Shop like a local at the Original Eumundi Markets. These world-famous markets, designed to showcase local craft and produce, commenced in 1979 with three stalls and eight visitors. Since then the market has grown from strength to strength, now home to over 600 stall holders and a whopping 1.6 million visitors annually.
Discover wineries, cheese makers and funky little tea rooms while driving through the Noosa Hinterland. In true country style, you will find many honesty boxes where you can pick up produce straight from the farm.
Live it up or people watch on Hastings Street. Noosa’s stylish hub boasts unique fashion, jewellery and art.
Hire a boat and spend a lazy day cruising up and down the river.
Best time of year to visit
With consistent weather and stable water temperature, Noosa is an ideal destination at any time.
For almost guaranteed picture, postcard weather, and little chance of rain, head to this bustling beachside location between September and November.
Elite athletes from around the world converge on Noosa every October/November for the prestigious Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival. The five day celebration of health and fitness culminates in the Noosa Triathlon, the world’s largest Olympic distance triathlon.
Noosa has a generally warm and temperate climate, with minimal temperature fluctuation throughout the year. The humidity increases during summer, as does the possibility of thunderstorms.
On average, January is the hottest month of the year and July is the coolest. However, the ample sunshine and pleasant days of winter will still find the beach calling your name.
Noosa – The Heart of Beauty
Used as a sacred by the original inhabitants of this area for thousands of years, David Bracefell became the first white man to arrive in these parts.
David regularly escaped the Moreton Bay Penal Colony and made his way to the area now called Noosa.
Noosa was explored for its grazing and timber potential in the 1840s, with the first timber cutters arriving around 1865. After gold was discovered in nearby Gympie, the original tourists started to make their way to this pristine area.
It was in 1877 when the area was first surveyed and the town was made official. For the next several decades the remoteness and access difficulties prevented further growth. The commencement of construction of the Bruce Highway in the 1930s, made the town more accessible and Noosa slowly evolved from a sleepy little fishing village into the world renowned resort town of today.