Noosa school holiday survival guide

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As summer hits, Noosa’s town centre begins to fill with holiday-goers and travellers spending their days by the ocean and nights between the bustling restaurants and bars. When it comes to planning a family holiday over the high season, expect to fill your days with activities, keeping the kids entertained and the whole family happy.

Here is the ultimate school holiday guide for Noosa Heads, giving you the best entertainment and holiday options to explore:

Sea Life Mooloolaba

Over the summer season, Sea Life Aquarium has a range of entertainment to spend your days exploring. With interactive experiences centred around Disney films, intertwining nature and box office concepts into one. Plan your journey around the events and exhibitions, or visit to explore the underwater life on display. Either way, Sea Life is a fun experience for the whole family.

Australia Zoo

Australia Zoo is home to an incredible mix of mammals, reptiles, birds and marsupials bringing you up close to cheetahs, giraffe, crocodiles and more. Throughout the day the park hosts events and shows for sightseers to stop and watch. A visit will allow you to pet a python, cuddle a koala or feed the kangaroos too.

Kiah Park & Horse Camp

Kiah Park is an excellent way to learn or increase horse lovers riding skills. The seven-day camps are an unusual school holiday activity for kids; otherwise, visit for the day instead. Set in Beenaam Valley, the park is nestled within the scenic countryside and is an ideal opportunity for children to learn how to care for, feed or ride horses; as well as interact with other farm animals.

Aqua Park Coolum

During summer in the roaring heat, a visit to the Aqua Park is in order. Cool off and try out the many obstacles, climbers and floating vessels on the water. To enjoy a full day at the park there are also barbecues, tables and a shady beach to relax on. Suitable for ages 3+ it is a great idea for kids parties or events too.

Other events and venues over the school holidays:

The Noosa Leisure Centre and Noosa Aquatic Centre each host a mix of activities to keep the kids entertained. The program at the leisure centre varies each year; with previous entertainment including a Kids Playroom, Jungle Dance and Yoga Workshop and NDBA Basketball Clinic. At the Noosa Aquatic Centre programs like Learn to Swim and Inflatable Fun are on offer too.

The Noosa Library hosts a mix of free events, while the Noosa Regional Gallery provides an excellent opportunity to learn about art and different media.

Day trip from Noosa

Beyond the many zoos, water parks and excursions on offer, throughout Noosa are many national parks and lakes to explore. Plan a day trip to Lake Cootharaba or visit Noosa River to enjoy the many water sports available.

The Noosa region is a very family-friendly and charming escape for the entire family to explore.