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Australia Zoo

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Australia Zoo - It's as WILD as LIFE gets! A team of passionate conservationists work round-the-clock to deliver an animal experience like no other. Cuddle a koala, hand-feed our kangaroos, walk with a Sumatran tiger and watch a crocodile launch from the waters edge. Australia Zoo is the ultimate w...

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Big Kart Track Pty Ltd

Big Kart Track’s 100 new streamlined karts come with fast Subaru motors that can reach speeds of up to 70km/h. With a track that has the capacity to race 50 of these karts at any one time, you’ll be sure to get the adrenaline pumping!

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The Caloundra Street Fair

The best Sunday market on the Sunshine Coast. There is free parking on Sunday! The Street Fair showcases up to 200 stallholders each week that are hand selected, ensuring a wide variety of products, health and well-being services plus lots of fresh food options, and street food.

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Queensland Air Museum

MISSION STATEMENT: "TO COLLECT AND PRESERVE ALL ASPECTS OF AVIATION HERITAGE WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON AUSTRALIA AND QUEENSLAND AND TO EXHIBIT THE COLLECTION FOR THE EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL ENRICHMENT OF THE COMMUNITY."

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Sunny Coast Baby & Kids Market

The Sunny Coast Baby and Kids Market holds markets in 2 venues - Nambour & Caloundra. Our markets run from 9am - 12pm, We have a great mix of pre-loved clothing, toys and large items including prams, cots, play-gyms and more, as well as beautiful new, designer and handmade items for baby and kids th...

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Skirmish Sunshine Coast

Ready for adrenaline pumping action? Skirmish Sunshine Coast is the place to find it. Paintball is outdoor action at its best! It is ideal for holiday fun, bucks and hens parties, corporate team building, birthday parties and work groups. All equipment is supplied. Players must be 15 years and over...

Australia Zoo

Crikey! It's as wild as life gets at Australia Zoo, Home of the Crocodile Hunter, with more wildlife and entertainment than you can poke a stick at! With over 1,200 animals and stacks of free shows daily, it's chock-a-block full of wildlife action and adventure! Get hands-on with their cuddly koala...

The Caloundra Chorale and Theatre Company

The Caloundra Chorale and Theatre Company is a cultural organisation that has been providing entertainment on the Sunshine Coast since 1970. It began life with just a few people who got together to have a sing, and has developed into one of the premier performance groups of South East Queensland....

Strawberry Fields

Strawberry Fields is open to the public seven days a week during the strawberry season which is from June to November each year. The aim is to ensure all enjoy the best strawberry eating experience possible. To achieve this, Strawberry Fields focuses on the best eating varieties and grows them in a...

kawana Waters Farmers Markets

The Australian Farmers’ Markets Association (AFMA) is a voluntary organisation convened in 2003 to create a networking entity committed to supporting the development and growth of best-practice and sustainable farmers' markets across Australia. AFMA assists market operators to exchange information,...

Laserzone Sunshine Coast - Warana

Laserzone is the Sunshine Coast's most exciting laser tag and family entertainment venue. Experience the excitement of being inside a real life video game simulation with your friends and family, utilising the latest technology in laser tag equipment to seek out and deactivate the various targets in...

Pelican Waters Golf Club

Located in the stunning surrounds of Golden Beach, Pelican Waters Golf Club is the first ever Greg Norman-designed course on Queensland's beautiful Sunshine Coast. Designed to rank among the premier courses in the world and currently ranked by Golf Australia as 23rd in the Top 100 Public Courses, th...

Gatorade Queensland Tri Series

The Gatorade Queensland Triathlon Series is Queensland’s largest triathlon series with events from September to February at Kawana, Raby Bay, Robina and Caloundra. The Gatorade Queensland Triathlon Series welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities to compete in a fun, friendly environment. From...

SS Dicky

Dicky Beach is an unspoiled stretch of sun-drenched white sand, on Queensland's magnificent Sunshine Coast. The north-east facing beach is about two kilometres north of Caloundra and was named after the iron screw Steamship SS Dicky which was washed ashore in 1893 during a cyclone with a crew of 11...

Aussie World

The Aussie World tourist attraction is located alongside the iconic Ettamogah Pub on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Incorporating six unique function venues and thrilling rides and games, Aussie World is guaranteed to please everyone of all ages. There's a variety of rides including brand new Plu...

Kings Beach - Beachfront Salt Water Pool

Caloundra's AUD4 million tidal swimming pool on the stunning Kings Beach foreshore is equipped with shade sails, and has a free 25-metre sea-water lap pool, children's swimming pool and wading area with disabled access.The pool is easy to access and plenty of parking is available. Bring your family...

