Noosa HeadsAustralia

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Visit Noosa Heads

Some of the east coast's best beaches, beautiful hinterland and stylish restaurants make this upmarket, ocean-front town one of Australia's favourite destinations.

Pack a beach towel, grabyour sunglasses and head up to one of Australia’s best-known beachdestinations. A fishing village until the mid 20th-century, its excellentbeaches and the stunning Noosa River have seen it transformed into a popularholiday destination. Locals have made sure it hasn’t suffered too heavily fromthe development, though. More than 30 percent of the area is protected forestor parkland, and height restrictions have kept the skyline low. This is a placewhere you can park the car, walking is all the transport you will need.

Head to the beach to cooloff in the waves. Main Beach is safe and perfect for kids, while the beachesaround Noosa National Park are better for surfers. You can rent boards or booksome lessons at places all around town.

Go hiking in NoosaNational Park at the southern end of the town. The trails are easy and windthrough a cool forest, taking you past hidden beaches and coves and revealingsome lovely views along the way. The national park is home to several rare nativespecies. Keep your eyes open and look up, and you may be lucky enough to spot akoala or a black-cockatoo.

If you would like to seesome of Australia’s rarer or more dangerous species, head to Australia Zoo,which is less than an hour to the south. Another trip worth the effort is acruise along the Noosa River to admire more of the area’s stunningscenery.

Fishing enthusiasts can either organize trips along the river orout to sea, or fish right from the beach. Shopping fans will enjoy HastingsStreet, the main thoroughfare, which is lined with boutiques and upmarketstores. In the evenings, walk the streets and choose from a good range ofrestaurants, or just relax on a balcony and enjoy the view.

Popular things to do in Noosa Heads

Noosa Beach
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Noosa Beach

4.5/5(51 reviews)

Pristine white-sand shores, calm waters and lush forest alongside cosmopolitan shopping and dining await in this fashionable beachside town.

Hastings Street
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Hastings Street

4.5/5(28 reviews)

Located in the heart of Noosa Heads, this beachside street is a chic enclave of cosmopolitan cafés, resort-style accommodation and designer shopping.

Noosa National Park
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Noosa National Park

5/5(20 reviews)

Hike between secluded beaches through rainforest and grasslands in this beautiful national park, where koalas live in trees and dolphins play in the bays.

Little Cove Beach
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Little Cove Beach

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Little Cove Beach during your trip to Noosa Heads? Stroll along the beautiful beaches in this romantic area, or check out its top-notch restaurants.

Mooloolaba Beach
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Mooloolaba Beach

4.5/5(38 reviews)

Cool off in the water, stroll along the coastal esplanade and scuba dive among military shipwrecks.

Coolum Beach
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Coolum Beach

4.5/5(23 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Coolum Beach, a popular beach in Peregian Beach. Take some time to visit the spas in this relaxing area.

Top activities in Noosa Heads

Noosa Surfing Lesson
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Noosa Surfing Lesson


Learn what it takes to surf like a pro and pick up the techniques required to ride the waves during this helpful lesson with excellent instructors. On a board designed with beginners in mind, get your balance in the surf and aim to ride a wave fully standing up in your very first lesson.

Fraser Island 2-Day ECO Tour
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Fraser Island 2-Day ECO Tour


Explore the natural wonders of the world's largest sand island on this 2-day adventure. Venture to breathtaking beaches, lakes, and rainforests in this UNESCO-listed paradise, and stay overnight in fun hostel-style accommodations.

Everglades Eco Safari Cruise (Cruise 'n' Canoe)
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Everglades Eco Safari Cruise (Cruise 'n' Canoe)


Your Everglades Adventure Discover the river of mirrors cruise 'n' canoe style! Your safari begins with a boat cruise across the magnificient wetlands of the Noosa River to the start of the Australia’s Everglades.

Dolphin View Kayaking + Great Beach Drive Day Adventure
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Dolphin View Kayaking + Great Beach Drive Day Adventure


Experience an Epic Ocean Adventure back to nature and into the wild with our Dolphin View Kayak Tour. We take you on a stunning Great Beach Drive into the Great Sandy National Park to the spectacular Double Island Point.

Learn to Surf Australia's Longest Wave + Beach 4wd Day Trip
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Learn to Surf Australia's Longest Wave + Beach 4wd Day Trip


Surf lessons from Noosa at Double Island Point, home of Australia’s longest and safest beginner wave. We take you away from the crowds where you can learn to surf on super fun long waves that will make your progression rewarding and fast.

Sunshine Coast Airport Private Transfers to Noosa
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Sunshine Coast Airport Private Transfers to Noosa


Direct pick up to/from Sunshine Coast Airport to destination Direct drop off to/from destination to Sunshine Coast Airport

Reviews of Noosa Heads


Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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5/5 - Excellent


Nov 24, 2019

Clean and tidy area

5/5 - Excellent


Sep 21, 2019

Lovely and relaxing place for a getaway

4/5 - Good

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Jun 21, 2019

Dining, swimming, shopping...

2/5 - Disappointing


Jan 2, 2019

Should have been a nice stay, but multiple issues and zero customer service made it pretty difficult to enjoy.

5/5 - Excellent


Oct 11, 2018

Great place to visit with a Family and children, save and friendly environment