Mooloolaba derives from the Aboriginal word mulu, meaning snapper fish, or mulla meaning Red-bellied Black Snake. Originally known as Mooloolah Heads, the name was changed to Mooloolaba by Thomas O’Connor in 1919 when he subdivided land for sale there.
The township of Mooloolaba is bounded on the east by the Coral Sea, on the south by Mooloolah River, the north by Alexandra Headland and to the west Buderim. The coastal strip boasts spectacular beauty and year round tropical climate, making the destination a hot spot for tourists and holiday-makers.
The Esplanade is an iconic zone which faces Mooloolaba beach and includes a host of different dining and entertainment options including SeaLife, formally known as Underwater World located at the Wharf, right through to the Spit with fast food outlets, seafood wholesalers and fine dining restaurants. From anywhere along the Esplanade you are almost certain to be enjoying an amazing view, whether it be overlooking the yachts from The Wharf, out to Point Cartwright from the Spit, or even from the iconic Loo with the View right on Mooloolaba beach. This unusual tourist attraction draws people from all over the globe every year who want to relax and take in the breathtaking beach vista from on top of the public toilet block that sits perched on the beachfront. With views across to Old Woman Island and back to Point Cartwright, this wonderful vantage is a location not to be missed on your trip to Mooloolaba.
As a tourist destination, Mooloolaba continues to grow in popularity year on year, particularly since the cruise ships now regularly anchor outside the port. In fact, Mooloolaba beach itself was recently revealed as one of Trip Advisors ‘Top 25 beaches in Australia’ leaving it as no surprise that Mooloolaba is the top of the list for domestic and foreign tourists wanting to relax and unwind in a truly magnificent location.
If you are considering visiting Mooloolaba, you need to get in touch with us here at Dockside Apartments Mooloolaba. We can arrange the best rates for your Mooloolaba accommodation in our self-contained, two and three bedroom apartments, all within walking distance to the waves! We will also help you plan your adventures and can even arrange transfers and bookings. For accommodation in Mooloolaba look no further – call Michelle and Paul here at Dockside Apartments Mooloolaba for the best rates, 5478 2044.