Mount Coolum, Coolum Beach

Must see · Geologic Formation · Park
Enjoy 360-degree views of the Sunshine Coast from Mount Coolum, a roughly circular volcanic dome rising abruptly from the coastal plain. The dome, largely formed by volcanic rocks over 25 million years old, rises to a 208 meter (682 ft) peak, with steep cliffs on the southern side and a disused quarry occupying the eastern foothills. Climb to the top to observe the area’s impressive botanical diversity, which includes over 700 different species of plants. Keep in mind that this track to the top should not be started after rain or late in the day, as the trail becomes very steep, rough, and dangerously slippery when wet. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Coolum Beach holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Mount Coolum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • A nice casual climb up Mount Coolum, this is just over 1km one way to climb this little beauty, it’s not very tall but anyone can climb it, the path has quite a few steps in the middle portion but...  more »
  • Beautiful view, worth the staircase you climb to get up there. My only gripe is with its popularity - which means you are often passing by others going the opposite way, and one of you needs to step.....  more »

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