Noosa Tourist Information and Tourism

(Noosa, Queensland - QLD, Australia)

Coastal viewComprising a number of connecting communities based around the Noosa River, Noosa is a major attraction on Queensland's famous Sunshine Coast and a popular part of Queensland, being famous for its lush national park, stunning sandy beaches and superb surfing, which is at its very best around the resort of Sunshine Beach. Alexandra Bay boasts the region's best sands and also has a popular nudist beach.

Noosa Heads is very much central to tourism, while both Noosaville and Tewantin come with a choice of accommodation and river ferries. Another popular tourist destination, Noosa Junction is to be found close to Noosaville and is a reliable place to come for a spot of shopping. Those looking for tourist information should be sure to head to Hastings Street on the harbourfront, where the Noosa Visitors Centre awaits.

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Noosa Tourist Information and Tourism: Top Sights

Tourists often come to Noosa for its legendary kite surfing alone, although there are many other activities to choose between, such as walking trails, sightseeing coach tours to nearby villages in the hinterland area, and fishing trips. Cruises along the Noosa River are strongly advised and head towards the Everglades area of the Great Sandy National Park. Many holiday makers also choose to check out the Tewantin Forest Reserve, where the lush rainforest is rather dominated by the towering Mount Tinbeerwah. Highly recommended here is the Mount Tinbeerwah Lookout, where the views of the river system don't come any better. More information about Noosa Tourist Attractions.

Further image of the beachfrontOf course, the Noosa National Park serves as a major draw card for visitors and contains a number of beaches, along with a wealth of indigenous Australian flora and fauna. Marking the end of the Sunshine Coast, this park features a network of pathways, various picnic spots and plenty of vantage points, where you can take a break and admire some impressive coastal views. Those with a keen eye or a pair of binoculars may even be able to spot dolphins swimming around the bay. Hastings Street marks is the easiest entry point to the Noosa National Park, although access is also available from the Sunshine Beach side. More information about Noosa National Park.

Photo showing scenic coastal trailA small handful of museums present themselves to tourists staying in the Noosa region. Located in the small town of Pomona, close to the base of Mount Cooroora, the Noosa Museum documents a wealth of local heritage and suits those looking to learn more about the history of this part of Queensland. In the suburb of Eumundi, the popular Eumundi Museum contains countless historic photographs and artefacts, while in Tewantin, the Noosa Regional Gallery stands out and contains paintings of the Sunshine Coast and the Kakaku region, along with changing contemporary exhibitions and a number of themed workshops for all ages. More information about Noosa Museums and Noosa Art Galleries.

Coastal pictureThe Sunshine Coast is laden with tempting attractions and understandably, many tourists based in Noosa choose to make the most of the neighbouring opportunities and partake of a day trip or two. Notable excursions include beaches along the Cooloola Coast, Lake Cooroibah, Lake Cootharaba and Boreen Point. Also popular with day trippers is the Bunya Mountains National Park, the Kondalilla National Park and the Mapleton Falls National Park, as well as the towns of Maleny, Nambour, Yandina and Rainbow Beach. Just a relatively short drive away and directly north of the Noosa National Park, the Australia Zoo (of Steve Irwin fame) makes for the perfect family day out and features the opportunity to get close-up to large crocodiles, pet koalas, feed elephants and even walk with Sumatran tigers. A little more than a two-hour drive from Noosa, the buzzing metropolis of Brisbane is worth considering if you are prepared to leave early in the morning. More information about Noosa Attractions Nearby.

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