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Maroochydore is at the very centre of the Sunshine Coast, with Caloundra to the south and Noosa to the north. Cotton Tree, an ocean-side suburb on the Maroochy River, is a popular holiday spot, well-serviced by holiday flats and a caravan park. The rivermouth, which leisure craft now ply, was once the site of a large timbermill from where the local lumber was shipped to Brisbane by paddle-steamer. There are river cruises, and great fishing opportunities in this aquatic paradise.

The Maroochy Shire is graced by 25 kilometres of golden sands and inviting ocean that embraces such famous surf beaches as Mooloolaba, Alexandra Headland, Coolum and Maroochydore. To balance the call of the sea, the shire boasts 3722 hectare of municipal reserves and 2000 hectare of national parkland. The other Sunshine Coast resorts and the scenic jewels of the hinterland are within easy reach.

Distance from Brisbane (State Capital): 98 Kilometres.

Activites and Experiences at Maroochydore

  • Abseiling Indoor.
  • Art and Craft making
  • Bushwalking
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Rock Climbing Indoor.
  • Crabbing Own equipment required – Chambers Island.
  • Cruising
  • Cycling
  • Driving
  • Fishing – Beach
  • Fishing – Estuary
  • Fishing – Deep Sea
  • Exercising
  • Gambling
  • Game Playing
  • Gliding
  • Golfing
  • Mini Golf/Putt Putt
  • Industrial
  • Jet Boating
  • Kayaking
  • Learning/Lessons/Tuition
  • Art Painting
  • Para-Sailing/Para-Flying
  • Photography
  • Meditating/Relaxing
  • Sailing
  • Scenic Flight
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Skating
  • Skiing – Water
  • Skydiving
  • Snorkelling
  • Sports Viewing
  • Surfing
  • Wind Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Theme Park
  • Walking
  • Accommodation
  • Ambulance
  • Automatic Teller Machine
  • Banking Facilities All Banks.
  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Bottled Gas
  • Chemist
  • Cinema/Theatre
  • Licensed Club
  • Service Club
  • Coach Stop
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dentist
  • Fuel
  • Golf
  • Public Bar
  • Dog Kennels/Catteries
  • Mechanical Services
  • Medical Facilities
  • Newsagent
  • Police
  • Post Office
  • Public Telephone
  • Restaurant
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Takeaway Food
  • Tennis Court
  • Visitor Centres
  • Places of Worship
  • Adventure
  • Beach
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Cruise
  • Diving
  • Eco Tourism
  • Educational
  • Environmental
  • Fishing
  • Gambling
  • Golf
  • Nightlife
  • Soft Adventure
  • Shopping
  • Sport
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)

Nearest Airport: Sunshine Coast Airport

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