Coolum to Noosa

The Lifestyle of the Sunshine Coast

Noosa, and its surrounding beaches, is a little piece of paradise: a cosmopolitan resort town packed with excellent restaurants, stylish shops, great fishing and beautiful surroundings in which to swim, dive, surf and walk.

Hastings Street is the bustling boutique street of Noosa – the centre for shopping, dining and a spot of socialising – all within a stone’s throw of the main beach. Heading west, riverfront holiday homes give way to the magical everglades region – a system of mysterious dark waterways, crystal lakes, golden beaches, sand dunes and rocky headlands.

Noosa’s food trail won’t disappoint: farmers’ markets, speciality stores, restaurants and country pubs ensure the region’s produce are showcased.

To the west of Noosa is the hinterland, scattered with charming villages, such as Montville and Eumundi, home to the Eumundi Markets, where hundreds of stalls and entertainers transform the mountain town into a bustling mecca for enthusiastic shoppers.

National parks are also a Noosa speciality with stunning headland walks in Noosa National Park just a few steps from Hastings Street, and the windswept wilderness of the North Shore just a boat ride away, accessing the spectacular southern stretches of Great Sandy National Park and stretching 60 kilometres to the serene coloured sands of Rainbow Beach.

Insiders' Tips

  1. Catch the Noosa Jazz Festival: More than 150 signature jazz artists perform over the four-day event; a must-do for music lovers.
  2. Dine Along Hastings Street: Enjoy some people-watching at one of the many excellent restaurants.
  3. Go Exploring: If you’re lucky enough to have a 4WD, take the ferry across the river to Noosa North Shore; you can then drive along the beach all the way to Rainbow Bay.

For More Information

For maps, days tours and accommodation options, visit the Coolum to Noosa chapter in our Brisbane & the Sunshine Coast online brochure. Click here.

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