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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  • I did this walk today and I’m a PT and found it quite challenging but great at the same time. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to get some serious exercise and challenge their fitness.  more »
  • This is quite a short hike, but not easy on the knees. Well paved and plenty of trees for most of the path. There are a lot and I mean a lot of stairs so make sure you consider this before starting. I...  more »
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