Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast is the perfect spot to holiday with its laid-back atmosphere, 6 magnificent beaches and stunning coastal paths. For your next Sunshine Coast holiday make sure you check out 10 cool things to do in Caloundra.
1. Soak up the beauty of the Caloundra Coastal Walk
Take on the entire 25 km stretch of that Caloundra Coastal Walk, that starts from Golden Beach in the south, or enjoy strolling along sections of the walk at a leisurely pace. Keep an eye out for birdlife and dolphins in Pumicestone Passage, check out the historical Military Jetty used for operations during World War II, as well as the heritage listed Kings Beach Bathing Pavilion. Make sure you have your camera ready to capture the brilliant ocean views.
2. Jetski around Pumicestone Passage
Scoot around the 35 km channel of pristine water of Pumicestone Passage, stretching from Caloundra in the north to Deception Bay in the south. Ride through tranquil mangrove-lined waterways into a marine park green zone, home to dolphins, dugongs, turtles and more than 360 species of birds. If you have a waterproof camera bring it with you, as you’ll want to capture the beauty of this aquatic paradise. Book a Jetski tour here
3. Devour some fish & chips at Bulcock Beach
Grab some freshly cooked seafood from Sandbar Kiosk and take it across the road to enjoy an alfresco fish and chips at one of the many picnic tables over looking Bulcock Beach. The café also has a fine selection of designer burgers, salads and desserts.
4. Take a cruise around Caloundra’s waterways
Hop aboard a Caloundra Cruise, a relaxing cruise offering views from Caloundra Heads to Moreton Island, and Bribie Island. On Thursdays, take an Eco Cruise that will take you deep into the clear waters of Pumicestone Passage Marine Park to discover an abundance of bird and marine life. Or watch the sun disappear behind the Glass House Mountains on Friday and Saturday nights on a BYO sunset tour.
5. Admire cool street art
Admire the cool, colourful and massive murals around Caloundra that capture the area’s cultural identity and history. There are quirky and colourful representations of iconic locations, activities and events, such as the heritage lighthouses and Ma & Pa Bendall (surfing pioneers), and Pumicestone Passage.
6. SUP or Kayak on the calm waterways of Caloundra
Caloundra’s calm waterways are ideal for all types of watercraft and you’ll often see SUPs and kayakers gliding across Pumicestone Passage, Currimundi Lake or Tooway Creek. BYO craft, or hire from one of the watercraft hire places in Caloundra. Paddle around on your own or join one of the SUP or Kayak tours with experienced guides that take you on a tour to explore the pristine waterways. Read more about SUP or Kayak hire here .
7. Browse the street markets
Caloundra Street Fair is on every Sunday from 8 am to 1 pm and is held under the canopy of the tree-lined main street, surrounded by cafés, boutiques and speciality shops. There are more than 200 stalls to explore, featuring handcrafted goods, arts and crafts, as well as delicious food and fresh flowers. The Caloundra Twilight Markets operate Friday evenings during holiday periods along Bulcock Beach esplanade and offer a wide array of artisan, craft and homemade wares.
8. Take a dip at Kings Beach Ocean Pool
Caloundra’s famous 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. It’s a great day out with the family.
9. Enjoy a craft ale at Moffat Beach Brewing Co
A brewery boasting the best beach views, Moffat Beach Brewing Co is a major player in the Sunshine Coast’s thriving craft beer scene. This award-winning café and micro-brewery specialises in crisp, handcrafted pale ales, ciders and lagers. For some of the best weekend vibes on the Sunshine Coast, head along on Saturdays from 5 pm and from 3.30 pm on Sundays, to enjoy live music from local talent.
10. Explore Currumundi Lake
Lake Currimundi is a stretch of calm water which runs into the ocean at Currimundi surf beach, just north of Caloundra. There is an abundance of picturesque walking tracks surrounding the lake, so lace up your walking shoes and tackle one of the many bush-beach trails that lead down to the lake’s cool waters. The tracks are well mapped, with signage along the way explaining the native flora and fauna you may encounter on your walk. There are plenty of shady spots for a picnic, or you can relax in one of Currimundi’s boutique cafés.
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