Noosa Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing

(Noosa, Queensland - QLD, Australia)

Picture of kayaks on the shore of Lake CootharabaKite surfing has long been a major tourist attraction in Noosa, and this region is reputably one of the best in the world for this popular sport. However, there is certainly much more to Noosa than simply its thriving kite surfing scene, with additional attractions including beaches, cruises, coach tours, fishing trips and an endless array of walking trails.

Tourists visiting the Tewantin Forest Reserve will find that this leading attraction lies within Noosa's suburb of Tewantin and is rather dominated by Mount Tinbeerwah, which measures some 265 metres / 870 feet in height. This lush rainforest is filled with eucalyptus trees and cabbage-tree palms, and boasts stunning panoramas of the coastline.

River cruise image

Boat Trips and River Cruises

On a sunny afternoon, a cruise down the Noosa River is simply a must. Various boat trips depart from the wharf at Tewantin, and head along the river as far as the Everglades area of the expansive Great Sandy National Park, often stopping off at the Harry's Hut camping site for a pleasant barbecue or tea break. As well as day cruises, other river attractions include gondolas, water buses, pontoon boats, evening dinner cruises and even self-drive houseboats.
Open hours: daily - hours vary
Admission: charge

Tewantin State Forest and Forest Reserve

Address: Tewantin, Noosa, Queensland, 4565, Australia, AU
For the best scenery and views available in the Tewantin State Forest and Forest Reserve, walk towards Cooroy and then be sure to stop offer at the Mount Tinbeerwah Lookout, reached by a short 500 metre / 1,640 foot track, where you will rewarded with views of the river system and lakes. Picnic tables are located within the Wooroi Creek area, together with barbecue facilities and water.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

View of the Eumundi suburb

Coach Tours

Joining an official coach tour of the region is an easy way to sightsee, with the majority of local tour operators being happy to collect you from your hotel if required. Coaches transport passengers to the hinterland area, just past Noosa, which is known for contain some picture-postcard villages and areas of extreme natural beauty. Most tours will also head to the attractions of Montville and may continue southwards, to the famed Glasshouse Mountains. For something a little more personal and tailored to suit your requirements, consider a guided 4WD 'Eco Tour'.
Open hours: hours vary according to season
Admission: charge

Photo of coastal walking trail


Lovers of the great outdoors will be pleased to find a series of pleasant walking trails within the Noosa National Park, often leading to secluded beaches and bays. One of the most appealing walks is the coastal path, which makes for a good starting point and leads towards the Tanglewood Track, with this trek lasting around two hours in total. Along the way, a host of Australian flora and fauna can be observed, including koalas.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

Fishing photograph


Address: Noosa Bluewater Charters, Noosa Marina, Parkyn Court, Tewantin, Queensland, 4565, Australia, AU
Tel: +61 07 5449 9355
Fishing is a popular activity all through the year and as the seasons change, so do the species. Many keen anglers choose to fish directly from the beach, while others favour the river. Close by, the Reef and Bait Grounds are easy to reach and have endless fishing opportunities. Those who favour game fishing should head to Tewantin and joining the Noosa Bluewater Charters, with both Marlin and Sailfish being the main target species. Other notable reef species include Coral Trout, Maori Cod, Red Emperor, Scarlet Sea Perch and Snapper, while in the warmer months, Tuna and Dolphin Fish make for prize catches. Another local fishing company is Laguna Charters, which is based at the Sheraton Jetty in Noosa Heads.
Open hours: daily - hours vary
Admission: free, charge for fishing trips