Mt Coolum

Mt Coolum is a national park on the Sunshine Coast, a 90 minute drive north of Brisbane. This volcanic dome is quite impressive as it greets you on your way into Coolum, a popular tourist destination. On average about 140 people climb to the summit each day. It is also a rock climbers dream.

Interesting Facts:

Mount Coolum is an isolated volcanic dome, 208 metres in height, roughly circular in outline, covering a plan area of approximately 1 square kilometre. Geologically, it is principally composed of sodium and potassium rich rhyolite with some sandstone surrounds. Potassium-argon dating gives and age of between 25 and 26 million years. One of the most notable features of the mountain geology is the striking columnar / crystal jointing patterns clearly visible both on the main cliffs and the faces of the disused quarry.
Mt Coolum

Mt Coolum

Misty Water

We went to the beach this weekend and I took my first long exposure beach photos. I have been admiring these sorts of photos for a while so I thought I’d give it a go. These were taken at Marcoola Beach near Coolum on the Sunshine Coast north of Brisbane. There are a few rocky areas along the beach which were perfect but the tide was not as high as I would have liked. It was good practise though.

Misty Water