Maroochydore, a city with a lot to offer.
Maroochydore, as we know it today, first began to develop in 1912. By 1920, with a permanent population of 70, it began to grow enough to require schools, churches, business houses, a post office, and even a bitumen main road! Small beginnings for what is now regarded as the hotspot of not only the Sunshine Coast, but in Queensland.
Maroochydore has been ranked as one of the most liveable cities, and it’s not hard to see why. Smarter, greener, brighter are three words that you commonly see used to describe the hub of the Sunshine Coast. From incredible schools, environmentally friendly campaigns to awesome activities, there is so much to do!
Right near Where You Bean Café, you will find Immanuel Lutheran College, one of Sunshine Coast’s leading independent schools. With excellent facilities, beautiful grounds and incredible academic programs, it is the choice school for many families in the area. Of course we can’t look past other incredible schools in the area. Maroochydore State High School and Maroochydore State School are central to the area with a backdrop of beautiful beaches and a vibrant and dynamic atmosphere.
Key things to do in Maroochydore
Apart from remarkable schooling options, there is so much to do in Maroochydore for the adults, or the whole family. There are many things to do on the Sunshine Coast, and so many attractions near Maroochydore, sometimes it’s hard to know where to start!
So let’s start with the funky cafe’s and multicultural cuisine because who doesn’t love good food and awesome coffee? Of course, you can’t go past our very own, Where You Bean Cafe, for a range of delicious dining and amazing coffee. For nighttime entertainment, there are some wonderful bars and restaurants to try out, from the unique, Mediterranean style Piano Bar for a groovy evening, to Sol Bar for great music and pub classics. Swan Boat Hire is a great way to mix activity with food. Hire a boat, try some water activities and indulge in seafood after a fun day.
For a popular location, take a walk through the Sunshine Plaza, the largest shopping centre on the Sunshine Coast, located right in the heart of Maroochydore. With over 220 specialty stores, it is bound to keep you entertained all day.
Also right near the doorstop of our café, you will find Hello Trader, a stunning converted warehouse with a range of goods from local and international brands, selling beautiful textiles, furniture and homeware.
If you’re in Cotton Tree, check out Weir’s Surf Shop for cool surfing history, boards and surf wear, or stroll down to the Cotton Tree Markets on Sunday to see what local designers and artisans have on offer.
If you’re looking for a more quite, family day, head over to Chambers Island, the best local secret spot for a nice beach day away from all the tourists. And to catch some cool surfers and awesome waves, check out Alexander Headland’s beautiful beaches. A bit further south from Where You Bean Cafe, you will stumble into Buderim, an incredible place for forest walks or waterfall walks.
The future of Maroochydore
Maroochydore is best known for its incredible beaches, river precinct and shopping and entertainment. It doesn’t get better right? But it will! With the new city centre, it will turn into a hub of technology, innovation, inner-city living and fantastic entertainment, expanding on the already incredible offerings of the city. With the underground waste systems and digital infrastructure facilities being completed, it is shaping the way for Maroochydore to be the 21st century smart city with a cleaner and greener way of life.
With so much to do and so many incredible places to check out, from shopping facilities, to small boutiques, unique restaurants and bars to beautiful beaches, Maroochydore is a hub for a relaxed and entertaining way of life. Whether it’s for a day, a week or life, it doesn’t get much better than this.
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