If you dream of a holiday that recaptures your childhood, in a place that allows you time and space with your loved ones, the Kawana to Caloundra region makes it all possible. You could easily spend days on end simply enjoying the sunshine, entranced by the dramatic outlines of the Glass House Mountains silhouetted along the hinterland horizon.
The time-delayed fountain at Kings Beach will have the kids giggling for hours, as it catches them unawares, and they’ll happily spend days running between the beach, the fountain and the fully fenced saltwater pool, which overlooks the beach.
Look for hermit crabs along Dicky Beach’s rock hopping shoreline, race the kids on bikes along the hand-railed boardwalk hugging the shoreline from Bulcock Beach to Kings Beach. Experienced surfers in the family will want to make a beeline for Moffat Beach, renowned for it’s awesome surf break.
When you’ve had your fill of the beach, take a riverboat cruise down the calm straits of Pumicestone Passage or play a few rounds of golf at the Greg Norman designed Pelican Waters Golf Club. Pick a winner at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club, or browse the bustling Bulcock Street Sunday markets.
Caloundra is Australia’s Tidiest Town and the Caloundra to Kawana area of the Sunshine Coast is a place where the whole family will feel comfortable and at home. Together, you will create timeless memories of warm, carefree days —memories your kids will one day tell their own kids about.
PLACES TO VISIT
When you holiday in Caloundra, the laid-back atmosphere and the playful sounds of your family enjoying the sunshine will echo in your memory forever. As Australia’s Tidiest Town, the stunning coastal paths and well-maintained boardwalks allow daily life to unfold in a haze of sand, scooter-happy trails, grassy picnic spots and family football or cricket matches. And it all takes place to the constant soundtrack of surf in the background.
Between the enchanting rockpools, the child-friendly water fountain with its time-delayed surprise spurts of water, the oceanfront saltwater swimming pool, and the gentle beach break with protected swimming areas, a Kings Beach holiday is totally exhilarating. Everything you need is just a few minutes’ walk away, so you can unpack your bags and never set foot in a car until the day you leave.
Bulcock Beach is popular with families who have young children, as there’s often warm paddling pools on the sand to splash in at low tide. The boardwalk spans most of the coastline here, in full view of the sparkling blue waters that lead into the Pumicestone Passage.
Kawana Waters is an ideal destination for shopping, watersports, swimming, fishing and walking, with its many secret spots waiting to be found.
A holiday at Pelican Waters means a relaxing luxury getaway, afternoon river tours exploring the birdlife with friends, a spot of peaceful fishing or a visit to the 18-hole golf course to challenge your handicap. Playful days under the sun and in the water will be capped off by a serene moment with your friends, family or loved one, watching the sun go down over the dynamic shapes of the Glasshouse Mountains on the distant horizon.
Dicky Beach’s charming foreshore is a place you can lose yourself finding all manner of shells and treasures lost and forgotten – perhaps from the S.S. Dicky that was forced aground in 1893 during heavy seas, giving the area its name. Between surfing or swimming in the waves and easy hours in the skatepark and at the playground, the kids will have plenty to do while you relax in the endless sunshine.
A holiday at Golden Beach will take you to a place far from your everyday reality. You may never feel the need to get in your car, as you’ll be too busy enjoying the sunshine and quality time to really relax with your family. The most southerly of Caloundra’s beaches, its tranquil waters are protected from the ocean by Bribie Island. With many beachfront resorts and hideaway spots for picnics and peaceful walks, the long, peaceful stretch of water that runs along Golden Beach will inspire you to let go and live a little.
With its vibrant little strip of alfresco cafes and restaurants full of chatty locals, classy accommodation and a famous surf break, Moffat Beach has its own unique character that sets it apart from other areas of Caloundra.
OTHER PLACES TO VISIT IN THIS REGION
- Balmoral Ridge
- Battery Hill
- Bells Creek
- Bribie Island North
- Caloundra West
- Dicky Beach
- Golden Beach
- Kawana Waters
- Kings Beach
- Little Mountain
- Meridan Plains
- Moffat Beach
- Pelican Waters
- Shelly Beach
- Sippy Downs