Located on the spectacular Sunshine Coast in Queensland, this chic, vibrant, coastal town is home to world-famous surfing beaches, breathtaking national parks, and the glamorous Hastings st – an exclusive shopping precinct adorned with gallery’s, boutiques, and designer label brands.
If you’re after sophisticated seaside relaxation or you want to immerse yourself in stunning natural beauty surrounded by golden beaches and the great outdoors with a touch of luxury hotels, elegance, and hatted restaurants – Noosa is the place for you!
What to see and do:
- Voted by the Australian Luxury Travellers
Noosa National Park
Covering more than 9800 acres of paperbark forests, rainforest, coastal dunes and wetlands, the National Park is perfect for those looking for panoramic coastal views from the edge of sea cliffs with possible glimpses of dolphins or whales and you may even be lucky enough to spot a Koala! Other outdoor activities on offer include surfing, fishing, and swimming.
The beating heart of Noosa Heads, this hip and happening street is an essential stopover. Home to an electric mix of chic designer stores, cute boutiques, art galleries and gourmet cafes and hatted restaurants. Relax after shopping by enjoying many beautiful picnic spots and beach access of Noosa Spit Recreation Reserve which anchors one end of the street. At night time, stroll down the fairy-light-covered boardwalk while listening to the crashing waves.
The Noosa River
The Noosa River is only a five-minute drive from Hasting street. A popular area for locals to stroll, jog or bike ride along the riverfront paths. Plenty of picnic areas that are well shaded with eucalyptus trees. It’s a great spot for kayaking, boating or stand up paddle boarding. Or hop on the Noosa ferry that has several stops along the way. The Everglades in Noosa are just one of two everglades in the world! Glide through the peaceful wetlands and waterways with a sea kayak, canoe or stand-up paddle board experience. With fully-equipped guided tours, this pristine wilderness bursting with beauty, rare birds and plants.
Noosa Main Beach
One of the only Australian beaches facing north, Noosa Main Beach is sparkling clean and soaked in sunshine. Take a stroll along the boardwalk fringed with pandanus, pines and palm trees or dive into the gentle waves and try your hand at surfing or paddle boarding. Named as the 10th World Surfing Reserve in 2019 Noosa is famed for its laid-back surfing culture. Every February the Noosa Festival of Surfing WSL Longboard open is held.
You can enjoy panoramic views to Noosa National Park, the distant Glass House Mountains, Noosa Heads and the beautiful blue bay. We recommend watching the sunset from here.
Known as one of Australia’s best art and craft markets, Eumundi Markets are only 30 minutes drive from Noosa. The markets are open every Saturday and Wednesday morning for amazing local produce. There are 500 market stalls to choose a local treasure from.
How to get there:
The closest airport is Sunshine Coast Airport with direct flights from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. It is only a half-an-hour drive south of Noosa.
Best time to go:
Spring, from September to November, is the best time to visit as the lowest average annual rainfall, clear skies, and warm temperatures make the perfect weather for enjoying beaches and national parks.