In the Sunshine Coast’s cultural hub of Maroochydore your days will consist of ocean dips and SUP sessions on the river by day, and exploring the live music and vibing foodie scene by night. Yes, Sunshine Moments after Sunshine Moments roll in this seaside suburb.
What The Locals Love
❤️ Go for an early morning canoe down the Maroochy River.
❤️ Lift your heart rate with a jog through Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens.
❤️ Fill up on pan Asian eats at Giddy Geisha.
❤️ Catch a live music gig at Solbar.
❤️Shop til you drop at Sunshine Plaza.
A haven of natural wonders and outdoor adventures, mother nature does all the hard lifting in this green-filled sanctuary. Slow things down with a kayak, canoe or SUP down the Maroochy River or in Cotton Tree’s calm waters, and pull on your runners for a wander through Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens. Lagoons, palm-filled gullies and rainforest cover this 82 hectare oasis. Continue on for a stroll along the scenic coastal walk stretching from Cotton Tree to Alexandra Headland, the salty sea breeze keeping you cool and the stunning views of the glittering ocean leaving you with a permanent grin. To see this beautiful region in all its beauty, take to the skies with a ride on Paradise Seaplanes or get eye-to-eye with marine life on a laid back cruise on the Maroochy River with Cruise Maroochy.
The Boat Shed, Cotton Tree
Hungry? Make a beeline to Ocean Street. A hub of restaurants and bars, you’ll hear the live music drifting out from the venues that line the street. Try Lilianas Trattoria or Soka for tasty treats of Junk and SolBar for decadent cocktails and live beats. A short stroll or drive away, a visit to Orleans, Giddy Geisha and Market Bistro will not disappoint your taste buds. And for a true local’s experience, you can’t go past sundowners at Alexandra Headland Surf Club’s sand-fringed downstairs bar.
Finally, you can’t visit Maroochydore without giving your wallet (and legs) a workout at the Sunshine Plaza, the Sunshine Coast’s largest shopping centre with a whopping 220 stores, plus there’s a riverwalk lined with drool-worthy eateries slinging delicious dishes from am to pm. It’s total holiday vibes.
Next Level, Maroochydore