7 things to do in Noosa, Australia

I just love Noosa. This place will always have a special place in my heart. to do in noosa

I worked, for three months, in the Sheraton Hotel (now Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort) on Hastings street. I worked in the restaurant ‘Peter Kuruvita Noosa Beach House’ but I also did the in room dining in the Sheraton itself. Peter Kuruvita is a famous chef in Australia and around and is one of the nicest persons ever.

So I have explored in and around Noosa quit a bit but today I will be talking about 7 things I liked to do in Noosa. Next time I will be talking about what there is to do around Noosa because there is a lot to see and do!

7 things to do in Noosa

Peter KuruvitaThe Noosa Beach House staff and Peter Kuruvita.

But where is Noosa? Well Noosa is located in Queensland, Australia, 137km north from Brisbane and 200 something km south from Fraser Island.

1. Noosa Main Beach

The most famous is Noosa Main beach. Here you can relax, swim, eat at the many restaurants, surf, rent a paddle-board or boogie board.

This is one of the beaches I liked the most in Australia.

The Australian life guards.



2. Noosa National Park

The National Park is located not far from the Main beach. You can walk on the boardwalk to the National Park and still enjoy the view.
You can also spot Koalas and dolphins in the National Park if you are lucky.

When you do the coastal walk I would recommend walking to Sunshine beach. You will need to pass Alexandria Bay, nude beach, and then just walk straight until you find sunshine beach. We experienced the nude beach the ‘hard’ way. We were walking and all of a sudden we see a couple naked people. We had no idea this was a nude beach. Awkward! Haha.

From here you can take the bus back but don’t get to Sunshine beach to late because the busses stop driving around 5pm.

national park noosa

to do in Noosa

3. Markets

There are two markets; the Noosa Marina Sunday market and the Noosa Sunday’s Farmers market. I wasn’t a big fan of the Marina Sunday market because there wasn’t that much to see and you also have a much bigger market 30 minutes away. I will talk about this in a different post.

The Sunday’s Farmers market is small but amazing! So much food and drinks! Definitely worth a visit.

noosa farmers market


4. Sunset

Noosa has the most amazing sunsets. You can view these from the beach, from your house or from the street but you can also go to the lookout or do a sunset cruise on the river.

When Lena visited me from Sydney we went to the information center on Hastings street and just booked a cruise. On the one we did you could bring your own drinks and food. They provided glasses and ice.


to do in noosa

sunset noosaThe lookout

5. Hastings street 

If you like to shop you can shop for clothes and cute little things on Hastings street but I have to admit it is a bit too expensive for me!

noosa7Start of Hastings street.

6. Cinema

Believe it or not but it does rain here! The thing I liked to do then was going to the cinema. It isn’t that big but just perfect and they do have recent movies. You just can’t wait too long to go see the movie you want because before you know they are gone!

If I am correct there is a discount (I thought 50%) on the tickets every Tuesday.

7. Noosa Botanic Gardens

I discovered the Botanic Gardens a bit late but it’s nice to just wander around, have a picnic, read a book, etc. It’s very peaceful over there.




Have you ever heard of Noosa? Would you like to visit it?



  1. November 27, 2016 / 12:15 pm

    Wow dat panorama uitzicht is prachtig! Als er iets is dat me echt heel blij maakt, is het een kleurenspel in de lucht. Dat zandkasteel trouwens, hoe geweldig is die!

    • November 27, 2016 / 7:58 pm

      Australië heeft echt prachtige zonsondergangen!
      Ik heb er nog een blog over geschreven als je nieuwsgierig bent 🙂

  2. November 27, 2016 / 2:27 pm

    Ik kende Noosa nog niet, maar het ziet en klinkt als een leuke plek om heen te gaan.

    • November 27, 2016 / 7:59 pm

      Noosa is echt een leuke plek. Ik noem het een upper class van Byron Bay.

  3. November 28, 2016 / 3:06 am

    What a cool place to live and work! I’ve never got up to Noosa, just done the Gold Coast and Broadbeach a couple of times but it looks like there is plenty to do there!

    • November 28, 2016 / 10:11 am

      It really was! Not crazy busy but still enough to do.
      You should definitely have to make your way up there when you are back. 🙂

  4. November 28, 2016 / 8:10 am

    Wat een leuke plaatst! Om eerlijk te zijn had ik er nog nooit van gehoord – ik ben niet zo’n Australië-kenner.

    • November 28, 2016 / 10:10 am

      Ik had er ook nog nooit van gehoord tot ik vanuit daar naar Fraser Island ging. Toen werd ik verliefd, haha.

    • November 28, 2016 / 12:30 pm

      Ja is echt zo vredig en mooi.

  5. November 28, 2016 / 10:41 am

    prachtige foto’s laat je onze zien zoals je tips. Ik voel als of ik even weg geweest ben met je post en even op de mark in Noosa.

    • November 28, 2016 / 12:30 pm

      Leuk om te horen 🙂 dank je!

  6. November 28, 2016 / 1:46 pm

    I’ve obviously heard of it because of you 😉 but I’ve never been, I wanted to go but it’ll be for a next time!

    • November 28, 2016 / 1:59 pm

      Very true, haha. Let’s go back together?! 🙂 😉

      • November 29, 2016 / 11:48 am

        Yes please. Drie maandjes in de (toekomst) haha.

  7. November 28, 2016 / 4:09 pm

    Noose looks amazing! It is definitely on my list.
    I hope I can visit Australia sometime in the near future 🙂

    • November 29, 2016 / 1:39 pm

      It is amazing! 🙂 😉 I hope you do too!

  8. November 28, 2016 / 7:12 pm

    Ik had nog nooit van Noosa gehoord maar maar het ziet eruit als een leuke veelzijdige plek. Vooral voor de natuur en de zonsondergangen zou ik er heen gaan. Erg mooi! En wat heb jij een geluk dat je daar drie maanden hebt mogen wonen, geweldig moet dat zijn geweest!

    • November 29, 2016 / 1:40 pm

      De meeste mensen skippen Noosa en dat had ik waarschijnlijk ook gedaan als ik hier geen nacht moest verblijven voor mijn trip naar Fraser Island. Noosa is echt prachtig. Ik mis het nog altijd! Hopelijk kom je er ooit eens 🙂

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