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How to get to Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast
Destination Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast, Queensland is only just over an hour's
drive NORTH of Brisbane, & 2 hours NORTH of the Gold Coast. You'll find Maroochydore is an easy
journey for sunseekers with several travel options on offer. You can access Maroochydore by plane, car, bus, boat
Maroochydore by Air
Australia’s major domestic carriers Virgin Blue, Jetstar & Tiger Airways fly direct daily to the Sunshine Coast
Airport (MCY) & Brisbane Domestic Airport. Both airports offer many options for transfer to Maroochydore.
Rental cars, limousines & airport transfers are available with SunAir Bus Service operating
numerous door-to-door shuttle services each day from Brisbane Airport (80 minutes from Maroochydore) plus regular
shuttle bus services meeting each plane from Sunshine Coast Airport (10—15 minutes from Maroochydore). Travellers
from overseas fly into Brisbane International Airport with airport transfers by bus, limousine or hire car
available direct to Maroochydore.
Maroochydore by Car
Maroochydore is 110kms north of Brisbane & just over an hour’s drive (70 minutes) at non-peak times.
The M1 Bruce Highway is the major connecting road from Brisbane as you head NORTH to the Sunshine
Once you leave the outskirts of Brisbane’s northern suburbs, this double lane highway
passes through scenic pine forests & you’ll spot the spectacular Glass House Mountains on the left, as you are
After you've passed Ettamogah Pub on your left, stay on the
Highway & keep an eye out for the BP Service Station on your left at Forest Glen. As you pass
this BP, make your way to the left lane ready to take the next exit — which is clearly
signposted to Maroochydore. Follow the large roundabout around to the righthand exit, which brings you
onto Maroochydore Road. Drive all the way along Maroochydore Road through to
Maroochydore itself & there you are — at THE beach! Maroochydore Beach.
Driving Directions by Google
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plot your trip all the way by car!
Maroochydore by Taxi
Suncoast Cabs operate right across the Sunshine Coast. Call 131 008 to book.
Taxi cabs are always ready to take you where you want to go, awaiting your arrival at the Maroochydore Taxi Rank on
Maroochydore by Bus
Intercity coach services operate between Brisbane & Maroochydore daily. You may have to swap to connecting
buses depending on times. Visit www.translink.com.au for all the details & timetables to book.
Interstate coaches such as Greyhound stop at Maroochydore. Sunshine Coast Sunbus services
connect to Maroochydore from Caloundra to Noosa with pickups & dropoffs along the way at Aerodrome Rd,
close to the beach, walking distance to most holiday accommodation. Plus, the Transit Centre at Sunshine Plaza is
the main bus terminal for Maroochydore, right next to the Multiplex Cinemas. You can catch a bus to just about
anywhere on the Sunshine Coast from here.
Take advantage of the FREE BUS SERVICES operating over the Christmas —
New Year Holidays!
Maroochydore by Train
Electric trains travel several times a day to & from Brisbane to Nambour heading north, or Cairns to
Nambour heading south. Nambour is 20 mins drive from Maroochydore.
Sunshine Coast Sunbus services connect from Nambour Station to Maroochydore 7 days a week.
Travelling time by train from Nambour to Maroochydore is approx. 20—30 minutes. For all the details &
timetables to book, visit www.translink.com.au now.
Maroochydore by Boat
Popular Mooloolaba Harbour is a breakwater-protected river mouth capable of handling maxi-yachts with 12—14ft
draught. Both the Mooloolaba Yacht Club & The Wharf Mooloolaba offer excellent marina facilities in the heart
of Mooloolaba, just 10 minutes from Maroochydore. BYO boat!