The Wharf Mooloolaba

Dive into Winter at The Wharf Mooloolaba

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Winter on the water is where magical experiences can happen. Carlie Wacker dives into the wonderful world of water activities at The Wharf Mooloolaba.

As the climate cools, we continue our love affair with life on the water and it’s especially romantic when our waterways become a playground for migrating whales. From June to October the Humpback Whales pass through the Sunshine Coast from the icy seas of Antarctica on a 10,000km journey to the warmer breeding grounds of tropical Queensland. 

The best chance to be a part of this fascinating experience is to head to the hub of water action – The Wharf Mooloolaba. Here you can board the stunning and newly furnished Whale One Vessel where Sunreef Mooloolaba run whale watching trips that include Australia’s first Swim with Humpback Whales tour. Imagine how breathtaking
it would be swimming with a creature with lungs the size of a small car! 

If you are keen to take your underwater interests to a deeper level, Sunreef also have globally-recognised dive courses from beginner to professional so you can explore some of our world-class dive sites including the ex-HMAS Brisbane, Flinders Reef and local reefs. 

If above the water is where you’d prefer to play then other activities such as snorkelling, paddle boarding, jet ski and boat hire are all part of the options!  

The Wharf is also home to the adrenaline rush of Adventure Rafting where you can take a one-hour adventure tour and power across the crystal clear waters of Mooloolaba Beach, around the spectacular headland of Point Cartwright, Kawana Beach and the historic Mudjimba Island. The skippers bring it home with high-speed tricks and turns and wave jumps. This is for lovers of stunts and good times!

The escapades are plentiful for fans of fishing too. The Top Catch Fishing crew take you well offshore to try your luck at deep sea pelagic and reef fishing. It does not matter what level of angling experience you have, you will love a half-day, three quarter or full day onboard the 14 metre Harriscraft vessel, Nautic Boy. Winter is a great time to fish for snapper, pearl perch and sweet lip. The keepers make for the freshest seafood experience you will ever have. 

For those that prefer leisurely cruises and guided tours the M.V Mudjimba is your go-to vessel. This historic timber ferry glides through the Mooloolaba canals with passionate and knowledgable skippers and guides sharing colourful stories and facts along the way.

Soak up the sunshine with a seafood lunch or a magical sunset aboard Coastal Canal Cruises or choose your own adventure with a charter boat from the experienced crew from Flat Dog Charters.

To better understand the aqua environment and animals that inhabit our waterways, don’t miss SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast with more than 10,000 sea creatures including sharks, rays, jellyfish, tropical fish and seahorses.

The Mooloolaba Yacht Club – located upstairs from Rice Boi in the heart of The Wharf precinct – welcomes members and visitors for sailing and socialising. 

The Clubroom, with its nautically-themed bar and balcony overlooking the beautiful Mooloola River, is the perfect vantage point for watching all the aquatic action with beverage in hand. 

Diving, fishing or cruising, The Wharf Mooloolaba is your access to watery winter fun accompanied by a world of food and fashion to explore right here in the heart of Mooloolaba. Dive in!

The Wharf Mooloolaba, 123 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba. Phone 5353 6945

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Carlie Wacker has worked in the media entertainment industry for over 20 years. From television to stage and radio she has been lucky enough to work her way around the whole country. Over the last 10 years she has styled and choreographed innovative fashion parades and talent shows and brings her love for fashion and entertainment as our Fashion Editor. She is also an MC, voice-over artist and radio announcer.

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