Giggling Goat Coffee & Breakfast Bar

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There’s not better way to start the day than with an aromatic hot coffee and a tasty breakfast. The Giggling Goat Coffee & Breakfast Bar in Dicky Beach is the ideal spot to grab a bite, whether you’re in holiday mode on in a rush.

Goat offers a unique three bean Guatemalan, Colombian & Sumatran blended coffee that will make you want just more than one cup!

Their secret to making tasty hearty breakfast meals is their herb garden full of herbs that make your meals burst with flavour. To get your veggie fix for the day why not start your morning with their Veglovers Breakfast? Or maybe you’re an Eggs Benedict with Salmon fan. Goat’s breakfast menu is extensive and there’s sure to be something to please everyone, with vegetarian options.

Check out the Early Bird Special for only $12.50! Includes a Breakfast Sandwich and a 12oz/mug of coffee or drink!

Don’t forget to bring the family pup or dog in to be spoilt with home made bacon and butternut dog biscuits! Also for the little ones they offer kiddies complementary toast.

Located just near Portobello By The Sea, stroll on over to Giggling Goat at 14 Beerburrum St, Dicky Beach.

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 6.00am to 12.00 noon.

Sunshine Coast escapes are special times to be treasured and create amazing holiday memories at Portobello By The Sea. Affordable Caloundra Holiday apartments, just an hour’s drive north of Brisbane. BOOK NOW

Ignite Chilli Festival

Ignite-Chilli-Festival-Caloundra

When: Saturday, 25 November 2017
Where: Bulcock Street, Caloundra

The Hot 91.1 Ignite Chilli Festival will be heating up the streets of Caloundra with a diverse range of chillies on Saturday 25 November.

The festival features unique stalls offering products related to anything chilli including; arts and crafts, fashion, street food, jewellery, home-wares and lifestyle products with a focus on handmade and local wares.

Shops, restaurants, bars and other businesses based in the heart of Caloundra will also be participating and celebrating the mighty chilli. There will be competitions and draws done throughout the afternoon with some great prizes.

To accompany good food and good vibes there will be lively bands and entertainment plus a full program of activities on the boil. Lets just say it will be “hot” ! Plus there will be the popular annual chilli eating competition to really get things heated up!

This is a must do for all those thousands of people who love and idolise chilli. For more information check out Ignite Chilli Festival

Time: 1 to 8pm
Place: Bulcock Street and flowing into surrounding laneways
Cost: FREE

Book your Sunshine Coast Accommodation in Caloundra for the weekend of the Chilli Festival at Portobello By The Sea. Perfectly located opposite beautiful Dicky Beach, an unspoilt stretch of sun-drenched white sand, on Queensland’s magnificent Sunshine Coast. BOOK NOW

 

 

Bellingham Maze

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Do you enjoy a challenge plus a stroll out into the great outdoors? Bellingham Maze has been known to befuddle even the most intelligent problem solver!

Bellingham Maze new 80×80 metre Lilly Pilly Hedge Maze will challenge you! Or try some of the older mazes, such as the Garden Maze, Rope and Tyre Maze, Mini Mazes, Mini Golf, Timber Maze, Walk Through Aviary and more.

When you have finished getting lost in the mazes grab something to eat from the onsite cafe, the Garden Cafe. Or bring your own food for a picnic in one of the picnic areas and use the gas BBQs available for your use. (There is a small fee applicable for the use of the BBQs).

If you purchase your tickets online you will save 7% off the gate price, plus you’ll beat the rush when you arrive at the maze.

Bellingham Maze is open from 10am to 4pm each Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday during school term. Throughout the Queensland school holidays they are open 7 days from 9:30am to 4:30pm

The maze is located at Tanawha Tourist Drive #25 Tanawha. For more information and ticket sales visit the Bellingham Maze website.

Spend your next holiday on the Sunshine Coast in Caloundra accommodation and take in some of the amazing tourist attractions in the area. Portobello By The Sea, located on Caloundra’s Dicky Beach offers comfortable and spacious one, two or three bedroom apartments. BOOK NOW

Melbourne Cup Day @ Sunshine Coast Turf Club

Melbourne Cup Day at Sunshine Coast Turf Club

When: Tuesday 7 November, 2017
Where: Sunshine Coast Turf Club

Dress up in your finest and get trackside this Melbourne Cup Day at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club. Watch live horse racing action on the track and try to back a winner! There will be a full schedule of horse racing on the day as well as strategically placed large screens to watch “the race that stops the nation” – the Melbourne Cup.

Keep amused between races with roving entertainment or watch the entrants strut their stuff in the fashions on the field.  There are a selection of hospitality packages available, so get your group of friends together and book a table. Select from a Phar Lap Trackside Marquee, Corporate Cocktail Marquee or Corporate Buffet Marquee priced from $120 per person.

Melbourne Cup Day at Sunshine Coast Turf Club is an 18+ event. General admission is $20 per person. You can pre-purchase your entry tickets online at Sunshine Coast Turf Club.  Gates open at 9.30am.

There is free parking at Corbould Park Racecourse or catch the free shuttle bus to the event.

Sunshine Coast Turf Club is located at 170 Pierce Avenue, Caloundra

Come along to Melbourne Cup Day on the Sunshine Coast and stay with us here at the conveniently located Portobello By The Sea. So come and enjoy a relaxing beach holiday with us here and see for yourself why it is the Perfect holiday accommodation for your next vacation. BOOK NOW

 

 

Food Lovers Guide to the Sunshine Coast

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Food lovers will find the Sunshine Coast is a veritable smorgasbord of fresh produce, gourmet foods, farm gate fare and seafood straight from the ocean. You can discover the local produce treasures of the Sunshine Coast on a foodie tour, by either designing your own itinerary or by booking a gourmet food tour with one of the local tour companies. Here is a food lovers guide to the Sunshine Coast.

Sunshine Coast Food Trail

Create your own food tour by using the Sunshine Coast Food Trail easy mapping tool. The Food Trail mobile site shows visitors where to go to explore the way food goes from paddock to plate with a full rundown of venues such as wineries, restaurants, farms and markets.

For example, you can select Caloundra to Kawana as the region you wish to cover, then choose your interest, such as farm gates, food tourist attractions, farmers markets or cooking schools, and the app will create a list of what’s available in the region.

Pick Your Own Strawberries

Strawberry Fields at Palmview, just off the Bruce Highway, is the perfect place to pick your own sweet and delicious strawberries fresh from the fields or try their yummy strawberry treats including homemade strawberry ice cream and sumptuous pancakes with fresh strawberries.

Sunshine Coast Food Tours

1. Mystic Mountain Tours takes you on a comfortable bus tour featuring spectacular sights along the way, warm hospitality and Sunshine Coast delicious cuisine. Food tours include:

  • Maleny & Montville Gourmet Tour
  • Country Picnic Tour
  • Hidden Food Unearthed

2. Or take a look at Tastes of the Sunshine Coast day tour every Tuesday with Sunair Bus Service with visits to the Ginger Factory, Nutworks, Pioneer Coffee, Maleny Cheese and Maleny Mountain Winery.

3. Live It Tours is the only tour company that takes you behind the scenes like never before to uncover the Sunshine Coast’s unique lifestyle, culture and fresh seasonal produce.

Sunshine Coast Farmers Markets

A definite must do is a trip to one of the Sunshine Coast’s fantastic local farmers markets, where you can pick up the freshest seasonal produce to create your own sumptuous meal.

Check out markets locally at:

  • Caloundra Country & Farmers Markets, Currimundi
  • Caloundra Street Fair
  • Kawana Waters Farmers Market
  • Landsborough Markets, Landsborough
  • Sunshine Coast Turf Club, Caloundra
  • Wamuran Country Markets, Wamuran
  • Woodford Country Markets, Woodford
  • Big Pineapple Markets, Maroochydore

Pick up your fresh produce and bring it back to your fully equipped kitchen in your holiday apartment at Portobello By The Sea and cook up a storm. Located at Caloundra’s Dicky Beach and adjacent to local shops and restaurants (cafe, supermarket, takeaways, butcher, bakery). We have it all covered to make your holiday a relaxing and enjoyable experience. BOOK NOW

 

 

Conscious Life Festival

Conscious-Life-Festival

When: 28 & 29 October, 2017
Where: Lake Kawana Community Centre

Connect, empower and transform at the Conscious Life Festival at Lake Kawana Community Centre on the weekend of 28 and 29 October.

This two day event, promotes health and wellbeing, lifestyle and environment, awareness and education. It is suitable for both men and women of all ages and backgrounds who are interested in conscious, healthy and sustainable living.

There will be over 120 exhibitor stalls of eco-friendly, healthy living and personal growth products and services.   Exhibitors range from promoting services to selling products, or both. The festival brings together like-minded, inspirational people to promote and learn about the benefits of living a conscious life.

The Conscious Life Festival program also offers a number of FREE seminars on a variety of topics, delivered by experts from near and far. Meditations or Quiet Spaces will be on offer with an array of beautiful meditations and divine vibrational sound healings led by amazing facilitators.

Chill out on the green while enjoying the all-day music program and a fresh healthy lunch, organic coffee or juice. And don’t forget to treat yourself to a massage, reading or healing!

Admission is $10 per person or $15 for a 2 day pass. Children under 15 years are FREE.

Book your Sunshine Coast Accommodation at Caloundra’s Dicky Beach for the weekend of the festival at Portobello By The Sea. Visit the festival then relax in one of the spacious one, two or three bedroom apartments set amongst lush tropical gardens. BOOK NOW

 

Sunshine Coast International Fashion Festival

Sunshine Coast International Fashion Festival

When: 20 & 21 October, 2017
Where: The Events Centre, Caloundra

Putting the spotlight on emerging Sunshine Coast designers, the Sunshine Coast International Fashion Festival will take place over two days on 20 and 21 October at The Events Centre.

In its 10th year, the show presents talented emerging and established local and national labels, and a host of international design talent. Everyone from VIP’s, celebrities, media to the general public will experience a glittering weekend of fashion, encompassing couture, ready to wear, swimwear, and ethical design.

You will see all the latest designs for the upcoming seasons of Spring and Summer with Catwalk Shows and will have the opportunity to purchase the labels at Pop-up Stores. There will also be a presentation for the Sunshine Coast Style Awards/Best Dressed List.

On Friday evening the the Sunshine Coast Design Awards & Hall of Fame will be named for fashion designers based on, or have begun their label while living on the Sunshine Coast. Categories include: Swim, Resort, Accessories, Couture, Indigenous, Ethical//Sustainable, Active, Young Designer & Hall of Fame.

The show, occurring at the end of the global fashion week circuit in Australia, is perfectly placed in the glamorous resort environment of the Sunshine Coast. Get your tickets and come along for a fashion feast!

Tickets start from $65.00 and are available at Sunshine Coast International Fashion Festival.

Book your Sunshine Coast Accommodation for the Fashion Festival in Caloundra at Portobello By The Sea. Located opposite beautiful Dicky Beach in Caloundra, directly opposite the unspoilt stretch of sun-drenched white sand, on Queensland’s magnificent Sunshine Coast. BOOK NOW

 

The Scenic Glass House Mountains

The Scenic Glass House Mountains

Take a drive into the scenic Glass House Mountains during your stay in Caloundra. These iconic “odd-shaped” series of mountains to the west of Caloundra make for spectacular photo opportunities and picture-postcard views.

The scenery will unfold before your eyes as you drive into a series of 14 mountains, including Mt Tibrogargan, Mt Beerwah Mt Coonowrin and Wild Horse Mountain.

There are a series of walking trails with scenic lookouts such as the Glass House Mountains Lookout Circuit, Trachyte Circuit and Wild Horse Mountains Track. Or for the adrenalin junkies there are rock climbing adventures at Mt Tibrogargan and Mt Ngungun.

Drive up to The Glass House Mountains Lookout on Glass House to Woodford Road for the best panoramas of the 14 mountains. After you have finished your walk around the Glass House Mountains Lookout Circuit or you have had enough of the gorgeous views, head down the hill to the Lookout Cafe for a bite to eat or a coffee, where the views are equally as splendid.

Otherwise just enjoy the drive as the roads take you through strawberry, pineapple and macadamia nut farms and little townships dotted throughout the region with majestic views of the mountains through your windscreen.

You can download a walking trails map or a driving map  and set off for a day trip with stops along the way to take in this scenically abundant region. The Glass House Mountains Circuit Drive is around a 30 minute drive from Caloundra, off the Bruce Highway.

Come to the Sunshine Coast and enjoy nature at its best with lots of beautiful attractions on our doorstep. Book your Sunshine Coast Accommodation in Caloundra in a comfortable holiday apartment located right near Dicky Beach at Portobello By The Sea. BOOK NOW

 

 

Big Boing Trampoline Park

Big Boing Trampoline Centre

Looking for a rainy day activity on the Sunshine Coast? Head along to the Big Boing!! The Sunshine Coast’s ultimate indoor trampoline park is all about jumping, flipping, fitness – and most importantly, landing soft and safely!

There is fun for the whole family with:

  • Dodgeball
  • Free jumping with 40 interconnecting trampolines
  • Huge air bags to land in
  • Slam dunking Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Dedicated toddlers area with their own foam pit
  • And another area just for the under 140cm in height.

Big Boing complex is fully air conditioned, has free WiFi and there is even cafe for mum and dad to sit and to buy all your drinks and food while visiting.

The Big Boing caters for kids of all ages, whatever their fitness and skill level. For the parents they have a creche and group fitness classes, so you’re not forgotten!

