Those who know Maroochydore well, see it as both the commercial and tourist hub of the Sunshine Coast. Maroochydore is the place where many residents of the Sunshine Coast visit frequently to do their shopping and provisioning. It is also the place chosen by many visitors to stay and enjoy the delightful surroundings and attractions that Maroochydore offers to the many holiday makers that choose to come here for their vacations. Maroochydore has plenty to offer everyone that comes to town. The shopping here is second to none and on the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore has the largest and most comprehensive shopping plazas. You could easily spend a day at Sunshine Plaza which has everything including, supermarkets, large department stores, clothing boutiques and all the service industry shops like hairdressing salons, restaurants and great coffee shops.
When it comes to tourism attractions, Maroochydore has more to offer than any other destination on the Sunshine Coast. There are miles of pristine surfing beaches and they are ranked among the best in the country. Pure white sand that is pounded by an endless line up of waves attracts surfers from all over the country. There are several surf clubs in the region and the local beaches are patrolled by lifesavers. These surf clubs often arrange surf life saving carnivals and these provide an aquatic spectacle that is immensely entertaining with their surf boat races, surf ski and iron man events. The climate is temperate with winter day time temperatures averaging around 21 degrees Celsius and summer temperatures around 29 degrees which makes Mooloolaba one of the most perfect places for beach lovers to visit.
Mooloolaba also lies on the estuary of the South Maroochy River which provides a calm water alternative for those who prefer not to swim in the surf. Much of the best local holiday accommodation fronts onto this river. The river is the ideal location for families to launch their boats and go sailing or fishing or just exploring for the day. Maroochydore also has several golf courses within its boundaries and several more within easy driving distance. This region is a golfer’s paradise with lots of quality options within easy reach. For those mobile visitors who arrive in caravans and motorhomes, Maroochydore provides an ideal stopover. There are several water front caravan parks and these also provide cabin style holiday accommodation.
Maroochydore has a well developed holiday accommodation industry. There are many resorts along the Maroochy River and along the ocean beach front. Most of these resorts feature modern, self contained holiday apartments and have wonderful views of the ocean and beachfront, or the river estuary. They nearly all have on site management and each one has its own individual attractions. Prices vary depending on age and distance from facilities.
The Sunshine Coast is one of Queensland’s best beachside holiday destinations and Maroochydore lies at its centre.