Noosa is a town with Natural Beauty and a Coastal Twist.
Only 2.5 hours North of the Gold Coast, Noosa, is the perfect holiday spot for us – close enough to travel in the car yet far enough to feel like a holiday. For a small coastal town, there is plenty to see and do, which is why they receive a wave of visitors all year round. Don’t expect to go to Noosa and have the place to yourself. If you are happy to share with other Noosa enthusiasts we have listed 5 magnificent things to do and visit in Noosa.
Find out below why this place has drawn us back more than once.
1. Noosa National Park
Noosa’s true beauty can be found in many of the scenic walking trails in the National Park. There are kilometres of walking tracks to discover, suitable for all fitness levels. We chose the easy walk that was stroller accessible – though be warned it’s not flat and will guarantee a work-out at some points. The picturesque walk followed the coastline, so you were able to encounter beautiful views as well as secluded beaches. The park is filled with an abundance of wildlife, and we were lucky enough to spot a Koala in the trees on our most recent trip.
2. Main Beach
Just in front of the famous Hastings Street is Main Beach. This beach is ideal for those not confident with big surf or with younger kids as it has gentle waves and fully patrolled. Spend your day lazing by the ocean, strolling along the sand or swimming in the waves.
With a National Park as your view from the water, Noosa offers some of the best breaks. Visit Noosa shares the “Hot spots”- First Point has a perfect longboard break, and on a medium sized swell it’s perfect for beginners. Further round the headland you will come across Tea Tree Bay, and Granite Bay, a local favourite, these smaller beaches provide good surfing in the right conditions. If you continue around the headland, you will come across beautiful Alexandria Bay. This is a non-patrolled beach and is one of the quieter sandy beaches in Noosa – a favourite of surfers and fisherman.
4. Noosa River
The Noosa River, 5 minutes drive from Noosa Heads is a popular spot for families. There are free BBQ’s to make use of, but we find a perfect way to enjoy a day in the sun is to pack a picnic or grab some fish and chips and find a shady spot right near the serene Noosa River. Take a bike, scooter and enjoy a dip in the calm waters. The flat walk along the river is relaxing and offers stunning views, especially at sunset.
5. Coastal Walk
Start your stroll down Hastings Street. With a cosmopolitan atmosphere, it’s home to a range of fashion labels, jewellery, homewares, art galleries, beauty products and divine Café and Restaurants. At the end of this bustling beachside strip is Park Road, which winds its way up the mountain past Little Cove Beach (a favourite with the locals) and towards the Noosa National Park. Enjoy the ocean views and salt air as you walk along the seaside boardwalk.
What do you love about Noosa?