Caloundra, Australia

What are your favourite places in Australia and the Netherlands? As a Dutch Australian who has lived my life between the two countries, I’m sharing a few of mine.

One place that is very close to my heart is Caloundra, on the Sunshine Coast in Australia. I was born in Brisbane and my family then moved to Maleny when I was 9. From there, we did trips to the beach in Caloundra now and then as I was growing up.

With a population of around 50,000 Caloundra is small enough to still have some charm but large enough to have all the facilities you may need if you holiday there – or if you’re lucky enough to live there.

For a while, my parents lived in the suburb of Little Mountain though have now moved to another part of the Sunshine Coast.

Caloundra boasts several beautiful beaches: Kings Beach, Golden Beach, Moffat Beach, Bulcock Beach, Shelly Beach and Dicky Beach – all wonderful places to spend a day all year round. I remember wonderful evening sunset picnics at the aptly named “Happy Valley” which is adjacent to Bulcock Beach.

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Here’s a few of my favourite photos, mostly taken at Bulcock Beach

Have you been to Caloundra?


One thought on “Caloundra, Australia

  1. ik ben toen ik de eerste keer australie bezocht, naar Kuranda geweest vanuit Cairns met het treintje de bergen in een goddelijk plek . Kan mij het verhaal nog goed herinneren -over de aanleg van het spoorlijntje dat daar veel arbeiders zijn omgekomen ,Was aangelegd door gevangenen .. gr Herman Muller

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