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 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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  • October 11, 2017
    It’s a long way up but the views are worth it. Intermediate hike. Steep going up and down. Need to be agile on your feet. Great to wear the kids out.  more »
  • October 5, 2017
    Be prepared is all I can say. Good shoes, comfortable clothes and plenty and plenty of water. It's starts pretty easy, but the middle section is a killer. There are plenty of rest spaces though. When ...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    Went with my 2 kids 6 and 9yrs took us 70 mins to walk to the top and back. Both kids are good walkers as walk up is all stairs. View is fantastic. Worth the walk My family really enjoyed it  more »

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