Why Noosa is the perfect base for exploring the Sunshine Coast

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The many towns within the Sunshine Coast region each have its own competitive edge, which can make it challenging to decide where to spend your holiday. It is almost impossible to make the wrong decision, thanks to the gorgeous natural coastline that the Sunshine Coast boasts. For many, Noosa is the perfect base to explore the Sunshine Coast, due to its impeccable balance of untouched nature and an upbeat dining scene. So, if you are considering planning your holiday around Noosa, here’s why it is the perfect base for exploring the Sunshine Coast.

A big part of Noosa’s appeal is the ability to go from relaxing at the pristine, Noosa Main Beach to the bustling Hastings Street in moments. After a beach day, enjoy one of Noosa Heads many delicious restaurants to keep the night alive. The magnificent pick of restaurants and bars make dining out a treat, and many are perfect for events or gatherings too.

Noosa Heads’ convenient location is just a stone’s throw from other surrounding towns including Noosaville, Noosa North Shore and Tewantin. Set off to the Noosa River; it makes exploring the area convenient and fun. Hop on the ferry and head to Noosaville to make the most of water sports and relaxing on the riverfront. Pack a picnic or grab some fish and chips and enjoy the foreshore, or hire a jet ski, kayak or dinghy for the day and explore the river. Stand up paddleboards are also available to hire or why not take a lesson to perfect your technique?

Noosa Heads is a gateway to Double Island, Rainbow Beach and Fraser Island, so if you are staying for more than a week, consider splitting your holiday in half. Plan half your stay in Noosa and after, camp at Noosa North Shore or Rainbow Beach. Discover the quiet, tropical paradise by car ferry, home to unspoilt beaches and exciting 4WD tracks. The waves that roll through are something out of a well-seasoned surfers dream, and setting up camp just off the shore brings a quiet serenity.

The Sunshine Coast region is a foodie’s fantasy, and Noosa connects you to both local produce and wineries through the hinterland. Every Wednesday and Saturday, the Eumundi Markets bring some of the area’s most exquisite local food along with hundreds of stalls for you to explore. From gifts to coffee and all else in between. The markets are worth visiting, even if it is to indulge in a delicious breakfast. Continue your food trail through Montville and Maleny, home to local cheese, wineries and fudge. Extend your stay in the hinterland to experience one of the cute bed and breakfasts or eco-lodges.

It is no wonder why Noosa is a favourite for both locals and travellers alike. With its excellent choice of activities and landscapes, connecting on to some of the Sunshine Coast’s most enticing towns, Noosa is the perfect place to base your holiday around.