Suburb Profiles


Maroochydore is the geographic and commercial heart of the Sunshine Coast.  Few other holiday destinations offer their visitors the luxuries of CBD life combined with the ambience of a relaxed beachside town.  Maroochydore offers the biggest shopping venue for the shopping fanatic, first-class accommodation, exquisite dining and the perfect choice for swimmers and surfers.   Maroochydore is convenience and variety - from golf, bowls, or tennis, or simply a relaxing day on the beach offering a natural playground for all. Along the Maroochy River you'll find idyllic picnic and still-water swimming destinations.  Journey to the mouth of the river to marvel at Pincushion Island, a tall sand and rock formation famed for its fishing and mystery as its appears to change position in the river.  Experience one of the exquisite waterfront restaurants and then work off dinner on the dance floor at a nightspot and then stroll home to your choice of accommod...

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Mooloolaba is a tourist resort township in the centre of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 100km north of Brisbane.  Mooloolaba is bounded on the east by the Coral Sea, on the south by the Mooloolah River, on the north by Alexandra Headland and to the west by Buderim. Mooloolah harbour (actually the mouth of the Mooloolah River) is the home of a large fleet of fishing vessels, as well as the northern base for the pilot vessels that control shipping through Moreton Bay and the Port of Brisbane.  The Esplanade facing Mooloolaba beach is a centre for tourist activity, containing the Under Water World Marine Park, as well as many clothing and souvenir shops, restaurants and galleries.  There are also camping grounds, backpacker hostels and canal villas.  With its miles of safe, golden beaches, Mooloolaba is the newer "funky" vibe after dark that visitors are embracing with smiles. During the past 10 years, Mooloolaba has become one of Australia's most vibrant and excit...

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Alexandra Headland

Alexandra Headland, known by the locals as 'Alex', is a small coastal community situated on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.  The Town has a relaxed and laid back atmosphere that compliments the soothing rolling surf and inviting golden beaches.  Alexandra Headland is also ringed by Mooloolaba, Buderim and Maroochydore with a superb coastal sweep to the north and bush setting foothills to the west.  Alexandra Headland's main attraction being the magnificent coastal frontage of beach with views extending as far as the eye can see.  For the active, there is an outdoor skate park right alongside the beachfront.  Picnic and barbecue areas to enjoy that family day....

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