The Sunshine Coast’s Maroochydore is the perfect spot to be these summer holidays. Being the hub of the Sunshine Coast, it is where it’s all happening with a whole host of “summery” activities to engage in.
Here’s the scoop on where to have lots of summer fun in Maroochydore:
Best Places to Swim
Maroochy River – The calm shallow waters and white sandy shores of the river near the river mouth and Pincushion Island are ideal for swimming, particularly for small children.
Maroochydore Beach – Swim within the flagged patrolled area of the beach, patrolled by lifeguards or walk down to the river mouth.
Serenity Falls, Buderim – For a reinvigorating freshwater swim try the best but not-so-well-kept secret swimming spot at Serenity Falls in the Buderim State Forest.
Cotton Tree Aquatic Centre – If you want to do some laps or entertain the kids for hours then the heated swimming pools and Waterpark at Cotton Tree Aquatic Centre are great.
Best Places to Surf
Maroochydore Beach – Anywhere between Maroochydore and Alexandra Headland provides a small well-formed wave that supplyies power and speed. Very rippable.
Pincushion – Behind the caravan park next to the Maroochy rivermouth. WSW winds, all tides and nice SE swell normally sees some hollow peaks.
Alexandra Headland – There is good swell direction for fun beginner waves near Alexandra Point. Rights and lefts break over sand with rocks off the point and also exposed coffee rock scattered on the shoreline.
Best Water Activities
There are plenty of places in Maroochydore, along the riverfront and beach that rent out equipment for water activities. Otherwise check out M1 Resort’s Tours Page and book a water activity tour.
• Stand Up Paddle Boarding
• Jet Skiing
• Scuba Diving
Best Places To Chill Out
Sunshine Plaza Riverwalk – Grab a drink and a bite to eat then sit back, relax and enjoy the sounds of local musicians on the Riverwalk. Catch this free entertainment every Saturday from 5:30pm – 8:30pm and Sunday from 11am – 2pm.
Cotton Tree Park & Markets – Chill out in Cotton Tree Park full of large grassy spaces, playground areas for the kids and sheltered picnic tables and BBQs, perfect for a Sunday picnic. Check out the colourful Cotton Tree Markets every Sunday in King Street, Cotton Tree from 8am to 12pm.
Ocean Street & Nights on Ocean – This vibrant street, full of restaurants and bars comes to life the second Friday of every month from 5pm to 9pm with markets, local arts and crafts, live music and entertainment.
Escape to the Sunshine Coast’s Maroochydore for your next summer holiday. Book a one, two or three bedroom apartment at the stylish M1 Resort in the heart of Maroochydore, close to the river, beach, shopping centres, restaurants and bars. BOOK NOW