Rise Maroochydore is located centrally on the Sunshine Coast, so you can discover the very best of our stunning region. Here’s a look at some of the attractions and landmarks that you might want to explore and approximately how far they are from Rise Maroochydore Sunshine Coast holiday accommodation.
Maroochy Surf Club
Situated on the beachfront with great views from Noosa in the north to Mooloolaba in the South. Flags Bistro is open daily from noon.
34/36 Alexandra Parade, Maroochydore. 6 minute walk.
Cotton Tree Markets
Open every Sunday from 7am to 12pm. This relaxed local markets features 70+ stalls, set in the charming Cotton Tree precinct.
King Street, Cotton Tree, Maroochydore. 7 minute walk.
Sunshine Plaza is the largest shopping centre on the Sunshine Coast and is home to a wide array or retailers, food outlets and entertainment options including BCC Cinemas, TimeZone and Next Level High Ropes.
154/164 Horton Parade, Maroochydore. 5 minute drive.
Located in the middle of Maroochy River and accessible by foot bridge from the mainland.
A good spot to enjoy fishing, watercraft or just relax with a picnic while the kids play in the playground.
Maroochydore. 7 minute drive.
Sea Life Sunshine Coast + The Wharf Mooloolaba
Explore the underwater world with 11 themed zones and a wide array of aquatic life including sharks, fish, jellyfish, penguins and seals at Sea Life Sunshine Coast!
Right next door to Sea Life you’ll find The Wharf Mooloolaba where you’ll discover great dining options, unique shopping and the departure point for a number of tours including whale watching (seasonal), adventure rafting and cruises.
Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba. 7 minute drive.
Also known as Serenity Falls, the Buderim Falls can be accessed via two paths, from either Lindsey Road or Quorn Close. Both tracks take you on a beautiful walk through Buderim Mountains lush bushland. The path from Quorn Close, while only 350m is quite steep and involves numerous stairs, so requires a moderate level of fitness. The path from Lindsey Road is an easier trek and includes a 600m long elevated boardwalk that ends partway and then continues on a more rugged, forest ramble over rocks and the banks of Martins Creek.
Buderim Forest Park, Quorn Cl, Buderim. 15 minute drive.
Find your way through an 80m x 80m living hedge maze, timber maze, rope maze, tyre maze, and more.
274 Tanawha Tourist Dr, Tanawha. 15 minute drive.
Home to night markets, concerts, events and more. This exciting night time destination offers street food, live music, entertainment and a line-up of cool themed festivals.
Open Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 10pm. 8 The Avenue, Birtinya. 15-20 minute drive.
Sunshine Coast Stadium
Regional sport, recreation and events facility within Kawana Sports Precinct.
31 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina. 17 minute drive.
Family-friendly theme park with over 30 rides and attractions.
73 Frizzo Rd, Palmview. 18 minute drive.
Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden
The Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden showcases plants native to the region. The 82 hectare garden includes a mix of eucalypt open forest and creek-side rainforest, featuring lagoons, rocky and palm filled gullies, and the headwaters of Mountain Creek. As well as abundant wildlife.
51 Palm Creek Rd, Tanawha. 20 minute drive.
McMartin’s Strawberry Farm
Pick your own strawberries at this seasonal strawberry farm. The annual strawberry season commences in approximately May.
Sports Road Bli Bli. 20 minutes drive.
Presiding proudly over the Sunshine Coast landscape, Mount Coolum is an impressive volcanic dome that dates back some 25 million years! Reasonably fit walkers can climb Mount Coolum with the estimated return walk taking approximately 1.5hours. At the Summit (208 metres) climbers will be rewarded with stunning panoramic views.
If you’re planning on making the climb, be sure to go prepared. More information can be found here
21 minute drive.
Queensland Air Museum
Experience Aviation History at Australia’s largest and most diverse aviation museum. With a focus on Australian Aviation history, Queensland Air Museum, is home to nearly 100 aircraft.
7 Pathfinder Dr, Caloundra West. 25 minute drive.
This iconic Sunshine Coast attractions offers family-friendly fun including rides, tours, a unique retail precinct and café.
50 Pioneer Rd, Yandina. 26 minute drive.
Home of Steve Irwin the Crocodile Hunter, the famous Australia Zoo is a haven to over 1200 animals including crocodiles, dingo, echidnas, koalas, wombats, kangaroos, elephants, cheetah, tigers, zebra and much more!
1638 Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah. 28 minute drive.
The quaint township of Montville is a charming destination that boasts stunning views of the Sunshine Coast & hinterland from it’s position perched on the Blackall Range. Attractions include the Kondalilla National Park and Falls, as well as galleries, restaurants, wineries, boutique shopping, and more.
35 minute drive.
The Hinterland town of Maleny is well known for its dairy production, fabulous food and natural beauty.
Attractions include Gardners Falls, Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World, Baroon Pocket Dam, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Maleny Cheese and Maleny Dairy, several top breweries, and more.
45 minute drive.
Noosa National Park
Discover secluded beaches, rugged coastal features and stunning views from the iconic headland. The national park is teeming with native Australian plants and wildlife, and features 15kms of walking tracks winding through lush rainforest, open woodlands and heathlands.
45-60 minute drive.
Book your central Sunshine Coast accommodation close to all the very best tours and attractions staying at Rise Maroochydore.
*pictured boardwalk at Mount Coolum