Caloundra is conveniently located within a 1 hour drive north of Queensland's capital city Brisbane.  The city is located along the Pacific Ocean and as such has some fantastic surf and calm beaches.  Caloundra is also home to the Glasshouse Mountains which are beautifully calm, tranquil and away from the busy city centre.  It is the geographically diverse nature of the area that attracts an increasingly large number of tourists to the area each year.

In town there are 6 excellent surf beaches (Kings, Moffat, Dicky's Beach, Currimundi, Wurtulla and Kawana) and 2 calm water beaches (Golden Beach, Bulcock Beach) ideal for children, that are all patrolled by the local lifeguard service.  There are also many lovely parks and picnic spots that have free electric barbecues, popular on weekends with locals and tourists alike.  In addition to this Caloundra is also home to a picturesque hinterland where towns such as Montville and Malaney produce local wines, foods and arts unique to the area.  In the Glasshouse Mountains tourists are also offered the opportunity to explore some of the local flora and fauna up close and personal through some of the many rainforest walks and mountain climbs available in the area. 

Caloundra is also home to Australia Zoo and Beerwah in the Glasshouse Mountains was the home of the late Steve Irwin until his untimely death in late 2006.  The Steve Irwin Way pays tribute to his contribution to the community and it is on this road that the zoo can be found.  The zoo is ever growing and evolving and is the centre for Australian wildlife conservation on the Sunshine Coast.