Noosa, QLD: Destination Guide

Noosa

Perpetual sunny days and eternally warm waters mean it’s never a bad time to discover why Noosa is one of the Sunshine Coasts most popular destinations. And in an area renowned for blindingly beautiful beaches, that’s definitely saying something.

Read on to discover the best things to do and see in Noosa, or find and book accommodation in Noosa today.

About Noosa

Noosa’s charm lies in its ability to balance the swanky restaurants and boutiques, which have cemented the town’s status as a sophisticated resort town since their arrival, while still maintaining a relaxed, laid back vibe. Southerners flock here in winter to get their vitamin D fix, yet all year round it truly is a place where you can make the most the surrounding natural wonders, and still get a great cocktail.

Things to do

Shop, swim, eat, walk, ride or relax. You really are spoiled for choice when it comes to things to do in Noosa. For those who love a bit of action, the water sports available are endless. Surfing, kayaking, kite surfing, paddle boarding and jet skiing are all popular options, and can be hired easily.

Noosa is surrounded by the stunning Noosa National Park and Everglades, overflowing with flora and fauna, or you may even want to organise a day trip to nearby Fraser Island. Or you could just lay by the beach all day, it’s a pretty good place to make the most of doing nothing.

Attractions

Noosa National Park

Noosa National Park starts at the end of Main Beach and is 4,000 hectares of unspoiled landscape, right at the edge of the bustling beach town. The wildlife is in abundance, and with hidden beaches and sea views dotted along the coastline walks, it’s not unusual to spot whales and dolphins on your trek.  There are plenty of different walking tracks catering to fitness levels of all types, and many of the tracks are also wheelchair and pram friendly.

Hastings Street

There’s no escaping Hastings Street on a visit to Noosa, which is the central hub of the township. All your retail and dining needs are catered for, with high end boutiques, galleries and surf stores interspersed with busy cafes and quirky bars.

Eumundi Markets

Only a 15 minute drive from Noosa is the town of Eumundi, which host the famous Eumundi Markets every Wednesday and Saturday. You’ll find fresh produce and an array of food options, as well as live music and entertainment. Since 1979 shoppers have enjoyed everything from handmade crafts, jewellery, home wares, fashion and art, meaning your chances of leaving empty handed are slim.

Weather

Noosa’s mostly stable climate makes it the perfect holiday spot all year round. Mild winters with plenty of sun mean water temperatures don’t vary all that drastically, so it doesn’t hurt to bring your bathers in July. An average temperature of 27 degrees in summer combined with high humidity creates a tropical environment that is perfect for making the most of Noosa’s outdoor activities.

Getting There

Located on Queensland’s gorgeous Sunshine Coast, Noosa is 140km from Brisbane.

By car

From Brisbane it’s as simple as jumping on the Bruce Highway and heading north for a cruisy 1 ½ hours.

By air

The Sunshine Coast Airport at Maroochydore is the most direct air link to Noosa, which is only a 30 minute drive north of the airport. Jetstar, Virgin and Tiger Airways all have several daily flight services into Maroochydore.

Brisbane Airport is also a key gateway for Noosa, and transfer services from both Brisbane and Sunshine Coast Airport to Noosa are readily available.

Where to stay

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