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Mount Coolum, Coolum Beach

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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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  • Love Mt Coolum. This time I was introducing it to a friend who had never climbed it, or anything similar. And she did it! It took us about 40 mins up and 30 mins down. The path is stone steps for 4/5t...  more »
  • The climb to the very top took me 25 minutes, the stairway is well built and quite steep, a very popular walk for all kinds of people, the views are great and there is a mobile café located in the par...  more »
  • A short, steeper hike up the hill with great views across Coolum and beyond.. Enjoyed the earlier morning hike. Did the hike on a Friday morning and not too many people on the trek. Appeared to be mor...  more »