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Mooloolaba: Seafood Lunch Cruise

1. Mooloolaba: Seafood Lunch Cruise

Depart for your seafood lunch cruise from The Wharf in Mooloolaba. Jump aboard this entertaining 1.5-hour cruise along the river and canals of Mooloolaba, a top destination in Australia! Kick back and relax with table service and entertaining commentary from your guide. Come with an appetite - included on the cruise is a choice of four meals: fish and chips, calamari and chips, fresh Mooloolaba prawns, or a burger and chips. Upgrades and extras will be available on board. Enjoy your delicious meal while sailing by the beautiful sunny coastlines of Mooloolaba. With a fully licensed bar and comfortable booth seating onboard, this is a day out for the whole family to enjoy! 

Sunshine Coast: Mooloolaba River Sunset Cruise

2. Sunshine Coast: Mooloolaba River Sunset Cruise

Unwind into the Mooloolaba evening with a cocktail or two and a selection of the catch of the day while sailing effortlessly through the magical scenery of the Mooloolah Rivers.  The cruise picks you up from Wharf Mooloolaba, and takes you out to the river mouth first to enjoy scenic views right down to the Noosa headland.  Next stop is the local Mooloolaba fish markets to pick up the fresh catch of the day. You’ll then continue on a leisurely cruise through the bottom section of the Mooloolah River, and then through the harbor and canals. The boat is fully licensed so you can purchase wine, beer, cocktails and soft drinks all on board. And if you’d like to eat, A full à la carte menu is offered, using the fresh catch of the day picked up at the market.

Mooloolaba: Canal Cruise with Commentary

3. Mooloolaba: Canal Cruise with Commentary

On departure we cruise past the Wharf complex and Marina towards Mooloolah Island which boasts some of Mooloolaba’s most desirable mansions and award winning homes. We continue on past Minyama Island where you will hear all about its famous residents before entering the Kawana Canal system and learning the history of the canal development. We'll also cruise past Steve Irwin's famous vessel Croc One! It’s then out to the river heads where we turn the boat around to take in the breathtaking views of the coastline from Mooloolaba Beach right up to Noosa Heads, before we head back through the river where we pass the pilot boats, commercial fishing fleet and observe the wild Osprey Eagles’ nest among other things. There is a fully licensed bar onboard offering both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as well as snacks. The 1 hour Mooloolaba Canal Cruise is a must-do during your time on the Sunshine Coast!

Mooloolaba: Sunshine Coast Sunset Canal Cruise

4. Mooloolaba: Sunshine Coast Sunset Canal Cruise

As the setting sun slowly slips behind the majestic Blackall Mountain Range to the west of Mooloolaba you will be cruising comfortably through the waterways onboard the Mooloolaba Canal Cruise. Your Skipper will provide an entertaining commentary while the glass fronted waterside mansions reflect the setting sun as you discover Mooloolaba from the water. We'll see all of the highlights the area has to offer including Steve Irwin's famous vessel Croc One, Mooloolah Island, Minyama Island, the Kawana Canal System as well as La Balsa Park, a local favourite. Then out to the river heads where we turn the boat around to take in the breathtaking views of the coastline from Mooloolaba Beach right up to Noosa Heads. You can take the helm and drive the boat along side our friendly skipper or simply relax with a drink while you cruise in style through the Mooloolaba waterways enjoying the spectacular Mooloolaba sky. One of the best hours you'll spend in Mooloolaba. We have an onboard bar where you can purchase both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy as well as a range of snacks.

Mooloolaba: Whale Watching Cruise

5. Mooloolaba: Whale Watching Cruise

Cruise from Mooloolaba Wharf for the chance to see whales on this boat tour. Hear the song of the whales with the onboard hydrophone. Sail on a fast boat to ensure that you get as much time with the whales as possible.  Embark from Mooloolaba Wharf and enjoy panoramic views of the coast as you head to the whale watching location. Relax in a comfortable seat with a high back. Feel the power of the engine as you speed to your destination.  Listen to commentary from you skipper to learn about these mysterious creatures. Watch as the whales breach, slap the water with their massive tails, and perform spy hops and peduncle throws.

Sunshine Coast: SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Entry Ticket

6. Sunshine Coast: SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Entry Ticket

Take part in animal conservation activities on Australia’s Sunshine Coast Aquarium with access to the SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast in Mooloolaba, approximately 1-hour from Brisbane. Learn about projects to protect the local environment, discover the unique wildlife of the billabongs and more. Then, come face to face with seals, otters, and even sharks! General admission will get you up-close to many of the creatures that live beneath the sea and show you more about their fragile ecosystems. Discover what animals inhabit the surrounding waters of Queensland and what measures are being taken to protect them. Be entranced by the delicate movement of seahorses in the Seahorse Sanctuary. Touch an array of sea stars and sea cucumbers in the Tidal Touchpool. Explore the coral gardens, clown fish, and sea anemones of the Pacific Reef. Go to the brand new Coastal Wreck zone, and learn about the many species that inhabit the coral reefs of Australia. Learn about the unique wildlife of the billabongs, including freshwater sawfish, barramundi, and pacu fish (a cousin of the piranha). Marvel at creatures whose ancestors have been in the world for more than 650 million years in Jellyfish Kingdom, come up close to fierce-looking moray eels, and much more.

