Welcome to Caloundra
Just 96km north of Brisbane, and blessed with great surf beaches and the calm waters of the Pumicestone Passage, Caloundra is the southern gateway to the Sunshine Coast.
This friendly, relaxed township boasts the widest range of water sports on the entire Sunshine Coast. Enjoy swimming, snorkelling, fishing, water-skiing, boating, sailboarding and kayaking in the warm waters from Kings Beach, Golden Beach and Bulcock Beach, around into the protected waters of the Pumicestone Passage.
The unique estuary between the mainland and Bribie Island that forms the Pumicestone Passage Marine Park is a haven for wildlife. Spot dugongs, dolphins and turtles in the protected waters, and watch for migrating whales. Or just relax by the channel in any of the wonderful parks and enjoy a picnic or barbecue.
Golfers can enjoy a round with the local kangaroos at the Caloundra Golf Club, or head to the Greg Norman-designed resort course at Pelican Waters. Other international standard sporting facilities include the Corbould Park Racecourse and the nearby Kawana rowing circuit.
Get your heart racing with a tandem skydive onto a secluded beach, a crocodile show at Australia Zoo or a race with your friends on the Big Kart go-kart track. Visit Aussie World and ride the rollercoaster, or come face to face with a legendary 'man-eater' at UnderWater World.
Enjoy the charm and serenity of the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Journey through the emerald beauty of the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve or the Hinterland Great Walk and discover the picturesque beauty of Gardner's Falls and the Glass House Mountains. Visit sleepy mountain villages featuring quaint heritage buildings, delightful delicacies and unique handcrafts.
Shoppers will be spoilt for choice between the Stockland Caloundra Shopping Centre and the local speciality boutiques dotted along leafy Bulcock Street.
Once you've worked up an appetite, you will find that Caloundra has a wide variety of restaurants featuring international cuisines or specialising in fresh local seafood. Savour other local flavours at Maleny Cheese, the Buderim Ginger Factory and numerous award-winning wineries.
Whether you want to do it all or simply sit back and take it easy, Caloundra is the place to be.