You can return again and again to Noosa and never run out of things to see and do. Its stunning natural beauty, beaches and cosmopolitan Hastings Street are just the tip of the iceberg. Hire a bike and explore nearby Noosaville. Cruise down the Noosa River in a hire boat or on the Noosa Ferry. The Sunshine Coast Hinterland has charming villages and popular markets. The region's annual festivals are renowned.
Avoid lining up in ticket queues. Arrange a tour, activity or transfer through reception and charge it back to your room.
Here are just some of the great things to do that are right on your doorstep:
The world's largest sand island begins just off the tip of the Sunshine Coast. Explore its breathless natural wonders by 4WD (yours or hired). Day and overnight tours are also available.
Visit the home of Buderim Ginger and experience the authentic tastes of Queensland. Enjoy the delicious flavours, educational tours or let the kids chase the gingerbread man around the globe on the Overboard ride. The Ginger Factory is home to the Superbee Live Bee Show and The Buderim Ginger Cooking School.
Like no other zoo, Australia Zoo has plenty of wildlife action every day including exciting croc shows and knowledgeable zookeepers passionate about the care and conservation of wild animals. Australia Zoo is a family favourite drawing visitors from all over the world.
Queensland's largest Oceanarium and aquarium has over 5,500 sea creatures. See sharks, sting rays, seals, otters, rock pools and more in thrilling, interactive displays over four levels in this multi-award winning all weather attraction.
Art & Crafts, Food & Health, House & Garden, Fashion & Jewellery as well as the freshest produce and specialty fare brings the Hinterland village of Eumundi (You-mun-dee) to life each Wednesday and Saturday.
Noosa Winter Festival
Annual 2 day multi-sport festival held in May.
The Festival includes a variety of events for participants including the Blue Water Swim, Half Marathon, Century Cycle, 10km Run, 5km run/walk and the Noosa Paddle.
Noosa International Food and Wine Festival
Annual 4 day festival held in May.
Superb cuisine, fine wines and fabulous foodie events featuring more than 200 top Australian and International food and wine personalities and producers plus world class entertainment.
Noosa Jazz Festival
Annual 4 day music festival held in September.
Noosa resonates to the sounds of jazz, with over 90 jazz sessions hosted in restaurants and scattered across venues throughout Noosa, culminating in a stirring New Orleans style jazz parade along Hastings Street.
Annual event held last weekend in October or first weekend in November.
Australia's largest and highest profiled triathlon event draws thousands of entrants and spectators.