Caloundra weekend getaway

byAnika McMahon-10 Oct 2017

Caloundra is a gorgeous seaside village full of local gems waiting to be explored.

Rightfully, the Sunshine Coast is known for its incredible coastline, aquatic activities and high-class seafood, and the southern seaside village of Caloundra is considered one of the region’s premium blue-water destinations. With the Pumicestone Passage, and framed by the majestic Glass House Mountains, Caloundra has established itself as a favourite holiday base for couples and families who love the relaxed, almost retro, vibe of the region.

Journey Details

Duration: Two days | Mode of Travel: Car | Degree of Difficulty: 1/5  


  • Food and cocktails
  • Coastal walks and lookouts
  • Bowling
  • Fishing


Bulcock Beach

Drive to Bulcock Beach to start your journey along the renowned Caloundra Coastal Pathway. This stunning attraction is made up of 9km of stunning coastal views and is perfect for all fitness levels. You might be thinking, 9KM NO WAY, but don’t let the length scare you. This pathway is perfect for a relaxing stroll, stopping along the way for amazing photo opps of lighthouses, lakes, creeks and surf beaches, with the freedom of turning around at any time.

Once you’ve arrive back at Bulcock Beach, make the short walk to the multi-award-winning bar, 26° Bar + Venue.  This stylish, multi award-winning bar finds the perfect balance between sophisticated and relaxed, and is open seven days a week. Book and table and treat yourself to lunch and a cocktail or two as you take in your beautiful surroundings, looking over the Pumicestone Passage and enjoying our amazing sunshine and beautifully warm weather.        

Bulcock Beach
Bulcock Beach

Golden Beach

After relaxing over lunch, drive to Golden Beach Hire and spend the afternoon canoeing, kayaking or paddle boarding. If you are feeling a little more adventurous, you can also book a lesson in kitesurfing and windsurfing. 

Make sure to bring along your cricket set, frisbee and football and enjoy the coastal parks. There are also barbecue facilities, picnic tables and kids' playgrounds.

After spending the afternoon on the water, check into your accommodation for the night at Rumba Beach Resort. Surrounded by six beautiful beaches your new home away from home offers the tropical getaway you have been dreaming of. Take some time to enjoy the view and relaxed vibes from your private apartment.

Drive to Spinners Bar & Bowl for an evening of bowling. Offering a fully licensed bar, pizza and snacks, as well as a decked-out bowling alley your night is set to be easy, breezy and fun.  

Rumba Resort
Rumba Beach Resort

Dinner Options

Moffat Beach Brewing Co

Sandbar Cafe and Kiosk

Amici Restaurant

After a lazy start to the morning wander downstairs from your accommodation and settle in for breakfast at Sandbar Café and Kiosk. Choose from an extensive breakfast menu, offering something for everyone. Take in the view of the Pumicestone Passage as your surroundings wake up for another beautiful day in Caloundra.

Before embarking on your Caloundra adventure, make sure you've booked a morning of fishing with Fishing Australia's Rob Paxevanos. You can meet him along Bulcock Beach, across the road from Rumba Beach Resort and spend a couple of hours learning the tricks of the fishing trade from one of the best in the business. Rob will pick you up in a pontoon boat and take you across to Bribie Island, where you can cast a line and test your luck at catching lunch. Whether you are a first-timer, keen angler or just want a refresher of how to fish; Rob will provide all the equipment and instruction to have fun.

If you were lucky enough to catch lunch utilise the free barbecues to cook up your fish, and head across the road to Sandbar Café and Kiosk to buy some chips. The best lunch to enjoy by the seashore.

Lunch Options

Golden Beach Tavern

Red Hot Chilli Pepper

Caloundra Surf Club

Spend your afternoon relaxing on the beach or taking a stroll along Bulcock Beach stopping in for an ice cream along the way.

Bulcock Beach
Bulcock Beach

Accommodation Options

Oaks Oasis Resort

Pumicestone Blue Resort

Sea Point Ocean Apartments

TIP: Before you leave: Check for road closures.

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Anika McMahon
ByAnika McMahon

I am currently working as a Social Media Assistant at Visit Sunshine Coast. I have a double degree in Business and Journalism and have nearly completed a Graduate Certificate in Nutrition. I have a passion for marketing and social media and a love of writing and traveling.