There is nothing better than a weekend in Noosa, except for a long weekend in Noosa!
We’ve selected our favourite things to do and created an itinerary that you can use when planning a long weekend in Noosa. This is the locals guide to some of the best places in Noosa that you don’t want to miss out on.
Check-in to your accommodation and go for a walk in the Noosa National Park, or along the Noosa River. Noosa National Park offers the most incredible coastal walking track that brings you to secluded bays and transports you to the tropical rainforest paradise. Noosa River offers a beautiful flat walk that promises a lovely sunset and plenty of bird and boat watching!
Have A Night In
Grab some takeaway so you can go back to your accommodation and chill out for the night. Our favourite takeaways around Noosa is; Somedays Pizza in Noosa Junction, Mr Drifter in Noosa Junction, Raw & Rice in Noosa Heads, Zacharys in Noosaville.
Fuel up for the day
Find a café and start your holiday right – with a delicious breakfast and tasty coffee. Tome of our top recommendations for breakfast are; Vanilla Foods in Noosa Junction, Depot in Noosaville, 10 Hastings in Noosa Heads
Pick A Beach
Find a beach to spend the morning at, there are no shortages of stunning beaches in Noosa, though instead of going to Noosa Main Beach, you might want to head off the beaten track. Our favourite beaches in Noosa Heads are; Tea Trea Bay, Little Cove Beach and Noosa Spit. If you’ve brought your dog on holidays, head to Sunshine Beach for the dog off leash area.
Explore Noosaville Produce and Beer
Some of Noosa’s hidden gems are in the industrial area of Noosaville around Rene Street and Venture Drive. Grab some supplies for the weekend and find something for lunch at Belmondos, a beautiful industrial marketplace full of local pantry goods, fresh fruit and vegetables, deli and café.
After grabbing some goodies and having a bite, drive a minute around the corner and pull into Land and Sea for a tasting paddle of beer. If beer isn’t y our thing, they also offer a menu of fantastic drinks, as well as their Fortune gin which they distil right here in Noosa.
Tip! Head into Noosa Chocolate Factory before you head back to your accommodation and grab some local Noosa-made chocolate to either bring back home as gifts, or devour before leaving!
Enjoy A Relaxing Dinner
Relax after a big day of exploring and settle in to one of the many fantastic dining options at your fingertips. Some of our favourites include; Bandita in Noosaville, Herbert in Noosa Junction, El Capitano and Locale in Noosa Heads.
Explore The Eumundi Markets
Hit the infamous Eumundi markets to sample some local produce and take home some beautiful artisan products. Open on Wednesday and Saturdays, the Eumundi Markets have been a staple in the Noosa region for over 30 years.
Enjoy A Long Lunch
After walking around for the morning, treat yourself to a long lazy lunch with a superb view. Our top picks are; Sails in Noosa Heads, Rickys in Noosaville, Noosa Boathouse in Noosaville. There’s no better way to enjoy your holidays than to eat delicious food, having a wine or two and taking in the beautiful surroundings.
Roam Hasting St
Walk off lunch by roaming the boutiques on Hastings Street. There are many fantastic shops to browse including Signature for homewares, and Alterior Motif and Bow & Arrow Trading for local Australian fashions brands.
Grab A Bite
Opt for an easy dinner at Betty’s Burgers, either dine in or grab your burgers and sit on the beach. With a great selection of burgers including a classic beef patty burger, vegetarian shroom burger and our personal favourite – the bare betty.
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Head Out On The Water
One of the best ways to explore the area is hiring a pontoon boat from one of the many hire companies along the Noosa River. Head out on the river for the morning and cruise around the water ways. You can park up on one of the sand banks and jump in the water or lounge in the sun.
Discover The Sunshine Beach Surf Club
Sunshine Beach is a beautiful village to explore whilst you’re saying in the Noosa region. One of the best places to visit is the newly refurbished Sunshine Beach Surf Club.
Discover The Lookout
Head up to the Laguna Lookout to get a stunning view over Noosa Heads and the Noosa River. See humpback whales between June and November, migrating to and from their northern breeding grounds.
Pack A Picnic
Enjoy a picnic along the Noosa River shore, or in the Noosa Woods off Hastings St. Grab a selection of picnic goods from grocers like Milk Bar, who offer fresh pastries, salads, curated pantry items and gourmet deli selections. Find a quiet spot, set up your picnic and enjoy the sunset into early evening.
Whether you’re planning to stay in Noosa for a weekend or a week, there are plenty of fantastic areas and venues to check out! Don’t forget to check out our range of beautiful holiday homes and apartments when planning your next Noosa getaway.