Destination guide

Escape to Maroochydore holiday homes to rent

With trendy cafes, international cuisine and a thriving music scene, Maroochydore is an ideal destination for urbanites looking for relaxation on the beach by day and parties by night. Activities in Maroochydore range from surfing and picnics to gourmet dining and waterfront cocktails, making it perfect for families, couples or the solo traveller. Holiday homes to rent put you in the heart of this vibrant city.


Sightseeing in and around Maroochydore

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Maroochydore a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Australia Zoo (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
  • Twin Waters Golf Club (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Aqua Fun Park Twin Waters (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Big Pineapple (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)

Seasonal weather in Maroochydore

Travellers enjoy Maroochydore for its surfing. If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, December, January, February and March are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 27°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Maroochydore

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Maroochydore is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Maroochydore Beach (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Foote Sanctuary of Buderim (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Alex Beach (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Aqua Fun Park Twin Waters (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Mudjimba Beach (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Mooloolaba Beach (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Maroochydore

Fly into Maroochydore, QLD (MCY-Sunshine Coast), the closest airport, located 3.4 mi (5.5 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Transport to Maroochydore holiday rentals

The Sunshine Coast and Maroochydore are easy to navigate and have many modes of transport. Regional airports have domestic and international flights, and local bus services run throughout the region. Car hire gives you the flexibility to explore at your own pace and get to and from your holiday accommodation to nearby attractions, though tour companies and private limousine services are available for sightseeing in the area.

Food & drink 

Sample delicacies in Maroochydore

In Maroochydore, delicacies of Queensland like Moreton Bay bugs, prawns and tropical fruits mix with artisan food culture and gourmet cuisine to create distinctive flavours of the area. Hip cafes, restaurants and eateries offer a range of regional delights for a unique dining experience on your Maroochydore retreat. Holiday homes are close to many eateries in the area, giving you endless options for dining out.

Family friendly

Family fun near Maroochydore holiday homes

Maroochydore is a family-friendly destination with a variety of fun attractions for enjoyment with the kids. Chambers Island, a beautiful island with forests, sandy beaches, rocky terrain and a nature reserve is the ideal place for an afternoon of fishing, swimming and outdoor recreation. Cotton Tree Beach, a soft-sand beach with gentle waves for young children to swim and play, is also good for families looking for beach fun. Sunshine Castle, a unique medieval castle attraction with entertainment and historical artefacts, and Mudjimba Beach, a scenic coast with a playground, casual eateries and fishing and surfing opportunities, are also great for families. For more adventure, try your luck with the Bellingham Maze, an elaborate outdoor maze in a beautiful location that’s fun for both kids and adults.

Where to stay near Maroochydore?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 727 holiday rentals near Maroochydore. From 364 Houses to 279 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Maroochydore is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Maroochydore?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Maroochydore. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Sunshine Plaza: 2,003 holiday rentals
  • Spa Vitality: 1,991 holiday rentals
  • Maroochydore Beach: 2,004 holiday rentals
  • Noosa Beach: 1,352 holiday rentals
  • Coolum Beach: 1,760 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Maroochydore listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Maroochydore?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 364 Houses in Maroochydore. Our other popular types of Maroochydore holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 279 holiday houses
  • Villas: 9 holiday houses
  • Studios: 289 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Maroochydore?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 424 holiday homes with pool available in Maroochydore. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.