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With it's funky cafes, multicultural cuisine and thriving live music scene - Maroochydore is the culteral capital of the Sunshine Coast where you can enjoy an ocean dip during the day and cocktail at night.
The seaside suburb of Cotton Tree is a popular place for a picnic or barbeque - with several play areas for the kids and lots of shade. There's a range of holiday accommodation on offer in this area as well as some great coffee shops along the waterfront.
For those who like being out on the water, Maroochy River offers sunset cruises, fishing charters, canoe hire and acquatic activities like wind-sailing and stand-up paddle boarding. To catch a wave or work on your tan, head to open beaches like Mooloolaba, Alexandra Headland and Maroochydore. Retail therapy can be found at Sunshine Plaza - largest shopping centre in the region with over 220 speciality stores. Maroochydore is approximately 100 kilometres north of Brisbane.
Maroochydore is geographic centre of the Sunshine Coast. Maroochy Tourism quotes, 'If the Sunshine Coast had a beating heart, Maroochydore is it'. The town of 17,045 residents offers an ideal location, situsated at the intersection between rive and ocean. It offers the bend of surf beach and the calm waters of the Maroochy River.
The main surfing beach is popular with surfers. It hosts a number of surfing and surf life saving events. It is also home to sheltered beaches popular with families. These are back by pretty parkland, ideal for picnics or walking. It is the major commmercial centre of the Sunshine Coast, however, it still features a refreshing blend of both business and tourism which makes Maroochydore a refreshing seaside town for vistors and residents to enjoy.