Discover Noosa

Join sun-worshippers on the sands of Main Beach and soak up Queensland’s famous rays.

Encompassing three distinctly different zones  Noosa Heads, Noosaville and Noosa Junction  the resort town is a paradise for bohemians, luxe hunters, solace seekers and adventurers alike, and consequently attracts throngs of visitors from all over Australia and the globe. 

Fringed by a sparkling blue bay, lush green escarpment, a sandy spit, a series of islands, and a meandering river, Noosa Heads is the most picturesque of the three zones. Encompassing a lively retail precinct and holding prime position, the hub is also the most happening of the centres—a tourism hotspot, abuzz with activity and atmosphere.

Take a walk along the boardwalk and enjoy a vista of one of Australia’s most iconic beaches. Join sun-worshippers on the sands of Main Beach and soak up Queensland’s famous rays. Stroll Hastings Street, stopping to peruse the racks of notable Australian designers and high-end international fashion labels, or grab a bite to eat at acclaimed eateries and restaurants.  

Follow the boardwalk from Main Beach into Noosa National Park, keeping an eye out for dolphins, whales and koalas. Learn to surf on the calm rolling waves of charming Little Cove. Choose from superb holiday apartments, 5-star resorts or 3 to 4-star hotels to use as a base to explore all the riches the region has to offer. 

Swapping the ocean for the river, Noosaville has its own distinct village character—a relaxed charm, that feels more authentically local than that of neighbouring Noosa Heads. Flanked by Noosa Sound and Munna Point, and located on, and dissected by, the Noosa River, Noosaville is a hub for watersports and leisurely family activities. 

Enjoy a picnic in the foreshore parklands. Take a dip in the cool Noosa River. Dine with friends along the Gympie Terrace esplanade. Explore Thomas Street; Noosaville’s fast evolving boutique restaurant hub. Watch as early morning rowers glide along the river and colourful sailing boats return to their moorings. Hire a jet ski, boat or kayak to explore the river or board the Noosa Ferry to travel between Noosa Marina and Hastings Street.     

Nestled just behind Noosa Heads, Noosa Junction is the town’s central commercial area. A simple street, lined with eateries, boutiques, banks and a cinema and supermarket, the Junction may not be a major tourism hub, but allows locals and visitors to shop for and carry out their everyday needs with convenience. 

Boasting beautiful beaches, colourful bays, lush green hinterland and national park lands, and a cosmopolitan lifestyle and lively calendar of events, the Sunshine Coast hotspot offers an unforgettable escape.

Plan Your Noosa Getaway 

  • Flights to Noosa: Virgin Australia operates flights to the Sunshine Coast, direct from Sydney and Melbourne.
  • Noosa holiday packages: Plan your holiday with expert help, Virgin Australia Holidays offers exceptional Noosa holiday packages.
  • Noosa hotels: Establish a great base from which to fall in love with Noosa. Select from a wide choice of hotels and resorts deals from Agoda.
  • Noosa car hire: Take to the road and discover Noosa, the hinterland, and nearby regions with car hire deals from our partners. 
Words by Alice Nash - Published 16 June 2014
Quick Facts 
Population Approx 310,000
Time Zone GMT +10
Languages English (official)
Currency Australian dollar (AUD)
Electricity 220 – 240v 50Hz
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