Destination guide

Seaside escape in Caloundra holiday homes to rent

From its well-maintained boardwalks, with trendy shops and restaurants, to its stunning coastal paths and sandy beaches for fun and exploration, Caloundra is a tropical paradise for beachgoers and nature lovers. Whether you want to while away your time on the stunning beaches watching the sunset, get lost in nature or anything in between, Caloundra offers endless escape and adventure within reach of holiday homes to rent.

History

Historic sites near Caloundra holiday homes

Caloundra has a rich history that’s celebrated in many local heritage sites and museums, all within reach of the holiday homes in the area. The Queensland Air Museum, an aviation museum with historic exhibits and aircraft relics, and the Caloundra Lighthouses, a pair of heritage lighthouses with original equipment and sweeping views of the landscape, are two must-see attractions for history buffs. Boggo Road Gaol, a restored jail with tours and artefacts, and Newstead House, an iconic landmark historic home that was constructed in 1846, will also be enjoyable for history and culture enthusiasts.

Things to do

Things to do near Caloundra holiday homes

Caloundra has many picturesque beaches that range from family friendly to adventurous, as well as an array of attractions for the whole family. Holiday homes can be found near places like Kings Beach, a lively beach with seaside amenities and live music performances, and Bulcock Beach, a popular beach with low-tide splash pools and clear waters for young children to play. Dicky Beach, a pristine beach that’s known for excellent surfing waves, and Golden Beach, a sandy beach with strong winds for windsurfing and kitesurfing, as well as a nearby golf course, are also good spots to visit. For a more cultured experience, the Caloundra Street Fair offers everything from local produce to unique souvenirs.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Caloundra

Do you want to discover things to do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Caloundra a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Australia Zoo (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Caloundra Golf Club (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Pelican Waters Golf Club (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Aussie World (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
  • SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast (8.4 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor fun near Caloundra holiday rentals

With its nearly year-round sunshine and warm climate, Caloundra offers boundless opportunities for outdoor adventure and exploration. Golf, boat tours and nature walks are popular ways to experience the landscape at your own pace, while adventurers will appreciate the beautiful beaches and water with sailing, surfing, kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and stand-up paddle boarding. Hiking, off-roading, horseback riding, zip lining and canopy tours are also popular. For more thrills, try bungee jumping, skydiving and seaplane rides.

Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Caloundra

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, February, January, December and March are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 29°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Caloundra

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Caloundra is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bulcock Beach (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Kings Beach (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Shelly Beach (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Moffat Beach (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Dickey Beach (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Kawana Beach (7 mi / 11.2 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Caloundra

The nearest airport is in Maroochydore, QLD (MCY-Sunshine Coast), located 14 mi (22.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Brisbane, QLD (BNE), which is 40.2 mi (64.6 km) away.

How to get around

Transport to Caloundra holiday homes

Caloundra is accessible through many local airports that offer transfers, shuttles, hire cars, taxis and public buses, or by train from other regions. Once there, taxis, coaches, rental cars, bikes and other car services are available to travel through the area and to and from your holiday accommodation. Many of the beaches, nature parks and attractions are close to holiday homes as well, so you can easily walk to your destination.

Food & drink 

Local cuisine in Caloundra

As part of the Sunshine Coast, Caloundra enjoys the distinctive tastes and local foods that fill waterfront and hinterland restaurants, food festivals, wineries and breweries. The tropical climate, abundant oceans and rich soil offer exotic foods like feijoas, macadamia nuts, passionfruit, lychees, lemon myrtle, dairy and beef, as well as fresh-caught swordfish, prawns, lobsters and spanner crabs. Local restaurants with seasonal fare and a vibrant food culture are found throughout the area and near holiday homes, ensuring you have what you need to satisfy your cravings.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Caloundra?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 659 holiday rentals around Caloundra. From 223 Houses to 390 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Caloundra is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Caloundra?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Caloundra. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Bulcock Beach: 1,180 holiday rentals
  • Caloundra Events Center: 1,180 holiday rentals
  • Coolum Beach: 1,760 holiday rentals
  • Point Cartwright: 1,474 holiday rentals
  • Mooloolaba Beach: 1,508 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Caloundra listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Caloundra?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 223 Houses in Caloundra. Our other popular types of Caloundra holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 390 holiday houses
  • Villas: 4 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 14 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Caloundra?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 396 holiday homes with pool available in Caloundra. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.