The best thing about a holiday in Noosa is that there really is so much to do, you will need to come back again and again to make sure you experience everything.
From its stunning natural beauty, brilliant weather, amazing shopping, top restaurants, bars and eateries to the many fantastic outdoor activities and tours - there really is so much to explore and discover in Noosa and its surrounds. Suggested activities include:
Catch a ferry and discover the delights of the Noosa River
Buy an all-day pass and catch the Noosa Ferry between Noosa Marina and Hastings Street. Meander down the
beautiful Noosa River, stopping off along the way to discover the
delights of Noosa - a perfect way to get to your favourite Noosa restaurant.
Day on the beach
One of the most difficult decisions on a holiday to Noosa is which beach
to lay down your towel and pop up your beach umbrella. With some
beaches only accessible by foot and of course beautiful Main Beach,
there are endless choices. See our Beaches page here.
Dine along Gympie Terrace
Gympie Terrace runs along the Noosa River at Noosaville and is a hive of
during the day and evenings as award-winning restaurants,bars and cafes tempt you for a drink or relaxed meal. The great dining
continues around the corner in Thomas Street.
Discover the Everglades
Enjoy a cruise to the Noosa Everglades and discover an ancient system of
waterways with clear lakes, dark tannin waters and stunning wildlife
surrounds. Or take yourself on a kayaking adventure.
Drive to the hinterland
Take a day or more to immerse yourself in the Noosa
Hinterland experience. In the spectacular hills and valleys just a
short drive from the coast is a hidden world of arts,
produced foods and incredible natural beauty. Discover the
Cooroy, Pomona, Cooran, Kin Kin, Boreen Point and
surrounding villages. Visit wineries, cheese makers, tea rooms or buy
fresh produce at 'honesty boxes' at farm gates. See Noosa Country Drive to plan your journey or pick up a map from the Noosa Visitor Information Centre.
Enjoy a barbecue on the Noosa River
The foreshore along Gympie Terrace offers a choice of free BBQs which
line the park along the river. Bring your picnic and enjoy a day in the
Enjoy a horse ride on the beach
Enjoy a horse ride along the beach or the gentle shallow waters of Lake
Weyba. Fun for all ages and the experienced and inexperienced rider.
Pack the golf clubs on any trip to Noosa and improve your handicap on
some of Australia’s best greens with a choice of public and private courses - there is even a Par 3 course which welcomes families.
Hire a bike
Noosa is the perfect location to discover on bike with a host of bike paths and dedicated cycle lanes on mostly flat areas.
Hire a boat
With several boat hiring facilities along Gympie Terrace, Noosaville, you can spend
your day cruising up and down the Noosa River. Some boats have onboard BBQs so bring the sausages for lunch - or take some fishing gear and catch your own!
Hire water equipment
There are many amazing water sports and activities you can do on the
Noosa River - stand-up paddling, kayaking, jet-skiing etc. Or for something completely out of the ordinary,
hire a catamaran in Laguna Bay.
Lookout at Noosa
To understand the complexity and beauty of Noosa, a visit to Mt
Tinbeerwah Lookout is a must. Offering spectacular 360 degree views of
Noosa and the the surrounding hinterland, it's just a short 15-minute
drive from Hastings Street, along Noosa-Cooroy Road.
Relax in a day spa
Noosa offers a multitude of day spas and beauty salons - perhaps just a week of pampering is all you
need to feel all the wonders of Noosa!
Shop like a local and explore markets
The Peregian Markets offer an
eclectic array of products on the first and
third Sunday of the month. Noosa Marina Markets every Sunday are a fun mix of art, craft, fashion, homewares and entertainment. Or try
the Noosa Farmers Markets every Sunday at the AFL
Grounds in Noosaville. Be early for the Pomona Markets every second and fourth Sunday. Kin Kin village markets are the first Sunday of the month, with unique, locally made products. The Original Eumundi Markets are every Wednesday and Saturday, and Eumundi Square Markets are every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Shop on Hastings Street
Regarded as the style hub of Noosa, this bustling beachside
strip is home to an exciting range of fashion labels, unique
jewellery, homewares, art and beauty products. Hastings Street is the
perfect destination for shoppers.
Step back in time; watch a silent movie
Discover the world's only continuously run silent movie
theatre, The Majestic Theatre in Pomona and enjoy a movie from a bygone era. From the historic
Majestic Theatre, it's a short stroll to the award-winning Noosa
Museum, the keeping place of our region's European and indigenous
With some of the best surfing spots and breaks in Australia, and a
National Park as your view from the water, this is truly a sensational
place to wax up your board and relax in the waves - from beginner waves to point breaks and open beaches.
Take a walk on the wild side
Peaceful and scenic walking trails include coastal and heritage walksand hinterland hikes. The Noosa Trail Network is a series of beautiful
hinterland walking, horse riding and mountain biking trails through
National Park, rainforest, country lanes, farms and forest. If your time
is limited, visit the Noosa Botanic Gardens beside Lake Macdonald. The Cooloola Recreational Area in the Great Sandy National Park also has walks through the Noosa Everglades.
Visit Fraser Island
Noosa is the perfect base to visit the World Heritage Listed Fraser Island (the largest sand island in the world) with day tours
available for pick up and drop off to your hotel.
Visit the world-famous Eumundi Markets
With an international reputation as Australia's premier art, craft and
produce market, and set in the delightful township of Eumundi only 20
minutes from Noosa Heads, the Eumundi Markets are a wonderful way to spend your
Wednesday or Saturday morning.
Walk in the Noosa National Park
Make sure you bring your walking shoes on any visit to Noosa. The Noosa
National Park is at the end of Hastings Street and features
spectacular coastal scenery and provides a home for many national
animals including koalas and birds.
Watch the sunset at Noosa River
For a spectacular view, set up a picnic along the Noosa River and watch as the sun sets over the Noosa Hinterland.
From August to November, you can see pods of whales frolicking as they
make their way up the Queensland coastline and return back to the
Antarctic. Get your vantage point and keep an eye out from the shores
of Main Beach, the cliffs of Noosa National Park, along the eastern beaches or the boardwalk at Coolum Beach. Whale watching tours leave from Noosa, as well as Mooloolaba, Brisbane and Hervey Bay - all within an easy day's drive of your Noosa accommodation.