Things to do

Discover an abundance of exciting Things to Do in Caloundra, a coastal paradise on the Sunshine Coast. From pristine beaches to exhilarating water sports, scenic hikes to cultural explorations, our guide ensures you make the most of your visit.

Endless Adventures Await in Caloundra

Caloundra, situated on the stunning Sunshine Coast of Australia, offers a plethora of activities and experiences for visitors of all interests. With its pristine beaches, vibrant arts scene, and abundant natural beauty, there's no shortage of things to do in this coastal paradise.

Beach Bliss and Water Sports

Caloundra boasts some of the Sunshine Coast's most beautiful beaches. Whether you're a sunseeker looking to relax on the golden sands, a surfer riding the waves, or an adventurer keen on kayaking and paddle boarding, our coastline offers it all. And don't miss the picturesque Pumicestone Passage, perfect for boating and fishing.

Cultural Exploration

Beyond the beach, Caloundra offers a rich cultural scene. Explore our local gallery, discover the work of talented artists, and immerse yourself in the town's creative spirit.  Caloundra truly offers a diverse range of activities, ensuring an unforgettable visit for all who venture here.

Caloundra Regional Gallery presents a changing exhibition program featuring leading local and national artists. Professional curators and education teams develop and deliver a range of exhibitions and public programs that explore the unique culture and character of the Sunshine Coast.

Experience a Show

Be entertained by the kaleidoscope of concerts, music, dance, plays and shows for all ages. The Events Centre, Caloundra is the Sunshine Coast's premier performing arts and conference center. Book in a show and allow your senses to be amazed, or bring your event to life in Caloundra.

Hike or Take Stroll

For nature enthusiasts, the Glass House Mountains hinterland beckons with hiking trails, lush rainforests, and breathtaking vistas. 

The Sunshine Coast Coastal pathway is 73km long and stretches from Bells Creek in the south to Coolum in the north. It takes advantage of the spectacular coastline that is hugely enjoyed by residents and visitors. 

The pathway runs beside beaches, parks and leisure areas and shows off our Golden Beach, Bulcock Beach, Happy Valley, Kings Beach, Shelly Beach and over to Moffat Beach headland. You can explore our coastline by walking, jogging or cycling. Whether you're looking for a half day cycling adventure or just a beachside stroll, there is something for everyone.

Catch a Flick

A historic feature that dates back to the 1930's, the Strand Cinemas are worth a visit. Stepping into the Strand Arcade is a reminder of the laid back days (and pricing!), but the cinema's offering is a popular and welcome spot of luxury.

Explore the Enchanting Retail Haven

Bulcock Street is a vibrant shopping strip and foodies’ paradise. An inviting retail haven offers a unique blend of boutique shops, delightful eateries, and a warm, laid-back atmosphere that will leave you with: “no wonder this is Queensland’ Top Tourism Town”.



Explore Caloundra's vibrant markets. From artisan crafts to delicious local produce, our markets offer a diverse range of unique finds. Discover the perfect souvenir and immerse yourself in the local culture. Don't miss this exciting experience in Caloundra!

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Beach Bliss

Indulge in Beach Bliss in Caloundra. Explore pristine shores like Kings Beach, perfect for families with an oceanfront saltwater pool, or Moffat Beach, a surfer's haven. Dicky Beach and Golden Beach offer serene alternatives. Dive into a beach lover's paradise on the Sunshine Coast.

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