See whales in Noosa
With record numbers of humpback whales (30,000+) migrating up Queensland’s coast and back to Antarctica through Noosa’s waters between July and the end of October, there are many wonderful sightings of these amazing mammals. If you’re lucky enough to see (or hear) a whale, it’s something you’ll never forget.
Cycling in Noosa - from bush to beach
Cycle Noosa’s coastal and hinterland roads and trails and you’ll find yourself riding alongside the beautiful waters of the Coral Sea and Noosa River, on rainforest tracks, and roads that lead to mountain climbs and country cafes. Mountain bikers, road racers, weekend riders, triathletes, families and those who haven't ridden for years all find a place to pedal in Noosa.
New tastes, stays, shopping and ways to explore Noosa
Discover new tastes, stays, shopping and ways to explore Noosa, the Relaxation Capital of Australia. Here are a few great new experiences, tastes and cool bars in town – just another reason to book your Noosa holiday.
See what you've been missing
Kinga Atkinson - AWOL FAMILY
Wake to the sunrise over the water, stand up paddle on the ‘river of mirrors,’ spot the stingrays by the shore and BBQ under the stars! A Noosa houseboat holiday is the perfect way to start your NEW Noosa adventure!
Inaugural Noosa Classic Gran Fondo cycling event
Nat Bromhead | Bicycling Australia
The first annual Noosa Classic Gran Fondo cycling event takes riders through Noosa's villages and countryside on Sunday 26 August, showcasing brilliant cycling and the laidback lifestyle Noosa is renowned for.
NOOSA alive! 10 days and nights of stellar shows
Li Cunxin and the Queensland Ballet, Carlotta, theatre legend Maggie Dence, young music theatre sensation Blake Bowden, Katie Noonan and Michael Leunig, Barrie Cassidy with Insiders, Stephen Curry, legendary press photographer Bruce Postle and songwriter Mike McClellan head to Noosa for some winter sun for NOOSA alive!, 10 days and nights of all things entertainment.
Runaway to Noosa and lap up new marathon event
Before the word ‘marathon’ scares you off, there’s everything from a 5km fun run (or walk) to a 10km run and other distances – even a kids’ run – at the inaugural Runaway Noosa Marathon on Saturday 26 May. Or come for the ocean swim events on Sunday, watch the action from the sidelines or join in the fun of Festival Village.
Your ultimate guide to Noosa Food & Wine 2018
Food, wine, beer, celebrity chefs, cocktails, live music, yoga, masterclasses, sunsets and beach parties … we’ve got you covered at the Noosa Food & Wine Festival from 17-20 May.
Celebrate the coffee bean at Junction Java
It's Noosa’s first coffee festival - it's time to celebrate the coffee bean at the Noosa Junction Java Festival this Saturday 19 May!
Walking in Noosa – from coast to mountain-tops and National Parks
Walking in Noosa can take you from the popular coastal tracks of Noosa National Park to remote eucalypt forests and giant sand dunes on the Cooloola Great Walk, and from mountain lookouts to the hinterland tracks of the Noosa Trail Network.
Easter school holiday fun in Noosa
There's plenty of Easter holiday fun around Noosa - meet the Easter Bunny, join an Easter egg hunt or cheese-rolling contest, see a magic show, get up close to wildlife, make your own lollipops, learn to sail, see outdoor movies, check out fun new rides, and much more.
An Amazing New Concept Surfboard & Coffee Shop
The Urban List Sunshine Coast
What do you get when you mix super sexy surfboards and uber smooth coffee all in one space? You get a revolutionary concept that will be loved by the masses. We’re thrilled to announce this place does exist on the Sunshine Coast, and it’s literally just opened. Let us introduce you to Waterpistols Surfboards + Laguna Bowls.
Top 5 at Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing
From sun-up to sun-down, from the points of Noosa National Park headland to the sands of Main Beach, the Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing returns to the shores of Laguna Bay from 10-17 March for its 27th annual celebration of everything surfing.
An Inside Look: The Hottest New Brewery In Noosa Is Land & Sea
The Urban List Sunshine Coast
Our friends at The Urban Sunshine Coast recently paid a visit to Noosa's newest brewery, Land & Sea. Here’s what they discovered...
8 reasons to walk 88km from Noosa to Rainbow Beach
Me & My Travel Bugs
Thinking about hiking one of Australia’s up-and-coming Great Walks? Between Noosa and Rainbow Beach, lies a remote region of tall eucalypt forests, hidden sub-tropical rainforests, epic coastal cliffs and giant sand dunes just waiting to be explored. Here’s eight reasons why the Cooloola Great Walk should be on your hiking bucket list this year.
