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Crystalline beaches and tropical rainforests form the stunning natural landscape of Noosa, but the stunning resort town is also dotted with sophisticated designer boutiques and chic restaurants. For newly-weds who don’t want to give up the city vibe but still wish to relax at the beach, Noosa provides the best of both worlds.
Where to Stay
1. On The Beach Noosa
Located right on Noosa’s Laguna Bay, On The Beach Resort Noosa offers elegant, relaxed beachfront accommodation in Noosa. All suites feature a private balcony with spa bath and sun lounges, but for couples seeking an exclusive experience, the Royal Penthouse Suite will be your perfect choice. The magnificent suite boasts two levels of living with oceans views from every direction. The private rooftop area comes complete with spa and sun lounges.
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2. Maison Noosa
Located in the heart of Noosa between Noosa’s Main Beach and Hastings Street, Maison Noosa offers a range of luxury apartments with spacious living areas, self contained kitchens, en-suite bathrooms and private balconies. Enjoy the spectacular views over Laguna Bay from your own private roof deck when you stay in the One Bedroom Ocean View apartment.
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3. Seahaven Noosa
Perfectly positioned to enjoy the spectacular views across Noosa’s Main Beach and Laguna Bay, Seahaven Noosa’s premier resort apartments will surely delight honeymooners. The resort offers four rooftop spa penthouses perfect for a romantic getaway. Each apartment comes equipped with rain shower and luxurious bathroom amenities. The premier penthouses include private patios plus barbecue rooftop spa decks, all offering panoramic views over sparkling Laguna Bay.
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4. Alexandria Retreat
For couples who are seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of Hastings Street, Alexandria Retreat in the Noosa Hinterland offers unrivalled privacy in a tranquil setting. At 350 metres above sea level, the views overlooking the Coast is simply breathtaking. Wake up to a magnificent sunrise or take a dip in the 90,000 litre resort pool, the luxurious Alexandria Retreat will provide an unforgettable and romantic stay.
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5. Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort
Located on Noosa’s famous Hastings Street and just 1.6 kilometres away from Noosa National Park, the iconic Sofitel Noosa Resort offers an on-site restaurant, day spa and heated outdoor pool. All studios feature a private balcony with spectacular views of Noosa Village, the resort’s pool, Noosa River or the beautiful Laguna Bay.
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Where to Visit
1. Fraser Island
The Noosa region is the gateway to the Cooloola Recreation Area and World Heritage-listed island. Explore hundreds of kilometres of white beaches, cliffs of coloured sands, lush rainforest and bushland. Hire a vehicle and explore the area of unspoilt beauty yourself or join a tag-along 4WD camping tour.
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2. Noosa Hinterland
Just a 20 to 30 minute drive from Noosa is the lush hinterland with tranquil lakes, forests and striking volcanic formations as well as many friendly country towns. The green, rolling valleys are dotted with cafes, farm gates, day spas and boutique vineyards. The stunning mountain-top vistas and bike trails are perfect for couples to explore a their own pace.
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3. Noosa Heads and Hastings Street
The coastal town of Noosa Heads is popular with visitors from around Australia and overseas. Surrounded by the calm waters of Laguna Bay, it’s no wonder that Noosa Heads has long been a favourite holiday destination. At the heart of Noosa Heads is Hastings Street, a relaxed, pedestrian-friendly beachside promenade that is a haven for visitors who flock to the cosmopolitan cafes, designer shops and alfresco dining.
4. Noosa National Park
Explore the picturesque Noosa Headland where you will encounter wildlife including koalas and rare glossy black-cockatoos. The National Park offers a selection of five tracks, ranging from one kilometre to eight kilometres and catering to all fitness levels. Walk past rocky shorelines and spiky pandanus, through woodlands and rainforests.
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5. Peregian Beach
Take a break under the shady trees in the landscaped village square and explore the local shops selling hip clothes and unique gifts before indulging in great coffee and delicious treats. Peregian Beach is a friendly beach village with a safe main beach that is patrolled year-round. Enjoy a picnic in the beach foreshore area and take in views from the nearby Emu Mountain.
Things To Do
1. Play in Rock Pools at Granite Bay
Nestled halfway along the path to Hell’s Gate is a secluded expanse of beach with sizeable black granite boulders and crystal clear rock pools. Granite Bay is the perfect place to take an afternoon dip to cool off. Sink into the rock pools while watching the surfers ride the waves out in the deep blue.
2. Gelati at Massimo’s
You cannot visit Noosa without stopping at Massimo’s for some gelati – it’s just the rule! This Noosa institution is never without a line out the door, even barely after breakfast time. The ever changing menu of flavours include four varieties of chocolate. But be warned – you can’t try samples, so you’ve just got to commit!
3. Enjoy a Beachfront Meal at the Boardwalk Bistro
Situated on Noosa Main Beach with magnificent views of Laguna Bay, Boardwalk Bistro on Hastings is the perfect setting for enjoying great beachfront bistro dining. The cuisine is modern Australian using the freshest produce from Noosa and the Sunshine Coast. During the warmer months, an oyster and prawn bar is available from 3pm.
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4. Indulge in a Relaxing Massage Spa Treatment
Escape from the busy Hastings Street and step into another world at Ikatan Balinese Day Spa. Nominated four times for Best Destination Spa in Australia, Ikatan Spa is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing massage and spa treatment. Treatment villas are surrounded by tropical gardens, so live life at a slower pace.
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5. Watch the Mighty Humpback Whales
Just an easy day-trip from Noosa, Brisbane Whale Watching offers guests an exciting up-close encounter on board their luxury vessel to meet the mesmerizing humpback whales that migrate through the crystal clear waters of Brisbane’s Moreton Bay between the months of June through to November. The experience includes morning and afternoon teas, gourmet buffet luncheon, expert whale behaviour commentary and a full day cruise on board.
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Ms Chinoiserie Says: With its sparkling blue sea, idyllic national parks and chic boutiques, Noosa offers a cosmopolitan honeymoon with a beach vibe not far from home!