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Frequently Asked Questions

Local Questions

How far is the closest patrolled beach?
Approx 100 metres, often directly opposite the building. Coolum beach stretches for miles & your guaranteed to find a nice quiet spot!

 

Can you hire Bikes?
Yes, there is a bike hire in Coolum.

 

What’s it like during the winter months?
Winter on the Sunshine Coast is a pleasant and a popular time of the year. We get many visitors from South Australia & New Zealand wanting to escape the cold climate. We average approx 20 ~22 degrees during the day time. Ideal for walks along the beach & through the national parks!

 

Is there a Fish & Chip shop?
Yes it’s just a few minutes walk along the Esplanade along with several other takeaway options.

 

Can we hire surf boards?
Yes the local surf shops have a range of boards to choose from.

 

Can we hire wheelchairs?
We have a number of companies who will hire & deliver wheelchairs.

 

Does anywhere do Surf lessons?
Coolum has two operators who can provide lessons to all age groups.

 

How far is the Surf club?
Approx 100 metres, directly overlooking Coolum beach, and just a short walk from your Coolum Beach holiday accommodation.

 

Where do you recommend we eat in Coolum?
On site Restaurant provides Indian cuisine which is good value for money. The Bowls club also provides quality food & have special offers running through the week. There are lots of different choices of eating out venues in Coolum, including the award winning “Harvest restaurant” on the Esplanade.

 

Is there a Skateboard Park in Coolum?
Yes its approx 200mts from Clubb Coolum & adjacent the beach.

 

Is there a Supermarkets in Coolum?
There are two supermarkets in Coolum Woolworths & Coles, both are only a few minutes drive or Coles is a 10min walk down the esplanade.

 

Things to See and Do

How far is Australia Zoo?
Approx 35 mins, they provide a bus collection service if you don’t have your own transport. This costs approx $5.00 per person return journey. Booking can be arranged through reception.

 

Is there any Ferry & Canal Cruises nearby?
Yes, at Noosa, Maroochydore and Mooloolaba, all about 20 minutes away and there offer many different options, day/ night dining etc…

 

How far to the Ginger Factory?
Approx 20 minute drive to Yandina.

 

Are there Library Facilities in Coolum?
Yes, just a few minutes walk along the main esplanade.

 

Where are the best Markets?
Eumundi markets are on every Wednesday / Saturdays & are the most popular. There are also markets in Caloundra, Cotton Tree, Peregian Beach & Noosa- Tewantin Marina.

 

Where are the nearest Movie Theatres?
Noosa Junction & Maroochydore Plaza approx 20 minute drive.

 

Where is the nearest indoor Shopping Centre?
Noosa Civic & Maroochydore Sunshine Plaza are both approx 20 minute drive.

 

Where do you recommend we eat in Coolum?
On site Restaurant provides Thai cuisine which is good value for money. The Bowls club also provides quality food & have special offers running through the week. There are lots of different choices of eating out venues in Coolum, including the award-winning “Harvest restaurant” on the Esplanade

 

Where is Underwater World?
It’s located at Mooloolaba wharf, which is approx 25 minute drive.

 

Local Tours

What tours can you recommend to Fraser Island?
There are several tour companies that pick you up at Clubb Coolum and return you at the end of the day. You can choose between a four wheel drive smaller group or a four wheel drive coach and a larger group. We have all the brochures at reception and are happy to organise them for you.

 

What’s Montville & Maleny like?
They are quaint little traditional towns in the hinterland with magnificent views, little specialty shops. You can drive yourself, taking about 40 minutes or there are half day tours that can take you combining Eumundi Markets.

 

Can we go Whale Watching
This is available during July ~ Sept and you can book this through our tours desk. You can either choose to whale watch at Mooloolaba or the more sheltered Hervey Bay. Guests do enjoy viewing the whales from their balcony’s here at Clubb Coolum during the whale season.

 

Transportation

Can we hire a car through you?
We can arrange your car hire through local companies and shop around to get the best deal for our guests. Please ask us to get the best quotes for you.

 

Do you arrange Airport transport – door to door?
We can arrange airport transfers. Col’s airport shuttle transfer and Sun-Air Bus Transfer are the two main companies we use to transfer guests to Brisbane airport. Henry’s airport transfer picks up at the Sunshine Coast Airport. For larger groups it is a cheaper option to hire your own private transfer car.

 

How long does it take to get to Brisbane Airport?
It takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes, presuming no hold ups with traffic.

 

Can I get the train to Brisbane?
You can get the train to Brisbane from Nambour train station approx 20 minute drive.

 

Sporting Activities

Where is good fishing?
People do fish on the beach in Coolum, also Noosa, Maroochydore & Mooloolaba are popular for fishing. Also there are a number of fishing charters around the coast all within a short drive.

 

Where can you hire a boat?
You can hire boats at Noosa and Maroochydore Rivers.

 

Can you charter Boats for reef fishing?
Yes, you can go out from Mooloolaba or Noosa.

 

We are keen walkers are there any pleasant walks we can go on?
Yes, there are so many wonderful coastal and hinterland walks around. You can walk for miles down Coolum Beach to Peregian Beach, up to the look out point on the boardwalk towards Point Perry and Point Arkwright. You can also walk up to Mount Coolum and enjoy the spectacular views from there. We also have walking guide brochures to explain in more detail the best walking tracks around.

 

Which golf clubs are in the area?
The Hyatt Regency golf club is only a few minutes drive away, then Twin Waters golf club, Noosa Springs, Peregian Springs, Mount Coolum Golf club, Headlands, Noosa-Tewantin and Pelican waters. They are all highly rated golf clubs and we can arrange a special price for our guests, if you enquire at reception.

 

We also arrange golf stay and play packages, check with reception what deals we have!

 

Is there any horse riding in the area?
There are several horse riding treks. A popular one is on Noosa north shore, bush and beach, and there is also one at Mooloolah Valley. We have the brochures available at reception.

 

Where can we go tandem skydiving?
At Stummer’s Creek end of Coolum Beach enjoy the spectacular views of the coast line as you experience the thrill of sky diving!

 

Where is the nearest ten pin bowling?
Noosa and Alexandra Headland, which is a short drive from your Coolum holiday accommodation.

 

Where can we go wakeboarding?
You can go wake boarding at the Sun-coast ski cable park approx 10-15 minutes away.

 

Where is the closest motocross track?
It is situated just outside Coolum Beach, only 5 minutes drive and they hold several championship events throughout the year.

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