive from 15,000 Feet

5. Noosa: Tandem Skydive from 15,000 Feet

Benefit from a 10-minute instruction and training session before you head for the sky above the Sunshine Coast. Then, jump out of the aircraft attached to your experienced instructor. Dive back down to earth at speeds of up to 200 kph. See stunning beaches and ocean views as you free fall from up to 15,000 feet into one of Australia’s favourite tourism destinations. After you experience freefall, your instructor will pull the chute and you will soar serenely for up to 7 minutes taking in the views. If you are feeling brave, take control and steer the parachute before landing safely back on soft Coolum beach.

Mooloolaba: Daytime or Twilight Cruise

6. Mooloolaba: Daytime or Twilight Cruise

Join this cruise onboard the Crusader 1. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the surroundings with friends or family on this 1.5-hour cruise along the Mooloolaba River and canal system. Crusader 1 is ideal for cruising—this open deck boat puts you in the fresh outdoors, with plenty of deck space for you to mingle or simply enjoy your own company. Pass by multi-million dollar houses, view the Wharf from a new perspective, see where the Coastguard departs from, and pass by beautiful marinas. Then, head down towards the fisheries to see the trawlers and working boats that bring in fresh seafood. Your skipper and crew will be there to make sure you have an enjoyable cruise, so order your favorite drinks, and enjoy being out on the water.

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What people are saying about Mooloolaba

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 7 reviews

It was way to book but I want keen on needing to download the app. On arrival there staff were friendly. The skipper even made the safety briefing fun. The trip was great fun. My children and I both enjoyed it. I’d definitely recommend it.

One of the most adrenaline rush you can get !! Awesome event, extremely professional and fantastic instructions !! Seriously at your fingertips Recommended from the heart

Very knowledgeable guide. Had a great day. Highly recommended. Very comfortable vehicle

Tour was fantastic. Guide was great. Very easy half day tour.

Cool and relaxed staff, was really nice ! Thank you