Find fun and adventure in Caloundra Queensland  

by Pool Builders on 05-25-2010 in Articles

This seaside town is situated in the southern part of the Sunshine Coast, East Queensland, in Australia. It is an hour's drive from the city of Brisbane, and 45 minutes from the Brisbane Airport. A 2005 census revealed that the town had a population of 88,500. Most the accommodation in Caloundra is located on beachfront.

Caloundra residents were extremely excited and proud when their town won the prestigious 'Queensland's Tidiest Town' award. If you are planning to visit this part of the world to soak up the sun and sea, you will find some of Australia's best beaches. Most of them are patrolled throughout the year.

Golden Beach is perfectly safe for children to swim because it is sheltered by Bribie Island. It's also a popular site for boating, fishing, wind surfing and kite surfing. At low tide, you can almost reach the island on foot.

Bulcock Beach, with its piers and boardwalks, also provides ideal swimming conditions. This beach is also in the vicinity of Bribie Island. From here you can take an hour's walk on a walking track that takes you along the scenic coastline to Moffat Beach.

You can have a refreshing dip at Moffat Beach even though it is not patrolled. This is a haven for surfers with its perfect wave breaks. The beach is surrounded by parks, apartments and residential houses. From here you can continue walking to Dicky Beach.

The main beach in Caloundra is Kings Beach. It is patrolled every day of the year and has picturesque picnic areas and lots of activities for children. Some 4,000 apartments are obtainable for rental on the beachfront. There's a big swimming pool next to the sea which is fed by ocean water. This is a firm favorite with people of all ages.

Shelly Beach is not suitable for unsupervised swimming but it is definitely worth a visit. Rough, wild waves crash onto large jagged rocks making thunderous noises. At low tide the shoreline becomes a wonderland of rock pools. This is one beach in Caloundra were dogs are not banned.

A major hit with visitors is the Ettamogah Pub. This strangely built establishment looks as if it has come out of a comic magazine. In fact it was built in the style of cartoonist Ken Maynard who used to work for the now obsolete Australian Post Magazine. This Caloundra attraction enjoyed such popularity that there is now a chain of Ettamogah pubs across Australia.

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