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Where do we begin!

This beachy town is another entrance to Fraser Island and you’ll find yourself super chilled here! There’s loads of boutique shops, good foodie spots and a beaut beach where you can spend your time chilling before or after your Fraser Island trip.

Check out Noosa National Park which is walking distance from the centre >>> to find the legendary fairy pools and hit up Laguna Lookout for sunset with a couple of cold ones!

Where is it?

South Queensland

Get these ON your bucketlist...

  • Visit Fraser Island on an overnight 4WD Tagalong Jeep adventure
  • Skydive and land on the beach!
  • Kayak the everglades
  • Sunset cruise along the river
  • Hire a surfboard and enjoy the surf

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Free things to do here:

  • Beach chillls
  • See the sunset at laguna lookout with some bevvies
  • Find and swim in the Noosa Fairy Pools
  • Hit up the national park for epic views and koala spotting {TIP > here is where you’ll find the fairy pools!}

Hostel recommendations:

  • Nomads Noosa – Start your Fraser Trip from Noosa and we’ll hook you up with discount hostel nights!
  • Flashpackers Noosa – get a touch of luxury at this halfway hostel/hotel – free brekkie, cheese and wine nights – yes pleaseeee

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Foodie Spots...

  • Bettys Burgers – OMG
  • Paradise Arcade
  • Lightyears
  • El Capitano
  • Bistro C
  • Locale
  • Sails
  • Massimos >> Ice cream!

Hit the town...

  • KB’s – the nomads bar
  • SoGo’s – irish bar opposite nomads!
  • The Rolling Rock

Top tips for Noosa

Noosa is probably one of the East Coast’s least talked about most EPIC spots! We love this spot because its the perfect start to your Fraser Island trip and is a beachy town with a classy edge… Expect to pay a little bit more for food in some of the fancier restaurants but there are still cheap eats to be had!

  • Book your Fraser Island trip WAAAY before you arrive in Noosa, these tours get booked up 4 weeks in advance in peak season
  • The Laguna Lookout is not to be missed
  • Check out our full guide to Fraser Island here
  • The Greyhound bus station is right in the centre of town and if you are staying at Flashpackers they have a free shuttle!

Our Top Tips

Accommodation

  • Flashpackers Noosa
  • Noosa Nomads

Day Tours

  • Fraser Island {we recommend only doing this on an overnight tour!}
  • Kayaking
  • Skydive

Bars

  • KB’s 
  • SoGo’s 
  • The Rolling Rock

Restaurants

  • Bettys Burgers – OMG
  • Paradise Arcade
  • Lightyears
  • El Capitano
  • Bistro C
  • Locale
  • Sails
  • Massimos >> Ice cream!

Hidden Gems

  • Sunshine Beach
  • Laguna Lookout

Hikes

  • Noosa National Park
  • Mount Coolum

How long?

2-3 Days

We recommend allowing yourself a day before and a couple of days after your Fraser Island tour to spend in Noosa, its a great spot to chill and relax as well as take in the epic views and have some beach chills.

Where next?

  • Travelling down? Brisbane
  • Travelling up? Fraser Island or Rainbow Beach
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