Monday, March 14, 2016

MOOLOOLABA.... a picture-perfect break destination

Mooloolaba offers a tranquil lifestyle, a picture-perfect break destination, ideal for just about anyone to relax and unwind. Nearby to the Sunshine Coast’s prize winning attractions, such as ‘Australia Zoo’ and ‘Underwater World’, the stunning beaches are fully guarded every day and just a small walk away…. 
Mooloolaba is just a hop, skip and a jump away from Brisbane so make sure to book a day or two if you happen to be in Queensland!
I would highly recommend stopping by the Australia zoo enroute, especially if you would to cuddle a koala, walk beside a mischievous cheetah, get up close to a beautiful lemur, and wrap a Burmese Python around your shoulders…for the perfect wildlife adventure, post that wonderful break and a lunch there you could move on to your beachy destination. Envisage awakening beside magnificent sun bathed seashores each morning, taking a wander along the white sandy shores, sipping an Espresso at a beachfront cafe and later pampering in one the tantalizing dining choices along the Esplanade. On the beach you would also find the naturally formed pools just pleading you to jump in. Sit a bit nearer to the ocean brink and you might even get an enjoyable head spray too! The Mantra has the best location on the strip as you are intermediate between Mooloolaba Beach and Alex Headland. The units are undeniably massive! Impeccable for families or groups of friends alike, have amply of space to share with most including your own private balcony and a view overlooking the sea that you won’t ever exhaust of. My Mantra, Mooloolaba Beach unit was picture perfect with awe-inspiring views from the balcony.
The surf club at Mooloolaba is a vibrant place and a great spot for a hearty breakfast after a walk or a swim. Your cuppa, some delicious food and a panorama that is hard to beat no matter where in the world you are travelling.
I relished watching from the deck over breakfast- surfers, children paddling and playing in the sands and people swimming or lying on towels basking in the sun. Talk about The sunshine coast Vibe! In the afternoon a small stroll down from the Surf Club, Taps features just that, taps, beer taps. Claiming themselves as the self-service beer revolution the place is all about novelty. Propose how much you would like to spend first and get your beer refills flowing. The chefs can help select the right brew to go with your food order. Not beers tap kind of person? No sweat there is a normal, regular bar with to suit all your needs and a barman to help too.
Moolaalaba has always been prevalent for its sun and surf and sports activities. But outside the beaches, it is a food forecourt with its vicinity full of organic produce, farmers markets and dairy pastures. For a quintessential Mooloolaba dining experience, head to Spice Bar set right near the beach with stunning views. This trendy place on the Boulevard with a red and black colour scheme, a pronounced ambiance replete with dim sum baskets that dual up as streamers on the ceiling offers views of the sparkling Pacific from each table. Spice bar offers an open kitchen, a tasting menu of its Asian blend cuisine as well as a la carte selection. The food is a memorable experience offering a top class dining that is pleasurable and proficient for the area making it potential to relax and enjoy a world class package without wandering to the city or further afield.
Best way to Reach: Fly Air India to Sydney and take a connecting flight onto Brisbane. Air India’s Dreamliner is spacious and the shortest way to reach Australia comfortably replete with Indian hospitality. From Brisbane you could even hire a car and drive down to Mooloolaba.
Best Place to stay: Mantra Mooloolaba beach, Cnr Esplanade and Venning St
Mooloolaba Qld 4557, Tel: 07 5452 2600.

Visa & Currency: Indians need a visa to enter Australia. 1 Australian Dollar equals to approx. 50 INR.