Noosa & the Sunshine Coast
Welcome to the Noosa region, with its beautiful beaches, lush green hinterland, stunning coastal national park, pristine river, cosmopolitan lifestyle and lively calendar of events - it all adds up to an unforgettable holiday escape.
With an inspiring dining scene and year-round warm and sunny climate, Noosa is the ideal place to kick back and escape from it all!
The official Tourism Noosa website provides the easiest and most comprehensive way to plan your next holiday in the Noosa region, with up-to-date information, tips and deals on a range of accommodation, tours, events, dining options, retail and much more. Our online booking system on this site is ready with hot deals and great properties and tours for you to book now!
The Sunshine Coast Beaches
Main beach is the most popular beach being well protected and reached from Hastings Street and from the car parks in Noosa Woods. Within Noosa National Park there are three beautiful beaches (no patrols) that can be reached along the coastal path. Tea Tree Bay is the nearest to the car park then Granite Bay and furthest along is Alexandria Bay which is a clothes optional beach.
Sunshine Beach lies to the south of Noosa Heads and is a very exposed beach with magnificent sands and can be reached using Sun Bus service 1 from Noosa Parade Interchange. It is a dangerous beach as exposed to the Pacific Ocean and swimming must strictly be done between the flags, as at all beaches!
Further down the coast is Peregian Beach with a collection of shops and cafés and Marcus Beach both beaches on Sun Bus route 1. The North Shore Beach extends for 40 miles and reached by 4Wd vehicles but too dangerous for swimming.
Noosa offers great surfing with its north facing beach, five right hand points and tropical backdrop of the protected National Park. If you are beginner try Little Cove or the Main Beach next to the rockwall. For long boarders First Point is the nearest to Hastings Street. Surfing from the National Park is very popular with experienced surfers and after a storm offers a long surf ride. A short walk along the coastal path is Tea Tree Bay, again popular with local surfers.
For the very experienced Sunshine Beach offers exposed surfing on long beaches, but can be very dangerous for inexperienced surfers.
source : www.noosavilleassociation.org.au
Sights & Attractions around Noosaville
The year round holiday destination
Aussie World & Ettamogah Pub
The Aussie World theme park is located alongside the iconic Ettamogah Pub and has thrilling rides and games including water ride Plunge,
thrill ride Redback, and fun Giant Slide. The Ettamogah Pub is probably the most photographed pub in the world due to its quirky appearance
and Bluey's Bar and Grill upstairs serves up huge fair dinkum meals. On departure from Aussie World is a fabulous gift store where the pleasure
of browsing through some of the most unique gift lines on the Sunshine Coast can be found.
website : Aussie World & Ettamogah Pub
Check out Australia Zoo - it's the WILDEST show on Earth! We pack in stacks of wildlife action every day and move at a great rate of knots -
there are always plenty of exciting wildlife shows to see, friendly zoo keepers to chat with and heaps of drop-dead gorgeous animals that can't
wait to get up close and personal with YOU.
website : Australia Zoo
Australian Nougat Company
See the Australian Nougat Company hand make soft -melt in your mouth, French style nougat, with macadamias at Eumundi. The Australian Nougat
Company has manufactured Macadamia Bliss Nougat on Queensland's Sunshine Coast for 25 years. Hand made using all natural ingredients, you will
find no artificial colours, flavours, or preservatives in our recipe! All 13 flavours are Wheat and Gluten free.
website : Australian Nougat Company
Big Kart Track
Race by day or by night - get ready for an adrenaline rush! Big Kart Track is the largest and fastest commercial go-kart track in Australia.
Challenge and test your skills on our 1200m long racetrack with our 50 Go-Karts, it is sure to be an experience you will never forget. We even
have a separate kids track! Book a party in our fully themed venue exclusively holding up to 200 people. We can organise anything from catering
to personalised trophies. Big Kart Track is open 7 days - 9am until 5pm Monday to Thursday and every Friday and Saturday until 10pm. For more
details check out our website. See you on the track for some fun!
website : Big Kart Track
You'll find original artworks, sculptures, furniture, handmade toys, homewares, and skincare, as well as cutting edge fashion and jewellery
by local designers, all guided by our ethos of "we make it, bake it, grow it, sew it"
website : Eumundi Markets
The community-owned Majestic Theatre, one of Tourism Queensland's 150 Must-Do's for 2009, presents regular screenings of silent films. In
true 1920s style, our regular screenings of silent films are presented with live accompaniment on a Compton pipe organ...as well as a variety
of live performances and community events. The heritage-listed theatre was fully refurbished in 2007. While the golden age of silent cinema
lives on at the Majestic, business seminars, wedding ceremonies & receptions, birthday parties, corporate conventions, community concerts
& events, dance parties and specially themed film nights are all possible. Call us to discuss your needs today.
website : Majestic Theatre
Noosa Ferry Cruise
The Noosa Ferry Cruise Company operates a daily ferry cruise service between the historic riverside town of Tewantin and along the beautiful
waterways past Noosaville (with great views across to Noosa's north shore) and Noosa Sound into the heart of Noosa Heads with its famous beaches
shopping eateries and national park. The Noosa Ferry operates seven days a week with evening services every Friday and Saturday. The Noosa Ferry
also offers a fantastic pre dinner cruise the Noosa Ferry Sunset Cruise Tuesdays to Saturdays inclusive. Both cruises are $20.00 each for an
adult fare. The Noosa Ferry is also available for private charter, weddings, special occasions, corporate events and transfers.
website : Noosa Ferry Cruise
The Ginger Factory
As one of the Sunshine Coast's largest and most popular tourist attractions find out why millions of visitors keep coming back to the Ginger
Factory. There's so much to discover, taste, see and do! Drop in and enjoy educational tours, entertaining rides, great shopping facilities and
a whole lot of fun. Dine at the all-new cafe with an ever-changing menu featuring the region's best produce. The Ginger Factory is the perfect
year-round destination to discover the real taste of Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
website : The Ginger Factory
Underwater World Sunshine Coast
UnderWater World, an all weather aquarium on the Sunshine Coast. Boasting Australia's best seal show and Queensland's largest Oceanarium with
thousands of marine animals plus more than 14 presentations daily.
website : Underwater World Sunshine Coast
source : www.visitnoosa.com.au