Crikey - don't miss a chance to visit the home of the croc and Steve Irwin.
The zoo is much more than just crocs, it is home to some of Australias most famous animals as well as tigers, elephants, otters and other exotics. The staff are all mad and full of stories just like Steve, so don't be disappointed if you visit and he isn't there. The fact is, you will be lucky to see him as he is often away rescuing animals or running around the world on some other adventure.
We spent a whole day at the zoo and were really impressed with the whole setup. The great thing about it is that you can really get up close to the animals. You can pat koalas and sit amongst kangaroos and walk through a huge bird aviary. There are also many reptiles..... and not to forget the croc shows.
There is a good selection of food in the 1500 seat, two-storey, open-air foodcourt or you can picnic in the grounds.
It's somewhere I would visit again and again.
Noosa on Sea- It's all about the beach
"Hastings Street Noosa has something for everyone"
Two big name hotel resorts and a multitude of holiday units, most of them fronting the beach make Hastings Street Noosa a holiday paradise. The area is compact so once the car is parked there is no need to use it for a week.
Expect to pay $1,700 a week for beachfront (low season). The same 2 bedroom apartment over $3,000 in high season (dec-jan).
It's all within walking distance. There are both fine dining and less up-market dining opportunities to suit all tastes. How good is that? - Eating three meals a day without having to dirty the dishes in your holiday unit.
But wait..........there's more!! Shops. Ladies! Plenty of places to spend up big. Go for it!
The beach is protected by the headland and provides reasonably calm "surf" suitable for children and adults and, for first timers, several surf schools to learn board riding.
A Warning Although Noosa Beach looks pretty safe, in 2009 it had the second highest number of people rescued by life savers in Queensland. Also has a problem with the steep beach angle producing dumping waves so many swimmers experience problems in the shore break.eg spinal injury. Take Care.
www.accomnoosa.com.au is a good starting point for accommodation.
'The name “Noosa” is derived from the Aboriginal “noothera” or “gnuthuru” meaning shade or shadow and first appeared on a map of Queensland published in 1817. The first visitors to Noosa, the Gubbi Gubbi people roamed the area in bark canoes living off the abundant riches provided by the river system. The Gubbi Gubbi was a well planned matrilineal society with the woman’s name being given to the land and the tribe. '