Top 5 things to do in Noosa
Beautiful Noosa in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is a popular holiday destination and is renowned for its white sand beaches, picturesque natural beauty and warm climate. But this is not all that Noosa Heads and Noosaville have to offer. Apart from it’s variety of accommodation to suit any budget, and its stunning natural surroundings, Noosa has a range of activities and attractions to satisfy all types of travelers. Whether leaving your resort and getting out and about exploring the nearby hinterland or partaking in some adventure activities to get your heart pumping, here are our top 5 picks of things to do in Noosa:
** Enjoy Noosa Main Beach and Laguna Bay.
Head to the gorgeous white sand beaches and sunbathe, go swimming in the calm water, build sandcastles, go for a stroll or take a picnic. With many of the hotels and resorts located on or near the beach, it’s usually not far from your accommodation to get down to one of Noosa’s beautiful beaches. Make sure you check out Noosa Main Beach - one of Australia’s only North-facing beaches, as well as beautiful Sunshine Beach bordered by the Noosa Heads National Park. For the more adventurous visitors, go surfing or take some surfing lessons, book a deep sea fishing charter or try out sea kayaking and explore the Noosa coastline and maybe even spot the local pod of dolphins.
** Explore the Noosa Hinterland.
A must see for visitors just a short drive out of Noosa are the Eumundi Markets. Open every Wednesday and Saturday the Eumundi Markets have a unique selection of goods for sale from the hundreds of stalls, from arts and crafts, gourmet foods, souvenirs and fresh fruit and vegetables to take back to your resort. Enjoy the sounds of the talented bands and musicians while you stroll amongst the stalls. Whilst in the hinterland make sure you stop by at the art galleries, wineries and roadside stalls that you pass, all within an hour’s drive of your Noosa accommodation.
** Visit Noosa National Park.
Noosa National Park is easily accessed from Noosa Heads, where you’ll find thick rainforest, rocky coastline, grasslands and lakes to explore. Noosa National Park is home to an abundance of wildlife including koalas, bush turkeys and cockatoos. Walk one of the many walking tracks along the coastline or through the rainforest and keep your eye out for the unique birds and wildlife along the way.
** Get adventurous!
With a huge range of adventure activities on offer, you’ll be hard pressed to choose just a few. Whether you go tandem skydiving and view beautiful Noosa from 14,000 feet, take a Harley Davidson motorcycle tour through the hinterland, take a camel safari along the beach, go on a 4WD adventure or try out horse trekking through the rainforest, there is something sure to get your heart pumping.
** Check out Hastings Street.
Cosmopolitan Hastings Street is located in Noosa Heads and runs adjacent to Little Cove beach. Hastings Street is renowned for its boutique shopping where you can find anything from designer dresses and sunglasses, to swimwear and jewellery. A lot of apartments and resorts are located along Hastings Street where you’ll have easy access to shops, the beach and fabulous restaurants and cafes. Browse the Hastings Street shops for souvenirs from your Sunshine Coast holiday, indulge in a spa treatment or find a spot to relax with a coffee overlooking Little Cove or Laguna Bay.