Prices start at $20 for the first hour of general jumping, second hour $13. Junior Jumpers are $14 for the first hour, second hour $7.

Big Boing is located at 24C Innovation Parkway, Birtinya.

Book your Sunshine Coast School Holiday Accommodation at Caloundra’s Dicky Beach in a comfortable one, two or three bedroom apartment at Portobello By The Sea. BOOK NOW

What’s On @ The Events Centre Caloundra

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The Events Centre performing arts and conference centre is the prime entertainment venue on the Sunshine Coast. You will be entertained by a kaleidoscope of concerts, music, dance, plays and shows for all ages. Here’s what’s on at The Events Centre Caloundra over the next few months:

Wed 3 Sep – Belladiva Sunshine Melodies
Fri 22 Sep – Arj Barker
Sun 24 Sep – Enter The Vortex
24 to 29 Sep – Get The Beat National Finals
Sat 30 Sep- Bell Shakespeare
Sat 7 Oct – Peter Williams Medium Live
Sat 7 Oct – Elvis American Legend
Tue 10 Oct – Isla Grant in Concert
Thu 12 Oct – Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase
Sun 15 Oct – Hand in Hand
Sat 21 Oct – Sunshine Coast International Fashion Festival
Sun 22 Oct – The Glenn Miller Orchestra
Fri 27 Oct – Lee Kernaghan Boys From The Bush
Sun 29 Oct – Broadway to Pavarotti

For more upcoming events visit The Events Centre What’s On Page

Book your Caloundra Accommodation to correspond with one of these fantastic events at Portobello By The Sea at Dicky Beach. Select from a one, two or three bedroom spacious apartment located opposite beautiful Dicky Beach, an unspoilt stretch of sun-drenched white sand, on Queensland’s magnificent Sunshine Coast. BOOK NOW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep the Kids Entertained for Spring School Holidays

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Spring and the School Holidays are just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to bring the kids to Caloundra for some time out.  Caloundra is packed with fun activities for the whole family and there is something to appeal to even the fussiest kid. So here’s how to keep the kids entertained for the Spring School Holidays this September:

For the Energy Bunnies …..

  • Climb the walls at Rockit Climbing Gym Kawana
  • Get involved in the school holiday program at Sunshine Coast Rec Centre at Currumundi
  • Rollerskate at Rollerdome Family Skate Centre in Caloundra
  • Go Go Karting at Big Kart Track at Palmview
  • Start your own war at Paintball Skirmish at Palmview
  • Hire a Jetski for hours of family fun
  • Spend a day at Aussie World Fun Park

For the Nature & Animal Lovers …..

  • Jump on a Whale Watching Cruise
  • Spend a day at Australia Zoo at Beerwah
  • Paddle around on an Eco Kayak Tour
  • See the sealife at Sea Life Mooloolaba
  • Embark on an environmental tour on a LARC amphibious vehicle
  • Take a walk along the Caloundra Oceanway
  • Cruise the waters of the Pumicestone Passage on a Boat Cruise

For the Culture Vultures …..

  • Check out the great live entertainment and shows at The Events Centre Caloundra
  • Browse the art at Caloundra Regional Gallery
  • Take a look at the School Holiday Program at Caloundra Library
  • Stroll around the Caloundra Street Fair every Sunday for local arts and crafts.
  • Get along to the Caloundra Music Festival from 29 September to 2 October 2017
  • Challenge your brain at Bellingham Maze
  • Follow the Sunshine Coast Arts Trail

To book some of the Sunshine Coast’s best tours and attractions check out Portobello By The Sea’s Tours Page

Book your Spring School Holiday Accommodation on the Sunshine Coast at Portobello By The Sea located at Dicky Beach in Caloundra.  BOOK NOW

 

Arj Barker @ The Events Centre

Arj Barker @ The Events Centre

When: Friday 22 September, 2017
Where:  The Events Centre, Caloundra

Standup Comedian Arj Barker is arguably Australia’s favourite American comedian and is coming to The Events Centre for a hilarious night of entertainment on 22 September.

Arj has spent more time in our country than his own and has come to understand Australian culture perhaps better than we understand it ourselves. His superbly astute observations and comic genius is unparalleled.

In Arj’s words:

“As always, I start with the finest free-range topics, nurture them until they’re brimming with wholesome hilarity, and ready for the tellin’. Remember, my cruelty-free jokes are ALWAYS tested on animals, and 100% goat-approved by the time you hear them. That’s quality you can trust.”

What people are saying about his show:

“He’s an absolutely brilliant comedian- extremely sharp, incredibly creative & hilariously funny!! ”

“Hilarious from start to finish.”

Tickets are $49.90 and are available at The Events Centre

Book your Sunshine Coast Accommodation for this event at Portobello By The Sea and make a weekend of it. Relax in the comfort of a spacious one, two or three bedroom apartment located opposite Caloundra’s Dicky Beach. BOOK NOW

 

Spacious 3 Bedroom Apartment

3 Bedroom Apartment

You will enjoy all the comforts of home in a spacious 3 bedroom apartment at Portobello By The Sea. The apartments are open-plan design with sliding doors, large timber decks or private balconies to take advantage of the sea breezes.

Apartments are set amidst landscaped tropical gardens and are all air-conditioned, with Cable TV and DVD players. The huge main bedroom has a king size bed, TV, extra large robe and fabulous ensuite with a large corner spa. There is a queen bed in the third bedroom and two singles in the second bedroom. The second and third bedrooms have their own separate bathroom.

The kitchens are fully equipped with all you need to cook up a storm. They feature full size refrigerators, oven, cooktop, microwave, dishwasher, tea/coffee making facilities and plenty of cupboards. There is a separate laundry with a washer, dryer, ironing facilities and a clothing rack.

The apartments are fully serviced on a weekly basis, so no need to worry about housework! If you don’t feel like cooking then no problem. Three Bar & Grill Licensed restaurant is on site or wander over to Dicky Beach Surf Club for a meal. Portobello By The Sea is located adjacent to shops, restaurants, cafes and takeaway eateries.

The 3 bedroom apartments are perfect for families or groups holidaying together. Make full use of Portobello By The Sea fantastic facilities, including a heated lagoon-style swimming pool with a wading area for the kids, sun lounges, electric BBQs or stroll over to Dicky Beach.

You will be guaranteed a very relaxing and enjoyable Sunshine Coast Holiday in a 3 bedroom apartment at Caloundra’s Portobello By The Sea, located on the beautiful Dicky Beach. BOOK NOW

 

Day Trip to Maleny & Montville

Maleny-Montville

A day trip to Maleny and Montville in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland is a must do when visiting Caloundra. With an average elevation of 450m and verdant green countryside, the change of scenery of the hinterland offers a cool change from the coast.

The charming towns of Maleny, Montville and surrounding areas, are brimming with lush green farmlands and are rich with skilled artisans. The arts and crafts in both villages are an art lovers and shoppers delight.

Maleny has an abundance of restaurants, cafes and dining options available, both in the town and on its outskirts. Maleny Dairies and Maleny Cheese Factory are both worth a look see, as is the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve with spectacular views over the Glass House Mountains.

Montville is Maleny’s sister town, and the more shopping orientated of the two, with its main street lined with all sorts of different shops. Its location on the range overlooking the Sunshine Coast, makes it a popular place to stop and take photos or have a picnic lunch.

Grab a map and head for the mountains of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. At a distance of 34kms, Maleny and Montville are a manageable day trip from Caloundra.

Book your next Sunshine Coast Holiday in a Caloundra Holiday Apartment at Portobello By The Sea. Affordable accommodation on Dicky Beach,  just an hour’s drive north of Brisbane. BOOK NOW

Caloundra Film Festival

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When: 2 to 10 September, 2017
Where: Numerous Venues in Caloundra

This year the Caloundra Film Festival is bigger and better than ever! The festival will present its largest ever program as well as host the very popular monthly foreign language and art-house screenings.

Screenings include:

2 Sept – Thicker Than Water – The Events Centre Caloundra

5 Sept – Francofonia – Big Screen Cinema, Caloundra

5 Sept – Life Animated - Big Screen Cinema, Caloundra

5 Sept – Janis: Little Girl Blue - Big Screen Cinema, Caloundra

6 Sept – A War - Big Screen Cinema, Caloundra

6 Sept – A Mustang - Big Screen Cinema, Caloundra

6 Sept – A Sunset Song - Big Screen Cinema, Caloundra

8 Sept – Shorebreak: The Clark Little Story – Moffat Beach Brewing Co.

8 Sept – Beauty & Chaos - Moffat Beach Brewing Co.

Plus don’t forget the Student Showcase on 10 October, featuring the best student films from schools in the region across Short Narrative, Documentary-Mockumentary and Arts-Experimental categories.

For more information regarding the festival visit Caloundra Film Festival.

Book your Sunshine Coast/Caloundra Accommodation at Portobello By The Sea for a week of exciting films.  We are located opposite beautiful Dicky Beach, an unspoilt stretch of sun-drenched white sand, on Queensland’s magnificent Sunshine Coast. BOOK NOW

 

 

 

The Ginger Factory

The Ginger Factory

The Ginger Factory is packed with fun and discovery for everyone! Enjoy a day out exploring the Ginger Factory’s tours and attractions or just a stroll in their beautiful gardens.

Sample the world’s finest ginger products, learn how the ginger is planted, harvested and made into products or experience the fascinating world of the honey bees on a Super Bee tour. Stroll through the outstanding subtropical ornamental ginger and heliconia themed gardens.

Jump on the popular Overboard Boat Ride, a meandering water adventure ride for the entire family. Hop aboard the historic cane train ‘Moreton’ for a leisurely tour through the gardens and afterwards browse in the shop or partake in some of Sunshine Coast’s finest seasonal produce in the Ginger Café.

A Superpass into all of the attractions and tours will cost $36 per person. For more information visit The Ginger Factory 

Open: 9am – 5pm, 7 days a week

The Ginger Factory is located at 50 Pioneer Rd, Yandina.

Book your Sunshine Coast Holiday Accommodation at Dicky Beach at Portobello By The Sea . Select from spacious one, two or three bedroom apartments set amongst lush tropical gardens. BOOK NOW

 

Dicky Beach Beauty Salon

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For all your beauty needs when you’re staying with us here at Portobello, there is a local beauty salon called New Age Beauty right here in Dicky Beach.

New Age Beauty is an air conditioned salon with peaceful surroundings and is perfect for a relaxing full body massage by an experienced masseur or maybe some much needed grooming.

They offer a wide range of beauty services including: Facials, Body Waxing, Manicures/Pedicures, Acrylic Nails & Refills, Lash Tinting and Paraffin Hand & Foot Treatment.

They also sell Dermalogica Skin Care Products and Edge Cosmetics for those looking for beauty products during their holidays.

New Age Beauty are open 6 days a week, Monday to Saturday. Phone (07) 5491 4299 for appointments or visit their Facebook Page. They are located just around the corner from Portobello at 11 Rooke Street, Dicky Beach.

Book your Caloundra Accommodation at Portobello By The Sea located opposite beautiful Dicky Beach. BOOK NOW

 

Horizon Festival of Arts & Culture

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When: 25 August to 3 September, 2017
Where: Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast’s multi-arts festival is set to deliver more than 200 events spread across venues on the Sunshine Coast for ten days.

Horizon celebrates all aspects of arts with visual art, film, literature, performance, street art, comedy, music, theatre and new media. It brings together local artists alongside Australian and international guests, building the capacity of local creative talent with unique arts experiences.

Small towns such as Eumundi and Maleny in the Sunshine Coast region will set up Art Streets, plus there will be Art Trails to explore. Caloundra will contribute with the Caloundra CBD Street Art Trail.

Caloundra Arts Centre Association is running three bespoke exhibitions demonstrating how lost arts and crafts including lacemaking, embroidery, spinning and weaving can be revived and reinvigorated in a contemporary context.

Artworks by forty finalists from across the country will be showcased in a stunning exhibition at Caloundra Regional Gallery for the ten days of the festival.

In performing arts there will be A Night with Opera Queensland on Tuesday 29 August at The Events Centre Caloundra. An extraordinarily moving dance theatre piece, Vincent, about the man behind the brush of Vincent Van Gogh will also take place at The Events Centre on Saturday 2 September.

For the children there will be the mini musical production of We’re Going On A Bear Hunt at the Event Centre on Friday 25 August. For more information and tickets see The Events Centre Caloundra.

To download a program of events visit Horizon Festival of Arts & Culture

Book your Sunshine Coast Accommodation for the arts festival at Caloundra’s Portobello By The Sea and select from spacious one, two or three bedroom apartments set amongst lush tropical gardens. BOOK NOW

Caloundra Events 2017

Caloundra Events Sunshine CoastWant to know what’s happening in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast for the remainder of 2017? You’ve come to the right place!

28th July 2017
Sunshine Coastrek Team Trekking Challenge
Maroochydore or Caloundra to Noosa Heads
Register now for this 30-60km team trekking challenge which takes it’s course along some of the most stunning coastlines in the world!  Including here on the Sunshine Coast.

29th to 30th of July 2017
Caloundra Quilt Show
Caloundra Arts Centre, 5 North Street
120 members from the Arts Centre group will be presenting their handmade quilts with the theme ‘Circles of Friendship’. Plus there will be raffles, cakes, slices and other yummy homemade goods for sale!  Entry is $5.00.

