Sunshine Coast in Focus: Mooloolaba

One hundred kilometres North of Brisbane lies Mooloolaba – the stunning beach heart of the Sunshine Coast. This lively beach town is Mooloolaba is the one Sunny Coast suburb that never sleeps, is always busy and needless to say, that’s how the locals like it.


Living in Mooloolaba

Besieged with a colourful mix of white sandy beaches, paths to a quiet river, a large variety of facilities and a spectacular night life, Mooloolaba has always been the port of call for the party animals, romantic weekend escapes and relaxing family vacations – a real mix! The world famous shorelines, perfect year-round climate and relaxing community atmosphere is also why so many city dwellers have said goodbye to the city bustle for a life of luxury in Mooloolaba (including myself: ten years and have never looked back).

Mooloolaba offers the idyllic balance of beachside living with quick access to modern facilities and services. While it may often be humming with holidaymakers, it has never lost its charm, maintaining a down-to-earth vibe that’s fresh and fun. You are always guaranteed to be greeted with salty air and an assortment of early morning walkers, runners and surfers as you wander down to one of the many cafes for your morning juice or latte.

Mooloolaba may seem like a smaller suburb, however it is jam-packed full of wondrous delights; you will never have to drive longer than ten minutes to source all of your necessities. For families making the move to this area, there is a plethora of established schools including Mooloolaba State School, Mountain Creek State High School, Stella Maris Catholic School and Immanuel Lutheran College. Most schools in this district are within driving distance or are connected with ample bus services, making the right choice for your child much easier.


Community and lifestyle is the main attraction in Mooloolaba with many triathlons, New Year’s events, festivals, markets, performances and family fun activities to keep the little ones amused. Take note: a trip to Mooloolaba isn’t complete without a day spent at Underwater World and a night spent river cruising.

Real Estate Snapshot

For some, beachfront living is the ultimate goal when searching for a residence in Mooloolaba. Smaller sized apartments along the beach front at Mooloolaba Esplanade often surpass $2 million, while a three to five bedroom family home situated five minutes back from the beach can be a lucky find from mid $400,000’s but more often are around $650,000 and up.

If you’re hoping to rent a modern apartment with water views, expect the price to vary between $500 to $800 depending on whether you prefer the river and the ocean. Although apartments do dominate the market, there is always a steady selection of humble family abodes around. Auctions in Mooloolaba are increasing so check with your local real estate agent for advice.

Find out for yourself why people go for a holiday and end up staying for the long run. Pay a visit to Mooloolaba today.

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