Noosa enjoys the perfect combination of fabulous year-round sunshine, spectacular coastline and amazing natural wonder, all set around a modern, cosmopolitan town with stylish beach front shops, cafés, bars and restaurants. Whether you browse the shops, enjoy a leisurely coffee, kayak on the everglades, explore Australia's most visited National Park or just head down to the beach to catch a big wave, there is so much on offer in and around Noosa.
Vibe: Coast meets nature with cosmopolitan chic
Known for: Sunshine, beaches, National Park and one of just two of the world's everglades
THINGS TO SEE AND DO
Make footprints on the beach
As well as the three main beaches in Noosa, there are a number of coves and bays to explore around Noosa Head. You'll find tranquil, patrolled waters for swimming, as well as beaches with bigger waves for surfing. There are surf schools for beginners and if the sea is calm, you can snorkel around the rocky headland. There are plenty of beach front cafés and bars - so if you prefer a less active day, just kick back with a beer and watch the surfers at first point from the Noosa Surf Club bar.
Navigate the River and Everglades
Noosa has 40km of river and waterways to explore. Take a high adrenaline jet-ski tour or a slower, more eco-friendly electric boat. There are kayaks, SUPs, a river fishing safari or sunset cruises. We also venture a little further north to the Everglades. Board a kayak from Boreen Point to discover the narrow rivers. And if you want to cool off, stop for a quick dip in the Everglades. This is the one that doesn't have alligators...
Hike the National Park trails
Noosa is a National Park with a difference. A section of it covers the Noosa Heads coastline where the forests and trails meet the sea. The 2.7km walk to Hell's Gate will give you the chance to see koalas having a nap, or turtles and dolphins in the waters below. Between June and November, you may even be lucky enough to spot a humpback whale on their migratory journey. There are trails and look out points with amazing views throughout the Park.
Enjoy the bar and café culture
Get a taste of craft beer at Land & Sea and Fortune. Fortune is the distillery on site: so you can sample a gin, vodka or whisky while you're there. Talking of whisky, Whisky Boy is close to Bounce Noosa and has a delicious menu, while Flux offers cocktails and beers with sensational river views. And don't miss the Sunset bar at Noosa Boathouse. It's a great place to chill out and watch the sun go down, and it really is on the river - floating, in fact! And on the Select tours, our accommodation at Habitat Noosa has it’s own onsite microbrewery - how convenient!
WHERE STRAY STAYS
Adventure Tours: Bounce Noosa
Chic beach club style boutique accommodation with pool deck and its own licensed café/bar. It has modern, designer dorms and a great location.
14 Mary Street,
Noosaville, QLD 4566, Australia
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Tel: +61 7 5231 8838
Select Tours: Habitat Noosa Eco Camp
Awarded “Australia’s Best New Tourism Business”, Habitat Noosa Eco camp is located 25 minutes from Noosa, set amongst 65 acres of National Park and perched on the edge of picturesque Lake Cootharaba. Boasting waterfront activities from stand up paddle boards, canoes, wave skis, kayaks and tinnie hire to the exciting sport of disc golf in a bushland setting and multiple walking trails.
The onsite bar and bistro dishes are inspired by the regions fresh, local produce and the Micro brewery, boasts 11 tasty beers brewed onsite. The Eco Camp is the gateway to 1 of only 2 everglades in the world.
Elanda Pt Rd
Como, QLD 4571, Australia
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Tel: +61 7 5485 3165
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