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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  • Not easy for older or less agile people. Steep in places with variable steps. View of Sunshine Coast from summit good. No toilet facilities. Could be improved by providing some information during the ...  more »
  • Great views of the Sunny Coast from the top. Takes about 20-25 mins to get to the top. recommend not to do it in thongs.  more »
  • The view from the top is 100% worth endearing the many steps that lead up Mt Coolum. A safe and fun activity for all fitness levels.  more »

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