June 2022 Trip to Caloundra QLD

June 2022 Trip to Caloundra QLD

Since retiring from work in 2016, Maggie and I have become serial travellers. This has not led to long periods away from home, as nearly all of our trips have been a months or less. But, having arrived back home we start to look for spaces in our calendar to suit the next destination or set of destinations. Covid lock downs, logistical difficulties and travel costs have prevented or discouraged us from attempting any long haul overseas travel since 2019, so our recent plans have been created around Australian destinations.

Queensland is an easy choice during our winter (June, July & August) and normally people from Victoria (VIC) and New South Wales (NSW) would be able avoid the cold winter temperatures and rain by travelling north into Queensland (QLD). Based on this premise we set out on a June trip to Caloundra, part of the Sunshine Coast of QLD. Unfortunately in 2022, large parts of Queensland were also cold and wet in June, due to a second consecutive La Niña weather system, plus a Negative Indian Ocean Dipole, bringing well above average rainfall and below average temperatures.

View of Golden Beach from Wickham Point, Caloundra, Glasshouse Mountains in background
Anzac Memorial at Wickham Point, Glass House Mountains in background

Golden Beach, Caloundra

Coolum Beach Area

Too cold to enjoy a swim

The Glass House Mountains

They don’t look like glass houses, but explorer James Cook thought they did and named them as such in 1770.

The Lookout cafe and one of the Glass House Mountains behind


“SPOTTO” Kimberly

Dicky Beach, Caloundra

The weather wasn’t great this afternoon
The only one not wearing sunglasses blinked – Maggie, her daughter Kristy, son-in-law Kennedy, grand daughter Kimberly
Who said the beach sand in QLD isn’t golden?
Sunset at Dicky Beach Caravan Park

And this (or somewhere in southern QLD) is apparently where we caught Covid-19, as we both showed symptoms two days after arriving home and tested positive on the third day. Fortunately our experience of Covid was not serious.

Stay Safe and see you next time.

  • Robert Roughton
    Posted at 15:50h, 08 September Reply

    Great pics as always. Sunshine Coast would have been good this time of year.

    • alistairstravel
      Posted at 15:54h, 08 September Reply

      Thanks Robert. Yes, we should have waited a couple of months to go there, but didn’t know at the time.

  • Woodsy
    Posted at 17:39h, 08 September Reply

    Did you attend the Dicky Beach chapel for prayers?

  • alistairstravel
    Posted at 17:57h, 08 September Reply

    No, didn’t get to the Chapel Woodsy, I had a Dicky Knee.

  • JS
    Posted at 19:41h, 09 September Reply

    Alistair! You’re still on the move! But, my friend, always one thing missing from all your photos: YOU! I visited Caloundra in spirit 12 months ago, when I bought an Alfa Romeo Spider from a chappie there. He was selling it in order to finance the purchase of his third Harley-Davidson. I’m still in the Blue Mountains, so why not take a quick trip up here with your cameras? All the best, my friend

    • alistairstravel
      Posted at 08:55h, 10 September Reply

      John, it is so nice to receive this message from you. A brave move to buy a car “in spirit” from an unknown seller. How many Alfa’s do you have now? Would love to visit you in “The Mountains”. Kind Regards

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: