With its funky cafes, multicultural cuisine and thriving live music scene – Maroochydore is the cultural capital of the Sunshine Coast where you can enjoy an ocean dip during the day and a cocktail at night.

The seaside suburb of Cotton Tree is a popular place for a picnic or barbecue – with several play areas for the kids and lots of shade. There’s a range of holiday accommodation on offer in this area as well as some great coffee shops along the waterfront.

For those who like being out on the water, Maroochy River offers sunset cruises, fishing charters, canoe hire and aquatic activities like wind-sailing and stand-up paddle boarding. To catch a wave or work on your tan, head to open beaches like Mooloolaba, Alexandra Headland and Maroochydore.

Retail therapy can be found at Sunshine Plaza – the largest shopping centre in the region with over 220 specialty stores.

Maroochydore is about 100 kilometres north of Brisbane.

Quick Facts

Maroochydore is a suburb of Sunshine Coast in Queensland. It is located approximately 91kms from the capital Brisbane covering an area of 13.016 square kilometres. Maroochydore has a recorded population of 16800 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Standard Time zone Australia/Brisbane.

If you are planning a visit to Maroochydore we’ve put together some of the things nearby that you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Maroochydore and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.