Happy Valentine's Day - you'll fall in love with Noosa
Celebrate love in Noosa this Valentine’s Day and spoil the ones you love – or just spoil yourself! Whether you're a hopeless romantic and would love nothing better than dinner under the stars or a private sunset river cruise, or outdoors adventure is what gets your heart racing, there’s plenty to fall in love with in Noosa.
Book now for Noosa Food & Wine 2018
The beautiful Noosa waterways will be a magical backdrop for Noosa Food & Wine 2018 with some of Australia’s best chefs, winemakers and foodies heading to this gorgeous coastal and hinterland region for four days of celebrations from 17-20 May.
7 great natural Noosa experiences
Explore 7 great natural Noosa experiences - from mountain biking in Tewantin National Park to an eco cruise and fresh, local Noosa flavours.
Walk and cruise Noosa in winter
Marco! … Polo! Usually the sound of summer in Australia. I’m overlooking the pool at Mantra French Quarter Noosa with a glass of Lanson in hand and it is supposedly winter. Don’t tell the kids. Perhaps winter never comes to Noosa...
Close encounters with whales
Just how close to a humpback whale would you feel comfortable being? Watching the majesty of humpbacks as they travel through the warm waters off Noosa on their annual migration north is an unforgettable sight – their playful tail slaps, breaches, sprays and fin ‘waves’ seem even more incredible when you consider their size … around 15m in length and weighing more than 35 tonnes!
5 Fab Foreign Experiences You Can Have In Noosa
The Global Goddess
Some days you just have to let the world come to you. I was recently back in beautiful Noosa on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. I’ve been up there a lot lately, more by default than design, and what’s really cool is that every time I’m there, I discover a host of new things. On this trip, I stumbled across some cool international experiences in which you can indulge. Here are five of my favourites.
Noosa's Tinker the Travelling Caravan
The Noosa Wedding Blogger
Are you planning a Noosa wedding? The Noosa Wedding Blogger shares some vintage themed ideas that might offer fresh inspiration...
Our Top 10 NOOSA alive! picks
From Fire in the Sky to some seriously hot talent on stage, warm up in Noosa this winter with NOOSA alive! – 10 magical days and nights of music, theatre, food and fun from 21-30 July.
Fashionable Hastings St to Noosa North Shore's coloured dunes
From the fashionable Hastings Street to the unspoiled beaches of Noosa’s North Shore. Here’s your 5 day Noosa holiday itinerary. Relax or explore? There’s no reason not to do both. No cooking on this trip. Just heaps of fun and lots of new memories!
7 things not to miss when visiting Noosa
If you haven’t been back to Noosa for a while or have an upcoming trip, Nikki Parkinson's seven things not to miss when visiting Noosa might offer fresh inspiration...
Top ways to spoil mum (or yourself) in Noosa
Spoil mum this Mother’s Day, Sunday 14 May with a special Noosa treat - from food, wine and jewels to theatre, thrilling adventure tours and flowers. We've put together a few ideas for you, or call into our Noosa Visitor Information Centre in Hastings Street, Noosa Heads or at Noosa Marina, Tewantin.
Kayaking the Noosa Everglades
Me & My Travel Bugs
As the sun slowly rises above the tree canopy of the Noosa Everglades and native birds fill the air with their morning songs, we stop paddling and find ourselves floating on clouds...
Walk your way to relaxation in Noosa
You never know where a walk in Noosa will take you – from sunrise on a mountain top to sunset over Noosa National Park’s secluded bays; from wilderness hikes to pristine lakes; from the Noosa Trail Network’s hinterland scenery to the ancient rainforests and sandblows of World Heritage-listed Fraser Island.
Matt Sinclair's Top 10
Matt Sinclair, Noosa ambassador, MasterChef contestant and Noosa local shares his top 10 favourite things about Noosa...
Action in and out of the water for Noosa Festival of Surfing
What better way to welcome autumn in Noosa than with the Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing, the biggest surfing event in the world, with its annual 8 days of fun in and out of the water from 4-11 March?
3 little words to cool you down - Noosa Summer Swim
Noosa + summer + swim - with the heat being felt in many places across Australia this week, these three words instantly seem to cool things down, so this weekend's (11-12 February 2017) Noosa Summer Swim event with short and long courses seems perfectly timed to bring some relief.
Noosa named in 50 best places to travel in 2017
Noosa has been named as one of only two Australian destinations in the 50 Best Places to Travel in 2017 list by the world’s most influential travel brand – Travel + Leisure.
