From family-friendly Caloundra, all the way up the coast, past Noosa to the Great Sandy National Park, you have Queensland’s naturally beautiful Sunshine Coast. There’s a lot to discover, with the Sunshine Coast encompassing delightful towns and villages in the hinterland too, such as Montville and Maleny. This laid-back region gives you stretches of unspoilt beaches, pristine national parks, cosy mountain chalets, fine dining in places like Hastings Street – and great coffee is never hard to find. It's time to plan a visit to the Sunshine Coast.View our Sunshine Coast travel guide
Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Maroochydore (MCY)
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Melbourne (MEL) to Sunshine Coast (Maroochydore) (MCY)
Reasons to fly with Qantas
Visiting from Melbourne to Sunshine Coast (Maroochydore)
Melbourne to the Sunshine Coast flight information
The approximate flight time for flights from Melbourne to the Sunshine Coast (Maroochydore) is 2 hours and 10 minutes.
How many flights go to the Sunshine Coast from Melbourne on a daily basis?
On average, there are 2 flights per day from Melbourne to the Sunshine Coast.
When to visit
The Sunshine Coast is named just that, as the region shines all year round, making it popular holiday destination year round. During summer (December to February) daytime temperatures average around 17 to 28°C, making it a great time to enjoy time at the many stunning beaches. It's tropical weather during this time, with rainfall in the afternoon from the Queensland storms, cooling the hot day down.
What is the main airport called?
Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY)Opens external site in a new window is located 9km (5.6 miles) from Maroochydore town centre.
Arriving in the Sunshine Coast
After the friendly staff at Sunshine Coast Airport greet you on arrival, there are a few easy options to discover the Sunshine Coast region.
Getting into Sunshine Coast from Sunshine Coast Airport
Transport options to the Sunshine Coast region include Con-X-ion Airport Transfers, private cars, taxi, and rideshare share options. To best way to explore further afield for example to Noosa is to hire a car.
Getting around Sunshine Coast
Travel on the convenient Sunbus, which takes you to all suburbs, major shopping centres and around region easily. Otherwise you can hire a car to give you the freedom to explore or use a rideshare service. Walking and cycling along the many well-pathed paths is also an easy way to get around the Sunshine Coast.
Fly from Melbourne
Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.
What is the main airport called?
Melbourne Airport.Opens external site in a new window Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Melbourne are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
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