If you’re tired of the beach, head to the Fairy Pools Noosa to swim in your own private rock pool with crystal clear waters and perfect ocean views. This spot takes a bit of walking to get to but here is everything you need to know on how to find the Noosa Fairy Pools.
How to get to Fairy Pools Noosa
The Fairy Pools Noosa are located along the coast of Noosa National Park. The easiest way to get there is to park your car at Noosa National Park Carpark and walk. You can park here for free up to 4 hours and the walk will take you roughly 30 minutes. From the carpark, follow the coastal walking track past Tea Tree Bay and Granite Bay. At the far end of Granite Bay, just as it bends around the corner you’ll see a bench and a small dirt pathway that leads down to the rocks.
What to expect
Once you reach the pools you’ll be able to explore along the coastal rocks and find yourself a spot to relax and enjoy the ocean breeze. If you’re looking to have the whole place to yourself, be sure to get there early. The area can get quite crowded with backpackers and other tourists during the middle of the day. Weekends are also a lot busier so try and head there on a weekday to give yourself the best chance.
There is one popular pool which most people hang around but if you do some exploring you’ll be able to find yourself some others. The main Fairy Pool is not like most other rock pools. It has beautiful clear blue water and is deep enough to swim around in. You can even jump from the rocks when it’s deep enough. The pool isn’t that big so it can get a little crowded when there’s other people swimming in it.
The clear blue water contrasts really well against the dark rocks, making it a great spot for photography. We spent the morning enjoying a refreshing swim by the ocean and taking photos. There were already a few others hanging around when we arrived at 9am but we all took turns taking photos. We definitely recommend to check this place out for yourself when you’re in Noosa. Be sure to get there as early as you can to enjoy the Fairy Pools all to yourself!
While you’re in Noosa, don’t forget to also check out Tea Tree Bay which is close by!
Where to stay
Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort – Luxury: Sofitel is the ultimate holiday getaway! Located on the beach front, you can’t ask for a more perfect location. The hotel also has a pool for those days when you want to relax. They have great food on site, as well as a variety of nearby restaurants. Sofitel has everything you need for the perfect stay. Their rooms are also clean and spacious.
Noosa Heads Motel – Midrange: Noosa Heads Motel is the perfect accommodation option with reasonable prices, clean facilities and is also in an excellent location. You’re sure to get a good night sleep with their comfy beds and spacious rooms!
Noosa Flashpackers – Budget: Noosa Flashpackers is one of the only dormitory style accommodation options in town. It’s perfect for anyone on a budget who’s looking to stay in a central location. They have a great communal area with a swimming pool, and even free breakfast! It’s also only a short walk to the nearby beaches and national park.
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