Downunder Beachfest

Community Entertainment Indigenous & Heritage Lifestyle

NOTE: This is event has already happened. It is online for informational purposes only.
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  • Location: Various Locations, Caloundra 4551 Queensland

61 years ago, in 1956, Caloundra Hotel was born, back when Bulcock Street and the hotel was, and yet still is, the “Heart of the Town”. On Thursday June 8 we will be turning back the clock, as we
return to a time of cool cars, swing music, when beer came in wooden kegs and whiskey was the water of life.

We want Caloundra to embrace our history with us, as we move forward as the Caloundra Hotel ​“in the heart of the Town”​. What better time than the Downunder Beach Festival week, with all the old cars from this time in town to launch ourselves with a 50’s period party.

But it’s not just all about Caloundra Hotel, come join us for a fantastic cause. Not only will we be celebrating the time and our history, we will be raising money for “Project Pink”, the annual breast cancer fundraiser that is an initiative of the PA Research Foundation with partners Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group (ALH), Network Ten and Stellarossa Coffee Stores.

Every year 2,500 Australian women lose their battle with breast cancer – that's seven women a day, making it the second most common cause of cancer-related death. Funds raised for the campaign will support revolutionary breast cancer research projects. Your support of this campaign will help continue to make ground in the fight against this disease. Please help us continue to fight for all the women in our lives. A guest speaker from the PA Foundation will be joining us during the evening.

With a ticket charge of just $15 proceeds will go to the cause, plus you will get to taste some old favorite savouries back in the time, have a taste of Moonshine (the water of life), and good old Castlemaine beer from wooden kegs.

That's not all, swing into night with live music from Diva D Amour and later we go up beat with DJ Shannon B late into the night. The discovery of an old Caloundra Hotel receipt from 1967 shows that children's meals from our bistro were charged at $1 back then. So in recognition of this for the entire week from Monday June 5 to Friday June 9 all Kids Meals from our Menu will once again be just $1, when purchased with an Adult meal. 

For more information or to purchase tickets visit our website or call the the Hotel on 5439 4555.
related news:
06 Jun 2017 | Downtown Caloundra welcomes Downunder Beachfest for the 3rd year

Itinerary 2017

( Subject to change )

Wednesday 7 June 2017


Early Registration

King Beach Tavern

11:30 am


Lunch-time cruise through the beautiful Sunshine Coast hinterland with a lunch stop at Flaxton Gardens with fabulous views over the coast, & beyond.

Thursday 8 June 2017


Early Registration

It’s the Ryno Insurance Breakfast on the Passage at Caloundra Power Boat Club, Golden Beach, for the early arrivals. Come and enjoy a traditional bacon & egg roll, fruit juice & coffee breakfast whilst you enjoy the beauty of the sun over the Pumicestone Passage.



Kings Beach Tavern


Free time to visit attractions


Big Cart Track

 Racing & “show & shine”


Cruises to various destinations

Thursday evening:  6:30 – 9:30 pm.

6.30 – 9.30pm

Downtown Caloundra Street Party

Welcome party open to public

Music (Old45’s) with dance floor   * Free Open Air Movie (American Graffiti)* Cool cars * Food & Drinks available  .

Hosted by the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce.

Friday 9 June 2017


Early Registration

King Beach Tavern


Poker Run

Meet at Corbould Park for departure & your first card, then enjoy a run through the hinterland , with the run ending at Palmwoods Hosted by the guys & girls from Suncoast Rod & Custom Car Club

Saturday 10 June 2017


Downtown Caloundra

 “AutoBarn Kawana”  Show ‘n  Shine, Caloundra.

Set up & entry is from 7:00 am.All entrants are required to remain in the street until 4:00pm

 Saturday evening


 Just enjoy the laid back nature of Caloundra, grab something to eat, catch a show at the Caloundra RSL, or Power Boat Club,  or  grab a great meal and cold one at the Caloundra Hotel (formerly CBX) or jump in your ride & free cruise the streets !

Sunday 11 June 2017


Aussie World grass oval

Breakfast available



“Fuel Doctors Aus” Show & Shine & old-fashioned car driving events:
“Spear-a-spud”;“ Ball sweep”; “Garaging”; “ Slalom Goa-whoa”



Trophy Presentation


“The Shed” at Aussie World

Dinner & Dance.  There are limited seats available for the Sunday evening dinner & dance in “the shed” at Aussie World. The excellent menu is complimented by the rustic surroundings & all enhanced by the cool, tight sounds of the Dirty Dukes !!!

Caloundra Chamber of Commerce & Industry :
PO Box 177, Caloundra
07 5492 5977
07 5499 7633
Caloundra Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Map Location ( get directions )

Various Locations, Caloundra

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