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Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Maroochydore (MCY)

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Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, or PayID. A fee applies for other payments. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Fares displayed are the lowest available and may not apply on direct flights. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines.

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Visiting from Melbourne to Sunshine Coast (Maroochydore)

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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.

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Flight information

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 to enjoy the great outdoors. During summer (December to February) daytime temperatures average around 17°C to 28°C, with warm weather making it the best time of the year to make the most of the glorious beaches. It's tropical weather during this time, with rainfall in the afternoon from the Queensland storms, cooling the hot day down. Spring is also a nice time to visit with less rainfall, clear skies and crisp mornings, ranging from 9°C to 22°C.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY)Opens in a new tab or 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. 

Departure information

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 in a new tab or 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.

Baggage allowance

 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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Ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

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Experience the Qantas difference

Fly with Qantas and enjoy a comfortable journey with familiar smiles waiting to welcome you onboard. 

Included baggage

Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Find out all you need to know about checked baggage.

Food and drinks on every flight

Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine+.

Inflight entertainment

Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight including TV, the latest movies and more+.

Important Information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, PayID or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days.  Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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Disclaimer: ++ Status Credits are earned on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld® member and oneworld connect® airlines only - see the Airline Earning Tables and Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. 

Disclaimer: +Meals, beverages, entertainment and offerings vary between flights and cabins. Alcohol offered during select flight times on select flights.