Caloundra

Sunshine Coast
Kawana Beach featuring landscape views and a beach
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 accommodation 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.


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17 North Street Budget Accommodation
17 North Street Budget Accommodation
2.5 out of 5
17 North Street, Caloundra, QLD, 4551
The price is AU$85 per night from 9 Aug. to 10 Aug.
Stay at this hotel in Sunshine Coast. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (118 reviews)
"Great staff Nice place to stay Richland very friendly nice guy will be back"

Reviewed on 26 Jun. 2022

17 North Street Budget Accommodation
Ocean Views Resort
Ocean Views Resort
4.5 out of 5
115 Bulcock Street, Caloundra, QLD, 4551
The price is AU$148 per night from 23 Aug. to 24 Aug.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Sunshine Coast. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a hot tub. Our guests praise the pool and the convenient parking in their ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (994 reviews)
"Great location. Rebecca couldn’t do enough for us and room was spotless. Fantastic resort for the price we paid. Will definitely stay again"

Reviewed on 7 Aug. 2022

Ocean Views Resort
Rumba Beach Resort
Rumba Beach Resort
5 out of 5
Bulcock Beach Esplanade Reception, On Leeding Tce, Caloundra, QLD, 4551
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$333 per night from 14 Aug. to 15 Aug.
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Sunshine Coast. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the property ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,074 reviews)
"Property lovely, staff helpful, great location, room needs some updating in bathroom and furniture, looking a bit tired."

Reviewed on 21 Jul. 2022

Rumba Beach Resort
Watermark Resort Caloundra
Watermark Resort Caloundra
3.5 out of 5
38 Maloja Avenue, Caloundra, QLD, 4551
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Sunshine Coast. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the bathrooms in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (597 reviews)
"Close handy to restaurants. Nice & quiet. Getting a taxi or uber was VERY difficult"

Reviewed on 24 Jul. 2022

Watermark Resort Caloundra
Nightcap at Golden Beach Tavern
Nightcap at Golden Beach Tavern
3.5 out of 5
32 Bowman Road, Caloundra, QLD, 4551
Fully refundable
The price is AU$139 per night from 14 Aug. to 15 Aug.
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly motel in Sunshine Coast. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (179 reviews)
"Dining. TAB and just being a tavern so you could have a drink"

Reviewed on 4 Jul. 2022

Nightcap at Golden Beach Tavern
Joanne Apartments
Joanne Apartments
3.5 out of 5
2 Cooma Terrace, Cnr Cooma Terrace & Knox Avenue, Caloundra, QLD, 4551
Stay at this 3.5-star beach apartment in Sunshine Coast. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (125 reviews)
"Very near everything we wanted and Receptionist was incredibly helpful"

Reviewed on 24 Jul. 2022

Joanne Apartments
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