Aerial view looking south over the Mooloolaba Esplanade and canal development towards Mountain Creek, 1973. Image credit: Picture Sunshine Coast.
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Mountain Creek

Origin of name

This locality is named after the creek, which drains the southern slopes of Buderim and the wallum country nearby. It is tidal for a short distance and flows into the Mooloolah River above the Cod Hole and the traffic bridge on the Nicklin Way.

Early history of settlement

From 1864 to the 1880s, this was a "rafting ground" site from which pine was rafted to the timber depot on the Mooloolah River. The area termed Mountain Creek today encompasses Mountain Creek Park, Saltbush's Mountain Creek Estate, and Hideaway Waters. The first lot was sold in October 1982.

"Wicky Up" was the name of the original development proposed for the area, which became known as Mountain Creek. The development company Beaver Dredging had originally proposed to build a waterfront holiday resort there. When developers Saltbush Pty Ltd purchased the 65.6 hectares of land in 1981, they changed the name and instead developed a residential estate with a man-made lake.