Premier Golf Adventures

Premier Golf Adventures are the complete golf package specialists, based in Queensland, Australia. Ross Smith and Jamie Priestley can organise your complete golfing package on the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Brisbane or Thailand. Packages include accommodation, personalised airport and golf transfe...

Caloundra Regional Art Gallery

The Caloundra Regional Gallery's mission is to showcase the local visual arts through Gallery curated shows, touring exhibitions, and provide learning opportunities for the economic, cultural and social enhancement of their community. The Gallery is a permanent regional art gallery in which the faci...

Australian Outrigger Canoe Racing Association

The Va'a World Sprints 2016 will showcase the world's fastest Va'a (outrigger canoe) paddlers with 1 person (V1), 6 person (V6) and 12 person (V12) events. Divisions range from 16 years to over 70 years with a Para division for adaptive paddlers. For the first time the 2016 Va'a World Sprints will a...

The Big Boing Indoor Trampoline Park

Fly through the Air. Rebound off the walls. Slam dunk like a Pro. Sunshine Coast’s first trampoline park is here. Over 50 interconnected trampolines that offer some serious fund for the whole family. Practice your slam dunks, pull some aerial moves, dodge a ball or just jump freely. You won’t eve...

caloundra music Festival

‘The Caloundra Music Festival aims to bring a broad audience of locals and visitors together in celebration, to enjoy world-class music, food, arts and local culture, and to showcase the natural beauty, creative talents and unique character of the Sunshine Coast’ In achieving its vision CMF will...

About Attractions For Caloundra

Many of Queensland’s most famous attractions are just a short drive from Caloundra. As the gateway to the rest of the Sunshine Coast, Caloundra is also convenient to the rest of the beautiful beaches and everything they have to offer, not to mention the great attractions that Caloundra is home to as well. Caloundra’s beaches are a big draw for both tourists and locals too. You can find great shopping in the township, a popular winery, a number of historic landmarks and much more.

The Beaches

Golden Beach, Kings Beach, Moffat Beach and Dicky Beach are the four main beaches making up Caloundra’s shoreline. Each beach is different and unique. Golden Beach is famously tranquil and where you'll find Pumicestone Passage. To the north of Golden Beach is Kings Beach, which is the most family-friendly beach of the Sunshine Coast. There are enchanting rock pools that feature naturally warm water throughout the year. The waves are gentle and the nearby boardwalk leads to many of the best restaurants and retail stores. Moffat Beach is home to some impressive diving locations and the northernmost beach is Dicky Beach, a world-famous surf beach.

Nature and Wildlife

Caloundra is a great place to witness the yearly humpback whale migration if it coincides with your vacation. The large areas of natural lands are home to a plethora of Australia’s native wildlife, including birds and also marine life. Beachfront camping and forest camping in the hinterland are both offered if you want to get a first-hand taste of the untouched wilderness. The Caloundra Coast Walk is a famous trail that goes from the southernmost part of Caloundra all the way up the coastline. Walking just a portion of the trail will expose you to many impressive natural sights.

Historic Attractions

The shipwrecked SS Dicky steamboat that Dicky Beach was named for was recently removed, but you can still visit its original location on the shore. It sat as an iron skeleton on the beach after it washed ashore in 1893. The Caloundra Lighthouse, constructed in 1898, is the township’s oldest building. It sits solemnly next to the new lighthouse on Canberra Terrace. The Queensland Air Museum is also a must-see for an aviation enthusiasts.

Bulcock Street Markets

On Sundays, stop by the Bulcock Street Markets. Local vendors set up stalls where they sell their crafts as well as fresh, locally grown produce. This is a great opportunity to grab souvenirs and for long-term visitors to stock their kitchens with the freshest seafood, vegetables and fruit. Along with the Street Markets, you can also find the local Farmers’ Market for the widest selection of goods. 

Arts & Culture

Caloundra is an art hub of the Sunshine Coast, particularly the visual arts. It is home to the Caloundra Regional Art Gallery. The gallery is located just behind Bulcock Street near the beach. It presents a variety of changing exhibition that showcase the world of established national artists as well as up and coming local artists. The curators also work on developing a number of public programs focused on the Sunshine Coast’s culture. Admission into the gallery itself is almost always free.

Amusement Parks and More

Venturing a little outside of Caloundra, you'll find a selection of theme parks. They are open daily and there are food facilities if you spend the day there.