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Travel Guide Oceania Australia Queensland Sunshine Coast Caloundra

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Introduction

Caloundra is a town on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia. It is one of the three main centres of the Sunshine Coast, the others being Maroochydore and Noosa.

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Getting There

By Plane

Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) is about 30 minutes away and there are direct daily flights with Jetstar Airways and Virgin Blue
to/from Sydney and Melbourne, and only to Melbourne with Tiger Airways Australia.
Brisbane Airport is just a short drive south.

By Bus

There are long distance bus services with Greyhound Australia and Premier along the eastcoast of Australia on a regular basis, including buses to Cairns and Brisbane. Sunbus provides buses to areas north, including Rockhampton, Townsville and Cairns.

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Sleep

Budget

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Minto - Beach House3 Nelson St Golden BeachHostel-
Belaire Place34 Minchinton StreetGuesthouse-
Caloundra City Backpackers84 Omrah Ave CaloundraHostel-

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Keep Connected

Internet

Internet caf├ęs are very common in the larger Australian cities and popular tourist destinations. However, once you leave the major population centres, you might have trouble finding somewhere to log on. Free wifi is getting more and more common (either with or without a code) in places like restaurants, some bars and coffee places and hotels. Sometimes a fee is required.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

Australia is on a GSM 900/1800 network, so if you have an unlocked phone that works on those frequencies, you will be able to buy a prepaid SIM-card and stick into your phone when you're in Australia. You will receive a new Australian phone number with the SIM-card.

To dial out of Australia use the prefix 0011, followed by the calling code of the country you are trying to reach, followed by the area code of the city/town (without the 0!) and finally the phone number.

Within Australia, it is necessary to add an area code to the phone numbers if you are calling from outside the area. Below are Australia's area codes:

  • 02 - New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory (Sydney, Canberra)
  • 03 - Victoria & Tasmania (Melbourne, Hobart)
  • 07 - Queensland (Brisbane)
  • 08 - Western Australia, South Australia & Northern Territory (Perth, Adelaide, Darwin)

000 is the emergency telephone number in Australia, but the international GSM mobile emergency telephone number 112 also works on mobile phones.

Post

Australia Post is the government's postal service. Most suburbs will have at least one post office. Opening times are mostly from around 8:00 or 9:00am to 5:00pm though larger ones keep longer hours sometimes. A standard letter or postcard sent within Australia will cost $0.60. Internationally, it costs $1.70 to send postcards anywhere in the world. Letters cost $1.85 to send within the Asia Pacific region and $2.60 to anywhere else in the world.[1]. It is also possible to send things as parcels or by express mail. You can also use use private courier companies like TNT, UPS or DHL as they are competitive and reliable.

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References

  1. 1 Australia Post. Sourced 10 May 2013

Quick Facts

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: -26.804636
  • Longitude: 153.130349

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