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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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  • This mountain wasn't messing around, there are no easy sections, just a few steps to rest on and a refreshing breeze coming off Coolum's Beaches. Other climbers were respectful and it was lovely to se...  more »
  • The walk up Mount Coolum is well worth the effort. We went early in the morning. I don't think it would be as enjoyable in the heat of the day. The path is easy to follow, there is ample room for peop...  more »
  • We hiked up late in the afternoon on a hot day. The hike consists mostly of stairs with some steps quite steep at some points. The views of the coastline are absolutely breathtaking and the air is coo...  more »