From the Pumicestone Passage - which offers breathtaking views of the Glass House Mountains - to the scenic coastal pathways and bustling Bulcock Street, there is something for everyone in Caloundra.

Begin your day at the Kings Beach ocean pool and follow the well-maintained track around the Caloundra headland. Pass by Shelly Beach and enjoy the views north before heading down to Moffat Beach and over Tooway Creek before arriving at the aquatic playground of Dicky Beach.

Caloundra's stunning coastal paths and well-maintained boardwalks allow daily life to unfold in a haze of sand, scooter-happy trails, grassy picnic spots and family football or cricket matches. There is a range of fantastic things to do in Caloundra for the whole family, and it all takes place to the constant soundtrack of surf in the background. 

Away from the beach, Caloundra is home to a thriving street art scene. The 1.7km street art trail allows visitors to discover acclaimed works of art, with many of the street artworks having powerful themes and stories of the coastal community’s heritage.

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Caloundra turns up the heat each May at the IGNITE Caloundra Chilli Festival. Take a stroll down the tree-lined street to sample spicy and delicious cuisine from around the world, and spice up your life with an incredible range of piquant peppers, cooking demonstrations and information on everything that's so hot right now.

There aren’t many music festivals in Australia where you can enjoy your favourite band as well as an ocean dip, but that’s exactly what’s on offer at the Caloundra Music Festival. Held each year in October, this beachside event attracts big name acts as well as local artists who add their blues, rock and jazz to the ocean breeze.

Beaches to explore

Take in the unique scenery of the Caloundra stretch by walking or riding along this 25 kilometre path featuring headland cliffs, historic sites, nature reserves and an esplanade of shopping and dining. The continuous pathway connects Golden Beach and Bulcock Beach in the south to Kawana in the north, passing by the calm waters of the Pumicestone Passage, the heritage-listed Kings Beach Bathing Pavilion and remnant coastal rainforest at Dicky Beach.