Caloundra is a charming seaside town at the southernmost end of the Sunshine Coast. Just 1 hour north of Brisbane.
According to locals, the most outstanding feature of Caloundra is the natural surrounds, especially the beautiful and pristine beaches, with the relaxed beach lifestyle being one of the top reasons why people visit or live in the area.
The Caloundra Central Business District (CBD) radiates out from Bulcock Street, offering an authentic ‘high street’ character with a mix of retail and commercial activities supported by performance and cultural facilities. The high street is also located just a few street back from stunning Bulcock Beach and Happy Valley.
Local and visitors alike appreciate the unique and quirky retail offerings, quality food and interesting experiences.
They also value the community facilities available in the areas surrounding the CBD, including parks and skate parks, pools, outdoor barbeques, and walking and cycling paths. As well as the “caring community spirit” and rich history of the area, linked to its maritime experiences during World War II, indigenous heritage, tradition of fishing, culture of surfing and interaction with the ocean.
Caloundra has one of the world’s most ideal climates with an annual average daily temperature range of 16.0 °C to 24.9 °C and an average of 7 hours of sunshine per day. January and February are typically the warmest months with an average temperate range of 21.0 °C to 29 °C. February and March are typically the wettest months.
To visit Caloundra, come from Brisbane by road via the Bruce Highway or by the regular bus services run from Brisbane to Caloundra – the bus terminal backs onto the high street. If visiting from the rest of the coast, Sunbus provides frequent services throughout the Caloundra coastal area and the Sunshine Coast.