As the international tourists flood the famous attractions of Queensland’s coast, those in the know are relaxing and strolling the beaches of Noosa, basking in the warmth of their own secret paradise. Noosa is just a 90-minute drive from Brisbane, but a world away from wherever it is you’ve come from.
Noosa’s natural surroundings are unique – gentle rivers and lagoons, fragrant bushlands, thick clusters of gum trees and miles of gorgeous sandy beaches lining the dazzling Coral Sea. Every corner offers a different breathtaking view you just want to dive into. Spot wildlife such as koalas, birds and fish, or enjoy the many easy walking trails through the hinterland. The water is the big attraction here and there are countless places to paddle, swim, surf, snorkel and sail, as well as jet ski, water ski and dive, or explore the reef by whichever means you prefer.
You get more than just sand between your toes and beachy hair in Noosa, however. Australia’s jet set have been coming here for years and its tasteful elegance will closely match anything the Italian coast has to offer. Stroll the upmarket boutiques and homewares stores of Hastings Street or relax over a leisurely meal in any one of the local cafés or restaurants. Enjoy a coffee and then a massage, or maybe a cocktail and then a manicure, followed by some easy shopping and a refreshing swim before an excellent gourmet dinner at one of Queensland’s best restaurants.
Whether it’s getting back to nature in Noosa National Park, freshening up your summer wardrobe in the boutiques of Hastings Street, feeding your soul on the pristine stretch of Main Beach or dreaming of a different life as you stroll the Eumundi local markets, Noosa has all the essential ingredients for a perfect holiday – you’ll be captivated on arrival.