About Noosa

Noosa is Queensland’s most well known sub-tropical paradise. Situated on picturesque Laguna Bay, Noosa has all the elements that make for a perfect holiday destination – a pristine river, family swimming beaches, surfing beaches, Queensland’s favourite National Park, world class accommodation, shopping and dining and of course friendly smiling faces!

In Noosa you can get away from high rises, skyscrapers, dirt and noise. With no buildings higher than the trees you can stay in quality and comfort.

Noosa Heads main beach faces north and enjoys excellent sun all year round. The Noosa Heads patrolled beach is protected by the Noosa National Park and therefore is safe for families to swim. Running parallel to the beach is Hastings Street – the heart of Noosa Heads – it is here that you will find beachfront and non-beachfront dining for all tastes and budgets, boutique shopping. Noosa Heads incorporates the suburbs of Little Cove, Noosa Hill, Hastings Street, Noosa Springs, the Noosa Junction business area and Noosa Sound on the Noosa River.

  • Noosa is a green shire with a population cap which will ensure that the natural environment is not compromised. Hundreds of thousands of people visit Noosa Heads every year and they keep coming back due to the many benefits that
  • Noosa Heads offers as a destination.
  • Noosa Heads has earned the reputation as being the most famous resort town in Australia for more than one reason –
  • Noosa Heads is blessed with the best climate in the country.
  • Noosa’s main beach is a safe, north facing beach where we can swim all year round.
  • The environment in Noosa Heads is well protected – only low rise and very limited development is allowed.
  • Noosa Heads features first class accommodation and top restaurants, boutiques and coffee shops.
  • And the jewel of the crown of course is cosmopolitan Hastings Street with it’s 600 metres of Noosa beachfront.

Noosa National Park is the most visited National Park in Queensland and you can swim, surf and hike there all year round. There are miles of well kept trails along the coast and through the bush and you can stop off at one of the many sandy and secluded beaches or keep walking until you get to Alexandria Bay.

Noosa’s beaches, river, lakes and canals offer everything for the water sports enthusiast – yachting, boating, fishing, surfing, swimming, jet-skiing, water-skiing and rowing. Away from the water there’s still plenty for you to do, whether in Noosa itself or in one of the many beautiful little towns and villages with their open-air markets, art galleries, potteries, superb restaurants and friendly pubs.

Getting to Noosa

Located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, travelling to Noosa from anywhere in Australia is easy.

Sunshine Coast Airport, Maroochydore

Flights from Melbourne and Sydney arrive and depart from Sunshine Coast Airport at Maroochydore, which is approximately 30 minutes’ drive south of Noosa. Virgin Blue, Jetstar and Tiger Airways all fly into Sunshine Coast Airport.

Air New Zealand also has direct flights from Queenstown, Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland to the Sunshine Coast.

Car Hire at Sunshine Coast Airport

The majority of visitors to the Sunshine Coast prefer to self-drive. The region is therefore well serviced by rental agencies. The following are present at the airport, with desks located in the Arrivals end of the terminal.

  • Avis Car Hire
  • Hertz Rent-A-Car
  • Europcar Car Hire
  • Budget Car Rentals

Taxis and buses are also available for transfers to Noosa.

If you are flying into Maroochydore and need a lift to your accommodation please let us know and we will arrange to pick you up.

Brisbane Airport

Brisbane airport is Queensland’s domestic and international gateway with direct flights from most cities.

Car rental, shuttle buses and chauffeured transport all service Noosa and the surrounding areas.

Noosa Limousines for Sunshine Coast Airport Transfers

Noosa V.I.P. Limousines offer stylish, chauffeured transport for your airport transfers from Brisbane to Noosa. Whether you prefer to hire an elegant stretch limousine or a gleaming sedan, Noosa V.I.P. Limousines can supply immaculately groomed chauffeurs and luxury cars to transport you safely to your destination in South East Queensland.

