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Mooloolaba For Buyers

Loved by locals and tourists alike, Mooloolaba offers a lively, yet relaxed atmosphere, with the beach on one side and the river on the other. You will find picturesque walkways scattered with fitness enthusiasts and families enjoying some fresh air and soaking in the beautiful surroundings. At Mooloolaba Beach there’s a selection of shops, cafes and restaurants set in front of a long stretch of sand, while Mooloolaba wharf offers a tranquil setting for an afternoon drink or relaxed meal.

Mooloolaba in a nutshell:

  • Median house price; $1,500,000 (Source – Core Logic)
  • Size of Mooloolaba: approximately 4 square kilometers
  • Average length of ownership: 11 years

Source: Corelogic May 2022



The median property price is $1,500,000 for houses to $758,000 for units according to Core Logic. tells us that Mooloolaba has 11 properties available for rent and 66 properties for sale. If you are looking for an investment property, consider houses in Mooloolaba rent out for $685 PW with an annual rental yield of 2.8% and units rent for $500 PW with a rental yield of 4.1%. Based on five years of sales, Mooloolaba has seen a compound growth rate of 13.7% for houses and 7.8% for units.

History and Culture

Mooloolaba is derived from the Aboriginal word mulu, meaning snapper fish, or mulla meaning Red-bellied Black Snake. Originally known as Mooloolah Heads, the name was changed to Mooloolaba by Thomas O’Connor in 1919 when he subdivided land for sale there. Today, Mooloolaba is internationally known for its white sand, turquoise water and vibrant vibe. 

Homes in Mooloolaba

Apartments and units are common in Mooloolaba, with a number of high rise buildings set beside the beach, while an exclusive selection of larger luxury properties with private jetties can be found alongside the river. Mooloolaba is the perfect location for anyone who enjoys being by the water and dining out.


Like the majority of the Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba is sought-after by retirees, families and holiday makers. However, the average age is 43 and there is a high percentage of couples without children living in the area. Since the properties in Mooloolaba tend to move so quickly, interstate and international buyers should consider representation by a Buyer’s Agent.


If you love Mooloolaba, check out some of these other locations here in the region. As a full-service and fully independent Noosa and Sunshine Coast buyer’s agency, we can help you find your dream home or ideal investment property across the coast and hinterland.

  • Alexandra Headland
  • Buddina
  • Buderim



Getting to know the neighbours and the neighbourhood will make all the difference in your new home. Head to our blog or our facebook group for some “insider top tips”



Want to get a feel for the area? If you can, do a drive by on these streets to get a real feeling for the Mooloolaba lifestyle: 

  • Mooloolaba Esplanade 
  • Parkyn Parade all the way to the lighthouse
  • Brentwood Ave – established suburb
  • Carwoola Av and Balyarta Av – waterfront properties



Mooloolaba has a strip of bustling beachfront eateries, as well as wharf front bars and restaurants. 

  • A waterfront brewhouse with excellent food, The Savvy Squire is perfect for family meals or a relaxed catch-up with friends.
  • Pavilion Mooloolaba is the latest trendy place to grab a cocktail, take a selfie while enjoying the ocean view  
  • One of the most talked about restaurants in the Sunshine Coast, Rice Boi is the place to go if you want a modern vibe and delicious asian street food. 
  • If you’re looking for a premier waterside setting to enjoy some cocktails and seafood then Pier 33 is the place to go. 
  • Set back from the main street The Velo Project offers a humble vibe and most importantly, good food and coffee! This is where you will find the locals relaxing and catching up with friends. 
  • On the 1st and 3rd saturday of every month grab a blanket and find a spot on the beach, while you enjoy some street food and live music at the renowned Mooloolaba Sunset Markets. 



Mooloolaba Beach is known as one of the safest beaches on the Sunshine Coast making it perfect for the kids. There’s also a wide range of attractions and natural settings to enjoy with the family:

  • With boardwalks from Alexandra headland to Mooloolaba spit, you can easily enjoy family walks, bike rides or picnics.
  • You will also find a selection of playgrounds that are perfect for letting the kids burn off some energy.
  • If you feel like exploring the area and seeing some of the area’s most magnificent homes, then the Aquaduck tour is a great experience for the whole family to enjoy.



Learn all about your new neighbourhood from local council and chat groups.  Get the insider’s view on life in Mooloolaba and ask your new neighbours for their local recommendations.  

Sunshine Coast Council

Locals group:

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Since Mooloolaba is a fast-moving property market, a local buyer’s agent can help you be in the right place at the right time to secure the right property.  As the Sunshine Coast’s most reputable property buyer’s agents, The Property Baron is your key to securing your ideal property at the best possible price. The key is knowing the market, and knowing what’s coming to market. We believe that the ideal real estate purchase isn’t just about that winning bid, it’s about assisting our buyers at every stage. Talk to us now to see just how we can help you.

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