A Guide to Noosa: Top Sights to See
Noosa is a quintessential getaway town filled with surfing, scenery, food, and fun. Combine that with the moderate weather and white sandy beaches, and it is easy to see why many visitors never want to leave. If you are around Noosaville, here are a couple of must-see sights and attractions for your stay.
Visit Noosa National Park
Cattycorner to Noosa Heads, the national park is the pride and joy of the Sunshine Coast. The park hosts some of the most exceptional wildlife and scenery in the region. The 40-hectare park is also a critically important preserve that is home to several rare and endangered species.
Many visitors enjoy adventuring along the boardwalk and trails that run next to Tea Tree Bay and Granite Bay. Noosa National Park is home to Hells Gates, too. The site is a popular lookout for sea turtles and humpback whales.
It is essential to go koala-spotting while you are in Noosa National Park. The region is home to approximately 30 of these sleepy marsupials, including the late Harper, who regularly visited the trees outside the Hastings Street surf club. Park rangers keep track of daily koala sightings too. That way, you can find one in no time.
Take a Swim in the Fairy Pools
The Fairy Pools are a tidal rock pool along the coastline in Noosa National Park. Millions of years of erosion have helped form expansive cavities in the seaside basalt rocks. The results include natural Jacuzzis that offer unparalleled views of the ocean. Make sure to grab some sunscreen and check the tides before making the trek to this national treasure.
Day Trip to Fraser Island
If there is one thing you need to do in Noosa, it is to visit Fraser Island. The 123-kilometre sand island is the largest of its kind in the world as it sits off the coast of Queensland. Fraser Island is home to untamed beaches and forests that provide some of the country’s most exceptional wilderness adventures.
Make sure to go on one of the whale watching tours while you are there. Hervey Bay comes with the honour of the Whale Watch Capital of the World. Settlers in the region have seen whales in the bay as far back as 1770. Visitors can also go hiking, fishing, four-wheeling and swimming as well as go on a Segway tour, spa visit, or relax at the sunset bar.
Learn to Longboard
Noosa is home to some of the best waves in Australia. There are sections of the coastline tailor-made for beginners as well as others for seasoned veterans. Noosa even received the distinction as the 10th World Surfing Reserve in November of 2017.
If you are looking to ride some waves, make sure to visit Noosa Longboards for the board, swim trunks, and other gear. People that are first-timers can take lessons, too, from Merrick’s Learn to Surf and Noosa Surf Lessons. Both offer personalised sessions for $65 per person for 2 hours and 1.5 hours, respectively.