Australian Towns & Cities
Queensland: Maroochydore
Incorporating photos and Information from Michael Greenslade's former Australian Towns, Cities and Highways site

Maroochydore is a major commercial hub on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

Boasting a number of prominent shopping centres, it also close to a number of attractions including Maroochydore Beach, a number of local waterways including the Maroochy River, plus nature reserves to the west of the CBD such as Buderim Forest Park and Eudlo Creek Conservation Park.

The town's name comes from the Aboriginal indigenous Yuggera language word 'Muru-kutchi', meaning red-bill and referring to the black swan, which is commonly seen in the area.

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Aerodrome Road:
Looking southeast on Aerodrome Rd (SR6) at Maroochydore, May 2010.

Image © Michael Greenslade

Maroochy River:
View of the Maroochy River at Maroochydore, May 2010.

Image © Michael Greenslade

1 Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016 Census QuickStats

Last updated: 22 Nov 2019 12:37

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