Join Blue Water Kayak Tours for Guided Eco Tours of the Pumicestone Passage, Bells Creek and Bribie Island, part of the magnificent Moreton Bay Marine Park on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Birds and wildlife are in abundance as you journey along the shoreline of the Bribie Island National Par...
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About Tours For Caloundra
Caloundra boasts a variety of diverse beaches from the calming still water of Golden Beach to a swimming and surf beach, Kings Beach. Caloundra is often thought of as where the Sunshine Coast begins and the famous Caloundra Coastal Path starts here before winding its way up the shoreline. You can experience Caloundra’s beaches in an assortment of ways on your own or on different scenic tours. Another big draw to the region are the haunting and absolutely stunning Glass House Mountains. This area of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is just an hour north of Brisbane and offers unique vacation experiences blending the modern with the historic and blending nature with a trendy, urban lifestyle resulting in a noticeably laid back destination. The region has so much to offer travellers and it is one of the best ways to get a taste of the Sunshine Coast with it’s array of activities and fun for the entire family.
If you've never surfed before and want to give it to a try then one of the best places in the world to learn is at one of Caloundra’s surfing schools. Professional instructors can help beginners get started and can also help intermediate surfers progress to the next level. Surfing is a fun and rewarding watersport, even if you’re just attempting it for fun on your vacation.
Lessons are provided all year round, and are some of the most comprehensive anywhere and they cover everything from surfing awareness, survival and of course riding techniques. There are large and small classes and some instructors also cater to groups if you and your friends all want to take lessons together, otherwise private lessons are also an option. The surfing coaches are all extremely experienced and take individual skill levels into consideration when teaching.
Spa & Health
Everyone loves to relax when on holiday. How you relax in Caloundra is completely up to you, but the region does offer some of the best spa treatments on the Sunshine Coast. There are many day spas to choose from that provide massages, manicures, pedicures, skin treatment and also homoeopathic remedies and healing like acupuncture and other forms of Ancient Chinese medicine. When it comes to health and fitness while you’re on vacation, it is worth considering an accommodation that provides a fitness centre.
Many of the luxury resorts have spas and fitness centres on-site. This is one of the many perks of an all-inclusive resort vacation to Caloundra.
Crystalline waters, coral reefs and exotic fish are three things you'll find along Australia’s coast. You can get up close and personal with the stunning underwater landscape when visiting Caloundra. Dive tours need to be on your Sunshine Coast to-do list or you'll miss out on one of the most amazing activities the region has to offer. Caloundra has been one of Queensland’s best-kept diving secrets for years. Dive tours and also diving courses are provided, as well as tours and are often made up of small groups because small groups get the most out of both diving and snorkelling. The dive sites surrounding Caloundra are shallow compared to others, but they are largely untouched and they give visitors an unbelievable display, especially off of Moffat Beach. There is no shortage of marine life and the coral gardens are never a disappointment.
Caloundra and the rest of the Sunshine Coast are famous for being family friendly. Caloundra’s Kings Beach is arguably the best beach for children. Tours and other activities are educational as well as extremely fun for people of all ages. There’s no shortage of activities although Caloundra is thought of as being very laid back. Hotels, restaurants and attractions welcome the entire family and ensure that your Sunshine Coast holiday is a wonderful one. Caloundra is a great place for adults to recapture their carefree childhood so it makes sense that children love Caloundra as well.
Stop by the time-delayed fountain on Kings Beach on your way to the seaside salt water pool or just spend time on the beach with its gentle waves. Dicky Beach is fun to explore and there are also bike trails, scooter paths and a new boardwalk if you want to take leisurely strolls or find a picnic spot. Riverboat cruises are sure to be memorable experiences and there are also many tours designed specifically with children in mind.
Scenic Day Tours
Caloundra’s scenic day tours come in all shapes and sizes. It’s easy to find walking tours, biking tours and even kayak tours. There’s not any lack of things to see along this laid back region of the Sunshine Coast. Some visitors make their way to Caloundra just to see the stunning natural world that exists right next to the relaxed town.
