Maroochydore Tourism

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Maroochydore is an urban centre on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 Australian Census the urban area recorded a population of 47,645. Maroochydore is a major commercial area of the Sunshine Coast with most shopping precincts located in the central business district. It is home to the Sunshine Plaza shopping centre and the Sunshine Coast's major bus interchange for TransLink services on Sunshine Coast. Maroochydore is also a venue of major surf sport carnivals, and is a popular holiday point from which to travel the rest of Queensland. The name Maroochydore comes from the Aboriginal indigenous Yuggera language word 'Muru-kutchi', meaning red-bill: the name of the black swan, commonly seen in the area. Maroochydore is the sixth town mentioned in the original (Australian) version of the song "I've Been Everywhere". The town of Maroochydore was subdivided from the Cotton Tree reserve by Surveyor Thomas O'Connor in 1903. The land was acquired from William Pettigrew who had a timber depot at what is now Wharf St.

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Facts and Stats for Maroochydore*

  • Pollution Statistics in Maroochydore

    Know the pollution level of Maroochydore before you plan your visit.

    • Noise and Light Pollution 5 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 10 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 10 (Very Low)
  • Maroochydore: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Maroochydore for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Maroochydore.

    • Burglary and Theft 21.43 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 21.43 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 32.14 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 7.14 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 32.14 (Low)
    • Attacks 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 71.43 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 32.14 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 28.57 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 35.71 (Low)
  • Living in Maroochydore - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 70.76 (High)
    • Climate Index 98.2 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 2.41 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 9 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 85.56 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.48 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Maroochydore

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Maroochydore

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.51 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 46.03 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 100.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 69.05 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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