Noosa is the ultimate destination for a family holiday in sunny Queensland. With the perfect mix of nature, nearby attractions, family-friendly dining, shopping and water sports to enjoy.
Activities on or by the water
The north-facing Noosa Main Beach is well known for it’s beautiful sandy beach and calm waters, perfect for swimming, learning to surf or stand up paddle boarding. Remember to always swim between the red and yellow flags.
Pack a picnic to enjoy on the beach after your swim or grab a bite to eat at the Noosa Surf Club with amazing views overlooking the beach.
The Noosa River also provides plenty of opportunity for water themed fun! Jump on a Noosa Ferry and take a ride along the river or watch the sun go down aboard a majestic sunset cruise.
For the adventurous at heart, you can hire a Nauticycle (bike you can ride on the water!), kayak, stand-up paddle board or a self-drive electric picnic boat from the team at eco noosa.
For those who don’t have sea legs and prefer to enjoy the beauty of the river from solid ground, there’s 2km of grassy parklands (including the riverfront Pirates Playground) with plenty of space for the kids to play or bike ride along the path. Be sure to stop by for a photo with the iconic Big Pelican and pick-up some fish ‘n’ chips at one of the local eateries to enjoy on the river bank.
Noosa is a nature lovers paradise and the whole family is sure to have fun exploring Noosa National Park, enjoying a picnic in Noosa Botanic Gardens, taking in the views from Laguna Lookout or discovering the upper reaches of the Noosa River as it extends into the Noosa Everglades.
Sunshine Coast family-friendly attractions
For the ultimate in family-fun, jump in the car or organise a tour (see reception) to take you to one of the Sunshine Coasts many family-friendly attractions. See the animals at Australia a Zoo, explore the grounds and meet the birds at Maleny Botanical Gardens and Bird World, take a historic rail journey aboard the Mary Valley Rattler, catch the bee show at the Ginger Factory, spin and twirl on the rides at Aussie World, find your way through Bellingham Maze or wander through the aquarium at SeaLife Sunshine Coast … and that’s just for starters!
Indoor and wet weather activities
While the Sunshine Coast is often blessed with great weather, there’s still plenty to do if the weather gods send a little rain this way during your stay. Grab some popcorn and catch the latest films at BCC Cinemas Noosa, hit Noosa Civic for some shopping, or check out Noosa’s library, museum, art gallery and hinterland towns.
For family-friendly Sunshine Coast accommodation look no further than Emerald Noosa. Offering a selection of apartments and penthouses ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms. Our central location on Hastings Street and superb facilities are the perfect choice for your Noosa family holiday.
*Mary Valley Rattler image credit Visit Sunshine Coast