Maroochydore attractions things to do & see on holiday.
Renowned for warm, lazy days and a laidback beach lifestyle, a holiday in Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast offers easy access to natural beauty beaches, coral reefs and rainforest areas to the north making this seaside holiday village destination favoured for families sunshine Coast vacations or honeymooners alike. Maroochydore was originally named for the local Yuggera word for 'red bill', referring to the black swans of the region, and lies in close proximity to the animal havens of Australia Zoo and Fraser Island.
A shopaholic's paradise enjoy shopping for swim wear, jewellery and browsing small galleries, with the Sunshine Plaza Centre, a plethora of specialist boutiques flouting designer wear along the Esplanade at Mooloolaba Beach: and the nearby Eumundi Markets are famous for the work of local artisans. Browse the stalls for a unique souvenir of your honeymoon in Maroochydore of family break.
Pick up a picnic lunch and dine on the Esplanade, or choose from a range of al fresco restaurants to enjoy a special meal during your Maroochydore holiday; take a Seafood Cruise and enjoy a floating buffet, while the Surf Club allows patrons to dine right on the lip of the waterfront. Dining at Maroochydore showcases the fresh regional produce and international eateries have an Italian, Thai, Japanese or Indian flavour.
Or follow the mouth of the Maroochy River to the scenic Cotton Tree beach; with parklands and weekend markets, this pretty area has picnic spots and bbq areas, great for indulging in the best kind of outdoor dining on your . Burn off your meal with a light stroll around the grounds of the 18 hole Horton Park Golf Club, a fabulous way to unwind on a golfing holiday in Maroochydore.
A holiday on the Queensland coastline is a holiday with world famous beaches and visitors to Maroochydore are spoilt for choice. The Alexandra Headland and beaches in upmarket Coolum are prime surfing beaches, with many locals can be seen paddling out at The Bluff; take a surfing lesson, and enjoy a memorable family holiday activity. Watch kite surfers dance on the calmer waters of the estuary, and safe swimming conditions can be found at the Spit on the southern end of the beach. On a windy day in paradise, Pincushion Beach is a sheltered alternative.
Perhaps let your Maroochydore holiday be the start of an underwater love affair: take a PADI diving course ; and explore the vibrant coral reefs close to the coast, and the fascinating wreck of the HMAS Brisbane. Sunk to create an ideal environment for a diving holiday at the Sunshine Coast HMAS Brisbane dive site is home to amazing marine life; see vibrant coloured tropical fish, bull and eagle rays, nudibranches, turtles and octopus; take a night dive for a memorable Maroochydore honeymoon. Fisher folk can join a deep sea fishing charter where cod, snapper, sweet lip and Spanish mackerel abound for a Maroochydore fishing holiday or a crabbing tour or whale watching tour in season.
Adventurers on holiday in Maroochydore can swim with seals, or dive with sharks at Underwater World; kiddies can run their hands through the touch pool; famous Australia Zoo, awaits you and a leisurely day trip to the World Heritage listed Fraser Island; a unique ecosystem with rainforest edged by perfect sandy beaches, and freshwater lake is perfect to spot nature in the raw on your Maroochydore holiday.