Caloundra Things to See and Do

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


Caloundra Things to See and Do

Bellingham Maze


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.

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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.

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Caloundra Things to See and Do School Holidays

Keep the Kids Entertained for Spring School Holidays


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

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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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Caloundra Things to See and Do

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.

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Caloundra Things to See and Do School Holidays

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.

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