Noosa is truly a delight to visit. Having recently visited Noosa for the first time, I discovered all the wonderful things Noosa has to offer, and there is so much to do here. So, if you don't have all the time in the world but want to visit, check out my Noosa travel guide for top things to do, where to stay, and how to get there. I promise you'll want to visit again!
Top 3 must-do's in Noosa
First things first, hit the beach (after checking into your accommodation. Or before, you do you)! Most people who visit Noosa go with the intention of visiting the beach. Hit up Noosa Main Beach where all the action is (and beach cabanas) and try your luck at stand-up paddle boarding or surfing, or just simply relax on the sand and take a dip in the azure coloured water. If Noosa Main Beach is too crowded for you, try Sunshine Beach just down the road.
Once you've lazed on the beach for awhile, you might be feeling a bit peckish. Not to worry! Nearby Hastings Street and Noosa Junction are filled with plenty of delicious places to grab a bite. No matter what you are craving, there's something available. For a sp
this burger, you might not know that Noosa is where Betty's Burgers all began so it's really a rite of passage to chow down on a Betty's Classic. And for dessert (we can't forget dessert), head on over to Happy Pops for the perfect bite-sized sweet treat.
Noosa boasts some world-class shopping and so, once you've visited the beach and had a bite to eat, stroll along the delightful Hastings Street and check out some of the boutiques on offer. No matter if you've got bucks to spend or are keeping it low-key, there's plenty to choose from, from Cotton On to Camilla.
Where to Stay
Where should you stay in Noosa? A great question! And it depends on your budget. Lets go into the low down here.
On a budget and also looking for good vibes? Try the Noosa Heads YHA for clean and comfortable lodging. They have a range of accommodation available from shared dorms to private rooms, and they can also help with arranging activities whilst you're in the area. Check their website for the latest pricing.
If you're not looking for a specific type of accommodation but have a bit more in the bank to spend, book an Airbnb! There are some beautiful options in Noosa. A top suggestion would be L'Auberge Noosa, a boutique hotel surrounded by lush rainforest and inspired by Polynesian elements. The beauty of Airbnb is its flexibility to find accommodation that exactly suits your needs.
Looking to spoil yourself? Look no further than the Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort. Situated right on Hastings Street, the hotel is literally only metres away from Noosa Main Beach. Featuring a swim-up bar in the very large lagoon-style pool, a butler and cabana service, multiple dining outlets, and a day spa, it's the perfect spot for a luxe getaway. A night here off-peak will set you back about $480.
How to get there?
Getting to Noosa is pretty easy from most capital cities in Australia. It's approximately a one to two-hour flight from most major hubs (except Perth).
If you'd like to drive, expect a drive time of about an hour and a half from Brisbane, two hours from the Gold Coast and 30 minutes from Sunshine Coast Airport in Maroochydore.
Now that you've got the basics, you can begin planning your dream trip to Noosa. Be sure not to miss Noosa Main Beach, Hastings Street and Noosa Junction. There are options for everyone's taste and budget!