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Top 7 Things to do in Noosa Queensland

Thursday 26th July 2018
By Dave Eddy
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By Dave Eddy
Article written by Karen Bleakley


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 With its idyllic, palm fringed beaches, its sub-tropical rainforest and its unique everglades system, Noosa in Queensland has all the natural attractions well and truly covered. Throw in boutique shops, ultra-fashionable bars and mouth-watering eateries and then sprinkle in some juice bars and raw food cafes and you’ve discovered the ultimate weekend break.

Just one and a half hours north of Brisbane, this buzzing lifestyle resort is chic, hip and trendy all while maintaining the vibe of a chilled out beach resort. It is just as great for families as it is for couples or girl’s holidays – there are plenty of things to keep you busy whatever your interests. Grab your backpack, some sunscreen, a hat and your sunnies and take a trip to Noosa!


If you’re looking for things to do in Noosa, check out these top seven recommendations:

1. Hire a stand up paddle board

Noosa’s canals make a scenic place to try some gentle water sports. Hire a stand up paddle board or kayak from Boardwalk Boats and paddle around the waterways, checking out the incredible places to live that line the banks. Make sure you wear plenty of sunscreen and don’t be tempted to wear your sunglasses because if you fall off, you will lose them forever

 
 
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2. Explore the Noosa Everglades

Get out into the wilderness and visit the Noosa Everglades on a boat tour or a kayak tour with The Discovery Group. This unique ecosystem is the perfect place to unwind as you take in the views of the mirrored water and enjoy the serenity of one of Australia’s best kept secrets. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. Tours often include a picnic lunch or a bbq so you can make a full day of it, or you can even take an overnight camping tour to really experience the magnificent lakes and waterways properly. Hire a van on Camplify if tent camping isn't for you. 


Image: Noosa Everglades, Karen Bleakley

3. Take a hike

Explore Noosa National Park by filling your daypack with water, sunscreen, snacks and a towel (don’t forget to wear your swimmers!) and head into the national park which is right next to Main Beach. Keep your eyes open for signs of wildlife – look up and you might be lucky to see a koala in the trees above. The walking track is well maintained and it is a fun walk for everyone, including little legs. Stop off and cool down at some stunning beaches on the way. If you are feeling more adventurous, you might want to go off track and clamber down the rocky hillside to the Noosa Fairy Pools – an Instagrammer’s dream!


Image - Fairy Pools Noosa, Karen Bleakley


Don't have anywhere to stay? Hire a van to explore the area:


1. Drifters 2-Berth Toyota Hiace Campervan from $129/night. Book now!


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2. 5-Berth Jayco Eagle Pop Up Camper Trailer from $90/night. Book now!



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4. Go for a ride

Even if exercise isn’t your thing, you can still get in the saddle. Ecotekk offer tours on electric bikes which are a lot easier to ride than they look! The bike’s fat tyres mean you can even ride them on the beach. It’s sustainable and a great way to burn off some energy in the fresh air. Check out the range of bike tours on offer. The beach rides are highly recommended!


Image  - Bike Riding Noosa, Karen Bleakley

5. Chill out on Main Beach

One of the most beautiful beaches in Queensland, Main Beach faces north and offers gentle waves that are great for all the family. It is patrolled and is only steps away from the shops and restaurants. It’s a great place to have a surf lesson, and an even better place to watch the sun go down!


Image - Main Beach Noosa, Karen Bleakley

6. Shop til you drop on Hastings Street

Noosa is low-rise and leafy – the complete opposite of the Gold Coast - and at Noosa’s heart is the fairy light-draped Hastings Street. This bustling street is packed with boutiques, cafes and restaurants. Whether you want to buy a new dress or some home décor, grab a croissant or a gourmet meal – there is plenty to temp you here. If you enjoy shopping, you won’t be disappointed.



Image - Shopping in Noosa, Karen Bleakley

7. Eat all the food

Noosa is one of the best places in Queensland to eat out.

There’s the beachfront Noosa Heads Surf Club serving up hearty dinners with amazing views across Main Beach. The iconic Betty’s Burgers where you can enjoy the best burgers in town, not to mention their special ‘concrete’ (frozen custard) which you can have made to order with all of your favourites. Then there is the deli at Providore on Hastings (don’t forget to grab your breakfast croissant while you’re there). For a lovely beachside lunch sample the delights of Boardwalk Bistro, or, for the ultimate way to spend an afternoon, head to Noosa Boathouse, order a couple of cocktails and look out across the water as the time slips by. You will not leave Noosa feeling hungry, I promise.


Image - Food at Noosa Boathouse, Karen Bleakley

Noosa really is the ultimate beach destination where you can combine the great outdoors with incredible eats, delicious wines and fabulous shopping (don’t forget to pack your credit card!) Check out Visit Noosa to find out more.

Karen Bleakley is a regular travel writer for Australia and New Zealand magazine and the founder of Smart Steps to Australia – a website helping families move to Australia and explore their new home. You can find Karen on Instagram and Facebook.

Looking for a great campsite nearby? Here's some of our top picks within 2 hours from Brisbane. Check out Campstay to find a campsite for your next holiday destination. 


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