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What To See and Do in Noosa

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The most obvious draw for those holidaying in Noosa would be the prospect of sunbathing on sandy beaches and swimming in sparkling blue seas. However, there's plenty more ways to enjoy the relaxed coastal lifestyle of the region, and a wide variety of leisure activities that cater to those looking for a little holiday fun.

Learn to surf in Noosa


Perhaps you've always dreamed of taking up surfing, but you're intimidated at the thought of standing up straight on a board? A holiday in Noosa offers the ideal opportunity to realize these ambitions, courtesy of a surf school situated right on Main Beach. The coaches venture into the water beside you while they teach the necessary skills. Classes cater to both beginners and those seeking to improve their boarding technique, and are available throughout the year.


  • Noosa Learn To Surf, Claude Batten Drive, Noosa Heads QLD 4567; Tel: +61 418 787 577; Website: Noosa Learn To Surf

Cruise down Noosa River


A sail down Noosa River offers a relaxing experience backed by lush scenery. Boat tours can take you on a serene cruise around the spit at the end of Hastings Street, along the river past Noosaville, and towards Makepeace Island. Fishing and having a sunset picnic on a sandbar are just some of the activities you can do on the way.


  • Noosa Dreamboats, Sheraton Wharf, 14 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads QLD, 4567; Tel: +61 414 990 708; Website: Noosa Dreamboats

  • O Boat Hire, 222 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville QLD 4566; Tel: + 61 7 5449 7513; Website: O Boat Hire


Golf and fishing


Golf and fishing are both popular choices for travellers wishing to get outdoors amongst Noosa’s lush scenery. Weekend golfers can indulge at the Noosa Par 3 Golf Course, whilst the Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort offers a chance to practice your swing on an 18-hole championship layout. Angling experiences in Noosa range from rock and boat fishing to crabbing in the river.



Visit Noosa's markets


Noosa’s colourful weekend markets are an institution. Every Sunday morning you'll find the Noosa Farmer's Market among the gum trees in nearby Noosaville. Here, you'll be able to sample a wide range of fresh organic produce and pamper yourself with local skincare products. If arts and crafts are more your thing, take a short drive to the Eumundi Markets - held on Wednesday and Saturday mornings - for a range of artworks, sculptures, furniture, and homewares.


  • Noosa Farmer's Market, Australian Football Club, 149 Weyba Road, Noosaville QLD 4566; Tel: + 61 418 769 374; Website: Noosa Farmer's Market

  • Eumundi Markets, Memorial Drive, Eumundi QLD 4562; Tel: +61 7 5442 7106; Website: Eumundi Markets


Pamper yourself


There are plenty of retreats in Noosa where you can indulge in a spa, massage, or some general beauty therapy. Hastings Street alone has dozens of options, including the Aqua Day Spa, located in the Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa. In Noosaville, Kansha Natural Therapies focuses on wellness, while Balance Noosa can bring massage, yoga, pilates, and beauty therapy to your hotel.


  • Aqua Day Spa, 14-16 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads QLD 4567; Tel: +61 7 5449 4888; Website: Aqua Day Spa

  • Kansha Natural Therapies, 6 Mary St, Noosaville QLD 4566; Tel: +61 7 5473 0724; Website: Kansha Natural Therapies