There are plenty of awesome things to do in Noosa Heads that’ll keep you busy on your visit. The region is surrounded by gorgeous beaches, rivers, hinterlands as well as national parks. Noosa Heads was one of our favourite places to visit on our east coast road trip so here are the top 6 things to do in Noosa Heads.
Where to Stay in Noosa Heads
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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Things To Do In Noosa Heads
1. Fairy Pools
The Fairy Pools are hidden along the coast of Noosa National Park. The crystal clear rock pools offer amazing ocean views while you enjoy a refreshing swim. The water is the perfect temperature and is deep enough to swim around in. If you’re not a fan of swimming in the ocean, this spot is the perfect alternative to cool down. This spot was one of our favourite things to do in Noosa Heads so be sure to check it out for yourself!
Check out the full blog post for more information on How To Find The Fairy Pools Noosa.
2. Tea Tree Bay
Tea Tree Bay is a stunning beach in Noosa National Park that’s the perfect getaway spot from the busy crowds at main beach. A short walk through the national park will lead you to this secluded bay. There are also plenty of shaded areas to keep you out of the hot sun. The water is incredibly clear and blue and is also really warm during the summer months. The bay is a popular spot amongst surfers and people looking for a quiet place to enjoy the sun.
Check out the full blog post for more information about Tea Tree Bay.
3. Noosa Heads Main Beach
Noosa Heads Main Beach is the most popular beach in Noosa and there’s a reason why. The beach has perfect surf as it’s protected from the headland. Anyone can enjoy a relaxing swim in the calm ocean or soak up the sun along the perfect white sand. The beach is also popular amongst beginner surfers and long-boarders because of the calm conditions. We loved spending our time at Noosa Heads Main Beach, watching the longboard surfers carve along the waves. The beach is also located right beside the famous Hastings Street, which has many shops, restaurants, bars and luxury accomodation options.
4. Try Longboard Surfing
Longboard surfing is very popular in Noosa and you’ll often find many beaches filled with long-boarders. The conditions are great for learning at Noosa Heads Main Beach. You’ll find a surfboard hire stand along the main beach where you can rent a board and give it a go yourself. There are also options for surf lessons where you can learn to surf if it’s you’re first time! Surfing in Noosa is definitely one of the most popular things to do in Noosa Heads so be sure to try it out.
You can rent a surfboard for 1 hour for $20 AUD, 2 hours for $25 , 4 hours for $35 or all day for $45.
5. Walk through the national park
Noosa National Park is full of wildlife, little coves, beaches and also scenic ocean viewpoints. You can start the walk from the end of Noosa Main Beach and follow the boardwalk all along the coast. You’ll pass by plenty of secluded beaches and you can even try your luck at Koala spotting. Be sure to also look up at the trees around Tea Tree Bay as that’s where they are most commonly spotted.
6. Booloumba Creek
Booloumba Creek is located a little further out of Noosa, but it’s an incredible hidden gem that’s worth a visit. Right in the middle of the jungle you’ll find these beautiful turquoise pools. You can enjoy a refreshing swim in the pools while having nature all around you. Booloumba Creek is the perfect getaway for some peace and quiet and you can also camp there for the night.
Check out the full blog post for more details about camping at Booloumba Creek.