7 things to do on a budget Mooloolaba holiday

Everyone deserves a relaxing holiday, even those with tight budgets. Choosing Raffles Mooloolaba Resort puts you in the centre of the action, with everything within comfortable walking distance. Here are a few fun activities that won’t break the bank.

Mooloolaba Beach

The beautiful white sands and crystal blue waters of Mooloolaba Beach are a short walk away from our resort. A perfect place for the whole family, the beach offers opportunities to relax or to enjoy some excitement. Soak in the sun and splash in the water or learn how to surf. Take a break from the ocean and have a picnic in one of the many designated areas.

Underwater World Sea Life

The Underwater World Sea Life aquarium provides much to see at an affordable price. The Tidal Touchpool encourages you to roll up your sleeves and touch sea stars, sea urchins, and sea cucumbers. Ocean Walkthrough Zones put you under water without getting wet. Witness coloured fish in Coral Cove or come face to face with a shark in Shark Shipwreck. Presentations occur throughout the day in designated areas.

Explore the Esplanade

A favorite for many holiday goers, the Esplanade offers a wide array of shops, restaurants, and galleries. The walk is pleasant and tree-lined, perfect for a stroll through unique and wonderful sights. Between the restaurants and cafes, there is an eatery fit for every budget with spectacular views of Mooloolaba Beach.

Eat at The Spit

Not too far from the beach, the Parkyn Parade wholesale seafood shops are a feast for the eyes and mouth. Taste oysters, fish, and prawns fresh from the day’s catch, prepared in a variety of ways. Try fresh sushi or the classic fish & chips. Each shop is different, giving you plenty of ways to satisfy cravings.

Scenic Stroll Along the Foreshore

A 20 minute walk through the parklands and beach offer plenty of lovely shots for the photography enthusiast. Stroll from Mooloolaba Esplanade to Mooloolaba Rock on a waterfront pathway and point your camera at the natural beauty you’ll discover on the way to Mooloolah River.

Kayak the Mooloolah River

Bring your kayak gear to Mooloolah River National Park and paddle up river. View the eucalyptus woodlands and keep an eye out for beautiful birds such as the rainbow bee-eaters or wompoo pigeons. Float by the banks and discover a colourful array of flora.

Watch the Sunset

Witness the sky transform into breathtaking colours of gold and red from the beach or from a catamaran on a sunset cruise. Wherever you stand, look to the Glasshouse Mountains to watch the sun drop behind them. Open a bottle of wine and pair it with this undeniably romantic atmosphere.