Waterfront Property Investment Sunshine Coast 2018-08-17T01:29:56+10:00

Waterfront Property Investment Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is a tourist hotspot with over three million visitors every year, making it a prime location for investors eager to purchase holiday properties. Many new residents also move to this area to enjoy the luxurious lifestyle and the peaceful atmosphere. From Noosa through Kawana Water and down to Pelican Waters, investors have several suburbs to consider when investing in waterfront properties.

Maroochy waters

Part of the Maroochydore urban centre, Maroochy Waters is a beautiful stretch of land, adjacent to the Maroochy River. A secluded, peaceful haven, the area has large, luxurious homes with contemporary pools and smaller properties, ideal for new investors. With a median listing price of approximately $749,000 and high interest from renters, Maroochy Waters is a brilliant opportunity. With a stunning beach close by, the area is perfect for holiday home buyers and families. Early in the morning and late through the afternoon, the beach becomes a play area for kids and a fitness fantasy for sports enthusiasts.

Maroochy Waters also has some fantastic restaurants and cafes close by and a full shopping centre close to Maroochy River. There are properties here, right opposite the waterway, offering some stunning views for buyers in a thriving community.


Considered to be the head of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore holds the region’s central business district. Despite this though, the area is much more than an urban jungle. There are tranquil beaches and a range of recreational facilities. The waterfront close to this city is always active, and the Maroochy River provides a breathtaking escape in a gorgeous environment.

Maroochydore is packed full of exciting tourist opportunities from skydiving to a Surf Club. There’s also fashion boutiques, food courts and a grand cinema complex, so it’s an ideal spot for investors hoping to target families.

Twin Waters

This suburb is perfect for investors looking for plenty of space in an idyllic location. Properties here have magnificent modern designs with a median listing price on homes of over $800K. Twin Waters attracts a range of buyers from families with kids to working professionals and retires. Buyers love this area due to the peace and quiet as well as the low levels of traffic. A great international known golf course and wonderfully designed homes, this location is guaranteed to attract both homebuyers and property investors. With brilliant transport links, Twin Waters also offers a great commute to nearby schools such as Lutheran College and serene areas like North Shore Beach.


Mooloolaba median home prices have grown 34.0%, up to $720K, providing a fantastic opportunity for potential investors. This suburb stretches along a line of gorgeous golden sand, guaranteed to attract tourists to the area. Shops, restaurants, lush green parks – this suburb has it all, including its own Sea Life aquarium. Mooloolaba beach was also recently voted one of TripAdvisor’s Top Ten Australian Beaches, and it’s easy to understand why. Family friendly with a focus on safety, it’s the perfect place to relax and unwind at the end of the day, or on the weekends.


Almost surrounded entirely by water and located within the Kawana Waters Urban Centre, Minyama offers fantastic investment opportunities in a picturesque location. Median property prices here are $1.29M with a median rent of $650/w. With deep water access, the area also boasts fantastic fishing opportunities. There are plenty of great eateries as well such as Sundara Indian Restaurant and with Mooloolaba Beach less than a mile away, Minyama is another beautiful spot for relaxation.


A beautiful beach suburb, Buddina offers buyers everything that they could need or want. With a sprawling shopping centre nearby and homes close to the ocean, many properties on the market provide incredible views, perfect for new families or working professionals looking for a quiet place to live. The area offers a residential feel with everything from tennis courts to a surf club. Centrally located, the area also has fantastic schools, guaranteed to impress parents. Properties here have a median price of $761K while the median rent is $500 per week. With a high rental demand, investors buying to let should definitely consider Buddina.


Ideal for active buyers, Kawana has a wide range of activities to explore from canoeing to kayaking along the canal system. With plenty of hidden spots along the coastline, residents can spend hours exploring the waterways. Kawana also has some incredible entertainment options for sports enthusiasts including the Sunshine Coast Stadium. Rugby Union, Rugby League, and AFL are all played here. As well as this, the area has one of the largest shopping precincts and exciting recreational activities such as an indoor Trampoline Park. Offering fantastic value housing, property prices are at a median of $280K, significantly lower than other suburbs along the Sunshine Coast.


This suburb has a western boundary that follows the Mooloolah River. A reserve has ensured no beach developments which has resulted in low levels of traffic. This also ensures there are no high-rise properties along the beach, providing a tranquil, isolated paradise. With a building infrastructure, the central location of Warana ensures fantastic access to both the highway and local public transport. There are plenty of popular local shops too such as Be Fresh and The Fruit Shed. With a butcher and bakery, Warana has everything residents could need close by, without visiting a shopping centre. Ten minutes from Mooloolaba, Warana also boasts an Olympic standard rowing course, that homes international events.


Wurtulla – the final piece of the coastal strip to be developed between Kawana and Caloundra is a perfect choice for investors. With the billion-dollar lake Kawana developments close by, buyers have seen their properties grow in value and this trend is expected to continue. It’s an area ideal for young families who want a spot by the beach that’s also a safe, secluded place to set up home. Many three-bedroom homes in the area have recently been renovated and modernised to ensure they appeal to new families. With shopping centres close by, Wurtulla also has restaurants and cafes within easy travel distance. Current properties have a median price of $575K, but this is expected to grow over the next five years. With a median price range of $658K for properties in the area, Warana has an annual growth of 7.5%.

Pelican Waters

This suburb is an active development area with a new retail centre being built over the next five years, guaranteed to attract fresh interest. Properties here provide plenty of space, and while median prices aren’t cheap at $760K, there is an annual growth of 6.1%. Close to seven different beaches, Pelican Waters is a quiet location with a strong sense of community. It’s a popular choice for investors purchasing holiday homes, but the fantastic private school and abundance of recreational activities make it a great choice for long-term buyers too. A modern city, Pelican waters is a great place for new families and a growing upmarket location. For investors, there are a wealth of homes, villas and apartments to choose from throughout the 810-hectare water-based community.


The median property price of this suburb is currently over $650K while rent is $530 per week. There are certainly some stunning homes to consider investing in across Parrearra, situated right on the waterway. Located south of Mooloolaba, Parrearra is divided by a north-south waterway and the area has been developed since the 80’s. The area is ideally suited for retirement living with a range of recreational activities available, ideal for this demographic. There are plenty of wonderful restaurants to enjoy around the area including Green Zebra and The Curry Bowl.


Best described as the jewel of the Sunshine Coast, the pandanus trees that line this coast suburb make it a paradise like no other. Popular with tourists visiting the Sunshine Coast, this is suited for investors interested in holiday properties. With Noosa’s National Park, this area is guaranteed to attract nature lovers, while elegant shopping venues and stylish restaurants ensure a luxury lifestyle for any long-term buyers. With Sunshine Beach, Marcus Beach and Peregian Beach, all close by there is plenty of uncrowded stretches of sand to choose from. With a medium price range of $1.09M properties are well sought after, and investors can look forward to charging a premium on any beachfront properties they sell or rent out. There’s a reason why this area is known as millionaire’s playground, and you’ll definitely see strong capital gains here.

Contact our team today if you are interested in learning about these stunning waterway suburbs. Alternatively, make sure you browse some of the fantastic listings we have to offer in these magnificent Sunshine Coast locations.