Noosa, Australia, is within an easy two-hour drive from Brisbane, Queensland's capital city. It lies on that strip of coast known as the Sunshine Coast. It's close to the coast's northern tip.
This seaside holiday haven comprises Noosa Heads, Noosaville, Noosa Sound, Noosa Junction and small satellite towns close by.
Noosa on the Sunshine Coast is very much a holiday resort city, only less brash than the Gold Coast south of Brisbane and with a subdued kind of sophistication favored by the sedate and trendy alike.
Not only are there endless stretches of white sand beaches, many of which draw surfing aficionados, but there are a variety of good to fine restaurants, particularly along Hastings St at Noosa Heads, and a range of accommodation types to suit every budget.
Surfing, sunbaking, sightseeing, abseiling, rock-climbing, mountain-biking, sea-kayaking, fishing, diving, snorkeling, horse riding, camel treks, paraflying, joy flights.
You might also want to take a daytrip to Fraser Island or drive inland to Nambour or to the Glass Mountains.
By plane from Sydney or Brisbane, by train to Nambour or Cooroy from Brisbane and northern Queensland towns, by bus (Greyhound or McCafferty's to towns along the Bruce Highway or Suncoast Pacific from Brisbane to Noosa via Maroochydore). Or hire a car and drive.
When to Go
Any time of the year, although the cooler winter season south of Queensland draws visitors to the Gold and Sunshine Coasts at this time. The Christmas holiday season (December/January) is a popular period despite the warm summer weather.