Aerial photo of Mooloolaba Queensland

Just Down the Road

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A must-do holiday outing for you and your family. There is plenty to see and do at the Wharf Mooloolaba.  There is a lot jam packed into this little area and well worth the easy stroll down. There is a wide variety of boutique shops, eateries and activities.  There’s bound to be something to capture your interest.  You can grab a coffee or ice cream and stroll along the boardwalk, check out the marina, buy unique gifts and entertain the kids along the way. Come down to the Wharf these school holidays and let the kids enjoy the jumping castle....

Super Deals for November

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We are offering some of the best deals around. This is the best time to get away before the Christmas rush sets in.  The Mooloolaba Surf Club is an easy stroll down the Esplanade and are situated right by the beach. Book one of these deals now and make your stay just a little more special. DEAL 1 - Enjoy a complimentary breakfast for 4 people at Mooloolaba Surf Club when you book a spa apartment for 5 nights or longer. An early morning beach walk is a must do activity when on the Sunshine Coast and to top it...

November on the Sunshine Coast

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We have a few sporting events for you. You will never be short of an event or sporting activity to see during your stay on the Sunshine Coast.  With beautiful sunny days and the weather warming up, November is the perfect time to get out and about. The Gatorade QLD Tri Series welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities to compete in a fun, friendly environment. Round 3 of the Gatorade Triathlon Series will be held on the 14th and 15th of November in Kawana. Access to Kawana Aquatic Centre is off Meridian Street. If you love your Golf you...

Crikey! - Celebrate the extraordinary life of the one and only Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin....

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Crikey! - Celebrate the extraordinary life of the one and only Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. Celebrated each year on 15 November, Steve Irwin Day is an annual international event honouring the life and legacy of the one and only Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. Steve lived to handle wildlife, it was his passion. Whether it was the most deadly snake or the tiniest lizard, Steve couldn’t contain his excitement. His main goal was to make sure others around the world cared for and respected wildlife and the environment as much as he did. He certainly got the message across. Steve changed the...

Let’s go Marketing on the Sunshine Coast

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Explore the magic of the various markets on the Sunshine Coast Local markets offer one of a kind trinkets, tasty food, fresh produce, handmade garments, original artwork, home ware and jewellery. Eumundi markets is the Sunshine Coast’s biggest markets. People from all around the Sunshine Coast and further travel to the destination to explore the unique markets every Wednesday and Saturday. The Eumundi Market is Australia’s biggest and best art, craft and produce market. There is always a huge lineup of talented musicians,street performers and face painters. There are several other excellent markets spread amongst the coast also. Some include;...

Halloween FestEVIL is back!

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Thursday 29 October- Saturday 31 October Who said Halloween is just for kids? Don’t miss the Sunshine Coast’s biggest Halloween adventure for not only children but adults as well. Three nights of absolute terror and scare, Aussie World is holding their very own Halloween FestEVIL. It all starts on Thursday 29 October with an Adults only event, followed by 2 family fun nights on Friday and Saturday from 6PM. Dare to enter the themed mazes, enjoy the live entertainment and prepare to be chilled to the bone. There is a lot of family fun in store for this year’s night...

Experience one of Australia’s Favourite Theme Parks

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Aussie World Theme Park, located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast is the definition of a family fun day. Suitable for the whole family, a trip to Aussie World will guarantee you a good day out. Whether you are seeking thrill, laughter or just a nice time, Aussie World is the right place for you. Enjoy all 30 rides scattered amongst the park, dare to ride the thrilling Red Back or get soaked on the Plunge. Challenge your relatives on the side show alley games, who can aim the best at darts?  Indulge in the carnival food sold within the park,...

Pacific Pearl Returns To Mooloolaba

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We were lucky enough to have the waters off Mooloolaba graced by P&O's Pacific Pearl again yesterday. Their guests were treated to a market on shore and some of the best hospitality in the region by Mooloolaba's local businesses. The weather was sensational and we hope to welcome many of the visitors back when they return for an onshore holiday.

Raffles Mooloolaba Competition Prize Draw

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Here's the prize draw and consolation prize announcement for Raffles Resort Mooloolaba's amazing Facebook promotion! Check out Raffles Mooloolaba on Facebook here:  Video production by Angry Frog Photography  Terms and conditions for the consolation prize code: Available low season only. Travel must be booked by end of September 2015 Travel must be booked on Raffles Mooloolaba website only. Does not apply to phone bookings, or to bookings via third party booking services. Here's the video announcement:

A guide to the Sunshine Coast Markets

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Sunshine Coast in Queensland’s offers a variety of attractions and dazzling natural splendor that you would need at least a week to discover this tropical heaven. The coast boasts of stunning sceneries and magnificent views of the ocean. One the best attributes of Sunshine Coast is its perfect climate. The Sunshine Coast offers you plenty weekend markets. Most of them provide fresh and scrumptious local produce, alongside an array of other products such as handicrafts, clothes, ornaments and many others. If you are planning a holiday at the sunshine coast, it will be a great idea to get an apartment...

