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Mount Coolum, Coolum Beach
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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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  • Wow the early morning walk up Mount Coolum was worth every bit of effort it. There was a nice cool breeze that made the short climb, about 1/2 hour for me really pleasing. Got some great photos of the...  more »
  • Even though my legs are not as strong as in younger days the climb was not too exhausting but well worth the effort as the top has really stupendous 360 degree views. 
  • I had the opportunity to climb the mountain post the fire. It's interesting to see the new green coming through the burnt areas. There is the smell of the burnt bush which is still strong but getting ...  more »