Escape the southern winter chill, with a getaway to Noosa, where the winter days are mild and balmy, and the skies are blue! Noosa is a haven for family holidays, where little ones can roam freely, the ocean is warm enough to spend long, sandy days on the beach, and you can make memories to last a lifetime. First up, you´ll want to source some perfect family-friendly holiday accommodation for your Noosa getaway, and with the array of options on offer, we´re here to help narrow down your options so you can get on with planning your perfect Noosa family holiday.
It´s hard to imagine a more perfectly family-friendly holiday destination than the RACV Noosa Resort, which is set in the heart of Noosa Heads, just over the hill from the bustling Noosa Junction neighbourhood and a short 5-minute drive from iconic Hastings St. The resorts´ little yellow bus will shuttle you around Noosa and surrounds or you can hire a bike or e-scooter and explore the nearby villages. The resort is set in native bushland on the banks of Weyba Creek and has a selection of villas and apartment-style accommodation options to suit couples, families and extended groups. Onsite, spend your days making use of the facilities, including tennis courts, an expansive lagoon-style swimming pool with twisty slides, splash park and adjoining gated playground, and an acclaimed day spa. Dine at any time of the day or night or settle in for afternoon cocktails in the airy central restaurant and bar area, which overlooks the swimming pool, and features an adjoining arcade-style games room and kids club that operates during school holidays – kid paradise indeed.
For location and family-friendly facilities, it´s hard to go past this long-time Noosa favourite, where the tropical green landscape will have you feeling serious beach holiday vibes. Tucked behind a strip of restaurants, morning coffee spots and upscale retail stores, at the chic eastern end of Hastings St, Mantra French Quarter Resort offers self-contained villa and apartment-style rooms, dotted throughout the tropical resort surrounds, all set around the oversized central lagoon pool. From here, you´re just a one-minute walk to Noosa Main Beach and everything Hastings St has to offer, and at the foot of the winding timber boardwalk leading to the green expanse and sandy cove beaches of the Noosa National Park. There´s also a 24-hour onsite concierge, and free parking – not an easy find in the heart of Hastings Street.
If location is key, it is hard to beat this sprawling, absolute riverfront holiday resort, which offers family-friendly villas that open directly onto flat grassy areas and long stretches of private sandy beach lining the Noosa River. The Noosa Sound position means you´re just an easy 15-minute stroll from Hastings St, and the Noosa River Foreshore, and right next door to local dining institution Ricky´s. Sunset views and afternoon family barbecues are the winners here, where everyone can relax and enjoy the fact that the kids are happy. But there´s also a recently upgraded 20m lap pool, a children’s wading pool, a gym, tennis court and onsite kayak and stand-up paddle hire, all set within the three acres of tropical landscaped gardens wrapping around a bend in the Noosa River.
Perched at the top of Noosa Hill, Noosa Blue Resort offers family-friendly stays with modern-coastal interiors and views over the neighbouring Laguna Bay and the hilly peaks of the Noosa Hinterland. Within just a few minutes’ walk, find the bustling dining and nightlife hub of Noosa Junction, or take the quick wander down the winding boardwalk to the heart of the iconic Hastings Street precinct, with beaches, restaurants, and the Noosa National Park on offer. Accommodation options range from breezy one-bedroom deluxe suites, with generous balconies, up to penthouse suites with panoramic rooftop decks and hot tubs. Onsite facilities include a tennis court, a popular Pilates and hot yoga studio, and a poolside café.
Set along the bustling Noosa River Foreshore, The Islander Noosa Resort offers comfortable, budget-friendly villa-style accommodation, with flexible bedding arrangements that can be curated to suit large and small families. There are three lagoon-style pools onsite here, as well as just about anything else you might need for a happy family holiday, including spas, saunas, tennis courts, a gym, games room and multiple barbecue areas to choose from. Just a few steps away along the foreshore, you´ll find an array of water sports, boat hire, playgrounds, and restaurants to choose from, as well as ferry stops where you can jump aboard the Noosa Ferry for the quick trip to Hastings Street. Accommodation options range from poolside or river view apartments to breezy coastal villas, with single-level accessible options available.
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