5 Adventure activities you must do on the Sunshine Coast

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The Outback – Northern Territory, Tasmania, the Gold Coast…Australia means adventure. And its Sunshine Coast is a beacon to those seeking the adventures of a life-time. The region features five national parks and is located between the Pacific Ocean and Blackall Mountain Range, just one hour away from Brisbane. For all of you nature-lovers and adventure-seekers, we have come up with 5 adventure activities you won’t want to miss when visiting the magnificent Sunshine Coast. Horseback riding in the Mary Valley An Australian adventure would not be complete without a day on horseback. Whether novice or experienced, this adventure is...

Discover the amazing wonder that is Fraser Island

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Fraser Island has been one of Sunshine Coast’s popular attractions since 1992 when Fraser Island was listed as the largest sand island in the world. It ranks as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. It is 123 KM long and 25 KM wide and full of life and various terrains to explore. Lucky guests at Raffles Mooloolaba Apartments can enjoy the complimentary ride to Fraser Island for a day tour of this amazing geological formation. Some prefer to take any of the hiking trails where they can enjoy nature and explore the flora and fauna. The brave...

Go Wild on the Sunshine Coast at Australia Zoo

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Australia Zoo located at Steve Irwin Way Beerwah Queensland, is one of Australia’s most popular tourist parks. Located on the Sunshine Coast, it is just 30 minutes’ drive from Raffles Apartments. The Australian Zoo is the winner of the prestigious Major Tourist Attraction Award, and continues to receive accolades for its achievements. The facility itself sits on 1oo acres of land and houses over 100 different animals. The Australian Zoo is very well known as the home of the much missed wildlife commentator and preservationist Steve Irwin “Crocodile Hunter.” His daughter Bindi and the rest of the family continue the...

7 things to do on a budget Mooloolaba holiday

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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...

Discover the Sunshine Coast Wine Trail

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The buzz about the Sunshine Coast is steadily gaining momentum. The Sunshine Coast Wine Trail is a truly beautiful region of beachside towns where the soil is said to be perfect for grape wine cultivation and viticulture because of its diverse soils rich in nutrients and minerals; associated with volcanic activity, and perfect for all sorts of species of plants. The beachside towns located on the Sunshine Coast are a must- see, and most of the Sunshine Coast Wine Trail Tours navigate through this grouping of geologically unique areas, ranging from; the Queensland government protected environment of Blackall recently declared...

The Sunshine Coast, a Golfer’s paradise

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Rated amongst top touristic destinations in East Australia and best region for golf activities, offering highest standards in accommodation and golfing infrastructure, incorporating marvellous recreational landscapes, that is Sunshine Coast area with its unique diversity and tranquility. It’s a outstanding complex of resorts favourite for rich and famous, offering fine levels of accommodation for the average local and the visitor as well. The most remarkable feature of the Sunshine coast is its consistent summer-like weather, blue skies with casually scattering white clouds and dominating sunlight most of the days. This makes Sunshine Coast perfect for organising golf championships, private playing...

Choosing the ideal Mooloolaba holiday apartments

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The Sunshine Coast is one of Australia’s most popular destinations for both international and national tourists looking for an ideal beachside holiday, as well as local visitors that just want a relaxing weekend away. In terms of the best Sunshine Coast locations, Mooloolaba is highly regarded as one of the favourite places to stay due to it’s idyllic beachside position, as well as it’s close proximately to the Sunshine Coast’s best dining, shopping precincts and attractions. There are over 60 main accommodation venues to choose from when visiting Mooloolaba, ranking from budget backpacker accommodation through to luxurious 5 star penthouse...

Enjoying a day out in Mooloolaba

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Mooloolaba Beach on the Sunshine Coast has long been a favourite destination for holiday makers since the mid 1920’s when the fishing and timber industries began to flourish in the region, and the first allotment of land was sold in 1921. As the population increased holiday cottages and houses started to dot the beachfront, roads soon after were improved, and the area soon became a popular holiday destination for locals, and shortly after visitors from other regions. Turn the clock forward almost 100 years and it is now one of Queensland’s premier holiday destinations, attracting visitors from all over the...

Planning a Sunshine Coast school holidays vacation

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With the School holidays just around the corner again, it’s time to start planning what you’re going to do to keep the kids occupied for a few weeks. A family vacation might be just the thing to keep the kids entertained, as well as have a relaxing time to yourself as well at the same time, and it doesn’t have to cost the earth. Mooloolaba Beach on the Sunshine Coast is one of Queensland’s most popular holiday destinations, especially when it comes to school holidays, and for so many reasons. Firstly, unlike other popular holiday destinations, such as the Gold...

10 picture perfect spots to visit on the Sunshine Coast

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A trip to the beautiful Sunshine Coast can provide memories to last a lifetime and is a great place for any special event like a wedding or honeymoon. This area includes the perfect mixture of beachfront and hinterland towns. While the entire area is great, there are some exceptional areas that are more stunning and should not be missed. Below is a look at the top ten picture perfect spots to visit on the Sunshine Coast. Buderim Falls These beautiful waterfalls are commonly referred to as Serenity Falls. The area includes trails that range from wooden boardwalks to rugged trails....

