With its stunning location, beautiful natural environment and wide range of recreation and leisure pursuits, Noosa has continued to become a mecca for backpackers. The availability of budget accommodation combined with some of the region's excellent surfing hot spots has seen more and more backpackers migrating to the Sunshine Coast each year. Noosa's reputation as a sleepy beachside town and its friendly locals have earned it a place in backpackers hearts.
There is a wide range of backpacker friendly accommodation available both in the main town centre as well as on the outskirts of Noosa. These budget accommodation options offer a comfortable place to stay with enough facilities to keep you happy but are also minimal enough to allow you to enjoy their amazingly low prices.
The Noosa Backpackers Resort is Noosa's best known budget accommodation and the name says it all really. Owned and operated by a family, the hostel caters specifically to the needs of backpackers and having enjoyed such success for so long, the hostel prides itself on understanding backpackers needs.
Once comfortably set up in one of the local backpacker hostels, backpackers are free to explore the sights of Noosa at their leisure. The beautiful, relaxed atmosphere is perfect for whiling away your days on the beach, working on your tan however the rivers, lakes, hinterland and national parks continue to prove too much of a temptation for backpackers who generally prefer adrenaline pumping adventure.
Surfing is one of Noosa's most popular activities with backpackers however jet skiing, kayaking, kiteboarding, wakeboarding and sailing also prove to be very popular. Skydiving, abseiling and mountain biking are also common adventure activities enjoyed by backpackers visiting Noosa however some still continue to take the time to visit the local area attractions such as Fraser Island and Australia Zoo.
Of course, no backpacker destination is complete with plenty of venues to enjoy a drink, a meal and some music as well as a chance to meet fellow backpackers and Noosa offers all of this in spades in famous Hastings Street.