What’s On

A new and inviting space has been created for the Sunshine Coast!

The newly refurbished Wharf Mooloolaba offers locals and visitors an escape from the everyday; a chance to immerse yourself in the Sunshine Coast lifestyle and seaside culture. The Wharf Mooloolaba provides an entirely new experience. Boasting retail, food and drink, entertainment, adventure and education services.

The Wharf Mooloolaba precinct is THE place to MEET, EAT & PLAY!

P&O Pacific Explorer visit

Saturday, 3rd Aug 2019

P&O cruise ship Pacific Explorer will visit the Sunshine Coast, with guests disembarking from The Wharf Mooloolaba

P&O Pacific Explorer visit

Saturday, 10th Aug 2019

P&O cruise ship Pacific Explorer will visit the Sunshine Coast, with guests disembarking from The Wharf Mooloolaba

The Wharf Mooloolaba & SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast 30th Birthday Celebrations

Saturday, 24th Aug 2019

Mooloolaba icons The Wharf Mooloolaba and SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast are celebrating turning 30 in August with a huge weekend party with heaps of family fun.

EVENT SCHEDULE:

Saturday 24th August 2019

  • 9am SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast opens with special entry prices – $30 for adults, $20 for children (must be purchased from SEA LIFE ticket office)
  • 10am Free River Cruise at Coastal Cruises – bookings available on the day 30 min prior to departure at The Booking Box. First in best dressed – very limited numbers available. No earlier bookings will be taken.
  • 10am to 3pm: FREE FAMILY ACTIVITIES including
    • Face Painting
    • Reptile Display
    • Jumping Castle
    • Super Slide
    • Water activities at Sunreef Mooloolaba – register at Sunreef on the day – limited numbers available – and don’t forget to bring  your swimmers and a towel.
  • 11.30am – 2.30pm Live Music in the Courtyard
  • 3pm Free River Cruise at Coastal Cruises – bookings available on the day 30 min prior to departure at The Booking Box. First in best dressed – very limited numbers available. No earlier bookings will be taken.
  • 7pm Fireworks
  • Sailing times to be advised

Sunday 25th August 2019

  • 9am SEA LIFE Suunshine Coast opens with special entry prices – $30 for adults, $20 for children (must be purchased from SEA LIFE ticket office)
  • 10am Free River Cruise at Coastal Cruises – bookings available on the day 30 min prior to departure at The Booking Box. First in best dressed – very limited numbers available. No earlier bookings will be taken.
  • 10am to 3pm: FREE FAMILY ACTIVITIES including
    • Face Painting
    • Reptile Display
    • Jumping Castle
    • Super Slide
    • Water activities at Sunreef Mooloolaba – register at Sunreef on the day – limited numbers available – and don’t forget to bring  your swimmers and a towel.
  • 11.30am – 2.30pm Live Music in the Courtyard
  • 3pm Free River Cruise at Coastal Cruises – bookings available on the day 30 min prior to departure at The Booking Box. First in best dressed – very limited numbers available. No earlier bookings will be taken.
  • Sailing times to be advised

 

Wharf Mooloolaba co-owner Dirk Long said it has been a very big few years for the precinct, so they are looking forward to everyone coming together to relax and enjoy activities over the weekend of the 24th and 25th of August.

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Regional General Manager Quinn Clarke said the celebration would be like the precinct’s Family Fun Days with the addition of plenty of special festivities to mark the momentous occasion.

“There will be heaps of great activities as well as a surprise or two!

“Free family activities will include face painting, reptile display, a huge jumping castle and super slide.

“We will also have discounted tickets to SEA LIFE and there will be opportunities to try water activities in the river with Sunreef Mooloolaba, free river cruises with Coastal Cruises Mooloolaba and sailing with the Mooloolaba Yacht Club.

“In addition, there’ll live music, roving entertainers and a fireworks display on Saturday evening, giveaways and more.”

The aquarium under contruction with The Wharf Mooloolaba in the background (March 1989)

Mr Long said the celebrations were also an opportunity to look back on the precinct’s history.

“Both The Wharf and SEA LIFE have been Mooloolaba icons for decades so we will be running competitions encouraging everyone to dig into their family photos and send in some of their special memories.

“We want to hear about people’s memories and see photos of everyone enjoying the precinct over the years – and we’re sure Sammy the Seal will feature – he is synonymous with both The Wharf and SEA LIFE and he has had more than his fair share of kisses over the years!”

Mr Clarke said there had been a lot of epic moments at the aquarium over the last 30 years.

“There have been many moments and we will be celebrating them as well as looking to the future.

“Just one of the moments to be celebrated will be the 1996 filming of Jackie Chan’s movie Police Story 4: First Strike back – and as part of the celebrations “Jackie Chan” will be coming back, courtesy of Madam Tussands.”

Mr Long said more details about the celebrations would be made available soon.

“Follow The Wharf Mooloolaba and SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast on social media for details and to be part of the great build up, and of course keep the weekend of the 24th and 25th August free so you can be part of our celebrations!”, Mr Long said.

“People can come and enjoy a great day at the Wharf, choose from the great activities and attractions like whale watching, sunset cruises, scuba diving and snorkeling, check out the attractions at SEA LIFE, enjoy a fantastic meal at any number of the cafes and restaurants which have become destinations in their own right, and do some great shopping too,” Mr Clarke said.

“Where else can you choose from such a great variety of dining and retail options all with those stunning river-front or harbour views.”

For more information about The Wharf Mooloolaba including upcoming events, like or follow @thewharfmooloolaba & @sealifesunshinecoast on Facebook and Instagram or visit www.wharfmooloolaba.com.au and www.underwaterworld.com.au.

Superstar Virgo cruise ship visit

Thursday, 31st Oct 2019

The cruise ship Superstar Virgo will visit the Sunshine Coast, with guests disembarking from The Wharf Mooloolaba.

Superstar Virgo cruise ship visit

Thursday, 7th Nov 2019

The cruise ship Superstar Virgo will visit the Sunshine Coast, with guests disembarking from The Wharf Mooloolaba.

Superstar Virgo cruise ship visit

Thursday, 14th Nov 2019

The cruise ship Superstar Virgo will visit the Sunshine Coast, with guests disembarking from The Wharf Mooloolaba.

Pacific Aria cruise ship visit

Monday, 18th Nov 2019

The cruise ship Pacific Aria will visit the Sunshine Coast, with guests disembarking from The Wharf Mooloolaba.

Superstar Virgo cruise ship visit

Thursday, 21st Nov 2019

The cruise ship Superstar Virgo will visit the Sunshine Coast, with guests disembarking from The Wharf Mooloolaba.

Superstar Virgo cruise ship visit

Friday, 29th Nov 2019

The cruise ship Superstar Virgo will visit the Sunshine Coast, with guests disembarking from The Wharf Mooloolaba.

Superstar Virgo cruise ship visit

Thursday, 5th Dec 2019

The cruise ship Superstar Virgo will visit the Sunshine Coast, with guests disembarking from The Wharf Mooloolaba.