Noosa National Park
We went for a 2.5 hour hike around the Noosa National Park...it was a great walk!
We did the "Coastal Track", a distance of 5.4 kms return (we stopped for a lot of photos) and it's graded "easy". There are many other walks you can also do though.
The Noosa National Parkhas a picnic area with BBQ's, drinking water, car parking and public toilet facilities.
Noosa National Park - Laguna Lookout
The Laguna Lookout situated on the hill overlooking Noosa Heads gives you a panoramic view of the ocean, town and national forest including the mountains in the distance. The lookout is a 5 minute drive from Hastings street , for those wishing to walk there is a pathway100 metres from the corner of Hastings Street and Noosa Drive which enables you to enjoy the bush and views, with several rest stations along the way.
Noosa - Northern Gateway to the Sunshine Coast
Noosa is the northern most part of the Sunshine Coast. In recent years, Noosa has become a popular destination for tourists, and is a quieter alternative to the Gold Coast. Noosa has the benefit of extensive natural surrounds many of which have been protected from overdevelopment. Noosa is also a useful gateway to Fraser Island and more remote beaches such as Rainbow Beach. Noosa refers to both a township, and a local government district. The township is made up of the following areas:
- Noosa Heads
- Noosa Junction
- Sunshine Beach
Noosaville is proably the first part of Noosa that you will get to. If you follow the signs to Noosaville when you enter Noosa, rather than heading straight to Noosa Heads, you'll end up with a pleasant drive along the Noosa River - you might even stop off for a stroll through the parlkands.
"Noosa - Sunshine Beach"
If you're after a beach that isn't as busy as main beach, but still easily accessble, Sunshine beach is probably the way to go. It is around the headland, so far more exposed and generally has bigger, rougher waves. Not the best for inexperienced swimmers, but much better if you have any sort of board or like bodysurfing.