Mooloolaba travel guide

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You're Going to Love Mooloolaba

With a population of 9,502, Mooloolaba is a must-see destination in Queensland, Australia. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 5 days in order to fully appreciate everything Mooloolaba has to offer.

Where to Eat in Mooloolaba

If you’re looking for affordable options, Pier 33 (33-35 Parkyn Parade) and Bella Venezia Restaurant and Bar (95 Mooloolaba Esplanade) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Nouc Cham Restaurant (25 Parkyn Parade 3) and Backlane Bar & Street Food (19 First Ave 7) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Mooloolaba.

When to visit Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba in October
Estimated hotel price
$244
1 night at 3-star hotel
Mooloolaba in October
Estimated hotel price
$244
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Mooloolaba

Plane

When flying to Mooloolaba, you’ll arrive at Maroochydore Sunshine Coast (MCY), which is located 9 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Mooloolaba from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 4h.

Car

Another option to get to Mooloolaba is to pick up a car hire from Brisbane, which is about 88 km from Mooloolaba. You’ll find branches of Bargain Car Rentals and Crazy Clark's Car Rentals, among others, in Brisbane.

Plane

When flying to Mooloolaba, you’ll arrive at Maroochydore Sunshine Coast (MCY), which is located 9 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Mooloolaba from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 4h.

Car

Another option to get to Mooloolaba is to pick up a car hire from Brisbane, which is about 88 km from Mooloolaba. You’ll find branches of Bargain Car Rentals and Crazy Clark's Car Rentals, among others, in Brisbane.

Airports near Mooloolaba

Airlines serving Mooloolaba

Lufthansa
Good (4,680 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
SWISS
Good (945 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,746 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,180 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,445 reviews)
Air France
Good (976 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,602 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,103 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,943 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,364 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,214 reviews)
Finnair
Good (771 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (784 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (928 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (848 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,930 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (437 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (559 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,543 reviews)
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Where to stay in Mooloolaba

Average rates range from around $260 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $721 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Mooloolaba

Hiring a car in Mooloolaba

Expect to pay $1.87 per litre in Mooloolaba (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $22.36 and $29.81. Compact (Hyundai i30 or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Mooloolaba, while also 55% cheaper than other types, on average.

Expect to pay $1.87 per litre in Mooloolaba (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $22.36 and $29.81. Compact (Hyundai i30 or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Mooloolaba, while also 55% cheaper than other types, on average.