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How to Spend 2 Days in Noosa and the Sunshine Coast

How to Spend 2 Days in Noosa and the Sunshine Coast

Two days in the resort town of Noosa Heads (better known as Noosa) lets you enjoy several tours and activities that showcase the natural beauty and outdoor attractions of this Australian coastal hotspot, located two hours north of Brisbane. Here are a few ways to spend 48 hours in Noosa and the Sunshine Coast.

 

Day 1: Explore Nearby Attractions

**Morning:**Start the day with a walk through Noosa National Park, conveniently located on the edge of town. If you prefer an activity that highlights local culture, rather than nature, head to the Eumundi Markets to shop for art, jewelry, housewares, and much more made by local artisans.

 

**Afternoon:**See the many animals of the Australia Zoo, home of the late Steve Irwin (known as “The Crocodile Hunter”), or check out SEA LIFE® Sunshine Coast Aquarium to learn about marine life native to Australian waters and beyond. Avoid waiting in ticket lines by purchasing admission tickets in advance. Round-trip transportation from Noosa may be available.

 

**Night:**Head to Hastings Street, Noosa’s main drag where stylish shops and eateries run parallel to Main Beach. Relax over drinks, walk along the beachfront Parade, or sit down to dinner at one of the restaurants that offer oceanside seating or sunset views.

 

Day 2: Get Active

**Morning:**Spend today experiencing Noosa’s wealth of outdoor opportunities, from sea to sand to sky. Day-long tours include kayaking with dolphins or through the Noosa Everglades, whale-watching tours, and eco-cruises that provide the chance to spot wildlife. Or, take a seaplane flight for an aerial perspective of the Sunshine Coast.

 

**Afternoon:**If you prefer to stay in Noosa, you still can be active on the beach or along the Noosa River, which winds through town connecting Lake Cootharaba and the Pacific Ocean. Options include surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, and a water-bike ride on the river.

 

**Night:**Watch the sunset from the water on an evening cruise, which provides the chance to escape the crowds, cool off in the sea breeze, and admire the coastline as the day comes to an end.

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Serenity Cruise to Australia's Everglades

Serenity Cruise to Australia's Everglades

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Enjoy an afternoon cruise in the Noosa Everglades for another perspective on the Sunshine Coast. See Australian wildlife as you glide across Lake Cooroibah and Lake Cootharaba to reach the Noosa River, situated within Great Sandy National Park's Cooloola Recreation Area. Learn from informative commentary supplied by your captain as you sit back and relax in this unique natural environment. After your Noosa Everglades cruise, you'll enjoy an anipasto platter while overlooking Lake Cootharaba.
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Everglades Eco Safari to Australia's Everglades

Everglades Eco Safari to Australia's Everglades

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Take an unforgettable wilderness cruise in one of Australia’s most pristine regions, the Noosa Everglades. Your full-day adventure begins with a cruise across Lake Cootharaba to the start of the Noosa Everglades. Take a guided boardwalk at Fig Tree Point,  before moving further into the Everglades and stopping at historic Harry’s Hut – a relic of the early timber cutting days. Explore, take a swim in pristine waters, photograph the abundant wildlife or simply relax in this unique natural environment.  Enjoy lunch while taking in the stunning views of Lake Cootharaba and maybe even spot a few kangaroos.
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  • 6 hours
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Whale Watching Cruise from Redcliffe, Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast

Whale Watching Cruise from Redcliffe, Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast

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Experience the thrill of an up-close encounter with migrating whales on this half-day cruise from Brisbane, available only between June and November. Set sail around Moreton Bay on a luxurious high-speed catamaran and tuck into a delicious buffet lunch on-board as you soak up the scenery. Finally, keep your camera to hand as you spot humpback whales swimming and breaching beside the ship – a rare opportunity to spot the gentle giants in their natural environment.
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  • 5 hours
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Kayak with Dolphins and 4WD Great Beach Drive Day Trip from Noosa

Kayak with Dolphins and 4WD Great Beach Drive Day Trip from Noosa

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Go kayaking with dolphins and 4-wheeling on the beach during a half-day tour on the Sunshine Coast, just north of Brisbane. Visit a National Park location that is only accessible by 4WD vehicle, and kayak around Double Island Point looking for dolphins, migrating whales, turtles, rays and more. Includes kayak equipment and instruction, light refreshments, and transportation by 4WD and ferry.
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  • 6 hours
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SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium Entrance Ticket

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium Entrance Ticket

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Enjoy a full day of family fun at the SEA LIFE aquarium on Australia’s Sunshine Coast. Explore the 11 underwater exhibit zones, get up close to sharks, stingrays and turtles in the underwater tunnel and spot a rainbow of tropical fish. That’s not all: watch animal presentations such as seal and jelly fish kingdom talks, ray talk and feeding, take an ocean tunnel tour, explore the new interactive Finding Dory and Friends exhibit and see unique creatures such as lion fish and much more.
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Self-Guided Noosa Everglades Kayak Tour

Self-Guided Noosa Everglades Kayak Tour

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Elanda Point National Park is an ideal location to see native Australian flora and fauna and experience the Noosa Everglades. This tour saves you the hassle of navigation and provides the kayaking knowhow to cruise through these waterways at your own pace. Choose your own adventure and paddle to Harry’s hut for a dip in the tea-colored waters, discover the lesser-paddled waters of Kin Kin Creek, or explore the nearby islands.
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Merrick's Noosa Learn to Surf: 2 Hour group surfing lesson

Merrick's Noosa Learn to Surf: 2 Hour group surfing lesson

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Don't miss the chance to learn how to surf when you're in Noosa during this 2-hour lesson. Whether you're a beginner or advanced surfer, you'll enjoy a structured class on the shores Australia's Pacific coast. Group classes have a 1:8 coaching ratio and follow a specially designed 1-2-3 teaching method that results in most students standing on the board during their first lessons. Minimum age is seven years.
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Self Guided Water Bike Tour of the Noosa River

Self Guided Water Bike Tour of the Noosa River

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Our Nauticycle Water Bike tour is a fun and eco friendly self guided tour, that lets you get into nature and away from the crowds. The bikes glide easily and silently through the water allowing amazing opportunities for wildlife watching. The scenery is beautiful and the water is clear, match this with a secluded stop and it makes for a sensational day on the water. This is the best way to get out and explore Noosa River. Our self guided tour comes complete with a dry bag, map, suggested itinerary and the option for snacks, or alternatively, you can hire the bikes and head out and choose your own adventure. It's easy to do, even if you can't ride a bike you can ride one of these. If you love cycling, even better, this is cycling on water, without the stress of the road. They're agile and efficient and will surprise everyone on just how much fun they are. So join us for an amazing, sustainable, eco experience.
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