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  • Welcome

    Welcome to the Noosa region, with its beautiful beaches, lush green hinterland, stunning coastal national park, pristine river, cosmopolitan lifestyle and lively calendar of events – it all adds up to an unforgettable holiday escape. With an inspiring dining scene and year-round warm and sunny climate, Noosa is the ideal place to kick back and escape from it all!

    The official Tourism Noosa website provides the easiest and most comprehensive way to plan your next holiday in the Noosa region, with up-to-date information, tips and deals on a range of accommodation, tours, events, dining options, retail and much more. Our online booking system on this site is ready with hot deals and great properties and tours for you to book now!

    The Noosa Blog

    Noosa: A blogger’s paradise

    Guest blogger - Friday, July 04, 2014
    A blog about blogs? Why not? We recently welcomed The Remarkables to Noosa, a group of Australia’s top bloggers who write passionately about the things they love – food, travel, beauty, family etc.

    Some were regular visitors to Noosa, some hadn’t been here for some time, and for others, it was their first time to Noosa.

    From food, cocktails and accommodation to Noosa National Park walks, shopping, spa treatments, cooking classes, beach yoga, sunsets and breakfast right on Noosa Main Beach (pictured), one thing they seem to have in common – they all loved their trip to Noosa!

    Here are links to just a few of their stories and photos that having been lighting up the blogosphere...
    Styling You: Sunshine Coast Top Things to do.
    Baby Mac: Great Day in Noosa.
    Mr and Mrs Romance: The Ultimate Winter Getaway and Romance Recharge.

           
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    Noosa’s biggest fan

    Guest blogger - Wednesday, May 14, 2014

    The Noosa Festival of Surfing earlier this year brought back great memories for New Zealander Leigh Vercoe who is quite possibly Noosa’s biggest fan. Leigh (pictured) and her family, including her three children aged 10, 2½ and eight months are regular visitors to Noosa, and we caught up with her on a recent holiday to find out just why she loves Noosa so much.

    What first enticed you to visit the Noosa region?
    I first came to Noosa three years ago to visit friends who were here for the Noosa Festival of Surfing. I had always holidayed on the Gold Coast before that but I’ve never been back there since! I was hooked on Noosa from the get-go.

    This is my second trip back to Noosa since then – I holiday here as much as possible. We even lived in Noosa for 6 months before we had to go back to New Zealand to sell our home but we hope to move back to Noosa soon.

    What made you fall in love with Noosa?
    The great service that you receive everywhere is incredibly refreshing – people seem so happy in their jobs.

    The Noosa Festival of Surfing is also a big drawcard for me – I love catching the Noosa Ferry to Hastings Street when the festival is on. The atmosphere is unreal!

    Do you ever explore the Noosa Hinterland?
    We have gone on several day trips around the hinterland and it’s a beautiful region – so close to everything but you still feel like you are a million miles away.

    Where is your favourite place to stay in Noosa?
    We’re staying in a holiday home this time but I also love staying at Coral Beach Resort in Noosaville – it’s fantastic and so central to the river, restaurants and shops which is great for the whole family.

    What are you favourite Noosa spots?
    There are so many! I love the Noosa Marina Markets on a Sunday morning. In terms of dining, my favourites for brunch and great smoothies are Café Vin Cino at Noosa Marina as well as Raw Energy along Gympie Terrace, Noosaville. For larger meals you will most likely find me at Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club, Bistro C or the Rump House Restaurant at Noosa Marina.

    What else do you enjoy in Noosa?
    We’re going to visit Australia Zoo and are heading to Aussie World – the kids can’t wait!

    I log into the Noosa surf cams when I’m back home to see everyone out on the beach and in the glistening water – and it’s only 8.30am! It always makes me wish I was back in Noosa.
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    Surf’s up for Noosa Festival of Surfing

    Guest blogger - Friday, March 07, 2014

    Watching the XXXX Summer Beach Bar taking shape on Noosa’s Main Beach this week for the Noosa Festival of Surfing which gets under way tomorrow brings back great memories of last year’s festival fun. Come this weekend, we’ll be there again for the best view in town of world surfing champions, old-school longboarding, watermen, surfing dogs, groms, stand-up paddling and plenty more. And with two major Coral Sea low pressure systems looking set to dominate swell conditions over the first two weeks of March, contestants are in for a great ride. 

    The Noosa Festival of Surfing, with more than 500 entries from around Australia and overseas including USA, Mexico, Portugal, France, Canada, Indonesia, Japan and New Zealand, is the world’s biggest surfing festival, and sitting on the rocks at First Point or at the beach bar is the best seat in the world for those eight days (that’s a big call but there’s always something so magical about this event).

    Surfing legends in town include world champions Layne Beachley, Tom Carroll, , Rabbit Bartholomew and Wendy Botha, shaping gurus Bob McTavish and Simon Anderson, and Hawaii’s 1970s superstar Nancy Emerson. 

    Some of the world’s best watermen, including three world champions, headed to Double Island Point for the Jeep Waterman Challenge where they showed off their prowess in shortboards, longboard, finless and bodysurf disciplines. The Logger Pro with five world champions will be a spectacular display of traditional logging finesse with some old-school and modern spin longboarding.

    The Backpacker Challenge this weekend has brought novice surfing backpackers to Noosa to learn to surf in the perfect, safe conditions. 

    From backpackers to bow-wows, the surfing dogs workshop is at Dog Beach, Noosa Woods from 8am this Saturday 8 March. The “best in show” will take to the waves at First Point from 2.30pm on Saturday in what is always a favourite spectator event.

    Always a moving spectacle is the sunset paddle out with contestants joining each other in the water this Sunday at 6pm. Then on Thursday 13 March, seven-times world champions Layne Beachley and Wendy Botha lead the Girls Expression Session and Paddle Out for local Noosa legend, the late Moy Sweetman, from 4.30-5.30pm, followed by a fundraising dinner at Sails Beach Restaurant.

    Something new is the Adventure Sports Kitesurf Australia kite boarding exhibition (conditions permitting), on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 March at 3.30pm on Noosa's Main Beach. 

    Out of the water, the festival’s free entertainment at Festival Village at First Point has the Beach Bar open every afternoon and evening, with live music and surf movies including Come Hell Or High Water and 
    Endless Summer. Bodysurfing legend Mark Cunningham is here to introduce Come Hell, in which he stars, and Robert August, the star of Endless Summer, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of this landmark film by narrating it live on stage.

    So grab your spot on the rocks of First Point or at the Beach Bar and enjoy the action – see noosafestivalofsurfing.com for daily schedules. If you’re not in Noosa this week for the festival, there’s four hours a day of live action webcast through Swellnet.com
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