Dubbed "The City of Beaches", Caloundra has evolved from a sleepy holiday town to a vibrant CBD hub in a matter of decades.



Population: 17,382

Established: 1875

Median Age: 39

% of Owners: 63.9%

% of Renters: 33.2%

Distance to Brisbane: 93.8km

Best Feature: Home to the Twilight Markets


The natural beauty of the area is what attracts thousands of people every year and access to a range of beaches like Kings and Bulcock Beach, recreational facilities including the Kings Beach public pool, an array shops, close to Caloundra Primary and Caloundra High schools, various and unique restaurants from the Thai Hut to Montezuma's and the Coffee Club is what keeps more and more people visiting the area.


If it's a good fish and chip shop you're after, Caloundra is home to the two best fish and chips shops on the Sunshine Coast, Caloundra Seafood Market off Tay Avenue taking out the number one spot and Red Crab Seafood off Maloja Avenue scoring second as best fish and chips on the Coast in 2014.


Caloundra is also a major sporting hub, with cricket, rugby, swimming and other various clubs, options for all family members looking to try a new sport.


You can enjoy the Twilight Beach Markets during every school holiday period held on the Esplanade in front of Bulcock Beach and take a walk along the continuous coastal link, "Caloundra Coastal Walk" which hugs the Pumicestone Passage passing Bulcock Beach, Caloundra Headland and Kings Beach. Caloundra Hospital and Caloundra Police Station are just down from Bulcock Street and you are also close to fast food, ice cream parlours, high end clothing stores, some of the Coast's best restaurants.