CaloundraAustralia

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Choose from six different beaches and a range of watersports including surfing, Jet Skiing and kayaking at this friendly coastal city.

Caloundra is a beachside city that caters to every kind of holiday. Its six beaches offer calm, shallow waters perfect for families, to great surf breaks and everything in between. Get active and go Jet Skiing, paddleboarding, kayaking and windsurfing or spend an afternoon quietly fishing off the rocks. There are shops, restaurants, cafés and cinemas and accommodations that range from luxury hotels to modest beach shacks right on the water.

Caloundra runs from Pumicestone Passage in the south to Point Cartwright in the north and west to the Bruce Highway. The city’s Central Business District runs along Bulcock Street just off Bulcock Beach. Walk along the main strip enjoying it’s many cafés, shops and restaurants. From here you can walk or bike ride along the scenic coastal boardwalk that links Bulcock Beach with Kings Beach.

Children can splash in the public saltwater pool and water fountain that looks over Kings Beach. North of here, Moffat Beach is popular with surfers. Hire a board or sign up for lessons.

Golden Beach, Shelly Beach and Dicky Beach all have the beautiful white sand and clear water that the Sunshine Coast is known for. Bring a towel, shade umbrella and sunscreen for a day at the beach. Each area has its own cafés, restaurants and accommodation.

Most of the beaches offer rental facilities for watersports such as surfing, Jet Skiing and kayaking. If you’re unsure, you’ll find everything you need along Bulcock Street.

Take a cruise down the Pumicestone Passage Marine Park. The narrow channel between Bribie Island and the mainland is filled with wildlife including dolphins, turtles and sea birds.Away from the water there are golf courses and plenty of coastal and inland paths through stunning natural scenery. Visit the Bulcock Street Markets on Sunday for fresh produce, handmade trinkets and live music.

Caloundra is the southernmost settlement on the Sunshine Coast. It’s located about 90 kilometres (56 miles) north of Brisbane. Hire a car to get around; there is free parking along the beach. If you’re not driving, use the Sunbus, which services the Sunshine Coast.

Top hotels in Caloundra

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Ocean Views Resort
Ocean Views Resort
4.5 out of 5
115 Bulcock Street, Caloundra, QLD
AU$135
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Caloundra Events Center, Bulcock Beach and Kings Beach. Moffat Beach and Shelly Beach ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,125 reviews)

"The room was ready early and we received a txt telling us It was clean and tidy and the aircon was on when we arrived"…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb. 2020

Ocean Views Resort
Monaco
Monaco
4.5 out of 5
12 Otranto Avenue, Caloundra, QLD

Situated on the waterfront, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bulcock Beach and Kings Beach. Shelly Beach and Moffat Beach are also within 2 miles ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (574 reviews)

"Clean apartments newly renovated with plenty of storage space & utensils. Walking distance to beach & restaurants. Great pool & games room."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jan. 2020

Monaco
Watermark Resort Caloundra
Watermark Resort Caloundra
3.5 out of 5
38 Maloja Avenue, Caloundra, QLD
AU$132
per night
Mar 2 - Mar 3

Located in the heart of Caloundra, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Caloundra Events Center, Bulcock Beach and Kings Beach. Shelly Beach and ...

4.2/5Very Good! (500 reviews)

"GOOD LOCATION. EASY WALKING DISTANCE TO ESPLANADE. FRIENDLY STAFF."…"

Reviewed on 4 Dec. 2019

Watermark Resort Caloundra

Popular activities in Caloundra

Bulcock Beach
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Bulcock Beach

4.5/5(454 reviews)

Clear ocean waters, a dazzling stretch of sandy shore, warm paddling pools and a beachside boardwalk combine to make this a classic seaside getaway.

Australia Zoo
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Australia Zoo

4.5/5(337 reviews)

Visit this thrilling Australian animal kingdom, the legacy of Steve Irwin, and you will be guaranteed a fun-filled day of adventure and discovery.

Kawana Beach
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Kawana Beach

4.5/5(279 reviews)

Relax at one of the Sunshine Coast’s most attractive beaches, where fishing is abundant, the surf is great and the rolling waves are perfect for swimming.

Top activities in Caloundra

Bribie Blast
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Bribie Blast

AU$48
Per adult
Glasshouse Twister
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Glasshouse Twister

AU$142
Per adult
Sunshine Coast Jetski Epic
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Sunshine Coast Jetski Epic

AU$214
Per adult
Noosa & Sunshine Coast Hinterland Tour
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Noosa & Sunshine Coast Hinterland Tour

78% of travellers recommend
AU$109
Per adult
Aussie World Theme Park Tickets
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Aussie World Theme Park Tickets

100% of travellers recommend
AU$35
Per adult
Noosa, Eumundi & Sunshine Coast Hinterland Excursion
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Noosa, Eumundi & Sunshine Coast Hinterland Excursion

82% of travellers recommend
AU$109
Per adult

Reviews of Caloundra

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 35.08771929824562%
3 - Okay
17
3 - Okay 4.260651629072682%
2 - Disappointing
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jan 26, 2020

The market on Bulcock Street is really nice. Not too big and crowded but lots of interesting stalls. And lots of different, tasty food!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jan 25, 2020

Friday night markets would be nice

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jan 24, 2020

Was were wonderful and friendly. The complimentary breakfast was simple but delicious. Our room was very spacious and comfortable which helped us to relax while on holidays. Highly recommend staying at Rumba.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jan 18, 2020

Magic place. Would highly recommend anyone go visit.

5/5 - Excellent

C&C

Jan 10, 2020

Beautiful area!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jan 6, 2020

Great little beach town to relax