Noosa Attractions

Noosa's fantastic range of attractions make it the one stop holiday destination that's got it all. Whether you want to visit the Big Pineapple or get up close and personal with marine life, Noosa offers the ultimate in tropical fun. Best of all, many of Noosa's top attractions are located within an hour of town. Read on to discover Noosa's top attractions.

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Renowned for its fishing, the Noosa River is an excellent spot to hire a boat and tackle, and try your luck. The blue water, the swimming, the wildlife and the sandy beaches make the Noosa River one of Australia's loveliest rivers. Most boat-hire jetties are located along the river in Noosaville and Tewantin. If you are planning a barbecue, why not hire a party pontoon and enjoy all the pleasures the river has to offer. More about Boating in Noosa.

Car and 4WD hire

To best appreciate the diversity of the Noosa area, why not hire a car for a day trip into the surrounding countryside or take a 4WD across to the North Shore, if you have the time, indulge yourself in an overnight trip to the beautiful Fraser Island.

National Parks

Visit the pristine beauty of the national parks and state forests in the region. Noosa National Park, Cooloola National Park, Cooloola Park Reserve, Weyba National Park and Peregian Environmental Park are just a few of the parks which are popular with surfers, fishermen, trekkers, swimmers, campers and 4WD enthusiasts. Discover Noosa's top National Parks and hiking trails here.

Noosa Everglades

For a great day out, try a nature cruise through the Cooloola National Park. The mirror-like reflections in the tannin-stained waters are unforgettable. Book your Noosa Everglades Tour here.

Noosa Sports

The beautiful Noosa River and surf beaches make Noosa a water sports paradise. You will rarely have to bring your own gear as operators can provide everything you require. Noosa is also a mecca for sports like triathlons, rowing, sailing, surfing, skiing, swimming, golf, tennis and fishing.

For the more adventurous spirits take advantage of the beautiful North Shore and Lakelands by venturing out on a camel safari or a horseback trail-ride. And don't forget four-wheel driving. If that's not thrilling enough, try abseiling, paraflying or even mountain bike tours.


Noosa acts as a springboard to all the beauty and pleasures of the Sunshine Coast, The Cooloola Region, Fraser Island, the Blackall Ranges and even Brisbane. Discover Noosa's top tours here.


Noosa Botanic Gardens are a must see when visiting the region. Take a wander through the gardens and be in awe of the tranquil setting and beautiful flowers. Make sure you look for the Grecian-inspired amphitheatre overlooking Lake Macdonald. There are always plenty of events and festivals held in the Noosa Botanical Gardens so keep an eye out for whats on during your stay.