Whether you get paid weekly, fortnightly or monthly, it’s a fact of life that for the first half of each pay period you live like a king, and as you limp towards payday… not so much.
While it’s tempting to turn to trusty ol’ faithfuls Netflix and two-minute mi goreng to tide you over, we’re here to let you know it doesn’t have to be that way. So, we’ve done the hard work for you and narrowed it down to our picks of the best (almost) free things to do in the beauty that is Noosa on the Sunshine Coast.
Got your attention yet?
Up your Noosa stay game just 20 minutes from Noosa’s hub and find yourself here, enjoy sweet scenic vibes, amongst dreamy Noosa Hinterland country-scapes.
Noosa Country Drive – we’re coming for you!
Skip the store the next time you’re craving fresh produce and go straight to the source; the Sunshine Coast has some of the best pick-your-own fruit farms in the country and they’re (quite literally) ripe for the taking.
Hungry for more? Check out Cooloola Berries
Popular amongst local fitness fanatics, you’ll find these infamous stairs on the northern end of Sunshine Beach at the entrance to the Noosa National Park.
Once you’ve finished your workout, cool off with a dip in the ocean and indulge in a little refuelling stop at one of the popular cafes that line the village’s main hub, Duke St.
Whoever said money can buy you happiness, clearly hasn’t been to Noosa Botanic Gardens.
The gardens cover over eight hectares of native and exotic plant species, water views of Lake Macdonald and make for a great day out enjoying leisurely strolls or a picnic.
Have you conquered Mt Cooroora yet?
This incredible mountain, found in the hinterland village of Pomona, rewards climbers with sweeping 360-degree views of country vistas, coastal lakes and sand dunes
Nestled amongst the fragrant gum trees, every Sunday a hive of activity takes place.
The Noosa Farmers Market is packed with locally-produced seasonal produce that will make your mouth water.
Surf lessons on turquoise blue waters? There’s nothing quite like them in Noosa.
Make a B-line for Noosa’s World Surf Reserve and watch the masters do their thing from the shores or get amongst the action yourself.
With stunning views like this over Laguna Bay on our favourite walk from Hastings Street to the Noosa National Park, you’re sure to be feeling rich in gratitude.