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Best things to do in Caloundra

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Bistro
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“A happening place - live music - fantastic beach views across Pumicestone Passage to the Northern tip of Bribie Island”
24 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“A weekly event. The street is closed so take a leisurely stroll and see local shops, arts, crafts, food and other stalls.”
14 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“ You can walk to Lamkin Lane from here to get your coffee :) These guys open early and generally on public holidays.”
4 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Located in a lovely courtyard in the heart of town is a small exhibit opposite the Public library. Nice relaxing place. Caloundra do it well.”
7 locals recommend
Establishment
“If you love a huge RSL/Club or the pokies this is the place for you. They have the regular tribute bands on. They have a really good kids meal deal that includes entry to their play/games room. Free courtesy buses. One of the only late night spots on the coast for those who want to party on after everywhere else has closed. ”
11 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“Best local restaurant offering beautiful pizza and pasta's and more traditional Aussie offerings such as Schnitzel's and Parmy's. Note - Parmy special on a Wednesday night is $15 for those locals in the know... wink wink”
11 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Small shopping centre with Coles supermarket, coffee shops, gift stores, food options, pharmacy. ”
4 locals recommend
Café
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“Owned by former QLD state of Origin and Australian Rugby league player, Alan (Alfie) Langer. Great steaks and awesome location overlooking the Pumistone passage . You might even meet Alfie in person.”
8 locals recommend
Café
“Fun little pocket tucked away in the coolest alley way in Caloundra. Great coffee and pastries too. ”
7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Caloundras finest restaurant with modern Australian cuisine and amazing views over the Pumistone Passage”
7 locals recommend
Café
“Great for Vegetarian and Vegans or any dietary requirements. But truly amazing food! A favourite breakfast spot.”
7 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Lovely deep channel where the tide rushes through. Lots of fun. Wide sandy beach. Restaurants and ice creams just across the road. ”
5 locals recommend
Park
“Great little area for families - with a park and views across to the northern tip of Bribie Island. Watch, or join in with the surfers, paddle boarders and kayakers. On a good windy day you will see many colourful kites and some spectacular displays of kite surfing! ”
5 locals recommend
Theatre
5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great place for that morning breakfast or brunch right on the beach.... my one suggestion, check the wind direction that day , if any!”
7 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“You can see the lighthouse from our upstairs bedrooms. Tours of the lighthouse including being allowed to climb to the top of the old lighthouse. From the top of the lighthouse you can see right back to the Glasshouse mountains and also over as far as Moreton Island.”
3 locals recommend