Coolum Beach Town - Coolum Beach, QLD

Coolum Beach Town

Coolum is the largest beach side resort on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. The area is fast growing with a population of 18 000. Although visitors will always be welcome to this beautiful place, the population may be capped to preserve the resources and standard of the living in the area.

Coolum is approximately 90 minutes (135 km) north of Brisbane and about 15 km south of Noosa. The resort town is renowned for its quality world-class golf courses and accommodation and is home to a lively cafe and restaurant scene.

Coolum provides the perfect seaside escape for a lazy holidays. The area is well known for its surf beaches and its main beach is well patrolled to ensure safe swimming. South of the township, Mount Coolum sits within the Coolum National Park dominating the landscape with its rugged escarpment.

The origin of the name Coolum appears to be derived from the Aboriginal word 'gulum' or 'kulum' meaning 'blunt' or 'headless'. This is assumed to refer to the shape of Mount Coolum, which has no peak. According to Aboriginal legend, Ninderry knocked off Coolum's head and it fell into the ocean and is now Mudjimba Island.

The Coolum district was the traditional land of the Inabara or Yinneburra clan of the Undanbi Tribe. In turn, they were part of the larger group of the Kabi Kabi.


Coolum Beach, QLD, 4573