Ahoy, Mooloolaba!

Fancy taking the wheel of a historic ferry in beautiful Mooloolaba? It’s possible when you sign up for an on-water adventure with Mooloolaba Canal Cruise.

The lovely M.V. Mudjimba has been plying the Mooloolah River and canals for 30 years – truly an iconic cruising experience on the Sunshine Coast.

Recently, sisters Georgia and Lucy took over the business and have breathed new life into the old girl – a fresh blue-and-white paint job plus new fully-stocked bar on board.  But they still offer one of the most relaxing ways to enjoy a few hours on the water.

Settle back and hear commentary about the multi-million-dollar houses along the river; help feed a hungry flotilla of pelicans who flock to the boat; and then man the wheel yourself as you guide this gorgeous little timber vessel along the river (under the watchful eye of the skipper, of course!)

There’s also the chance to feed a family of bream who meet the Mudjimba when she docks back at The Wharf Mooloolaba.

If you fancy lunch or dinner yourself, it’s just a few steps from the dock to Prawnstar – the south-east Queensland cousin of the famous harbour restaurant in Cairns.

Two restored prawn trawlers, plus a pontoon, offer ample dining space on the water at The Wharf Mooloolaba.

Prawnstar is all about the freshest seafood, cooked right there on board in a traditional prawn trawler cooker, then served up with cold drinks in casual style.

Choose your favourite seafood from the menu – everything from salmon sashimi to Mooloolaba prawns … or the ultimate extravanaza, the Sailor’s Platter which serves up to 6 people.


Time to head for port and, luckily, your holiday harbour isn’t far away.

Oceans Mooloolaba is a 5-star stunner with 46 exquisite suites and penthouses.  Drink in epic coastal views from your stylishly appointed digs – then hit the beach yourself.

You can also find a sunny spot by the pool and enjoy the same ocean views – or grab the gang and book out the media room for a movie night.

There’s always something new to discover on the Sunshine Coast! To find your next sunshine moment on the Sunshine Coast, go to www.visitsunshinecoast.com.

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