Noosa North Shore is home to lush forest, and golden sands stretched out over 80 kilometres. Just a short ferry ride across the Noosa River will take you to the popular camping grounds and expansive beach; where the forest meets the sea.
To access the coast from Noosa Heads, take the car ferry from Tewantin, which operates seven days a week. Surrounded by natural fauna and flora, Noosa North Shore is a snapshot of some of Australia's most incredible scenery. With a campground looking over Teewah Beach, the site is great for unwinding and making the most of surrounding nature. Noosa North Shore brings travellers to its coastline for its incredible choice of surfing, fishing, bushwalking or four-wheel driving. Continue further north, and the beach stretches up to Double Island Point taking you across to Fraser Island.
Noosa North Shore is the perfect place for a relaxing retreat. Explore the impressive four-wheel drive tracks cutting through the bushland and navigate within the depths of the forest. Home to turquoise water and sandy beaches, you may even see kangaroos hopping around and native birdlife.
Take some time out to reconnect with nature and indulge in the pristine beaches and untouched landscape, all just stone's throw from Noosa Heads.
Set in Noosa North Shore, The Shore House offers air-conditioned accommodation with a patio and free WiFi. The property is 33 km from Coolum Beach, and complimentary private parking is featured.
The holiday home features 4 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine, and 4 bathrooms with a shower. For added convenience, the property can provide towels and bed linen for an extra charge.
Staff at the holiday home are available to provide information at the 24-hour front desk.
The Shore House offers a terrace. There is a garden with a barbecue at this property and guests can go fishing nearby.
Nestled between Cooloola-Great Sandy National Park and tranquil Lake Cooroibah, Noosa North Shore Retreat boasts 2 swimming pools. The retreat is a 10-minute drive from the iconic Hastings Street in Noosa. Set amongst lush bushland, the property offers direct access to Noosa North Shore Beach, which is 1.5 km away.
The retreat is a 15-minute drive from Noosa River and a 30-minute drive from Noosa District Sports Complex. Guests can enjoy a short 2-minute ferry ride to Tewantin across Noosa River.
Noosa North Shore Retreat offers a tennis court and private access to the lake. There is a Giant Jumping Pillow available at the Great Sandy Hotel during opening hours. Guests can spend the day fishing, surfing, bushwalking, canoeing and exploring.
All rooms offer a TV, refrigerator and tea and coffee making facilities. There is a private bathroom, and towels and linen are provided. Some rooms also include a fully equipped kitchen.
The Great Sandy Bar & Restaurant is open for a la carte lunch and dinner every Friday and Saturday and open for lunch every Sunday. Some meals available include pizza, burgers and fish and chips.
Luxury beach house is offering accommodation in Noosa North Shore. Boasting luggage storage space, this property also provides guests with an outdoor pool. Each room has a terrace with views of the garden.
The luxurious and spacious house includes modern furniture and a well equipped kitchen. Guests have access to pool and billiards room, children's playroom and tennis court.
Double Island Point is a paradise and a perfect escape to spend some time reconnecting with nature and the unspoilt wilderness of Australia’s east coast. This headland sits north of Noosa and is part of the Great Sandy National Park. Named by Captain Cook in 1770 due to its figure; on the point, a lighthouse stands with the lighthouse keeper’s cottage sitting below.
The waves bring surfers from across the east coast, and it is also a diving hot spot. Set south of Rainbow Beach, it has been rated one of the top ten dive spots in Australia; home to mackerel, leopard sharks, manta rays and grey nurse sharks.
Camping options nearby include Teewah Beach, which is the best place to set up, just off Noosa River Ferry access. With no accommodation or camping options on Double Island Point, you will need a four-wheel-drive (4WD) to access the stretch. Within Coolala Recreation area there are also other camping sites to stay at too. At low tide, Double Island Point can be reached by 4WD from Noosa or Rainbow Beach. Before you can drive along the sand, you will need a beach-driving permit from Queensland Parks. Be sure to double-check the tide times because when high tide approaches, the shore is no longer accessible by car. Double Island point has no food or water facilities, therefore when visiting for the day, come prepared.
