The magnificent Mount Coolum greets as you enter the Coolum Region.
Over 208 metres high, the dome shaped Mount Coolum greets you on your way into Coolum, located in Mt Coolum National Park on the southern end of Coolum.
A volcanic rock with a similar feel to the Glasshouse Mountains, the Park is a haven for over 700 identified plant species, including Eucalypt, coastal Wallum, Paperbark, and rare coastal Montane Heath and is home to a nest of Peregrine Falcons.
The walk up Mount Coolum is approximately 800metres and takes around 1-1.5 hours return for people of moderate fitness. We do know of some super fit people who have run up the Mountain in 8 minutes! The walk is short but steep, adventurous and active children will be fine. If this sounds too much for you, the picturesque Mount Emu on the northern side of Coolum has panoramic views, but is a much easier walk.
It is essential to wear good walking shoes, hat and suncream when climbing Mount Coolum and the mornings are the best time when the weather is cool. Don't forget to take plenty of water. Don't forget to join our Mount Coolum Wall of Fame on Facebook!
Mount Coolum is a rock climbers dream. With grades upward of the 23 mark, the rock climbing crags are not for the faint hearted or weak of arms, the east facing rock is where the action is. Find out more about Mt Coolum rock climbing
Coolum is proud to once again host the PGA Golf Tournament at the award winning Hyatt Golf Course and Resort. There are 5 golf courses in the immediate vicinity of Coolum. Mount Coolum is a public golf course just a little further along David Low Way from the Hyatt and is situated off Suncoast Beach Drive. It is a beautiful course with great views and 18 holes will set you back approximately $40. Find out more about our golf clubs.
Mount Coolum itself is located on the southern end of Coolum. Off David Low Way, turn down Tanah Street West, the entrance is on the left hand side and a newly refurbished car park allows easy access.
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