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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.



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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Currimundi Lake

Currimundi Lake

Currimundi, QLD

Currimundi Lake is the perfect destination for a family-friendly holiday. Just an hour away from Brisbane, this lake is situated between Maroochydore and Caloundra, offering visitors from all over a relaxing respite...

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Shelly Beach

Shelly Beach, QLD

Shelly Beach is a stunning popular area in Caloundra. Even though the Sunshine Coast boasts of dozens of postcard-perfect beaches that are certainly more famous, this lovely stretch of beach is well-loved for its...

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Happy Valley

Happy Valley

Caloundra, QLD

Happy Valley is a popular park in Caloundra, featuring a spectacular beach linked to a kids’ playground. It’s aptly named because visiting this destination will truly bring a smile to anyone’s face. Happy Valley, Surf...

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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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Kings Beach  – Attraction

Kings Beach

Kings Beach, QLD

Kings Beach is one of the most popular beach destinations in Caloundra. Popular for exciting water sports year-round, this is a must-visit for anyone who loves swimming, surfing and spending time by the sea. Kings...

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Moffat Beach

Moffat Beach

Moffat Beach, QLD

Moffat Beach in Caloundra is a true hidden gem on the Sunshine Coast. Even though it’s got popular beaches nearby, such as Dicky Beach or Kings Beach, it has a unique atmosphere and beauty of its own. Moffat Beach...

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Pelican Waters

Pelican Waters

Pelican Waters, QLD

Pelican Waters is Sunshine Coast’s hidden gem. Many golfers often visit the Sunshine Coast just to explore this plush golfing resort which is nestled in a scenic coastal setting. The Pelican Waters golf course is...

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Caloundra Golf Club

Caloundra Golf Club

Caloundra, QLD

Caloundra Golf Club is a popular championship golf course on the Sunshine Coast. Ranked amongst the top-ten Queensland golfing venues, this course is unique and challenging. Located in the beautiful township Caloundra...

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Dicky Beach

Dicky Beach

Dicky Beach, QLD

Dicky Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the Sunshine Coast. The unspoiled beach and white sand is absolutely inviting to sun worshippers, paradise seekers, and water sports lovers alike. Dicky Beach, Surfing...

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Apex Park

Apex Park

Golden Beach, QLD

Apex Park in Golden Beach is a beautiful beachfront area. Located along Lamerough Parade in Golden Beach, the park is a great choice for outdoor events and picnics. Apex Park, Boat Ramp, BBQs, Walk Paths, Gazebos...

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Rollerdrome

Rollerdrome

Caloundra West, QLD

The Rollerdrome is a family skate centre in Caloundra offering excellent facilities for both rollerblades and rollerskating. They offer numerous packages and classes, as well as skating clubs. Rollerdrome, Session...

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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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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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Caloundra Shopping Centre

Caloundra, QLD

Caloundra Shopping Centre is a conveniently located shopping mall with around 50 shops and services on-site (previously known as Stockland Caloundra). If you are visiting town and are looking for a one-stop-shop...

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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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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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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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Spinners Bar and Bowl

Caloundra, QLD

Spinners Bar and Bowl is a fantastic entertainment venue in Caloundra. Whether you come day or night, you’re assured a fantastic time with friends. Spinners Bar and Bowl, 10 Pin Bowling, Prices & Hours, Caloundra...

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Currimundi Markets

Currimundi Markets

Currimundi, QLD

The Currimundi Markets is a shopping and lifestyle centre with shops as well as facilities that cater to the entire family. Located on the corner of Nicklin Way and Bellara Drive, the markets are a convenient way to...

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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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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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Dicky Beach Skate Park

Dicky Beach Skate Park

Dicky Beach, QLD

Dicky Beach Skate Park is one of the Sunshine Coast’s excellent skate parks. Located just 2km away from Caloundra, the park is a must-visit for anyone who enjoys skating. Dicky Beach Skate Park, Skateboard Facilities...

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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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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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Pedal Park

Pedal Park

Baringa, QLD

Pedal Park is a stunning outdoor playground in Baringa near Caloundra. The park is named after the unique bike track that’s built around it and possesses many awesome features that make this park a worthwhile...

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Scribbly Gum Park

Scribbly Gum Park

Pelican Waters, QLD

Scribbly Gum Park is a stunning outdoor recreation area located in Pelican Waters on the Sunshine Coast. The park was designed by Anembo Landscape Architects, together with Playscape Creations. Scribbly Gum Park...

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Caloundra Aerodrome

Caloundra Aerodrome

Caloundra West, QLD

The Caloundra Aerodrome caters to general aviation businesses that include maintenance of aircraft and helicopters. It’s owned and operated by the city council and has been around since 1931 when it was initially...

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Little Mountain Common

Little Mountain Common

Little Mountain, QLD

Little Mountain Common is a beautiful 12-hectare large park on Raintree Boulevard in Little Mountain. What makes this park truly special is the abundance of facilities – it’s got everything visitors of all ages...

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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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Quinn Park

Quinn Park

Caloundra West, QLD

Quinn Park is an excellent kids’ playground located in Caloundra West. It has several amenities that are ideal for children over the age of 3, as well as for their parents and guardians. Quinn Park, Playground, BBQs...

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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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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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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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Pelican Waters Shopping Village

Pelican Waters Shopping Village

Pelican Waters, QLD

Pelican Waters Shopping Village is a convenient shopping centre complete with a range of shops and services for all your needs. Located along the Pelican Waters Boulevard, the centre is anchored by Woolworths and Coles...

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Sugar Bag Road Trails

Sugar Bag Road Trails

Caloundra West, QLD

The Sugar Bag Road Trails is one of the most scenic and exciting mountain bike tracks in the area. Located near the heart of Caloundra, the trails provide thrilling obstacles for beginners, as well as advanced riders...

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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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Frank Mcivor Park

Frank McIvor Park

Currimundi, QLD

Frank McIvor Park is a spacious sporting park in the charming town of Currimundi in Queensland. The park’s perimeter and the middle area are lined with tall, majestic trees that provide shaded areas where visitors can...

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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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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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