Caloundra

The Playground of the Sunshine Coast

Marking the starting point of the Sunshine Coast, just an hour’s drive north of Brisbane, Caloundra offers myriad sparkling holiday attractions for all the family.

Several uncrowded beaches call Caloundra home, including Golden Beach, Bulcock Beach, Kings Beach, Shelly Beach, Moffat Beach, Dicky Beach and Currimundi. With the spectacular heritage-listed Glass House Mountains as their backdrop, each of the beaches offers its own special character, along with access to a magnificent coastal headland of coves and sandy bays and the Pumicestone Passage. Caloundra’s best surfing can be found at Kings Beach, also popular for its barbecue facilities, giant water fountain, foreshore swimming pool and amphitheatre.

For postcard-perfect scenes, wander the Caloundra Coastal Path, a continuous link from Golden Beach in the south all the way to Point Cartwright in the north. The path offers stunning views and passes historic sites, including Military Jetty and heritage-listed Kings Beach Bathing Pavilion. You can also choose to explore the coastline on bike or walking tours, by kayak, cruise boat or jet ski.

Pelican Waters sits at the heart of Caloundra, home to a challenging Greg Norman-designed golf course. Other tourist attractions in the region include world-famous Australia Zoo, Aussie World and the Ettamogah Pub, and the Queensland Air Museum.

Insiders' Tips

  1. Wander the Coastal Path. The Caloundra Coastal Walk stretches 25km along the scenic shoreline from Golden Beach to Point Cartwright.
  2. Visit the Bulcock Street Markets: Held every Sunday morning in the main shopping street of Caloundra.
  3. Surf the waves at Kings Beach. Caloundra’s premier surfing beach also has a modern playground area, barbecue facilities and a unique foreshore swimming pool.

For More Information

For maps, days tours and accommodation options, visit the Caloundra chapter in our Brisbane & the Sunshine Coast online brochure. Click here.

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