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Maroochydore is a beautiful city in Australia, located in the state of Queensland. Its name comes from the Indigenous language Yuggera, where the word 'Muru-kutchi' is the name of the beautiful black swan that lives in the area.
If you are coming from another country, you will most likely arrive via Brisbane Airport. That's why it is highly advisable to rent a car so you can explore the best restaurants in Mooloolaba or enjoy the Mooloolaba nightlife before heading to Maroochydore. It will take you approximately an hour and seven minutes from Brisbane Airport to Mooloolaba via car hire. From there, it is just around an 11-minute drive to Maroochydore.
Maroochydore is a popular coastal holiday destination in Queensland and is known for its relaxed atmosphere, fabulous surfing spots and sheltered beaches. Located in the Sunshine Coast region, activities and must-see attractions in Maroochydore are endless. From kitesurfing to fishing, cycling along the impressive coastline to relaxing on the beach, Maroochydore is truly the beating heart of the Sunshine Coast.
In and around Maroochydore, some of our favourite things to do year-round are:
Summer (December, January, February): There are several water sports and activities to keep you occupied in Maroochydore. If you fancy a paddle or a surf, Maroochydore Beach is the perfect place. Head over to Sunshine Plaza, the largest shopping centre on the sunny coast to find the best bikini or swimsuit to wear to the beach. You can also take a trip along the Maroochy River for a wind down where you can enjoy a romantic sunrise or sunset.
Autumn (March, April, May): Swim, bike and run at the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival, a 3-day multi-sport event held at Mooloolaba Beach every March. Food enthusiasts will be delighted to attend the annual Noosa International Food and Wine Festival in May. Enjoy great food, fine wine and wonderful live music in one of the favourite foodie destinations in Australia.
Winter (June, July, August): Plan your next winter escape by driving to Noosa in your rental car. The Noosa Heads Coastal Walk is a great way to explore all of the spectacular beaches in Noosa and during the winter months, you may even be able to see a Humpback Whale. The drive will take you about an hour via Sunshine Motorway/State Route 70.
Spring (September, October, November): A visit to Brisbane is a must if you want to experience the annual Brisbane Festival. The drive will take you around 1.5 hours from Maroochydore via M1. Held in September each year, the festival features a thrilling program of music, dance, circus, theatre, as well as major public events such as the Sunsuper Riverfire.
Year-round: The best thing about Maroochydore also called “Maroochy” by locals, is it's just a few minutes drive to the nearby holiday destinations of Mooloolaba, Marcoola and Currimundi. A trip to Maroochydore is never complete without a visit to Cotton Tree, Maroochy Surf Club, Ocean Street and Maroochydore Sunday Market.
There are many rental car depot locations in both the Maroochydore CBD and surrounding suburbs to hire a car from in addition to the rental counters at Maroochydore Airport.
Major car rental companies such as Avis, Budget Hertz and Thrifty have multiple depot locations in and around the city centre including:
Avis: 74A Aerodrome Road, Maroochydore, 4558, Australia (Open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, Saturday from 8 am to 12 pm, Sunday from 8 am to 11 am)
Budget: 74B Aerodrome Rd, Maroochydore Qld, 4558, Australia (Open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, Saturday from 8 am to 12 pm, Sunday from 8 am to 11 am)
Hertz: 6 / 28 Aerodrome Rd, Maroochydore, 4558, Australia (Open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 12 pm)
Thrifty: 3 Beech St, Mudjumba, Marcoola, 4564, Australia (Open Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 12 pm)
It is recommended that you check your rental car for any additional damage before you leave the depot. You will also receive a report which shows the existing damage on the rental car. Make sure to notify the car rental representative if you find any extra damage so it can be added. Click here to learn more about the process of checking for damage.
As a tourist destination, Maroochydore is great. Drive your rental car with every member of the family and they will find something to do in Maroochydore, as it offers numerous leisure activities. Move your rental car and experience shopping, sailing, camping, water sports, fishing and rock-climbing which are only a few of the activities on offer. In Maroochydore, there are also many festivals and sporting carnivals. Supporting the slogan 'Beautiful one day, perfect the next', Maroochydore has great weather most days of the year. Although the locals may find swimming in the ocean too cold in winter, there are plenty of tourists from all over the world that still swim in winter.
Only 100 km rental car drive from Brisbane, Maroochydore has become one of the main commercial areas on the Sunshine Coast. The driving time from Maroochydore to Sunshine Coast is approximately 12 minutes via State Route 6 in a car rental.
There are no tolls in Maroochydore. You will only encounter toll roads if you drive to the greater Brisbane area. Click here to know more about toll charges in Australia.
The default speed limit in a built-up area in Queensland is 50km/h unless otherwise indicated by signs. Roads that carry traffic through suburbs and across towns have a speed limit of 60km/h or higher. Keep in mind that the speed limit on these roads is clearly signed.
You'll find it fairly easy to drive in Maroochydore’s city centre, whereas driving in other areas like the Sunshine Coast can be more challenging because of traffic congestion.
There are several petrol stations situated in Maroochydore, including BP Gas Station on Maroochydore Road. This petrol station is open 24 hours. Alternatively, the Vroom Fuel Price Compare app will show you the cheapest fuel prices in Queensland.
You can find parking spaces at the Cornmeal Parade and the Duporth Avenue off-street public car park sites, either side of Aerodrome Road (east of Maud Street) and beyond about Second Avenue. Note that all the parking has a maximum time limit of 2 hours (which is clearly indicated).
We have a list of things to do in Maroochydore below. If you live in Maroochydore or have been there and have any ideas on what to do there, then let us know and we might be able to add it below.
The Beach for the day is a great way to enjoy Maroochydore. Picture yourself sitting on a sandy beach with blue skies and rolling waves. With your rental car, you could even experience more than one beach in the day.
Australia Zoo is one of the largest zoos in the country, where you will see a wide range of animals. Visiting the Australian Zoo is a must and it assures you that your children will be having the best and most enjoyable time possible because they will get the chance to feed and cuddle animals like koalas, elephants and Tasmanian dogs. There are also many wildlife shows worth seeing here at the zoo, one being the crocodile show where men feed crocodiles.
Bring your rental car to UnderWater World which is one of the best aquariums and oceanariums on this planet. This is definitely a must-see because the chance of admiring the Great Barrier Reef and an amazing collection of aquatic wildlife does not come along very often.
Sunshine Plaza is the perfect place for shopping enthusiasts to explore in a rental car. Featuring not only a great diversity of stores but also cinemas and numerous dining options. Since its foundation, in 1994, this commercial centre has been serving the inhabitants of Maroochydore and its surrounding areas.
Mooloolaba is the name of one of Maroochydore's suburbs, but it is mainly known for the wonderful surf beach that it offers. Besides Mooloolaba, surfing passionates can also enjoy this activity on other beaches in Maroochydore, like Coolum and Alexandra Headland. Visit all of these beaches in a rental car which is located among the 25 kilometres of golden sands that the Maroochy Shire offers.
Visit Spa Vitality which is a great recreational centre, where you will relax enjoying a great variety of massages, but also different spa body therapy treatments.