Maroochydore is an city centre on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. At the 2016 Australian Census the city location recorded a populace of 16,800. Maroochydore is a first-rate business vicinity of the Sunshine Coast with maximum buying precincts placed in the crucial commercial enterprise district. It is domestic to the Sunshine Plaza shopping centre and the Sunshine Coast's predominant bus interchange for TransLink services operated by using Sunbus.
Maroochydore is likewise a venue of foremost surf recreation carnivals, and is a popular holiday point from which to journey the rest of Queensland. The call Maroochydore comes from the Aboriginal indigenous Yuggera language word 'Muru-kutchi', meaning red-bill: the name of the black swan, normally visible within the place. Maroochydore is the sixth metropolis noted in the original version of the music "I've Been Everywhere". The city of Maroochydore become subdivided from the Cotton Tree reserve by Surveyor Thomas O'Connor in 1903.
The land turned into received from William Pettigrew who had a wood depot at what's now Wharf Street. Andrew Petrie for the duration of his 1842 exploration of the coast gave the call Maroochydore to the place. It become derived from the word "murukutchi-dha" in the language of the Brisbane River Aboriginal Gubbi Gubbi humans, who observed Petrie on his exploration. It literally way "the place of the crimson payments" this is the black swans.