Relax and Play in Noosa

Attracting a variety of interstate visitors, international tourists, backpackers and Brisbanites looking for a weekend getaway at the beach, Noosa is the uncontested place to be if you’re after surf, sand and entertainment. Boasting a laid-back way of life, as well as plenty of activities to keep you busy, whether you’re keen to escape the rat race or get your heart pumping, Noosa won’t disappoint. Here are four great ways to relax and play in this gem of a holiday destination.

Work up a Sweat at the National Park

Walking or jogging along the well-worn paths at the Noosa National Park, you’ll be wowed by beautiful coastal views, leafy rainforest tracks and open woodlands. If you’re going on a longer circuit, remember to take a bottle of water with you and always wear a hat and sunscreen. In no time at all, you’ll be feeling at one with nature and all those bills, deadlines and work emails will be spirited away. The main access point for the park is at the end of Park Road, where there is a car park. Unless you are arriving early in the morning, however, you’ll most likely find no available parking spaces, so be prepared. If you’re staying at the Outrigger Little Hastings Street, the National Park is simply a 15-minute walk away.

Have a Dip at the Beach

From super-keen surfers to nervous or young swimmers, there’s a stretch of sand and coastline for everyone in the Noosa area. The Main Beach is the most popular option for holidaymakers and families as it provides a moderate to gentle surf, is patrolled by lifeguards and is only metres away from Hastings Street. For those that want to avoid waves completely, Little Cove is a tiny inlet that can be accessed from Park Road and is ideal for a relaxing dip. Those who like a bit more of a challenge, or want to do some surfing, will love the swell at Sunshine Beach and Tea Tree Bay – just be sure to check whether the lifeguards and flags are around.

Shop up a Storm

Everyone’s heard of retail therapy and for good reason too! Treat yourself and indulge in a little shopping to get those endorphins pumping and to banish those worries! Noosa’s Hastings Street is not only the main strip for the area, but it’s a hotspot for boutiques and shops selling a variety of wares, including swimsuits, designer-label outfits, and arts and crafts. After a tiring day of paving the pavement and flexing those bank cards, simply walk up the road to the Sheraton Noosa Resort and Spa, where you can enjoy ultra-comfortable accommodation.

Indulge in First-class Seafood

Thongs and bikinis may be all the rage as you stroll around this beach community, but when it comes to food, you can expect dishes far from casual (although you can always count on a local fish and chips store to satisfy!). Local stand-outs include Berado’s Restaurant and Bar, Coconut Grove and Sails. At Berado’s, you can expect fine dining at its best, not to mention some simply divine décor. At Coconut Grove, near Sunshine Beach, you’ll enjoy an equally delicious menu, but also a more relaxed affair. While there, be sure to try the seasonal three-course menu. Finally, for picturesque beachside views, choose a table outside at Sails, located on Hastings Street. The seafood here is fresh and utterly exquisite.

Now that you have plenty of ideas on what to see and do in Noosa, it’s time to book your holiday! Browse our holiday packages online here or call us on 1300 000 753 to speak with a knowledgeable travel expert straight away.