Ocean Day Trip Adventures and Funky Cafes to Entertain You All Night Long

Maroochydore: A Multicultural Experience With A Thriving Live Music Scene

An entertaining night life is guaranteed through the live music and entertainment Maroochydore is popular for. Day trips are even more fun with several funky cafes and fun things to do in the area. Fun time at the beach is something you should not miss - with several spots perfect for enjoying the sun or simply basking in mesmerising nature's beauty.

Picnic and BBQ areas are also plenty. There's lots of native cotton trees to see and take social media-worthy pictures at. Walks along the Coastal area are also a must. Just follow the stretch of Cotton Trees and you'll get to Alexandra Headland - a popular surfing spot in the area.

Top Things To Do and See in Maroochydore


Maroochydore Beach

A great location for families, this pristine beach is frequently patrolled so you’ll feel safer even with little kids in tow. When the area gets windy, you can go ahead to the side of the caravan park for a more secluded time. The Surf Club is your go-to place for affordable dining.


Chambers Island

A fun island to visit, you will enjoy walking across the Maroochy River to get to the perfect spots for picnic and relaxation. There’s also a playground where you can bring along the kids to play. There’s a milk bar and fish and chip shops where you can check out souvenirs to bring home.


Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden

A hidden gem located 25 minutes away from main Caloundra via State Highway 6. There’s plenty of picnic and BBQ areas, scenic gardens, and art sculptures perfect for your social media stories. Different bird species frequent the area and a perfect escape away from the city.


Maroochydore Rotary Park

Another excellent park you can visit with the whole family in Maroochydore. The park is situated near the water and a great place where you can come to swim or enjoy a picnic. Play equipment are available in the area and conveniently located near shopping areas.


Cotton Tree Markets

If you don’t prefer to mix with a big crowd and go shopping for local items and souvenirs, Cotton Tree Markets would be the ideal location for you. There’s a wide variety of items for sale onsite. Good quality leather bags are plenty. Bring some snacks since there’s no cafe in the area.


Sunshine Castle

Considered as one of the largest castles in Australia. Featuring a Norman Style Castle with medieval times adornment, the site serves as a tourist attraction and function venue. It has several educational and function facilities for any unique celebration.

Eat & Drink

Eat and Drink

There are over a hundred Maroochydore restaurants and cafes you can check out when in the area. International cuisines such as Italian dishes, Chinese, Mexican, Thai, and Japanese are available. The Boat Shed Restaurant is a favourite among tourists frequenting the area. Check out the Ba Vigo for Mediterranean Spanish dining or the Backstreet Cafe for an authentic Australian dining experience. Scandic Cafe and The Milk Bar Coffee Co. are awesome and relaxing places to go to grab your favourite blend or to simply enjoy a quiet afternoon.



There's plenty of fun and relaxing Maroochydore accommodation selections. The Sebel Maroochydore is a stunning hotel you can pick to reside while staying in the area. Good sized rooms and entertainment facilities are available at the Aqua Vista Resort Maroochydore and the Majorca Isle. For a more intimate and relaxing experience, you might want to head to the Maroochy River Resort and Bungalows where you are located just by the sea. Bring your fishing rods or go boating as you enjoy this peaceful setting. Long stays are available up to 3 months.

How to Get Here

Maroochydore is an hour and 20 minutes away from QLD’s capital Brisbane. You can rent a car from the airport to head to Maroochydore and get around the suburb. However, it would be ideal to get a shuttle bus to Maroochydore to enjoy the view and relax while you plan your fun activities ahead. Getting to the area via a coach or bus is also an easy and affordable option. There’s plenty of public and prepaid buses you can hop into to reach Maroochydore in less than an hour. There’s also a local bus service available all throughout the town.

Getting Around

A Maroochydore map would be ideal to get around the suburb especially with a rented car, but you can get better savings if you opt to try the public transportation services in the area. There is a local bus service along the Sunshine Coast and could take you in key points around Maroochydore. There’s a few bike lanes in the area making it ideal to rent a bike to use and go around the neighbourhood. Some activities include free point to point transfers from your hotel to your activity area and back. Be sure to inquire about this when you book an activity in advance. Car services are also offered in some of the hotels in the area.


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