Business Events Sunshine Coast looks forward to welcoming delegates of the AACB Annual Conference.
We invite you to stay a little longer and experience our region, outside of the conference room. Mooloolaba is centrally located, making it an ideal base to explore the region. This precinct’s vitality reflects the energy being injected into Australia’s newest CBD, being built nearby in Maroochydore. The area is surrounded by world-class beaches, endless water pursuits, galleries, day spas, alfresco eateries, a thriving live music scene, Sea Life Mooloolaba aquarium and seasonal activities including whale watching.
Soak up the scenery
Sunshine Coast beaches are, quite simply, some of the best in the country. From the lookout at Point Cartwright to the calm bay of Mooloolaba Beach, surf at Alexandra Headland, family-friendly Cotton Tree or white sands of Maroochydore; the area has dozens of safe and picturesque beaches to choose from. We recommend you experience the iconic beach vibe by mixing with the locals and soaking in views of sand, surf and salt from the best vantage point over a meal or cold beverage, at one of the many surf clubs.
A great way to discover the area is with a stroll or cycle along the paths that weave around the coastline from Mooloolaba to Cotton Tree. Water pursuits from Mooloolaba include swimming with humpback whales (July - October), diving with a shark at Sea Life Mooloolaba or the wreck of the ex-HMAS Brisbane. Learn how to surf, sail, take a jet boat ride or skim the waterways on an eco or sunset cruise. Other must dos include riding in a sea plane, hitting a round at a champion golf course, indulging at a day spa or learning about the Aussie Surf culture with a hands-on tour.
BESC has sourced a selection of discounted rates at nearby attractions, activities, tours, retail outlets and restaurants especially for AACB delegates.
With a variety of artisan and farmers markets, cutting-edge fashion boutiques and air-conditioned plaza shopping, the Sunshine Coast offers something for everyone. You will find designer retail outlets throughout the region including along the Mooloolaba Esplanade and in the quaint nearby pocket of Cotton Tree. For all your favourite fashion chain stores, head to Sunshine Plaza in Maroochydore, which also has a great selection of independent and department stores.
- Nights on Ocean, Maroochydore (2nd Friday)
- The Wharf Mooloolaba Twilight Markets (3rd Friday)
- Cotton Tree Markets (Sunday)
- Fisherman’s Road, Maroochydore (Sunday)
- Eumundi Markets (Saturday and Wednesday)
- The Mooloolaba Collective Markets (4th Sunday)
Wining & Dining
A natural food bowl, the Sunshine Coast is one of Australia’s favourite taste destinations. Courtesy of its distinctive coast and country geography, the region has an appetising variety of producers,
waterfront restaurants, food festivals, cooking schools and farmers markets. Mooloolaba is home to the famous Mooloolaba prawn and is one of the busiest fishing ports on the east coast of Australia, Head to The Wharf Mooloolaba to check out the new waterside dining precinct or stroll along Mooloolaba Beach to The Spit where you will find some of the best fish & chips and straight-from-the trawler seafood on the Sunshine Coast.
Restaurants, cafes and markets are supplied daily with a stunning array of fresh, nutritious and tasty produce. There is no shortage of fabulous establishments to try during your stay in Mooloolaba.
The 12 Best Eats in Mooloolaba
The subtropical Sunshine Coast enjoys plenty of beautiful weather and sunshine. You can wear lightweight clothing all year round; however, bring something warm to slip on at night and in the morning as the temperatures will be cool.
During August you can expect average night time temperatures from 10 – 15 degrees and average daytime temperatures from 19 – 25 degrees.