Noosa has to be one of our favourite Aussie destinations and lucky for us it just a few hours drive.
We have been visiting and loving Noosa for many years now. We love that we can park the car and not have to get back in it until we leave with everything you need with in walking distance (of the places we stay).
Every time we travel there I get asked a million questions about it all so I thought I would share this with you so you can refer back to it if you plan or want to head to Noosa.
These are just my opinions based on my experiences and what we do when we visit.
WHERE TO STAY:
LITTLE COVE COURT – Luxury Self-Contained Apartments.
Little Cove accommodation has a variety of two, three and four bedroom fully self-contained ocean view apartments and penthouses. Some apartments have their own private plunge pool and large balconies perfect positioned across the road from Little Cove Beach. Just a few minutes walk to Hastings St but quieter and more relaxed then staying right on Hastings. This is where we have stayed the past 2 Christmas and New Year holidays. Perfect for families, washing machine, full kitchen etc. Only downfall is most apartments have stairs so keep that in mind if you have young kids.
SEA HAVEN – Luxury Serviced Apartments & Resort.
Experience the ultimate luxury Noosa holiday at Seahaven Noosa Resort & Apartments, located with direct access to tNoosa Main Beach and its world renowned surf breaks and National Park walking trails. Located on Hastings Street but at the end so its a bit more quiet and private than others we have stayed at. Full kitchen and laundry in each room. More expensive but beautiful.
PEPPERS RESORT – studio rooms, apartments and villas
Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas is about 500m from Hasting St up in the National Park.
This is the perfect spot for a more resort style holiday with swimming pool, day Spa, kids acitivities and kids club (i’m school holidays) or the perfect spot to relax. This resort is the ultimate in eco-conscious sustainability with solar energy and rainwater irrigation. There is a huge range of accomodation options from studio rooms all the way to 4 bedroom villas.
WHERE TO EAT:
We tend to eat breakfast at our apartments but we also love Bistro C, 10 Hastings St or grabbing a coffee and banana bread from Providore on Hastings.
Bistro C for beautiful views over the beach and delicious cocktails.
10 Hastings St for brunch/lunch options.
Bettys Burgers on Hastings
Grab fish and chips from Noosh express and sit by the ocean
Sails for an adult only lunch if you’re lucky enough!
The dinner options are endless and there’s so much to choose from. Most restaurants are family friendly if you advise them but I also recommend taking the earliest seatings and you’ll be surrounded by lots of other kids and families so you won’t feel like the odd one out.
FAMILY FRIENDLY DINNER:
Seasons Fine dining
Noosa Surf Club – Relaxed dining.
Rococco’s – Italian early sitting best for kids
Sails – early sitting
DATE NIGHT OR WITH OLDER KIDS:
Locale – Italian – our fave date night experience (not very family friendly).
Sails – amazing views and fresh produce.
Bistro C – relaxed vibe, great views, service, food and cocktails.
Miss Moneypenny’s – perfect for catch up with friends, bar snack, meals and cocktails are amazing.
Light Years – modern asian
There are gelato and ice-cream shops everywhere in Noosa but our two faves are:
Massimo Gelato – traditional gelato (Davids fave)
Happy Pops – a fun take – make your own pops. Ice Crean, waffles and brownies on a stick! Dairy free and vegan flavours available.. YUMM..
WHAT TO DO:
If Im completely honest we spend 90% of our time at the beach we are real beach lovers or in the pool at our accomodation. When we holiday to Noosa its all about relaxing for us but there is also lots you can do with the kids if you choose.
Main beach – busy but beautiful
Little Cove – just around the corner from Main beach. My favourite spot in Noosa with the kids.
Tea Tree Bay – a more secluded beach which requires you to walk for about 10-15 minutes through national park. 100 % worth the walk but keep that in mind if you have kids. Stunning.
HIRE A BOAT –
Hire a boat and explore Noosa River. Pack a picnic lunch and go exploring.
SURFING LESSONS –
Learn to surf on Noosa main beach.
WALK NATIONAL PARK –
This is our other favourite thing to do. The most beautiful scenery and the best way to keep active too.
Walk The Coastal Track: Starting at the National Park entry, walking along the new fully pathed cliff face past the most stunning Noosa National Park beaches and finish at Dolphin Bay. The track is paved and so easily accessible for prams and wheelchairs which means its family friendly. If you’re walking with out the kids or your kids are older you can continue on to Hells Gate for a breathtaking view of The Sunshine Coast.
AUSTRALIA ZOO –
Located an hours drive south of Noosa Australia Zoo is a very popular day trip for families.
Its such an amazing zoo where you will see the work of Steve Irwin and now his family come to life.
There are bus services from Noosa or you could hire a car for the day if you’re travelling from interstate or overseas.
Location: 1638 Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah
Opening: 9am to 5pm – Except Christmas Day
Maybe not the best family option but leave the kids with Dad and check out all the beautiful boutiques on Hasting St. So easy to spend hours wandering.
Hire a kayak, hire a stand up paddle board, 4WD tours of Noosa North Shore, Aussie World day trip.
These are all our own experiences, not sponsored or anything but I would love to hear from you. Please comment below your favourite Noosa spots so we can all read them too!
Jan 15, 2020