Mooloolaba is one place where beach holiday dreams come true. Everything you could possibly desire in a beach vacation is right at your fingertips – beach holiday bliss guaranteed! Shop and dine along Mooloolaba’s glamorous beachfront esplanade full of outdoor cafes, juice bars, alfresco restaurants, and fashion boutiques. 

Located at the junction or River Esplenade and Parkyn Parade, Nautlilus Mooloolaba is also the closest hotel to Sea Life Aquarium. That is part of the popular Wharf Precinct, which is opposite our hotel. It is also very central to everything the Sunshine Coast has to offer.

Our Region

Wednesdays & Saturdays Eumundi Markets

Step into an ever-evolving collaboration of talented locals seeking to share their gifts with the world. The Original Eumundi Markets is the biggest and the best art and craft market in Australia.

Meet the talented hands behind handcrafted furniture, homewares, artworks, ceramics, cutting-edge fashion and jewellery, and chat to the farmers and bakers selling fresh produce and gourmet delights.

When you need a shopping break, rejuvenate with a massage, have your palm read or lose yourself in the stellar line-up of musicians and street performers. It’s an experience like no other.

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Only a 14 minute drive away is one of Australia’s favourite theme parks. A place where you will experience thrilling rides and attractions. A great day out for all ages.

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Australia Zoo, only a 25-minute drive of Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast, was made famous by the Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. The 105-acre zoo is the most interactive conservation destination on the planet where you can get up close to animals including koalas, wombats, and kangaroos! Watch a saltwater crocodile strike from the water’s edge in the daily Wildlife Warriors show, and explore the world’s busiest Wildlife Hospital, where you can watch vets saving endangered Australian animals.

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Watch the sunrise or the sunset on Mooloolaba’s costal walkway. A relaxed 20-minute walk from the Surf Club to Alexandra Headland has some breathtaking views and if you are lucky enough you might even spot whales playing on the horizon. Alternatively head the other way and take a look at where the ocean and Mooloolaba River meet.

An array of deep sea fishing charters are on offer in the region with the option to catch some crabs and see many different fish species. On a lot of the charters you will get the delight of watching whales play in the horizon.

A half hour drive away is the spectacular Hinterland which is occupied by unspoilt Gondwana Rainforest, remarkable waterfalls, and dainty villages with artisan galleries, antique and boutique stores. View the spectacular geology of the Glass House Mountains. Being the perfect destination for those enthused by hiking, birdwatching, wine tasting, Hinterland has it all.

Featured as one of TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Beaches list, two years consecutively. Golden sands, clear waters and gentle beach break. Have a swim and then stroll up to the Esplanade’s vibrant restaurant strip for lunch. We offer the perfect holiday apartments in Mooloolaba for main beach access. For those looking for accommodation on Parkyn Parade, we are also an excellent choice.



You will find prawns on every menu in Mooloolaba. Parkyn Parade Seafood Precinct is your source for the freshest seafood on the Sunshine Coast. Get your prawns and dine alfresco on Mooloolaba’s golden sand beach as you watch the sunset.

If you would like to book accommodation on Parkyn Parade, We are at the junction where it meets River Esplanade. So convenient! 


Take a cruise on the canal and spot the multi-million dollar homes and super yachts as you take in the live commentary from the informative skipper. Interact with the wildlife by feeding the pelicans and wild fish.

Located across the road in the wharf precinct, this an experience for all ages with an array of themed zones. Enjoy viewing the Underwater World as sharks, reef fish and rays swim right over your head in the Ocean Tunnel. Roll up your sleeves and touch a selection of marine life in the Tidal Touchpool, view something ‘fishy’ at Seal Island show. Watch a 3D Octonauts performance, help Dory’s friends in Finding Dory and see many more fun interactive displays. We are the closest resort hotels to Sea Life Aquarium on the Sunshine Coast.

To get your tickets or for more information, visit here.

Just a short drive from Nautilus you can enjoy a doors-off seaplane flight and view the breathtaking views of Mooloolaba from sky high.

Only a 20 minute drive away is the largest shopping centre on the Sunshine Coast. It offers over 220 designer and specialty stores as well as leisure and entertainment with its Cinema, restaurants and paddle boats for hire.

Here is where you will find the modern popular eateries and bars in Mooloolaba. Overlooking the Mooloolah River you can sit here and enjoy a coffee or look in the various shops. Get out on a boat charter or hire one of the many water toys to enjoy your day in the sunshine. Undergoing a $10 million revitalisation the Wharf Precinct will not disappoint. If you would like to stay at a hotel near the Wharf Precinct Mooloolaba, then you can really get closer than Nautilus.

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