Sunshine Coast in focus: Marcoola

When tourists plan their ‘relaxing’ Sunshine Coast holiday, the obvious option would be to go for Noosa or Mooloolaba. There’s no denying that they are the quintessential coastal destination. But what about those who want a quieter vibe? Or a private oasis that has all the natural features of the more popular destinations but also boasts a community driven vibe?


That’s what Marcoola can offer. Situated between Coolum and Mudjimba, this hidden seaside gem is surrounded by perfect white beaches, cheerful locals and independent retailers who are always ready for a chat.

Those worried about being too far from civilisation can rest assured, Coolum is only a ten minute drive via David Low Way. Though Marcoola is detached from the daily bustle of city life, the pleasures and comforts of modern life are never far away.

The Marcoola Region

Marcoola is a small town framed by a stretch of clear ocean fronts and rugged woodland; there is never a shortage of things to do, things to see and environmental sights to explore. It’s a local hot spot for surfers who made the discovery eons ago that they were in the prime position to witness the Humpback Whale migration and the yearly Hawksbill Turtle laying and hatching. For wildlife enthusiasts, you can revel in the annual flight of the Black Cockatoos, enjoying a feed from the local Banksia trees. You are likely to find a Marcoola local sipping on an organic coffee with a pack of friends before kayaking and snorkelling the weekend away.

For a day trip to one of the Sunshine Coasts most exclusive destinations, you won’t have to travel far. Noosa is only a thirty minute drive north and awaiting you is the luxurious boutiques, cafes and restaurants of the iconic Hastings Street. If an eclectic vibe is more your style, then head inland to the picturesque hinterland of Maleny and Montville where you can spend hours tantalising your tastebuds at the cheese factory, breathing the crisp, earthy air and collecting an array of homemade jewellery, clothes and food products.

Marcoola Real Estate Snapshot

Marcoola is ideal for those looking to invest in a getaway pad or to move to a more peaceful environment. There are configurations and building types to cater to everyone, from granny flats, to duplexes, luxury apartments and modern, double-brick, two-storey houses. Prices rely on three things, location, size and age. Entry level buyers will be happy to hear that a water facing, ground floor apartment starts a mere $70,000, while those wanting to indulge can bank a penthouse flat for a cool $1.2 million. If you want to set up camp with your family, the average median is around $350,000 for a duplex, while a house comfortably sits around $500,000. Curious to find a place to call your own? Keep up to date with the latest listings from your local real estate agent. Your journey into a quiet seaside heaven starts here at Marcoola.

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