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Caloundra - Cities, Towns and Localities

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Located in one of Australia's fastest growing regions Caloundra a city of 75,000 people is a haven for holiday makers who want a truly relaxing Queensland holiday.

In the late 1800's several shipwrecks occurred in the area near present day Caloundra. In 1898 a lighthouse was built on Canberra Terrace, 4 other homes existed in the town an the time, one of these became the lighthouse keepers a Mr Walderman Edlundh. In 1910 the lighthouse wick burner was replaced with an incandescent vapour kerosene lamp which lasted until 1942 when it too was replaced with a more efficient electrical light.

In 1970 the historic lighthouse was moved to save it from demolition. It has since been moved back to its original location and transformed into a historical centre.

Today Caloundra is hugely popular with families and great place to bring up children. With all the water sports such as canoeing, water skiing, water bikes, sailboards, surfing on golden beaches, and then all the big city facilities available that you could think of there is always something to do in this part of Queensland.

With accommodation facilities to suit all budgets and styles you will not go wanting in this magical part of the Sunshine Coast.

Check out our listing of Caloundra accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Caloundra Visitor Information Centre - Caloundra Rd
7 Caloundra Road
Ph: 07 5491 9233
Freecall: 1800 644 969 (within Australia)
7 days 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre

Caloundra Visitor Information Centre - Bulcock St
77 Bulcock Street
Ph: 07 5420 8718

Kawana Visitor Information Centre
Jessica Park, Nicklin Way
Ph: 07 5420 8006

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Caloundra Attractions

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Aussie World & Ettamogah Pub
• 73 Frizzo Rd, PALMVIEW • Ph: 07 5494 5444 • Email
• No matter what your age you're guaranteed of a great time at Aussie World. Come on a brief tour and see just some of our attractions here at Aussie World.
Big Kart Track
• Glass House Mtns Tourist Dr, LANDSBOROUGH • Ph: 07 5494 1613 • Email
• You can either race your friends on Australia's fastest Go-Kart track or experience the G Forces of being shot 50 metres into the air in just over a second.
Big Pineapple
• Nambour Connection Rd, WOOMBYE • Ph: 07 5442 1333 • Email
• Welcome to Australia's number one tourist attraction. Established in 1971, "The Big Pineapple" offers a day of fun and entertainment for the whole family. Just one hours easy drive north of Brisbane, on Queensland's beautiful Sunshine Coast.
Queensland Air Museum
• 7 Pathfinder Drv, CALOUNDRA • Ph/Fax: 07 5492 5930
• To collect and preserve all aspects of aviation heritage with special emphasis on Australia and Queensland and to exhibit the collection for the educational and cultural enrichment of the community.
UnderWater WorldUnderWater World
• Parkyn Parade (PO Box 511), MOOLOOLABA QLD 4557
• Ph: 07 5444 8488 • Fax: 07 5444 0293 • Email
• Located on the Sunshine Coast and adjacent to Mooloolaba Beach on the Wharf complex. Open the door to the worlds of wonder: sharks, whales, crocodiles, stingrays, the brilliantly colourful coral and quicksilver fish of warm tropical waters, moray eels, lungfish, giant barramundi, turtles and seals.

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Caloundra Distance

Distance to Caloundra
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Caloundra:
• Beerwah 28
• Brisbane 91
• Cooroy 53
• Dalby 246
• Gympie 95
• Kingaroy 190
• Maroochydore 23
• Maryborough 180
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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