Noosa Heads

Sunshine Coast
Noosa Heads featuring a beach and tropical scenes

With a large national park and peaceful beaches, this well-known beach resort never feels far from nature.

While popular beach resorts are often lined with glassy high-rises and clogged with car traffic, Noosa Heads defies expectations with a beachfront area that is both popular and idyllic. Once a modest fishing village, this scenic town on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is now a fashionable tourist town. Fortunately, the area has managed to maintain its natural beauty. Around a third of the region is protected, including the 4,000 hectares (9,884 acres) of Noosa National Park and although the urban development around Noosa Heads is extensive, the buildings have been kept low to the ground. Spend several days here exploring the wilderness and relaxing on a Noosa Heads beach.

Noosa Beach, also known as Main Beach, is a good place to start exploring Noosa Heads. Since the beach faces north, the waters here are very calm, so it is a great place to bring the whole family. Surfers should head east to the waters off Noosa National Park, which offer some of the best waves in Australia.

Explore the extensive walking paths of Noosa National Park, which lies to the southeast of Noosa Heads. Black cockatoos and koalas are known to live in the park’s trees, so be on the lookout. Elevated viewpoints and secluded beaches are scattered across the park’s vast area. To venture even further into the wilderness around Noosa Heads, book a seat on a cruise along the Noosa River, which meanders north into the massive Lake Cootharaba.

Discover the downtown area of Noosaville along Hastings Street. High-end boutiques share the strip with gourmet restaurants, where you can sample fresh seafood and local delicacies. At dusk, take a walk along the scenic beachside boardwalk and look out onto the Pacific Ocean.

Noosa Heads is located less than 2 hours drive from Brisbane. It is also an hour’s drive from Australia Zoo, where you can discover more native wildlife. Noosa Heads offers you the best of both worlds: the glamour of a beach resort in an unspoiled natural setting.


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Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas
Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas
5 out of 5
Little Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD
The price is NZ$193 per night from 14 Oct. to 14 Oct.
Located in Noosa Heads, this luxury resort is within a 10-minute walk of Hastings Street, Little Cove Beach, and Noosa Beach. Weyba Creek Bushland Reserve North ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (989 reviews)
"The location was excellent. And the property was pleasant. However we had one of the penthouses the lighting in the bathrooms was terrible and very dark. And the furniture was terribly worn."

Reviewed on 29 Aug. 2021

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RACV Noosa Resort
RACV Noosa Resort
5 out of 5
94 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads, QLD
The price is NZ$267 per night from 14 Oct. to 14 Oct.
This family-friendly Sunshine Coast aparthotel is located on the riverfront, within a 5-minute walk of Weyba Creek Bushland Reserve North, Weyba Creek Bushland ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,378 reviews)
"Absolutely fantastic location. Modern Resort with sensational food, great staff and great facilities. Only negative. Beds were rock hard which made sleeping an issue."

Reviewed on 22 Aug. 2021

RACV Noosa Resort
The Sebel Noosa
The Sebel Noosa
4.5 out of 5
32 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD
Fully refundable
The price is NZ$315 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Noosa Heads aparthotel is in the city centre, steps away from Hastings Street and Noosa Beach. Noosa National Park ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,259 reviews)
Great conveniently located property
"Conveniently located with amenities, beach and restaurants at our doorstep. Pleasantly surprised to find that once the balcony door was closed, no outside noise could be heard. The staff were efficient and very helpful. Great to have a kitchen so we didn't have to eat out for every meal. The bathroom ..."

Reviewed on 23 Jun. 2021

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Noosa International Resort
Noosa International Resort
3.5 out of 5
1 Edgar Bennett Avenue, Noosa Heads, QLD
The price is NZ$196 per night from 5 Oct. to 5 Oct.
Located in Noosa Heads, this apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Weyba Creek Bushland Reserve North and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Lake Weyba. Noosa National ...
4/5Very Good! (689 reviews)
"The property was convenient and pool area excellent. Room small."

Reviewed on 12 Sep. 2021

Noosa International Resort
Mantra French Quarter Noosa
Mantra French Quarter Noosa
4 out of 5
62 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD
This family-friendly Sunshine Coast aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, just steps away from Yunaman Bushland Reserve and Hastings Street. Noosa ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,465 reviews)
"Very enjoyable as always"

Reviewed on 20 Jun. 2021

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Noosa Blue Resort
Noosa Blue Resort
4.5 out of 5
16 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads, QLD
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$337 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Located in Noosa Heads, this luxury apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Weyba Creek Bushland Reserve North and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Lake Weyba. Hastings ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,397 reviews)
"Our room was very clean, nicely furnished with all amenities required. We had a lovely heated swimming pool outside our rear verandah. Noosa Blue is in a great location midway between Hastings st shops/beach and Noosa Junction shopping centre. A bus stop is right outside for those less able to walk. ..."

Reviewed on 21 Jul. 2021

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