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Swap ID: 05845Caloundra - Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia
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Type of Home: House
Location: Beach/Coastal, Mountain/Ranges - Caloundra, little Mountain, Sunshine Coast.
Nearest Large City: Brisbane - approx. 75 kms away.
Nearest Major Airport: Brisbane or Maroochydore - approx. 30 kms away.
Preferred Swap Length: Short Term (up to 4 wks), School Holidays, Weekends, Christmas, Easter
Open to any Destination: Yes
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Profile: Family-of-4 - Completed House Swaps: 2
We are a family of 4, who have lived all over the world from Africa to England and then Australia. My husband is a progect Manager for a global company and I am a legal conveyancer. We have two girls aged 13 and 17 who also love to travel and go new places, although the 17yr old does not often join us now due to work and school commitments. We would love to use house swapping as a chance to have more getaways from our daily routine of school and work and enjoy family life before our children leave the nest. Our girls are respectful of other peoples property and we would treat your home as we would ours.
Type: House, Bathrooms: 3, Bedrooms: 4, Sleeps: 6
About our House: Our house resides one hour from Brisbane in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast. It is situated on one acre, high on a hill overlooking Glasshouse Mountains and Maleny yet only seven minutes drive down to Caloundra and the still water of Pumiceston Passage and its beautiful surf beaches.
The house has one main bedroom with ensuite and balcony. Two bedrooms upstairs with a powder room, bathroom and a lounge, tv room and dinning. The kitchen opens to front big decks to watch the sun set with seating arrangement for 8 and the house has a middle deck with bbq and seating for six around a fountain area. Downstairs there is a guest bedroom with its own ensuite. The property is fully fenced with a lock-up garage and security electric gates in front with intercom.
Home of the famous " Crocodile Hunter " Sterve Irwin has developed a fabulous crocdile and reptile farm.
Aussie World & Ettamogah Pub
Visit our changing world....and you thought we were just a funny lookig pub! A great family day out.
UnderWater World, Queenslands largest Oceanarium and Aquarium surrounds you with amazing marine creatures. You will come face to face with Sharks, Rays, and many of the 5,500 weird and wonderful sea creatures. See thousands of Coral Fish.
You can dive with the sharks or take part in the worlds only Otter encounter. Swim with seals, pat, or even receive a seal kiss as they show of in the famous seal show.
Caloundra offers a few streets near the beaches with specialty shops and restaurants, is a pleasant place to spend a day. You can dine at one of the fine restaurants, enjoy an ice-cream, shop till you drop, or just sit and watch the people walk by. Sit on the beautiful white sands on any one of Caloundra's beaches watch the clear blue waves crash to the shore. Caloundra hosts accommodation for all tastes, many with ocean views.
Caloundra National Parks
Caloundra is surrounded in National Parks overlooking the Caloundra area and surrounds. There are many walks you can take through the tropical rainforests. These walks can take from 20 minutes to three to four hours. There are trails to suit all levels of walking. Be sure to have a look at the guides available from the information centre or your accommodation reception. The national parks are home to varied flora and fauna and are protected.
Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast is known for its beautiful white, pristine beaches. Caloundra Beaches are patrolled daily and safe for swimmers that swim within the surf life saving flags. The beautiful Caloundra weather offers great surfing, body boarding or whatever beach sports you enjoy. Kings Beach, Golden Beach, and Kellys Beach are a few of the Caloundra beaches offrering good surf and white sands to enjoy.
The Caloundra Hinterland
The Caloundra Hinterland is a filled with rolling hills and mountains. The hinterland offers panoramic views of the Glasshouse Mountains and the Sunshine Coast towns and coastline. Take a day to explore all of the charming hinterland towns. Maleney, and historical Montville village with its unique shops and cafes, are a must-see. Enjoy one of the many walks on offer. The Mary Caincross walk and lookout provides picturesque views of the Glasshouse Mountains. This can be done by self drive, or there are a variety of tours that you can take to include this area that to these areas to suit all needs. The Glasshouse Mountains were formed by long-extinct volcanoes.
Noosa and the Eumundi Markets on Wednesday and Saturday are world famous. There are many stalls featuring clothing, local crafts and food. These are among the best markets in the world!
Take a tour to Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island is a must see. The flora and fauna is untouched on most of the Island and there are two crystal clear lakes with pure white sand - an ideal place for a swim.
Between July and November, Australian Humpback whales can be seen off the Caloundra coast on their annual migration north to warmer waters.
Be sure to visit the Ginger Factory, and Nut Factory.
Maybe a skydive will allow you to see all of the Caloundra area from above.