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Accommodation Noosa Australia

Accommodation / January 26, 2021

When you holiday in Noosa, you have national parks, surf beaches and winding rivers at your fingertips. The hub of the Sunshine Coast, Noosa is a getaway hotspot for families, couples and even adrenaline junkies, conveniently located only an hour-and-a-half from Brisbane. You’ll soon see that Noosa offers a combination of sophisticated pleasures and open air experiences. Commune with nature, then sit back and have a gourmet meal on world-renowned Hastings Street. Holiday homes and apartments can be found along the coast, boasting prime ocean views. Further inland, you’ll see cosy bungalows with tropical vegetation to greet you as soon as you step out the front door.

Nature in Noosa

Noosa Heads, the heart of the shire, is bordered by the Noosa National Park, the most visited reserve of its kind in Australia. Walking trails traverse a rainforest and meander through the headland’s bush, providing ever-changing scenery. You may be able to spot koalas, possums and parrots as you wander. During migration season, you can also observe humpback whales frolicking in the water from the cliffs overhead. It is easy to access Noosa National Park on foot, as an oceanway has been created off Hastings Street.

Another way to get close to local wildlife is to embark on a cruise—or kayak expedition—through the Noosa Everglades. This inland adventure will reveal remote sand dunes, untouched beaches and crystal clear lakes that you wouldn’t be able to see otherwise. Take to Noosa’s river network on your own or join a half-day or day-long guided tour and keep your eyes peeled for hundreds of species of birdlife.

Noosa’s Beaches

While you’re visiting Noosa, chances are you want to spend time at the beach. There are quite a few beaches to choose from, each with its own set of characteristics and dedicated crowd. If you’re travelling with the kids, spend some time at safe, family-friendly Main Beach in Noosa Heads, fronted by calm waters. The beach is patrolled throughout the year and offers beginner surf lessons. More experienced surfers will prefer Sunshine Beach, which features 15km of excellent breaks. Noosa even has a beach for dog-owners to let their pets run free (Noosa Spit) and an unofficial nudist beach (within Noosa National Park).

Noosa in the Fast Lane

Get your blood pumping with Noosa’s adrenaline-fuelling activities. The shire is home to Australia’s highest skydive jump, courtesy of Skydive Ramblers at Coolum Beach, just a short drive or bus ride from Noosa Heads. Soar 15, 000 feet above the coastline before landing on the beach. If you prefer staying at ground level, kite-surfing may be more your cup of tea (or can of Red Bull). You can learn to kite surf at Adventure Sports Kite Surf Australia in Noosaville and once you’re ready to hit the water on your own, you can rent all the necessary equipment at the school, too. A short drive away is Aussie World, a thoroughly Australian theme park with over 30 rides. Across the road, you’ll find the iconic Ettamogah Pub, the most photographed pub on the planet, which serves modern Australian dishes.