The southern belle of the Sunshine Coast, Caloundra is a coastal hotspot beloved for its vibrant street art, epic attractions, and trendy eateries. Recently awarded the prestigious title of Queensland’s Top Tourism Town, you'll easily come to love this family favourite as you uncover Caloundra’s abundance of places to shop, explore and stay. So, throw your beach towel in your bag and let us show you around our playground by the sea!
What The Locals Love
❤️ Hiring a boat from Bills Boat Hire and exploring the stunning waterways.
❤️ Going for a refreshing morning swim at Kings Beach beachfront saltwater pool.
❤️ Cuddling a camel at QCamel
❤️ Enjoying the thriving market scene (Caloundra Street Fair, Caloundra Twilight Markets and Currimundi Lake Twilight Markets)
Uncover Caloundra's coastal dining
Some local foodie favourites include White Picket Fence, Lamkin Lane Espresso Bar, Holy Taco, The Pastry Lab, Sandbar Café, and the beautiful views and seafood at Tides Waterfront Dining. For a tipple with a local twist, check out Beachtree Distilling Co – Caloundra’s first and only gin distillery.
Where to eat and drink
A playground by the sea
Keep a note in your diary for when the annual Caloundra Music Festival rolls into town every September, or get your music fix with a show or live gig at The Events Centre. Nature-lovers will flock to the pristine beauty of the Pumicestone Passage, which is teeming with wildlife and stunning waterways ready to be explored.
Things to do in Caloundra