Noosa Heads Things to Do

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    Hiking @ Noosa National Park

    by backpackerbaby Updated Jul 29, 2005

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    There are several tracks that you can walk along, from easy to difficult. I picked the most spectacular one - the Coastal Track - on which I could see the beautiful coast all the time. There are several lookouts along the track, which ends at Hell's Gate, from where you can see the beautiful Alexandria Bay.

    The day I hiked was a bit rainy and windy. I couldn't see other hikers in the beginning and I was a bit worried. When I was thinking about forward or back, a group of four old people walked pass so I joined them. They were from New Zealand and the most amazing thing was that one of them was a Professor in Hydraulics! I was so impressed by his observation of waves.... I really should learn from him!

    The whole trip took me around 3 hours, including stops for photo taking.

    Rainy and windy but I could make it!
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    No matter sun kissing or surfing...

    by backpackerbaby Updated Jul 29, 2005

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    You have to go to Noosa Beach if you are in Noosa Heads. The beach is quite large and the sand is quite fine, just the water is a bit too wavy. It's a nice place for getting tanned or surfing but perhaps not for swimming. Ah... it's also a good idea to just laze on the beach and enjoy people watching, like I did! haha!

    Sun kissing on Noosa Beach.
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    Australia Zoo

    by Joseph69 Updated Jan 13, 2007

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    Australia Zoo was of course championed by Steve Erwin, who sadly passed away in 2006 due to a stingray. It's a fantastic zoo to view of Australia's unique wildlife, and many other animals from other parts of the World also, and get up and close to many of them too!

    There are regular Crocodile Shows, Tiger Shows, Elephant feeding shows, the Asian small-clawed Otters, Kid's bottle feeding, Camel feeding and more!

    Another really big treat was to walk through the Kangaroo enclosure and getup and close to them. You may even say "hello" to these beautiful animals and pat them. I found the bigger Red Kangaroos to have very soft fur, so don't miss out on this unique experience!

    To get there, from Noosa, we hired a car, drove to the Zoo, saw the Big Pineapple and drove to Maroochydore Airport that evening. It's about an hour or so from Noosa and the same from Brisbane.

    There is also a bus from Noosa (departs Noosa at 8:30am from the Noosa Heads Bus Stop (Noosa Parade)) and other parts of the Sunshine Coast.

    From Brisbane, there is a daily bus departing at 9:00 am.

    Alpine Kangaroo Tiger Show in the Crocoseum Koala, as usual, relaxed on a tree branch Crocodile Crocodile Show in the Crocoseum
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    LAKE COOTHARABA

    by balhannah Written Jul 27, 2010

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    Lake Cootharaba is the largest Lake on the Noosa River.

    It is about 10 km long and 5 km wide, and is quite shallow, with an average depth of 1.5metres.

    This lake is very popular with families, and no wonder why............

    I walked along a lovely sandy beach, I found some big fish scales, and were told these were probably from the huge Sea Mullet that are in the Lake. After my walk along the Beach, then I walked back on a track through the Paper Bark Trees, and the bush, and here I heard an amazing array of different Bird calls. I saw many, quite a few I had not seen before, and do not know their names, all too quick for a photo!

    The Noosa Everglades and Lake Cootharaba, if you haven't a Boat, why not hire a canoe or motor boat, or you can take a guided canoe safari from Elanda Point Canoe Company, they also hire our water craft.

    Boreen Point is the main area where access to the lake is easy. The Esplanade has been recently upgraded and now has seats for the much needed rest, BBQ's and Toilets.
    If you are lucky, you may be able to sit back and watch the Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club in action.
    There is a camping ground at Boreen Point and Elanda Point, and a couple of Motels, .....
    just incase you want to stay longer!

    Located 20kms from Noosa Heads.

    Lake Cootharaba Lake Cootharaba Lake Cootharaba
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    Noosa National Park

    by stevemt Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is a Queensland Government National park that is open to the public.

    Noosa National Park features spectacular coastal scenery and provides an important refuge for native wildlife including the koala, glossy black cockatoo, ground parrot and wallum froglet, along with various rare native plants.

    Several easy to moderate walking tracks wind along the coast, through rainforest and open woodlands and across colourful wallum heath and sedgelands. Longer tracks lead out through open forest and heath, where a great variety of wildflowers can be observed in winter and spring.

    There are beaches in the park for surfing, swimming and a site to snorkle, along with picnic spots.

    Camping is not permitted in this park, but there are various other national parks close by where you can camp.

    Take sunscreen, and plenty of water.

