Suburb Profile

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The North Shore region of the Sunshine Coast comprises the area north of the Maroochy River and follows the coastline through to Peregian Beach. From bustling esplanades to uncrowded beachside havens, this unique slice of the Sunshine Coast offers something for everyone. The enviable combination of being in such close proximity to the beautiful coastline as well as the main arterial routes and some of the Sunshine Coast’s best infrastructure makes this location an unrivalled place to call home. One of the most significant regional assets located within the North Shore area is the Sunshine Coast Airport. The Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project represents the ongoing development of an airport that has been operating and evolving for more than 55 years. As the region continues to grow, the airport is expanding to meet the needs of the community and to continue to support the development of the region’s economy - a major drawcard for the North Shore area.


Marcoola is a unique, eclectic suburb that boasts a wide range of differing residential pockets as well as offering beachside apartment living all within walking distance from beautiful, uncrowded white sand beaches. The original Marcoola is a residential enclave with a true community vibe, with the local shops, café and weekly night markets centred around a beachside playground and grassy park perfect for gatherings with friends, family and neighbours. Marcoola also includes the nearby developments of Town of Seaside and Mount Coolum Shores which are newer and offer mixed living such as apartments and townhouses as well as residential homes. The nearby Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project means the runway realignment is in an advantageous direction for Marcoola residents, as well as providing growth and stimulation for the local economy.

Coolum Beach

Coolum is the central hub of the North Shore region. Bounded by the beautiful Coral Sea to the east and Yandina Creek to the west, Coolum is a growing residential and tourist area with a family friendly atmosphere and strong connection within the local community. Encompassing the suburbs of Yaroomba and Pt Arkwright to the south, as well as the industrial and commercial areas to the west, Coolum is a diverse community with well-established infrastructure and a synergy with the coastline to which it adjoins. People are drawn to live in Coolum due to the quiet and peaceful neighbourhoods, the parks, playgrounds, local community library, recreational and sporting facilities and wide ranging dining and entertainment options available.

Twin Waters

Twin Waters is the southernmost suburb of the North Shore region and is a boutique residential community positioned on a picturesque canal system. Surrounded by the waters of the Pacific Ocean, the Maroochydore River and the salt water canals, Twin Waters is a tranquil slice of paradise within close proximity of the urban centre of Maroochydore and the Sunshine Coast airport. Residents of Twin Waters can enjoy the peaceful surrounds including parks and walkways, the Maroochy River Conservation Park, fishing or boating on the nearby waterways, playing golf at Twin Waters Golf Club or relaxing on the beach close by.

Pacific Paradise

Once a main thoroughfare, Pacific Paradise is now a relaxed, family-oriented community with a bustling shopping centre and a quiet yet functional vibe. It is the perfect location for anyone wanting to be situated near to the local primary school or day care, is just a few minutes from the beach, and shares access to the Sunshine Coast motorway with the neighbouring suburb of Twin Waters.


Tucked away off the back streets between Coolum and Maroochydore, the mostly residential coastal suburb of Mudjimba has a stunning beach, friendly locals, a smattering of great eateries, a wonderful beachside playground, surf club and plenty of tranquil cycle and walking paths to explore. Locals enjoy the combination of quiet anonymity and close proximity to the Sunshine Motorway which gives convenient access to other parts of the region as well as the Sunshine Coast airport nearby. With the fishing and boating on offer on the adjacent Maroochy River and one of the best surf breaks on the coast to be found at the iconic Mudjimba Island (affectionately known as Old Woman Island) just offshore, Mudjimba is a much-loved beachside haven.