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  1. Plan

Plan

Let us help you plan your Noosa holiday with practical information, local tips and holiday guides so you can enjoy your trip and stress less during your time in Noosa. We have put together a few travel essentials so you are fully prepared for your holiday in Noosa.

Beach Safety

Enjoy Noosa's beautiful beaches safely - swim between the red and yellow flags on patrolled beaches and follow the instructions and advice of the surf lifesavers on duty.

The flags indicate the safest patrolled swimming area. Read more about beach safety from Surf Life Saving Queensland.

Sun Safety

Take care when you head out into the sun - cover-up and protect yourself against harmful UV rays. If you find yourself without sunscreen on the beach, ask the surf lifesavers for some of their ready supply.

Travel safety

For the latest update and health alerts regarding COVID-19, please see the Queensland Government's COVID-19 updates.

Climate

Noosa is famous for its mild climate. It has an average annual temperature of 25 degrees Celcius (77 degrees Fahrenheit). Water temperature ranges from 19 degrees in winter to 25 degrees in summer.

Holiday Seasons

Our holiday periods are based around seasons, climate and school holidays. Prices and availability fluctuate accordingly.

  • Low season: April - September (may exclude school holidays)
  • Shoulder season: October - early December and February - March
  • High season or holiday season: Mid-December - January and March - April

Medical services

Public hospitals are located at Caloundra, Nambour and Sunshine Coast University Hospitals. Private hospitals are located at Caloundra, Buderim, Noosa and Nambour. 24-hour medical centres are located throughout the Sunshine Coast and some hotels and resorts have doctors on call. In a medical emergency, dial 000.

Time zone

Australian Eastern Standard Time is GMT plus 10 hours. Daylight saving is not observed in Queensland.

Currency

The currency throughout Australia is the Australian dollar. Banks offer Bureau de Change facilities.

Tipping and gratuities

Not required or expected in Australia. Gratuities are welcome after a particularly enjoyable meal or for exemplary service.

Voltage

50cyc AC240v. All 110v appliances require transformers. Most hotels in Noosa will have ACI 110 sockets.

Clothing

In keeping with the relaxed Noosa lifestyle, smart casual clothing is standard. A jacket or jumper may be required during winter, especially in the evenings.

Passports and Visas

All international visitors require a valid passport. All travellers to Australia, other than Australian and New Zealand citizens, are required to obtain a visa to travel to Australia.

Disabled services

Many public areas, shopping centres, Noosa hotels, apartments, attractions and restaurants provide disabled services and facilities.

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We look forward to welcoming you to Noosa soon!