How to spend 48 hours in Noosa

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Indulge in Noosa’s cosmopolitan lifestyle mixed in with a natural paradise, all in 48 hours. Enjoy the very best of what the region has to offer with turquoise water, cascading trees and resorts overlooking the ocean.

If you’re passing through Noosa, or are looking for a weekend getaway, then make the most of your time with this 48-hour guide to Noosa.


12pm: Once you’ve checked in at one of the many incredible accommodation options in Noosa, it’s time to grab some lunch on Hastings Street. Choose from the many restaurants and cafes all within walking distance of each other, with options like Providore on Hastings or Noosa Heads Surf Club, just to name a couple.

3pm: After lunch, it’s time for an adventure! Explore the stunning Noosa National Park, and don’t forget to pack your swimmers. Starting from the car park just off Hastings Street, walk along the path to Tea Tree Bay. Roll out a towel and enjoy the afternoon sun or continue walking through the park to discover the many lookouts, coves and native wildlife. The walk from Noosa to Sunshine Beach is about two and a half hours all up.

6pm: Return to your hotel for a quick freshen up and get ready for some delicious dinner at one of Noosa’s late-night restaurant and bars. Try out Miss Moneypenny’s or Locale for a mix of delicious produce and a cocktail or two.


8am: Wake up early and make the most of your morning in Noosa. Take a walk along Main Beach and after, enjoy breakfast and a morning coffee at one of the cafes nearby. If you’re feeling up to it, stop by the Farmers Markets for an incredible array of local produce. Just make sure you go hungry; to make the most of the endless food stalls.

10am: Get ready for an adventure. Hop on the ferry from Noosa Heads to Noosaville. Whether you hire a boat for the day, a kayak or go stand up paddle boarding, explore the river and lush mangroves surrounding the area. Don’t forget to pack your sunscreen and some water too.

1pm: As your appetite grows, return to Noosaville and have lunch along the water. Choose from the dining options surrounding or grab some fish and chips and set up a picnic along the waterfront.

3pm: Hop back on the ferry and return to Noosa Heads. Take a walk to Main Beach and spend the afternoon relaxing on the sand.

6pm: Get ready for dinner along Hastings Street. Try out El Capitano or Sails Restaurant along the waterfront for dinner with a view.


7am: Enjoy an early morning wake up and make the most of the morning. Try out Bistro C or Season for breakfast along the beachfront and get ready for a surfing lesson. The two-hour surfing lesson will allow you to experience the peeling waves along Noosa’s shore and build your confidence in no time.

10am: Get in some last minute shopping at the gorgeous boutiques along Hastings Street.

12pm: Check out of your accommodation and take a scenic drive through the hinterland to experience Noosa’s surrounding areas. Visit Cooroy or Kin Kin and enjoy Sunday lunch at one of the pubs.