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.
Where to stay
There are plenty of Noosa accommodation options to choose from, whether you’re a backpacker or a family on vacation. If you’re a backpacker, you can try out Nomads Noosa Backpackers or Noosa Flashpackers which are the only two dormitory style accommodation options. There are also a few guesthouses located in the area which are perfect for those that are travelling with a group of friends. Hastings Street is the main strip in Noosa Heads. This is where you’ll find all the fancy beachfront resorts, hotels, and shopping.
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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!