1st to 3rd September 2017
Wearable Art Exhibition
Caloundra Arts Centre, 5 North Street
As part of the Sunshine Coast’s Horizon Festival, Caloundra Arts Centre Association will be hosting a “Wearable Art” Exhibition boasting 3 bespoke exhibitions that will demonstrate how lost arts and crafts including lacemaking, embroidery, spinning and weaving can be revived and reinvigorated in a contemporary context. The exhibition will be open from 10am to 2pm daily.

TBC September 2017
Caloundra Film Festival

Caloundra Sunshine Coast
Exact dates and program yet to be announced – stay tuned!

29th September to 2nd October 2017
Caloundra Music Festival

Caloundra Sunshine Coast
Come along for sun, surf and soul at the 2017 Caloundra Music Festival. Artists lined up for this years event include: Baby Animals, Daryl Braithwaite, Grinspoon, Killing Heidi, Jon Stevens, Ronan Keating, Pseudo Echo, Spiderbait, The Black Sorrows, Wolfmother, Xavieer Rudd and many, many more!

20th and 21st October 2017
Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival
Caloundra Events Centre
Come along to the 10th annual Sunshine Coast International Fashion Festival and enjoy a wide program of fashion related events in the beautiful seaside town of Caloundra.

11th to 12th of November 2017
Christmas Arts and Crafts Festival
Caloundra Arts Centre, 5 North Street
Looking to purchase unique Christmas gifts this year? The Caloundra Arts Centre Association will be selling an array of quality handmade goods including pottery, woodwork, original art, quilting, jewellery, handmade lace, silk paintings and more!  There will also be homemade goodies, preloved books, plant stall and more. Admission to this event is free!

25th of November 2017
Ignite Chilli Festival
Bulcock Street, Caloundra 
Turning up the heat on the Sunshine Coast the Ignite Chilli Festival will bring all things spicy seaside with stalls offering products including street food, jewellery, homewares, fashion, arts and crafts and more. There will also be a full program of entertainment and activities. So fire up your taste buds and head to Caloundra for the Ignite Chilli Festival! 1pm to 8pm.

Caloundra Events Centre
20 Minchinton Street, Caloundra
The Sunshine Coast’s premier performing arts and conference centre boasts a program of live concerts, shows, theatre and more.  To find out what’s playing during your stay visit Caloundra Events Centre what’s on page.

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Kitty Flanagan @ The Events Centre

Kitty-Flanagan-SmashedWhen:  Saturday 19 August, 2017
Where:  The Events Centre, Caloundra

One of our favourite standup comedy acts in Australia, Kitty Flanagan is coming to The Events Centre for one show only on Saturday 19 August.

Kitty is a writer and performer and can be seen as herself on The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (ABC) and not as herself in the Working Dog series Utopia (ABC). Previously she appeared in her own segment on The Project every Tuesday night. She also shows up regularly on the comedy news quiz programme, Have You Been Paying Attention.

In  her brand new smashing show Kitty will peform love songs, talk about sex, algorithms, chimps, clowns and psychics and everything is getting “smashed”. The show runs for approximately 80 minutes with an interval.

Don’t miss the side splitting satirical comedian, Kitty Flanagan – she is a riot! Tickets are $54.90 and are available from The Events Centre

The Events Centre is located at 20 Minchinton Street, Caloundra.

Book your Caloundra Accommodation for The Events Centre Caloundra shows with us here at Portobello By The Sea. BOOK NOW

Rockit Climbing Gym

Indoor Rock Climbing Caloundra Sunshine CoastAre your kids driving you up the wall during your holidays here in Caloundra? Why not take them along to Rockit Climbing Gym in Warana where they can climb their own wall!

Rockit Climbing Gym offer challenges to suit every age group, so big kids can also climb. They have 21 unique wall spaces and thousands of holds for bouldering, top-rope, and lead climbing.

For the littlies Rockit offer kids clinics, birthday parties and school holiday programs. If you’re crazy-serious about climbing they have regular coached classes for different ages and skill levels.

Casual rates are: $12.95 Child under 13, $14.95 Student under 18, $17.95 Adult, $51 Family Pass (family of 4). Gear hire is additional.

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 10:00am till 9:00pm; Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: 9:00am till 5:00pm

Location: 1/37 Premier Circuit, Warana

For more information on indoor rock climbing see Rockit Climbing Gym

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Caloundra Quilt Show @ Caloundra Arts Centre

Caloundra Quilt Show

When: 29th to 30th of July, 2017
Where: Caloundra Arts Centre, Sunshine Coast (5 North Street)

If you’re going to be visiting Caloundra on the weekend of the 29th to 30th of July, why not pop into the Caloundra Arts Centre and check out the local talent at the Caloundra Quilt Show. Over 120 members are in The Arts Centre group and they will be presenting their handmade quilts with the theme ‘Circles of Friendship.’

With the charm of a local country event their will also be raffles, homemade sandwiches, cakes and slices and other homemade goods for sale.  Entry to the Caloundra Quilt Show is very affordable at just $5.00

Portobello by the Sea at Dicky Beach, Caloundra boasts a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom self-contained holiday apartments that are perfect for families, groups door couples holidaying in Queensland. With great onsite facilities including heated swimming pool with kids wading area, electric BBQs and a free wi-fi allowance. Book your Sunshine Coast accommodation today!

 

Rockwiz Live Caloundra

Rockwiz Live Caloundra Sunshine Coast
When: Tuesday the 18th of July, 2017
Where: The Caloundra Events Centre, Sunshine Coast

The talented team for RocKwiz are coming to Caloundra Events Centre as part of their Twenty Seventeen tour!  Don’t miss the laughs as the gang break free from the constraints of television and on to the LIVE star!

Featuring all of your favourite segments – Who Can it Be Now, Million Dollar Riff, Contestant Karaoke and The Furious Five.

Tickets to Rockwiz Twenty Seventeen at The Caloundra Events Centre cost:
$89 for full price, $79 for concession tickets, students and children aged from 2 to 17 years.
Pre-show buffet dining is also available for purchase with general meal tickets costing $32.

For further information and tickets visit Rockwiz Live at The Events Centre Caloundra. Find them at 20 Minchinton Street, Caloundra.

Portobello by the Sea at Dicky Beach, Caloundra boasts a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom self-contained holiday apartments with  onsite facilities including heated swimming pool,  free wi-fi allowance and more. Book your Sunshine Coast accommodation today!

Sunshine Coast Whale Watching Tours

Whale Watching Sunshine Coast

It’s whale season again!  When visiting the Sunshine Coast don’t miss your chance to board a Whale Watching Cruise for an unforgettable experience viewing whales – with a 100% sightings guarantee (or your money back)!

Board a comfortable catamaran with large viewing decks for a not to be missed Sunshine Coast cruise. You’ll get to see whales up close and personal in their natural environment. The whale season in Queensland runs from June to November annually.

Don’t delay, book your Sunshine Shine Coast whale watching cruise today!  If you’re looking for additional Sunshine Coast attractions and activities please visit our Tours page.

Portobello by the Sea at Dicky Beach, Caloundra boasts a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom self-contained holiday apartments that are perfect for families, groups door couples holidaying in Queensland. With great onsite facilities including heated swimming pool with kids wading area, electric BBQs and a free wi-fi allowance. Book your Sunshine Coast accommodation today!

Queensland Air Museum

Queensland Air Museum Caloundra

Where: 7 Pathfinder Drive, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast

The Queensland Air Museum is located at Caloundra Airport and is a great Sunshine Coast attraction for families and aviation enthusiasts.

You’ll discover an impressive aircraft collection including Fighters, Bombers, Helicopters, Airliners, Replicas, Recon, Sport and much more!

Entry to the Queensland Air Museum is affordable with Family passes (2 adults and up to 3 kids under the age of 16 years) available for $30.00, Single Adult tickets cost $13.00, Concession $10.00, and a single children’s ticket $7.00. They also accept the Companion Disability Card.

At QAM they also host popular annual events such as the Open Cockpit Weekend and Engines Alive day.

The Queensland Air Museum is open daily from 10am to 4pm, closed on Christmas Day. For further information please visit Queensland Air Museum Caloundra.

Portobello by the Sea at Dicky Beach, Caloundra boasts a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom self-contained holiday apartments that are perfect for families, groups door couples holidaying in Queensland. With great onsite facilities including heated swimming pool with kids wading area, electric BBQs and a free wi-fi allowance. Book your Sunshine Coast accommodation today!

 

 

Caloundra Foreshore Fun Run Accommodation

Caloundra Foreshore Fun Run Sunshine Coast

When: Sunday June 18th 2017
Where: Caloundra Foreshore, Sunshine Coast

Caloundra Foreshore Fun Run

The Caloundra Foreshore Fun Run is coming around soon! On Sunday 18th June 2017, Caloundra Sunshine Coast will welcome hundreds of runners & walkers, all out to enjoy one of the most picturesque and scenic beachfront fun runs in Australia.

Affordable Family Weekend Away on the Sunshine Coast

Whether it’s the 10km run, the 3km run or the 3km family walk, why not plan a weekend getaway in Caloundra at Portobello By The Sea and compete in the Caloundra Foreshore Fun Run.  Portobello By The Sea is only a short distance from the finishing area at Moffat Beach, so why not take the family to Portobello By The Sea for a family weekend away and enjoy the Caloundra Fun Run too.

The Caloundra Fun Run is a great weekend for the whole family so book soon to ensure you get the best Caloundra Sunshine Coast accommodation at Portobello By The Sea Holiday Apartments. BOOK accommodation NOW

 

Sunshine Coast Cooking Schools

Cooking schools Sunshine CoastDo you love to pick up local knowledge and learn a new skill while on holiday? Then check out these great Sunshine Coast Cooking Schools.

 SPIRIT HOUSE RESTAURANT & COOKING SCHOOL 
Location: 20 Ninderry Road, Yandina, Queensland.

Set in a lush tropical garden setting, Spirit House Restaurant is well worth a visit during your Sunshine Coast holiday.  But if just tasting these amazing Thai dishes isn’t enough for you, then book in for a cooking class and take home some of the house secrets to try out in your own kitchen.
Spirit House Cooking School offers daily classes as well as on Friday and Saturday nights, join a hands-on cooking class and gain an insight into Asian ingredients and cooking methods.  The school offers a wide range of different classes including ‘Stir Crazy’, ‘Taste of Vietman’, ‘Wok Meals for Busy People’, ‘Seafood Banquet’, ‘Dim Sum – and then some’, ‘Essentially Spirit House’ and more!

The FAQS: Classes cost $150 per person, and run for 4 hours. Day classes commence at 9:30am and Evening classes start at 4:30pm. All materials are provided. After class you’ll dine on the feast that you’ve prepared along with a complimentary beer or wine. No babies or strollers are permitted, but children over 12 who are keen cooks are welcome to enrol.

THE TAMARIND COOKING SCHOOL
Location: Spicers Tamarind Retreat. 88 Obi Lane South, Maleny, Queensland.

At the Tamarind Cooking School participants can learn the skills of preparing a range of cuisines from expert chefs. Practise you keen cooking skills with a long or short cooking class with a wide range of options to choose from including ‘Italian – long course cooking class’, ‘cooking demo – bread (short course)’, ‘French – long course cooking classes’, ‘cooking demo – desserts (short course)’ and more.

The FAQs: Classes range is cost from $45 for a short course to $165 for a long course class.  Long course cooking classes run for 4 hours from 10am to 2pm every Saturday and Sunday, price including apron, lunch and wine.
Short course demonstrations run for 2 hours from 6.00pm – 8.00pm every Friday and on Sundays from 10am or 2pm, price includes tastings.

RED HOT CHILLI PEPPER
Location: 95 Bulcock Street, Caloundra, Queensland

This local cooking school offers a Spice Blending Class that will give you a better understanding of how to use and be more adventurous in the kitchen with spices.  Red Hot Chilli Pepper also offer ‘Licensed to Spice’ cooking classes with various cuisines to choose from including ‘Persian (Middle Eastern)’, ‘Moroccan’, ‘Mexican’, ‘Indian & Sri Lankan’ and more.
Got an aspiring little chef in your house? At Red Hot Chilli Pepper they also offer Sunshine Coast Kids Cooking classes.

The FAQs: Cooking Classes cost $135 for one person or $250 for two people, if 3 or more people book and pay at same time the cost is $120 per person. (must book groups via phone) After the class sit down and enjoy the food you have prepared over a beer or wine. Spice Blending Workshops cost $75 per person.  Kids classes are $45 (must be over 7 years).

Portobello by the Sea at Dicky Beach, Caloundra boasts a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom self-contained holiday apartments that are perfect for families, groups door couples holidaying in Queensland. With great onsite facilities including heated swimming pool with kids wading area, electric BBQs and a free wi-fi allowance. Book your Sunshine Coast accommodation today!

Caloundra Lighthouses

Caloundra Lighthouses Sunshine CoastLooking for cheap and interesting things to do in Caloundra, or perhaps a great ‘selfie’ opportunity?  Then visit Caloundra Lighthouses during your Sunshine Coast holiday.

Caloundra Lighthouses are a heritage-listed pair of lighthouses that sit side by side in Kings Beach, Caloundra. The first, known as the Old Caloundra Light, was built in 1896; the second, New Caloundra Light, was built in 1968. They were both added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 5 February 2010. 

Learn all about the history of the Caloundra Lighthouses and how they came to become a pair, with a lighthouse tour!  Operating every second and fourth Saturday of the month from 9:00am till mid afternoon.

Admission is $2 for adults, children are free of charge.

Portobello by the Sea at Dicky Beach, Caloundra boasts a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom self-contained holiday apartments that are perfect for families, groups or couples holidaying in Queensland. With great onsite facilities including heated swimming pool with kids wading area, electric BBQs and a free wi-fi allowance. Book your Sunshine Coast accommodation today!

Open Cockpit Weekend at Queensland Air Museum

Queensland Air Museum CaloundraWhen: 1st to 2nd of July, 2017
Where: Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast

Ever dreamed of sitting in the cockpit of a vintage plane? Queensland Air Museum are holding an ‘Open Cockpit Weekend’ these coming school holidays on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July.

Several aircraft will have their cockpits open for public inspection, visitors to the event will have the chance to sit in the cockpits of selected aircraft including the iconic F-111, WESSEX, DC3, and Starship.

The 2017 Open Cockpit Weekend at Queensland Air Museum will also feature:

  • ‘Planes’ Fire & Rescue Jumping Castle, free for kids.
  • Star War characters
  • Airport flight line display of vintage aircraft
  • Sausage sizzle, plus other food options and a coffee van
  • Memorabilia on sale in the shop (10% discount with family pass)
  • Classic car displays

Entry costs: $15 Adults, $8 Children $35 Family Pass, Concession/student $10.  The event will operate from: 9am to 4pm on the weekend of 1st-2nd July.

Visit Queensland Air Museum at Caloundra Airport, 7 Pathfinder Drive, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast.

Portobello by the Sea at Dicky Beach, Caloundra boasts a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom self-contained holiday apartments that are perfect for families holidaying in Queensland. With great onsite facilities including heated swimming pool with kids wading area, electric BBQs and a free wifi allowance. Book your Sunshine Coast accommodation today!

Ryno Insurance Downunder Beachfest Caloundra

Caloundra Sunshine Coast eventsWhen: Wednesday the 7th to Sunday the 11th of June, 2017
Where: Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

For five days this June, the coolest Retro Car festival will roll into Caloundra to celebrate all things to do with Hot Rod and Classic Car lifestyle.

If you’re a fan of cars and retro, then don’t miss the Ryno Insurance Downunder Beachfest. There will be show’n shines, driving events, dancing, street parties, a Mega Car Show in the Main Street and Esplanade of Caloundra and the popular Sunday Evening Dinner Dance.

You’ll also be treated to the live rockin’ tunes of ‘the Dirty Dukes’, ‘Old 45’, ‘Billy Guy’ and more

If you have a Hot Rods, pre-1983 cars, motorcycles or vintage caravans you can also register your car for just $50 for the entire festival.

For more information please visit Ryno Insurance Downunder Beachfest.

Portobello by the Sea at Dicky Beach, Caloundra boasts a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom self-contained holiday apartments and onsite facilities including swimming pool. Book your Sunshine Coast accommodation today!

Rollerdome Family Skate Centre Caloundra

Caloundra Sunshine Coast roller skatingIf you’re visiting the Caloundra area on holiday and looking for an affordable family-friendly activity then check out the Rollerdome Family Skate Centre. It’s a great way to entertain the kids and have fun together.

Rollerdome offers general skate sessions, learn to skate classes (learn to skate, artistic skating and Under 7s tiny tots on skates), birthday parties and also runs special events.

Some of the current events include:
‘Let’s Rebuild Lismore’ – Rollerdome will donate $2 per admission from every Saturday night session for the month of April and May to the Lismore rink rebuild.

‘Glow Skate’ – Friday 26th May
Held from 6pm to 9pm
Entry is $15 (plus $5.50 skate hire per person)
Entry includes Free Glow Sticks.

Rollerdome Family Skate Centre is located at 19 Caloundra Road, Caloundra.

Portobello by the Sea at Dicky Beach, Caloundra boasts a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and onsite facilities including swimming pool. Book your Sunshine Coast accommodation today!

 

 

 

SEA FM ‘Festival of Fire’ Caloundra

SEA FM ‘Festival of Fire’ CaloundraWhen: Saturday May 27th, 2017
Where: Caloundra Sharks League Club 

Come along to a high-octane family variety spectacular when the biggest and best monster trucks roll into the Sunshine Coast this May 27th!

This fun Caloundra event will include a wide range of amazing stunts and entertainment including:

*Monster Trucks – USA style monster trucks performing freestyle jumps, battles, sky wheelies and a world record attempt to jump 13 cars!

*Smash Up Derby – see drivers battle to the last car standing in this ‘Crashrama’ demolition derby.
*Freestyle Motocross – witness bike stunts, jumps including the flaming wall and more!
*Jet Wars – see 20000 pounds of jet engine thrust as it melts a car, in seconds!

*Roll over cars – the kids will love the hilarious ‘Dipsy and Tipsy’ comedy car roll-over act.
*Stunts – watch the ‘Hell Raiser’ as it crashes into a flaming car.
*Monster truck rides – don’t miss the chance to ride in a real monster truck with ‘Captain Koala’.
*Fireworks – this epic battle between two nations is not to be missed! Who will be victorious in the firework challenge; Australia or China?

*1 Million Crackers – That’s Right! 1 Million Chinese firecrackers will all go off in less than a minute!

*And more … live music, kids face painting, food stalls, amusement rides and more!

Tickets are on sale now and start at $35.00 per adult, $20 for kids 3-11 years, $25 for teens 12-15 years, family tickets and VIP tickets are also available.

For more information please visit SEA FM ‘Festival of Fire’ Caloundra.

Portobello by the Sea at Dicky Beach, Caloundra boasts a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and onsite facilities including swimming pool. Book your Sunshine Coast accommodation today!

Day at the Races Sunshine Coast Turf Club

Upcoming Race Days Sunshine Coast Turf ClubCaloundra is home to the Sunshine Coast Turf Club, one of Australia’s finest thoroughbred racing and training facilities.

Why not attend an upcoming raceday and enjoy the thrill of being trackside.

Upcoming featured Racedays at Sunshine Coast Turf Club:

2nd JUNE 2017 – Hot 91.1 Ladies Oaks Day
1st JULY 2017 – The Pump House Caloudra Cup
7th NOVEMBER 2017 – Melbourne Cup Day

For the full racing calendar visit Sunshine Coast Turf Club.

Some handy information to know before you go:

* Food is available at Furlong Cafe and Snack Bar in the Public Area, and within the exclusive Members Enclosure at The Members Bistro.
You can bring your own food into the Public Area but NOT into the Members area.

*The Sunshine Coast Turf Club is fully licensed – no BYO alcohol.

*Children are permitted at race meetings at most events during the year. Though the Hot 91.1 Ladies Oaks Day and Melbourne Cup Day are 18+ events.

*The races are a great opportunity to ‘Frock Up’.  Entry to general admission areas require guests to be neatly dressed. Dress standards apply to the Members Area.

Portobello by the Sea at Dicky Beach, Caloundra boasts a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and onsite facilities including swimming pool. Book your Sunshine Coast accommodation today!

 

 

Gymnastics State Club Championships QLD

Gymnastics-State-Club-Championships-QLD
When: 23rd June to 28th June, 2017
Where: Caloundra Indoor Stadium.

Held at Caloundra Indoor Stadium the Gymnastics State Club Championships will showcase Queensland’s best club gymnasts, as well as displays from interstate and international teams.

During the six days of competitions, gymnastic clubs will go head to head in a variety of disciplines to test their flexibility, balance, strength and team spirit – the best team will win the title of State Club Champions.

Come along to see an amazing display of skill and talent as more than fifty gymnastics clubs featuring more than one thousand gymnasts take to the floor.

Gymnastics State Club Championships QLD entry fees: Adults – $10 to $20. Kids are FREE.

For more information please visit Gymnastics State Club Championships 2017.

Caloundra Indoor Stadium is located at North Street, Golden Beach, Queensland. Only a 5-10 minute drive from your Caloundra accommodation staying at Portobello by the Sea. Book your self-contained Sunshine Coast holiday apartment accommodation.

48 Hours on the Sunshine Coast

things to do sunshine coastThe Sunshine Coast has so much on offer it’s hard to decide what to squeeze in to your stay.  Here’s an example of what 2 days on the Sunshine Coast could look like:

Day 1: Check in to your accommodation and spend a few hours unwinding with a swim in the pool, followed by an afternoon stroll along the beach. Head out for dinner at one of the local restaurants, such as Three Bar & Grill which is located on site at Portobello by the Sea or at nearby Dicky Beach Surf Club, then retreat to your room to watch a movie or some TV with a good selection of cable channels as well as a DVD player in your apartment.

Day 2: Rise early and head down the beach to watch the sunrise on Dicky Beach, grab a coffee from one of the local cafes then return to your apartment to cook up a delicious breakfast in your fully self-contained apartment with full kitchen.

Option: Animal Lovers

Spend the morning checking out the aquatic animals at Sea Life Sunshine Coast (general opening hours from 9am to 5pm daily), grab some lunch in Mooloolaba and then head to Australia Zoo (general opening hours from 9am to 5pm daily), for an afternoon of crocodiles, wildlife shows, hand feeding kangaroos, cuddling koalas and whole lot more!

Option: Foodies Delight
Take a scenic drive to beautiful Maleny where you’ll find Maleny Cheese and Maleny Mountain Wines, then it’s up the coast  to Yandina where you can sample delicious macadamias at Nutworks and browse the amazing ginger products at The Ginger Factory, on the way home why not stop in at The Pub at Aussie World for a drink.

Option: Adrenalin Junkie
If extreme is your thing, the Sunshine Coast has you covered!  Just choose your favourite activity or two. How about a Mooloolaba Jet Boat Ride, Shark Dive Xtreme at Sea Life Sunshine Coast or perhaps skydiving?!

In the evening why not make the most of the Queensland climate with use of the onsite electric BBQ facilities at Portobello by the Sea and enjoy dinner by the pool, before heading in to Caloundra to catch the latest movies at Big Screen Cinemas Caloundra or perhaps a game or two of bowling at Spinners Bar & Bowl.

Day 3: Treat yourself to breakfast at one of the local restaurants such as The Giggling Goat Emporium followed by a leisurely swim at the beach. Then lounge around the pool until check out time.
Got some time left? After check out why not pay a visit to Queensland Air Museum before you head home.

Good to know: Dicky Beach has an IGA Xpress, butcher and bakery where you can pick up supplies to self-cater. There are also more supermarkets including a Woolworths and a Coles in nearby Caloundra.

You can browse a range of Sunshine Coast tours and attractions on our website.

Portobello by the Sea at Dicky Beach, Caloundra boasts a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and onsite facilities including swimming pool. Book your Sunshine Coast accommodation today!

3 Best Sunrise Spots on the Sunshine Coast

Sunrise Sunshine Coast Best SpotsUp early and want to know where to catch the best view of the sunrise on the Sunshine Coast?  Watching the sun seemingly emerge from the water as it makes it’s way into the sky is a pretty magnificent sight, so just about any beach or coastal outlook is going to provide a good view, but here’s just a few of our favourites:

DICKY BEACH
Dicky Beach has long been popular with photographers at Sunrise, why not grab your camera or your iPhone and stroll down the beach to catch the sunrise, have a swim and grab a coffee from one of the local cafes.

MOUNT COOLUM
Start the little day with a hike up Mount Coolum and you’ll be rewarded with a great vista to watch the day start out, with views which extend from Noosa National Park to Caloundra, as well as the cane fields and Maroochy River.
Mount Coolum is an isolated and inactive volcanic dome that dates back millions of years, and stand at about 208 metres in height. The time needed to walk to the top is about half to one hour, and a medium level of fitness, drinking water and good walking shoes are recommended.
Corner of Tahah Street West & Jarnahill Drive, Mount Coolum.

KINGS BEACH HEADLAND
Watch the waves roll in and the sun come up from Kings Beach headland. Access point – Esplanade Headland.  Why not pack a picnic or grab a quick brekkie and coffee to go from one of the nearby cafes to enjoy with your sunrise on the Sunshine Coast experience.

Portobello by the Sea at Dicky Beach, Caloundra boasts a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and onsite facilities including swimming pool. Book your Sunshine Coast accommodation today!

*pictured: Sunrise at Dicky Beach, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast

Aussie World on the Sunshine Coast!

Head to Aussie World on the Sunshine Coast for a fun day out for all the family, with rides and attractions to suit all thrill levels!Aussie World Sunshine Coast

Aussie World Rides
Bug Run
Little Beaut … Toot Toot
Ballroom Blitz
Bombora Bounce
Ferris Wheel
Redback
The Plunge
Stockshed Speedway Dodgems
Giant Slide
Dark Rebel
Carousel
… and more!

Aussie World Attractions and Shows
Aussie Kids Shows and Roving Entertainment
Professor Bogglesworth’s Illusionarium
Mayhem Maze
Leak’n Logs
Platypus Ponds Mini Golf
Sideshow Alley
… and more!

Dining at Aussie World
Looking for something tasty? Hit The Pub for family favourites and daily specials, at The Cafe you’ll find hot dogs, burgers, fish and cheap, ice creams and more, or head to The Village to grab wraps, salads, pies and more.

Aussie World Sunshine Coast is open 7 days a week (closed Anzac Day and Christmas Day). Located at 73 Frizzo Rd, Palmview QLD, it’s just a  15-20 minute drive for Portobello by the Sea.

Portobello by the Sea at Dicky Beach, Caloundra boasts a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and onsite facilities including swimming pool. Book your Sunshine Coast accommodation today!

Sunshine Coast Big Pineapple Music Festival

When: Saturday 27th of May, 2017Big Pineapple Music Festival Sunshine Coast
Where: The Big Pineapple, Woombye, Sunshine Coast, QLD

Love live music? Then don’t miss out on one of the Sunshine Coast’s biggest music festivals; the Big Pineapple Music Festival!

Now in it’s 5th year, the music event promises a great line up of musicians including:

*Birds of Tokyo
*The Veronicas
*Peking Duk
*Safia
*Northlane
*Cloud Control
*Calm Calm Down
*LDRU
*Harts
*Vera Blue
*Ngaiire
… and so many more!

To see the full lineup and for more information please visit Big Pineapple Music Festival Tickets are on sale now and start at just $87  from Moshtix Please do note that this is an over 18s event only.

Special event buses will run between Caloundra and  The Big Pineapple Complex, 76 Nambour Connection Road, Woombye. Bus tickets are also available through Moshtix.

Portobello by the Sea at Dicky Beach, Caloundra boasts a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and onsite facilities including swimming pool. Book your Sunshine Coast accommodation today!

Underwater World Sea Life Mooloolaba

Things to do Sunshine CoastUnderwater World Sea Life Mooloolaba is one of the most popular attractions on the Sunshine Coast. Enjoy a glimpse of life under the sea with 11 themed zones and discover thousands (25,000 to be exact!) of marine and freshwater animals including, Asian small-clawed otters, sawfish, tropical reef fish and more.

Underwater World Sea Life Mooloolaba 11 themed zones include:

*Shipwreck Shores
*Sea Island
*Tidal Touchpool
*Seahorse Sanctuary
*Pacific Reef
*Coastal Wreck
*Shark Shipwreck
*Bay of Rays
*Billabongs
*Freshwater Streams
*Jellyfish Kingdom

Daily feeds and talks:

Everyday at Sea Life Sunshine Coast they offer a great schedule of talks, feed and seal presentations.  Some of the sessions that you could catch include:

*Ray Talk & Feed
*Seal Presentation
*Behind the Scenes Tour
*Jellyfish Kingdom Talk
… and much more!

Best of all, these are included in your ticket price.

Underwater World Sea Life Mooloolaba Experiences:

If you’re looking for something extra special to do during your visit, don’t skip the chance to get up close and personal with the amazing animals!

Experiences at Sea Life include-

*Shark Snorkel Adventure
*Shark Dive Xtreme
*Seal Experiences
*Sleep Under the Sea
*Ocean Ranger
*Birthday Parties

These experiences incur an additional fee and are not included in your ticket price.

Located at Parking Parade Mooloolaba the attraction is open daily from 9am to 5pm. Ready to book your ticket?  Book now! Underwater World Sea Life Mooloolaba 

Book your Sunshine Coast accommodation staying at Portobello by the Sea at Dicky Beach, Caloundra. Offering a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and onsite facilities including swimming pool. CLICK HERE.

It’s approximately a 20-30 minute drive from Portobello by the Sea to Underwater World Sea Life Mooloolaba.

Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus Regional Rampage Tour

Nitro Circus Regional Tour Sunshine Coast AustraliaWhen: Saturday May 6th, 2017
Where: Sunshine Coast Stadium

The hair-raising, adrenalin pumping team from Nitro Circus are returning to Australia this year, and they’re hitting up the Sunshine Coast!

Don’t miss your chance to experience the thrill as the globe’s greatest action sports show, Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus Live bring you the world’s biggest and most dangerous stunts in a full choreographed actions sports theatrical spectacular. 30 of the  best extreme athletes across extreme sports such as freestyle motocross, BMX, and skate will defy gravity (and common-sense) to put a show you’ll be taking about for a long time to come!!!

Tickets range from $39 to $129. To reserve your seats and for more information visit Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus Regional Rampage Tour!

Sunshine Coast Stadium is located at 31 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina – approximately a 10-15 minute drive from your accommodation staying at Portobello by the Sea in Dicky Beach Caloundra.

Book your Sunshine Coast accommodation staying at Portobello by the Sea at Dicky Beach, Caloundra. Offering a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and onsite facilities including swimming pool. CLICK HERE.

 

3 action-packed things to do on the Sunshine Coast!

Sky Dive Caloundra Sunshine CoastLooking for a little adventure during your visit to the Sunshine Coast?  Well, you’ve come to the right place!  Below we take a look at 3 things to get your blood pumping in and around Caloundra.

1)  Ready, set, jump!   Take the leap with Caloundra Sky Dive!
Sunshine Coast Skydivers – Caloundra, will provide an experience to remember.  There’s several different option on offer for including:

  • 7,000ft Groundrush: After a scenic 10-15 minute flight you’ll then take the plunge with an expert instructor with a freefall of 13 seconds.
  • 10,000ft Adrenalin Blaster:  Take in the views from Brisbane to Fraser Island with a 15-20 minute flight, then leap into 35 seconds of freefall!
  • 15,000ft Maximum Adrenalin: Are you game enough to take on the hightest legal skydive in Australia?  If you are, you’ll be freefalling for an adreanlin-pumping 70 seconds!

All of the skydive adventures include 6-8minutes of floating under the canopy of your parachute, before landing on the beach.

Looking for something completely different? Sunshine Coast Skydivers – Caloundra, are one of few dropzones in Australia who offer tandem night skydives!

  • 12000ft Night Skydive: Experience an exhilarating 45 seconds freefall landing at Caloundra Airport!

For more information and bookings please see Sunshine Coast Skydivers – Caloundra.

2) Go loopy with Warbirds Sunshine Coast!

Take your seat on a Russian built Yak 52 military training aircraft … then experience the thrill of aerobatic flying! Loops, wing overs, barrel rolls and much more are on offer during this incredible experience. The flights can be tailored to suit you; so you can do as much or as little aerobatics as you wish, or just enjoy a scenic joy flight.

To learn more and make your booking visit Warbirds Sunshine Coast.

3) Prefer your adventure on the ground? Then Fraser Island Adventure Tours may be for you!

The Adventure Tour includes:

  • Cable barge crossing Noosa River.
  • Teewah Coloured Sands – Cooloola National Park.
  • Double Island Point, Freshwater Track or Wide Bay Carlo Sand Blow.
  • Fraser Island Ferry Crossing – Inskip Point to Hook Point.
  • 75 Mile Beach travel via Eurong or Happy Valley.
  •  Inland 4WD Sandy Forest tracks; Satinays, Kauri Forest, etc.
  • Midday lunch stop and swim – normally 1.5 to 2 hours at crystal clear freshwater Lake McKenzie.
  • Lush rainforests – luxuriant canopy of palms and vines – don’t forget your camera for the magnificent rainforest walk!
  • Morning tea, BBQ lunch and afternoon tea.

For more information and details of other tours offered visit Fraser Island Adventure Tours.

Book your Sunshine Coast accommodation staying at Portobello by the Sea at Dicky Beach, Caloundra. Offering a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and onsite facilities including swimming pool. CLICK HERE.

Discover Pumicestone Passage

Pumicestone Passage Sunshine CoastDiscover the calm waters of Pumicestone Passage, spanning 35km from Caloundra in the north to Deception Bay in the south, the picturesque marine park separates Bribie Island from the mainland.

Pumicestone Passage is an outdoor lovers paradise with a host of land and water activities on offer.

*Enjoy a guided cruise of the area, with a range of tour options on offer. Alternatively, rent your own boat and spend your time fishing, or just cruising around enjoying the scenery.
*Hire a kayak and explore at your own pace, if you’re lucky you might spot a dugong or dolphin!
*Go birdwatching, with over 40 species of shorebirds recorded in the region, and migratory birds by the thousands in the summer months.

For further ideas of things to do on the Sunshine Coast, ask our friendly reception staff.

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*image: View of the Glasshouse Mountains, overlooking the Pumicestone Passage from Bribie Island.

School Holidays – Art for Kids

School Holidays Sunshine CoastWhen: Tuesday 4th April to Thursday 6th April, 2017
Where: Caloundra Regional Gallery

The School holidays are coming around fast!  If you’ve got kids that love art (or getting messy!) then here’s a great Sunshine Coast school holiday activity for your family!

Caloundra Regional Gallery will be offering 3 days worth of fun, FREE activities for kids of all ages. Each day will feature a new activity, with 2 sessions available each day.

Day 1. Tuesday 4th April
Sense of Self: Drawing Activity

Day 2. Wednesday 5th April
Create your own personalised friendship bracelet

Day 3. Thursday 6th April
Time capsule: Drawing/collage workshop

For all the details including times please visit Caloundra Regional Gallery.

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Portobello By The Sea Selection of Holiday Apartments

One Bedroom Apartment

One Bedroom Apartment

Portobello By The Sea has a wide selection of Holiday Apartments to suit couples, families and groups holidaying together.

You can select from:

  • One Bedroom Apartments
  • One Bedroom Deluxe with Spa Apartments
  • Two Bedroom Apartments
  • Three Bedrooms Apartments

All Apartments are designed with the holidaymaker in mind as they are fully self contained and serviced weekly. Apartments are set amidst landscaped tropical gardens and feature an open-plan design with sliding doors and large timber decks or private balconies to enjoy the sea breezes.

Once inside the apartments you will enjoy air conditioning, stylish beach furniture and decor, cable TV, DVD players, two bathrooms in the 2 & 3 bedroom apartments, some apartments with spa baths, fully equipped kitchens and laundries, security intercoms and free Wifi (1 GB per day).

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Swan Lake Ballet @ The Events Centre

Swan-Lake-The-Events-CentreWhen:  Friday, 10 March 2017
Where:  The Events Centre Caloundra

See international ballet performed by the world famous Moscow Ballet in their production of Swan Lake at The Events Centre in March.

Moscow Ballet La Classique makes a triumphant return to Australasia with this ‘The Spellbinding Classical Romance’ ballet of Swan Lake, that is brought to life by Petipa & Tchaikovsky’s spectacular score masterpiece.

A fairy tale story conveying all the drama of a tragic romance. Swan Lake the illustrious Moscow Ballet ‘La Classique’ , will impress with their ballet skills, lavish costumes and magnificent stage sets that capture the imagination, the passion and the romance of this classical ballet fairy tale.

Tickets are $85 Adults and $55 Children and are available from The Events Centre

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Mooloolaba Ocean Mile Swim

Sunshine Coast Ocean SwimsWhen:  Sunday, 5 March 2017
Where: Mooloolaba Beach

The Mooloolaba Mile Ocean Swim, Queensland’s #1 short course ocean swim,  is on again this year on Sunday 5 March.

The ocean swim is well within reach for beginners and a great time trial for experienced swimmers with the one mile (1.6km) distance being the most popular open water distance for competitors.

The Mooloolaba Mile program now includes a 3.0km long course, perfect for seasoned swimmers and aspiring triathletes looking to push their limits.

Juniors can also test themselves in the half mile (800m) swim or the 300m dash for kids aged 8 to 16 years. Family and friends are encouraged to share the experience and swim the course alongside the kids in the 300m Dash.

For entries and more information visit World Series Swims

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Dicky Beach Surf Club

Surf Club QueenslandWith prime position right on Dicky Beach the recently renovated Dicky Beach Surf Club is a great place to come and eat and enjoy the view.

The Wreck Bistro offers a friendly and relaxed dining atmosphere on the al fresco deck. You’ll find something on their extensive menu to suit all tastes, from fresh seafood to handmade gourmet pizzas.

The kitchen pride themselves on delivering variety with constantly changing specials along with fresh, local produce. Make sure you check out their Meal of The Month and Dinner Specials.

They also offer live music every Saturday from 6pm, plus there are 62 Modern Gaming Machines, full Tab & Keno access, Sports Bar with 3 Foxtel Sports Channels, Bingo on Mondays, Trivia Nights on Tuesdays and a Kids Corner.

There is something for the entire family at Dicky Beach Surf Club!

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*image: courtesy of Dicky Beach Surf Club

Romantic Ideas in Caloundra Under $50

Things to do CaloundraRomance is in the air. Treating your loved one to a romantic date can sometimes be expensive so here are 5 romantic ideas in Caloundra under $50.

1.  Takeaway Fish & Chips on Bulcock Beach

Grab some fish and chips from Sandbar Kiosk and a bottle of wine and head over to Bulcock Beach with a picnic rug and enjoy the majestic sunset over Pumicestone Passage and the Glass House Mountains.

2.  Take in a Movie at Bigscreen Cinemas

Take in a romantic ‘chick flick’ with your sweetheart at Bigscreen Cinemas Caloundra and afterwards have a sweet treat at Milano Gelateria in Bulcock Street.

3.  Jump Aboard a Sunset Cruise

Sit back with your favourite byo drink aboard a Caloundra Sunset Cruise and reflect in the glow of a Glasshouse Mountain Sunset for ONLY $22 per person. Relax on cushioned seating downstairs or take in a 360 degree view upstairs while life on the waterway passes you by.

4.  Hire a Bike and Ride Caloundra Coastal Pathway

Slowly cycle your way along the continuous coastal link from Golden Beach in the south, where it hugs the Pumicestone Passage, before passing Bulcock Beach and Kings Beach on its way around Caloundra Headland heading further northwards. Hire a bike from Bill’s Bike Hire at Golden Beach and head off stopping to take in the spectacular coastal views along the way and maybe for a cappuccino at one of the coffee shops alongside the pathway.

5.  Enjoy a Day at The Races

Get out to the Sunshine Coast Turf Club in Caloundra and enjoy a day at the Races. Admission is only $15, so spend the remainder on having an each-way bet and enjoy a cold beverage or two whilst watching the elegant race horses race around the track.

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Eumundi Markets

Eumundi Markets Sunshine Coast

The Eumundi Markets are widely regarded as the biggest and best art and craft market in Australia!

