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The Sunshine Coast begins at Caloundra, 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 Holiday Accommodation, Beach House, Qld

The beaches of Caloundra have their own character and local flavour, which makes each one unique and distinct from one another. Kings Beach is a favourite spot for beginners and professional surfers. Families and recreational fishers often visit Dickie and Bulcock beach. Currimundi is a kid-friendly destination with its canoeing and kayaking facilities and proximity to the Currimundi Environmental Park.

Visitors looking for history can visit the city’s oldest structure, the Lighthouse in Canberra Terrace, or take a tour of the Caloundra Coastal Path, which passes through historic sites, 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, located only 20 minutes away. Australia Zoo is jam-packed full of fun and adventures and makes a great day out for the whole family. Go for a walk around Africa and see one of the best open range exhibits in Australia. Hop aboard the free Africa Safari Shuttle and keep your eyes peeled for giraffes, zebra and rhinos. Watch the animals interact as they would in the wild in this open enclosure. Stop off at the world-famous Crocoseum, where you can see how crocodiles live and behave in the wild.

Affordable to mid-range and luxurious accommodation is available in Caloundra, which caters to every preference and budget. There are also holiday houses, caravan parks and self-catering units for those who prefer to cook their own meals. Click on the link below to find the best accommodation deals.

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Michael Jones

Michael created and runs the Sunshine Coast Point website, as well as the Holiday Point travel brand that incorporates a network of 16 location based travel information and attraction websites around Australia, Asia, and around the world.

With 25+ years of online experience and a passion for travel (having visited the Sunshine Coast many times and seeing a lot of the region), Michael not only researches and writes content for the website, he also tinkers behind the scenes with the website functionality & design.

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