Restore the soul – there’s no place quite like Noosa

Restore the soul – there’s no place quite like Noosa

Beaches, baristas, biospheres, bars, boutiques and body pampering – Noosa has it all, and in perfect balance.

Whether luxurious pampering, an outdoor challenge, decadent getaway or simply slowing down are in your sights, Noosa’s relaxed rhythm knows just how to restore the soul. From the sun’s first light over the Noosa National Park, and the bounty of fresh tastes served in laidback eateries and breweries, to the hum of activity across pristine waters and countryside, and the clink of cocktail glasses in the evening, Noosa gets the day’s balance just right.

A day to behold

Noosa makes the most of its beautiful beaches, national parks and fertile hinterland that feeds the pristine river system. Its natural beauty is at the heart of it all – the outdoor adventure, nourishing cuisine and farmers markets, rejuvenating wellness centres, sunset relaxation, and the serenity of the Noosa Everglades where you can paddle, swim or cruise.

Start the day with a stretch on the sand, sunrise beach jog or stroll through Noosa National Park’s headland, just minutes from Hastings Street and Noosa Main Beach. Bayside tracks, well-worn by hikers, surfers and runners, offer sensational coastal views while rainforest paths add to the vast network of tracks to explore.

Then treat yourself to a riverside or oceanfront breakfast, cold-press juice or locally roasted coffee before a tranquil swim or stand-up paddle in Laguna Bay’s calm waters. If land-based activities are more your style, you can horse ride on open beaches, lake or bush; mountain bike on forest tracks; abseil down a mountain; take a river cruise or hire a motorbike and explore the hinterland. 

For a bit of relaxation, discover one of the many day spas, wellness centres or restorative retreats. Think Pilates by the sea, stand-up paddle yoga and beach massages, or organic body treatments, spa parties, flotation Dreampods, hydrotherapy pools and the tranquil Balinese-style gardens of Ikatan Day Spa – Noosa is an oasis for natural wellness.

Noosa’s location on the beautiful Noosa River, between the fertile countryside and the blue waters of the Coral Sea means that local eateries serve up produce that is fished, farmed and produced in the region, thanks to the passion of some of Australia’s leading chefs and innovative young guns.

Wander through Noosa’s ambient villages, each with their own style, dining, shopping and artistic flair. Explore the seaside cool of Peregian Beach and Sunshine Beach, Noosaville and Tewantin on the river’s edge, Noosa Junction’s eat streets and entertainment, and the hinterland’s welcoming towns and B&Bs as you decide on your lunch or dinner menu. Will it be seafood by the seaside, riverside refreshments, village vegan or a hamper in the hinterland?

In the afternoon, challenge yourself by trying something new: Learn to surf or kiteboarding with Adventure Sports Kite Surf Australia, make a surfboard with Bare Naked Wooden Surfboards, ride a bike on the water with Nauticycle Noosa, learn home barista skills or latte art with Clandestino Roasters at Belmondos, or master a new cuisine with help from The Noosa Cooking School, Life’s a Feast, or learn about bush tucker at Deadly Espresso Cafe.

At the end of the day, retreat to a cosy bed in a beachfront resort, riverside apartment, lakefront cottage, hinterland B&B or glamp under Noosa’s starry skies.

Leave it to the experts to tailor your Noosa getaway. Take a bush walk or multi-day hike with Tropical Treks Guided Bushwalks and Birdwatching; go on a luxury retreat with Luxe Noosa Escapes and discover Noosa’s hidden havens; or a behind-the-scenes experience with Live It Tours; fly to a mountaintop sunset getaway with Airborne Solutions; or book a bespoke, indulgent day or multi-day itinerary with Beyond Experiences.

Revive, refresh, detox or just simply chill out on your next visit to Noosa, the Relaxation Capital of Australia. 

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