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Mooloolaba: Seafood Lunch Cruise

1. Mooloolaba: Seafood Lunch Cruise

Depart for your seafood lunch cruise from The Wharf in Mooloolaba. Jump aboard this entertaining 1.5-hour cruise along the river and canals of Mooloolaba, a top destination in Australia! Kick back and relax with table service and entertaining commentary from your guide. Come with an appetite - included on the cruise is a choice of four meals: fish and chips, calamari and chips, fresh Mooloolaba prawns, or a burger and chips. Upgrades and extras will be available on board. Enjoy your delicious meal while sailing by the beautiful sunny coastlines of Mooloolaba. With a fully licensed bar and comfortable booth seating onboard, this is a day out for the whole family to enjoy! 

Sunshine Coast: Mooloolaba River Sunset Cruise

2. Sunshine Coast: Mooloolaba River Sunset Cruise

Unwind into the Mooloolaba evening with a cocktail or two and a selection of the catch of the day while sailing effortlessly through the magical scenery of the Mooloolah Rivers.  The cruise picks you up from Wharf Mooloolaba, and takes you out to the river mouth first to enjoy scenic views right down to the Noosa headland.  Next stop is the local Mooloolaba fish markets to pick up the fresh catch of the day. You’ll then continue on a leisurely cruise through the bottom section of the Mooloolah River, and then through the harbor and canals. The boat is fully licensed so you can purchase wine, beer, cocktails and soft drinks all on board. And if you’d like to eat, A full à la carte menu is offered, using the fresh catch of the day picked up at the market.

Mooloolaba: Canal Cruise with Commentary

3. Mooloolaba: Canal Cruise with Commentary

On departure we cruise past the Wharf complex and Marina towards Mooloolah Island which boasts some of Mooloolaba’s most desirable mansions and award winning homes. We continue on past Minyama Island where you will hear all about its famous residents before entering the Kawana Canal system and learning the history of the canal development. We'll also cruise past Steve Irwin's famous vessel Croc One! It’s then out to the river heads where we turn the boat around to take in the breathtaking views of the coastline from Mooloolaba Beach right up to Noosa Heads, before we head back through the river where we pass the pilot boats, commercial fishing fleet and observe the wild Osprey Eagles’ nest among other things. There is a fully licensed bar onboard offering both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as well as snacks. The 1 hour Mooloolaba Canal Cruise is a must-do during your time on the Sunshine Coast!

Mooloolaba: Sunshine Coast Sunset Canal Cruise

4. Mooloolaba: Sunshine Coast Sunset Canal Cruise

As the setting sun slowly slips behind the majestic Blackall Mountain Range to the west of Mooloolaba you will be cruising comfortably through the waterways onboard the Mooloolaba Canal Cruise. Your Skipper will provide an entertaining commentary while the glass fronted waterside mansions reflect the setting sun as you discover Mooloolaba from the water. We'll see all of the highlights the area has to offer including Steve Irwin's famous vessel Croc One, Mooloolah Island, Minyama Island, the Kawana Canal System as well as La Balsa Park, a local favourite. Then out to the river heads where we turn the boat around to take in the breathtaking views of the coastline from Mooloolaba Beach right up to Noosa Heads. You can take the helm and drive the boat along side our friendly skipper or simply relax with a drink while you cruise in style through the Mooloolaba waterways enjoying the spectacular Mooloolaba sky. One of the best hours you'll spend in Mooloolaba. We have an onboard bar where you can purchase both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy as well as a range of snacks.

Mooloolaba: Whale Watching Cruise

5. Mooloolaba: Whale Watching Cruise

Cruise from Mooloolaba Wharf for the chance to see whales on this boat tour. Hear the song of the whales with the onboard hydrophone. Sail on a fast boat to ensure that you get as much time with the whales as possible.  Embark from Mooloolaba Wharf and enjoy panoramic views of the coast as you head to the whale watching location. Relax in a comfortable seat with a high back. Feel the power of the engine as you speed to your destination.  Listen to commentary from you skipper to learn about these mysterious creatures. Watch as the whales breach, slap the water with their massive tails, and perform spy hops and peduncle throws.

Sunshine Coast: SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Entry Ticket

6. Sunshine Coast: SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Entry Ticket

Take part in animal conservation activities on Australia’s Sunshine Coast Aquarium with access to the SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast in Mooloolaba, approximately 1-hour from Brisbane. Learn about projects to protect the local environment, discover the unique wildlife of the billabongs and more. Then, come face to face with seals, otters, and even sharks! General admission will get you up-close to many of the creatures that live beneath the sea and show you more about their fragile ecosystems. Discover what animals inhabit the surrounding waters of Queensland and what measures are being taken to protect them. Be entranced by the delicate movement of seahorses in the Seahorse Sanctuary. Touch an array of sea stars and sea cucumbers in the Tidal Touchpool. Explore the coral gardens, clown fish, and sea anemones of the Pacific Reef. Go to the brand new Coastal Wreck zone, and learn about the many species that inhabit the coral reefs of Australia. Learn about the unique wildlife of the billabongs, including freshwater sawfish, barramundi, and pacu fish (a cousin of the piranha). Marvel at creatures whose ancestors have been in the world for more than 650 million years in Jellyfish Kingdom, come up close to fierce-looking moray eels, and much more.

