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Mount Coolum, Coolum Beach

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Geologic Formation Wildlife Area
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 online itinerary creator, Coolum Beach holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Mount Coolum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Came across this walk by accident while en route to next destination. It's a smallish hill (depending on your perspective) and took me less than half an hour to climb (although the sign at the foot su...  more »
  • The climb itself isn't too arduous although it is steep and pretty rocky in certain areas. 1.5km return which took us about 35minutes to complete. It was extremely busy and had to stop and wait severa...  more »
  • Hard work to get to the top, there are quite a few rocky areas to navigate, but well worth the spectacular views from the top! Definitely bring your camera, sunscreen, a hat and comfortable walking sh...  more »

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