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A day of activities for kids at The Wharf Mooloolaba

Boasting retail, entertainment, dining and adventure, you can easily fill a whole day at The Wharf Mooloolaba. To make your next visit a breeze, we’ve crafted a family-friendly itinerary with a full day of activities for kids and the whole family to enjoy!


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Start with a coffee (and a doughnut)

The infamous Kenilworth Coastal Bakery has landed at The Wharf and is everything you have dreamed about and more. Specialising in artisan doughnuts, pastries and coffee, the bakery’s open-style kitchen gives kids a glimpse of how these delights are created. This is a takeaway-only venue, so grab your goods and take a stroll along the river.


A morning of underwater adventures for kids

Spend the morning journeying from the coast to the ocean depths at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium and get up close to over 10,000 creatures, including the Sunshine Coast’s only colony of little blue penguins. Meet rare weedy sea dragons, the famous resident seals and over 20 species of sharks and rays.

Be among the first to experience Seahorse Kingdom, a captivating new exhibit to be unveiled just in time for the school holidays. Home to more than 100 seahorses and multiple interactive points, this world-class, Atlantis-themed exhibit will be one of the largest seahorse exhibits in Australia and will offer guests the rare opportunity to explore the mysterious and mesmerising world of seahorses and sea dragons.

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast is home to many unique experiences to really top off your summer. Swim with the resident seals, meet the little blue penguins up close on an in-water penguin encounter or book a behind-the-scenes tour to get an exclusive look into what happens at the aquarium behind closed doors.

Kids at the Touch Tanks at Sea Life Sunshine Coast

Kids at the touch tanks at Sea Life Sunshine Coast



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Lunch a la Français at Flo’s Crêperie

No visit to The Wharf Mooloolaba is complete without stopping in at Flo’s Crêperie. This kid-friendly restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The crêpes are incredible, and the menu includes all the French classics plus global dishes with a French twist, seafood, fresh salad crêpes, vegetarian and vegan options, and decadent desserts. YUM!


Crepes at Flo's Creperie, The Wharf Mooloolaba

Crepes at Flo’s Creperie, The Wharf Mooloolaba

Retail therapy with kids

If you need to walk off those crepes, The Wharf is the perfect spot for some retail therapy. Moobaba at The Wharf  Mooloolaba is a must-do, with the Sunshine Coast’s most adorable range of kids clothes and toys. Stop for a chat with Wendy, the owner. She is always happy to help you choose items, and she really knows her stuff. #shoplocal.

Then, why not spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Mooloolaba waterways by hiring a boat from Sunreef?


Baby and Kids Boutique Store Moo Baba the Wharf Mooloolaba

Baby and kids boutique store Moo Baba, The Wharf, Mooloolaba


Waterfront dining with kids at The Wharf Mooloolaba

Serving sumptuous seafood in a divine location, See Restaurant is a must-do for kid-friendly dining at The Wharf Mooloolaba. Offering unparalleled sea views, Mooloolaba’s only waterfront restaurant is perched right on the marina.

The kitchen specialises in modern Australian seafood. Inspired by the ocean and what arrives fresh off the boats in the harbour, they focus on natural ingredients and simple cooking.

This over-water dining experience is like no other and is the perfect balance of fancy and kid-friendly. Fully licensed with a fantastic cellar selection and seasonal cocktails, it is the perfect way to wrap up a very special day at The Wharf.

Kids Eating Ice Cream at See Restaurant the Wharf Mooloolaba

Kids eating ice cream at See Restaurant, The Wharf Mooloolaba


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By Angela Sutherland
After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music. Angela is the editor of Kids on the Coast - a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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