Maroochydore, a major beach resort on the Sunshine Coast, is 95 km north of central Brisbane. It is at the mouth of the Maroochy River, a large stream with headwaters beyond Yandina and Eumundi. The river mouth is in extensive swamp and delta country, a haven for water birds. It is thought that the word Maroochy was derived from an Aboriginal expression describing the red bill of the Australian black swan.

Further Reading: 

Helen Gregory, Making Maroochy: a history of the land, the people and the shire, Fortitude Valley, Boolarong for Maroochy Shire Council, 1991


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