Car is by far the easiest way to see most attractions in a short amount of time, or at your own pace. Larger car hire companies may offer relocations to Brisbane Airport or the Gold Coast. Try the major national renters with services at Maroochy Airport or other local independents that hire new cars.
The Sunshine Coast is part of the south east Queensland translink area. Sunshine Plaza is a hub for the bus services in the area.
Sunshine Plaza, Horton Parade, ☎ 61-7-5443-4133, . A shopping mall with large outdoor areas around a waterway. Normal chain stores are represented, but there are also paddle boats and quite a few eateries alfresco style.
Pig 'N' Whistle Sunshine Plaza. Brews their own IPA, available on tap. A rare find in Australia.
Maroochy River Resort & Bungalows (Maroochy River Bungalows), 38-46 David Low Way, Maroochydore (behind the Waterfront Hotel & BWS), ☎ 61 7 5448 4911, . checkin: 2PM; checkout: 10AM. Self contained family holiday cabins. Private boat ramp, kayaks, tennis, bbqs, pools, sunlounges. Close to the action but away from the rat race.$350-1400 per week. (-26.64358,153.052597)
The Sebel Maroochydore, 20 Aerodrome Road, ☎ +61 7 5479 8000, . Apartment-style accommodation on Maroochydore beach, views of the beach, river and hinterland.
Maroochydore Towing Service Accident and emergency vehicle recovery, Sunshine Coast areas 24hr service.