Tourism Caloundra welcomes Adventure attractions
Australia Zoo on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is nestled on over 100 acres of natural Australian bushland, and is home to 1,200 native and exotic animals.
Check out giraffe, rhinos, cheetah and zebras on the African Savannah, plus Sumatran Tigers, Bengal Tigers and red pandas in South-East Asia. And be sure to visit the newly opened Bindi’s Island, where guests can get up close with ring-tailed lemurs, giant Aldabran Tortoises and colourful macaws!
Grab a good seat for the midday Wildlife Warriors show, where you can catch all the slithering, swooping, jaw-snapping action of our snakes, birds and crocs LIVE in the Crocoseum.
You can also learn heaps about our amazing animals by booking in for one of our animal encounters or checking out the other daily shows on offer. And don’t forget to say hello to all the roving wildlife around the zoo too!
Visit us at Australia Zoo to experience Australia’s ultimate wildlife adventure and conservation destination.
Kayak Noosa makes it easy for you to experience the wonders of kayak paddling by offering people of all capabilities a selection of guided tours, sea kayak instruction, fitness and group kayaking programs including freedom kayak hire and retail sales.
Join one of our guided kayak adventures and experience the thrill of river and ocean paddling and kayak sailing in the amazingly beautiful Noosa region. Our tours range from a relaxing two hour Sunset Session, a half day Ocean and River Adventure through to our Dolphin Adventure where you can experience kayak surfing, snorkel the pristine waters off Noosa National Park and sail your kayak across Laguna Bay.
Join us on a Sea Kayaking Adventure Tour around the magnificent volcanic Noosa National Park and or Riverways! No Experience Required, as you paddle in our brand new safe 1 or 2 person super fast Cabo Ocean Kayaks. See everything Noosa has to offer from a very beautiful and peaceful ocean perspective.
Just one hour north of Brisbane, Mooloolaba is the ultimate destination on the Sunshine Coast.
Centrally located on the Sunshine Coast the Adventure Centre at The Wharf Mooloolaba is the base and departure hub for all water sport activities and adventure. Take a stroll through this boardwalk village next to Under Water World and choose from Jet skiing, whale watching, kayak tours, lunch cruises, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, hire a bike or just hire a boat to fish or explore the canals.
The Magic Mountain dive site is located on the Outer Gneerings Reef on the Sunshine Coast. Magic Mountain is a large group of rocky outcrops from a sandy ocean floor with numerous gullies, ravines, bommies, swim-throughs and pinnacles which house soft and hard coral colonies. Resident fish include morwong, wrasse leatherjackets, baitfish, bullseyes, catfish, butterfly and angels. Numerous urchins, sea whips, nudibranchs, hydroids, anemones, feather and brittle stars, crabs, crayfish, sponges, tropical fish, wobbygongs and the occasional estuarine cod.
Coastal Cruises Mooloolaba's Seafood Lunch Signature Cruise picks you up from the Wharf Mooloolaba, takes you out to the river mouth first to enjoy sensational, scenic views right down to Noosa the headland. Stop next at the local Mooloolaba fish markets to pick up your lunch and then continue on a nice leisurely cruise down through the bottom section of the Mooloolah River, Harbour and Canals. Your lunch ticket gives you a choice of one of four inclusive meals: Fresh Mooloolaba prawns Calamari and chips Fresh Fish of the day Bacon Egg and Cheese Burger Optional extras available onboard include oysters, crayfish, scallops and much more. Beverages are available from the onboard bar throughout the cruise. The 90 minute cruise also includes a light 25 minute commentary before lunch is served. The 35 foot European style vessel is easy to access for young and old, is fully enclosed with prime waterfront viewing from almost everywhere in the vessel. The interior has been recently refurbished has comfortable booth seating, bar facilities and brand new amenities.
Jew Shoal is a large reef complex of ridges, canyons, bommies, and a solitary 11 metre pinnacle. The Caves has rugged rocky outcrops and swimthroughs; the gutters are covered in colourful hard and soft corals, and reef fish including angelfish, butterflyfish, surgeonfish, globefish, rabbitfish, soapfish, morwong, sweetlip and bream. The coral gardens has an array of invertebrates - sea stars, feather stars, shrimps, hermit crabs, urchins, brittle stars, cowries and over 100 varieties of nudibranchs.
