Caloundra is 90km (90 minutes) north of Brisbane via the Bruce Highway and Caloundra Road. 

It is a coastal town in the Sunshine Coast region of Queensland, with a population of 51,095 people. The area is known for its easy lifestyle, excellent surf beaches, quiet waters in Pumicestone Channel, and as an ideal location for fishing and water sports. 


Caloundra has a humid, subtropical climate, with average temperatures ranging from 21°C to 28°C in summer and 11°C to 21°C in winter.

Things to do

In Caloundra and the surrounding Sunshine Coast area of Queensland, you can enjoy access to: 

  • Beaches and nearby Islands
  • Seasonal events and festivals
  • Galleries, museums, libraries and entertainment centres, local markets and shopping centres
  • Fishing, boating and water activities
  • National parks, state forests, reserves, and botanical gardens
  • Sports clubs and facilities including swimming, cricket, bowls, AFL, rugby, hockey, and netball
  • Public and private hospitals 


There are four schools located in the suburb of Caloundra:

  • Caloundra State School – non-denominational primary school
  • Caloundra State High School – non-denominational secondary school
  • Our Lady of the Rosary School – Catholic primary school 
  • Caloundra Christian College – Christian primary and secondary school 

There are an additional 27 primary, 6 secondary and 12 combined schools in the Sunshine Coast region. These include public and private schools with a choice of Anglican, Catholic, Christian, Lutheran, and non-denominational. All schools in the Sunshine Coast region are coeducational.