Mooloolaba is the known as the premiere tourist destination on the Sunshine Coast. The beachside Mooloolaba Esplanade is a pedestrian friendly strip with outdoor cafes and retail shops with high end resorts, overlooking large public parks and a stunning protected north facing beach. Away from the from esplanade there are a number of canal-type estates west of the river, the high rise apartments confined primarily to the coastal frontage. One of the largest tourist attractions is Underwater World at the Mooloolaba wharf, along with Steve Irwin’s Whale One, whale watching cruises. Mooloolaba plays host to many world class events such as Marathons and Triathlons, New Years eve celebration and many more. On parkyn parade at the spit is the coast guard and public boat ramps that allow easy protected ocean access. The spit is also home to fresh seafood, located right next to the marina.