The Caloundra Coast

2 h 30 min to 4 h 30 min

1 h to 2 h

10 km
return

↑ 127 m
↓ -127 m

Easy track
Starting from the car park at the end of Kingsford Smith Parade, Moffat Beach, this walk explores the coastline of Caloundra, visiting 4 beaches along with lots of other landmarks. Pack your swimmers, apply that last layer of sunscreen and get ready to be blown away by the amazing views of Coral Sea throughout this journey. Passing by Bulcock, Kings, Shelly and Moffat beaches, you’ll have plenty of options to cool off. Shelly and Moffat beaches even allow your dog to swim with you on designated time frames. The track is partially concrete, boardwalk and grass. You’ll be going through some parks and other recreational areas as well. There’s a restaurant midway where you can refuel and rest after all that action. Also, you can make this a one-way walk in both directions if you arrange transportation. You’ll have to come quite early if you want to avoid the crowd. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-26.7881631,153.139098)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Bells Creek Arterial
  • Turn on to Caloundra Road, 6 then drive for 800 m
  • Keep left and drive for another 60 m
  • Turn left onto Parklands Boulevard and drive for another 1.3 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Parklands Boulevard and drive for another 480 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Parklands Boulevard and drive for another 560 m
  • Continue onto Parklands Boulevard and drive for another 780 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Kalana Road and drive for another 245 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Beerburrum Street and drive for another 2.7 km
  • Continue onto Elizabeth Street and drive for another 530 m
  • Turn left onto Kingsford-Smith Parade and drive for another 70 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park at the end of Kingsford Smith Parade, Moffat Beach, head towards the sea and pass through the bollard to find the concrete walking track. Turn right and join the said track(O\'Donnell Walkway), keeping the sea to your left. Follow the track as you make your way towards Moffat Beach to continue along The Caloundra Coast Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along O'Donnell Walkway.
After another 80 m continue straight, to head along O'Donnell Walkway.
Keep left.
After another 80 m continue straight, to head along O'Donnell Walkway.
After another 140 m pass the BBQ (on your right).
After another 25 m pass the playground (50 m on your right).
Then pass the toilet (40 m on your right).
Continue straight, to head along O'Donnell Walkway.
There is a car park (about 2 m back from the start).
After another 80 m pass the "Sunny's Moffat" (80 m on your right).
After another 10 m pass the playground (35 m on your right).
After another 170 m (at the intersection of O'Donnell Walkway & Des Dwyer Walkway) continue straight, to head along O'Donnell Walkway.
Then come to the "Ma and Pa Bendall Park" (15 m on your left).
After another 45 m (at the intersection of Des Dwyer Walkway & O'Donnell Walkway) continue straight, to head along Des Dwyer Walkway.
After another 360 m continue straight, to head along Des Dwyer Walkway.
After another 75 m continue straight, to head along Des Dwyer Walkway.
After another 70 m veer left.
Then cross the bridge (about 9 m long)
After another 45 m continue straight.
After another 160 m continue straight.
After another 140 m continue straight.
After another 15 m cross the bridge (about 35 m long)
After another 45 m continue straight.
After another 90 m veer left.
After another 10 m turn right.
After another 190 m pass the playground (10 m on your left).
After another 50 m pass the BBQ (8 m on your right).
Then pass the toilet (10 m on your right).
After another 85 m continue straight.
After another 350 m pass the BBQ (on your left).
After another 135 m come to the viewpoint (7 m on your left).
After another 500 m pass the car park (on your right).
After another 40 m continue straight.
After another 40 m pass the "Pool" (40 m on your left).
After another 25 m pass the restaurant (15 m on your right).
After another 15 m pass the toilet (15 m on your left).
After another 2 m continue straight.
After another 45 m continue straight.
After another 20 m pass the picnic table (10 m on your right).
After another 65 m pass the BBQ (20 m on your right).
After another 35 m continue straight, to head along Coastal Path.
After another 95 m pass the BBQ (15 m on your right).
After another 95 m to find the car park.
After another 15 m continue straight, to head along Coastal Path.
After another 25 m to find the "Shelter".
After another 65 m continue straight, to head along Coastal Path.
After another 35 m pass the car park (9 m on your right).
After another 90 m continue straight, to head along Coastal Path.
After another 40 m cross the bridge (about 240 m long)
Then head into the "Happy Valley".
After another 20 m pass the pay phone (30 m on your right).
Veer left, to head along Coastal Path.
After another 265 m pass the playground (10 m on your right).
After another 20 m pass the BBQ (25 m on your right).
After another 45 m continue straight, to head along Coastal Path.
Then pass the "Caloundra Park" (on your left).
After another 30 m pass the water tap (9 m on your right).
After another 15 m pass the toilet (8 m on your right).
Then pass the car park (on your right).
After another 165 m pass the restaurant (20 m on your right).
After another 80 m continue straight, to head along Coastal Path.
After another 10 m cross the bridge (about 80 m long)
Then pass the car park (on your right).
After another 85 m veer left, to head along Coastal Path.
Keep right.
After another 50 m pass the BBQ (6 m on your left).
After another 25 m continue straight, to head along Coastal Path.
After another 30 m pass the "Alfie's Mooo Char & Bar" (25 m on your right).
Veer left.
Then cross the bridge
Continue another 85 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 5 km to get back to the start.
About 10 m past the end is "La Promenade Cafe".
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

The Caloundra Coast


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 10 km
Time 2 h 30 min to 4 h 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 3.6 km from the start.

Toilet: There are 4 on route, on average they are 2 km apart with the largest gap of 5.5 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
330 m[toilet]
Toilet
2 km[toilet]
Toilet
3.2 km[toilet]
Shelter
3.6 kmShelter
Toilet
4.5 km[toilet]
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