Brisbane Airport – Sunshine Coast shuttle bus service provides friendly, professional, airport shuttle bus transfers between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast 7 days per week DOOR to DOOR  (Please note that this service does include transit stops at many locations on route to Noosa)

Cols Air Shuttle / Henrys Airporter

Henry’s Airporter has a codeshare agreement with Col’s Airport Shuttle for services between the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane Airport. Airport shuttle bus transfers between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast in Queensland 7 days per week DOOR to DOOR and Transit Stops.  (Please note that this service does include transit stops at many locations on route to Noosa)

Buses depart Brisbane airport every 45 mins from 6:00am until 10:30pm. Brisbane airport bus transfers depart Noosa on the Sunshine Coast every 45 minutes from 3:00am until 7:30pm, arriving Brisbane Airport every 45 mins from 5:10am. Last shuttle bus from the Sunshine Coast arrives at 9:30pm. Bookings essential.

ROAD

Noosa is an easy 1½ hour drive north of Brisbane along the Bruce Highway. Take the turn-off at Eumundi and follow the signs along the Eumundi-Noosa Road.

If you’re arriving from the North, Noosa is around 1 hour south of Gympie. Just continue on the Bruce Highway out of Gympie and turn off at Cooroy then follow the signs along the Cooroy Noosa Road until you reach Noosa.

Where can or should I stay?

The program cost does not include accommodation in Noosa or any of the surrounding areas you may choose to stay.  You will need to arrange your own accommodation. Each day of your program is full and will start between 9.00am – 10.00am, unless by prior arrangement, so make sure that your accommodation is within easy distance of the Noosa district.

Locations around the Noosa Heads, Sunshine Beach and Noosaville areas offer a variety of different accommodation options are available to fit with your particular requirements.

For more information and accommodation special deals visit the Tourism Noosa website for more information.

If program-related local travel is required during your program, I will provide that (so you do not need to have a car as far as the program itself goes).

I have another question not listed here. Who do I ask?

Please feel free to be in touch with me directly and I’ll be happy to answer any other questions you have.

• You can reach me directly on my mobile phone – if dialing within Australia, the number is 0425 210 064. If dialing from outside Australia, please first check the time zone to make sure it’s a reasonable time to call, and then dial your international dialing code (eg: 0011) then +61-425 210 064

• You can reach me directly via email. My email address is jenny@thedivorcedwomensclub.com.au

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Beach Safety

Enjoy Noosa’s beautiful beaches safely – swim between the flags on patrolled beaches and follow the instructions and advice of the surf lifesavers on duty.

Red and yellow flags are used to indicate the safest patrolled swimming area.

Sun Safety

Take care when you head out into the sun – cover up and protect yourself against harmful UV rays. If you find yourself without sunscreen on the beach ask the surf lifesavers for some of their ready supply.

Climate

Noosa is famous for its mild climate. It has an average annual temperature of 25 degrees Celcius (77 degrees Fahrenheit). Water temperature ranges from 19 degrees in winter to 25 degrees in summer.

Holiday Seasons

Our holiday periods are based around seasons, climate and school holidays. Prices and availability fluctuate accordingly.

  • Low season: April – September (may exclude school holidays)
  • Shoulder season: October – December and February – March
  • High season or holiday season: December – January and March – April

Time zone

Australian Eastern Standard Time GMT plus 10 hours. Daylight saving is not observed in Queensland.

 Currency

The currency throughout Australia is the Australian dollar. Banks offer Bureau de Change facilities.

Tipping and gratuities

Not required or expected in Australia. Gratuities are welcome after a particularly enjoyable meal or for exemplary service.

Voltage

50cyc AC240v. All 110v appliances require transformers. Most hotels in Noosa will have ACI 110 sockets.

Clothing

In keeping with the relaxed Noosa lifestyle, smart casual clothing is standard. A jacket or jumper may be required during winter, especially in the evening

Passports and Visas

All international visitors require a valid passport. All travellers to Australia, other than Australian and New Zealand citizens, are required to obtain a visa to travel to Australia.

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