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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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  • I tackled my second climb up Mt Coolum but this time with my 16 month old daughter in a carrier on my back. I also had family with me of various levels of fitness. My brother ran the track! And found ...  more »
  • Excellent hike up the mountain. Quite difficult so would recommend for active people. Aim to go early morning before it gets too hot. Incredible view of the coastline 
  • Well worth the trip up, amazing views, Some fitness required for the climb but if you take your time everyone can do it. The mid section is a little steep so for people who are a fear of heights take ...  more »