Snorkeling in Mudjimba or Old Woman Island, Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia

Mudjimba is a beautiful suburb of the Sunshine Coast, that took its name after a local plant, the Midyam bush. Mudjimba Island or Old Woman Island is located at about 1 km/3.28 mi off the coast and it is considered to be the best surf break in the Sunshine Coast.

Old Woman Island is also a popular snorkeling location, thanks to its abundant marine life. The average depth here is at 10 m/32.8 ft and the maximum is at 15 m/49.2 ft. Visibility is good and varies from 10 m/32.8 ft to 30 m/98.4 ft. In addition, the spot is suitable for all snorkelers and it can be dived all year long. The average water temperature is around 28°C/82.4°F in summer and around 20°C/68°F in winter.

Old Woman Island is home to numerous hard and soft corals, nudibranch species and sea sponges. Snorkelers are able to admire the coral gardens of Mudjimba Island that start at 2 m/6.56 ft depth and encounter tropical fish, crayfish, starfish, turtles, sea whips, gorgonians, stingrays, moray eels, wobbegong sharks, coral trout and small groper. Last but not least, it is also a great location for first timers. Note: book a boat dive in one of the many scuba schools located in the area.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Brisbane
100km/62.2mi, 1h 14mins
Head northwest on George St toward Burnett Ln. Take the second left onto Ann St. Join Pacific Motorway/M3 via the ramp to Coronation Drive / Toowong. Continue to follow the M3. Take the exit on the right towards Sunshine Coast. Join Boomerang St/M3. Continue to follow the M3. Take the exit toward Metroad 3/Sunshine Coast. With controlled toll road. Enter the Airport Link M7. Toll road. Take exit. Toll road. Continue straight ahead. Slight right to Gympie Rd/A3. Continue on M3 (signs for Sunshine Coast / Nambour). Continue to Bruce Hwy/M1. Take exit 194 on State Route 70/Sunshine Motorway to Buderim / Mooloolaba. Slight left at Sunshine Motorway / State Route 70. Continue to Sunshine Motorway / State Route 6. Take exit State Route 6/Brisbane Road to Mooloolaba. Join Brisbane Rd / State Route 6. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit towards Foote St. Turn left on River Esplanade. Turn right to Parkyn Parade
Brisbane Airport,
99.3km/61.7miles 1h 08mins drive


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Rafting & Outdoor activities, Queensland
/ Australia, Queensland, Tully River

Summer/Autumn 2016-2017


December – AUSTRALIA

River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Tully River.

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