1.8 km return
Starting from the car park off Jarnahill Drive, Mount Coolum, this walk takes you to the summit of Mount Coolum via a singular track that is stepped all the way up, then heads back. As you take the final step and reach the top, expect to be fascinated by the spectacular, unobstructed views all around. The Sunshine Coast and the vast ocean views, along with the picturesque hinterland views, are surely worth the climb. You can spot planes landing and taking off from the Sunshine Coast Airport as you’re enjoying the scenery. By the way, don’t forget to stop and savor the views on the way up too. The peculiar dome-shaped mountain is also home to the Montane Heath, a plant community consisting of many endangered and rare species. Be careful on the way down, as the steps can be slippery when wet. Keep in mind that there are no toilets in the area. Come early in the morning to avoid the crowd and the midday sun. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.