Set on the Sunshine Coast, Noosa is a vision of sugar-white beaches, rolling waves and lush tropical rainforest. This laid-back town is a slice of paradise just waiting to be discovered and lives up to its reputation as one of Australia’s top beach resorts.
The trail that runs through Noosa National Park showcases coastal scenery and verdant forests. Keep an eye out for koalas snoozing in the trees around Tea Tree Bay. In summer, cool off with a dip in the crystal-clear waters of Main Beach. For a change of scenery, try stand-up paddleboarding along the Noosa River or kayaking through the everglades.
Shopping at designer boutiques in Noosa Heads is a fantastic way to give your credit card a workout. Hastings Street is lined with trendy cafes, galleries, day spas and clothing shops. On Sundays, Noosa Farmers Market will tempt you with a bounty of local produce from across the Sunshine Coast.
Getting around Noosa
The Sunshine Coast Airport services Noosa in Maroochydore, which is a 30-minute drive from the town centre, while Brisbane Airport is a 1.5-hour drive south. In summer, free buses run between Noosa Heads, Hastings Street, Noosa Junction and Noosaville. Noosa is also well-serviced by ferries and water taxis.