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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  • 1.6 km and 800m elevation so it is a challenging uphill walk. If you are fit you can do it in 20-30mins. Take rests on the way up. Watch for birds. At the top the view is 360degrees and spectaclular. ...  more »
  • We did it in 1/2 hr one way. Lovely views from the top. Lots of steps and not an easy walk but shorter than expected. The information board at the base of mountain says 2 hrs return.  more »
  • This is definitely a favourite past time of mine. I’ve climbed so many times now I’ve lost count. It’s doable for anyone - you will often see people with their children on this climb. As long as you w...  more »
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