15 April 2013

Suitcase. Noosa top 3 things to see and do

If you read about my Australian travel experiences then you’ll know that Noosa is one of my all-time favourite holiday destinations. It takes me back to my childhood holidays with mum when we would head to Noosa once a year for a few days of sunshine, swimming and Sheraton buffet breakfasts.

It is still one of my top destinations for a weekend away; the beaches are some of the most beautiful I’ve seen (the water is always so calm because the beach actually points north rather than east), and Hastings St has a great relaxed feel without being too touristy.

Here are my top 3 picks for a weekend in this Sunshine Coast haven:

  1. If you can, you can’t go past staying at the Sheraton. To me, Noosa is the Sheraton and the Sheraton is Noosa, I can’t have one without the other. The Sheraton Noosa is smack-bang in the middle of Hastings St (Noosa’s holiday hub) and has views of both the ocean and the river. The beach is literally a stone’s throw away, the hotel pool has a swim-up bar and you can’t go past the buffet breakfast. Of course the rooms are pretty nice too. You can usually pick up a pretty good deal that even includes breakfast if you book ahead.

  1. Explore the area. Take a stroll along Hastings Street for some window shopping (my favourite store is a little beach homewares shop, I always bring something home with me from there) and, whilst your at it, grab a gelato, then head to the beach for a wander on the sand (and a swim of course!). Then if you’ve still got the energy, check-out Noosa National Park. The park spans over 4,000 hectares and has some spectacular views.

  1. Treat yourself to a special dinner. Hastings St has some beautiful restaurants, particularly those that face the beach. Try Bistro C. for some modern Australian food with an elegant twist.

This truly is a beautiful part of the world. You can’t go past a Noosa holiday when you want some time to relax, enjoy the beach and simply zone out with a good book.

Photo by Noosa Tourism.

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