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CaloundraSunshine Coast

Choose from six different beaches and a range of watersports including surfing, Jet Skiing and kayaking at this friendly coastal city.

Caloundra is a beachside city that caters to every kind of holiday. Its six beaches offer calm, shallow waters perfect for families, to great surf breaks and everything in between. Get active and go Jet Skiing, paddleboarding, kayaking and windsurfing or spend an afternoon quietly fishing off the rocks. There are shops, restaurants, cafés and cinemas and accommodations that range from luxury hotels to modest beach shacks right on the water.

Caloundra runs from Pumicestone Passage in the south to Point Cartwright in the north and west to the Bruce Highway. The city’s Central Business District runs along Bulcock Street just off Bulcock Beach. Walk along the main strip enjoying it’s many cafés, shops and restaurants. From here you can walk or bike ride along the scenic coastal boardwalk that links Bulcock Beach with Kings Beach.

Children can splash in the public saltwater pool and water fountain that looks over Kings Beach. North of here, Moffat Beach is popular with surfers. Hire a board or sign up for lessons.

Golden Beach, Shelly Beach and Dicky Beach all have the beautiful white sand and clear water that the Sunshine Coast is known for. Bring a towel, shade umbrella and sunscreen for a day at the beach. Each area has its own cafés, restaurants and accommodation.

Most of the beaches offer rental facilities for watersports such as surfing, Jet Skiing and kayaking. If you’re unsure, you’ll find everything you need along Bulcock Street.

Take a cruise down the Pumicestone Passage Marine Park. The narrow channel between Bribie Island and the mainland is filled with wildlife including dolphins, turtles and sea birds.Away from the water there are golf courses and plenty of coastal and inland paths through stunning natural scenery. Visit the Bulcock Street Markets on Sunday for fresh produce, handmade trinkets and live music.

Caloundra is the southernmost settlement on the Sunshine Coast. It’s located about 90 kilometres (56 miles) north of Brisbane. Hire a car to get around; there is free parking along the beach. If you’re not driving, use the Sunbus, which services the Sunshine Coast.


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Rumba Beach Resort
Rumba Beach Resort
5 out of 5
Bulcock Beach Esplanade Reception, On Leeding Tce, Caloundra, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £161 per night from 17 Dec to 18 Dec

Nestled on the beach, this Caloundra aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bribie Island National Park and Bulcock Beach. Shelly Beach and Moffat Beach are also ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,027 reviews)

"Great clean room with good view. Staff were very friendly and helpful"…"

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2020

Rumba Beach Resort
Belaire Place
Belaire Place
3.5 out of 5
34 Minchinton Street, Caloundra, QLD
The price is £101 per night from 8 Dec to 9 Dec

Located in Caloundra, this beach apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Caloundra Events Center, Shelly Beach and Moffat Beach. Caloundra Golf Club and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (419 reviews)

"Extremely clean and super convenient to the beach, shops and restaurants. We had a fantastic view of the ocean. Lovely hosts who were super friendly and nothing was a hassle for them, thank you!"…"

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2020

Belaire Place
Watermark Resort Caloundra
Watermark Resort Caloundra
3.5 out of 5
38 Maloja Avenue, Caloundra, QLD
The price is £160 per night from 17 Dec to 18 Dec

Located in Caloundra, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Golden Beach and Bulcock Beach. Shelly Beach and Moffat Beach are also within 3 miles ...

4.2/5Very Good! (524 reviews)

"Beautiful apartment, location and swimming pools with colourful gardens. Will definitely come back"…"

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2020

Watermark Resort Caloundra
Caloundra City Centre Motel
Caloundra City Centre Motel
3.5 out of 5
Cnr Minchinton St & Orsova Tce, Caloundra, QLD
The price is £64 per night from 5 Jan to 6 Jan

Located in Caloundra, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Caloundra Events Center and Bulcock Beach. Kings Beach and Glasshouse Mountains National Park ...

4.3/5Excellent! (359 reviews)

"Excellent location for entertainment centre and close to shops."…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2020

Caloundra City Centre Motel
17 North Street Budget Accommodation
17 North Street Budget Accommodation
2.5 out of 5
17 North Street, Caloundra, QLD
The price is £47 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec

Located in Caloundra, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Caloundra Health Service and Bulcock Beach. Moffat Beach and Shelly Beach are also within 3 miles ...

3.8/5Good! (48 reviews)

"A couple of guests (male) need to be shown where the showers are."…"

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2020

17 North Street Budget Accommodation
BreakFree Grand Pacific Resort
BreakFree Grand Pacific Resort
4 out of 5
100 Bulcock Street, Caloundra, QLD
The price is £196 per night from 9 Dec to 10 Dec

Located in Caloundra, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bribie Island National Park and Bulcock Beach. Shelly Beach and Moffat Beach are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (680 reviews)

"It’s was close to the beach and a nice board walk to go for walks"…"

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2020

BreakFree Grand Pacific Resort
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