Maroochydore Airport is more commonly called Sunshine Coast Airport and serves the towns of the coastal region of Queensland. Maroochydore is part of Australia’s so called ‘Sunshine Coast' on the southern coast of Queensland, less famous than the Gold Coast
, running for 45 miles along the coast, the region is backed by the Glasshouse Mountains which give a contrasting alternative to the beautiful white sand beaches of the area.
The coast is the collective name for the dozens of small beachside resorts that stretch for fifty miles north of Brisbane
. All are popular holiday destinations each offering a different take on Queensland beach life and are visited mainly by Queenslanders and people from Sydney
who have holiday homes there. A number of theme parks have sprung up along the coast including Aussie World and the Ginger Factory, both of which offer basic fun activities for all the family. At Kondalilla you can experience the flora and fauna of an Australian rainforest in the national park there which also encompasses Kondalilla Falls, a 300ft waterfall.
Apart from the white sandy beaches, the resorts are known for their stunning emerald green jungle hinterland, easily reached in a hire car, and their delicious local agricultural produce.
Car hire at Maroochydore Airport is a good option with two hundred square miles of territory to discover. With roads around the airport driving is simple and it is quick to get to your destination as traffic is usually light. The car rental desks can be found in the Arrivals Hall.