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 Heads Motel
Noosa Heads Motel
3.5 out of 5
71 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads, QLD, 4567
The price is NZ$295 per night from 21 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Stay at this 3.5-star motel in Sunshine Coast. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (974 reviews)
"I loved this place! Was only there for the night however the place was beautifully maintained, the bed was so comfortable and the lady on reception was so helpful. Highly recommend."

Reviewed on 28 Jun. 2022

Noosa Heads Motel
RACV Noosa Resort
RACV Noosa Resort
5 out of 5
94 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads, QLD, 4567
The price is NZ$384 per night from 29 Aug. to 30 Aug.
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Sunshine Coast. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,506 reviews)
Great for families
"Great place, really well thought out for families. Everything was easy and exactly what you want from a holiday. Spacious apartment, heated pool, good breakfast and great staff."

Reviewed on 1 Jul. 2022

RACV Noosa Resort
The Sebel Noosa
The Sebel Noosa
4.5 out of 5
32 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD, 4567
The price is NZ$449 per night from 4 Sep. to 5 Sep.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Sunshine Coast. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,298 reviews)
"The hotel is nice but presents some issues for guests with mobility issue"

Reviewed on 7 Aug. 2022

The Sebel Noosa
Noosa Blue Resort
Noosa Blue Resort
4.5 out of 5
16 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads, QLD, 4567
The price is NZ$399 per night from 15 Aug. to 16 Aug.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Sunshine Coast. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,439 reviews)
Room with a view
"Great location, friendly staff. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Would definitely stay again. View from penthouse was spectacular."

Reviewed on 29 Jul. 2022

Noosa Blue Resort
Noosa Shores Resort
Noosa Shores Resort
4 out of 5
86 Noosa Parade, Noosa Heads, QLD, 4567
The price is NZ$658 per night from 22 Aug. to 23 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Sunshine Coast. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family amenities ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (202 reviews)
"Loved this resort-awesome views of the river and easy access into Hastings Street as well as into Noosaville. Apartments had all you could need for a great holiday."

Reviewed on 6 Jul. 2022

Noosa Shores Resort
Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort
Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort
5 out of 5
14-16 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD, 4567
The price is NZ$591 per night from 18 Aug. to 19 Aug.
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Sunshine Coast. Enjoy a full-service spa, breakfast and WiFi. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (365 reviews)
"So convenient for Hastings street. Always feel pampered at Sofitel hotels."

Reviewed on 2 Aug. 2022

Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort
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