Things to Do in Noosa

October 26, 2012 by

Sightseeing, Things To Do, Tours & Activities, Travel Tips

Noosa, the Sunshine Coast

Noosa, the Sunshine Coast. Photo courtesy of leebailey via Flickr.

Noosa, found on the Sunshine Coast just 85 miles (136 km) to the north of Brisbane, is known for its beautiful beaches, great surf and low key resorts. The Noosa region consists of Noosa Heads, Noosa Junction, Noosa Civic and Noosaville; but the Noosa Heads area contains the main resort section and beaches with notable waves. Just a hop and a skip away, visitors can explore the famous Fraser Island or escape to the lush hinterland.

Water Activities

When figuring out things to do in Noosa, most of the activities are based around the water, and of course planned with heaps of sunshine in mind.

  • Surfing: Part of the best surf area in Noosa spans a distance of 7.5 miles (12 km) from Sunshine Beach to the North Shore. Take up surfing lessons at one of the many surf schools in Noosa.
  • Kite Surfing: Noosa is well-known for kite surfing, an activity that can be extreme or relaxing in nature.
  • Boating: The Noosa River provides the welcome opportunity to hire a boat for a day on the water.
  • Cruising: Book a Noosa River cruise and enjoy the scenery as you float to the area’s Everglades.
  • Scuba Diving: The subtropical waters around the Noosa region mean scuba diving is enjoyable at most times of the year.
  • Fishing: With beach fishing and river fishing, Noosa draws in the fishermen crowd year round.

Noosa National Park

For walking paths and a day on your feet, the Noosa National Park offers visitors tracks to stay busy for hours or an entire day. Plus, several beaches are scattered throughout the park, perfect for a relaxing dip. Koala spotting is also a possibility here.

Tewantin National Park

Located just 6 miles (10 km) away from Noosa, Tewantin National Park, overgrown in rainforest and eucalyptus trees, provides another escape from reality when the beaches are not enough.

Hinterland and Australia Zoo

Tours often run on day trips to the Noosa hinterland, and even on to the Australia Zoo – the zoo made famous by croc-wrestling Steve Irwin. The hinterland is home to scenic outlooks, villages and spectacular wildlife.

Brooke Schoenman

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