At just 100km north of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast is home to breathtaking beaches, multi-coloured sand dunes, mangrove forests, glistening waterways, walking trails and hinterland escapes. It’s the perfect place for music festivals, weddings, arts, sports events and especially good for flying over (much better than endless suburbs, roads and concrete). Within 60 seconds of take off, you will be flying over Golden Beach, Pumicestone Passage and Bribie Island, leaving all your cares behind.
If you are travelling north from Brisbane by car, take the Bruce Highway (M1) and take exit 188 to Caloundra and then continue on Caloundra Road which will take you up over a hill. You’ll go past the BP Service Station on your left. Turn right at that roundabout and follow the signs to ‘Air Museum’. You will come to a T-intersection, where you will turn right into Pathfinder Drive. Head straight past our competitors and don’t stop until you reach our office at 20 Pathfinder Drive. We are on the left side of the road at the end of the street opposite the Westpac Lifesaving Rescue Service.
BUS: Bus route 605 runs past the Caloundra Airport.
We have access to two runways so you never have to fly in a crosswind – unless you really want to! There’s plenty of parking on the street. Our air-conditioned office has a briefing room, simulator room and waiting room, as well as access to toilets. Students can enjoy tea and coffee or eat their lunch in the air-conditioned kitchen which is complete with a fridge and microwave.
While our office does have a waiting area, magazines and TV screen for your friends and family, there are more exciting places for your family to wait. Caloundra offers five great beaches, casual eating places, fine dining restaurants, boutique shops, theme parks, aqua fun parks, aquariums, boat cruises, dive experiences, bike and boat hire, mountain climbs and much more! There are so many great things for families to do while in Caloundra, that you may as well make a day of it (or even stay overnight) if you are travelling from outside the Sunshine Coast for your trial flight or flying lesson here. Drop your friends and family at Bulcock Beach 2.5kms away, before your flight and then rejoin them afterwards. You can also take advantage of our special discount codes below and stay a night or two.
You can see the vast range of attractions and experiences on the official Visit Sunshine Coast website as well as the Things to do in Caloundra website and the 14 things to do in Caloundra blog. There are plenty of boat cruises you can go on around the canals, rivers and our on the ocean, and at certain times of the year you can also swim with whales! You may even like to go charter boat fishing.
*Please note: promo codes are only valid for bookings made online; rooms are subject to availability & will require full prepayment. Bookings will also be subject to any minimum night stay restrictions as listed on the website.Valid for sale and travel to 31/12/2020.
For discounts on stays of 7-14 nights while studying with us full-time, please go to the GoFly Special Offer page.