Pumicestone Passage is a must-see and is particularly amazing when visited on a kayak tour. Moreton Bay is nearby and is also popular for those hoping to glimpse native wildlife on the land and in the ocean.
Fraser Island is a convenient distance from Caloundra and is one of the most beautiful National Parks in the world. Some amazing day tours are offered that will take you to Lake McKenzie and trekking through the island rainforest. Eco tours are also available on Fraser Island and the other natural areas of Caloundra and the Sunshine Coast.
Adventurous travellers will enjoy any of the fascinating overnight tours offered in and near Caloundra. Overnight camping tours extend scenic day tours into the evening to enhance the experience. Camping and outdoor enthusiasts will love getting close to nature. There are single-night tours and even multi-night tours. Many of the most popular overnight tours take place on nearby Fraser Island. The island is a pristine haven for native wildlife and the rainforest, mangroves, swamp and eucalyptus woodland have been well-preserved. The small island is extremely diverse and the different types of tours offered are relaxing, educational and fun. Eco tours are especially popular and these types of tours are also available on Caloundra’s Moreton Island. Camping supplies are provided by many of the overnight tours themselves, which makes them all the more convenient. Tours can include beach camping as well as forest camping or a bit of both on the lengthier excursions.
4WD, or 4-wheel drive, tours have become increasingly popular in the Caloundra region and other parts of the Sunshine Coast. These specialized tours allow travellers to experience the scenic natural beauty comfortably. These tours cover more land and let visitors see more sights, going places that are hard to reach on foot. There are even awesome eco-friendly 4WD tours available in many areas that strive to protect the land while educating visitors.
Tour buses with 4-wheel drive are air-conditioned and have panoramic window views so you can see all of the natural wonder. Buses can reach even tough-to-access areas in this sensitive environment without disturbing the ecosystem. Along with Fraser Island 4WD tours there are also 4WD tours venturing into Caloundra’s hinterland and the Glass House Mountains.
Half Day Tours
It can be difficult to see and do everything when you have limited time on your vacation. Half-day tours are a viable option when you want to get a glimpse of the scenic beauty of Caloundra, but you have a full itinerary. Half-day tours are also often more economical for those thrifty travellers seeking adventure on the Sunshine Coast too.
Popular half-day tour sites include Pumicestone Passage and the Moreton Bay Marine Park. These are typically kayak or canoe tours. They are extremely relaxing and are offered at different times of day. There are twilight tours, which increase your chances of spotting marine life in the bay. There are also Harley Davidson partial-day tours. These tours typically last two to four hours and in addition to seeing the natural landscapes, they also typically involve stops at popular pubs, wineries, breweries and eateries. There is even a half-day hinterland Harley tour that includes chauffeurs and a ride down the Blackall Range.
Adventure resorts and adventure tours are very popular in Caloundra. Adventure and sport seem to go hand-in-hand with this area of the Sunshine Coast. The year round great weather contributes to the many and extremely varied outdoor pursuits of visitors. Watersport adventures like surfing, scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking, boating and kite boarding are obvious choices because of Caloundra’s brilliant coastline and various beaches. There are also breathtaking biking trails, horseback riding tours as well as hiking paths along the coast and into the hinterland. More extreme sports like rock climbing, sky-diving and paragliding are also available for the serious adrenaline-seeking travellers.
In Caloundra, you can find some of the most exhilarating adventure tours of the Sunshine Coast. Swim with sharks and whales or go on an aerobic plane adventure. The latter features a Russian-built stunt plane, flown by a professional pilot while you sit in the passenger seat. Abseiling down the steep cliffs of the Glass House Mountains is also quite popular in Caloundra. On Dicky Beach you can experience parasailing, kite-surfing or get top-notch surfing lessons.
