The ocean steals the show in Caloundra. The Sunshine Coast’s southernmost community faces a sublime sweep of Pacific shoreline.

Old-fashioned timber boardwalks hug the shore, providing an idyllic outlook across the pine-studded headlands. With sheltered swimming beaches, grassy picnic spots, heritage-listed bathing pavilions and trails that wind through coastal rainforest, it’s easy to see why Caloundra puts the ocean centre stage.