Noosa North Shore

Across the river from Noosa Heads and Noosaville is Noosa North Shore - a long stretch of white sand, dunes and beautiful coastline, and the gateway to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island and Great Sandy National Park. A quick and convenient car ferry operates 7 days a week from Tewantin to take you to Noosa North Shore which showcases the region's unspoilt nature to perfection - vehicle permits required, please see below for details.

Things to do

Things to do

Find your own spot along the long stretch of beach to relax, or for the more energetic, why not try horse riding, four wheel driving, swimming, fishing and surfing? Refuel at the local family-friendly restaurant.

Go kayaking on the unspoilt Lake Cooroibah or see the wonderful array of native wildlife including kangaroos and birds. Noosa North Shore has various accommodation options, so it’s a great day out or a perfect place to chill out longer.

Drive along the beach past Teewah and the Coloured Sands, all the way to Rainbow Beach, Double Island Point and on to the Fraser Island vehicular ferry. Vehicle permits are required to drive along the beach and on some inland tracks on Noosa North Shore in the Cooloola Recreation Area, and to camp - PLEASE CLICK HERE to purchase your permit online.

Permits are also required to drive and camp on Fraser Island - PLEASE CLICK HERE to purchase your Fraser Island permit online.

Getting There

Take the car ferry from the end of Moorindil Street, Tewantin – it’s a short, 2-minute trip across the river. Some parts of Noosa North Shore are accessible by all vehicles, although 4WD is needed to travel along the beach. Vehicle permits are required to drive along the beach and on some inland tracks - please see details above.

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Highlights

  • Join a guided or tag-along four-wheel-drive tour and discover the North Shore and on to Fraser Island
  • Try some beach fishing or walk the seemingly endless white sands
  • Try horse-riding along the beach
  • Enjoy a meal at a great family restaurant
  • Go camping (permits required - please see above)
  • See the Coloured Sands

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The other side of Noosa

The other side of Noosa

Today, it’s hard not to visit a beach and see some Stand Up Paddle boarders (SUP’ers) enjoying their sport on the fringe of the surf riders. Or better still, seeing an early morning SUP’er on a quiet river or canal going through their daily core exercise. The urban myth is that SUP’ing is as old and traditional as surfing, originating in Hawaii generations ago. That’s only half true.

Toes in the sand for Noosa Festival of Surfing

Toes in the sand for Noosa Festival of Surfing

Surfing legends, old guys, gals, tandem surfers and even dogs have made Noosa beach their home this week for the Noosa Festival of Surfing. It’s referred to as “8 days of pure stoke”, “a party on the beach” and “a celebration of the spirit of surfing”, and these sum up pretty well why the Noosa Festival of Surfing holds such a special spot in the hearts of surfers.

Reflections of a Noosa summer

Reflections of a Noosa summer

It's autumn already and not that that's a bad thing. We are surrounded by absolutely bliss pretty much all year round here at beautiful Noosa. I do however find myself not quite ready to leave another summer behind me yet. So before I embrace all that autumn has to offer, I'd like to share some of the splendour and bliss of my Noosa summer.

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