Noosa Secret Destinations

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Noosa is filled with secret destinations, including quiet coves, scenic trails, and gorgeous swimming holes, all ready for you to explore. During your holiday, visit these eleven secret spots in Noosa to see some of the best natural attractions.

The Noosa Everglades

During your holiday, don’t miss the incredible Noosa Everglades, which are just one of two Everglade systems worldwide. The Everglades extend out for 60 kilometres, and the water mirrors its reflection, home to a diverse array of fauna and flora. Explore this Noosa secret destination by kayak to best experience nature up close or take an Everglades Eco Safaris River Cruise.

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Noosa Everglades

Alexandria Bay

Nestled within Noosa National Park, Alexandria Bay’s secluded beach sits between Lion’s Rock and Hell’s Gate. This gorgeous beach is a beautiful place to stop by and enjoy on your walk; however, keep in mind that it is known as somewhat of a nudist beach too! To learn more about how to get to this Noosa secret Destination on foot, check out our article, Alexandria Bay Walk.

View of Alexandria Bay in Noosa National Park in Queensland, Australia.

Tea Tree Bay

The beautiful Tea Tree Bay starts off the Coastal Track within Noosa National Park. This quiet cove is a little sanctuary, and with toilets nearby, you could easily spend an entire day here.

Tea Tree Bay, Noosa, Australia.

Mothar Rock Pools

These magnificent rock pools connect in with the Noosa Trail Network, which will take you on a scenic walk to the refreshing cools. For the best experience of the rock pools, aim to visit after there has been some significant rainfall.

Harry’s Hut

On your journey along the Noosa Everglades, visit Harry’s Hut, which is one of the only tracks accessible by four-wheel drive to reach the water. Set up camp in the forest with picnic tables, toilets and jetty.

Noosa woods

The Noosa Woods is a peaceful shaded parkland at the western end of Hastings Street, contrasting with the bustling Main Beach. It’s perfect for swimming, picnics, and quiet walks along the clean, calm waters of the Noosa River. Often, Noosa Beach Yoga practices in this area, where mats are provided; just turn up and let yourself unwind.

Noosa woods with bikes parked against a tree

Lake Weyba

Tucked away behind Peregian Beach, Lake Weyba is a serene, shallow saltwater lake flowing from the Noosa River. It’s ideal for a refreshing swim or paddleboarding with its warm, calm waters. The surrounding bushland adds to its peaceful atmosphere, offering picnic areas and nature trails. The lake is also home to the famous ‘Weyba Tree’, a popular subject for sunrise photography. This quiet spot offers a tranquil retreat.

Lake Weyba

Lake Macdonald

Lake Macdonald near Noosa is a peaceful spot for kayaking, surrounded by natural woodlands and rich birdlife. Visitors can enjoy picnics in the adjacent Noosa Botanic Gardens and spot wildlife along its shores. The lake offers several kayak launching points, including Lake Macdonald Park and Mary River Cod Park. The nearby town of Cooroy adds to the experience with its charming cafes and restaurants.

Lake Macdonald

Lake Coroibah

Lake Coroibah, a hidden gem near Noosa, is a secret spot for travellers seeking a peaceful escape. Ideal for nature enthusiasts, it offers kayaking, fishing, and bird watching. Surrounded by lush trails, it’s a serene retreat close to Noosa’s vibrant dining and beach scene.

Noosa Spit

The most amazing place to watch the sunset, right at the end of Hastings Street through Noosa Woods, is Noosa Spit. Experience the clear waters of the Noosa River, meeting the ocean. It is a lovely place to go for a swim without any waves and away from the busyness of Main Beach.

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The Noosa River and Noosa Spit from above

Noosa North Shore

Discover Noosa North Shore; you’ll be sure to find a secret spot along this 80km long beach. Accessible via a five-minute ferry from Tewantin. This adventurer’s paradise boasts pristine beaches and forest wilderness, perfect for 4-wheel driving, horseback riding, surfing, and connecting with nature. It’s an ideal destination for those seeking adventure and relaxation in a serene, Noosa secret destination.

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Equathon Horse Riding