Suburb Property Profile: Caloundra, QLD


Thinking about buying an off the plan property in Caloundra, Queensland? Whether it's an off the plan apartment, townhouse or house and land package, you'll want to discover the Location Demographics, Travel & Infrastructure, Shopping and Schools & Recreation.


Location Demographics 

You can find your very own paradise at the coastal suburb of Caloundra with breathtaking beaches and incredible scenery wherever you turn. It is at the southernmost point of the Sunshine Coast Region and about 90kms north from Brisbane’s well known Central Business District. The town is a renowned holiday and tourist destination with its laidback lifestyle, vast shorelines and popular surf spots. Dating back to the 1890s, the Caloundra Lighthouses are one of the historical sites located nearby. 

With a subtropical climate and surrounded by countless attractions, the area has been recognised for being one of the fastest-growing communities in the area. The neighbourhood opens its doors to a variety of lifestyles with families, retirees, singles and young couples moving in comfortably. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the population continues to expand from 51 100 residents. There are close to 24 300 dwellings that are mainly separate housing, flats and apartments.

Happy Valley Park Caloundra

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Travel & Infrastructure

There are a number of public transport services close by for passengers to utilise. For those travelling within the vicinity, they are able to catch a ride at the Caloundra bus station or at the bus stops on Cooroora Street and First Avenue. The Landsborough Train Station is around 20kms away and a part of the North Coastline. With quick access to the Bruce Highway, drivers can have a direct trip towards the main city centres. 

To further enhance the region, the Sunshine Coast City Council have brought together major plans and initiatives. One of these projects include the Caloundra South Priority Development Area ‘Aura’ which will have new residential developments and commercial precincts. As a 2 350 hectare urban development, it will aim to create around 20 000 dwellings and provide homes for 50 000 people. Furthermore, the council is encouraging new investments to build on its existing strengths in the business, cultural, education, health, sport and tourism sectors. 

Beach mezzanine Caloundra

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For added convenience, there is a range of shopping options just around the corner to satisfy everyone’s retail necessities. Filled with stores, services and dining choices, the Caloundra Shopping Centre and Centrepoint Shopping Plaza are both just a short walking distance from your doorstep. Meanwhile, the Caloundra Marketplace is also an easy walk from home. You can enjoy a delicious meal by the water with several restaurants along The Esplanade and Bulcock Street. At the Tides Waterfront Dining Restaurant, taste delicious meals in a spacious setting or have dinner at the Amici Restaurant & Pizzeria with breezy terrace tables and lovely views. For more, the Sandbar Cafe has a modern waterfront venue and serves seafood and bistro dishes. 


Schools & Recreation

Families can look forward to having a handful of schools available where students can be well looked after. The Caloundra Christian College, State High School and Primary School are all about 2kms by car. The Caloundra Community Kindergarten and Goodstart Early Learning are also able to accommodate the younger kids. In addition, the Sunshine Coast Technical Trade Training Centre is less than 3kms away while the University of the Sunshine Coast is under a 20km drive. The Sunshine Coast Flying School & Aerobatics Academy and the Sunshine Coast Performing Arts College are also both under 3kms from the town centre.

The whole family can get active at Golden Beach with an array of aquatic activities such as water skiing and windsurfing. You can also go fishing by the boardwalk, take a boat ride under blue skies or relax on the sand at Bulcock Beach. Stop by at the Happy Valley Park with a playground, picnic tables and BBQ facilities for all or check out the monthly Twilight Market. Alternatively, you can visit the Queensland Air Museum just 2kms away which offers historical exhibits of Australian aircrafts and a collection of restored planes.  With exhibitions, art programs and insightful workshops, explore the Caloundra Regional Gallery and also take photos of the colourful Caloundra Mural by Moreton Parade. The Caloundra Street Fair brings an assortment of fresh produce, boutiques and stalls. To add, the Ben Bennett Botanical Park provides natural greenery and peaceful walking trails.

At a breathtaking and ideal location, find or invest in your dream home at the marvellous suburb of Caloundra. 

Caloundra Beach

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Looking to purchase an off the plan property in Caloundra? Get in touch with iBuyNew and speak to our team of experts on 1300 123 463 to find out how we can help. Click here to find out the latest facts and figures on Caloundra. 


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Published on 25th of November 2022 by Davina Deluao
Davina Deluao
Davina Deluao

Davina graduated from Swinburne University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Journalism. Through travelling and studying abroad in NYC and LA, her interests in property and design grew and became a strong pursuit. Davina has been writing for iBuildNew Group since 2019.


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