Get away from it all
If you need a break from the hustle and bustle of Hastings Street, just a short walk away; you will find Noosa Woods, a shaded piece of tranquillity within Noosa Spit Recreation Reserve. Pack a picnic and enjoy one of the many grassy spaces and picnic areas accessible through the woods. Take a seat and gaze across the bright blues and turquoises of the Noosa river, the sandbanks twisting through the water, making such a beautiful contrast of colours.
Walk the Woods
Starting at the West end of Hasting Street, all the way to Noosa Spit through the woods and back along the river is about 3.5km. Take a stroll on a paved track; this is an easy walk that can be done with young kids and a stroller. Main beach can be accessed all the way along the path. When you get to Noosa spit, the Spit Van is a good option for refreshments, offering Padre Coffee, ice creams, cold drinks and a range of snacks.
A great spot to enjoy the beach with kids is Laguna Grove. Grab a grassy shaded spot under the trees, watch the children play in the sand or the ocean without the harsh rays from the sun beating down on you. There are numerous private spaces along this section of Noosa Spit Recreation Reserve, making it a popular spot for weddings and engagements. You can enjoy the sounds of the ocean without getting covered in sand. Lay back on the grass, read a book or meet up with friends; you don’t have to spend any money to enjoy what nature provides.
Noosa Beach Yoga
If you love Yoga, there’s no need to stop while you are on holiday in Noosa; join a Noosa Beach Yoga class on the water’s edge. Classes are held every day at 9.30 at different locations in the Noosa Woods area; meet your friendly instructor outside Miss Moneypenny’s at 9.20 am. Make sure you book a mat beforehand. The class will cost $20 per session, and kids under 12 are free. Inner peace is certainly achievable in this amazing location.
There’s an abundance of options for those who enjoy water sports, including kayaking, canoeing, and standup paddleboarding; whatever floats your boat is available on Noosa River! Even you’re pooch will be catered for on Doggy Beach, where they can burn off energy running without a leader. If something with scales is more your thing, this is a popular haunt for on-land fishing. Where the river meets the ocean, you are likely to catch flatheads, bream or whiting.
Parking around Noosa woods can sometimes be challenging at the weekend or in the school holidays but don’t let this put you off; it’s well worth the wait!