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Sunshine Coast Maroochydore

Maroochydore lies in the heart of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Named “Maroochy” by locals, Maroochydore is a major commercial area of the Sunshine Coast which serves as the perfect launching point for visitors to travel throughout Queensland.

With over 200 restaurants, cafes and shops as well as a cinema, pristine beaches and a large range of accommodation options, Maroochydore has everything you will need on your next holiday to the Sunshine Coast.

Maroochydore Attractions, Activities & Things to Do on the Sunshine Coast


If you are looking for things to see and do in Maroochydore, start with the beach and have a relaxing day walking, swimming, picnicking on the beautiful shore. Head up the Maroochy River and try some fishing, or hire a kayak or paddleboard and head out into the open ocean.

Catch a movie at Sunshine Plaza and take a stroll around this large shopping mall. There are heaps of restaurants in Maroochydore, so stop for a bite to eat at any of these excellent venues and try some of the best Queensland seafood on offer.

Maroochydore also hosts surfing events and community festivals throughout the year which draws thousands of visitors to their shores.

For those looking for a quiet place for kids to swim and play, try Cotton Tree, near the mouth of the Maroochy River, which is surrounded by parklands and boasts picnic areas, walking trails and a caravan park. Not far from the beach, there are shops, cafés, and restaurants at the Cotton Tree Esplanade, where visitors can drop by after a swim.



Maroochy Bushland Botanic Garden

Maroochy Bushland Botanic Garden

Tanawha, QLD

The Maroochy Bushland Botanic Garden comprises 82 hectares of lush forested areas and is located off Tanawha Tourist Drive. The gardens are a place of natural beauty, where visitors can come for a peaceful stroll and...

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Maroochydore RSL Military Museum

Maroochydore, QLD

The Maroochydore RSL Military Museum houses a unique curated collection of all types of memorabilia taken from global conflicts that Australia has engaged in throughout the years. There are medals, weapons, photos...

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Sunshine Plaza

Sunshine Plaza

Maroochydore, QLD

Sunshine Plaza is one of the top-rated shopping and lifestyle destinations on the Sunshine Coast. It is also the largest in the region and has been around since 1994. Given its complete range of amenities, well-kept...

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Goat Island Conservation Park

Goat Island

Maroochydore, QLD

The Maroochy River Canoe Trail is ideal for families, seniors, couples, and groups with all levels of fitness and paddling experience. Make your way to Goat Island near the mouth of the Maroochy River, where you will...

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Maroochydore Homemaker Centre

Maroochydore Homemaker Centre

Maroochydore, QLD

The Maroochydore Homemaker Centre is a one-stop shopping destination for all things home and living. It provides an outstanding shopping experience complete with everything that you need for create and maintain a...

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Cotton Tree Beach

Cotton Tree Beach

Maroochydore, QLD

Cotton Tree Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches around Maroochydore. The stunning beach area, kids’ play area and charming cafes here make it the perfect place to spend a day in the sun. Cotton Tree Beach...

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Maroochydore Beach

Maroochydore Beach

Maroochydore, QLD

Maroochydore Beach is a popular beach area in Queensland. It’s safe for swimming and excellent surfing, with terrific surf breaks just off Alexandra Headland. The beach is patrolled by one of the oldest lifesaving clubs...

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Chambers Island

Chambers Island

Maroochydore, QLD

Located in the middle of the Maroochy River, Chambers Island is a fantastic getaway which can be accessed by footbridge or boat. Chambers Island is a great place to retreat when the beaches are bustling with tourists...

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Big Top Market Fresh

Big Top Shopping Centre

Maroochydore, QLD

The Big Top Shopping Centre is a premium shopping centre located in Maroochydore (previously known as Big Top Market Fresh). It’s the perfect place to meet up with friends, grab a great coffee, stop for a bite to...

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Cotton Tree Aquatic Centre

Cotton Tree Aquatic Centre

Maroochydore, QLD

The Cotton Tree Aquatic Centre is a water park where guests of all ages can enjoy water exercises, take swimming lessons, or simply relax. Located next to the caravan park right on the Maroochy River, this centre is a...

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Sunshine Coast Indoor Sports

Sunshine Coast Indoor Sports

Maroochydore, QLD

The Sunshine Coast Indoor Sports is a modern sports venue in Maroochydore that offers a wide range of indoor sporting facilities. The sports catered to here include indoor beach volleyball, football, cricket, and...

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Sunshine Coast Home

Sunshine Coast Home

Maroochydore, QLD

Sunshine Coast Home is a one-stop shopping destination in Maroochydore that has all of your home furnishings and décor covered. The store itself is spacious, and its merchandise provides patrons with a wide list of...

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The Zone Maroochydore

The Zone Maroochydore

Maroochydore, QLD

The Zone Maroochydore is a convenient shopping and lifestyle centre that is centrally located within the Sunshine Coast. It caters to the growing communities not just of the local neighbourhood but the nearby suburbs of...

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Maroochydore Multi Sports Complex

Maroochydore Multi Sports Complex

Maroochydore, QLD

The Maroochydore Multi Sports Complex is a beautiful, modern sports facility that can be hired to host several types of sporting events. With all the first-class amenities found here, this is a venue you’ll love to play...

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Maroochydore Park

Maroochydore Park

Maroochydore, QLD

Maroochydore Park, located along the riverside area of Bradman Avenue, is a popular outdoor recreation and dog park. Dog lovers can bring their pets along to enjoy hours of off-leash fun. Maroochydore Park, Dog Park...

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Maroochydore Rotary Park

Maroochydore Rotary Park

Maroochydore, QLD

The Maroochydore Rotary Park is one of the most popular family parks and playgrounds in Maroochydore. Designed to have something for visitors of every age, it’s no surprise why so many people love coming here...

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Maroochy Wetland Sanctuary

Maroochy Wetland Sanctuary

Bli Bli, QLD

With more than 950 metres of boardwalks through eucalypt forest, rainforest and mangrove forest, the Maroochy Wetland Sanctuary is a great place to spend the day with friends and family. Located in Bli Bli, the...

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Sunshine Cove Park

Sunshine Cove Park

Maroochydore, QLD

Sunshine Cove Park in Maroochydore is one of the most incredible outdoor playgrounds on the Sunshine Coast. Designed for kids of all ages, this playground has an array of world-class facilities for safe and enjoyable...

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Cotton Tree Pier

Cotton Tree Pier

Maroochydore, QLD

Cotton Tree Pier is a popular landmark in this idyllic seaside town. Located near the Esplanade and Second, as well as the Alexandra Headland, this pier is a great place for photo ops – especially at sunset...

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Kuluin Neighbourhood Park

Kuluin Neighbourhood Park

Kuluin, QLD

The Kuluin Neighborhood Park is a quiet recreational area with outdoor gym equipment. The park is 4.94 hectares large and has numerous facilities for kids and adults who want to stay fit. Kuluin Neighbourhood Park...

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Kuluin Skate Park

Kuluin Skate Park

Kuluin, QLD

The Kuluin Skate Park located off Tallow Wood Drive is a community skate park designed for the local community. It’s a popular place for young kids to practice their skating skills but is open to visitors as well...

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Cotton Tree Cenotaph

Cotton Tree Cenotaph

Maroochydore, QLD

The Cotton Tree Cenotaph is a war memorial located in the park, erected in honour of the 100th anniversary of the culmination of World War I. It’s the first cenotaph of its kind in the Sunshine Coast. Cotton Tree...

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