The Sunshine Coast is known for its incredible coastline, aquatic activities and high-class seafood, and the southern seaside village of Caloundra is considered one of the region’s premium blue-water destinations. With the Pumicestone Passage, and framed by the majestic Glass House Mountains, Caloundra has established itself as a favourite holiday base for couples and families who love the relaxed, almost retro, vibe of the region.
When you holiday in Caloundra, the laid-back atmosphere and the playful sounds of your family enjoying the sunshine will echo in your memory forever. The stunning coastal paths and well-maintained boardwalks allow daily life to unfold in a haze of sand, scooter-happy trails, grassy picnic spots and family football or cricket matches. And it all takes place to the constant soundtrack of surf in the background.
Big highlights are the time-delayed fountain on the Kings Beach foreshore that will take your kids by surprise every time, and the adjacent saltwater pool. There are also calm inlets and lakes with gentle currents and lots of safe kid’s playgrounds (especially the pirate ship at Happy Valley for the little ones), all within view of the ancient Glass House Mountains presiding over the glorious sun-drenched beaches of the Pacific Ocean. And when the day has passed and the children are suitably tuckered out, hire a babysitter and go out for a night on the town at your choice of local clubs, pubs and bars.
For more information on Caloundra and the Sunshine Coast please visit www.visitsunshinecoast.com.au
Kings Beach Park features a specialised amphitheatre in grassy parklands against an ocean backdrop. This is the main ticketed venue for the festival.
The Kings Beach precinct boasts first class amenities including a swimming pool, water fountains, children’s parks and picnic areas, a stunning coastal walk and a spectacular surf beach with views to Moreton Island.