7.6 out of 10

Mooloolaba

Ranked 36th best suburb in Sunshine Coast
-26.683200927842 153.120108245799
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Neighbourly Spirit
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
2yrs+

"The Esplanade in the sun!"

On a sunny morning Mooloolaba Esplanade is spectacular with the sun glistening on the sea and fishing boats crossing the horizon. Later in the day there is a real buzz about it with locals and tourists meeting in the many cafes, it’s the perfect place to wander round the shops and art galleries. If the kids are with you there are plenty of free bbqs for a lively lunch with a play area and of course you can bring them to the patrolled beach for a dip in the ocean. Parking can be a difficult to find but if you park a little bit away and make a short walk to the esplanade you shouldn't have a problem.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"Live like you're on a holiday everyday.."

My partner and I moved here almost 5 months ago. The drive up here from Tasmania was amazing. A week before we actually moved up, we came up for 4 days to find a house, have a job interview and what not. It was our first time being here and we fell in love. We chose moving to the Sunshine Coast because they had better structure at the uni for my partner. Mooloolaba makes you feel like you're on a holiday every day. Every one is so friendly. It's a safe little community with so much to do. The night life is great, if its just a couple of quiet drinks with friends, The Lounge Bar in First Ave is the place to go. Mooloolaba Surf Club have great live band, and the same at the Wharf Tavern. The good thing about Mooloolaba is that it is still just a hop, skip and a jump to almost everything. If you have never been to Mooloolaba, seriously you will fall in love the first time you come here.. Just like I did.
Cons
  • Midgies (but you get them near water almost everywhere)
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
2yrs+

"Holiday Everyday"

Fantastic place to work, visit & holiday. The esplanade is one of the best on the east coast with many great cafe's, restaurants and bars to sit back relax, enjoy the view and watch the world go by. Many great dining & shopping options but at peak season (school holidays) it can get busy so plan ahead & be patient when it comes to parking. Although most people head straight for the esplanade there are some great 'not so busy' spots around the area that should be considered. Pnt Cartwright, the lighthouse and la balsa park are great places to visit for a scenic walk, picnic or BBQ. Parkyn PDF is always popular and the seafood at the wharf is second to none, just try to find a quiet spot to enjoy Mooloolaba Bay (great swimming spot for the kids).
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5
2yrs+

"A nice picnic spot"

I ve never lived in sunshine coast, but its been always a success whenever we planned a picnic to this place...Nice beaches, cafes and people. Its a good destination to hang out.
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Moololoba not so crash hot?"

To visit maybe surf or spend day with family or on holiday yes great place to visit. Now living there my experience was a different story and i really did not enjoy it. I just did not get a real connection or good vibe from the place.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Mooloolaba - beaches, cafes, surf and shops."

Mooloolaba is a well known beachside town on the southern end of the Sunshine Coast an hour north of Brisbane. This town attracts many tourists yet is a much loved local area. Mooloolaba has a very beachy, trendy atmosphere with cafes and bistros on the beachfront with golden beaches and great surf. Close to theme parks, major shopping centers and specialty shops there is great accommodation choices for the tourist and although home prices are rising Mooloolaba is still a great place to nest or invest. The friendly atmosphere in the town combined with the closeness to Brisbane and Maroochydore make this a very popular destination.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"The best place to live or visit on holiday."

Mooloolaba is a wonderful place to live and to visit for holidays. The weather lends itself to lots of outdoor living all year round. It has a fantastic surf beach on one side with a river estuary a short walk away. For visitors there is excellent accommodation along the beach with cafes overlooking the ocean. The area is safe and attracts a lot of family holiday makers as it is a little bit more laid back in lifestyle. It is a short drive to many entertainment facilities and only a 45 minute drive up in to the hills that cater for day visitors and where the shops carry a quality range of small giftware.

Local residents are friendly and embrace the fact that they live in such an idyllic situation and encourage visitors to their city. It is a 10 minute drive north or south to shopping centres which cater for all needs.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great to live or visit on holiday."

Mooloolaba is a wonderful place to live and to visit for holidays. The weather lends itself to lots of outdoor living all year round. For visitors there is excellent accommodation along the beach with cafes overlooking the ocean. The area is safe and attracts a lot of family holiday makers as it is a little bit more laid back in lifestyle. It is a short drive to many entertainment facilities and only a 45 minute drive up in to the hills that cater for day visitors and where the shops carry a quality range of small giftware.

Local residents are friendly and embrace the fact that they live in such an idyllic situation and encourage visitors to their city. It is a 10 minute drive north or south to shopping centres which cater for all needs.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great to live or visit on holiday."

Mooloolaba is a wonderful place to live and to visit for holidays. The weather lends itself to lots of outdoor living all year round. For visitors there is excellent accommodation along the beach with cafes overlooking the ocean. The area is safe and attracts a lot of family holiday makers as it is a little bit more laid back in lifestyle. It is a short drive to many entertainment facilities and only a 45 minute drive up in to the hills that cater for day visitors and where the shops carry a quality range of small giftware.

Local residents are friendly and embrace the fact that they live in such an idyllic situation and encourage visitors to their city. It is a 10 minute drive north or south to shopping centres which cater for all needs.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees