Noosa National Park is a positively gorgeous destination with exquisite beaches along Tea Tree Bay, Granite Bay, and Alexandria Bay, and it’s an ideal place for stand up paddling. Stand up paddling, called SUP for short, is one of the great things to do in Noosa, and an excellent way for the family to enjoy a surfboard. It’s excellent exercise, too, and the perfect way to spend a day in the sun.
Group Lesson $55 per head, Private Lesson $150 + $50 per additional person.
Who Can Do it, and What’s Included?
The oversized surfboards used in stand up paddling make them easier to use than traditional surfboards, so they’re ideal for people in a variety of age ranges. You don’t need to know how to surf to enjoy the sport, nor do you need to need to be in exceptional physical condition. Beginners can even start out by kneeling or sitting on the board, taking time to get their bearings in the calm Noosa Sound before moving on the excitement of the ocean.
Pre-surf yoga helps get everyone ready for the excitement to come, and the paddle out is a truly magical experience. There’s nothing quite like the exhilarating experience of gliding across the water on a SUP board, heading out towards the calming waves of the ocean. After enjoying the peaceful experience of waiting in the calming waves for exhilarating breaks, you’ll relive the adventure on the beach, laughing and relaxing at the end of the day.
Why You Should Try
Stand up paddling is an excellent way for the inexperienced to experience the ocean on a surf board, and it’s easy enough for both young and old to take part. Some pre and post-surf yoga, combined with the exercise of paddling and the relaxation of the ocean, makes for the perfect healthy escape.
Stand up paddle in Noosa is an addictive sport, so you’ll want to go back for more at the end of the day! The physical exertion involved in the sport can be taxing for some, but you can always sit or kneel on the board if you need a break.
How to Get There
To stand up paddle Noosa waters, you’ll head to Noosa National Park. It is located at the eastern end of Hastings Street in Noosa Heads, which is the resort area near the park. The main tourist area is behind Hastings Street, while Noosaville is a quieter area along the river.
The Sunshine Coast airport at Maroochydoore is about 30km South of Noosa. From there you can rent a car, take a transfer bus, or hire a taxi to Noosa.
The Brisbane Airport is farther away, and a variety of bus services offer transport to and from Noosa. You can also rent a car at the airport. Taxis from this distance will be quite expensive.
You can drive from Brisbane to Noosa in about an hour and half. Follow the Bruce Highway, turn off at Eumundi, and follow the signs along the Eumundi-Noosa Road.