Mount Coolum Holiday Rentals

Mount Coolum situated on the Maroochy River is located halfway between Peregian Springs and Mudjimba and is the perfect staging point for your next Sunshine Coast getaway. Ten minutes away from the Sunshine Coast Airport and 1 ½ hours from Brisbane International, it is home to just over 4,000 locals. The peaceful residential feel of Mount Coolum is quickly eclipsed by the Mount Coolum National Park and the dome-shaped mountain also known as ‘Mt Coolum’. It’s hard to miss this must-do Mount Coolum as it sits as a scenic backdrop to practically anywhere you are. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of your daily life by booking a stay at one of our Mount Coolum Holiday Rentals. Whether you are looking for a relaxing getaway on the beach or for a more active adventure on the Sunshine Coast Hinterlands, Mount Coolum is the perfect place to base yourself for your next escape.


Mount Coolum Accommodation

Mount Coolum can only be described as refreshing, relaxing and rejuvenating. A short stay in Mount Coolum is the perfect break we all so deserve after a long week, month or year. Offering up some of the best holiday rentals Sunshine Coast wide, Mount Coolum accommodation is sure to delight. Couples, families, and friends that are looking for that home away home will find Mount Coolum holiday rentals are centrally located allowing you to experience everything the Sunshine Coast has to offer.

Waves Beach House

One of the premier Mount Coolum holiday rentals available in the area, the Waves Beach House can impressively accommodate up to 16 guests. Conveniently located 200 meters away from the beach and within walking distance to some of the best Mount Coolum restaurants, it is fully airconditioned and plays host to 8 large bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and separate powder rooms. Impressively boasting two fully equipped kitchens and open plan dining and lounge areas, this Mount Coolum accommodation has everything your large group needs for the quintessential stay in Mount Coolum. Book your stay today to secure the best rates for your next getaway.

What is there to do at Mount Coolum?

Mount Coolum is best known for the Mount Coolum National Park with many locals and tourists alike making the trek up its dome-shaped mountain. A short trek up the mountain will quickly reveal that Mount Coolum is perfectly located to take in the adventures and beaches of Mount Coolum’s neighboring suburbs. The nature lover can head west to some of the Hinterland’s national parks, the beach lover will be spoilt for choice with more pristine beaches than you can count, and the food lover can experience fresh, seasonal produce at dozens of well-regarded restaurants in the area. There are things to do in and around Mount Coolum that will have you coming back year after year.

  • Mount Coolum National Park

    The Mount Coolum National Park is dominated by an impressive dome-shaped mountain that rises 208 meters above the Sunshine Coast Lowlands. Mount Coolum has been dated at 26 million years old and was created when a dome-shaped bulge of magma cooled below the Earth’s surface. Aboriginal Dreamtime also has its own story on the origins of the mountain. In Dreamtime, the mountain was formed from the lifeless body of Coolum, a young warrior whose union with an Aboriginal girl Maroochy was approved by the elders. Maroochy was abducted by Ninderry, a rival from a fierce warlike tribe and even though Coolum succeeded in rescuing Maroochy, Ninderry exacted his revenge by throwing a club at Coolum, knocking off his head which later became Mudjimba Island. Mt Coolum National Park is rich in geological history and is also home to a rare and threatened plant species – the montane heath, which is only known to grow in two locations in the whole of the Sunshine Coast. Hikers, botanists and view-seekers alike will find the short trek up Mount Coolum a rewarding experience that you can easily do from your Mount Coolum holiday rentals.