The Mooloolaba Visitors Guide

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Mooloolaba offers an unforgettable experience. From great accommodations at affordable prices to whale watching cruises and wide variety of activities for the entire family or simply relaxing in gorgeous surroundings, Mooloolaba offers the best of everything for the whole family. Underwater World Get up close and personal with sharks in a shark dive experience at Underwater World. Perhaps you are not so brave and prefer a delightful time with the playful seals. Enjoy a swim and touch them or take in a show featuring the playful seals. The children will enjoy the Ocean Ranger Program. Children will help feed Underwater...

The Mooloolaba dining guide

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Dining in Mooloolaba is an experience in itself. There is a fantastic variety of dining options for families with children, for couples who want to enjoy a lovely romantic dinner or for the person just looking to grab a quick bite while taking a break from visiting all the great attractions. So many dining options available at Mooloolaba! Do not be overwhelmed at all the dining options available while you are on holiday at Mooloolaba. There is a wide variety of dining choices within just a short distance from your accommodations at Raffles Mooloolaba. If your family cannot agree on...

Planning a Family Christmas Holiday at Mooloolaba Beach

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A Christmas Holiday in Mooloolaba is one of the best holiday locations available. Engaging in the wide variety of activities, enjoying the gorgeous surroundings and beautiful resort accommodations are just some of the reasons to come to Mooloolaba on Christmas Holiday. It is an experience guaranteed to be fun for the entire family. Planning your Christmas Holiday at the beach Plan your holiday vacation to the Sunshine Coast well in advance and you will get the best accommodations, best amenities and better access to all the main attractions. Mooloolaba is a very popular Sunshine Coast resort town, with scenic ocean...

Enjoy a whale of a time at Mooloolaba

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The Sunshine Coast’s popular tourist beachside town of Mooloolaba is a prime location for watching the whales as they are resting a bit or playing in the ocean waters while on their annual migration. Enjoy the many opportunities for whale watching at Mooloolaba. The population of the humpback whale is increasing by an average of 10% annually in areas off the coast of Australia, according to the International Whaling Commission (IWC). The increase in the number of whales offers more opportunity for spotting whales off Mooloolaba. Relax and watch the whales in their natural habitat as they journey with their young...

The Caloundra Music Festival is on again.

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Not far down the trail is Kings beach at Caloundra which holds another blockbuster music festival during October.   Four days of fun music and our beautiful coast.

Holiday Ideas

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Definitely the beach – fly a kite, the beach is sandcastle heaven or take a dip! Enjoy the events and festivals around the coast – there’s plenty of free entertainment check out these links . Take bikes, scooters or skateboards and enjoy some energetic sightseeing. Free Children’s Holiday activity at the libraries. Take a picnic, bring the cricket set and your togs, a great day for the family. Cast a line at any of the many favourite fishing spots. Why not make the most of all the playgrounds along the coast, you could go on a discovery playground trail.

Horse Riding on the Beach

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There is so much to see and do within walking distance from Raffles, but if you’re in the mood for a day trip – only a short drive along the coast road  is Noosa North Shore where you can go Horse riding on the Beach with a company called Equathon.    You can enjoy a leisurely ride along the beach for 2 hours which is fantastic we’d highly recommend them. Equathon is led by Olympian Alex Watson. You can experience riding along the beach, through the Noosa Trails and hinterland. You can even stay on a bit longer for an overnight...

Christmas Gift List

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An update for the festive season, still a way off but not too early to start planning something different. I know it is only August.  Already I am trying to organise myself so Christmas is as it should be – a blessing, living in Mooloolaba we like to stay for Christmas ….what more do you want? The beach? A pool? Air conditioning? A fuss free Christmas? Every year there are those who are tricky to buy for. Plus there is the added consciousness of eco-friendly, fairtrade, health-related decisions that factor into modern Christmases.  Children have so much “stuff” already- instead,...

Mooloolaba Restaurants

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From clubs, pubs, restaurants and cafes …. Mooloolaba has a broad range of dining to suit all tastes….and ages. You really are spoiled for choice  here  there’s indian, sushi, pizzas, vegetarian and organic, italian food and more.  Hot pipi’s is always a hit and  of course for a meal right on the water there’s the See Restaurant and Bar.  M@Mooloolaba serves up their  specialty Steak and Seafood and we can’t forget the taste of Mexico at Montezuma’s. There plenty of local bakeries with fresh bread and delicious aussie pies, try the beach bakery or how about the Mooloolaba Beach Cafe,...

Father’s Day Present Ideas from Raffles

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Father’s Day Present Ideas Blokes are the hardest to buy for! Especially Dads. Here’s our list of spectacular ideas for the dads in your life: Surf lesson – group or individual. Therapeutic massage. None of that relaxing stuff – they iron out every knot! Perhaps a whale watching trip – an awesome experience. Hire a boat – fish, explore the estuaries and waterways of the Coast. Charter Boat? Yes – plenty of fishing charters to choose from. Fishing Gear/Boardies/Sunglasses/Thongs – lots of great small businesses in our main street. Dinner, Lunch or Brekkie? Cafes and Restaurants aplenty. Tandem Sky Jump...