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Posted: 09 May 2016
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Maroochydore, which sits along the Sunshine Coast is one of the major commercial urban areas in Queensland. If you are a shopaholic, this is the place to be. With the famous Sunshine Plaza at its center, this urban area has a huge bus exchange here also, so it’s easy to get to, making it convenient for tourists to travel to all the other areas of the Coast from Maroochydore.
Andrew Petrie, an explorer from the 1800s, named Maroochydore after the black swans in 1842. He even built the first house here and opened a sawmill on the beautiful riverbank. Later on, there was a post office until Petrie closed his mill and basically abandoned the land. Afterward, a surveyor purchased the land and subdivided it into what is now an exquisite seaside resort and urban center that is the heart of the Sunshine Coast.
Actually, Maroochydore is one of the main places where Australians will go for their holiday since it was the very first holiday resort along the Sunshine Coast. It seems to be the mecca of holiday industry out of all the different resort towns in the area. There is so much to see and do here, especially if shopping is on your itinerary. No one can claim to be bored in a place like this.
The thing is, an itinerary isn’t really needed. The relaxed atmosphere is breath-taking. Sitting on your balcony from a luxury apartment or on the beach watching the surf, Maroochydore is filled with fun and sunshine. If you love shopping, plan to spend the day at the Sunshine Plaza, with its outdoor areas surrounded by a waterway. Alfresco eateries, paddle boats, and chain stores can be found here. Girls night out at the Plaza sounds heavenly. Or, guys night out if shopping isn’t your thing. Take the ladies and relax on the paddleboats or at one of the many eateries.
If you are looking for beaches and surfing, clean water that is so calm, and parklands along the water that make you want to come back each year for another holiday, Maroochydore is the place to be.