Ironman 70.3 World Championships Sunshine Coast – Where to stay?

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My home town, Sunshine Coast (Mooloolaba) is hosting the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in 2016.  You little ripper.  I’ve had a fair few enquiries about where to stay, so I thought I’d share a little local knowledge to help you out with your bookings.

Firstly, note that the race is based in Mooloolaba, so these first few suggestions will be within walking distance of the event  “hub”  (transitions, expos, etc) but I will also suggest other nearby places.

Secondly, get in QUICK as apartments are going quickly and the prices are slowly increasing too!


Where to stay for the World Championships Ironman 70.3Oceans – these apartments are NICE.  They are expensive, but you get quality.  They have everything you’ll need (kitchen, space, great pool) and it is very central.  BOOK HERE (via or call +61 7 5444 5777


Mantra Zanzibar – great 3 Where to stay for the World Championships Ironman 70.3bedroom rooms that have fantastic ocean views.  Very nice.  Self contained. Book HERE (via or call +61 7 5444 5633



Where to stay for the World Championships Ironman 70.3

Mantra Sirocco – another favourite.  As above but they also have 2 brm options.  Amazing pool.  Book HERE (via or call +61  7  5444 1400



Where to stay for the Sunshine Coast Ironman 70.3Mantra Mooloolaba Beach – these apartments are centrally located, fully contained and very close to the local grocery store.  Book HERE (via or call +61 7 5665 4450



Mooloolaba 70.3 where to stayOsprey – these apartments are a little older but they still tick all the boxes with a smaller price tag. They are a little away from the main street but you still get lovely ocean views.  If you’re travelling with the family, your kids will love this pool! Book HERE  or call +61 7 5444 6966


You should also check out the apartments on the “RIVER Esplanade, Mooloolaba” if you’re ok with heading away from the beach and looking at the “river / canal” water instead.


Where to stay for the World Championships Ironman 70.3Excellsior Apartments – these apartments are hidden around from the ocean and the rooms have “river/canal” views but they’re suitable if you’re looking for something central but a little cheaper. Book here

Check out other Mooloolaba properties  here

If you have any recommendations, please don’t fear sharing the love!  Comment below and let others know your gems (make sure you have booked your own room first).

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Alexandra Headland

If Mooloolaba is looking a little pricey or it’s booked out (which is happening very quickly),  please don’t rule out Alexandra Headlands as a great place to stay.

You will still have access to the iconic patrolled beaches, cafes and the race course but at a much cheaper price.  Alexandra Headlands is merely a  2.5km headland walk (very picturesque) away from Mooloolaba.

Alexandra Headland has stunning beaches.  You are also a bit closer to the local Olympic pool (which is in Cotton Tree, approximately 3km away).

My top three Alexandra Headland recommendations would be……

Meridian Alex Beach Apartments   (Phone +61 7 5451 8044 or book online here)

Aquarius Resort(Phone +61 7 5443 3330  or book online here)

Oak Seaforth Resort (Phone +61 7 5479 3622 or book online here)


If you’re keen to stay away from Mooloolaba or visit other places after the race, here are some other amazing locations worthy of your consideration ……

CoolumNoosa, Caloundra and the hinterlands (Montville, Maleny)



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Phone 1800 225 022

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Where to stay for the 70.3 Sunshine Coast




Good luck with your bookings (and training) for the Sunshine Coast 70.3 and don’t hesitate to email me if you have any other questions!

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