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Located on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba is a popular spot for tourists, with it's close proximity to the Coral Sea, beaches and nearby attractions such as Underwater World. It is also a stopping point for a number of cruise ships.

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 land in the area was subdivided for sale.


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Mooloolah River:
View of the Mooloolah River at Mooloolaba, December 2005.

Image © Michael Greenslade


Mooloolah River:
View of the Mooloolah River at Mooloolaba, December 2005.

Image © Michael Greenslade

1 Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016 Census QuickStats

Last updated: 23 Nov 2019 09:29

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