Out and About Around the Airport

Small Shopping Districts


Shopping districts

There are three small shopping districts close to the airport.



Marcoola Beach

Marcoola beach is just around the corner from the airport.  At Marcoola Beach there is:

  • Medical Centre
  • Hairdresser
  • Chinese restaurant
  • Fish and Chips
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Sports Bar
  • Subway restaurant
  • Petrol Station 7/11 24 hour
  • Small supermarket and butcher
  • Bakery
  • Organic fruit and vegetable shop
  • And more…

Pacific Paradise

Pacific paradise is 2-3 minute drive from the airport.  It is the closest shopping area to the Pilot House.  At Pacific Paradise there is:

  • Supermarket
  • Bakery
  • Newsagent
  • Fruit and vegetable shop
  • Vet / Pet store
  • Butcher
  • Chemist
  • Bargain shop (souvenirs, household items, craft, hardware, and more…)
  • Post Office
  • Medical Centre
  • Dentist
  • Physiotherapy / chiropractor
  • Pathology lab
  • Petrol Station
  • Bottle store
  • Tavern with drive through bottle store
  • School

Bli Bli

Bli Bli is about 10 minutes drive from the airport.  At Bli Bli there is:

  • IGA supermarket
  • Butcher
  • Medical Centre
  • Chemist
  • Petrol Station
  • Post Office
  • Newsagent
  • Hair dresser
  • Physiotherapist


Larger Shopping Districts


Larger Shopping Districts

There are larger business and shopping districts a short drive away.




10 minutes drive south which is the main business centre and boasts the Sunshine Plaza, a large and popular shopping centre with movie theatres – see www.sunshineplaza.com


10 minutes drive inland which is has a medium sized shopping and business district and also has the public hospital for the Sunshine Coast region.


15 minutes drive south, is better known as the entertainment district with many cafes, restaurants and night clubs.


20 minutes drive north, known for its cafes and boutique shops.


20 minutes drive south, known for large specialty stores such as furniture, electrical, etc.


1 hour 20 minutes drive south – the capital of the state of Queensland.  Has a large business and shopping district in the centre on the banks of the Brisbane river.