I am on a weekend break with two friends at the lovely Moololaba Beach in Queensland. Mooloolaba is a popular destination because it is easily accessible, located on the Sunshine Coast, approximately 90km north of Brisbane. Mooloolaba, like much of Queensland has an excellent year round climate, during winter averaging 25 degrees.
Mooloolaba is a great destination for couples, families and groups of friends alike as there is something for everyone.
Since arriving on Friday night, I have made the most of the relaxed atmosphere and the chance to enjoy the eateries and walk the beach strip in the glorious Queensland sunshine. Today is my final chance to walk the beach before I have to return to Brisbane later today and back home to Melbourne on Monday morning.
The standard checkout time for most hotels and apartments is 10:00 am. This also includes vacating the carpark that our rental car occupies in the basement of the Landmark Resort. The easy solution is to load up the car and move it to a 4 hour public car park space at the marina area which is only a short walk away from the Landmark Resort and Mooloolaba Beach… sorted.
We make our way back to the Mooloolaba Beach and the starting point for our final walk along this glorious beach on what is another glorious Queensland day.
To walk the full length of the Mooloolaba Beach takes us about 45 minutes… well its not a race after all!
There are lots of families and couples, groups and singles all doing their own thing and enjoying the perfect conditions.
I need to get as much sun and beach as I can because I know what miserable winter weather awaits me back at home in Melbourne.
We finally reach the marina inlet end of the beach.
We follow the walking track which runs behind the beach.
This track also provides beautiful views back to the beach.
This track leads us to the marina area where there are several fish and chip shops. We pick a fish and chip shop and order some freshly caught and freshly cooked fish and chips.
With our fish and chip packs in hand we again gravitate to the banks of the Mooloolaba Beach to eat. We find a shady spot on an embankment where there are thankfully no flies or seagulls to compete with for our fish and chips.
Returning to the Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) the sign reminds us it is 23 degrees today. Twenty Three glorious degrees…. this is fabulous but sadly, having returned to the SLSC, I have run out of sandy beach and have to now leave behind the beautiful blue water of the Mooloolaba Beach.
To make up for our disappointment of leaving the beach, we head for the cafes and shops of the Mooloolaba esplanade for one final coffee and cake (just for good measure). We then need to think about starting our journey home to Brisbane.
We set off for home, well Brisbane anyway, with an estimated travel time 1.5 hours. Our weekend at Mooloolaba Beach is officially OVER!
It has been a fantastic weekend break. I can thoroughly recommend Mooloolaba, whether you live in Brisbane and take the short drive or fly from interstate, it makes an excellent winter break destination.
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For previous Mooloolaba Beach post see Mooloolaba Beach Queensland beautiful one day perfect the next