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 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.


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XYL Seaside Homestay
XYL Seaside Homestay
3 out of 5
5 Regent St, Caloundra, QLD
The price is AU$92 per night from 18 Oct. to 18 Oct.
Located in Caloundra, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bulcock Beach, Kings Beach and Moffat Beach. Shelly Beach and Kawana Beach are also within 9 mi ...
2.3/5 (7 reviews)
"Absolutely nothing... It eas actually putrid... Was a joke the reason i got asked to leave"

Reviewed on 31 Dec. 2020

XYL Seaside Homestay
Ocean Views Resort
Ocean Views Resort
4.5 out of 5
115 Bulcock Street, Caloundra, QLD
The price is AU$145 per night from 18 Oct. to 18 Oct.
Located in Caloundra, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bulcock Beach and Kings Beach. Moffat Beach and Shelly Beach are also within 2 mi (3 ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,171 reviews)
"Clean room in the best location"

Reviewed on 6 Sep. 2021

Ocean Views Resort
BreakFree Grand Pacific Resort
BreakFree Grand Pacific Resort
4 out of 5
100 Bulcock Street, Caloundra, QLD
The price is AU$261 per night from 15 Nov. to 15 Nov.
Located in Caloundra, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bulcock Beach, Bribie Island National Park and Caloundra Events Center. Caloundra Street ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (680 reviews)
"Fantastic location. Great ocean view from our room. Spa on balcony was a surprise. Having an apartment made it easy to prepare some of our own food although the many cafes and restaurants near by were very tempting."

Reviewed on 25 Jul. 2021

BreakFree Grand Pacific Resort
Rumba Beach Resort
Rumba Beach Resort
5 out of 5
Bulcock Beach Esplanade Reception, On Leeding Tce, Caloundra, QLD
The price is AU$285 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
Nestled on the beach, this Caloundra aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bulcock Beach and Kings Beach. Shelly Beach and Moffat Beach are also within 2 ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,028 reviews)
"Overall excellent very relaxing"

Reviewed on 10 Jul. 2021

Rumba Beach Resort
Centrepoint Holiday Apartments
Centrepoint Holiday Apartments
4 out of 5
30 Minchinton Street, Caloundra, QLD
The price is AU$252 per night from 27 Oct. to 27 Oct.
Located in Caloundra, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Caloundra Street Fair, Bulcock Beach and Caloundra Events Center. Bribie Island National Park ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (220 reviews)
"Amazing ocean views from our 11th floor apartment. Our one bed apartment had ample space for our weekend away, tho bathroom a little small. Kitchenette was well equipped. Room was fairly modern & clean. Staff friendly & helpful. Short walk to Bulcock Beach & choice of eateries."

Reviewed on 30 Sep. 2021

Centrepoint Holiday Apartments
Watermark Resort Caloundra
Watermark Resort Caloundra
3.5 out of 5
38 Maloja Avenue, Caloundra, QLD
The price is AU$148 per night from 27 Oct. to 27 Oct.
Located in Caloundra, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Bulcock Beach, Golden Beach and Golden Beach. Bribie Island National Park and Caloundra ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (558 reviews)
"The roof top deck in the penthouse was incredible!! Amazing view, as was the view from the main bedroom and lounge/kitchen area. Staff were excellent, and can’t beat the location in general. Highly recommend."

Reviewed on 30 Sep. 2021

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