    Some of the coast line in the park
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    Meet the Koalas in the National Park

    by al2401 Updated Apr 24, 2011

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    "Noosa National Park features spectacular coastal scenery and provides an important refuge for native wildlife including the koala, glossy black cockatoo, ground parrot and wallum froglet."

    This is how the Department of Environment and Resource Management of the Queensland State Government describes Noosa National Park. The coastal scenery is indeed magnificent and if you are lucky you may see a koala in the trees at the start of the walk. Keep your eyes aloft. I once saw whales breaching out to sea. There are also some fine example of Pandanus Palms.

    There are a number of walks available in the park. The most popular walk is to Hell's Gate. You can return the same way (5.4km at Class 2 & 3 {Aussie Standards}) or continue to Sunshine Beach (5.4km Class 2,3 & 4). For the Australian classification please check the website below.

    There is assisted wheelchair and stroller/pram access to Dolphin Point (1km)

    Laguna Bay at the entrance to the Noosa NP Koala in a tree - Noosa NP Pandanus Palm - Noosa NP Hell's Gate - Noosa NP Noosa NP
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    Noosaville

    by Holgs_in_Syd Written Nov 22, 2005

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    Noosaville is located along the Noosa River. It is a great spot for watersports, and has boat hire readily available. The forshore features extensive recreational grounds, and some excellent BBQ facilites, so is a great spot to stop off and refuel, or spend a bit longer.

    Recreational grounds - Noosa River
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    Noosa

    by AussieKitten Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Noosa, Noosa Heads, Noosa Waters (on the Sunshine Coast)
    Town set within lush tropical vegetation and along the Pacific Ocean.
    Take the walk through the National Park to reach less crowded beaches, stroll through the main street where top boutiques and eating establishments are found, or why not relax on your balcony overlooking the ocean.
    This is where the rich and famous mingle with the unknown.

    Noosa Heads - Main Beach

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    Sunshine by name...

    by iandsmith Written Dec 1, 2010

    ...and sunshine by nature, that's what this beach at the southern side of Noosa is all about.
    It's a nice place to go for a stroll and has access to the walks that take you around to Noosa.
    We spent a couple of nights there with my family.

    A walk on the beach Sunshine Beach
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    Big Pineapple

    by aukahkay Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The Big Pineapple located north of Brisbane on the Sunshine Coast is a tropical fruit plantation with acres of pineapple and other tropical fruits. The highlight of the Big Pineapple is a ride on the Sugar Cane Train which takes you through the pineapple plantation and the Animal Farm to view native Australian animals like the koala, kangaroo, wallaby and other birds.
    The Nutmobile will take you on a journey through tranquil rainforests and macadamia orchards where macadamia nuts are processed for commercial sale.

    Big Pineapple, Sunshine Coast
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    Skydiving should be compuslary!!

    by helsbels Written May 26, 2004

    From Noosa they run trips to a nearby skydiving center, it's in Caloundra (i think thats right) It's more expensive than in New Zealand but apparently the cheapest place in Austrailia to do it.
    The cost includes transportation aswell as the tandom jump (needless to say with a fully qualified instructor). If u want a video or photos aswell you need a cameraman to jump too so thats extra. I didnt get the video but wish i had coz although i have a fantastic memory it'd be nice to look back, i think it would have been worth the money. Only one draw back is that obviously it is weather dependant. if the weathers bad you could go along 3 days in a row and still not get to jump!
    But you get to see amazing views and it's probaly one of the best things i have ever done. i don't know anyone who landed and didnt want to go straight back up! Everyone should do this. everyone!!!

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    Laguna Lookout

    by SmilingTraveller Updated Jan 3, 2005

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    To experience spectacular views of Noosa and the surrounding country-side, drive or walk up to the Laguna Hill lookout.

    Noosa from Laguna Lookout The Entrance to Noosa River from Laguna Lookout
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    Seeing pelicans @ Pelican Beach

    by backpackerbaby Written Jul 29, 2005

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    You can really see pelicans at Pelican Beach. It's really a pleasure to see them swimming or flying, what a life!

    A pelican family.
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    Fishing?

    by backpackerbaby Written Jul 29, 2005

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    Locals like fishing along the coast between Noosa River and Pelican Beach. It seems a popular 'sports' there as I always saw people fishing, no matter day or night.

    Let's go fishing!
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    Mooloolabah Underwater World

    by aussirose Updated Dec 17, 2009

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    Mooloolabah is a greatplace to spend the day. It has a lovely marina and you can go see the Underwater World.

    Mooloolbah Underwater World
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