Near Golden Beach in Caloundra, visitors will quickly take note of the sail boats. There are lots of catamaran enthusiasts that love the Sunshine Coast region for its consistently excellent sailing conditions. Whether you’re a sail boat lover already or you just want to experience sailing on your Caloundra holiday then look no farther than Golden Beach’s sailing opportunities. A sailing adventure will take you to Pumicestone Passage and other notable locations like Bribie Island. Enjoy the beach scenery and crystalline water all day if you’d like. Catamarans for hire cater to all different skill levels from complete novice sailors to the most experienced. You'll be sailing along the Sunshine Coast in no time, soaking up the sun and enjoying the breeze.
For a rewarding and leisurely activity while you visit Caloundra, consider one of the many wildlife watching opportunities. Humpback whales can be spotted off of the coast during their migrations at certain times of year. There are also scuba and snorkelling tours for those interested in the variety of tropical fish and the beautiful coral gardens. The less developed hinterland areas are wooded and overflowing with wildlife, especially birds. There are over 700 species of animals that inhabit the Sunshine Coast. Just taking a hike down one of the many nature trails gives you a chance to see numerous species of birds as well as famous Australian creatures like koalas and kangaroos. For controlled wildlife experiences, Caloundra is conveniently located near the Australia Zoo.
Australia is the home of many different species of birds and is a birder’s paradise. Some of these species can’t be found anywhere else in the world and they are truly unique as a result. There are large and small species and beautiful exotic birds to see when visiting the Sunshine Coast. Caloundra features some of the area’s best bird watching sanctuaries or you can strike out on your own to see birds on one of the many hiking trails from the hinterland to the coast. Ocean birds you can spot on the coast include different species of tattlers, oystercatchers, heron, egrets and cormorants. Venturing farther inland you can see ducks, quail, ibis, cockatoos, parrots and the famous kookaburra.
Although Caloundra is often thought of as the most laid back region of the Sunshine Coast, it is a popular destination for visitors interested in extreme sports. Adrenaline junkies can readily find plenty of activities to really get their hearts pumping. The Glass House Mountains are not only beautiful to see, but they have very steep cliff faces that are prime real estate when it comes to abseiling and rappelling. As you descend the mountains you can experience a view of the beaches that few can say they've seen.
Kite-surfing, parasailing and skydiving are also some of Caloundra’s top-ranking extreme forms of fun. You can learn to kite-surf or work on honing your trick skills. Parasailing also provides breathtaking views of the coastline right along with speed and excitement. There are also lots of opportunities for tandem skydiving.
Eco Certified Tours
More and more people today are environmentally conscious. The people of Australia are particularly environmentally aware thanks to the country’s many unique species of plants and animals. There are a great deal of protected areas throughout the Sunshine Coast that are intended to preserve the land in order to keep the local flora and fauna safe. These parks as well as heritage-listed sites give visitors a look at unaltered, undeveloped nature at its finest.
The best ways to experience the exotic natural landscape of Caloundra is with a guided eco certified tour. These adventures are eco-friendly and allow you to learn about the regions, experience the natural wonders first-hand and also protect those same natural wonders. Eco certified tours may be hiking adventures, kayaking, biking, horseback riding, 4WD as well as some other transport options. There is definitely an eco-friendly tour option right for you. Ensure that the tour is officially eco certified to keep your carbon footprint to a bare minimum when you trek into the wilderness areas of the Sunshine Coast.
Wherever you find a beach, you'll find watersports. Caloundra’s wonderful weather and temperate climate make it possible for visitors to participate in watersports no matter what time of year they choose to vacation. You maybe have a tried-and-true favourite watersport like just swimming or maybe snorkelling. You can definitely find places and opportunities for these aquatic activities while you’re on holiday. You may also be interested in trying something new. There are lessons and classes to teach you the basics of everything from scuba diving to surfing and even more extreme watersports like kite-boarding and water skiing. There are kayaking and boat tours as well as sailing with catamarans for hire.
No matter where your tastes and interests lie and regardless of your skill level with any particular sport, you can find water-related activity to engage in while staying in Caloundra. Caloundra has some of the best surf beaches and as a result, some of the best surfing instructors and courses. Golden Beach has jet-skis for hire and rentals too. You can have a fun experience seeing the beach from a different point of view. For an even more different point of view, get under the water with snorkelling or scuba diving.
