For somewhere to be named as one of the top three beaches in the whole South Pacific by TripAdvisor, you know it's got to be pretty special. Noosa more than delivers on that promise.
Noosa Beach is situated on the stunning Sunshine Coast in Queensland. As one of the few north facing beaches along the coastline of Australia, there’s so many unique reasons Noosa should be on your must-see list.
Shop till you Drop
Stylish Hastings Street is Noosa’s community hub. Chic cafes and alfresco restaurants huddle next to designer boutiques under tropical palms. Situated right off the beach, this strip is pedestrian-friendly and full off amazing wares from high-end fashion to local artworks that will have you reaching for your wallet. It is also a fave shopping spot of one of our style loves, the beautiful Nikki Parkinson from Stying You.
“Hastings Street would have to be one of my favourite strip shopping destinations. You can’t help but be cheered up by a shuffle down one side of the street, looping back on the other. “ Nikki Parkinson for visitnoosa.
Being north facing makes this stunning stretch of water perfect for families or those less confident in the water. The waves gentle lap along the golden sands and lifeguards patrol the beach every day of the year. These small waves also make it the perfect spot for you to try your hand at surfing. With one of the most recognised Australian surf school’s and water only waist deep with beautiful warm conditions, it would be hard to find a better place to get the hang of riding those waves. Who knows maybe you will be joining the pro's at the famous Noosa Festival of Surfing in no time.
Get out in Nature
Noosa has been named a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, the first spot in Queensland to be declared this. Noosa National Park is one of Australia’s most visited parks and has a variety of tracks, making it easy to find your ideal adventure. Think tranquil rainforest filled with thick, vibrant flora and wild coastlines clinging to the oceans edge. You may even be lucky enough to spot a wild kola, napping in a tree above. Exploring here will lead to hidden coves, sheltered beaches and dramatic scenery.
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Take a Gondola Ride
Yes you read that right. You don't need to go all the way to Venice for a romantic evening on board a Gondola. Gondolas of Noosa will take you up the beautiful Noosa River for a ride you won't forget any time soon.
If you head inland from Noosa you will find the gorgeous town of Eumundi. The famous Eumundi markets have been enjoyed by visitors and locals since 1979. With a strong focus on handmade products and fresh produce this colourful, vibrant market is on every Saturday and Wednesday, boasting over 600 stalls. Make a trip here and you will find mouth-watering food, live music and creative wares.
If you are looking for even more adventures you will be happy to know that Noosa is not far from the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. The largest sand island in the world is 123 kilometres in length and has over 100 freshwater lakes to explore. You can stay on the island to enjoy days lazing on white pristine beaches and walking in ancient beachside rainforests.
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