Maroochy-what? This town with an interesting name is the unofficial capital of the Sunshine Coast and one of its largest cities.
The name comes from the Aboriginal word for "the place of the black swans", if you’re wondering.
Whether you’re looking for first-rate beaches or first-class shopping, our getaway guide will help you do your best swan dive right into Maroochydore holidays.
What do you think you do in a place called the Sunshine Coast? Hit the beach! The one in town is appropriately called Maroochydore Beach, but you can also head north to Mudjimba Beach or south to Dicky Beach.
If you’re a real beach bum, Maroochydore car rentals make it possible for you to spend your whole holiday exploring. With 60km of coastline, there’s plenty of sandy real estate to go around.
Lose your sunnies in the waves? Head to Sunshine Plaza and fill up the boot of your Maroochydore car hire. In this shopping centre, you don’t even have to walk. It bridges Cornmeal Creek, so you can rent paddleboats to ride the waterway in style.
You can admit it: Sometimes, you need more than the sea breeze in your hair and the sun on your face. Sometimes you need big-city livin’.
Well, explorer, you’re in luck. Hop in your Maroochydore car rental and point south—in 100km you’ll hit Brisbane. Stop off at the Wheel of Brisbane to survey your domain and pick out your next stops: From the botanic gardens to the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, there’s lots to see here.
Ready for a little more sunshine in your life? You need a vehicle from one of Wotif’s sweet car hire options—preferably one with a convertible top. We’ve got the best Maroochydore accommodation and airfares too, so you can complete your package without even leaving this site. Do it now!
Need insider tips on must-see attractions in Maroochydore? Check out our Maroochydore travel guide!