The name Maroochydore comes from the Aboriginal indigenous Yuggera language word 'Muru-kutchi', meaning red-bill: the name of the black swan, commonly seen in the area.
Maroochydore lays claim to a variety of swimming and surﬁng beaches, calm, clean water and green stretches of waterside parklands that have made the town a popular holiday destination – especially for families. The town is also a commercial hub for the Sunshine Coast, giving it an air of bustling vibrancy.
See Sunshine Coast guide for how to get into the region.
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 Maroochydore Airport or other local independents that hire new cars.
By public transport
The Sunshine Coast is part of the south east Queensland translink area. Sunshine Plaza is a hub for the bus services in the area.
There is free internet at the Library.