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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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Noosa International Resort
Noosa International Resort
3.5 out of 5
1 Edgar Bennett Avenue, Noosa Heads, QLD
The price is NZ$216 per night from 20 Jul. to 20 Jul.
Located in Noosa Heads, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Weyba Creek Bushland Reserve North, Noosa Beach and Hastings Street. Lake Weyba ...
3.9/5Very Good! (657 reviews)
"Great location. A little tricky with the stairs and pram but els everything was great had everything we needed"

Reviewed on 24 May 2021

Noosa International Resort
RACV Noosa Resort
RACV Noosa Resort
5 out of 5
94 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads, QLD
The price is NZ$243 per night from 24 Jun. to 24 Jun.
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! (1,348 reviews)
"Excellent resort close to everything. 1 bedroom apartment was as expected, an apartment with spacious rooms, clean and serviced everyday. We had the ground floor which was surrounded by gardens on our outside veranda. The resort provides a great games room which we used, all machines free and fun ..."

Reviewed on 21 Jun. 2021

RACV Noosa Resort
Noosa Blue Resort
Noosa Blue Resort
4.5 out of 5
16 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads, QLD
The price is NZ$290 per night from 21 Jul. to 21 Jul.
Located in Noosa Heads, this luxury apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Weyba Creek Bushland Reserve North, Noosa Beach and Hastings Street. Lake ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,382 reviews)
"Great location and the option to book an adult only section is fantastic! Very central and with amenities on your doorstep, without the eye watering price tag."

Reviewed on 4 May 2021

Noosa Blue Resort
Culgoa Point Beach Resort
Culgoa Point Beach Resort
4 out of 5
5 Quamby Place, Noosa Heads, QLD
Located in Noosa Heads, this beachfront apartment building is in a national park and within 1 mi (2 km) of Noosa Spit Recreation Reserve, Noosa Beach and Hastings ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (276 reviews)
"Amazing views, friendly staff, secure parking"

Reviewed on 15 Jun. 2021

Culgoa Point Beach Resort
The Sebel Noosa
The Sebel Noosa
4.5 out of 5
32 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD
The price is NZ$329 per night from 11 Jul. to 11 Jul.
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! (1,247 reviews)
"Lovely property in the best location on Hastings St. Fabulously appointed apartments with everything you need, couldn’t want for anything or complain about anything."

Reviewed on 16 May 2021

The Sebel Noosa
Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas
Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas
5 out of 5
Little Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD
The price is NZ$263 per night from 24 Jun. to 24 Jun.
Located in Noosa Heads, this luxury resort is within a 5-minute walk of Yunaman Bushland Reserve and Hastings Street. Noosa Beach is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) away.
4.4/5Wonderful! (991 reviews)
"The room was perfect however the view was only looking over other concrete buildings so it was no so nice to sit on your balcony as I thought it would be."

Reviewed on 19 Jun. 2021

Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas
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