Noosa, Queensland

The popular seaside township of Noosa is ideally situated on the northern end of the Sunshine Coast and is one of Australia's premium holiday destinations because it combines the perfect seaside escape with casual sophistication and a raft of exciting holiday activities. At Noosa you will find that the tropical, sandy beaches meet the unspoilt expanses of the Noosa National Park, which opens up a myriad of fun and interesting options for singles, couples and families alike. When you combine these natural wonders together with great surfing breaks, an array of water based activities such as fishing, boating, swimming and kayaking, boutique shopping and lots of exciting day trips it is no wonder that Noosa is universally accepted as Australia's premier, coastal holiday destination.

Whilst you are staying in Noosa you can be as relaxed or as adventurous as you like. Some people may want to simply enjoy the breathtaking coastline scenery with a long walk, take a sunset wine cruise along the tranquil Noosa River or enjoy some of the delicious food that is on offer at the many alfresco cafes and fine dining restaurants. On the other hand other people may want to spend their holiday rock climbing, diving with sharks, camel riding, water skiing, deep sea fishing or even learning to surf in the soft, gentle waves of the Noosa surf beach. Some of the main attractions that you can visit whilst staying in Noosa include Fraser Island which is the world's largest sand island, the Glasshouse Mountains in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, the crocodiles and other animals at Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo, the famous Eumundi Markets, the Ettamogah Pub, Aussie World and the koalas, dolphins and turtles at the Noosa National park. Situated in nearby Mooloolaba you may also want to spend an afternoon at the southern hemisphere's largest oceanarium, Underwater World, where you can see a vast array of sharks, crocodiles, stingrays, seals and hundreds of other marine animals.

The main street within the township of Noosa itself is Hastings Street. Here you will find lots of holiday makers browsing through the many boutique shops, dining at the cosmopolitan restaurants & cafes or exploring the numerous galleries. From here you can take a short walk to the north facing Noosa beach, stroll along the Noosa riverfront or meet up with friends for a drink at Noosa Harbour. With a relaxed atmosphere, wide range of accommodation options, great weather and so much to see and do Noosa is an affordable holiday destination for families, couples and groups of friends.

How To Get There :      You can either fly into the Brisbane Airport or the much closer Sunshine Coast Airport (formerly known as the Maroochydore Airport). Both of these airports are serviced regularly by various international and domestic airlines. From the airports you can either hire a car and drive north along the Bruce Highway to Noosa, or alternatively you can catch the regular bus service to Noosa with drop-offs direct to the doorstep of many hotels.

If you are driving then head north from Brisbane along the Bruce Highway for approximately 95 kilometres until you get to the Noosa Heads/Eumundi turn off. This will bypass you around Eumundi and take you directly into the township of Noosa.

Weather :      Noosa enjoys really great weather with a hot tropical summer and a beautifully warm winter. Noosa is coldest during Winter (June to August) with the average daily maximum temperature of 20°C and a minimum temperature of 10°C. During Spring (September to November) Noosa experiences the least amount of rain and features warm days with an average maximum temperature of 24°C. During Summer (December to February) Noosa warms up to an average maximum temperature of 27.5°C and a minimum of 21.3°C. Most of Noosa's rain falls between December and May, although during this time it is still warm enough to swim at the beautiful beaches.

Suitable For :      Family holidays, group getaways and couples looking for relaxation.

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