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A hot spot for tourists, Noosa is the best known and most popular area of Queensland’s famous Sunshine Coast. And there’s a good reason for the notoriety - between the area’s sun, sand and incredible natural beauty, this is Australia at its very best.Found two hours north of Brisbane, Noosa offers its visitors the chance to escape. Where the Gold Coast (an hour south of Brisbane) is known as a place to let your hair down, Noosa’s atmosphere is more relaxed and friendly, making it the perfect choice for a family holiday or romantic escape.Ready to book your Noosa adventure, but wondering where to stay? Qantas Hotels allows you to choose from over 200,000 hotel and accommodation options worldwide, with over 50 in Noosa alone. You’ll also earn 3 Qantas Points per A$1 spent* with Qantas Hotels.So whether it’s your first time in the area or your tenth, let’s take a look at what you need to know about Noosa and its hotels to make the most of your stay.
Places to see
What is the best area to stay in Noosa?
- Noosa Heads: Occupying the premier spot in the Noosa Shire, Noosa Heads covers Noosa National Park and surrounds. You can’t go wrong here - gorgeous views of the bay and river can be enjoyed from a wealth of vantage points.
- Noosaville: Operating as somewhat of a city centre, Noosaville stretches from the Noosa River in the north to Lake Weyba in the south. The river and lakefront accommodation here is ideal for any visitor looking for rest and relaxation.
- Sunshine Beach: Located south of Noosa National Park and gazing out over the Pacific Ocean, Sunshine Beach offers a slightly more local experience. Schools, churches and a less touristy beach can be found here.
- Peregian Beach: 10 km south of Noosa proper, situated on the southern border of the shire, Peregian is even less touristy than Sunshine Beach. The beautiful and often empty stretch of sand is the headline act of this small coastal town.
What are Noosa’s must-see attractions?
- Noosa National Park: The stunning reserve around which the resort town was built, the must-see spots at Noosa National Park are endless - Fairy Pools, Hell’s Gates, Devil’s Kitchen, Dolphin Point Lookout and Alexandria Bay, just to name a few.
- Noosa Main Beach: The epicentre of Noosa, the gentle waves of Main Beach are ideal for beginner surfers, while a wealth of beach clubs are ready to provide post-surf hydration.
- Noosa Farmers Market: This Sunday market is nestled amongst beautiful gumtrees, and serves up the freshest seasonal produce from around the area.
- Lake Weyba: A shallow saltwater lake hidden a kilometre back from the coast, Lake Weyba is ideal for bird watching, fishing and swimming.
- Noosa Botanic Gardens: Gorgeous native tropical plants are spread over eight hectares of prime waterfront real estate at Noosa Botanic Gardens, which also features a beautiful Greek amphitheatre.
Find the right hotel
What are Noosa’s best hotels for solo travellers?Perfectly private and business friendly, these hotels also offer ample opportunities to socialise should you want them. Check out Hotel Laguna, The Emerald Noosa and Noosa Springs Golf and Spa Resort if you’re a solo traveller in Noosa (and earn 3 Qantas Points per A$1 spent with Qantas Hotels while you do it!).
What are Noosa’s best hotels for couples?Are you and your partner ready to use your Qantas Points to book your next getaway with Qantas Hotels? Romantic, secluded and luxurious, couples travelling to Noosa could do far worse than experiencing the hospitality offered up by Lake Webya Cottages, Netanya Noosa and Julie Terrell.
What are Noosa’s best hotels for families?Heading to Noosa with your tribe? The Islander Resort Noosa, Montpellier Boutique Resort and Sun Lagoon Resort Noosa are self-contained, family-friendly hotels that will ensure you are warmly welcomed and entertained.
Location and views
What are Noosa’s best hotels for location and views?Noosa is a gorgeous place, and you can enjoy it in all its glory if you choose to stay at Eumarella Shores Noosa Lake Retreat, On The Beach Noosa Resort and Tingirana Noosa - hotels that boast both an awesome location and stunning views.
What are Noosa’s best hotels for amenities?Are you after a hotel that you don’t really need to leave? Between parking, Wi-Fi, bars, pools, gyms and entertainment, Mantra French Quarter, The Sebel Noosa and Verano Resort Noosa provide an amazing in-house experience.
What is the best way to get around Noosa?
Public transportThe Noosa public transport system is made up of bus and rail services. Trains generally carry passengers in and out of town, while buses are used for local services, hitting most of the popular spots. You can plan your journey using the TransLink journey planner.
Private transportBesides car hire, rideshare apps are a great choice in Noosa. Uber is available here, or you can use Noosa’s taxi company, Suncoast Cabs.
Why book with Qantas Hotels?
Earn 3 Qantas Points per $1 spent^, or use points to book**
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Frequently Asked Questions
On average a 3-star hotel in Noosa costs $160 per night, a 4-star costs $240 and a 5-star costs $360 (be aware that these prices will be higher on weekends and at times of increased demand).
The broader Sunshine Coast area has a wealth of attractions that tourists would be wise to check out. Highlights include Great Sandy National Park to the north, Australia Zoo to the south, and the SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium in Mooloolaba.
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