The Ex HMAS Brisbane nicknamed "The Steel Cat", is a Royal Australian Navy destroyer that served in the Vietnam and Gulf Wars. Sunk in July 2005, the 133 metre long ex-warship is sitting upright on her keel, buried in sand at 27 metres off the coast of Mooloolaba. The decks sit in 15 metres with the ship's funnel three metres below the surface - open water divers can explore the top structure. Suitably qualified divers can enter many compartments including the kitchen, engine room and boiler room. The site is a conservation park, the Ex HMAS Brisbane Conservation Park, and managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.
Mudjimba (Old Woman) Island is on the Sunshine Coast just off from Mooloolaba. Snorkellers can enjoy the coral gardens off Mudjimba Island which start at just 2 metres depth. Extensive fields of hard and soft coral with plenty of gullies, ledges, bommies and small drop offs can be experienced. An amazing variety of nudibranch species and invertebrate - great for the macro photographer. On every dive see butterflyfish, lionfish, moray eels, wrasse, angelfish, morwong, surgeonfish, damsels, pufferfish and gobies.
Set over 6,107 metres of easy walking, Noosa Golf Club is the pioneer of golf in the Noosa area. Accessible in every way, Noosa welcomes all standards of players. Enjoy the tranquillity of the natural bush setting with an abundance of wildlife and interesting flora. Established in 1937, the course has continued to improve and impress, and is now considered to be one of the best club courses on the Sunshine Coast. The lush sub-tropical surroundings compliment the contemporary open air fully licensed Clubhouse and the views across the fairways and lakes from the Members lounge deck and Bistro make it an ideal place to enjoy a long lunch or dinner. It boasts one of Queensland's best pro shops, with hire clubs, buggies, motorised carts and a comprehensive range of clubs apparel and accessories. Noosa Golf Club welcomes you to the home of Noosa golf.
The Cooloola Coast is part of the Great Sandy Strait, which is an internationally important wetland. It is an area of tidal swamps and intertidal sand and mud flats. The vegetation includes beds of seagrass, mangrove forests and saltmarsh wetlands. The Great Sandy Strait supports 38 species of shorebirds including 18 migratory species. The area is also used by other threatened species such as turtles and dugongs. The Cooloola Coast is a perfect place for shorebirds. At low tide there are extensive sand banks where the birds can search for food and at high tide there are secluded places where they can roost and rest without disturbance.
Tin Can Bay is known throughout Australia as one of the most charming villages on the SE Queensland coast; our Foreshore continuing to gather praise for it's wealth of natural beauty.
Located within Queensland’s Great Sandy Straits, it is also part of a Ramsar Wetland of international importance.
Whether bicycle riding, jogging, or just casually strolling, follow the signage along the 4 km stretch of the easily accessible “Tin Can Bay Foreshore Bird Walk”, you will soon discover that Tin Can Bay is home to a truly wonderful variety of birds.
With a list 143 species already sighted, our Foreshore is gaining a “reputation” as a great place to bird watch, providing a range of habitats for an excellent birding experience.
Visit our Website www.birdingcooloola.org.au for more information on the Diverse range of Habitats & Bird Species to be found in Cooloola.
Masked Lapwing (Acknowledgement to Amelia Nielsen - COOLOOLA NATURE)
Red-backed Fairy-wren (Male) (Acknowledgement to Amelia Nielsen - COOLOOLA NATURE)
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet (Acknowledgement to Amelia Nielsen - COOLOOLA NATURE)
Scarlet Honeyeater (Male) (Acknowledgement to Amelia Nielsen - COOLOOLA NATURE)
Striated Heron (Acknowledgement to Amelia Nielsen - COOLOOLA NATURE)
White-cheeked Honeyeater (Acknowledgement to Amelia Nielsen - COOLOOLA NATURE)
Bar-tailed Godwit (Acknowledgement to Amelia Nielsen - COOLOOLA NATURE)
Buff-banded Rail (Acknowledgement to Amelia Nielsen - COOLOOLA NATURE)
Dollarbird (Acknowledgement to Amelia Nielsen - COOLOOLA NATURE)
Eastern Curlew (Acknowledgement to Amelia Nielsen - COOLOOLA NATURE)
Eastern Yellow Robin (Acknowledgement to Amelia Nielsen - COOLOOLA NATURE)
Great Knot (Acknowledgement to Amelia Nielsen - COOLOOLA NATURE)
We are a local family business based in Mooloolaba on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, which delivers outstanding marine and adventure experiences. Our company focus is purely aimed at ensuring the best possible experience is delivered in all aspects to our customers.