Maroochydore is a coastal town and suburb of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. The town 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 Street. Its name comes from the Aboriginal indigenous Yuggera language word 'Muru-kutchi', meaning red-bill and referring to the black swan, which is commonly seen in the area.
Maroochydore has a population of over 16,800 people. Maroochydore also forms part of the wider Sunshine Coast metropolitan area which has a population of over 340,000 people.
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