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 Pocket Espresso Bar (6 Seaview Terrace Moffat Beach) are great picks.

When to visit Caloundra

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

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Caloundra in January, when the average temperature is 75.2 °F, and the highest can go up to 82.4 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is June, when it can get as cold as 53.6 °F, with an average temperature of 59 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in February, when precipitation is around 7.9″. In contrast, September is usually the driest month of the year in Caloundra, with an average rainfall of 2″.

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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 center. The shortest flight to Caloundra from the United States departs from Los Angeles and takes around 24h 45m.


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

Airlines serving Caloundra

United Airlines
Good (2,838 reviews)
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American Airlines
Good (4,377 reviews)
Good (348 reviews)
Air France
Good (399 reviews)
British Airways
Good (1,414 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (1,324 reviews)
Good (454 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,206 reviews)
Excellent (958 reviews)
Good (915 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (1,413 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (308 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (320 reviews)
Good (694 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (777 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (2,616 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (439 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (147 reviews)
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Where to stay in Caloundra

Average rates range from around $168 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $116 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Caloundra

Most booked hotels in Caloundra

17 North Street Budget Accommodation
Excellent (8.9, 629 reviews)
Breakfree Alexandra Beach
Excellent (8.1, 1108 reviews)
Breakfree Grand Pacific
Excellent (8, 666 reviews)
River Sands Apartments
Excellent (8, 380 reviews)
Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort
Good (7.9, 4436 reviews)
Ramada By Wyndham Marcoola Beach
Good (7.6, 3256 reviews)
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Renting a car in Caloundra

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 6% more expensive than at Maroochydore Sunshine Coast.

Expect to pay $4.32 per gallon in Caloundra (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $51.78 and $69.05. Compact (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Caloundra, while also 66% cheaper than other types, on average.