Open each Wednesday and Saturday with over 600 stalls, Eumundi Markets focuses on handmade products with the ethos of “make it, bake it, grow it, sew it”.  You’ll find original artworks, sculptures, furniture, handmade toys, homewares, and skincare, as well as cutting edge fashion and jewellery by local designers.

And for the foodies there is a veritable smorgasbord of local fresh produce – including fresh fruit and vegetables, freshly baked breads, locally made cheeses and yoghurts and more.

After the markets take a stroll through the leafy streets of Eumundi exploring the many fine boutiques, bookshops, cafes and galleries that have sprung up around the town.

Eumundi Markets are located in the main street of Eumundi township 48 kms north-west of Caloundra and truly worth the drive.

Open: Saturdays 7am – 2pm & Wednesdays 8am – 1.30pm

Portobello by the Sea at Dicky Beach, Caloundra boasts a choice of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom self-contained holiday apartments that are perfect for all size families and groups. Enjoy onsite facilities including heated swimming pool with kids wading area, electric BBQs and a free wi-fi allowance. Book your Sunshine Coast accommodation today!

 

Cruising Caloundra’s Waterways

Caloundra Sunshine Coast CruisesJump aboard a cruise boat and cruise the pristine waterways of the Pumicestone Passage and the luxury canal estates of Pelican Waters on a Caloundra Cruise.

On a Caloundra Cruise you will experience superb vistas across Bribie Island National Park, pristine sand cays and abundant bird life and discover this waterway’s rich sea faring history. Or take a Marine Cruise and journey through the Pumicestone Passage Marine Park, aboard a classic 1930’s style, double deck Riverboat. – From Bulcock Beach to Bells Creek and the Maloney Islands mangrove area.

Or follow the Lighthouse Keepers’ journey south on an Eco Explorer cruise. Departing at 09.30 am every Thursday, this 2 hr 30 min cruise travels to the very heart of the Pumicestone Passage Marine Park. The experienced tour guide’s commentary will cover the fascinating history, geography and ecology of this pristine region.

Also don’t miss a magical BYO drinks Sunset Cruise every Saturday and Sunday. Sit back with your favourite drink and reflect in the glow of a Glasshouse Mountain sunset.

For more information and prices visit Smart Escapes

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Three Bar & Grill

Three-Bar-+-Grill-144-of-157Impress your loved one with a stylish beachside dining experience at Three Bar & Grill in Portobello By The Sea building at Dicky Beach.

Their dining style is simple and uncomplicated offering a contemporary modern Australian menu with an emphasis on excellent local produce and an efficient and friendly service style. Featuring a range of the finest cuts of Australian prime beef, you will also find dishes of the freshest local seafood, delicious deserts and an amazing wine list.

Three offers a great dining experience in a stylish yet relaxed atmosphere. You can pick a pew at the bar, on one of the comfy couches, the indoor restaurant area or take a seat outside on the outdoor terrace. The choice is yours.

Three Bar & Grill is located1/6 Beerburrum St, Dicky Beach. Phone (07) 5492 6464 for bookings.

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image: courtesy of Three Bar & Grill restaurant

Portobello By The Sea Fantastic Facilities

Heated Swimming Pool

Heated Swimming Pool

Set amidst lush tropical gardens with a large lagoon type pool with beach access right at its doorstep, Portobello By The Sea offers fantastic facilities for families or groups.

The heated lagoon style pool has a shallow wading pool for children and is surrounded by sun lounges so that you can soak up some sunshine and dip in and out of the pool at your leisure.

There are electric BBQs provided in the common area so that you can cook up a storm for lunch or dinner whilst the kids play in the pool.

The beautiful tropical gardens and lawns surrounding the pool are the perfect place to play or chillout with the palm trees providing some shade.

There is free WiFi available (1GB per day), Cable TV, DVD Players and secure undercover parking on site. You will not have to walk too far for a place to dine out with Three Bar & Grill being located in the building.

Grab a hire surfboard from Dicky Beach Surf Shop located on site and head over to Dicky Beach for a surf, or shop for great surf brand clothing in the shop.

Everything you could possibly ask for in a holiday apartment complex is available here at Portobello By The Sea. Book your Caloundra accommodation with us here today at Portobello By The Sea. BOOK NOW

Summer in Caloundra

Summer-in-CaloundraSummer in Caloundra is the perfect time for that well deserved holiday, with simmering hot days and balmy nights it is a good time of the year to enjoy the great outdoors.

You can really get out and about in the great outdoors and enjoy the warmth of the sunshine and cool off by taking a dip in the the sea, plus enjoy a wide range of water sports and activities in and around Caloundra.

Here are some of the things you can enjoy in Summer in Caloundra:

Beach Hopping

With six beaches to explore, you are spoilt for choice in Caloundra. Here is a summary of what Caloundra’s beautiful beaches offer:

  • East facing calm water Golden Beach on Pumicestone Passage is ideal for safe swimming, windsurfing, boating, canoeing and fishing.
  • The closest beach to the Town Centre, Bulcock Beach, is a southern facing calm water beach ideal for swimming, fishing, boating and windsurfing, and with breath taking views across to Golden Beach, Bribie Island, the bar, and out to sea.
  • Caloundra’s most popular surf beach, Kings Beach, which is connected to Bulcock Beach by a boardwalk skirting the headland. Great for swimming, surfing, fishing, snorkelling and exploring the rock pools.
  • A small secluded picturesque beach, Shelly Beach is great for walking, exploring rock pools and picnics.
  • Moffat Beach is a spectacular section of coastline with a high headland, protected bay, the entrance to Tooway Creek and sweeping views north to Point Cartwright. The beach is renowned amongst surfers for its excellent point break.
  • Dicky Beach is great for swimming, surfing and beach fishing, and is patrolled by the Dicky Beach Surf Lifesaving Club. You will also find the skeleton of the wreck of the S.S. Dicky here.

Getting out on the Water

Summer is the perfect time to get out on the water on a watercraft of some description. You can hire a kayak or standup paddleboard and paddle on the calm waters of Golden Beach, Bulcock Beach or Currumundi Lake. Otherwise you can try a boat cruise or learn to surf the wavebreaks at one of Caloundra’s surf beaches.

  • Get aboard a boat cruise journeying through the Pumicestone Passage Marine Park, on a classic 1930’s style, double deck Riverboat. The cruise departs at 11am every Saturday from Tripcony Lane Jetty and cruises from Bulcock Beach to Bells Creek and the Maloney Islands mangrove area.Cost of the boat cruise is $22 with the additional cost of lunch of your choice. For more details visit Smart Escapes
  • See the best of Caloundra from both land and water by booking a fun-filled sightseeing duck tour to take in the scenery. The amphibious “duck” vehicle will take you to a range of local Sunshine Coast highlights such as Bribie Island, the famous golden beaches of the Caloundra area, with plenty of marine life which call the area home including dolphins, turtles and even dugongs. Bookings with Sunshine Coast duck tour are available online with LARC About
  • Learn to surf with one of the best surf schools on the Sunshine Coast with Caloundra Surf School. The Surf School offers either private or public lessons, but always only have small class sizes, so that you get heaps of individual attention from the coaches to help you learn quicker and better. Their surfing lessons are suitable for men and woman, boys and girls, of all ages and all abilities. For bookings or more information call John on 0413 381010 or visit their website at Caloundra Surf School

Drive out into the Hinterland

For a cool change explore the open roads and take in the stunning views of lush green valleys and magnificent mountains of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, west of Caloundra.

You will discover picturesque waterfalls and scenic lookouts from Mapleton, Maleny and Montville, through to the Glass House Mountains and Kenilworth. Along the way feast on local produce at charming cafes and discover the art trail with unique galleries and studios showcasing local artists and their original works.

Take a tour of Maleny Dairy where you can cuddle up to some farmyard friends, feed the animals and watch cows being milked, with free samples of tasty dairy products to try afterwards.

The hinterland is dotted with excellent wineries and is an idylllic way to spend a whole day coasting from one to another. Ocean View Estates Winery, Flame Hill Vineyard, Maleny Mountain Wines, Settlers Rise Winery, Moonshine Valley Winery, Eumundi Winery and Vineyard, Maroochy Springs Winery, Dingo Creek Vineyard are just a few of those worth visiting.

For the hikers and walkers go bushwalking on the Sunshine Coast Great Walk trail that winds through the scenic Blackall Range. The 58km walk can be broken up into  shorter sections as half-day and full-day walks. For more information visit Department of National Parks

TreX Triathlon Qld State Series

TreX-Triathlon-Qld-ChampsWhen:  11 & 12 February 2017
Where:  Ewen Maddock Dam, Landsborough

Ewen Maddock Dam will be set as the arena  for triathletes from all over Australia and Queensland to compete in the X-Triathlon Champs and Multisport Weekend in February.

Beerwah State Forest’s trails and fern filled bushland on the banks of the Ewen Maddock Dam will provide the perfect setting for an action packed family weekend.

TreX Qld is part of the Triathlon Qld State Series and is also a qualification race for the 2017 World Champs in Canada as well as the Australian National Championships and Qld State Championships for Cross Triathlon.

The weekend’s competition will consist of:

  • TreX XTri – Mountain Bike Trails includes a standard distance, sprint, junior and dirt kids courses.
  • Trail Run: 8k & 4k Trail Run which traverses the rainforest on winding single track trails.
  • XC MTB: The 10km MTB lap on single track trails with the 50k or 20k event.
  • Dirt Master: The Qld Dirt Master & Dirt Mistress Challenge where you tackle 3 hardcore events across 2 days in our Dirt Master, Mini Dirt Master or Junior Dirt Dude Challenge.

For more information and entries visit Trex Triathlon

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How Dicky Beach Got It’s Name

Dicky-Beach-CaloundraDid you know that Dicky Beach was named after the SS Dicky which was forced aground in 1893 during heavy seas?

The SS Dicky steamship was a coastal trader that operated in and around Australia from at least 1887 until its loss in 1893.

The carcass of the ship was an icon of the beach for many years until its removal in 2015 for safety reasons. Some deeply buried parts of the wreck will remain on the beach and more will be revealed as the seas and tides move the sand around.

A wreck interpretation display, which will preserve those visible parts of the wreck, will be developed as part of a park landscape plan for the Dicky Beach foreshore park. The display will include a short film featuring community memories of the SS Dicky as well as a mobile display.

The name Dicky Beach will live on minus the iconic sight of the SS Dicky shipwreck.

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Spinners Bowl & Bar Caloundra

spinners-bar-bowl-caloundraLooking for entertainment that will put a smile of every family member’s face? Spinners Bar and Bowl in Caloundra has it all covered.

Spinners is not only a ten pin bowling facility for casual and league bowlers plus it is a fully licensed bar, so you can enjoy a few drinks whilst bowling.

The bar is the perfect place to meet up with friends with its relaxed atmosphere and comfy lounges. They have a variety of beer, wine, cider, spirits and premix drinks to choose from. Spinners also offers coffee, pizza and snacks.

For kids there are bowling bumpers and ramps provided,  plus there are tailored handle balls for the aged or handicapped. Spinners also features the latest AMF software so you can enjoy endless fun with Facebook connectivity, bowler photos and special games whilst bowling.

After you’ve finished a game of tenpin bowls stick around for a game of pool or party the night away on the dance floor, from a song you select on our music video jukebox, while the kids enjoy a game or two on the many arcade machines to choose from.

Spinners Bar & Bowl is located at 97 Bulcock St, Caloundra.

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A Day @ Australia Zoo

Australia Zoo Sunshine CoastFor the most action-packed Sunshine Coast experience with live shows and exciting encounters with amazing animals don’t miss a day at Australia Zoo.

There is no other zoo like Australia Zoo, with stacks of wildlife action every day, exciting wildlife shows to see, friendly and knowledgeable zoo keepers to chat with and heaps of drop-dead gorgeous animals that can’t wait to get up close and personal with YOU!

If you’ve ever wanted to cuddle a koala, hand-feed an Asian Elephant, walk alongside a Bengal Tiger, take a Tasmanian Devil for a stroll, wrap a snake around your shoulders or watch a massive Saltwater Crocodile launch a strike from the water’s edge, then get your tickets now for the wildest show on earth.

Take a look at Australia Zoo show times to get the lowdown on the action in the Crocoseum. Tickets are $35 Children (3-14 years) and $59 Adults. Book your tickets with Smart Escapes NOW!

Australia Zoo is located at Steve Irwin Way, Landsborough, approximately 21 kms from Caloundra.

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6 Beaches of Caloundra

Caloundra Best BeachesA holiday in Caloundra on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast doesn’t just offer gorgeous weather all year round but it boasts 6 sun-soaked, golden sandy beaches. Each beach is unique in its own way and offers something for every type of water enthusiast and are family-friendly with great facilities.

Here is a selection of 6 beaches of Caloundra:

  1. Golden Beach faces east with calm water on the Pumicestone Passage and is ideal for safe swimming, windsurfing, boating, canoeing and fishing.
  2. Bulcock Beach, the closest beach to the Town Centre,  is a southern facing calm water beach ideal for swimming, fishing, boating and windsurfing, and with breath taking views across to Golden Beach, Bribie Island, the bar, and out to sea.
  3. Kings Beach, Caloundra’s most popular surf beach, is connected to Bulcock Beach by a boardwalk skirting the headland. Great for swimming, surfing, fishing, snorkelling and exploring the rock pools.
  4.  Shelly Beach, a small secluded picturesque beach, is great for walking, exploring rock pools and picnics.
  5. Moffat Beach is a spectacular section of coastline with a high headland, protected bay, the entrance to Tooway Creek and sweeping views north to Point Cartwright. The beach is renowned amongst surfers for its excellent point break.
  6. Dicky Beach, Portobello’s home beach, is great for swimming, surfing and beach fishing, and is patrolled by the Dicky Beach Surf Lifesaving Club. You will also find the skeleton of the wreck of the S.S. Dicky here in the parklands.

