See Sunshine Coast guide for how to get into the region.
Car is by far the easiest way to see most attractions in a short amount of time, or at your own pace. Larger car hire companies may offer relocations to Brisbane Airport or the Gold Coast. Try the major national renters with services at Maroochy Airport or other local independents that hire new cars.
- Cut Price Car Rentals
- East Coast Car Rentals.
- Suncoast Car Rentals
- Select Rent A Car
- Thrifty Car Rental
By public transport
The Sunshine Coast is part of the south east Queensland translink area. Sunshine Plaza is a hub for the bus services in the area.
- Cotton Tree
- Top Shots Fun Park
- Walk across the Maroochy River bridge to Chambers Island
- Sunshine Plaza, Horton Parade, ☎ +61 -7-5443-4133. A shopping mall with large outdoor areas around a waterway. Normal chain stores are represented, but there are also paddle boats and quite a few eateries alfresco style.
- Lucky's Dial-A-Pizza
- Maroochydore Seafood, Fish and Chips
- India Today
- Thai Mangoes restaurant
- Sun See Chinese Restaurant
- Cala Luna Italian Restaurant
- Maroochy Chinese Takeaway
- Toscanis Café Bar Restaurant
- McDonald's Maroochydore
- Xings Chinese Restaurant
- Pig 'N' Whistle Sunshine Plaza. Brews their own IPA, available on tap. A rare find in Australia.
- Banyandah Towers, 150 Duporth Ave., ☎ +61 7 5443-6911. 3.5 star apartment
- Maroochydore YHA Backpacker, 24 Schirrmann Drive, ☎ +61 7 5443-3151.
- Suncoast Backpackers Lodge, 50 Parker Street, ☎ +61 7 5443-7544.
- Maroochy River Resort & Bungalows (Maroochy River Bungalows), 38-46 David Low Way, Maroochydore (behind the Waterfront Hotel & BWS), ☎ +61 7 5448 4911. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: 10AM. Self contained family holiday cabins. Private boat ramp, kayaks, tennis, bbqs, pools, sunlounges. Close to the action but away from the rat race. $350-1400 per week.
- The Sebel Maroochydore, 20 Aerodrome Road, ☎ +61 7 5479 8000. Apartment-style accommodation on Maroochydore beach, views of the beach, river and hinterland.
There is free internet at the Library.
- Maroochydore Towing Service Accident and emergency vehicle recovery, Sunshine Coast areas 24hr service.