Named after an Aboriginal warrior, Mount Coolum is a site to behold and must visit destination when visiiting the Sunshine Coast. Mount Coolum is situated within Mount Coolum National Park and was formed 26 million years ago through volcanic activity causing magma to bulge up through the earth's crust, forming the mountain we see today.
The peak sits at 210m and has panoramic views of the Sunshine Coast beaches including Coolum as well as the Glasshouse Mountains.
Climbing Mount Coolum
There is a 1.6 km track that is fairly steep starting at a carpark on Tanah Street in the suburb of Mount Cooolum. The track begiiins gentle but quickly becomes steep and can be dangerous when wet so make sure you prepare if planning to hike to the summit.
The walk should take roughly 1.5 hours return and should be tackled by reasonably fit people.
If you are an early riser, climbing Mount Coolum in the early hours to witness the sunrise will be one of the highlights of your trip to the region.
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