Things to do in Noosa with kids or without
Courtney Atkinson, 3-time Noosa Triathlon winner, Olympian and all round nice guy recently visited Noosa with his wife and two children. They spent 48 hours exploring beyond Hastings Street. Here's what they found...
On the Noosa Wedding Trail
Bentley or Kombi? DJ, cello or band? Fireworks or doves? Beachfront ceremony, golf course or riverside? Restaurant reception or catered in a tipi? There are 1001 questions for anyone thinking of planning a wedding … brides and grooms-to-be can have your queries answered at the very first Noosa Wedding Trail this Sunday 7 August.
Playing tourist in Noosa
Travel Blogger and Landscape Photographer Larissa Dening recently hosted three Canadian Instagrammers in Noosa, showing them some of the best of Noosa's nature. Here's a taste of their experience ...
Mountain biking in Noosa
Mountain bike trails snake their way up and down hill through Tewantin National Park, just 10km west of Noosa Heads, and it’s a fun – and unexpected – experience that’s so close to the water activity that Noosa is usually known for.
Stretch out this weekend with yoga in Noosa
Just relax … so easy to say, but sometimes it seems impossible to do. We’ve found plenty of ways to relax in Noosa – you could say we have made it our purpose in life! Between sunrise strolls on the beach, sunset cocktails and plenty of laidback activity in between, we’ve pretty much mastered the art of relaxation.
High flyers in Noosa
You never know who's going to "drop in" on you in Noosa - Adventure Sports Kite Surf Australia recently hosted keen kite surfers Sir Richard Branson and his former Virgin Australia CEO Brett Godfrey on an adventure along Noosa's eastern beaches.
The other side of Noosa
Guest blogger Liz Bond - This Magnificent Life
Today, it’s hard not to visit a beach and see some Stand Up Paddle boarders (SUP’ers) enjoying their sport on the fringe of the surf riders. Or better still, seeing an early morning SUP’er on a quiet river or canal going through their daily core exercise.
The urban myth is that SUP’ing is as old and traditional as surfing, originating in Hawaii generations ago.
That’s only half true.
Noosa Long Weekend Festival - let the fun begin!
Hastings Street is set to become even more fun and colourful this evening (Friday 15 July) with more than 300 street performers in costumes and feathers strutting along the road for the spectacular free Opening Carnivale Infusion Parade, kicking off the 15th annual Noosa Long Weekend Festival.
Swell predictions for 25th Noosa Festival of Surfing
After last weekend’s swell that saw some great surfing action on Noosa’s points, there are plenty of fingers and toes (even the ones that are hanging 10!) crossed that the waves hang around for the 25th anniversary Noosa Festival of Surfing that gets under way today, Friday 4 March.
Events in and out of the water at Noosa Festival of Surfing
The 25th anniversary Noosa Festival of Surfing unofficially kicks off today, Thursday 3 March, with great events in and out of the water from now through to 12 March.
More than a swim in the ocean
Most of us don’t often get the chance to line up alongside Olympic swimmers and world champions, but that’s just what’s on offer this weekend at the 3rd annual Noosa Summer Swim.
Australia Day in Noosa and beyond
Beach, barbecue, backyard cricket or listening to some of the best songs from the year on the radio – how do you celebrate Australia Day? We’ve got all of those activities – and much more – covered in Noosa and beyond this Tuesday 26 January 2016 … from thong throwing and a talent show to dunny races, burgers, pavlova and crocodiles!
A marvellous day on Fraser Island
By international visitor Isa Grube
I recently had the opportunity to join The Discovery Group for an outstanding day-trip to the world-renowned Fraser Island and would like to share this memorable experience with other visitors to Noosa and the Sunshine Coast.
Reflections of a Noosa summer
My Ocean Bliss
It's autumn already and not that that's a bad thing. We are surrounded by absolutely bliss pretty much all year round here at beautiful Noosa. I do however find myself not quite ready to leave another summer behind me yet. So before I embrace all that autumn has to offer, I'd like to share some of the splendour and bliss of my Noosa summer.
Toes in the sand for Noosa Festival of Surfing
Surfing legends, old guys, gals, tandem surfers and even dogs have made Noosa beach their home this week for the Noosa Festival of Surfing. It’s referred to as “8 days of pure stoke”, “a party on the beach” and “a celebration of the spirit of surfing”, and these sum up pretty well why the Noosa Festival of Surfing holds such a special spot in the hearts of surfers.