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7 places you don't want to miss in Noosa

7 places you don't want to miss in Noosa

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Brrr. What's that sound? Your chattering teeth in the chill? If that sounds like you, now is the time to Noosa. Escape to this picturesque part of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast and explore these attractions - go on, they'll warm your soul.

1. Noosa Heads 
Everything you could ever want in a relaxing holiday is only a few sandy footsteps away in Noosa Heads. This charming town is anchored between Laguna Bay, Noosa National Park and the peaceful Noosa River. For those of you who want some yin and yang to your travel, meaning you want a mix of relaxation and rejoicing at night, Noosa Heads is home to a myriad of bars and restaurants serving up quality cuisine. Fine dining at scrumptious restaurants can be made even sweeter by views overlooking the beach.


2. Noosa Main Beach
The young and the young at heart can get surf lessons at Noosa Main Beach, then plop down on the soft white sands after their waterbased workout. If you want to splash a little deeper, don't worry, because this beach is protected with 'swim between the flags' safety measures. With ice cream parlours and cafes dotted along the beachfront, darting off for a waffle cone with two scoops (who are we kidding, it's more like three scoops in this balmy sunshine) or iced coffee is easy-peasy.


3. Hastings Street

One of the main shopping districts in Noosa, Hastings Street is home to a range of purchasable delights sure to please those who swear by retail therapy. If you feel shopping per day keeps the doctor away, meander through the variety of designer stores, boutique vintage shops and fast fashion chains. Resort wear is popular here, as is beachy clothing and swimmers, so you can make the sands your catwalk.


4. Boreen Point

Do you feel like Yogi Bear might be your alter-ego, because you just luuurve picnic baskets? Then Boreen Point is the place to go. Many picnic tables await you here, built facing Lake Cootharaba, making Boreen Point an ideal camping spot, too. Lake sports are common here, so get kayaking, canoeing, paddling or kite surfing to your heart's content.


5. Noosaville

Fill up your stomach at Noosaville's popular 'eat streets' - Gympie Terrace and Thomas Street. Tasty treats are on offer here, served at alfresco restaurants facing the pretty Noosa River. There's no better way to cool off from your day soaking up the sun that to sip a drink at an outdoor bar in Noosaville, reflecting on your chilled holiday in one of those life-is-good moments. 


6. Eumundi Markets
Art and craft lovers - don't leave Noosa without a visit to these iconic markets. They run every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and also on Wednesdays between 8 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. Displayed within this modern day bazaar are original artworks, sculptures, artisan jewellery, handmade toys and even skincare products. The official website notes the ethos of the market is "we make it, bake it, grow it, sew it" so get a piece of the action to take home.


7. Noosa Everglades
Experience true Aussie wilderness by taking a trip to the Noosa Everglades. Here, the river system meets a 64 kilometre-long beach, stretching along the coastline of the Cooloola Section within the Great Sandy National Park. This natural marvel is the world's largest sand mass, as noted by the Noosa Everglades Discovery. Listen to the sounds of native birds chirping as you rent a kayak or canoe and float along the still, calm waters. 

If you're after some nature therapy, be sure to visit the Noosa Everglades around sunset. This is an ideal time to witness some truly spectacular, serene views, because the waters are so flat and reflective that locals call them the ''river of mirrors''. Watch the vista of the skies unfold across the water for a unique mirroring of the sunset. 

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