Sparkling seas, elegant eateries with ocean and river views, bustling outdoor bars and cafes, superb shopping, relaxing spas and endless outdoor fun and adventure surrounded by nature’s blues and greens add up to the perfect summer holiday, and Noosa has them all… in buckets and spades!
From the first rays of sunrise over the Noosa headland to sunset behind hinterland mountain tops and into the balmy evenings where beachfront cocktails or cosy hinterland B&Bs await, Noosa will inspire, relax, delight and entertain you!
Noosa is a subtropical paradise. The climate in November produces an average 26 degrees Celsius air temperature, 24 degrees Celsius water temperature and 60% humidity. The days feature 14 hours of sunlight with predominantly south easterly 10kph afternoon breezes.
Why not stay an extra day or two and experience the very best that Noosa has to offer? From action and adventure through to relaxation and a little post-race pampering, make your Noosa stay one to remember!
When you visit Noosa and appreciate its natural and cultural attractions, you could be forgiven for feeling like you never want to leave.
Noosa’s National Park, teeming with wildlife, its forested edges scalloped with perfect beaches, is only a ten-minute walk from one of Australia’s most elegant shopping strips — Hastings Street —offering stylish restaurants, trendy cafes, bars, designer fashion boutiques just a few steps from the turquoise waters of Noosa Main Beach.
A five-minute drive or a leisurely ferry ride up the Noosa River takes you to neighbouring Noosaville, now growing in reputation for fine dining and great shopping. Noosaville takes full advantage of its riverfront location, with plenty of playgrounds, barbecue areas, walking tracks and fishing platforms along the shoreline.
Still stylish but smaller in scale than Noosa are nearby Sunshine Beach, Sunrise Beach, Marcus Beach, Peregian Beach and Coolum Beach, all uncrowded surf beaches with sparkling blue water, offset by pure, white sand.
Coolum is home to the best-ranked resort golf course in the country, while Peregian is famous for its popular monthly outdoor live music event, Peregian Originals and its friendly village vibe.
Eumundi’s twice-weekly market is the lifeblood of the town, and offers a colourful array of designer and retro clothing, organic produce, arts and crafts, plants, live music and roving entertainers.
Breakfasts, cocktails, bars, restaurants, seafood, dessert, cafes, pubs and late night eats – whatever your discerning palette is after on holidays, we have it covered. The region is renowned for its award-winning restaurants, cafes and eateries, with an abundance of fresh, local and delectable produce prepared by dedicated and experienced chefs.
Stay in the heart of it all at Noosa’s Hastings Street and enjoy a meal with a sea view. A number of open-air and beachfront restaurants line this famous strip, providing platefuls of delicious and locally sourced produce.
A short drive from Noosa Main Beach and Hastings Street is Noosaville. Noosaville’s main street, Gympie Terrace, hums with quality restaurants, healthy food choices and eclectic cafes. Thomas Street is another favourite Noosaville enclave, offering ice creams and elegant eateries with a river view.
Wander a little further and take your time to sample the diverse range of cuisine served at cafes and eateries found in Sunshine Beach and Peregian Beach square.
Getting to Noosa is even easier this summer with more flights between the nearby Sunshine Coast Airport and Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.
Noosa is serviced by Sunshine Coast Airport which is 20 minutes drive to the south. Daily flights connect Sydney (1.5 hours) and Melbourne (2.25 hours) airports.
Brisbane Domestic and International Airports are only 1.5 hours drive to Noosa.
Con-x-ion Bus Service
Con-x-ion bus service provides the most swift and efficient Airport Transfer service between Brisbane and Sunshine Coast Airport and your Sunshine Coast Accommodation:
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Brisbane airport – 17 return scheduled services daily offering door to door transfers, every hour. First service arrives Brisbane Airport at 5am then hourly departures from 6am to 10pm.
Sunshine Coast airport – Meeting every major jet to and from the Sunshine Coast Airport daily, providing a door to door service to/from your Sunshine Coast Accommodation.
All Con-x-ion drivers are carefully selected to provide you with the highest level of service to get you to your destination in a swift, efficient and friendly manner.
Learn to Surf
Double Island Point is the home of Australia’s longest and safest beginner wave. Get away from the crowds and learn to surf on super fun long waves that will make your progression rewarding and fast.
Learn to surf in waist deep water with friendly instructors that are highly experienced and qualified to get you surfing and having fun in a safe environment. Accessible only by 4WD, you’ll be learning in small groups away from the crowds of Noosa Main Beach, AND your guaranteed that you will stand up on your first lesson!
Stand Up Paddle Yoga
The perfect mind-body marriage: Yoga and stand up paddling. The calm waters of the Noosa River are the ideal place for practicing SUP yoga whatever your level of experience in both yoga and stand up paddle boarding.
