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Caloundra Street Fair

Caloundra Street Fair

When: Every Sunday 8am to 1pm
Where: Bulcock Street, Caloundra

There is something for the whole family at the Caloundra Street Fair on the tree-lined main street of Caloundra in Bulcock Street every Sunday.

The markets include handcrafted locally made products and art, live entertainment and street theatre. Enjoy a wide variety of fresh local food, freshly squeezed juices, tasty breakfasts, coffee and delicious sweet treats. Browse over 200 unique stalls featuring fashion, jewellery, homewares, garden plants and much much more.

Here’s what one visitor had to say about Caloundra Street Fair:

“Stall holders were welcoming in the main part. Stalls were varied with lots of interesting different things to see and buy. A great salami stall too. Great ambience with the musicians throughout as well. Highly recommend even if you’re not a market person as it is great for people watching and great food”.

If you are in Caloundra on a Sunday make sure you go to the market, its one of the best in SE Queensland. With Christmas rapidly approaching you may be able to get some of your Christmas shopping done. There’s sure to be something unique to buy for that “hard to buy for” family member or friend in your life.

Caloundra Street Fair is a ‘must-do’ event when visiting Caloundra. Book your Sunshine Coast Accommodation at nearby Dicky Beach at Portobello By The Sea. Relax in one of the spacious one, two or three bedroom apartments set amongst lush tropical gardens. BOOK NOW


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Caloundra’s Top Ten Natural Attractions


A holiday in Caloundra on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast can be much more than manmade attractions and theme parks. There are many natural wonders to explore in this scenically abundant region. Here are Caloundra’s Top Ten Natural Attractions:

  1. Caloundra has six perfect, pristine and golden sandy beaches to explore: Golden Beach, Bulcock Beach, Kings Beach, Shelly Beach, Moffat Beach and Dicky Beach.
  2. Discover Pumicestone Passage, the narrow channel between Caloundra in the north to Deception Bay in the south, that is rich in wildlife and natural beauty, and one of the world’s most ecologically important waterways.
  3. Wonder at the glorious sight of the Glass House Mountains, consisting of 11 gorgeous peaks that are a natural playground loaded with walking tracks and epic lookouts.
  4. Get out on the calm waters or throw a line into Currumundi Lake, just north of Caloundra. Hire kayaks and stand up paddle boards from the surf shop situated at Currumundi Beach front.
  5. Embark on an environmental tour on a LARC amphibious vehicle with LARC About Caloundra.
  6. Take a walk along the Caloundra Oceanway taking in the beauty of the six beaches and see if you can spot some marine life in the pristine waters.
  7. Paddle around on an Eco Kayak Tour with Blue Water Kayak Tours and enjoy a leisurely guided kayak tour of the Pumicestone Passage and Queensland’s Moreton Bay Marine Park
  8. Jump on a Whale Watching Cruise to see whales up close and personal in their natural environment. The whale season in Queensland runs from June to November annually.
  9. Take a drive to Ewen Maddock Dam near Landsborough. Popular activities in the park area including walking, cycling, boating, swimming and picnicking.
  10. Take a stroll along the Costigan Mangrove Boardwalk at Golden Beach foreshore. There are seats and lookouts and signposts along the boardwalk providing educational information about the local mangrove habitat.

For nature lovers and adventurers, the Sunshine Coast town of Caloundra is the perfect place to base yourself for your next Sunshine Coast Holiday. 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 one, two or three bedroom apartments set amongst lush tropical gardens. BOOK NOW


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Portobello By The Sea’s Location Location!!

Sunrise Sunshine Coast Best Spots

When you come to the Sunshine Coast for a beach holiday it is all about location location!! For your next Sunshine Coast holiday there is no better location than Portobello By The Sea at beautiful Dicky Beach in Caloundra.

Here’s 7 very convincing reasons why you should stay with us:

  1. Located opposite beautiful Dicky Beach
  2. A superb patrolled beach on our doorstep perfect for swimming and surfing
  3. Local shops, restaurants and cafes nearby
  4. A few minutes away from the heart of Caloundra
  5. Close to all major tourist attractions on the Sunshine Coast
  6. Stroll to other nearby Caloundra beaches
  7. Dicky Beach Surf Club and parklands a short distance away

Set amongst lush tropical gardens and a lagoon-style heated pool, you spend all day lazing by the pool and afterwards cook a BBQ for the family by the pool.

Portobello By The Sea’s holiday apartments all have large balconies, are air conditioned and are bright and colourful. You will be impressed by the size and style. Come and enjoy a relaxing beach holiday at Portobello By The Sea and see for yourself why it is the perfect location for your next vacation. BOOK NOW

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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


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Day Trip to 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

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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.

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Dicky Beach Beauty Salon


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.

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Horizon Festival of Arts & Culture


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

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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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