Experience the Best of Mooloolaba this Winter

Experience the Best of Mooloolaba this Winter

With chilled boats to cruise on, restaurants to dine at, waves to jump, and whales to spot, you’ll be warming up in Mooloolaba in no time this winter. Discover the best activities and dining spots this charming coastal town has to offer.

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Explore the Mooloolaba Restaurants

Rice Boi

Located in the redeveloped Mooloolaba Wharf precinct, Rice Boi serves mouth-watering Asian-inspired street food. The decor is a contemporary version of an Asian street cafe: think cool wall murals and props to make you feel like you’re somewhere in Asia.

Spice Bar

If you love modern Asian cuisine, Spice Bar needs to be on your priority list. This stunning restaurant, perched high in Mooloolaba, offers gorgeous ocean views during the day, and at night, exudes a modern luxury making your dining experience something truly special.

Dirty Moes

Born from a love of the American southern culture of slow-cooked soul food shared with the ones you love, Dirty Moes delivers unpretentious eats on the daily and is easily one of the best restaurants in Mooloolaba. Expect ‘Low ‘n’ Slow’ platters of succulent, fall-off-the-bone meat.

Ton Khao Bistro

So you’ve had one too many serves of fish and are ready to discover a different kind of Mooloolaba favorite. Let us introduce you to Ton Khao Bistro. This top-tier Thai restaurant is located close to the Mooloolaba Esplanade and promises a delightful experience no matter what you try.


This tried and trusted modern Italian joint, overlooking the gorgeous Mooloolaba beach, has to be one of Mooloolaba’s best restaurants. Augello’s has been an iconic dining landmark on the stunning beachfront Mooloolaba tourist strip since 1995, so you know it’s going to be damn good.

RB Dining

When it comes to opening stellar restaurants on the Sunshine Coast, it’s undeniable that the Tony Kelly Restaurant Group has the Midas touch. With renowned venues like Riceboi, Riceboi Upstairs, Giddy Geisha, Piggyback, Spero and more under their belt, RB Dining is their latest venture and is nothing short of phenomenal.

See Restaurant

The only over-water restaurant in Mooloolaba, class and sophistication is emulated in every aspect of See Restaurant. Lauded chef Antonio Puelma focuses on serving fresh seafood with Chilean influences, and the extensive menu is every bit as delicious as it sounds.

Nouc Cham

It can be a challenge to find authentic Vietnamese on the Sunshine Coast, but the team at Nouc Cham fills that gap perfectly. This authentic Vietnamese restaurant boasts an extensive menu that will transport you right to the bustling streets of Hanoi.

Pavilion Mooloolaba

Pavilion Mooloolaba offers an unparalleled oceanfront experience. Enter through our charming archway, settle in, and indulge in the breathtaking vistas of Mooloolaba Beach, evoking the ambiance of a European summer every day.

Bella Venezia Restaurant

Bella Venezia stands as the quintessential Italian dining destination on the Sunshine Coast, having opened its doors in 1983 and earning numerous AFGF Chef Hat awards, alongside a multitude of other honors. Their signature dish, featuring Italian tomato, rocket, fennel, chili, and mozzarella fior di latte, perfectly embodies their culinary excellence. With such accolades, it’s no wonder Bella Venezia is consistently rated among the finest restaurants in Mooloolaba.


Take Advantage of Whale Season

Between June and November, more than thirteen thousand humpback whales make their annual journey to warmer climes, with many stopping to enjoy the waters just off Mooloolaba. For the ultimate bucket-list activity, pull on your wetsuit and join Sunreef’s Whale Swim tours, which depart from Mooloolaba. 

If you’d rather keep your toes dry, admire these magnificent creatures from a boat deck with Sunshine Coast Afloat, another fabulous whale-watching cruise expert.


Enjoy a Cocktail or Beer Tour


Crank up the holiday vibes with one of Mooloolaba’s most sophisticated cocktail bars. Newer kids on the block include WAT Den, a narrow hole-in-the-wall located along the up-all-night Mooloolaba Esplanade, shaking up whisky and tequila to create ultra-smooth delights.

Casita Wine Bar

Casita Wine Bar is a Pinterest-perfect Mediterranean-inspired hotspot complete with olive trees, white-on-white furnishings, and delicious small plates.

Backlane Bar

As the name suggests, Backlane Bar & Street Food is just a short hop, skip, and jump behind the main Mooloolaba Esplanade. A fun and casual dining experience, Backlane is a prime destination for your next group date night hang.

Craft Beer Tour

In Australia’s Craft Beer Capital, you can taste the sunshine. On the Sunshine Coast, you’ll find the most craft brewers. The online Craft Beer Capital Brewery Trail can help you explore the region’s broad assortment of breweries and venues.


Get Warm!

The Hot Yoga Room Mooloolaba

Discover hot yoga. Discover yourself. Welcome to our infrared yoga studio where we blend a new tropical experience with the ancient tradition of asana and meditation. The Hot Yoga Room is a contemporary hot yoga studio in Mooloolaba where you will find a sanctuary for your mind, body, and soul. Our unique infra-red heated hot yoga style incorporates asanas (yoga poses), pranayama (breathing exercises), and meditation.

Tank Bathhouse & Day Spa

Tank Bathhouse & Day Spa is a unique luxury bathhouse experience like the Sunshine Coast has never seen before! Warm up in the pools on the beautiful Maroochy River, on the cusp of Mooloolaba. Tank Bathhouse & Day Spa provides day spa therapy services, magnesium spa pools, sauna & steam room, waterfront bar and dining, and river cruises on the beautifully restored 55ft Cavalier Cruises. Choose multiple packages from 5 hours to 1 hour, or simply stop in for a cocktail, sparkling wine, or Mediterranean tapas. 

Accommodation in Mooloolaba

Cosy up at our central apartments in Mooloolaba. Our wide range of accommodation options caters to all types of travellers, whether you are on a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a solo adventure. Don’t miss the chance to experience the beauty of this town—book your accommodation with us today! If you are looking for accommodation on Mooloolaba Esplanade this winter, look no further than Accommodation in Mooloolaba.