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Mount Coolum, Coolum Beach

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
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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  • Mt.Coolum is a great beginner's climb for amateurs, although the more professionals will find that it is not much of a "climb" more a "steep walk". Nonetheless it is still a great exercise/training an...  read more »
  • I'm fit so I found the walk easy. It should take no more than 30minutes to get to the top for even the unfit. However, if you are old, overweight or just unsteady on your feet, this is not the walk fo...  read more »
  • We locals love our 'mountain' even if it is full of tourists on the weekends. To get the best out of it, fitness-wise, visit during school hours if possible or by 8am to avoid the slow people. You can...  read more »
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