With sea water temperatures of 26 degrees in summer and 21 degrees in the winter months, you can swim and play everyday here at Caloundra Beaches!

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Tides Waterfront Dining

Dining Caloundra Sunshine CoastConsidered to be the best waterfront restaurant and the only AGFG Chef’s Hat awarded restaurant in Caloundra, is Tides Waterfront Restaurant.

The Restaurant boasts 270 degree breathtaking water views overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Pumicestone Passage and picturesque Glasshouse Mountains.

For a very special seafood dining experience or date night that is sure to impress your loved one, Tides offers “best of the best” seafood and local produce, plus a genuine attitude of hospitality.

Tides Waterfront is the proud winner of a prestigious Australian Good Food Guides Chef’s Hat award in both 2014 and 2015.

Open 7 days from 12.00 noon for lunch and dinner. For bookings phone 07 5438 2304.

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*image: courtesy of Tides Waterfront Dining

 

Aussie Day @ Aussie World

australia-day-aussie-worldWhen: Thursday, 26 January 2017
Where: Aussie World, Palmview

Make this Australia Day holiday a true blue, dinky-di and rip-roaring day out at Aussie World!

Aussie World’s Australia Day festivities include the famous Dunny Races, Mullet Tossing, Tug of War, kids activities and entertainment. And the best news it that it’s all FREE and it starts in the Aussie World Oval from 8am in the morning!

For a full day of fun, discounted theme park tickets will also be available for this special day for those wanting to continue the festivities in the Aussie World theme park.

By popular demand, The Shed will this play host to 4 hours of live music from midday covering some of the greatest Aussie rock legends.

Aussie World is located at 73 Frizzo Rd, Palmview (just off the Bruce Highway).

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Affordable Caloundra Holiday Apartments

Accommodation Caloundra Sunshine CoastAre you looking for affordable Caloundra Holiday Apartments? Portobello By The Sea is located opposite beautiful Dicky Beach, an unspoilt stretch of sun-drenched white sand, on Queensland’s magnificent Sunshine Coast.

Relax in one of the spacious onetwo or three bedroom apartments set amongst lush tropical gardens. Laze by the lagoon style heated pool with a wading area which is perfect for the kids, or enjoy a sizzling BBQ by the pool.

Adjacent to local shops and restaurants, the Dicky Beach Surf Club and just a short stroll to the best beaches on the Sunshine Coast including Dicky Beach, Currimundi Beach, Kings Beach, and some of the Sunshine Coast’s best surfing beaches including Moffat Beach.

When it’s time to take in the sights, Portobello is only minutes away from the heart of Caloundra and close to all the major tourist attractions on the Sunshine Coast

With a superb patrolled beach at the front door, excellent for both swimming and surfing, enjoy a holiday at Portobello and create timeless memories of warm, relaxing, carefree days.

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Go Karting @ Big Kart

Sunshine Coast Go KartsGo Go Karting on Australia’s biggest and fastest commercial track at Big Kart Track on the Sunshine Coast!

Big Kart track is 1.2km long and 8m wide and will really get your adrenalin pumping with custom-made karts that go 70km per hour with 210cc 7 horse power motors! There are 50 karts on the track at any one time.

Big Kart is open rain, shine and even during the night! The track is open 7 days a week with tickets starting at $45 for a 15 minute ride (and as little as $20 for kids).

In addition to the awesome track they also have a viewing deck where your friends and family can watch you in action from above via the covered viewing area and verandah. They also have arcade games, BBQs and the Pit Stop Cafe, so you can refuel with all of your favourite food plus merchandise.

Big Kart Track Sunshine Coast is located at 2310 Steve Irwin Way, Landsborough.

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Fun at The Sunshine Coast Rec Centre

the-rock-face-currumundicTake the kids along to The Rock Face over the school holidays at the Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre, aka as Currumundi Rec Club.

The Rock Face walls offer over 10 different climbs of varying degrees of difficulty, including crack only climbs and overhangs for more experienced climbers. Their state-of-the-art automatic belay system means that you don’t need a partner to climb.

This activity is suitable for anyone aged five years and over and is a great way to keep the kids fit and active during the school holidays. Casual climbing costs $11.00 per child.

There are also many other fun adventure activities on offer at the centre, including High Ropes, Vertical Climb, The Caves and the Giant Swing. For enquiries visit NPSR

The Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre is located at 80 Currumundi Road, Currumundi.

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Gatorade Tri Series Caloundra

Sunshine Coast Ocean SwimsWhen: 4 & 5 February 2017
Where: Power Boat Club, Golden Beach, Caloundra

Round 6 of the Gatorade Queensland Triathlon Series is coming to Caloundra over the weekend of Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 February 2017.

This round sees the addition of Open Water Swim. The event comprises of the following races:

  • Open Water Swim
  • Sprint
  • Super Sprint
  • Short Enticer
  • Kool Kids (7-14 years)

The Gatorade Queensland Triathlon Series involves athletes of all ages and abilities to compete in a fun, friendly environment. From the kool kids 7 years+ races, to the beginners getting a feel for a triathlon to experienced triathletes.

For more information and registration see Gatorade Tri Series

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Caloundra Twilight Markets

Caloundra Markets Sunshine CoastWhen: Friday nights during December 2016 & January 2017
Where: The Esplanade, Bulcock Beach

If you’re looking for a unique Christmas gift, shopping for a special gift for a loved one, or something to remember your holiday on the Sunshine Coast, come along to the Twilight Markets every Friday night over the Summer Holidays.

Watch the sunset and enjoy a great night out on the Bulcock Beach Esplanade with 100 unique stalls featuring street food, gourmet sweets, fashion, jewellery, fun stuff for kids and more.

The dates for the twilight markets are:

  • Friday 23 and 30 December 2016
  • Friday 6, 13 and 20 January 2017

Time: 5pm to 9pm

Please note: There will be a special visitor on 23 December so make sure you bring the kids and your camera.

Twilight Markets Caloundra feature  Visit their facebook page for more information.

 

Engines Alive Day

engines-alive-day-qamWhen: Saturday, 7 January 2017
Where: Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra Aerodrome

The Queensland Air Museum presents its collection of historic operational aircraft engines at the Engines Alive Day on Saturday 7 January at Caloundra Aerodrome.

The museum boasts a large array of operational engines and aircraft covering a range of engine designs dating from the 1940’s. During the day you have the opportunity to inspect the engines between runs and talk to the volunteers who did the restorations.

There will also be loads of things to keep the kids entertained,  including WW2 jeep rides, a BBQ sausage sizzle all day, hot and cold drinks plus the fun of inspecting all the aircraft and related displays.

Admission: $15 Adults, $8 Children

Queensland Air Museum is located at Caloundra Aerodrome at 7 Pathfinder Drive, Caloundra. For full details see Queensland Air Museum

Book your Caloundra Accommodation for the Summer Holidays with us here at Portobello By The Sea. BOOK NOW

*image courtesy of Queensland Air Museum

Caloundra Water Activities

Caloundra water sportsWater activities are aplenty on the Sunshine Coast and Caloundra offers a whole range of fantastic and fun things to do with kids over the Summer School Holidays.

Here are some of the terrific water activities that are available in Caloundra:

Kayaking

Join Blue Water Kayak Tours and enjoy a leisurely guided kayak tour of the Pumicestone Passage and Queensland’s Moreton Bay Marine Park from the beautiful Sunshine Coast at Caloundra. Blue Water Kayak Tours are relaxing, fun and safe for the whole family, ages from 8 – 80. No experience is required, and minimal fitness is necessary. A half day kayak tour is $90, full day $150 or a twilight tour is $55

Learn to Surf

Silky Surf offers a fun and safe environment from beginners to experienced sufers to enjoy their surfing experience. Former Australia champion Ben Silk and his team are real surfers teaching real surfing for beginners through to the advanced surfer, schools and corporate groups. Group Beginners Class: 8:30am weekends and holidays. Prices start from $50 per person.

Jet Ski tours

Jet Ski the magnificent Pumicestone Passage, Bribie Island and the Moreton Bay Marine Park doing all the manouevres you want through twisting and turning channels while all the time passing incredible marine park scenery. Caloundra Jet Skis qualified marine instructors will teach you all the manouevres, operating and safety procedures. In no time at all you will be powering your own machine along unrestricted. Prices start from $130 for 40 minutes.

Boat Cruises

Experience superb vistas across Bribie Island National Park, pristine sand cays and abundant bird life and discover the waterways of Caloundra’s rich sea faring history on a boat cruise with Caloundra Cruises. Choose from a Lunch Cruise, Eco Explorer Cruise or a Sunset Cruise. Prices start from $20.

For more information about these activities see Portobello’s Tour Page

Standup Paddleboarding

A great way to get out on the water and enjoy the beautiful Pumicestone Passage and the Bribie Island National Park surrounds is on a Standup Paddleboard. Free instruction is included with your hire, so nearly anyone can learn to SUP on the Pumicestone Passage with Golden Beach Hire. It’s very affordable with prices being First Hour $20 Consecutive Hours $15.

Aqua Duck tours

See the best of Caloundra from both land and water by booking a fun-filled sightseeing duck tour to take in the scenery – a tour both adults and kids will love. Blending natural surroundings with an array of animal life, you’ll be able to hop on a tour aboard a special amphibious “duck” vehicle and be taken to see a range of local Sunshine Coast highlights such as Bribie Island, the famous golden beaches of the Caloundra area, and plenty of marine life which call the area home including dolphins, turtles and even dugongs if you’re lucky! See Larc About Caloundra

Book your Caloundra Holiday Apartment Accommodation for the School Holidays with us here at Portobello By The Sea BOOK NOW

 

Tough Mudder Sunshine Coast 2014

Are You Tough Enough??

Are You Tough Enough??

Doing Tough Mudder Sunshine Coast and looking for accommodation in Caloundra?  Look no further than Portobello By The Sea at Dicky Beach, Caloundra.  Situated a short drive from this Caloundra Event, it’s the perfect place to recharge your batteries after the gruelling event.

After a very successful 1st year on the Sunshine Coast last year, get ready to do it all over again!!  Tough Mudder Sunshine Coast is now the largest Tough Mudder Course on the planet!!!   Designed by British Special Forces Tough Mudder is sure to test your strength, mental grit and stamina in what will be one of the toughest obstacle courses you will ever do. Mud, mud and more mud and not to mention some fire, ice-water, 10,000 volts of electricity and 3metre walls to climb, Tough Mudder Sunshine Coast has it all.  Click “HERE” to view what it’s all about.

Caloundra Accommodation

At Portobello By The Sea on the Sunshine Coast we have One, Two & Three Bedroom Apartments, located across the road from the Beach and adjacent to a variety of shops including 2 good old fish & chip shops, Smilers Café, Relax At Dicky’s Café & Takeaway, Super IGA Supermarket, Butcher, Hot Bread, BWS Bottle Shop, Surf Shop, Table Manners Restaurant, Japanese Restaurant, Newsagent and the Dicky Beach Surf Club.

After completing Tough Mudder Sunshine Coast  you can rest your weary and muddy body at Portobello By The Sea where you have everything you need right at your doorstop.  Can’t get the mud off then just jump into the ocean, just across the road and patrolled all year round.

Come on all you Tough Mudder’s make a weekend out of it and stay at Portobello By The Sea.  Book your Caloundra Accommodation for Tough Mudder Sunshine Coast 2014!!

BOOK NOW 

Holiday Deals Sunshine Coast

One Bedroom Apartment

One Bedroom Apartment

March is the perfect time for a relaxing holiday, the kids have all gone back to school and the weather is still beautiful and hot to enjoy the beach.

Portobello By The Sea, Caloundra has some great Accommodation Specials.  During the month of March Pay for 2 nights and get the 3rd night FREE!!  Pay for 5 nights & get 2 FREE nights!!  Portobello By The Sea is located at Dicky Beach, Caloundra and is just across the road from a fully patrolled surf beach.

Great 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom apartments are available.  The spacious one, two and three bedroom Caloundra resort apartments are set amidst landscaped tropical gardens and feature an open-plan design with large timber decks or private balconies to enjoy the sea breezes whilst enjoying your Caloundra holiday.

Just park the car & Relax!!

Easter Accommodation Specials Sunshine Coast

In just 4 weeks time, the kids will be back on holidays!! Don’t the holidays come around quick!! The Easter School Holidays start on the 5th April, for two weeks finishing with the Easter long weekend, from the 18th to the 21st April.

Caloundra Accommodation Easter School Holidays

So if you’re looking for beach holiday accommodation in Caloundra, look no further than Portobello By The Sea. We currently have a special deal on offer between the 5th April to the 17th April, Pay for 4 nights and get the 5th night FREE!! Check the “Specials” page on our website for full details and conditions. Our apartments are all fully self contained, with kitchen and laundry facilities in every room. And with Dicky Beach just a stroll across the road, you’ll love the quick access to one of the most beautiful beaches on the Sunshine Coast.

And with a great range of shops, takeaways, restaurants just on our doorstep, and not to forget the Dicky Beach Surf Club across the road, you can easily park the car, relax and enjoy a well deserved holiday at Portobello By The Sea.

Sunshine Coast accommodation has never looked so good!!!

