From the Pumicestone Passage – which offers breathtaking views of the Glass House Mountains – to the scenic coastal pathways and bustling Bulcock Street, there is something for everyone in Caloundra. Away from the beach, Caloundra is home to a thriving street art scene.
The 1.7km street art trail allows visitors to discover acclaimed works of art, with many of the street artworks having powerful themes and stories of the coastal community’s heritage.
Steven Bordonaro is one of the local artists whose visual musings line the streets, his inspiration – all the great things of this wonderful town. “I used to live around the corner at King’s Beach there and I’d see the wall and It was screaming out for artwork or just a big blank canvas. I feel like it’s the type of thing that no matter how many times you’ve been, by every time you stop, you’re gonna see something different. I’ve put a lot of meanings in this, a lot that encompasses everything that’s in Caloundra, like the Civic Centre, the Performing Arts, the old Perle Hotel in. I’m a very proud Caloundra person. It’s got so much to offer, it’s a great place to live and have holidays.”
If you are still hungry for more art after exploring the street art trail, visit Caloundra Regional Art Gallery on Omrah Avenue. The Gallery celebrates One of the Coast’s most accomplished ceramicists, Johanna DeMaine who’s artwork is even included in Queen Elizabeth’s royal collection. The First Nations of the Kabi Kabi people also are featured at the gallery, including that of Lyndon’s Davis. Lyndon’s art represents his deep connection to country, depicting stories of the landscape’s flora and fauna.
After a big day exploring the area’s art scene, swing into Malt Shovel Taphouse for an incredible meal that incorporates the Sunshine Coast’s exceptional produce. If you love craft beer, trust us when we say that you will love the Taphouse!
If you are looking to enjoy the Sunshine Coast a little longer? Kick back and relax at the Mooloolaba Beach Holiday Park, one of the coast’s newest spots for caravan and camping enthusiasts.