Top things to do in Noosa

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Top things to do in Noosa

Noosa Heads has so much to offer, from beautiful beaches to hinterlands, surf points, wildlife and National Parks, you’re spoilt for things to do. We spent 6 months living in Noosa and explored everything it had to offer. Here are the top things to do in Noosa Heads.

1. The Fairy Pools

The Fairy Pools are a couple of crystal clear rock pools found deep within Noosa National Park.  Here you will find beautiful ocean views where you can spot dolphins (and whales in the right season) if you’re lucky. Be sure to head here early to take a dip and have the pools to yourself.

Noosa fairy pools

For a guide to the Fairy Pools click here

2. Booloumba creek

Situated in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Booloumba Creek is a beautiful natural pool with turquoise water, it’s perfect for a summer swim. Hike through the wilderness and hear the sounds of whip birds and the rustling of the Bush turkeys. This place is so tranquil and peaceful it’s perfect if you love nature and you can also camp there for the night. It’s situated only an hour away from Noosa Heads, the drive there is wonderful.

Booloumba Creek, sunshine coast


3. Paradise Caves

Crystal clear rock pools with amazing ocean views. This hidden gem is situated in the Sunshine Beach Hinterland section. Paradise caves still remain unknown to many locals so it really is a secret spot. The cave is huge and involves a mini adventure to get there.

paradise caves Noosa


4. Noosa National Park

The National Park is huge and consists of many beautiful beaches and points of interest. Eg Noosa fairy pools & paradise caves. Here you will find world class waves at many of the points throughout the National Park. A must visit destination for any surfer. Notable spots are Tea Tree Bay, Granite Bay & Alexandria bay. Whilst visiting Noosa National Park don’t forget to explore the hinterland sections for some koala spotting. If you don’t spot a koala you will definitely find a bush turkey 😉

sunset at tea tree bay Noosa national park Tea tree bay in Noosa national park

5. Hastings Street

If you’re visiting Noosa Heads no visit is complete without a trip to Hastings Street. Many shops, restaurants and cafes line the street towards the river mouth. If you fancy a little luxury then Hastings Street is for you. Take a stroll at dusk and enjoy the trees sparkling with fairy lights. Hastings Street is a little gem not to be missed.


6. Surfing

Surfing is an absolute must in Noosa. There are many points to surf at but the most notable points are National Park and Tea Tree Bay. If you’re a beginner you can try surfing on Noosa Main Beach. You can rent a board for 1 hour for $20. Or, if surfing isn’t for you (or like me you just can’t seem to crack it) why not try paddle boarding.

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Where to stay

There are many accommodations in Noosa and the surrounding area to stay. From luxury to budget, you will find something that’s suitable for you.

For budget accommodations –Nomads Noosa Backpackers

For mid-budge- The Anchor Motel Noosa

If you’re living in a van and need a place to stay there is a free camping site situated 30 mins away called Belli Creek Park.

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