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Practical Information

We have put together a few travel essentials for you so you are fully prepared for your holiday in Noosa!

Beach Safety

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

Red and yellow flags are used to 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.

The water in Noosa is warm enough to swim in all year around.

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 - December and February - March
  • High season or holiday season: December - January and March - April

Time zone 

Australian Eastern Standard Time 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.

Disabled services 

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

Medical services 

Public hospitals are located at Caloundra and Nambour. Private hospitals are located at Caloundra, Buderim, Noosa and Nambour. 24 hour medical centres are located throughout the Sunshine Coast and many hotels and resorts have doctors on call. Dialling 000 will reach emergency services.

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.

We look forward to welcoming you to Noosa soon! 
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