Maroochydore is a coastal town along Queensland's Sunshine Coast. It's known for its white-sand beaches, dark-blue ocean waters and as a major commercial area full of shopping precincts, trendy clubs, fine dining and more. Surfers are drawn to this area for the great waves along the beaches, and many major surf carnivals are held here every year. Beyond that, Maroochydore is a staging ground for exploring the whole of Queensland. Here you'll find swimming, theme parks, aquariums, water sports and more. If you're looking for an exciting and fun family holiday adventure, Maroochydore accommodation is a great way to start.
Visit Maroochydore for fun parks, nature adventure and more
Travellers on holiday who secure rentals in Maroochydore will never be at a loss for something to do. You can swim, surf, fish and boat from Maroochydore Beach. You can visit Chambers Island for calm waters, fishing and outdoor recreation. Sunshine Castle offers a medieval-style castle, museum and opera for a historical experience. Bellingham Maze is a fun hedge maze you can explore on the grounds of a golf course. The Ewen Maddock Dam offers scenic views of a man-made lake and spillway across Adlington Creek. These are just a few of the attractions you can enjoy from Maroochydore holiday rentals.
Go swimming near Maroochydore Beach holiday rentals
Maroochydore Beach is a popular destination not just for swimming and surfing but for boating and fishing as well. It's a well-appointed and -maintained beach that offers showers, restrooms and lifeguards so you can be clean and safe the whole time you're there. Families on holiday here will enjoy a Maroochydore beach rental with 2 bedrooms that sleeps up to 4 people and is within walking distance not only of the beach itself but of the local cafes, restaurants and shopping areas. A kitchen with dishes and utensils allows for some self-catering, and laundry facilities are on-site.
Enjoy shopping at Sunshine Plaza from Maroochydore rentals
Anyone with a shopping bug will want to check out Maroochydore accommodation near Sunshine Plaza. This massive shopping centre offers 345 different stores and services spread over 2 floors, from independent boutique shops to the most modern and current big-name brands. You'll also find many entertainment options here for those rainy days, including a multiplex cinema playing the current hit films. A 2-bedroom villa that sleeps 4 can be your home away from home just over 2 kilometres from Maroochydore centre with WiFi, nearby playground facilities and easy access to the shopping centre.
Take the kids to an aquatic park for family fun
Aqua Fun Park, less than a 20-minute drive from Maroochydore in Twin Waters, offers a day full of fun for the entire family. This inflatable water park offers over 200 metres of runways, slides and obstacles all connected in a circuit and floating right on the waters of the Sunshine Coast. Though located inside a resort, it's open to the public and everyone is welcome. Maroochydore holiday rentals near here not only offer you wild and exciting family fun, but you'll also be right across the street from a white-sand beach where you can swim, sunbathe and stroll along the waters.
Cotton Tree Holiday Park is central to many local attractions
Cotton Tree Holiday Park is a caravan park but is also central to many fun and exciting local attractions. It places you on the waters of the Maroochy River and is just steps away from Maroochydore Beach, where you can surf the waves or just lie in the sun. If you prefer more cultivated swimming, the Cotton Tree Aquatic Centre is right next door. Cotton Tree also offers a number of restaurants, cafes and boutique shops to enjoy, and you'll find picnic and barbecue facilities and everything else you need for a day of family fun.
Take a day trip along the Sunshine Coast
If you're interested in a day trip, a tour of the Sunshine Coast offers intrigue, adventure, fun and excitement for travellers of all stripes. All along the coast, you can find beach resorts, rural hinterland to explore, surf spots, national parks, nature preserves and more. Heading north, you can find multicoloured sand dunes and mangrove forests. Upscale areas like Noosa Heads, just 40 minutes away, offer boutique shops, walking trails through national parks and waterways to explore. You'll find something for everyone to enjoy along the Sunshine Coast, and it starts from Maroochydore accommodation.
Visit the nearby aquarium from Maroochydore accommodation
The SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium is just a 12-minute drive from Maroochydore holiday rentals and offers educational fun and excitement for kids and adults alike. You can take an 80-metre jaunt on a moving walkway under a 2.5-million-litre oceanarium with rays, eels, grey nurse sharks, whitetip reef sharks, sandbar whalers and zebra sharks. You can visit Seal Island and interact with fur seals and sea lions. You can even see large species of crabs and a freshwater crocodile. Regular shows and talks occur daily, and it's all just minutes from Maroochydore accommodation.