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Every weekend the waterways of the Sunshine Coast become home to hundreds of yachts & fishing boats, luxury cruisers, pontoon boats, tinnys & watercraft of all shapes & sizes. If you love spending your leisure time by the ocean you’ll never want to leave. No wonder the locals love this lifestyle. Within 10 minutes of Buderim in any direction, you have access to all this!


Locals fish in their favourite spots & amateurs enjoy the fresh air & relaxation on the water. Even without a boat, there’s all sorts of great fishing spots to be found. If you enjoy rock fishing try Point Cartwright, Alexandra Headland, Maroochydore, or along the Spit at Mooloolaba Bar. Take care & be fully aware of the tide & swell conditions. More sedately you can fish along the edge of the Maroochy River, from Cotton Tree continuing along Bradman Avenue (where you can put your boat in if you have one).

Try your luck on the walking bridge across the river to Chambers Island, a great little spot for fishing & swimming. Fish off the banks, or hire a tinny & take to the river. For the more adventurous, charter operators offer day & overnight trips offshore fishing along the reefs where marlin are a favourite for sport fishing.


A major leisure activity is sailing, as Mooloolaba is one of the safest harbours in Australia. The Mooloolaba Yacht Club is home to some of the nation’s major sailing events. Every Wednesday afternoon there are casual sailing events from the clubhouse & in the bay at Mooloolaba catamarans are also for hire. These are fun & simple to sail in these protected waters.

The Sunshine Coast is a boat lover’s paradise with a variety of prime real estate through Kawana, Minyama, Mooloolaba & Maroochydore boasting deep water frontage so you can step out your door & take off from your own jetty. Heaven!



Jetskis are available for hire along Bradman Avenue Maroochydore & are loads of fun for active & adventurous holidaymakers. Paddle a sea-kayak at sunset from The Wharf at Mooloolaba. Maroochydore is a top spot for windsurfing. Top Shots at Maroochydore has dodgem bumper boats. Great fun! 10 minutes from Maroochydore you will find Ski ‘n’ Skurf at Bli Bli with cable waterskiing.



Imagine flying high above Mooloolaba Beach in a parachute attached behind a boat? This is parasailing which is extreme fun. Book at Parasail Mooloolaba, The Wharf, Mooloolaba.



Sit low in the water & paddle through the ocean at sunset in a sea kayak. See the Coast from a completely different perspective. Tranquil, therapeutic & a whole lotta fun!


Scuba diving is excellent on the reefs off the Coast. There are a number of Scuba Schools & Dive Tour operators who will take you to the best spots. If you are looking for something special, dive The HMAS Brisbane which has been sunk just of the coast of Maroochydore Mooloolaba. This is very popular with divers visiting from all over the world & is proving to be a spectacular world-class dive site as time passes.


How brave are you? Are you ready for the ultimate challenge?  Did you know you can scuba dive with the sharks at Underwater World? An unforgettable holiday experience! Book at Underwater World at The Wharf, Mooloolaba.



Want extreme sports? Experience the thrill of windsurfing & kitesurfing or kiteboarding with accredited instructors.


If relaxing is more your style, jump aboard the classic restored riverboat MV Mudjimba for a 1-hour canal cruise through Mooloolaba, Minyama & Kawana. Glide past islands, natural & artificial, & check out some of the Coast’s most spectacular homes along Millionaire’s Row! The trip finishes with a cruise along the waterway out to the Spit, giving you time to gaze at marinas of yachts, stunning boats & prawn trawlers. Wave to other boaties & people picnicking along the river.
From 11am, 1pm, 2.30pm. Book at The Wharf, Mooloolaba.



This is a fabulous cruise that no visitor should miss & most locals need to check out too! A daytime eco-cruise or sunset cruise down Pumicestone Passage following the tip of Bribie Island south via Pelican Waters. Interesting commentary, wildlife & a completely relaxing, thoroughly enjoyable trip, again seeing Caloundra from a different perspective out in the ocean looking in! Caloundra looks absolutely beautiful at night as the sun sets.


After all that exhausting holiday fun, come back up the mountain, relax & unwind at one of Buderim’s fabulous Bed & Breakfasts. Click here to go to Accommodation.