How Many Days Do You Need In Noosa?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 03/03/2021

Reading time: 4 mins

Noosa is a beautiful tropical town located on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland.

There is so much to see and do in Noosa! This sunny town is located on the Sunshine Coast and is approximately two hours north of Brisbane by car. We recommend spending three days here to ensure you see all the amazing things Noosa has to offer.

Discover the highlights of Noosa to check out during your three days of adventuring!

Noosa, Sunshine Coast

Top things to do in Noosa

After you arrive in Noosa and settle in, it’s time to begin exploring.

  • Take a stroll along Hasting Street

When visiting Noosa, be sure to head down to the town’s main street called Hasting Street. Along here you will find an abundance of boutique and gift shops, café’s and  restaurants. It’s also the perfect place to enjoy some delicious ice cream while escaping from the heat.

  • Relax at Noosa Main Beach

Make your way down to Noosa’s main beach to check out the gorgeous tropical scenery and relax in the sun.

If you want to get in the water, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the ocean. You can discover the critters living in the shallow rock pools dotting the coastline. Or maybe you’re a fan of surfing and want to try to catch a wave. If you want to try something a little less extreme, hire a stand up paddleboard.

  • Hike through Noosa National Park

The morning is the perfect time to conquer the Noosa National Park walking track. The 5.4-kilometre track will take you through the lush forest and along the coastline, with unbelievable views in every direction. It will take around four hours to complete this hike, but we promise it’s worth it!

  • Take a dip in the Fairy Pools

Be sure to visit the hidden gem known as the Noosa Fairy Pools. These natural rock formations have been carved out to create caves and swimming pools inside the ocean. It’s the perfect spot to go for a dip without facing the crashing waves from the ocean.

  • Watch the sunset along Noosa River

If you’re a sunset lover, you must head down to the iconic location where the Noosa River mouth and the ocean meet. The sunset views at this location are absolutely stunning. You will certainly be left feeling in awe of all the incredible nature after this sunset viewing experience!

  • Explore the Noosa Everglades

Discover one of only two everglades in the entire world! The Noosa Everglades are located around 30 minutes from town. They are truly a paradise waiting to be explored.

Home to more than 40% of Australia’s entire bird population, the everglades are teeming with native Aussie animals. Take a day trip to the everglades and board a cruise along the river. You can also go kayaking in the gorgeous everglades to fully immerse yourself in the stunning nature. As you make your way down the river, you’ll be surrounded by incredible flora and fauna everywhere you look!

  • Visit the nearby rural towns

Take a short trip out of town and explore some of the charming rural towns that occupy the region.

Eumundi is a famous and eccentric, laid-back mountain village that is approximately 20 minutes from Noosa. The town is home to the famous Eumundi Markets. If you take a trip to these markets, you’ll find artisan stalls packing the town. Here you can pick up some stunning, locally crafted gifts and souvenirs for your loved ones back home.

Other notable towns to visit while exploring the area are Caloundra, Coolum, Mooloolaba, Glass House Mountains and so much more!

  • Grab a bite to eat at Noosa Junction

Noosa Junction is another one of the town’s main streets. It is dotted with restaurants and bars, shops, cafes and more. If you choose to check out this spot for food, you’re sure to find something to meet any craving. Once here, you can relax and reminisce on your lovely three day adventure in Noosa!

Now you know that three days is the ideal amount of time to spend in Noosa. It’s time to start planning your Noosa getaway with stops at some of these incredible destinations!

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.