7.7 out of 10

Pelican Waters

Ranked 35th best suburb in Sunshine Coast
-26.8384292347741 153.092856254261
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Schools
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Country Lovers
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Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Peaceful area"

Pelican Waters is a lovely, quiet area to live but unfortunately it is in danger of losing its shopping centre. Many shops have closed in the 4 years I have lived here (bakery, kitchen shop, hairdresser, Sam's Warehouse, Subway, fruit and vege shop, and seafood shop), with very few shops now trading. There are two supermarkets but not much else. The centre management which runs Pelican Waters Shopping Village doesn't seem to give a damn about our suburb and the number of retailers the centre has lost. Apparently rents in the centre are astronomical which is the cause of the closure of so many retailers. The centre desperately needs another food outlet as there is only one cafe which is overpriced. Public transport is almost non-existent as there is one bus per hour to Caloundra - that's all.
Pros
  • Quiet
  • New(ish)
  • Private school
Cons
  • Dead
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
greggs
greggs I agree about time something is done about this heaven , shame such a butifull place is managed by ,gread maybe if we all got together things may change 0417788569 Gregg
4 days ago
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A little too Gold Coast tacky for my liking"

Man-made canals have never been my thing. Still a very nice place for retirees.
Recommended for
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A pleasant suburb and bogan free"

Quiet and pleasant. Well designed and a strong and growing sense of community. Lots of empty houses though, maybe holiday homes or bought for investment only. Lots of green space. Very safe. Like living in the fifties in the best sense possible.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Excellent place for young families"

The great private school in Pelican Waters, access to outdoor recreational facilities and local shopping centre make this a very enjoyable and easy place to live. Houses around the golf course are nice and quiet and allow access to the golf course for early morning walks with the kangaroos - beautiful.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"A very modern area with man made canals and access for small boats out to sea."

A lot of thought has gone into planning Pelican Waters and it is a very modern city with some lovely canal homes, upmarket hotel accommodation, shopping centre, golf course and other facilities. The area is protected by Bribie Island which means that boating is popular and so too, are other water sports in the Bribie Passage.

Being so close to Caloundra it is a great place to bring up a family, especially a teenage family, lots of room and things to do.

To get to Pelican Waters you access from Caloundra through Golden Beach.

It is still in the growing stage so at the moment one has to drive back through Caloundra to get access to the Bruce Highway. When the estate is complete there will be access directly out to the Bruce Highway and this will cut about 20 mins off the drive to Brisbane.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees