Maroochydore is the geographic centre of the Sunshine Coast. "If the Sunshine Coast had a beating heart, Maroochydore is it."
Maroochydore is the geographic centre of the Sunshine Coast. "If the Sunshine Coast had a beating heart, Maroochydore is it." The town offers an ideal location, situated at the intersection between the river and the ocean. It offers the blend of surf beach and the calm waters of the Maroochy River.
The name "Maroochydore" comes from the Aboriginal word for "Home of the black swan", a reference to the stunning wildlife that make the Maroochy River their home.
Maroochydore is well known in Australia for the quality of lifestyle it offers; a mix of the Sunshine Coasts and the hustle and bustle of a major regional centre.
Maroochydore is just a short drive to the natural beauty of Noosa Heads, and is just minutes from the nightclub and bar precinct in Mooloolaba. This is a location which genuinely offers something for everyone.
Residents and visitors can enjoy a subtropical climate tempered by the ocean - therefore, it is never blazingly hot and rarely freezing cold. Tropical lighting storms are common in the summer months.
The temperature range from 17°C to 28°C in the height of Summer and 10°C to 23°C in Winter.
The public transport in Maroochydore is accessible via train and connecting bus via Nambour Station, Woombye Station, and Landsborough station on the Nambour. Operated by Queensland Rail's Citytrain and TransLink.
Various bus routes connect Maroochydore to Buderim, Coolum, Kawana, Caloundra, Nambour and Noosa.
One way ticket: $3.15A
Monthly ticket: $150A
Underwater World Sea Life Mooloolaba: Take a journey to another world through an 80 metre tunnel of discovery. Almost 20,000 fish live in the huge 2.5 million litre Oceanarium. So much to explore, sea and learn.
Wine Tasting: Located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, Settlers Rise has developed into one of Queensland's premier wineries and offers a unique experience for everyone.
Australia Zoo: You can't visit the Sunshine Coast without a trip to Australia Zoo, home of the Crocodile Hunter! A great day out for young and old.
Scenic Helicopter Flights: There are a variety of charters to enjoy, all with magnificent views of the Sunshine Coast like you have never seen it before.
Mooloolah Valley Riding Centre: Get out, saddle up and experience the Aussie Dude Ranch. Fun for all ages riding safe horses or ponies. The expert guides will take you on some great Tourist Trails.
Whale Watching' Mooloolaba or Hervey Bay: Enjoy a beautiful day viewing the whales close up at play!