Noosa Heads

Sunshine Coast
Noosa Heads featuring a beach and tropical scenes

Some of the east coast's best beaches, beautiful hinterland and stylish restaurants make this upmarket, ocean-front town one of Australia's favourite destinations.

Pack a beach towel, grab your sunglasses and head up to one of Australia’s best-known beach destinations. A fishing village until the mid 20th-century, its excellent beaches and the stunning Noosa River have seen it transformed into a popular holiday destination. Locals have made sure it hasn’t suffered too heavily from the development, though. More than 30 percent of the area is protected forest or parkland, and height restrictions have kept the skyline low. This is a place where you can park the car, walking is all the transport you will need.

Head to the beach to cool off in the waves. Main Beach is safe and perfect for kids, while the beaches around Noosa National Park are better for surfers. You can rent boards or book some lessons at places all around town.

Go hiking in Noosa National Park at the southern end of the town. The trails are easy and wind through a cool forest, taking you past hidden beaches and coves and revealing some lovely views along the way. The national park is home to several rare native species. Keep your eyes open and look up, and you may be lucky enough to spot a koala or a black-cockatoo.

If you would like to see some of Australia’s rarer or more dangerous species, head to Australia Zoo, which is less than an hour to the south. Another trip worth the effort is a cruise along the Noosa River to admire more of the area’s stunning scenery.

Fishing enthusiasts can either organise trips along the river or out to sea, or fish right from the beach. Shopping fans will enjoy Hastings Street, the main thoroughfare, which is lined with boutiques and upmarket stores. In the evenings, walk the streets and choose from a good range of restaurants, or just relax on a balcony and enjoy the view.


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Noosa International Resort
Noosa International Resort
3.5 out of 5
1 Edgar Bennett Avenue, Noosa Heads, QLD
The price is AU$190 per night from 5 Oct. to 5 Oct.
Located in Noosa Heads, this apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Weyba Creek Bushland Reserve North and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Lake Weyba. Noosa National ...
4/5Very Good! (688 reviews)
"The property was convenient and pool area excellent. Room small."

Reviewed on 12 Sep. 2021

Noosa International Resort
RACV Noosa Resort
RACV Noosa Resort
5 out of 5
94 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads, QLD
The price is AU$330 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
This family-friendly Sunshine Coast aparthotel is located on the riverfront, within a 5-minute walk of Weyba Creek Bushland Reserve North, Weyba Creek Bushland ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,377 reviews)
"Absolutely fantastic location. Modern Resort with sensational food, great staff and great facilities. Only negative. Beds were rock hard which made sleeping an issue."

Reviewed on 22 Aug. 2021

RACV Noosa Resort
Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas
Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas
5 out of 5
Little Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD
The price is AU$197 per night from 11 Oct. to 11 Oct.
Located in Noosa Heads, this luxury resort is within a 10-minute walk of Hastings Street, Little Cove Beach, and Noosa Beach. Weyba Creek Bushland Reserve North ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (987 reviews)
"The location was excellent. And the property was pleasant. However we had one of the penthouses the lighting in the bathrooms was terrible and very dark. And the furniture was terribly worn."

Reviewed on 29 Aug. 2021

Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas
The Sebel Noosa
The Sebel Noosa
4.5 out of 5
32 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD
Fully refundable
The price is AU$305 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Noosa Heads aparthotel is in the city centre, steps away from Hastings Street and Noosa Beach. Noosa National Park ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,258 reviews)
"I loved the layout of the property and it being right on Hasting St . The room was great ,I loved the big windows and the balcony . The bathrooms need a little up dating as does the flooring , otherwise I thought it was all fine . Real plants in the rooms would of been a bonus . Next time I am in ..."

Reviewed on 17 May 2021

The Sebel Noosa
Mantra French Quarter Noosa
Mantra French Quarter Noosa
4 out of 5
62 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD
The price is AU$309 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
This family-friendly Sunshine Coast aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, just steps away from Yunaman Bushland Reserve and Hastings Street. Noosa ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,465 reviews)
"Very enjoyable as always"

Reviewed on 20 Jun. 2021

Mantra French Quarter Noosa
Noosa Blue Resort
Noosa Blue Resort
4.5 out of 5
16 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads, QLD
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$327 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Located in Noosa Heads, this luxury apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Weyba Creek Bushland Reserve North and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Lake Weyba. Hastings ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,396 reviews)
"Our room was very clean, nicely furnished with all amenities required. We had a lovely heated swimming pool outside our rear verandah. Noosa Blue is in a great location midway between Hastings st shops/beach and Noosa Junction shopping centre. A bus stop is right outside for those less able to walk. ..."

Reviewed on 21 Jul. 2021

Noosa Blue Resort
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