Revel in the natural beauty of one of Queensland’s most stylish beach villages.
Noosa has a star quality all its own and just like a Hollywood A-lister, this stunning beachside town knows how to show off those natural good looks to full advantage. With plenty of stylish boutiques plus classic Noosa restaurants and stylish bars at Noosa Heads, the main tourist strip is deservedly popular but there is so much more to this popular holiday destination. You're spoiled for choice when it comes to the best Noosa things to do. Whether you prefer kayaking on a Noosa Everglades tour, sailing around the stunning coastline on Noosa boat tours, horse riding at Lake Weyba, eating your way up and down Hastings Street or hitting the trails in Noosa National Park, you will find plenty to keep you entertained as you soak up the great Noosa weather.
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Everyone travelling on an Intrepid trip must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of carriage.
All travellers are required to produce:
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
All children aged 5 to 17 years old must provide proof of vaccination (if eligible), proof of recovery or a negative COVID-19 test.
If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, you may apply for an exemption. Exemptions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To apply, you must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional.
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Noosa is a 2-hour drive north of Brisbane along the Bruce Highway. Sunshine Coast Airport is the closest airport to Noosa. If you fly into Sunshine Coast Airport, you will need to drive, catch a public bus or a taxi, or arrange a shuttle bus transfer to Noosa. The trip from Sunshine Coast Airport to Noosa takes approximately 40 minutes by car and slightly longer on the bus which stops along the way.
It's easy to walk around Noosa as most of the area is flat, aside from the hill between Noosa Heads and Noosa Junction. If you would like to travel further afield, local bus services are available. You can also catch a taxi, get an Uber or rent a hire car.
Anytime of year is a good time to visit Noosa. Summer is hot and humid and perfect for swimming. Spring and Autumn are cooler and Noosa Heads and the surrounding area tends to be quieter. In winter, whales are frequently spotted in the surrounding waters. School holidays are exceptionally busy and best avoided as Noosa accommodation prices are high and popular spots such as Noosa's Main Beach, Little Cove Beach, and the Eumundi Markets can be crowded. It can also be difficult to get a seat on some Noosa tours and at popular Noosa restaurants.
Noosa is a laid back destination so pack casual clothes such as active wear for enjoying Noosa National Park, casual dresses and shorts and t-shirts. Pack a few smart casual outfits or resort wear if you're planning on visiting any of the more upmarket restaurants and bars on Hastings Street. Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat are a must, even in winter, as the sun reflects off the sparkling ocean. There is a convenience store in Hastings Street and a supermarket at Noosa Junction if you have forgotten to pack any essentials.
Noosa is a laid back destination so people tend to wear casual clothes such as active wear and shorts and t-shirts. However, you might want to dress up in smart casual clothes or resort wear to fit in with the stylish local crowd at the upmarket restaurants and bars on Hastings Street.
There is good WiFi coverage in and around Noosa. If you are visiting the Noosa North Shore or exploring the Noosa Everglades you may experience short periods with no internet access.
There is good mobile phone coverage in and around Noosa. If you are visiting the Noosa North Shore or exploring the Noosa Everglades you may experience short periods with no mobile phone signal.
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