From Sunshine Coast: Australia Zoo Entry Ticket and Transfer

7. From Sunshine Coast: Australia Zoo Entry Ticket and Transfer

Book a ticket to the Australia zoo and enjoy a convenient round-trip transfer from the Sunshine Coast. Admire the zoo's collection of exotic animals at your own pace. Get picked up from your hotel on the Sunshine Coast and relax in an air-conditioned vehicle on your way to the zoo. Arrive at Australia Zoo and begin exploring. You'll have approximately 6 hours, heaps of time to enjoy the most extensive zoo in Australia. Explore at your own pace and watch daily animal shows, including saltwater crocodiles and more. Don't miss the Wildlife Warriors show at 1.00PM. Get dropped off back at your hotel at the end of the day.

Noosa: Tandem Skydive from 15,000 Feet

8. Noosa: Tandem Skydive from 15,000 Feet

Benefit from a 10-minute instruction and training session before you head for the sky above the Sunshine Coast. Then, jump out of the aircraft attached to your experienced instructor. Dive back down to earth at speeds of up to 200 kph. See stunning beaches and ocean views as you free fall from up to 15,000 feet into one of Australia’s favourite tourism destinations. After you experience freefall, your instructor will pull the chute and you will soar serenely for up to 7 minutes taking in the views. If you are feeling brave, take control and steer the parachute before landing safely back on soft Coolum beach.

Sunshine Coast & Noosa Bus Transfer to Eumundi Markets

9. Sunshine Coast & Noosa Bus Transfer to Eumundi Markets

Seamless bus transfer from the Sunshine Coast and Noosa region to the Eumundi Markets with Coast to Hinterland Tours. Departing Wednesdays and Saturdays, we aim for an early market arrival for a 3-hour exploration. Enjoy door-to-door convenience in modern, air-conditioned buses, fostering community connections with fellow travellers. Book now for a stress-free, culturally enriched adventure. Spend the day exploring Australia's largest outdoor market, Eumundi Markets. Ensure stress-free shopping and enjoy the enchanting experience of this world-renowned market. Pickup is available from Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Alexandra Headlands, Cotton Tree, Coolum, Twin Waters, Marcoola, Peregian Beach, Sunshine Beach, Noosa, Noosaville, Tewantin. Benefit from a return transfer service that will get you there nice and early so you can shop for the best local artisanal bargains and freshest delicacies before the crowds arrive. Say goodbye to the worries of driving and parking as you relax in a modern, comfortable bus with air-conditioning, enjoying scenic coastal views on your way to the world-famous Eumundi Markets. The three-hour visit allows you to explore various stalls, offering everything from local arts and crafts to gourmet food and fresh produce. Benefit from door-to-door pick-up and drop-off at select locations, including Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Noosa, and more. Engage with fellow travellers, as the shared transfer not only enhances convenience but also contributes to environmental sustainability. Discover the Eumundi Markets' enchanting atmosphere, alive with activity every Wednesday and Saturday. The markets cater to all tastes, whether you're into serious shopping or leisurely browsing. From bespoke furniture to one-of-a-kind jewellery, the market is a treasure trove of unique finds. Indulge in a 3-hour immersive experience, supported by a local guide providing insights into the culture and history of the Sunshine Coast. Enjoy the freedom to explore, savour gourmet treats, or unwind with a massage while local musicians serenade you. Make the most of your time on the Sunshine Coast and Noosa with this convenient and enriching Eumundi Markets Shared Bus Transfer for an unforgettable journey to Australia's premier market.

Sunset Tours with Live Music

10. Sunset Tours with Live Music

Departing the Wharf Mooloolaba at 4pm every weekend you'll enjoy a 2 hour cruise aboard our Heritage-Listed vessel. Order from our vast drinks menu and try a native-infused cocktail. Enjoy our tailor made, individual grazing boxes and listen to one of our many talented artists we feature every weekend. This Sunset Tour with Live Music is perfect for a date night, a group of friends or family to truly enjoy Mooloolaba from the water. Relaxing, romantic and memorable. Book now to avoid missing out - these sell out regularly!

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4.7 / 5

based on 356 reviews

We had wonderful time watching sunset and listening to the commentary. Loved it, well worth the money. Arrive hungry and take an opportunity to try local seafood for dinner while enjoying the sunset onboard.

What a lovely way to take in the sunset. The singer had a hauntingly beautiful voice with amazing arrangements of classic songs. The cocktails were awesome!

Had a fabulous time, food was lovely and so was service, only disappointing part was the rain, couldn’t have windows open

Super friendly staff! overall was such a smooth enjoyable experience! Highly recommended for your next holiday

It was great, we had a lot of fun and the food was delicious, we would definitely return thank you