From Sunshine Coast: Australia Zoo Entry Ticket and Transfer

7. From Sunshine Coast: Australia Zoo Entry Ticket and Transfer

Book a ticket to the Australia zoo and enjoy a convenient round-trip transfer from the Sunshine Coast. Admire the zoo's collection of exotic animals at your own pace. Get picked up from your hotel on the Sunshine Coast and relax in an air-conditioned vehicle on your way to the zoo. Arrive at Australia Zoo and begin exploring. You'll have approximately 6 hours, heaps of time to enjoy the most extensive zoo in Australia. Explore at your own pace and watch daily animal shows, including saltwater crocodiles and more. Don't miss the Wildlife Warriors show at 1.00PM. Get dropped off back at your hotel at the end of the day.

Sunset Tours with Live Music

8. Sunset Tours with Live Music

Departing the Wharf Mooloolaba at 4pm every weekend you'll enjoy a 2 hour cruise aboard our Heritage-Listed vessel. Order from our vast drinks menu and try a native-infused cocktail. Enjoy our tailor made, individual grazing boxes and listen to one of our many talented artists we feature every weekend. This Sunset Tour with Live Music is perfect for a date night, a group of friends or family to truly enjoy Mooloolaba from the water. Relaxing, romantic and memorable. Book now to avoid missing out - these sell out regularly!

Noosa: Tandem Skydive from 15,000 Feet

9. Noosa: Tandem Skydive from 15,000 Feet

Benefit from a 10-minute instruction and training session before you head for the sky above the Sunshine Coast. Then, jump out of the aircraft attached to your experienced instructor. Dive back down to earth at speeds of up to 200 kph. See stunning beaches and ocean views as you free fall from up to 15,000 feet into one of Australia’s favourite tourism destinations. After you experience freefall, your instructor will pull the chute and you will soar serenely for up to 7 minutes taking in the views. If you are feeling brave, take control and steer the parachute before landing safely back on soft Coolum beach.

Sunshine Coast & Noosa Bus Transfer to Eumundi Markets

10. Sunshine Coast & Noosa Bus Transfer to Eumundi Markets

Sunshine Coast and Noosa Eumundi Markets Return Transfer. 3-Hours free-time at the Markets. When considering a visit to the vibrant Eumundi Markets, think of immersing yourself in a kaleidoscope of culture, craftsmanship, and culinary delights that embody the spirit of Australia's Sunshine Coast and Noosa. Coast to Hinterland Tours offers a return bus transfer service from the Sunshine Coast and Noosa that not only eases your journey to this bustling marketplace but also enriches your experience with convenience and comfort. The Eumundi Markets, known for their strict "make it, bake it, sew it, grow it" policy, offer an authentic marketplace atmosphere unparalleled in Australia. Imagine wandering through stalls overflowing with the finest artisanal products, from handcrafted jewellery, bespoke artworks, and tailor-made garments to the freshest local produce, gourmet foods, and delectable street eats. This bus transfer service is designed to enhance your visit to this iconic market. From the moment you step aboard our comfortable, air-conditioned bus, you can relax and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Sunshine Coast, knowing all logistical details are handled. With direct pick-up from coastal accommodations, we ensure your day starts smoothly. As you explore the Eumundi Markets, you'll be enveloped in a sense of community and creativity. Live music and street performances add to the lively ambience, making every visit a unique experience. Our service gives you ample time to soak in the atmosphere, engage with local artisans, sample the culinary delights, and discover the stories behind the creations. This tour is not just about shopping; it's an opportunity to experience the heartbeat of the Sunshine Coast, connect with its culture, and create memories that last a lifetime. With our return bus transfer, you're not just a visitor; you're a part of the vibrant tapestry that makes the Eumundi Markets a must-visit destination for locals and travellers alike. To ensure your spot on this enriching journey to the heart of Sunshine Coast's creativity and community, book your seat with Coast to Hinterland Tours. Let us take the wheel, as you dive into the wonders of the Eumundi Markets, a place where every visit promises new discoveries and delights.

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Magnificent Day, Magnificent Seafood Plater, Magnificent Staff, Bri & her Captain Were outstanding, the best way to celebrate St Patrick Day with friends, Colleen who is 93 and her hubby Peter.Both we’re blown away with the attention from Bri who looked after us, Thankyou for another outstanding luncheon cruise , the only way to spend Sunday

was one off the best nights I had on my stay in mooloobala I would highly recommend it value for money and the best fish&chips I've had . the couple who run the event are so friendly and made the experience a fabulous memorable one that will stay with .e forever.

What a wonderful way to enjoy a yummylicious lunch. Darren is such an interesting person, the cruise was so good. Worth every cent. Thanks to Darren n Bree, great job to keep us entertained. Loved every moment of this cruise. So glad we made it. Highly recommend.

Had the best afternnoon doing this sunset cruise. The cocktails were on point, snacks were the perfect amount and yum and the entertainment were the sweeetest duo. My husband and I absolutely loved it.

a terrific day, so easy and perfectly run. a credit to Sandy and the Skipper. We will be back.