Caloundra Headland Memorial Walkway


Memorial plaques installed along the Caloundra Headland Memorial Walkway

Author: Carl McGarrity

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On Remembrance Day 1995 the 'Caloundra Headland Memorial Walkway' was dedicated as a war memorial and a monument and plaque was installed.

Caloundra Headland marks the start of the 'Brisbane Line' during WWII. To mark its historical and strategic significance, the Caloundra City Council granted the request to install plaques of deceased defence personnel (both military and civilian) along the walkway. It has now become a part of Caloundra's history and heritage as well as a personal and tangible memorial for all honoured this way.

By the year 2018, approximately 2,000 plaques had been installed commemorating the life and service of Australian and allied defence personnel. 

The walkway currently extends from the Caloundra Surf Lifesaving Club on Kings Beach around the headland to the Shelly Beach access road. Along the walkway, many sites are dedicated to the memory of the units that contributed to the defence of Australia including the AHS Centaur Memorial and the Caloundra Headland Memorial in ANZAC Park.

The Caloundra Headland Memorial Walkway is a relatively easy walk. It is designed to showcase Caloundra's picturesque coastline while also providing various places to pause and reflect on the sacrifice and commitment of those who served our great nation.

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