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Sunshine Coast Town – Caloundra

The Sunshine Coast begins at Caloundra which is located on the Pacific coast between Currimundi and Golden Beach.

Known for its laid-back community, marvellous beaches and quality accommodation, Caloundra is a popular weekend destination for those who live in Brisbane and other nearby localities.

Caloundra Tourist Attractions, Things to See & Do on the Sunshine Coast


Caloundra has sheltered waterways that are best for water-skiing, fishing and boating, and has amazing beaches that are perfect for surfing. As a gateway town to the hinterlands, you can also take a short drive and explore the many art galleries and amazing views of the Glass House Mountains.

You can take part in a coastal walk which starts from Golden Beach and ends in Mooloolaba. Go on a cruise and see amazing views of Caloundra Heads, Bribie Island and Moreton Island. You can also take an eco-cruise and visit the Pumicestone Passage to see its diverse marine life; or spend a relaxing afternoon at the Currimundi Lake Conservation Park and enjoy the different bird, animal and plant varieties.

Visitors looking for history can visit the city’s oldest structure, the Lighthouse in Canberra Terrace, or they can take a tour of the Caloundra Coastal Path which passes through historic sites, amongst them, a military jetty used in World War II. The walk also passes through Point Cartwright Reserve, Happy Valley to Kings Beach, Moffat Headland, Golden Beach, Dicky Beach and Currimundi.

For a fun day out for the whole family, take the kids to Australia Zoo which is located only 20 minutes away. Australia Zoo is jam-packed full of fun and adventures and makes for a great day out for the whole family.

Aussie World

Aussie World

Palmview, QLD
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If you’re looking for a fun day out for the whole family, then look no further than Aussie World, a fun theme park on the Sunshine Coast. With coasters, slides, water rides and mini-golf, there are over 30...

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Sunshine Coast Turf Club

Sunshine Coast Turf Club

Caloundra, QLD

The Sunshine Coast Turf Club opened in 1985 and has been running horse racing meetings ever since. Located in the popular suburb of Caloundra, the Sunshine Coast Turf Club is easily accessible via the Bruce Highway...

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Queensland Air Museum

Queensland Air Museum

Caloundra West, QLD

Whilst visiting the Sunshine Coast, take a tour to the famous Queensland Air Museum to see its unique collection. With many interactive displays, exhibits and aircraft machinery, this amazing museum has a large range of...

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The Caloundra Street Fair

The Caloundra Street Fair

Caloundra, QLD

Since its inception in 2002, the Caloundra Street Fair has attracted thousands of patrons each week. This distinctive community market is an energetic, creative hub of independent sellers, held on the main street every...

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Caloundra Regional Gallery

Caloundra Regional Gallery

Caloundra, QLD

The Caloundra Regional Gallery focuses on presenting quality work by both local and national artists with an ever-expanding and revolving range of public programs and exhibitions. The Caloundra Regional Gallery is...

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Centrepoint Shopping Plaza

Centrepoint Shopping Plaza

Caloundra, QLD

The Centrepoint Shopping Plaza is an outdoor mall in the Centre of the Caloundra Shopping District. Located just off Bulcock Street, this convenient shopping plaza is just a short walk from the Esplanade and Caloundra...

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Caloundra Country Markets

Caloundra Country Markets

Caloundra, QLD

The Sunshine Coast offers plenty of weekend markets. A majority of them sell fresh and tasty local produce, along with a variety of other items that range from apparel, novelties, handcrafts, foodstuffs and bric-a-brac...

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Currimundi Lake Conservation Park

Currimundi Lake Conservation Park

Wurtulla, QLD

Currimundi Lake Conservation Park (also known as Kathleen McArthur Conservation Park) was named after Kathleen McArthur who was a conservationist and wildflower artist. Kathleen had campaigned for the protection of this...

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Bulcock Beach

Bulcock Beach

Caloundra, QLD

Bulcock Beach is a gorgeous beach in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast, famous for its sparkling, warm turquoise waters. It’s a popular choice for swimming and sunbathing, as well as get-togethers among friends and...

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Eleanor Shipley Park

Eleanor Shipley Park

Moffat Beach, QLD

Eleanor Shipley Park is a small park and memorial on Bryce Street in Moffatt Beach. The park is named in honour of Mrs Shipley, a widow who once owned the land where the park is located and eventually donated it to the...

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Kings Beach Ocean Pool

Kings Beach Ocean Pool

Kings Beach, QLD

The Kings Beach Ocean Pool (also known as the Sir Francis Nicklin Memorial Pool) is a stunning iconic attraction in Caloundra and is located on the rocks at the northern end of Kings Beach. It’s the perfect place to get...

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Caloundra Bus Interchange

Caloundra Bus Interchange

Caloundra, QLD

The Caloundra Bus Interchange is the primary bus station serving both local and long-distance bus routes. Located along Cooma Terrace, this transit hub makes getting around easy and convenient. Caloundra Bus...

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Golden Beach

Golden Beach

Golden Beach, QLD

Golden Beach is one of the most stunning coastal areas in the Sunshine Coast. Located in Caloundra, the seaside suburbs hug the Pumicestone Passage, offering visitors the best of sea and city in a gorgeous location...

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Ben Bennett Botanical Park

Ben Bennett Botanical Park

Caloundra, QLD

Ben Bennett Botanical Park is a 21-hectare large reserve located in central Caloundra. Popular for its picturesque bushwalks and pathways, this destination is highly recommended for outdoor and nature enthusiasts. Ben...

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George Watson Bushland Park

George Watson Bushland Park

Shelly Beach, QLD

George Watson Bushland Park in Shelly Beach is a lush tree and bushland area that provides breathtaking views of the ocean. Though an underrated destination on the Sunshine Coast, if you are in the area this spot is...

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Fraser Park

Fraser Park

Golden Beach, QLD

Fraser Park is a beautiful, scenic park located on the waterfront nestled between Jellicoe and McLean Streets in Golden Beach. Visitors to the park are greeted with spectacular views of the azure Pumicestone Passage...

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Frog Park

Frog Park

Baringa, QLD

Frog Park is a massive frog-themed kids’ playground located in Aura Estate in Caloundra West. This new playground was designed to give children hours of fun among the colourful play and climbing equipment. Frog Park...

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Caloundra Mural

Caloundra Mural

Caloundra, QLD

The Caloundra Mural and street art trail is an artistic destination trail representing everything that Caloundra means. The graffiti art is a vibrant aspect of the sleepy, laid-back charm and coastal culture that the...

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Caloundra Indoor Stadium

Caloundra Indoor Stadium

Golden Beach, QLD

The Caloundra Indoor Stadium is the only multi-purpose, four-court airconditioned sports facility on the Sunshine Coast. Boasting of state-of-the-art amenities, the stadium is a major events venue for sports...

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Caloundra Conservation Park

Caloundra Conservation Park

Meridan Plains, QLD

The Caloundra Conservation Park is a culturally and environmentally significant destination in the Sunshine Coast. Serving as a home to hundreds of species, the park is also a terrific destination for visitors looking...

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Caloundra Central Park

Caloundra Central Park

Caloundra, QLD

The Caloundra Central Park is a sports and recreation facility in the Sunshine Coast. It encompasses several sports facilities & public ovals – a great place for residents and visitors to exercise. Caloundra...

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Coochin Park Dog Off-leash Reserve

Coochin Park Dog Off-Leash Reserve

Dicky Beach, QLD

The Coochin Park Dog Off-Leash Reserve is a massive dog’s paradise in Caloundra. Located on the corner of Beerburrum and Cooroy Streets in Dicky Beach, this dog park is one of the best dog-friendly destinations that...

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Carter Park

Carter Park

Golden Beach, QLD

Carter Park is a sports oval located in Golden Beach, Caloundra. It’s a community sporting destination and home to the Caloundra Panthers Australian Football Club as well as the Caloundra Little Athletics. Carter Park...

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Caloundra Lighthouses

Caloundra Lighthouses

Kings Beach, QLD

The Caloundra Lighthouses are a major attraction in Kings Beach on the Sunshine Coast. It’s perfect for a family day, as everyone can enjoy some history and beautiful sights. Caloundra Lighthouses, Heritage-Listed...

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Centaur Park

Centaur Park

Kings Beach, QLD

Centaur Park at Kings Beach on the Sunshine Coast is one of the most beautiful in the area. Visitors from near and far come to relax while enjoying spectacular views of the ocean, and taking a dip at one of the rock...

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Anzac Park

Anzac Park

Kings Beach, QLD

Anzac Park is a beautiful private park in Kings Beach. It is a popular location for hosting outdoor events, particularly weddings, where the entire party can take in the sweeping ocean views. Anzac Park, War Memorials...

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Arbour Park

Arbour Park

Caloundra West, QLD

Arbour Park is a relatively new playground and outdoor recreational area in Caloundra West on the Sunshine Coast. With several well-made play units for all ages available, and quality BBQ facilities and picnic tables...

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