Caloundra travel guide

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You're Going to Love Caloundra

With a population of 38 706, Caloundra is a must-see destination in Queensland, Australia. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

Where to Eat in Caloundra

If you’re looking for affordable options, Amici Restaurant - Caloundra (16 Bulcock Street) and The Events Centre - Stage Door Cafe (20 Minchinton St) are great picks.

When to visit Caloundra

Caloundra in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Caloundra in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Caloundra in January, when the average temperature is 24 °C, and the highest can go up to 28 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is June, when it can get as cold as 12 °C, with an average temperature of 15 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in February, when precipitation is around 200 mm. In contrast, September is usually the driest month of the year in Caloundra, with an average rainfall of 50 mm.

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How to Get to Caloundra


When flying to Caloundra, you’ll arrive at Maroochydore Sunshine Coast (MCY), which is located 23 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Caloundra from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 4h.


Another option to get to Caloundra is to pick up a car hire from Brisbane, which is about 74 km from Caloundra. You’ll find branches of Bargain Car Rentals and Sixt, among others, in Brisbane.

Airlines serving Caloundra

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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Qatar Airways
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United Airlines
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Air Canada
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Alaska Airlines
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Cathay Pacific
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Ethiopian Air
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Korean Air
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Where to stay in Caloundra

Average rates range from around $186 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $283 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Caloundra

Hiring a car in Caloundra

Expect to pay $2.02 per litre in Caloundra (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $24.21 and $32.27. The most frequently booked car type in Caloundra is Economy (MG 3 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Class Compact Car or similar) is, on average, 60% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.