Noosa – So much or so little to do, the choice is yours
The warmth of the sun as we sat on the beautiful north facing Noosa Main beach made me feel alive. A week’s escape with the family at the end of a long Melbourne Winter was just what we needed. The rolling aqua waves catered for the serious surfers at one end of the beach whilst boogie boarders and swimmers like us took up the rest between the flags. I love swimming in that gorgeous water whilst looking back at the relaxed vibe of the Surf Club and ocean front cafes. We get out and lay on the sand, watching people leisurely stroll by.
Noosa really does cater for everyone and is a particular favourite with Melbournians. My first holiday to Noosa was as a young child when the caravan park was at the end of Hastings Street, which is now a National Park. As an adult, we have been travelling to Noosa for over 20 years to visit family and we love it every time we go. It almost feels like a second home to us as we re-visit our favourite restaurants and cafes. We always make sure we walk along the Noosa River on the Gympie Terrace Walking Path and take a photo of the kids at the Elvis statue in front of the fish and chip shop and also the big pelican at the boat hire jetty. This is a tradition like getting the family Christmas Photo and great memories to look back on over the years. It is such a special place for us that we got married in Noosa and spent the week enjoying a holiday there with family and friends.
If you have a chance it is great fun to hire a BBQ Boat on the river and enjoy a cruise around the canals to see some of the jaw dropping holiday houses whilst you have a sausage in bread and glass of wine! You can then do some fishing and swim on the sandy beaches near the National Park. A walk along the Noosa National Park is a must with little coves and beaches and some great surf breaks. The 10km round trip is very easy and by not rushing we get to take in the nature and views. A stroll along Hastings Street with it’s chic shops, restaurants and cafes is very relaxed and slow. No one rushes anywhere and there are plenty of ice-cream shops (our favourite is Massimo’s) and cafes to keep us feeling very content. As we have a hire car we head off to the famous Eumundi Market which is every Saturday and Wednesday and only 15 minutes away from Noosa. There is a bus from Noosa to the Market but we prefer the freedom of a hire car. Eumundi is a great stop off whilst doing a drive through the quaint Hinterland towns of Maleny and Montville to visit the art galleries, breweries and take in the views of the countryside. That’s what I love about Noosa – there is so much or so little to do – the choice is yours.
Noosa will always be at the top of my list.