Mount Coolum, Coolum Beach

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Enjoy 360-degree views of the Sunshine Coast from Mount Coolum, a roughly circular volcanic dome rising abruptly from the coastal plain. The dome, largely formed by volcanic rocks over 25 million years old, rises to a 208 meter (682 ft) peak, with steep cliffs on the southern side and a disused quarry occupying the eastern foothills. Climb to the top to observe the area’s impressive botanical diversity, which includes over 700 different species of plants. Keep in mind that this track to the top should not be started after rain or late in the day, as the trail becomes very steep, rough, and dangerously slippery when wet. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Coolum Beach holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Mount Coolum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The Mount Coolum climb isn't quite what it used to be when it started from the other side (some good, some bad) - National Parks have done some amazing work with the new track which is a moderate fitn...  more »
  • Great climb , very steep . Sign at the bottom says 2 hours . Took us 50 minutes up and back . I am relatively fit . Don’t forget your water .  more »
  • A must do if on Sunshine Coast Queensland. Go early. We went half an hr before sunrise and 50 plus people at summit already!. Highlight was how quiet and respectful people were although lost count how...  more »

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