"CALOUNDRA BY THE SEASIDE!" Top 5 Page for this destination Caloundra by balhannah

Caloundra Travel Guide: 58 reviews and 122 photos


I call this the quieter end of the Sunshine Coast, where you can enjoy the uncrowded beaches [except in holiday times], views of the Glass House Mountains, the shallow, calm waters of the Pumicestone Passage, and the interesting coastal headland walk, where I can view interesting coves and sandy beaches.

There's plenty of Beaches to choose from, like Golden Beach, Kings Beach, Shelly Beach, Moffat Beach, Dicky Beach and Currimundi.

The Caloundra Coastal Path passes by scenic shorelines where the waves crash onto the rock platforms. The path is a continuous from Golden
Beach heading around Caloundra Headland then Moffat Headland, before reaching the long, sandy beaches of Kawana to Point Cartwright.

Along the way it passes some historic sites including Military Jetty used for
military operations in World War II, and Kings Beach Bathing Pavillion constructed in 1937.

There are also magnificent views to enjoy at Moffat Beach, Kings Beach, Happy Valley and Bulcock Beach.
Kings Beach is Caloundra's popular surfing beach and just behind the beach itself is a modern playground area, barbecue facilities and an amphitheatre.
A giant water fountain provides hours of entertainment while in front of the Surf Club there's a foreshore swimming pool.

You can go cycling or walking, enjoy a cruise, kayak or jet ski. A Golfer, then try the Greg Norman-designed Club Pelican. The excellent Corbould Race course is located on the outskirts of Caloundra and holds some big events during the year, one being the Caloundra Cup Carnival in July.


Major attractions in the area include Australia Zoo, Aussie World and the Ettamogah Pub, Big Kart Track and the Queensland Air Museum.

To reach Caloundra by road from the Brisbane CBD by car ....1.15hours
Mooloolaba 25 mins
Noosa.......1 hour
Maleny...... 40 mins
Hervey Bay 2 hrs 50mins
Glass House Mountains 30 mins
Gold Coast.......2 hours

Check out Caloundra Tourism for more on what to see and do....
www.caloundratourism.com.au/ -

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The 1st nice town on the Sunshine coast by the Beach
  • Cons:Very busy during holiday times
  • In a nutshell:Lovely area either for Surf or Calm water swimming
  • Last visit to Caloundra: Apr 2014
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • thegreynomad's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2010 at 11:29 PM

    Nice write up on Caloundra.

  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    May 6, 2010 at 8:00 PM

    very nice. starting description of the seaside reminded me of Ontario lakeshores. but no this is certainly different. how far is it from Brisbane?

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