Suburb Profile: Caloundra, QLD

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 popular 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.  

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The Neighbours

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.

The Commute

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. 

Shopping For The Family

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 options, 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.

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The School Run

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 for 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.

What’s Going On?

The whole family can get active at Golden Beach with an array of aquatic activities such as water skiing and windsurfing. Alternatively, you can go fishing by the boardwalk, take a boat ride under blue skies or relax on the sand at Bulcock Beach. On the other hand, you can visit the Queensland Air Museum and check out the monthly Twilight Market. The Caloundra Street Fair brings an assortment of fresh produce, boutiques and stalls. To add, the Botanic Gardens at Ben Bennett Botanical Park provides natural greenery and peaceful walking trails.

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Published on 31st of August 2021 by Michelle Leftwich
Michelle Leftwich
Michelle Leftwich


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