Caloundra: Shearwater Resort

Shearwater Resort in Caloundra.The basics
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Shearwater Resort

79 Edmund St, Caloundra QLD 4551

P: (07) 5491 5355

E: [email protected]南京夜网.au

W: shearwaterresort南京夜网.au

Cost: The base rate is $150 per night.

Located directly across the road from Caloundra’s King Beach, this 4.5 star resort has 62 studio rooms and self contained apartments.The Room

Every room at Shearwater Resort has an uninterrupted ocean view, complete with a fair-sized balcony. The room is large for a one-bedroom apartment, giving it the feel that you could stay for an extended period and not trip over each other’s feet.

The bedroom is closed off from the living area by shutters, adding to the resort feel, and the attached bathroom has a spa, double sink and a hidden washer/dryer.

The kitchen and lounge area is at least as large as the bedroom with a comfy couch to relax on and watch Foxtel or a rented DVD from the lobby after a day spent swimming.  The kitchen is where the room shines as a self-contained apartment rather than a resort room. There is everything needed to cook (or drink) up a storm with more appliances that your average Gen Y house with stove top, microwave, electric frypan, dishwasher, wine and beer glasses and of course the all-important corkscrew.

The family-friendly resort also has a games room filled with retro ‘pinnies’, sauna and heated pool and spa.The food

Caloundra offers a variety of options for diners including fish and chips from the Italian food-cum-fish and chippery to the fine dining options down the road at Bulcock Beach.

If you are feeling particularly lazy, the resort has two restaurants downstairs, a great option for breakfast with both offering their own versions of a big brekky under $10. Couple it with a massive mug of the “Sunshine Coast’s best coffee” and the Naked Turtle breakfast will set you up until lunchtime.

For a casual option you can’t go past the Caloundra Surfclub or for traditional pub fair head up to Kings Beach Tavern.  A word of warning though, King Beach Tavern also has a music venue attached and on the night we were there a death metal band was playing.  Makes for great people watching accompanied by not-so-soothing drums and bass pulsing through the restaurant.

Bulock Beach, a 15-minute walk away offers up a number of dining options including Alfies Moo Char and Grill – owned by Alfie Langer no less, the absolute waterfront Sandbar Cafe and Kiosk and Thai with a view Wung Nam Thai Water Palace.The activities

Caloundra is the gateway to the rest of the Sunshine Coast but has plenty to offer without straying too far from home base. The jewel in the crown is Kings Beach, literally across the road and while the waterpark isn’t exactly Wet ‘n’ Wild, it is great for families with small children with water jet fountains and a saltwater pool with shaded area – and even better, its free.

Pelican Waters Golf Club provides the opportunity to channel your inner Tiger Woods (or John Daly).  Feeling lucky?  The Sunshine Coast Turf Club has regular race meets throughout the year on Sundays and some Friday nights.The weekend

It takes little more than an hour to reach Caloundra from Brisbane, and once there, you can leave the car in the resort garage with the beach, water park and restaurants all within strolling distance.

Despite the short distance from Brisbane, Caloundra maintains the traditional feel of a beach holiday destination from the 80s.  Grab a pot at the surfclub, walk along the esplanade and get an icecream from the corner shop before sitting back on your balcony to watch the world go by.

Kings Beach is great for families with its free waterpark with fountains and pool, bike tracks and patrolled beach, the perfect spot for a weekend, or week, away from the big smoke.

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