City Guide Noosa, Australia

Visiting Noosa

Situated on Australia’s Sunshine Coast, just north of Brisbane, is Noosa. This town, which incorporates three separate areas (Noosa Heads, Noosa Junction and Noosaville), has a reputation as the destination for all of Australia’s hotshots and jet-setters. But beneath the glitz and glamour of the town’s central Hastings Street is a town which has loads to offer all types of travellers, particularly surfers.

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Noosa City Reviews

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    Noosa was absolutely beautiful, very chilled with a great cafe culture. The beaches along the coastal walk were stunning ... I would live there if I could!

    Insider Tip:If you go on the coastal walk and come to Alexandria Bay ... it's a nudist beach. Just saying.

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    Noosa is a really nice place to visit. I highly recommend it. It's cool for a couple of days especially after Brisbane.

    Insider Tip:Go to the Noosa look out and you can see all of the Noosa area and it's an amazing sight to behold. Also go to Coffey Craft Café. It's on the main street and the food there is just gorgeous!

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    Personally I liked Byron Bay a lot more. Noosa is OK, but its layout isn't as conducive to walking as Byron

    Insider Tip:The RSA club on the beach has decent prices and a wide variety of beer, and a great view.

  • 60%


    The kitchen was really bad, only 6 hotplates so it was always a long queue for it. The pots and the kitchen equipment was really bad and the sinks was smaller than a bathroom sink. Some of the staff was really friendly though and the had at least two free activities every day.

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    After Melbourne, my favorite place on my entire trip. Such a lovely little town. So chilled and beautiful

    Insider Tip:Go to Sunshine Beach, waves are amazing and much quieter than the main beach.

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