Magnificent humpback whales pass by the Sunshine Coast every year on their way to and from Antarctica during their migration. If you’re on vacation in Caloundra during whale season then a whale watching tour needs to be on your to-do list. Tours take place on vessels that were specifically built for the task of venturing out into the water with the pod, but not disturbing them. You can also typically glimpse other marine life like dolphins and sea turtles on these tours as well while you relax on deck.
A bird’s-eye view of the gorgeous Sunshine Coast can be obtained with one of Caloundra’s scenic flights. Scenic flight tours are very special and memorable. They give visitors a whole new appreciation for the amazing landscape. There are classic bi-plane flights as well as helicopter flights that take small groups above the coastline and the hinterland.
Every region of the Sunshine Coast is filled with photo opportunities, whether you photograph wildlife, landscapes or just like to take pictures while you’re on holiday. It’s possible to capture the essence of Australian sunrises and sunsets along with fantastic scenes depicting sail boats and other activities that take place along the shore.
Riding a horse down the beach or a scenic trail through the hinterland is a great way to relax and become one with nature. Many people find horseback riding enjoyable and a riding excursion in Caloundra makes a great activity for families and friends. It can also be a wonderful activity for couples to do together. Horses can traverse more terrain than a person walking can. As the rider you can take in everything around you. Eco-friendly horse tours are one of the most environmentally conscious ways to experience the Sunshine Coast.
Food & Wine Tours
Noosa on the Sunshine Coast is known for its diverse dining options and exquisite cuisine. Caloundra, on the other hand, is known for its wineries. This doesn't mean there’s a shortage of delicious food though. You can experience the many tastes of Caloundra and sample some of the delicious wines on a unique food and wine tour. There a number of different tours. Some only cover the wineries, while others also make stops as notable pubs. There are even Harley Davidson tours and pub crawls. These bike tours even incorporate aspects of other scenic tours, so you get a well-rounded Sunshine Coast experience that includes the sights and the tastes too.
Hikes & Trails
Trails and hiking paths wind their way through all of Caloundra. Experience the calming ocean on a walk down the coastline, the soothing sounds of nature on a forest walk or take a leisurely stroll through pastures and hills on a relaxing country walk. Caloundra features all of these types of terrain, but the most famous trail is called the Caloundra Coastal Walk. This maintained trail stretches 25 kilometres down some of the Sunshine Coast’s most stunning beach. The path is continuous and runs all the way from Golden Beach to beyond the Pumicestone Passage and Caloundra headland. It finally ends in Mooloolaba to the north, but not before leading visitors past the Kings Beach bathing pavilion and the original location of the SS Dicky, which Dicky Beach was named for.
The lovely coastal region of Caloundra makes for the perfect location to take a scenic cruise. Many different cruises are offered and they all allow visitors to relax, enjoy the weather and take in the most notable sites of the Caloundra shoreline. Bribie Island, Pumicestone Passage, Moreton Bay and the surrounding area have a rich history and abundant wildlife. Sunset cruises allow visitors to experience dusk as the sun goes down beyond the Glass House Mountains.
Caloundra’s beaches are some of the best in the world for swimming, surfing and other watersports. The coastline is also a prime location for observing some of the native Australian wildlife. With the Sunshine Coast being one of the top places for so many activities, it’s really no surprise that it’s also excellent for fishing. The creeks and lakes of the region provide adequate fishing opportunities for anglers too. For the most rewarding fishing experience there are fishing tours that go out into the deeper ocean waters offshore. These tours depart from Caloundra regularly and they make a very nice day trip while you’re on vacation.
Perfectly landscaped and manicured golf courses dot the entire Sunshine Coast. Queensland is home to a number of notable golf resorts which give a unique and memorable backdrop whether you’re teeing off, holding an event at the location or just relaxing with your family.