Catering to residents & visitors alike, the tree-lined boulevard of Bulcock St in Caloundra’s CBD is a veritable melting pot of dining, retail, service & commerce that makes the new-look Caloundra so interesting.
Caloundra creates a vibrant aura melding old with new; traditional businesses trade alongside funky specialty stores, boutiques, bars, cafes & restaurants. With easy parking, shady footpaths & plenty of street seating, what a great way to spend your shopping day!
Here are some suggestions to get you started: Surprise someone special with a gift from Daze & Nites Lingerie or pick up a good holiday read at AA & R Bookshop. Fashionista’s head to Bagem to complete their seasonal wardrobe, with shoes, handbags & accessories just right for that up-to-the-minute look. Give your feet a holiday at The Athletes Foot; they’ve got shoes that fit for those strolls & jogs along the Esplanade. Keep up with the latest technology at the Telstra Shop at Stockland. Upgrade your mobile & get fast broadband internet access with their friendly staff to assist you.
Chemmart 7 Day Pharmacy has all the family health & beauty needs covered & you’re in luck—there’s also a Lotto agency for your convenience. If life’s rushing by in a blur, it might be time to get your eyes checked. Golden Beach Optometrists excel at family-friendly eyecare & stock a great range of frames to choose from. Get passionate about a new hobby & meet like-minded people by joining a class at Wool ‘n’ Crafts, the complete craft store. Make a beeline for Bead-Azzled Beads & add some sparkle to your life at Caloundra’s specialty bead shop. You’ve never seen so many beads! You can even shop at their online store 24/7.
Want THE BEST fudge you’ve ever tasted? Visit Jemberly’s Fudge Kitchen for a fantastic cream & butter fudge fix. Jemberly’s also specialise in providing a taste of Little Britain, stocking a range of authentic home-grown favourite foods & confectionery from the UK! Caloundra is the unofficial ‘icecream capital’ of the Sunshine Coast, so why not sample as many flavours as you can! Pop in to Gelateria Milano & choose from 100 flavours of divine Italian gelati (like the delicious ones on our cover), plus sorbets, frozen desserts & Italian Coffee, from a secret family recipe. At Cold Rock Icecreamery you can design your own wicked icecream/lolly combo or try 2999 others! Food has never been this much fun!
Don’t leave Caloundra without experiencing a Caloundra Cruise or Eco-Tour through Pumicestone Passage. It’s relaxing & informative & you’ll see Caloundra from a different perspective. Hire a bike to ride along the Esplanade or buy one & ride to work! Or hire a boat for a spot of fishing at The Silver Bream. For travelling further afield, Trusty Car Rentals will put you in the driver’s seat to explore the Coast at your leisure. A short drive out of town, you will discover the fun & excitement of Aussie World, just north of Caloundra on the Bruce Highway. With full-on family fun & rides galore, relax & grab lunch & a coldie in the Ettamogah Pub while the kids play. They’ll love it!
Day or night, you can catch the latest movies at Big Screen Cinemas Caloundra—nothing beats the BIG screen (& a big bag of popcorn!) Or visit Caloundra Cultural Centre, there’s always something happening; music, dance, theatre, comedy, you name it. Caloundra hosts many Australian & international acts that you rarely get to see in such an intimate setting. Arrive early, relax in the bar, grab a bite to eat at the bistro before the show. Ask about their conference & wedding packages.
For everyday needs, Shelly Beach General Store is very convenient, stocking an array of gourmet & organic fare that will delight & surprise. Pop in to Moffat Beach Post Office for stamps, cards, stationery, Australiana & souvenirs. Wizz in to IGA Xpress at Little Mountain for grocery shopping without the wait. For that true-blue Aussie beach dining experience, try the freshest fish & chips, prawns & calamari from “N” Class Fisheries.
Many visitors like Caloundra so much they make Caloundra their new home. Chat first with our friendly local Real Estate Agents who’ll help you find your dream home or apartment! Most can also assist you with holiday bookings. There are so many lifestyle choices in Caloundra—it’s a true ‘sea change’ City; no matter where you live you’re only minutes from the CBD & never far from the beach. Whatever you do, you can always have fun in Caloundra! It’s the City of Beach Days!