Noosa Heads in Queensland, Australia, is a beautiful little beach town on the Sunshine Coast that immediately stole my heart.
I booked three nights there, but I extended for one more because I wasn’t ready to leave. When I was there in the beginning of July, the weather was perfect in the day and cool at night. July is the middle of Australia’s winter, but it definitely doesn’t seem that way when you see the amount of people swimming in the ocean at Main Beach.
Take a walk along the shore at Noosa National Park to find smaller beaches and amazing views.
The sunsets in Queensland are some of the best I’ve ever seen, and Noosa’s view with the boats and the water in the distance is high on my list for the top sunsets in Queensland. The best way to see it is to walk the many stairs (or drive) to the lookout point near the river.
One of the popular activities in Noosa is kayaking or canoeing the Everglades. There are only two Everglades in the world with the other in Florida, so it’s not an experience to be missed! The water is reflective due to the tea tree oil in the water, so it’s a mirror image as you paddle further up the river.
Noosa seems like a great family destination, but I stayed at the YHA with other backpackers my age. They rent surfboards there for free, and it has its own restaurant with really good food!
Around town, there are cute shops of all kinds in all price ranges. There are plenty of restaurants and ice cream shops too. Paddle boarding, kayaking, surfing, hiking, and boating are all popular activities.
For a vacation at any age, Noosa is a gorgeous destination with a great vibe.
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