A rocky headland and rolling beachfront that offers stunning views of Mount Coolum, Alexandra Headland is a popular surf spot on the Sunshine Coast. The suburb is renowned for its laid-back atmosphere, small-town vibes and popular family-friendly activities.
Things to do in Alexandra Headland
Maroochydore Beach is a gem of the Sunshine Coast, home to a long golden beachfront with famous waves. Take your board out and hit the waves, sunbathe along the shore or stroll along the water’s edge through the caravan park to the Kawana Shoppingworld mall.
If you’re looking for a dose of history combined with beachfront views, visit the HMAS Brisbane Lookout. This memorial was enacted as a tribute to the men and women who served upon the vessel throughout the years. You can browse the informational exhibition, have an afternoon barbecue or spend time on the viewing platform enjoying spectacular views across the ocean.
If you’re travelling with the kids, Suncity Tenpin is an exciting location in Alexandra Headland that offers a variety of entertainment options. Compete against your comrades in a game of bowling, play classic games in the arcade or grab a bite to eat from the cafe.
Do you want to get up close and personal with Australian marine life? Visit the Underwater World Sea Life complex. You can browse marine exhibitions of more than 10,000 creatures, including Australia’s largest collection of jellyfish. Enjoy educational talks with the animal keepers, watch a captivating seal presentation or get a unique opportunity to feed the animals.
Getting around Alexandra Headland
Alexandra Headland is less than a 1.5-hour drive from Brisbane, located off the Bruce Highway. You can fly into Brisbane Airport and catch the Queensland Rail trains from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast. The best way of getting around the area is by car or taxi.