  • Mt Coolum Climb

    The Mount Coolum Climb is a must-do when staying in Mount Coolum accommodation. Climbing Mount Coolum is not excessively strenuous but should only be attempted by reasonably fit walkers. Off-road parking is available nearby and the Mt Coolum climb starts with a pleasant stroll through bushland and forest, however, towards the top, the trail becomes quite steep and should not be attempted if it has recently rained, is raining or if rain is expected during your climb as the chance of slipping drastically increases. On average, the Mt Coolum climb time takes a reasonably fit hiker about a 1 ½ hours for a return trip. Expect 45 minutes to reach the summit and a 30-minute return trip to hike Mt Coolum. At the top of Mt Coolum sits the Mount Coolum Lookout. You will be greeted with some amazing 360-degree views of the Sunshine Coast including Coolum BeachDouble Island PointCaloundra, and the Sunshine Coast Hinterlands. If you’re lucky you’ll catch a glimpse of a pair of nesting Peregrine falcons, one of only 25-35 known pairs in south-east Queensland. After the climb head back to one of our Mount Coolum holiday rentals for a revitalising bite to eat before ending the day with a quick dip at Coolum Beach.

  • Mount Coolum Waterfall

    A relaxing stay at one of our Mount Coolum Holiday Rentals situates you within driving distance to two of the Sunshine Coasts’ most famous waterfalls. Kondalilla Falls is a short 40-minute drive away from Mount Coolum and is nestled away in the scenic Blackall Range. Kondalilla is an Aboriginal word meaning ‘rushing waters’ which describes the waterfall during the summer wet season. With several well-maintained walking trails available, this Mount Coolum waterfall is perfect for walking, trekking, camping, and wildlife viewing. With over 107 species of birds and 70 species of reptiles, the avid wildlife photographer will have no shortage of things to do Kondalilla Falls. A little further afield Gardners Falls sits 50 kilometers south of Mount Coolum and is Aussie bushwalking at its finest. Park the vehicle at Obi Obi Creek and enjoy a short walk to Gardner falls, one of the Sunshine Coasts hidden gems. The kids can pack their swimsuits and splash around in some of the shallow rock pools on the way to the waterfall, while the adults can swim in the deepest pool under the waterfall. Take a break from Mount Coolum accommodation and have a splash under some of the Sunshine Coast’s best waterfalls.

  • The Boardwalk Mount Coolum

    Famous among locals and travelers alike, the Boardwalk Mount Coolum connects Beach Road to Point Perry to Point Arkwright as it meanders above the ocean. A stroll suitable for walkers of all fitness levels, the Boardwalk Mount Coolum was created through a community effort that focused on incorporating the environment into this scenic stroll. The fresh sea breeze and spectacular views of Coolum and its surrounds will have you waking up from your Mount Coolum accommodation in the early hours of the morning to catch the sunrise. If you’re not an early riser, the Boardwalk Mount Coolum is well lit at night, perfect for that late afternoon swim in the ocean.

  • Coolum Aqua Park

    Located 12 minutes away from Mt. Coolum at 60 Junction Drive Coolum, BLAST Aqua Park also known as the Coolum Aqua Park is the world’s largest water park covering a huge area of roughly 100 meters by 70 meters. Best suited for ages 6 and up, the Coolum water park boasts slides, blast bags, swings, balance beams, wobble pads and chill out areas perfect for a hot summer’s day. If swimming is not your strong suit, have a BBQ and relax in one of the many free shaded areas with the little ones not old enough to partake in the water fun. The Coolum Aqua Park is a must-do when staying at one of our Mount Coolum Holiday Rentals.

Where to Eat in Marcoola

Curly’s on the Boardwalk

Curly’s on the Boardwalk strives itself on delivering ‘excellent food with exceptional customer service, served in a warm and relaxed environment’ and has received a Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor for 4 years in a row. One of many family-owned Mount Coolum restaurants, Curly’s is loved by locals and tourists alike offering up a delectable but affordable menu all the while being close to the beach! Stop by for a cup of coffee or the beer batted flathead to experience some of the Sunshine Coast’s fresh produce.

Bao Down

Located on Suncoast Beach Drive in the Mount Coolum Shopping Centre. Bao Down is consistently rated as the #1 Asian restaurant in Mount Coolum. Serving up some of the tastiest bao and pho on the Sunshine coast and offering a varied range of menu items including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options it has become a staple for locals in the area and is the perfect choice when looking for Mt Coolum restaurants.