A Local’s Guide - Noosa’s Best Beaches, Booze and Beyond!

A Local’s Guide - Noosa’s Best Beaches, Booze and Beyond!

A guide to one of the Sunshine Coast's most favoured towns!

By Eloise Firth | 23rd April 2019

So, thinking about planning a trip to Noosa? We’ve got you covered with the ins and outs of arguably Queensland’s best holiday destination. Get ready to to dive into the warm waters of Little Cove, work on your sunkissed glow and feed your soul (and belly). Here is a finely curated pick of our favourite spots in town - tried, tested and tasted!

The best beaches/adventure trails!

The Noosa National Park walk is a no brainer when it comes to visiting Noosa, but if you want to explore more from off the beaten path, it’s time to adventure to the Noosa Fairy Pools. As its name suggests, it’s a magical pool of crystal water made from naturally formed rock. At the far end of Granite Bay you’ll find a park bench right before the track turns around a bend. When you get here, it’s time to ditch the path and find those pools!


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If you’re wanting some tranquil time away from the busy crowds, pack a picnic and take a stroll to Tea Tree Bay, also a pit-stop on the National Park Walk. Watch the surfers, read a book, catch up on podcasts, listen to the birds and keep your eye out for the koala that lives in the gum trees nearby!


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We haven’t forgot about the folks with furry friends! Don’t miss out on going to Sunshine Beach Dog Beach, where they can run free and roll around in the sand. Simple, pure happiness.


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Where to eat, drink, shop and hang out!

If you want to ditch the walking shoes and slide on some soft slippers instead, Stephanies Ocean Spa at Peppers Resort in Noosa Heads is where to go. Let yourself be pampered and relax to the max at the award-winning spa of The World Luxury Spa Awards in 2018.


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Now we all know that one of, if not the most important parts of a holiday is where to eat, well for us anyway! Life is too short to waste your time with a bad meal, not to mention the time spent on disagreeing on where to go. So here are some options that will all be worth documenting and give your friends the ultimate food envy.

Vanilla Food, an organic healthy cafe is located in the Noosa Junction. Choose from their wide range of healthy foods and drinks of all kinds! From beetroot lattes to butterfly pea and elderflower sparkling water.


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Bistro C, the breathtaking beachside restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Situated on Hastings Street most desirable location, any closer to the beach and you’d be wiping off the sand from your plate! Top food picks, the zesty and finger linkin’ good calamari, paired with the coconut chicken salad. Simply divine!


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You may be a firm believer of being a tourist by night and sleeping in the light. So, after you have risen from your afternoon siesta and dusted off your sandy feet, it’s time sip on some ice cold beverages to get you through the golden hours of the day. Look no further than the Land And Sea Brewery, Noosa’s first and original craft brewery, located in Noosa industrial area. Indulge yourself in a Little Cove Lager, First Point Pale Ale, or perhaps a Sunshine Beach Mango Sour. Actually why not try them all, you’re on holiday after all!


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Rise and shine to the Noosa Farmers Markets, held at the Noosa AFL Grounds. Fill-up, replenish and start your day surrounded by the freshest and local produce the coast has to offer. There’s no need to ditch the diet by stopping by The Sunflower Hotel’s organic smoothie bar. Or, perhaps if you’re feeling a little dusty, maybe try a toasted breakfast roll, croissant or crepe, oui oui! As they say, win the morning, win the day!


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Last but not least, we know it’s not a holiday if you don’t bring home some well-deserved souvenirs. Pack light because you’re sure going to be leaving with more than you came with! Make sure to head into Alterior Motif on Hastings Street, where you will find a curation of the best pieces from top brands such as Bec and Bridge, Dylan Kain, Zulu and Zephyr, Spell Designs, Nice Martin and many more!


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Find some hand-made and sustainable bikinis from Abby-Rose in the Noosa Junction. Or if you are more inclined to finding some vintage levi’s and other treasures, pop into The Style Workroom in Peregian Beach.


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Again, don't forget to pack light, ladies!

Header image: Regional Development Australia

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Article by Eloise Firth

Eloise is a journalist, and a self-proclaimed rosé connoisseur who has a serious addiction to chasing a sun kissed glow and bathing in the waters under the Mediterranean sun. When she is not dreaming about her next trip to the salty airs of the Amalfi Coast or the terracotta streets of Marrakech, she is busy scouring for cosy cafes, eating zesty foods and shopping for yet another linen dress. Oh, and she is also always within reach of her camera to snap away while she does it.


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