Many Australians travel to Maroochydore for their annual holidays. The Sunshine Coast in general is a sought-after tourist destination and Maroochydore, in particular, is one of the best destinations. Maroochydore lies on the estuary of the Maroochy River which provides a superb facility for boating, fishing, and swimming. Many families with small kids prefer to swim here than on the surfing beaches which are much more boisterous. There is lots of holiday accommodation lining the riverfront and much of this is in apartment-style resorts that families find so suitable.
Maroochydore is famous for its surfing beaches. From Mooloolaba beach right through to Maroochydore is almost one long beach and again on the north side of the estuary, the beaches commence again from Mudjimba through to Coolum. This gives the surfer a choice of places to go and the family will never be far from the beach no matter the whereabouts of the Maroochydore accommodation they choose to stay. The most popular accommodation in Maroochydore can be found along both the beachfront towards Mooloolaba and along the riverfront near the business center of Maroochydore.
Maroochydore is the center for shopping in the central part of the Sunshine Coast. Sunshine Plaza Shopping center is the largest shopping plaza on the coast. There is also a wide choice when it comes to dining out with great cafes and restaurants everywhere. Apart from being a great holiday destination, Maroochydore is also a thriving residential area and has tens of thousands of permanent residents. There is also a lot of tourist infrastructure in the vicinity. Australia Zoo is nearby and pick-up services will take you and the family there for the day. Underwater World at Mooloolaba is a great place to take the kids and be entertained for the day.
Maroochydore is a fantastic holiday destination.