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Noosa (Australia)

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  • Family
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4 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
Two hours by car from Brisbane
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Noosa

Sophie Liger Seasoned Traveller
31 written opinions

A fairly pricey seaside resort on the east coast

My suggestion:
Take a surfing lesson at Noosa – the locations here are famous!
My review

Noosa is a fairly well-to-do seaside town; you can particularly tell this from the shops here, where the products aren't within everyone's price range! But despite that, Noosa is a very friendly town, and is also well-known as a surfing spot. What's more, during my visit there a music and surf festival was taking place: there were surfers everywhere, concerts, a village full of different stalls...lovely! I'd definitely recommend trying out the surfing here, as this location is legendary amongst the Australians and it would definitely be a shame to miss out during your trip to Australia!

There's also Noosa's tropical forest, where you can go on some cool walks! The town itself is fairly small, pretty quiet and relaxing, and the beaches are great!

Lisa Gaillard Seasoned Traveller
47 written opinions

The Noosa region, in Queensland, comprises three areas: Noosa junction, Tewantin and Noosa Heads. Noosa Heads, on the inlet, is the most touristic.

My suggestion:
Go surfing: you are spoilt for choice with beaches. Climb to the Laguna viewpoint; kayak on the Noosa river in the Everglades.
My review

Nestled among the rainforest, classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO and crystal-clear coral waters of the coral, Noosa Heads is a real paradise which attracts holiday-makers and celebrities. This relatively calm city is set under palm trees in a luxurious natural environment. The National Park is minutes away from the chic, swanky city.

Don't miss the route which leads up to the Laguna viewpoint. You will go past big, pretty modern, luxurious houses, then follow the path under tress arriving at a breathtaking viewpoint over Noosa. Throughout October, it's already very hot by 10:30 in Noosa Heads. Bathing is the best way to cool down. Noosa's main beach (Main Beach) is a large bay with relatively calm waters, perfect for families and even for beginner surfers. Behind this beach on the main street, Hasting Street, there are hotels, restaurants and travel agencies. It's here that I booked an outing to the mysterious Fraser Island. At midday or in the evening, don't hesitate to try out one of the town's many restaurants. I had lunch at Maisie Seafood and Steakhouse in Noosaville, on Gympie Terrace, along the river. Fine tropical dining and reasonably priced for a renowned, chic locality.

As the town isn't very big, you can easily do everything on foot. Take care, however, if you have a car: I had a mishap in Noosaville. I parked the hire van at an angle, on Gympie Terrace where parking is permitted, and I was fined 90 dollars for leaving the car facing the pavement. In fact, a sign indicated "Rear in", an expression which means doing the opposite! However, I have very fond memories of the heavenly place where holidays are relaxing and sporty.

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