We spent 3 nights at the Duporth Riverside Apartments. Location is very central, 3 minutes walk from the nearest supermarket (at The Big Top), and 10 minutes walk from the Sunshine Plaza, largest mall in Sunshine Coast. Beautiful apartment, clean, spacious with a fully-equipped kitchen. Bedrooms are clean, queen-size beds. Master bedroom comes with a jacuzzi. What you can't beat is the breath-taking view from the balcony facing the river and the ocean beyond. On some days, the wind is so strong that the balcony chairs get blown about!
Kids enjoyed swimming in the pool that looks out into the river. It's beautiful and in the evening, hoards of birds, including pelicans fly pass back up the river to roost for the night. We also spent one afternoon by the beach beside Cotton Tree Road, just 20 minutes walk away. The water is calm and shallow, great for younger children. The girls enjoyed picking shells too. I think the fishing is good cos there were a number of people doing that.
We chose Maroochydore as its very central in Sunshine Coast and the attractions are within easy drive (30 mins at most) away. The famous Pineapple Factory has probably seen better days, and could do with a miss. So too the Ginger Factory. We enjoyed the Australia Zoo and the crocodile show, loved the Emundi markets (go early to find parking) where there are loads of Australian made trinkets and unique gift items. I think the kids enjoyed crabbing most - learning to catch yabbies, crabs, feeding the wild pelicans and eating the yummy mud crabs. That's the Catch A Crab cruise at Tweeds Head.
If you love chocolate, must try the San Churro Chocolateria at Sunshine Plaza, dipping freshly made churros into a selection of molten chocolate - to die for!!
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- Discover the diversity of Maroochydore on Queensland's Sunshine Coast from the sun-drenched white sandy surf beaches, the still-waters of the beautiful Maroochy River to the picturesque hinterland with spectacular views, pleasant forest walks and endless ocean and land activities. All this is yours to enjoy the moment you check into this magical location where seabirds, stingrays, kite surfers, boating and canoeing enthusiasts are all part of this beach side community, with an amazing vista of the water from every luxury apartment. ... more less
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