Maroochydore (suburb)

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Sunshine CoastQueensland
Maroochydore, Queensland 5.jpg
Aerodrome Road, 2006
Coordinates 26°39′18″S 153°05′35″E / 26.655°S 153.093°E / -26.655; 153.093Coordinates: 26°39′18″S 153°05′35″E / 26.655°S 153.093°E / -26.655; 153.093
Population 13,709 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 1,133/km2 (2,934/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4558
Area 12.1 km2 (4.7 sq mi)
LGA(s) Sunshine Coast Region
County Canning
Parish Mooloolah
State electorate(s) Maroochydore, Buderim
Federal Division(s) Fairfax
Suburbs around Maroochydore:
Diddillibah Maroochy River Coral Sea
Kuluin Maroochydore Cotton Tree
Buderim Buderim Alexandra Headland

Maroochydore is a suburb of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, and is the central suburb of the Maroochydore urban centre.

Maroochydore contains a popular surf beach. The Maroochy River's southern bank forms a virtually unbroken stretch of parkland and picnic spots in the area known as Cotton Tree. An oceanway encourages sustainable travel by pedestrians and cyclists along the beaches.

Maroochydore is also a major commercial area of the Sunshine Coast with most shopping precincts located in the central business district. It is home to the Sunshine Plaza[2] shopping centre and the Sunshine Coast's major bus interchange for TransLink services on Sunshine Coast.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Maroochydore (Maroochy Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
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