Your Local Guide to Experiencing the Real Noosa

Noosa is a little slice of paradise positioned on the Sunshine Coast with crystal-clear waters, powdery white sand, and sun-kissed beaches.

Main Beach is patrolled all year round and is perfect for swimming, as are Sunshine Beach and Alexandria Bay (or "A-Bay" to the locals), which are great for surfing.

There are plenty of activities to keep you busy, from water sports like kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding to leisurely bike rides along the beachside boardwalk. Be prepared for the spectacular views, chill vibes, and the occasional kangaroo sighting (yes, they roam freely here!). If you're keen to catch some live music or hit the club scene, Noosa Junction is the place to be, with major city operators bringing a modern makeover to this once 80's-era shopping village.

Noosa has an eclectic mix of people and lifestyles. From surfers to retirees, you'll see many different types of people coexisting in this place. The locals are laid-back and as friendly as they come, so don't be surprised if you strike up a conversation with someone and end up making a new friend. The local riff between Noosa and Byron Bay has been a longstanding debate in the domestic travel scene. While Melbourne travellers seem to flock to Noosa's shores with great enthusiasm, their Sydney counterparts often prefer the bohemian vibes of Byron Bay, found at the tip of New South Wales.

With direct flights from all major cities in the country, Noosa is increasingly becoming a popular domestic destination. For those who don't mind a bit of a drive, Noosa is still an easy two-hour ride from Brisbane.

Regardless of where you choose to go, one thing is for sure: the domestic travel scene in Australia is hotter than ever before. Whether you're looking for luxury, beachfront living, or a more relaxed vibe, our selection of Noosa accommodations offers the perfect complement to the gleaming waters of one of Australia's favourite beachside destinations.

On The Beach Noosa

Sunshine Coast

The ultimate beachfront experience in Noosa—the quintessential Noosa resort.

The prime resort location on Hastings Parade, the most popular shopping and dining district in Noosa Heads, puts you right on the doorstep of Noosa's main beach. On The Beach Resort offers a range of accommodation options, from apartments to penthouses.

No matter which you choose, each room has ocean views and easy access to the sand and surf. With direct beach access and easy access to cosmopolitan Hastings St, this spot offers the best of both worlds. Families will love the spacious one-bedroom, one-bedroom penthouse, or two-bedroom apartments with their well-equipped kitchens and luxurious spa balconies. There is also plenty of space for couples and singles looking to unwind and recharge in the Beachfront Studio or Studio Penthouse Apartments.

With contemporary design and stylish furnishings, this central accommodation concept is all about resort-style living: take a dip in the heated pool, unwind in the sauna, or let off some steam in the steam room.

Netanya Noosa

Sunshine Coast

Netanya, a boutique hotel, sits on the quieter end of Hastings Street and offers a peaceful escape from the crowds. This is an accommodation that takes pride in its exclusivity and positioning, creating a spectacular luxury stay.

Vacationing in Netanya offers an array of beachfront accommodation options. From studio apartments for couples to spacious three-bedroom villas perfect for family vacations, every room is beautifully appointed with thoughtful extras, spacious comfort, and generous amenities.

For those who crave a breathtaking view of the ocean from their private space, the one-bedroom beachfront rooftop terrace is perfect. These luxurious accommodations, located on the resort's top level, offer unrivalled views of Laguna Bay and Noosa Main Beach. Equipped with king-sized beds, kitchenettes, separate bathrooms with baths, living areas, private barbeque balconies, and private rooftop terraces overlooking the ocean, these apartments are the perfect retreat for those looking to escape it all. 

Additionally, Netanya's facilities include a heated beachfront pool, ice machines, laundry facilities, parking, and complimentary beach and pool towels. So, come grab limited beach equipment from the reception and soak up the sun in style.

Netanya boasts private access to Noosa's Main Beach, just steps from your room, so with any stay here, you can feel the sand between your toes and hear the waves crashing as you doze off each night. Netanya is also the hub of Providore on Hastings, a go-to destination for gourmet provisions, crafted goodies, locally sourced Little Cove Coffee, and delectable eats.


Sunshine Coast

Noosa is a paradise for travellers looking for a relaxed beachy vibe, but that doesn't mean you need to compromise on style.

At Tingirana Apartment Resort, you'll discover accommodations that are both modern and sophisticated. Whether you're travelling solo or with a partner, their Hastings Street Studios offer everything you need to feel comfortable and at home.

If you're after something more spacious, their beachfront one and two-bedroom apartments with breathtaking views of Laguna Bay and Main Beach will definitely leave an impression. You'll be surrounded by luxe fabrics and stylish furnishings, providing the perfect space to unwind after a day in the sun. Plus, the complimentary bathrobes and amenities will make sure you're taken care of from head to toe. You can also enjoy the privacy of your own self-contained apartment, complete with kitchen facilities, a lounge, dining areas, and a private balcony.

With a fresh and coastal Hamptons-inspired design, Tingirana Apartment Resort is the perfect spot to indulge in the ultimate Noosa getaway.

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Eat + Drink

Sum Yung Guys Restaurant and Bar

Modern Asian fusion inspired by South-east Asia, with everything designed to be shared. While this is just a short 10 minute taxi ride from Noosa Heads in Sunshine Beach, it is well worth the trip. Be sure to book well in advance, as this restaurant is as hot as real estate!

Light Years Restaurant and Bar

Your Asian bar and diner blend modern Asian dining and laid-back beach vibes with a share-style menu that packs a punch. With their sister restaurant in Byron Bay, it is no wonder locals flock to this cute diner with impeccable styling.

Village Bicycle Restaurant

Quality craft beer, tasty food with all the favourites, burgers, nachos, tacos, and wings with a side of great music, and a laid-back atmosphere are all to be enjoyed in the beer garden.

Land and Sea and Fortune, Brewery and Restaurant

At Land and Sea, it's all about the environment. The beers taste like local sunshine, brewed with the finest ingredients sourced sustainably and locally, and the food menu is perfectly designed for their selection of craft beers.


Noosa Farmers Market

No other place embodies the essence of the Noosa community quite like the Noosa Farmers Market. This local hotspot has everything you need for a perfect Sunday. Nestled among the fragrant gum trees, it features an array of stalls brimming with quality and seasonal produce that is guaranteed to make your mouth water. From freshly squeezed lime drinks to succulent meats and seafood, there is something for everyone. As you wander through the stalls, you will discover delicious marinades, skin care products, nuts, olives, and tapenades. And, if you're in the mood for something indulgent, there’s a variety of creamy cheeses and freshly baked bread.

Eumundi Markets

The Original Eumundi Markets have become a beloved institution in the region, drawing in everyone from locals to curious visitors. There's a real sense of community here, with artisans and makers showcasing their handmade wares in the heart of the market. Quality is king at this market, with only the finest locally made treasures on offer. You'll be able to fill your basket with everything from ceramics to clothing, and with live music and street performers creating an electric atmosphere, it's a truly modern experience. Whether you're a fashion lover, foodie, or simply out to soak up the vibrant energy of the market, The Original Eumundi Markets is certainly worth a visit.

Hastings Street Shopping

You could easily spend hours wandering from shop to shop on Hastings Street, discovering locally born labels, international designers, high-end jewellery, endless homewares, organic beauty products, eclectic gift stores, and art galleries featuring the works of local artists.

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