The following list of activities around Noosa are generally free to enjoy but I can’t vouch that you will not be lured into spending some money along the way. That will depend on how strong willed you are!
Mount Tinbeerwah Lookout
Located a few minutes drive out of Tewantin on the road to Cooroy road, this is THE premier lookout on the Sunshine Coast. A ten minute walk from the car park takes you to stunning views over Noosa, the river, lakes and the hinterland. It is well signposted at the top of a steep hill on the way to Cooroy.
Watch the sun set over Noosa River
Watch the sun set over the river along Gympie Terrace in Noosaville and be in awe as the sun gradually sinks behind Mount Cooroy. Noosaville used to play second fiddle to Noosa bit it is now known as “The Golden Mile”. This is a unique experience only made more enjoyable if you have a glass of wine in your hand!
Coastal track in Noosa National Park
An easy 40 minute walk along well made tracks takes you to the superb views offered at Hells Gates. Look out for Koalas perched high in the trees in the car park. Watch surfers compete for waves with the dolphins. Be fascinated with whales migrating in season. Other wildlife you may encounter are Turtles and Goannas. An unforgettable experience.
This is an alternative track through the Noosa National Park that takes you through about three or more unique types of rainforest. Head off from the carpark on this track and return by way of the coastal track. You will need to allow about 2.5 hours for the return trip. Be careful not to be run over by the hordes of joggers exercising in this beautiful rainforest.
Fishing in the river
Noosa is blessed with superb river fishing , both upstream and at the river mouth. You can also hire motor boats that are fully equipped with fishing gear for low cost. The ultimate in fishing is to go out on one of the offshore fishing trips that guarantee that you will catch the big ones. Several boats operate from the Noosa Marina in Noosaville.
The markets are by far the biggest in Australia with 500 to 600 stalls to explore. To be a stall holder, the catch cry was that you have to “make it, bake it, grow it, or sew it”.
The main markets are on Wednesday and Saturday mornings with a smaller, newer market open on Sundays. If visiting the markets, it is worth staying a night in one of the many lovelyaccommodations in Noosa or as there is so much to do and see around this historic little township.
Swim or surf in Laguna Bay
The Noosa main beach in the bay is unique for the east coast of Australia in that it faces north. It is therefore ideal and safe for swimming. It also has moderate waves out toward the river mouth for learner surfers with lessons available. The serious surfers have superb waves along the reef adjoining the National Park.
Barbeque on the river at Noosaville
The Noosa Council provides lots of BBQ cooking facilities, tables and shelters at many points along the river in Gympie Terrace, Noosaville. Best of all, they are free!
A great place to spend a relaxing few hours with family and friends. Good playgrounds for the children.