Noosa Travel Tips

Noosa is a stop that shouldn’t be missed on any Australian holiday. Effortlessly combining ultimate relaxation with exciting activities, and mixing a casual vibe with top restaurants and shops, it’s difficult to imagine how anyone could not fall in love. To get the most out of your stay, here are our top Noosa travel tips.

Getting to Noosa

Noosa can be reached by plane, car, coach or rail. Investigate your options and plan well, taking into account where you’re coming from, your budget, and how much time you have.

Getting around Noosa

There are several options for local transport. The public bus and shuttle bus services are fantastic, particularly if you are venturing to a nearby town. Car and motorbike hire is also available for quick and convenient travel. You may also consider hiring a bicycle – cycling is a delightful way to see Noosa. The Noosa Water Taxi is another lovely way to get from A to B, with the beautiful scenery of the Noosa River. Noosa is also an excellent place to explore by foot, with plenty of scenic walks available.

Beach Safety

A trip to Noosa isn’t complete without enjoying the stunning beaches, whether it’s to sunbathe on the golden sand or surf the impressive waves. Be aware that not all beaches are patrolled all year round. Red and yellow flags are used to indicate safe, patrolled swimming areas, so swimmers should remain between the flags.

Sun Safety

The lovely sunshine is one of the many reasons why we love Noosa, it can be extremely harmful. Cover up and use a high factor sunscreen to protect yourself.


Noosa is known for its mild temperature and sunny days. Summer runs from December – February, and these are the hottest months with average daily temperatures reaching around 29ºC. January – March is the wettest period, with higher humidity and occasional showers. The winter months of June – August are the coldest, with highs of around 21ºC and lows of around 10ºC at night. This is the driest time of the year, with clear blue skies.

Peak periods

Noosa’s busiest periods are determined by the seasons, climate, and school holidays, and prices and availability vary as a result. Low season runs from late April to mid-September, excluding school holidays from the end of June to mid-July. Shoulder season is from October – December and February – March, and high season runs from December – January, and March – April.

Medical services

Should you need to see a doctor whilst you are here, there are public hospitals in Caloundra and Nambour. Private hospitals are located in Caloundra, Buderim, Noosa, and Nambour. There are several 24-hour medical centres around, and many accommodations have a doctor on call. In case of an emergency, call 000.

Final tips

Here are our final suggestions to ensure that you have an amazing holiday.

·      Dine out to make the most of Noosa’s award-winning restaurants.

·      Enjoy the water, by swimming, surfing, sailing, or stand up paddleboarding.

·      Make time to sink into Noosa’s relaxing nature and find your zen.

·      The people of Noosa are lovely and friendly, but we recommend seeking out our other locals – koalas, turtles, dolphins, and even whales in the winter.