Where to stay in Noosa

Noosa Heads brings the best of beachside living and entertainment; making it the perfect holiday destination. However, deciding where to stay when it comes to organising your trip depends on the type of holiday you're looking for. If you want to be within walking distance of restaurants, bars and cafes, then staying in the heart of Noosa Heads will be the best option for you. However, if you're looking for more budget accommodation options and a quieter pace, consider alternative surrounding areas.

Noosa Heads - Hastings Street and Noosa Main Beach

Staying in the heart of town is truly an incredible experience if you are ready to be amongst the bustling cafe culture and al fresco dining. However, most accommodation options will come with a price tag that matches Noosa's cosmopolitan, beachside lifestyle. With restaurants lining the street and boutiques tucked in between, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining and entertainment. 

Sunshine Beach and Sunrise Beach

Sunshine Beach is the perfect alternative for a quieter beachside holiday. It is a great family destination, which borders on to Noosa National Park making it still very close to Noosa Heads. The surf club overlooking water is a great place to enjoy an afternoon drink, and the village has its own set of restaurants and bars. Continue further south to Sunrise Beach, which brings a slightly lower price tag and a more local feel in comparison to Sunshine Beach, each with patrolled swimming areas too.

Noosa River and Noosaville

The gorgeous Noosa River comes to life each morning as the sunrises and locals come out to enjoy the waterfront. Noosaville is a terrific area for families and older couples looking for a getaway. Away from the bustle and tourism of Noosa Heads, Gympie Terrace hugs the riverfront and brings a choice of resorts to unwind at. Restaurants also line the riverfront with a mix of fine dining and lower-cost options. The plethora of activities surrounding the river makes it the perfect place to spend your holiday. Experience kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and jet skiing on the river, and a playground and public barbecues along the water’s edge. 

Noosa North Shore

Take the car ferry from Tewantin to Noosa North Shore, which is the place to be if you are looking for a quiet escape away from urban living. Whether you choose to camp or organise accommodation nearby, staying in Noosa North Shore is a great way to experience the very best of four-wheel driving, surfing or surrounding parkland. Noosa North Shore is home to golden beach stretching out as far as the eye can see, along with unspoilt nature to enjoy.

Depending on your budget and the holiday style you are looking for, the Noosa region brings a variety of towns and holiday styles to enjoy. Each suburb is connected to main roads and bus transport, so you can quickly move and explore between the different areas too.