A Weekend in Noosa

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I’ve finally found some time to start catching up on my posts from Australia and just HAD to write about Noosa first! It was one of my favourite places we visited and one I highly recommend you go to if you’re travelling the east coast of Australia.

Noosa is around a 2 hour drive north of Brisbane on the stunning east coast of Australia and known as a swanky resort town with gorgeous boutiques, alfresco restaurants and beautiful, white sandy beaches.

I can confirm that it is all those things and more! We drove up for a weekend of relaxation and fun; exploring the beautiful wildlife, coastline and enjoying the delicious food on offer.

 

Things To Do In Noosa

With such a great climate, there’s plenty to do in Noosa – most of which involves being outside. Yay!

 

Noosa National Park

 

This is easily accessible from the main beach and is home to wild Koalas! I was amazed to spot 3 Koalas cuddling up on the trees when we came. It’s very rare to see Koalas in the wild, but you can do so right here in Noosa. Keep an eye out on the Ranger’s station when you enter the park with details on where the Koalas are hanging out that day.

 

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Can you spot the Koala?

Noosa Main Beach

This beautiful beach is just a short walk from central Hastings Street and has gorgeous fine sand and crystal clear blue waters. I definitely recommend whiling away an afternoon here, chilling out and listening to the ocean.

 

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Water-sports

You can do it all in Noosa, whether you want to try Paddleboarding, surfing, kayaking or wind-surfing there’s something for everyone here. Because of its unique location, Noosa is surrounded by water – either from the sea or nearby Lake Weyban so you’ll never be stuck for aquatic activities!

 

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Hastings Street

Bustling Hastings Street is full of stylish restaurants, bars and shops that truly epitomise why Noosa is such a revered Holiday Town. I highly recommend the breakfast at 10 Hastings Street Cafe (they even do Matcha Lattes!)

 

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Fraser Island

Unfortunately we didn’t have time to visit Fraser Island, but it’s pretty much a backpacking must do for the East Coast. You can find my tours that set off from Noosa and it makes a great vantage point from which you can explore Fraser Island from (it’s around a 3 hour drive away).

 

The Botanical Gardens

 

Comprising of eight hectares of native and exotic plant species, a visit to the Botanical Gardens is a relaxing and inspiring experience. I loved sitting amongst the wildlife and wandering around these beautiful gardens.

 

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Come and join the adventure…

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