Feel like an Aussie local and enjoy a laid-back way of life in Noosa. Whether you want to learn tosurf like a pro, kayak in the Noosa Everglades, go swimming with Humpback Whales or enjoy a few rooftop drinks, this cool little town will not disappoint. Surf's up!
Noosa is a coastal town in Queensland, not far from the state’s capital Brisbane. Noosa has a population of 4500, is surrounded by national parks, and is the gateway to famous Fraser Island. There’s a reason why many backpackers pick this resort town as their contemporary base to explore the region!
Noosa deals with a subtropical climate, and chilly days are quite rare. May to September is the driest and coldest period, and these months are often regarded as the ideal time to travel to Noosa.
The beaches are Noosa’s main trademarks: the sandy seashores attract a broad audience, and one of the fun ways to explore the coastline is through a SUP lesson at Double Island. While you learn the tricks on how to paddle, you get to enjoy the magnificent coastline with its towering cliffs and pristine beaches.
You have a chance to discover Noosa from land and water, but how about seeing this area from the sky? If you book a tandem skydive from 15,000 feet, you get to see the Sunshine Coast from a spectacular bird's-eye perspective. Before your parachute pops out, you’ll experience a hair-raising freefall for 60 seconds!
Around Noosa, you’ll find a vast collection of national parks and forests. Great Sandy National Park is home to huge sandbanks and beaches, while Toolara State Forest has massive trees and excellent walking and mountain biking trails. Nature lovers will definitely feel at home in Noosa and its surroundings!
Most travellers who settle in Noosa for a bit will make their way to Fraser Island. From Noosa, it’s quite easy to reach the largest sand island in the world and spend a couple of days on its exquisite beaches. Join a 3-day island escape tour to see Fraser Island’s highlights, camp under the stars, and drive around the island in a 4WD. You can indulge in a similar experience during the Wilderness Camping Adventure.
Alternatively, Fraser Island is the perfect place for an action-packed full-day tour or a whale-watching excursion, during which you’ll have a chance to encounter the tremendous humpback whale!