Maroochydore is located about 100 km’s north of Brisbane, an urban centre of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. With Caloundra to the south and Noosa to the north it is blessed with 25 km’s of golden sandy beaches including Mooloolaba, Alexandra Headland, Coolum and Maroochydore.
The area was named by Andrew Petrie on his 1842 exploration, after an indigenous word meaning “red bill”, the name of the black swans commonly seen in the region.
The river-mouth, which is now a kite surfer’s paradise, was once the site of a large timber-mill from where the local lumber was shipped to Brisbane by paddle-steamer.
Maroochydore is not only the bustling commercial and central business district of the Sunshine Coast, it is also home t...