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Anyone who loves the sun, beaches and water sports will find plenty to see and do in the coastal town of Caloundra, such as kayaking, jet skiing, and windsurfing. Some of the top attractions in the area include the Kings Beach, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, Dicky Beach, Leach Park, and the Queensland Air Museum.
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The best way to get around the area and explore the Sunshine Coast is with a rental car. Caloundra is about an hour's drive from the north of Brisbane's Central Business District, and the domestic and international air terminals of Brisbane Airport. Depending on traffic conditions, it will take around 30 minutes from Sunshine Coast Airport to reach Caloundra. It is also accessible from the Landsborough Railway Station and the Caloundra bus station.
The Caloundra Regional Gallery is located in the converted 1970s former library building Facility House, Caloundra. The building is part of a civic and cultural precinct located in the central Caloundra near the Caloundra Civic Cultural Centre, the Council Administration Building, and the Caloundra City Library. The gallery showcases its visual collection through Gallery curated shows and touring exhibitions. The Gallery is a permanent regional art gallery which provides learning opportunities for the economic, social, and cultural enhancement of their community.
Bribie Island is quite close to Caloundra, and it is home of a marine sanctuary, national parks, and impressive flora and fauna reservations. After seeing the beautiful dolphins at the sanctuary, you can relax by fishing or surfing, or by admiring more than 350 bird species.
The Golden Beach is the perfect place to enjoy swimming and surfing, but it is also great for fishing and boating. Moreover, if you visit this gold-sanded beach, you should also know that it is very close to Bribie Island.
The Caloundra Coastal Walk is about 25 kilometers along the most breathtaking shorelines the eyes could ever absorb! It passes through beaches such as the Bulcock Beach, Kings Beach, and the sandy beaches of Kawana to Mooloolaba.
Bulcock Beach is a place where you can meet new people and go out, because it has many restaurants, piers and board-walks. Bulcock beach is also a beautiful and lively beach to swim at.
Kings Beach is definitely the main beach in Caloundra, and it is a great family place. You will find here a swimming pool, kids playing areas and restaurants as well. Being the most visited and popular beach it is very safe to swim at with the family.
Shelly Beach is for the adrenaline lovers, as it is not quite a swimming beach. You have to have very advanced swimming skills if you want to venture yourself in these waters. And for those not looking for an extreme experience you could just settle with admiring the beautiful views and studying the stunning rock pools.
Dicky Beach is the place for you if you are into surfing and you want to practice this sport as much as possible when you are on vacation.
Caloundra Cruise is one of the many popular activities and attractions on the waterways, suitable and enjoyable for all ages! In the Cruise, you'll have the chance to see fantastic views from the Caloundra Heads to Moreton Island, Bribie Island National Park and the “Blue Hole” — all from a specially designed ferry.
Sky Diving is also an exciting experience to take part in at coloundra, perfect for those who are looking for a rush in their holiday.