There are plenty of sustainable transport options and ways to get around Noosa, so you can get back to simplicity during your holiday in Noosa and leave the car (and parking stress) behind! From the picturesque Noosa Ferry, to the GO Noosa free weekend buses (and during Easter and Christmas holidays), eco-friendly electric scooters, and e-bikes available for hire, and good old-fashioned walking, there are options to suit every type of traveler in Noosa.
Here's our guide to the best Noosa transport options to help you get around Noosa on your holiday.
Taking the bus is an easy, sustainable, and fun way to get around Noosa! Buses on selected Noosa region routes are free on weekends and during the Easter and Christmas school holidays.
The Noosa Ferry is a scenic, relaxing and eco-friendly way to get around Noosa, with seven stops along the length of the Noosa River. The ferry operates 8am to 6pm (every 45 minutes) between Noosa Marina (Tewantin) and Hastings Street (Sofitel Jetty). Discounted frequent travel passes are available for both locals and visitors. Passes available include all-day hop on hop off, or per zone one way or return. Visit noosaferry.com or call 5449 8442 for more information.
Get your exercise, and avoid traffic by riding your bike for transport around Noosa. There is a well-designed network of bike paths and trails connecting the Noosa region, and travel times are relatively short. Bike parking is easy, and close to the action, with bike racks stationed conveniently at multiple locations along Hastings St, Noosa National Park, Main Beach and beyond. There are many local companies providing hire bikes, e-bikes and electric scooters: Bike On, Eco Tekk, Spoke N Trail, Le Cyclo Sportif, Arcadia Travel, Livelo Road Bike Hire Noosa, Oggy E-Scooters.
Leave the car at home and explore Noosa on foot! With a variety of pathways and trails across the Noosa region, walking is a great way to explore or travel around Noosa. Avoid traffic congestion, increase your health and wellbeing, save money and reduce carbon emissions by making this simple swap.
Taxi ranks are located at all major precincts, including at Hastings St and Noosa Junction, or can be contacted on 131 008. Uber is also available within the region, with cars generally readily available (although more difficult to book during peak holiday periods and later at night). Or for something different, try the Noosa Water Taxi, for pickups and drop-offs along the Noosa River and Noosa Sound.
The Noosa Heads Lions Park is open for parking during peak holiday periods and long weekends, for a flat fee of $20. In the case of rain, the park will not be open for parking. Paid parking is also available at the nearby Bay Village complex. Unpaid, on-street parking is very minimal, and time-limited, along Hastings St and Noosa Heads, we recommend choosing an alternative transport method whenever possible.