A 90 minute session is facilitated by an experienced yoga teacher and stand up paddle boarder. Prepare your core muscles for a serious work out. The perfect chill out to switch off the adrenaline after Noosa Ultimate Sports Festival, so round up some buddies for some SUP yoga.
Balinese Spa Experience
How does the idea of a magnesium massage or Balinese style foot ritual sound to soothe tired, aching and sore muscles? You’ve worked and trained hard, now it’s time to relax and let someone else do all the hard work.
Ikatan Spa is Bali Noosa style. Mere minutes from Noosa but worlds apart, surrounded by tropical gardens where life runs at a slower pace and a team of dedicated therapists care for your every need. Voted in Australia’s top day spas destinations and one of the “best things” to do in Noosa by TripAdvisor.
Kayak Noosa Everglades
If you’ve still got plenty of energy why not jump in a kayak and explore the ancient waterways of the Noosa Everglades and visit the River the Mirrors.
You’ll discover why this is one of Noosa's best kept paddling secrets. You can choose a guided kayak tour which includes professional guide, all equipment, a delicious morning tea and lunch, or if you’re confident in the kayak take a self-guided tour with a group of friends. This option includes all kayak and safety equipment, map with photo and text, kayak and land mark orientation and kayaking instruction.
4WD Beach Adventure
Jump behind the wheel of an Eco friendly self-drive 4WD and create your own Noosa Adventure!
Imagine driving the white sandy beaches of Noosa Northshore or standing amongst the majestic rainforest giants in the Great Sandy National Park. The car seats 4 people so you can bring the family, or grab some running buddies and get set for an awesome adventure.
Your 4WD is easy to drive so don’t worry if you’re not an experienced 4x4 driver. Each car is fully insured, with GPS tracking, SAT NAV & recovery gear included. Cars can be delivered to your accommodation if preferred.
Day trip to Fraser Island
Escape the crowds and visit world famous Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world and UNESCO World Heritage Site, on an unforgettable 1 day tour.
Imagine white sandy beaches & crystal clear waters in a wilderness area unlike any other in the world, easily accessible in one day from Noosa.
Enjoy magnificent freshwater lakes, creeks and our “sandy highway” as you race the waves on one of the world’s most pristine stretches of beach. Includes pick up, drop off, morning tea and lunch
Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas
Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas is nestled in the serenity of Noosa National Park. World class shopping and restaurants are a short 500 metre stroll away in bustling hub of Hastings Street and Laguna Beach. Receive 10%* off your booking by using promo code: IRONASIA. *T&Cs apply.
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5 star RACV Noosa Resort is perfect for families, couples or friends happy to share, featuring some of the largest and most modern suites and apartments in the region.
RACV Noosa Resort
Hotel Laguna is directly across from Noosa's main beach and rated the best value on Hastings Street. From as little as $185 per night our studio, 1 & 2 Bedroom apartments offer great river views or the ambiance of Hastings street. Lush gardens surround our sun drenched swimming pool and barbecue area. Guests are offered an exclusive 10% discount on all food and beverage from various cafes & restaurants, plus free Wi-Fi exclusive to Runaway Guests. Booking Code: Runaway Noosa - Book Now
Hotel 6 Hastings Street
Just 3km from Hastings Street, Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort offers spacious 2 bedroom self-contained apartments with access to the fully equipped Fitness Centre and heated swimming pool. Other features include world class spa, championship golf course, award winning restaurant, driving range and tennis courts.
Coral Beach Noosaville
Coral Beach Noosa Resort is proud to be associated with Runaway Noosa. Our resort features two & three bedroom Townhouses, with three pools (one heated), three heated spa's, two saunas, a full size Tennis court & landscaped gardens. Come and enjoy the relaxing surrounds Coral Beach Noosa Resort provides as the ideal weekend escape or holiday destination
Clearwater Noosa accommodation offers 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom apartments in quality standard rooms, or you can select our superior wing of Durramboi Waters for that special experience. The resort is set among lush sub-tropical gardens, tucked away from the bustle of the river and street life.
Noosa Sun Noosaville
Noosa Sun Motel is located along the beautiful Noosa River in Noosaville. Within a 5 km radius you can explore Hastings St, Main Beach, Noosa National Park, Noosa Civic Shopping Centre, and the beautiful Sunshine Beach.
Noosa Sun Motel
131 Gympie Terrace
Noosaville QLD 4566
Phone: 07 5474 0477
Changed Traffic Conditions
Road and car park closures are required in order to conduct Runaway Noosa Marathon.
The 2020 Changed Traffic Conditions Flyer will be made available closer to the event.
Please view the 2019 Changed Traffic Conditions Flyer as a reference
The event would not be possible without the support of the local community, so we thank you!
For more information please call 1300 761 384