Looking for things to do in Noosa? The team at Tourism Sunshine Coast have put together a list of the best things to see and do in Noosa and the surrounding regions. From food and drink, shopping all the way to tours, activities and even horse riding on the beach. Check out our recommended things to do in Noosa below or scroll further for a complete list.

About Noosa

The jewel of the Sunshine Coast and the place to be seen, Noosa Heads is a coastal town in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast and is home to some of the most stunning waters and beaches in the region. Take a walk down Hastings street and browse designer shops or escape the crowds with some alfresco dining. Find more things to do in Noosa Heads below.


Noosa North Shore is located across the river from Noosa and consists of a beautiful stretch of white sand and beach. Escape the busy beaches and shops for some quiet time while still being only a 20 minute drive back to Hastings Street, Noosa. Find more to do in Noosa North Shore below.


Noosaville is the greater suburb of Noosa consisting of Noosa Heads as well as the urban sprawl of homes and waterways. Experience beautiful river views with alfresco dining, cafes, shops and a bunch of activities for the entire family. Find out more things to do in Noosaville below.

NOOSA Guides & Activities

There is a wealth of things to see and do in Noosa and the surrounding regions, check out some of our Noosa guides below.

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Noosa FAQs

There are a heap of cool things to do in Noosa no matter the budget or the weather. Go whale watching, shop on Hastings Street, swim on Noosa Main Beach, explore Noosa National Park, kayak on Noosa River, visit the Farmers Markets, go on a Quad Biking adventure, ride horses on the beach and so much more.


Check out our full list of things to do in Noosa further down the page.

Most visitors can easily find enough things to do in and around Noosa to keep them busy for a 7 days.

This does of course depend on you and your interests, we recommend spending at least 3 nights in Noosa to experience the most popular attractions. Have a look at our full list of things to do in Noosa and decide for yourself!

There are still a heap of things to do during bad weather including visiting SEA LIFE aquarium, roller skating, watching a movie at the cinemas, bowling and laser tag, putt putt golf at Holey Moley and of course shopping the many boutique shops along Hastings Street.

Nature is your best friend, explore Noosa National Park, walk along the pristine white sands of Noosa North Shore and swim at Noosa Maine Beach, climb Mount Pomona and much more. Check out the full list of things to do in Noosa for free further down the page.

The word Noosa originates from the Aboriginal language and means “shade” or “shadows” . The Aboriginal Kabi tribe has been visiting Noosa for 40,000 years before European settlement.

Noosa is approximately 136 km north of Brisbane on the East Coast of Australia in the Sunshine Coast. Noosa is located on the Noosa River where the main town of Noosa sits on the south bank.

The closest airport to Noosa is the Sunshine Coast Airport which is also known as Maroochydoore Airport and it takes approximately 30 minutes to drive north to Noosa passing through Coolum and Peregian Springs.

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