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Maroochydore, QLD

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.

Nearest Airport: Sunshine Coast Airport

Where to stay?


  • Caravan and Camping
  • Eco Tourism
  • Environmental
  • Soft Adventure

Popular Activities

  • Abseiling
  • Bush Walking
  • Canoeing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Cruising
  • Cycling
  • Driving
  • Golfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scenic Flight
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Skating
  • Skiing - Water
  • Skydiving
  • Wind Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Adventure
  • Fishing
  • Nightlife
  • Fishing - Beach
  • Para-Sailing/Para-Flying
  • Beach
  • Fishing - Deep Sea
  • Surfing
  • Fishing - Estuary
  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Theme Park
  • Jet Boating

About Maroochydore

  • Locality: Suburb
  • Maroochydore Postcode: 4558
  • State: Queensland
  • Region: Sunshine Coast
  • Latitude: -26.65271
  • Longitude: 153.08974
  • Elevation: 5m
  • Population: 16800
  • Median Income: $32240
  • Area (Sq/km): 13.016
  • Timezone: Australia/Brisbane

Tours In Maroochydore

Discover some of the tours options around Maroochydore

Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

Outback Experiences

Luxe Accommodation

Enjoy a distinctly Australian luxury experience, such as the unforgettable reefs, islands, beaches and coast; rugged mountain ranges, rainforests and vast national parks; and the many vibrant food and wine regions. Take a once in a lifetime adventure and discover the sheer indulgence of experiencing the wonders of Australia in style and stay in total luxury.

Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


Glasshouse Mountains

The Glasshouse Mountains in the hinterland of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast are actually the cores of 20 million year old volcanoes. The sides of the volcanoes have eroded away leaving only the hardened rock spiremountain cores we see today. Learn more about this awe-inspiring landscape.

Glasshouse Mountains