Of course, you know there’s the beach. And an array of dining options. And more shops than you can poke a credit card at. But when you’re visiting somewhere like Noosa, the best recommendations always come from the locals. Here’s ours.
Start your weekend right with postcard-worthy views from the Noosa National Park. It’s an easy stroll from Netanya and once there, you’ll be greeted by coastal walks, picnic spots and scenic beach views as far as the eye can see.
Surely it’s time for the beach? If you have a 4WD, consider paying a visit to Noosa North Shore. Naturally it’s perfect for an afternoon dip or surf, but this iconic stretch of sand is also famous for horse-riding and 4 wheel driving. Grab a coffee from Providore on Hastings before you go, and head to Tewantin to meet the car ferry that will take you across the Noosa River.
Rise and shine with a dip at Noosa Main Beach. No trip is complete without it. Grab a towel, stroll to the beach and set yourself up for a morning by the sea. Don’t forget your sunscreen, and a good book. Maybe an ice-cream.
It’s mid-morning now — the perfect time to hit the Noosa Farmers Markets. Held every Sunday, it’s about a 5 minute drive from Noosa Main Beach, and stocked with all your market favourites: locally roasted coffee, seasonal produce, gourmet condiments, and everything else you could need for an afternoon platter on your balcony. Not to mention, hand-crafted souvenirs to take home with you.
Slow holiday mornings equal perfect timing for a ferry adventure along the Noosa River followed by lunch at Noosaville's Noosa Boathouse.
Famous for its river views and laidback attitude, Noosaville is a melting pot of holiday fun with open air restaurants and a wealth of water activities.
Keen to get out of town? A Noosa country drive is the perfect way to explore nature, food, culture and village life. Visit noosacountrydrive.com.au to choose your journey and uncover hidden gems.
If you’ve got a bit more time up your sleeve (and you’re not done with all the nature that Noosa has to offer) book yourself into a paddle through the Noosa Everglades. As one of only two everglades systems on earth, Noosa Everglades is described as a world of water, wilderness and wonder. Opt for guided and self-guided kayak tours, as well as kite surfing and sailing.
All that’s left to do after that is share a nightcap on your balcony and start planning your next Noosa visit. We know you’ll be back soon.