SUNSHINE COAST ACCOMMODATION DEALS

SUNSHINE COAST ACCOMMODATION

 

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Portobello By The Sea offers a variety of Sunshine Coast accommodation right across the road from a superb patrolled beach. Located across the road from Dicky Beach famously known for the wreck of the SS Dicky which ran aground on the beach in 1893.

Spend you days exploring Caloundra with its cafes, beautiful beaches and great Sunshine Coast walking paths. Relax by the pool or take part in a variety of activities on the Sunshine Coast.  Try some Jetskiing, Skydiving, Surfing, Kayaking, Stand up Paddle Boarding or just relax!!

Portobello By The Sea’s holiday accommodation on the Sunshine Coast offers a variety of accommodation including One, Two & Three Bedroom apartments.  All fully self contained with everything that you require to make your holiday on the Sunshine Coast relaxing and enjoyable.

Sunshine Coast Accommodation Deals

For the month of February & March 2014 we have a great accommodation deal.  Pay for 2 nights and get the 3rd one FREE!!!  Pay for 5 nights and get the next 2 nights FREE!!  Check out our website for some more GREAT SUNSHINE COAST ACCOMMODATION DEALS!!

“Caloundra Music Festival 2013 Accommodation Specials”

Caloundra Music Festival

 

4 days of Sun, Surf and Soul in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast!
The seventh annual Caloundra Music Festival will be held over the weekend of 4 – 7 October 2013.
What a  diverse line-up of entertainment!! The Caloundra Music Festival features some of the best in the Australian & international music industry including Eskimo Jo, Jebediah, Xavier Rudd, Alex Lloyd, Screaming Jets, Daryl Braithwaite and many more artists.  Are you ready for another fantastic “Caloundra Music Festival”?

ACCOMMODATION IN CALOUNDRA

Looking for Caloundra Holiday Accommodation during the Caloundra Music Festival?  Portobello By The Sea is the perfect place to stay.  With a beautiful patrolled swimming and surfing beach across the road and everything you need at your doorstep Portobello By The Sea is the perfect accommodation for this Caloundra Event.

Offering spacious One, Two & Three Bedroom fully self contained apartments, surrounded by lush tropical gardens.

“Portobello By The Sea”is located in Dicky Beach, just 2kms from the Festival  and on the Festival shuttle bus route.  With local shops, cafes, restaurants and Surf Club all within easy walk, just park the car, relax and enjoy the Caloundra Music Festival.

Check our WEBSITE for rates and availability.

BOOK NOW

One Bedroom Apartment

Two Bedroom Apartment

Accommodation for The “2013 Caloundra City Bowls Carnival”

The 2013 Caloundra City Bowls Carnival will be held 15th July – 26th July 2013.  The Carnival is presented by the Caloundra Bowls Club, Club Kawana & Pelican Waters Bowls Club.

Portobello By The Sea offers One, Two & Three Bedroom apartments and is an ideal location with the patrolled beach across the road, local cafes, restaurants, supermarket and shops all at your doorstep.

Portobello By The Sea is located mid way between the Caloundra Bowls Club and the Kawana Bowls Club making it an ideal central location.

So for the perfect Caloundra accommodation near the “Caloundra City Bowls Carnival” stay at Portobello By The Sea.

“Book Now”

Tough Mudder Sunshine Coast

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Doing Tough Mudder Sunshine Coast and looking for accommodation in Caloundra?  Look no further than Portobello By The Sea at Dicky Beach, Caloundra.  Situated a short drive from this Caloundra Event, it’s the perfect place to recharge your batteries after the gruelling event.

Designed by British Special Forces Tough Mudder is sure to test your strength, mental grit and stamina in what will be one of the toughest obstacle courses you will ever do. Mud, mud and more mud and not to mention some fire, ice-water, 10,000 volts of electricity and 3metre walls to climb, Tough Mudder Sunshine Coast has it all.  Click “HERE” to view what it’s all about.

Caloundra Accommodation

At Portobello By The Sea on the Sunshine Coast we have One, Two & Three Bedroom Apartments, located across the road from the Beach and adjacent to a variety of shops including 2 good old fish & chip shops, Smilers Café, Relax At Dicky’s Café & Takeaway, Super IGA Supermarket, Butcher, Hot Bread, BWS Bottle Shop, Surf Shop, Table Manners Restaurant, Japanese Restaurant, Newsagent and the Dicky Beach Surf Club.

After completing Tough Mudder Sunshine Coast  you can rest your weary and muddy body at Portobello By The Sea where you have everything you need right at your doorstop.  Can’t get the mud off then just jump into the ocean, just across the road and patrolled all year round.

Come on all you Tough Mudder’s make a weekend out of it and stay at Portobello By The Sea.  Book your Caloundra Accommodation for Tough Mudder Sunshine Coast 2014!!

BOOK NOW 

Accommodation near Nitro Circus Sunshine Coast

Nitro Circus” one of the worlds craziest bunch of dare devils is set to perform on the Sunshine Coast on the 18th May 2013.  Portobello By The Sea offers great Sunshine Coast Accommodation near this amazing event.

Purchase tickets on line at TicketDirect – on Sale Now!!  Nitro Circus will be performing at Stockland Park here on the Sunshine Coast, near Portobello By The Sea.

Nitro Circus have just finished performing to a sell out crowd in Las Vegas and are going to hit our shores with a fantastic line up of adrenalin addicted performers, ready to wow the crowd.

Book your Sunshine Coast Accommodation now at Portobello By The Sea and see for yourself why it’s the “Perfect Place To Stay”.

 

Accommodation near “Caloundra Music Festival”

Now moved to the Queens Birthday long weekend from the 28th – 30th September, it’s time to start thinking about your sunshine coast accommodation during the Festival.  Portobello By The Sea is the perfect place to stay.  Have fun during the day, listen to some fantastic bands perform at night, and then come back to Portobello By The Sea for some peace & quiet away from all the hustle & bustle of the festival.

Portobello By The Sea is located a 5 minute drive or 10 min bus trip away from the Caloundra Music Festival, so getting there is easy!!

With some fantastic healine acts including The Living End, John Butler Trio and Cat Empire the Caloundra Music Festival is sure to be a fantastic weekend of entertainment.

So, for some accommodation near the Caloundra Music Festival stay at Portobello By The Sea.  “BOOK NOW” before you miss out!!!

Accommodation near Cold Chisel Concert Sunshine Coast

“Cold Chisel” one of our most iconic bands and is set to tour on the Sunshine Coast on the 29th October 2011. Portobello By The Sea offers great Sunshine Coast accommodation near this great concert event.

Purchase tickets on line at Ticketek- hurry so you don’t miss out!! Cold Chisel will be performing at Stockland Park here on the Sunshine Coast, near Portobello By The Sea.

33 years on after the release of the famous “Khe Sanh”  they’re still belting out some great rock hits.  The “Light The Nitro Tour” kicks off in October and we all very excited that they’re performing here at Stockland Park at Kawana.  Light The Nitro Tour is headlined to be Cold Chisels` biggest tour in 30 years.

Caloundra Holiday Accommodation

What better excuse to head up to Portobello By The Sea for the weekend and enjoy the concert on Saturday night.  Portobello By The Sea is a short drive from Stockland Park or if you don’t want to drive just jump on the bus.

Enjoy 4 star Caloundra Holiday Accommodation which features spacious, fully self contained 1,2 or 3 bedroom apartments with sunny balconies or decks, close to a patrolled beach and local shops.  Enjoy the heated lagoon style pool and bbq’s.

Book your tickets today for the Sunshine Coast Cold Chisel concert and your accommodation for this great event at Portobello By The Sea.

Win a Sunshine Coast Holiday

Have you seen the latest promotion from Sunshine Coast Destination – “Spin & Win a Sunshine Coast Holiday”. It’s too easy, just go to www.naturallyrefreshing.com.au and click on the SPIN logo for your chance to win a holiday at the Sunshine Coast.  There are amazing daily prizes being won, as well as the major prize draw which is a Sunshine Coast holiday to the value of $15,000.

Fantastic Hot Deals on the Sunshine Coast

You could Spin & Win a Sunshine Coast holiday. There are 40 holidays to give away with over $80,000 in prizes and stacks of fantastic Hot Deals.  Not only are they giving away a holiday a day, there are also some pretty amazing deals being offered including a Stay 5 Pay 4 offer at Portobello By The Sea, a great family holiday.  So go to the website www.naturallyrefreshing.com.au and check out these amazing deals.

Sunshine Coast Romantic Getaways

"Romantic Getaway"

"Romantic Getaway"

Looking for that Romantic Getaway, why not book a Sunshine Coast Holiday at Portobello By The Sea.

Portobello By The Sea has a great Romantic Getaway Package available. Enjoy 2 nights accommodation in a One Bedroom Deluxe/Spa Apartment. On arrival you will receive a Bottle of Champagne and a “Pure Essence Gift Bag”. The gift bag includes a travel size Conditioner, Body Wash, Hand & Body Lotion, Loofah, Organic Home Made Soap all in a convenient Travel Bag. Also included in your Romantic Getaway is a leisurely 1pm check out on the day of your departure. Please see our “Special Packages” page on our website to book this fabulous Sunshine Coast Holiday.

Sunshine Coast Romance Packages

Portobello By The Sea is situated on the beautiful Dicky Beach in Caloundra Sunshine Coast Queensland, only 1 hr north of Brisbane.  These Spa Holiday Apartments at Portobello By The Sea are perfectly designed for that Romantic Getaway.  Enjoy a glass of champagne on your sunny deck overlooking the beautiful  tropical gardens and swimming pool.

Caloundra Music Festival October 2011 Accommodation Specials

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Looking for Caloundra  Holiday Accommodation during the Caloundra Music Festival?  Look no further!

Well, it’s almost time again to enjoy some of the best music line ups to come to the Sunshine Coast at the Caloundra Music Festival and at the same time enjoy a family holiday at Caloundra.  This year the Caloundra Music Festival will be held over the weekend of the 7th to 9th October 2011.

Caloundra, on Queensland’s magnificent Sunshine Coast, is the home of this much anticipated Music Festival.  With a diverse line up of Australian & International acts, this festival is sure to entertain you whilst on holidays in Caloundra.

Ideal for the family holiday in Caloundra, the festival also features a beach-side carnival, a colourful street parade, markets, buskers and free children’s entertainment.

Caloundra Music Festival 2011

The Caloundra Music Festival is definitely about music, but it’s also a family friendly community event celebrating our environment, lifestyle and community pride.

During this Sunshine Coast weekend, make sure you get to Kings Beach and it’s surrounds to enjoy the activity and music.  Some of the venues offer free music making this a cheap Caloundra family holiday.

Dicky Beach Accommodation Specials

Portobello By The Sea is just a short drive away from Kings Beach, the ideal accommodation during the Caloundra Music Festival as it’s close enough to the event but far enough away when you need a break.  Check our website for some great Caloundra Holiday Specials available during the Caloundra Music Festival. Enjoy 1,2 or 3 bedroom fully self contained apartments set in tropical landscaped grounds at Dicky Beach, a short drive from both Caloundra and Kings Beach.

Family Holiday Accommodation in Caloundra

For a cheap family holiday on the Sunshine Coast you can’t go past the Sunshine Coast`s best kept secret, Portobello By The Sea. Located on the beautiful Dicky Beach, Portobello By The Sea is a 4 star resort offering One, Two & Three Bedroom apartments.

Your Sunshine Coast accommodation at Portobello By The Sea, Caloundra is perfect for a family holiday.  With everything at your doorstep, just park the car and enjoy your family holiday.

Our fabulous Two & Three Bedroom apartments have everything that you need to make your stay both enjoyable and memorable.  The apartments are fully self contained and all the linen is provided. These family apartments are spacious, modern and all have separate ensuites off the main bedrooms.

Sunshine Coast Attractions

During the June / July school holidays the Sunshine Coast becomes the perfect place to escape to.  The warm winter months means that you can still enjoy all the outdoor activities on offer on the Sunshine Coast. 

Some of the many attractions here on the Sunshine Coast include:

  •   A day out at Australia Zoo, who knows you might just be lucky enough to see Bindi & Bob perform.
  •  Looking for action, then you can’t go past the Big Kart Track, with 50 new faster karts for mum & dad and some little karts for the kids.
  • Walk along the picturesque Caloundra Coastal Path from Golden Beach to Point Cartwright or take the kids on a bike ride along the paths.
  •   Learn to Surf at some of the best beach breaks on the Sunshine Coast just a quick stroll from your Sunshine Coast Accommodation at Portobello By The Sea.
  • No Sunshine Coast Holiday with kids would be complete without a visit to Underwater World. See the 2.5 million litre Oceanarium Tunnel, swim with the seals and dive with the sharks.  Well maybe mum & dad can swim with the sharks.

Check out our great Caloundra holiday specials and we look forward to seeing you soon for a great family holiday at Caloundra staying at Portobello By The Sea….the Sunshine Coast’s best kept secret.

Rock-2-Rock Ocean Classic

The Rock-2-Rock Ocean Classic is set to be the finest ocean water swim at Dicky Beach on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland.

Dicky Beach is renowned for its clean surf breaks, long sandy beach and the wreck of SS Dicky. Entrants should prepare themselves for the ultimate challenge.

The swimmers will enter the prestine water just south of the infamous SS Dicky. Entrants will then head north to the rocks off Ann Street before they track back to Neil Street rocks. Finally, the entrants will return to the start line to conclude this testing race.

Entrants are eligible to either enter the 1km or 2km open swim competition. Average water tempreature for this time of the year is 23 degrees.

Spectators welcome!