Locality Guide

LOCATION DESCRIPTION

Coolum Beach is approximately 120 km’s (1.5 hours’ drive) north of Brisbane.  Located on the Sunshine Coast in between Maroochydore and Noosa Heads.

In 1823, the first Europeans to pass through Coolum were castaways and shipwrecked sailors. The first land selection in Coolum was made in 1871 by Grainger Ward - a pastoral lease of 255 hectares.

 

VISITORS INFORMATION CENTRE

Address: David Low Way, Coolum Beach (Tickle Park)
Phone: (07) 5459 9050
Hours of Operation 8.30am – 4.30pm
Website: http://www.queensland.com/en-ie/information/coolum-visitor-information-centre

 

ATTRACTIONS

Mount Coolum National Park
Mt Coolum National Park provides a 1.6 km bush walk up the mountain to 360 degree views of the coast. The track was upgraded in 2012 to improve safety and accessibility.
Website: https://www.npsr.qld.gov.au/parks/mount-coolum/index.html
 
Aqua Park Coolum
Blast Aqua Park Coolum is located on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia – at 60 Junction Drive, Coolum Beach.  The park covers a huge area, roughly 100 meters by 70 meters, and boast a wide array of inflatable fun items for everyone’s enjoyment, suitable for ages from 6 all the way up to the elderly.
Website: https://aquaparkcoolum.com.au/
 
The Ginger Factory - Yandina
The Ginger Factory has been around for 40 years and is still going strong. Occupying a nine-hectare site at Yandina, on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, it is the world's largest operating ginger factory within a themed tourist attraction that promotes ginger and associated products.
Website: http://www.gingerfactory.com.au/
 
Australia Zoo – Beerwah
Located an hour north of Brisbane is the Australia Zoo. Steve & Terri Irwin’s vision has always been to make Australia Zoo the biggest and best wildlife conservation facility in the entire world, and there is no other zoo like Australia Zoo.
Website: http://www.australiazoo.com.au/

 

FACILITIES

Sunshine Plaza
Address: 154-164 Horton Parade, Maroochydore QLD 4558
Phone: (07) 5443 4133
Website: http://www.sunshineplaza.com/
Trading Hours:
Monday           9am – 5.30pm
Tuesday           9am – 5.30pm
Wednesday     9am – 5.30pm
Thursday         9am – 9pm
Friday              9am – 5.30pm
Saturday          9am – 5.30pm
Sunday            10.30am – 4pm
 
Noosa Civic
Address: 28 Eenie Creek Road, Noosaville QLD 4566
Phone: (07) 5440 7900
Website: http://www.noosacivicshopping.com.au/
Trading Hours:
Monday           9am – 5.30pm
Tuesday           9am – 5.30pm
Wednesday     9am – 5.30pm
Thursday         9am – 7pm
Friday              9am – 5.30pm
Saturday          9am – 5pm
Sunday            10am – 4pm

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Translink service the Sunshine Coast region. Information including timetables is available at https://translink.com.au/  

 

HOSPITALS

Nambour Hospital
Address: Hospital Road, Nambour QLD 4560
Phone: (07) 5470 6600
Website: http://www.myhospitals.gov.au/hospital/310000049/nambour-general-hospital

Noosa Hospital
Address: 111 Goodchap Street, Noosaville QLD 4566
Phone: (07) 5455 9200
Website: http://www.noosahospital.com.au/
 
Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Address: Doherty Street, Birtinya QLD 4575
Phone: (07) 5470 6600
Website: https://www.health.qld.gov.au/scuhospital

 

EDUCATION

Coolum Beach State School
Address: School Road, Coolum Beach QLD 4573
Phone: (07) 5471 9300
Website: https://coolumss.eq.edu.au/Pages/default.aspx
 
Coolum Beach State High School
Address: Havana Road East, Coolum Beach QLD 4573
Phone: (07) 5471 5333
Website: https://coolumshs.eq.edu.au/Pages/default.aspx

St Andrews Anglican College
Prep – Year 12
Address: 40 Peregian Springs Drive, Peregian Springs QLD 4573
Phone: (07) 5471 5555
Website: http://www.saac.qld.edu.au/

 

CHILDCARE

Kids Plus Coolum
Address: 37 School Road, Coolum Beach QLD 4573
Phone: (07) 5471 6477
Website: http://kidsplus.com.au/
 
C & K Coolum Beach
Address: 30 Perry Street, Coolum Beach
Phone: (07) 5446 3499
Website: http://www.candk.asn.au/coolum
 
Big Day Out Peregian Springs
Address: 6 Kauri Crescent, Peregian Springs QLD 4573
Phone: (07) 5448 1308
Website: http://bigdayout.net.au/childcare/

 

SPORT

The sporting fields are located on David Low Way at the northern end of Coolum Beach.
The centre includes, soccer fields, football fields, tennis courts, swimming pool and netball courts.
 

 

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