Noosa is renowned as a picturesque seaside holiday destination famous for its golden beaches and the boutique shopping and ‘eat street’ of Hastings Street. A consistently popular holiday destination for families, Noosa is becoming increasing popular with couples after an easy and affordable romantic getaway. From the privacy of the Hastings Street Beach Houses to the luxury of The Sebel Noosa and Ivory Palms Resort, there’s certainly a range of deluxe accommodation to help set the mood.
However it’s not as if you’ll be spending the whole time in your room, well maybe not all of it anyway. There are certainly plenty of places and activities in Noosa that offer a romantic experience for the day, sure to sweep that special someone off their feet. In fact, some of the top romantic destinations in Noosa are right under your nose, even if you didn’t realise it. See our list of romantic packages.
Whether you’re an active couple or are still trying to keep the magic alive on a budget, there are plenty of free or inexpensive ways to spend quality time together. There are lots of scenic walks in Noosa, particularly through the beautiful Noosa National Park and there’s no better way to spend a lazy day with the one you love than spreading out a blanket and enjoying a picnic surrounded by nature. Tee Tree Bay is always a favourite with couples.
Strolling along the beach together is rather romantic, particularly at sunset and is not nearly as cheesy as it sounds. However if you prefer something with a little more impact than that, the coastline along Noosa offers some beautiful snorkelling and kayaking, you may even be lucky enough to spot the local pod of dolphins if you head out to Laguna Bay. Now that’s sure to steal some hearts.
If being out on the water sounds like your thing, there are some wonderfully romantic options if you don’t mind dropping a bit of coin. Romantic gondola cruises are available for everything from champagne at sunset, dinners and even dessert cruises although they are very popular so you should book well in advance if you want to avoid disappointment.
Similarly, a 1940s-style speedboat cruise aboard the Noosa Dream is as equally exciting as it is enchanting. You’ll both feel like movie stars as you hold on tightly to each other and cruise at speed, the wind in your hair. There are also sunset cruises on the Noosa River offering everything from Calypso to Jazz themes complete with a rooftop deck and licensed bar to loosen things up.
It might just be every girls dream to ride along the beach on horseback, gallantly pursued by her knight in shining armour. Make that dream a reality with a number of horse riding and equine adventures available along the beaches of the Noosa north shore. When your muscles get too sore from all that bouncing around, and the horse riding, why not go for a his and hers massage treatment at one of the many day spas to bring the pace down.
At the end of the day, you can’t beat dinner at a fancy restaurant by the beach and reserving one of the sought after beachfront tables at Sails Restaurant on Hastings Street will certainly put you in the good books. Of course being able to enjoy an activity together is also high up there on the list and a cooking class at the famous Spirit House at Yandina will earn you big brownie points, especially if you put your new found cooking skills to work once you return from your holiday.