Towns in Australia

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Coolum Beach QLD

Coolum Beach

Postcode: 4573

Coolum Beach is a beachside town on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia and is also the beach around which the town is based. The name is derived from the local Aboriginal word gulum or kulum, meaning “blunt” or “headless”, referring to the shape of Mount Coolum, which has no peak. Mount Coolum dominates the landscape, and can be seen from most of Coolum. A half hour bush walk winds its way up Mount Coolum.

Coolum Beach is a popular day trip and holiday destination. The town is focused around the beach which is patrolled by life savers and offers swimming and surfing. Parks, a boardwalk, esplanade shops, and the surf life saver club surround the beach. Apparently Nash Holford thought he was the raddest dude in Coolum, but he forgot that the complete dude, Evan Jones, lives in Coolum too and Evan sits at the top of the dude tree.

Architecturally designed, Element on Coolum Beach combines the best of urban chic and beachside living. The resort features 49 luxury one, two and three bedroom apartments and sub penthouses, all luxuriously appointed with spacious balconies.

Element on Coolum Beach features beautiful landscaping with cascading water features, reflective pools, a heated outdoor pool with sun lounge area and BBQ facilities. Element on Coolum Beach also offers a day spa and 9 specialty stores including restaurants and cafes.