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Explore Mount Coolum National Park

Posted in Location & Attractions @ Sep 21st 2012 4:54pm - By Administrator

Coolum is a charming town that is known for its quiet laidback atmosphere. This is the place to relax and get away from it all. Mount Coolum National Park is one of Coolum’s most well-known tourist spots.

Mount Coolum National Park dominates the skyline of the Sunshine Coast lowlands. After rain, waterfalls cascade down steep cliffs to open eucalypt forest skirting the lower slopes.

The park dates back as far as Indigenous times, making it an area rich in Aboriginal history and tradition. Mt Coolum’s isolated volcanic dome looms 208 metres high and is most noticeable for its flat summit, a perfect lookout point.

Climb the steep, rough 800 metre trail from the car park to the summit of the mountain. The spectacular views at the top are worth the effort. At the summit, you can see ocean views from Mooloolaba to Noosa. See unparalleled views of beaches, sugarcane fields, national parks, and the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

Along the way, you may come across diverse flora such as fern and more than 680 kinds of wildflowers. The park protects rare flora such as montane heath, coastal wallum, paperbark wetlands, and rainforest remnants.

The mountain is also home to unique animals such as the majestic Peregrine Falcon which can often be seen soaring over the mountain. Come across different reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and bird species.

Take your camera with you and capture the amazing sights. Explore Mount Coolum National Park just a few minutes from our Coolum Holiday Accommodation.

Image Source : http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/

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