Caloundra is one of Queensland's most popular family-friendly holiday destinations thanks to the variety of attractions and activities on offer for kids of all ages. Unpack your family at a fantastic Caloundra accommodation, and enjoy fun-filled days under clear blue sunny skies, sandcastles optional. Here’s a selection of family activities that will deliver smiles all round.
Cruise the Pumicestone Passage: You choose your water activity and vessel, then cruise by kayak, river boat or jet ski and explore the natural beauty of this tranquil waterway with the Glasshouse Mountains as your backdrop. This tranquil sanctuary is home to more than 350 species of bird life, including pelicans, black swans and thousands of migratory terns.
Never ending beaches: The Sunshine Coast’s string of beaches all offer a different vibe. Kings Beach Park includes an amphitheatre with stage that hosts a variety of events, covered barbecue areas and children’s playground. A large plaza with a giant fountain playground leads to a stunning surf beach that is patrolled every day of the year. Enjoy a beach-front swimming pool equipped with shade sails, 25-metre sea-water lap pool, children’s swimming pool and wading area with disabled access.
Pathway to happiness: Explore the Sunshine Coast Coastal Path for a family outing. This shared pedestrian and cycle trail runs for 25 kilometres along the foreshores of Caloundra and includes boardwalks, picnic areas and barbecues. There are some great places to swim and a variety of cafes, restaurants, and shops along the way.
Attractions: Experience the wildlife action at Australia Zoo including croc shows and a new Africa exhibit. Aussie World Family Fun Park is located behind the iconic Ettamogah Pub and set in beautiful native Australian gardens with over 30 rides and games to choose from, while the Big Kart Track is the largest commercial go-kart track in Australia. The Queensland Air Museum at Caloundra Airport is one of Australia’s finest air museums or get a kiss from a seal at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast.
Places of interest and things to see and do
- Aussie World Family Fun Park
- Australia Zoo
- Big Kart Track
- Dining out
- Horse riding
- Jet ski
- Learn to kayak
- Learn to kitesurf
- Learn to surf
- Maleny Dairies
- Playground equipment
- Queensland Air Museum
- SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast
- Tandem skydiving
How do I get there? Caloundra is the southern gateway to the Sunshine Coast and is just one hour’s drive north from Brisbane city or airport and a 30-minute drive from the Sunshine Coast Airport.