There’s been something happening in Noosa Heads ever so quietly but deliberately for some time.
And the banner that spans the front of the surf club captures it perfectly. Noosa has become “The relaxation capital of Australia”.
This stunningly beautiful crescent bay on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast has always been a bit upmarket, a bit special. But these days, it’s also become the go-to spot to really unwind … in style.
Noosa’s Main Beach is the focal point of all activity and its major drawcard. Its gentle waves of crystal clear water, the powdery sand and backdrop of palms and natural coastal bushland lay the platform for the ultimate escape. The fact the beach is flanked to the south by Noosa National Park – artfully sculpted by Parks staff for hundreds of daily walkers to enjoy it while treading lightly on the local environment – adds an extra dimension to this beach getaway.
And the fact you can step right onto the sand from restaurants and hotels is actually rather unique when you think about it. No carpark, causeway, road nor parkland separates you from the action – just a lovely timber beachside boardwalk.
The rhythms of the ocean and the sun are the tranquil heartbeats of Noosa life. It’s a calming, elegant, understated place making it oh so inviting.
Its compactness and diversity may be the thing that has earned Noosa the right to self-proclaim its status as the relaxation capital. Everything is easy to get to and all services you need on holiday are offered within easy walking distance. You can pick and choose your level of activity and desires a la carte.
The famous main thoroughfare, Hastings St, offers ritzy boutiques and burger joints, day spas and a pub, a food court and fine dining, surf shops and sushi trains – take your pick of holiday indulgences to suit your budget.