Whether you’re looking to kick back and relax, take up a new and adventurous challenge or join in on some of Australia’s top cultural and sporting events, Noosa is the place to be.
From the Coral Sea to its river, lakes, National Parks, mountains and hinterland, Noosa, on the Sunshine Coast, delivers everything you want in a holiday destination. Its natural attractions are easily complemented by trending oceanfront eateries, craft beer breweries as well as art and fashion events, all to inspire the senses.
As winter winds down, the town comes to life with an array of exciting events including the world’s largest Triathlon, Australia’s premier regional cultural festival, vintage and hinterland cycling, jazz, films, food and wine, adventure races, an arts trail, and much more.
Top attraction, Noosa alive! (July 20-29) welcomes more than 250 national performers for 80+ intimate events across cabaret, theatre, music, comedy, art, literature, food and thought forums. See Li Cunxin, Carlotta, Michael Leunig, Maggie Dence, Blake Bowden, Katie Noonan, Barrie Cassidy, Stephen Curry and Bruce Postle over 10 days and nights.
Cycle through Noosa’s beachfront, riverside and country villages and join events including Noosa Strade Bianche (August 11-12) for retro and vintage style, or the inaugural Noosa Classic (August 26) offering three courses from cruisy to challenging.
Visit the private studios of more than 60 emerging and established artists on the Noosa Open Studios (August 17-26) art trail through coastal and hinterland communities.
The Noosa Jazz Party brings together some of Australia’s leading jazz musicians for a feast of classic jazz performances throughout the city and at restaurant events (August 30 – September 2).
Cheer on 100 teams from Australia and overseas at the Noosa International Rugby Sevens, Australia’s biggest sevens event (October 12-14).
See new release Australian and international feature-length and short films, or join inspirational workshops and talks with industry experts at the Noosa International Film Festival (October 25-28).
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The world’s largest Olympic distance triathlon is part of the Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival (October 31 – November 4) and includes Australia’s favourite finish line party.
There is sure a lot to see and do in this regional oasis. For more holiday inspiration, and the complete event guide, visit Tourism Noosa’s website.