Prepare yourself for Noosa Everglades, an incredibly breathtaking natural beauty and one of just two everglades systems on the planet. What’s fascinating about this natural habitat is the sparkling reflection off the water, mirroring all that surrounds it and only broken by movement as the water softly ripples away.
Choose to explore the Noosa Everglades with a guided tour or go alone on a kayak from Noosaville, Boreen Point or by foot. Set between Noosa North Shore and Rainbow Beach it is an easy drive to reach the area. Allow yourself some time to embrace your surroundings, just 40 minutes from Noosa Heads means that you can spend half a day or more uncovering the Everglades. The Noosa Everglades connect to Noosa River, and this 60-kilometre stretch of water brings a fascinating array of fauna and flora. The vast wildlife is made up of over 44% of Australia’s bird species and 700 native animals.
If you’re entering by car, arrive at the Cooloola Recreation Area car park to begin your adventure. The area allows people to camp; however you’ll need to be self-sufficient and have a permit, with no facilities available, so make sure you come prepared. Organise your permit beforehand at Queensland National Parks Booking Service. Otherwise, if you’re looking for a serviced campground stop off at Boreen Point Campground, with eight powered concrete slabbed sites along with many unpowered sites too. Here you’ll have access to kayaks, stand up paddleboards, kite surfing or boats on Lake Cootharaba.
Further north, you’ll find Harrys Hut, which is a relaxing bush retreat. The camping area has picnic tables and shelter as well as canoe access points. However, if you want to venture to Harry’s Hut, you’ll need a 4WD or to access the area by foot or kayak. Otherwise, for a catered experience, you can also opt to do an afternoon cruise along the water.
As you paddle through water lilies and soak in your surroundings be sure to stop and listen to the sounds of birdcalls echoing around you. Make the most of the Noosa Everglades with its the serene and stunning environment, just waiting to be uncovered.
Noosa North Shore is a place where outdoor enthusiasts can rejoice. With beautiful white sand coastlines that stretch endlessly, your days will be filled with 4-wheel driving, hangliding, fishing, and surfing. Just minutes north of Noosa, there are all kind of excursions to fill your wanderlust soul.
Keep in mind, getting there will take some preparation, as only 4wd vehicles that have a permit can be given access. Apply for a permit online, or use a 4wd rental service or book a guided tour prior to your trip. From there, you’ll need to catch the Noosa North Shore Car Ferry which departs at the end of Moorindil Street in Tewantin. A short 5 minute ferry ride will bring you access to stretches of beach from the mouth of the Noosa River to Double Island Point. Be wary of the tides, and only travel at low tides to avoid getting stuck.
You’ll want to stop at Coloured Sands, stacked cliffs that stand some 200 metres high stretching from Rainbow Beach all the way to Double Island Point. Spend time here to 4wd on the beach, fish, or take in the spectacular views like the Cherry Venture Shipwreck, an abandoned ship from 1973 that’s been left for onlookers to explore.
If hang gliding is on your bucket list, you can head to Carlo Sand Blow at Rainbow Beach or organise tandem hang gliding with adventure tours. For a less heart-pumping but equally venturous outing, opt for horseback riding, walking along the lighthouse of Double Island Point, or have a drink at Noosa North Shore Resort. At Double Island Point, you’ll gain access to World Heritage Site, Fraser Island, or head onward to Great Sandy National Park. Several tour guides offer excursions from Noosa North Shore to these destinations.
As a day trip or a full-weekend getaway, Noosa North Shore offers an immersion in nature like no other. With tantalizing jumps from colourful cliffs to endless exploration of the coastline amongst jaw-dropping waters, it’s easy to see the journey to get there has made Noosa North Shore a gem of the Sunshine Coast.