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  1. Finding wellness in Noosa

Finding wellness in Noosa

When you visit Noosa, whether it’s your first time or 50th, you can’t help but be bowled over by its beauty. It’s a setting that has been enjoyed for tens of thousands of years, starting with Traditional Owners, the Kabi Kabi people, whose land stretches roughly 100km south and 150km north of Noosa. Fly into Sunshine Coast Airport or hit the highway north from Brisbane for the short two-hour road trip and you’ll soon be embraced by the unfettered view of Laguna Bay, which will shake off any lingering thoughts of ‘to-do’ lists or deadlines. Slow down, reconnect with each other, and prioritise wellness during this short break in Noosa.

  • 198km
  • Suggested Time: Four days
  • National Park - Beaches - River - Hinterland
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    BEACHFRONT BLISS

    Give yourself an early mark and make your way to Noosa in time to enjoy the waning afternoon and a little active adventure before cocktail hour. Get acquainted – or rekindle the romance – with Noosa by taking the boardwalk from Hastings Street to Noosa National Park.

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    NATIONAL PARK

    While you’d need around four hours to trek the entire return trail through the 40 km² park, take the local’s favoured route and round Boiling Pot lookout to the pandanus-framed Tea Tree Bay. Breathe in the scent of the eucalyptus forest, and the sound of water rushing the rocks, and don’t…

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    SUNSET SURF

    There’s a cracking point break at Tea Tree Bay for experienced surfers, or you can save the water for your return leg, with a wave or a dip at Little Cove – a serene little spot looking back towards Main Beach.

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    STAY

    After checking into your beachfront digs – Seahaven is an excellent choice at the Noosa Woods end of Hastings Street – settle in with a drink in hand and watch the sun dip behind the mountains bordering Laguna Bay. LEARN MORE

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    EAT

    Meander back along the boardwalk and pull up a front-row seat to the sherbet-hued sunset at Sails. This quintessential Noosa restaurant has been ticking every box for diners for almost 30 years, with a produce-driven menu and show-stopping views of the bay. Don’t miss the charred ciabatta with…

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    MORNING WAVES

    With Australia’s newest World Surfing Reserve literally at your doorstep, there’s no better way to start the day than by catching a few right-handers, whether you’ve come with your own board or join a surf lesson with Go Ride a Wave or Noosa Learn to Surf. Prefer to test your balance on solid…

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    EXPLORE NOOSA JUNCTION

    While you could easily spend your entire stay in the Hastings Street hub, a short walk over the hill will deliver you to Noosa Junction, where trendy cafes and bars sit alongside chic boutiques like Clo Studios and The Orangerie. There are plenty of choices for your morning caffeine fix, but…

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    SPA AFTERNOON

    A wellness weekend is all about balance, and you’ll find it in spades when you enter the lush gardens of the Balinese-inspired Ikatan Spa in nearby Doonan (a short seven-minute drive). You can plan an entire day’s retreat here with massage, meditation and meals on the menu, or simply book a…

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    UNIQUE STAY

    Keep that cloud-nine feeling by opting to stay the night in a luxury floating villa on the Noosa River. Reaching Oasis Noosa is part of the fun, with access via a sandy track and then a short row in a dingy to where your private abode is moored. The architectural houseboat was handcrafted with…

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    FARMERS MARKET SUNDAYS

    If your trip coincides with a Sunday, make an early-morning trip to the Noosa Farmers Market to come face-to-face with the microcosm of quality local producers who call this region home. From locally-harvested honey to gut tonics and heirloom tomatoes to roasted bunya nuts, there’s a dizzying…

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    COUNTRY DRIVE

    There are three suggested loops that make up the Noosa Country Drive. These self-guided road trips will introduce you to the tiny villages that pepper the countryside, where you can connect with farmers and local producers and hit one of the eight tracks that make up the Noosa Trails Network.…

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    BERRY FARM TRAIL

    With the heartrate up, you can feel good about smushing punnets full of strawberries, loaded plates of paella, and lavender scones into your mouth at Cooloola Berries in Wolvi. Their farmgate cafe is open all year but on Sunday the place really comes alive, with live music, kids racing about,…

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    KIN KIN GENERAL STORE

    Roll into town for brekkie at Jodie’s Black Ant Gourmet cafe in the Kin Kin General Store – you’ll want your energy reserves topped up for this morning’s adventure. Then, drive 20 minutes east to Boreen Point; the launchpad for the Noosa Everglades. Hire canoes or kayaks at Habitat Noosa or…

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    DISCOVER THE EVERGLADES

    As one of only two everglades systems in the world, and stretching across two UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, this is one of Australia’s best-kept secrets. The 60km stretch of waterways is also one of Australia’s most diverse ecosystems, boasting over 40 per cent of the country’s bird species.…

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    BREWERY HOP

    After such a healthy weekend, you deserve to let the reins out a little and take a craft brewery hop. Start right where you finish paddling at the cleverly-named CootharaBAR, tucked within Habitat Noosa. Sample beers from their Eco Brewing Co., all brewed on site, then drive 30 minutes south…