Overlooking the Noosa River, next to Noosa Sound and Munna Point is the charming village of Noosaville. It has that serene small village character while being located close to essentials such as supermarkets and shopping centres. Restaurants and cafés are dotted along the Gympie Terrace esplanade in the perfect place for a fun and relaxing meal or bite to eat.
The foreshore parklands provide the ideal destination to enjoy a picnic or take a dip in the calming Noosa River. The parklands contain a long stretch of walkways which makes this a popular place for a leisurely stroll or for some fitness. You can watch the rowers glide along the river in the early morning and hear the whistles of the rainbow lorikeets greet the day. The colourful and spectacular sunsets make for good watching with a glass of wine in hand while taking in the view of the sailing boats returning to their moorings. When holidaying here you will leave feeling refreshed after discovering the relaxed charm Noosaville has to offer.
The annual mean temperature is 25 degrees Celsius making it perfect for the beach all year round. Even more enticing is the water temperature in summer which reaches 25 degrees Celsius in the summer months.
Noosaville is a small and intimate holiday town on the south bank of the Noosa River. This place is on the north coast just eighty miles or so from Brisbane and has a world of activities waiting for the avid holiday maker to try out. Along here too are all the surfing beaches that provide the perfect place to catch some waves and all of the above is situated on the Sunshine Coast as it has lovingly come to be known.
Anyone who has visited this area before will be aware of Noosa Heads and all it has to offer. However, Noosaville has a river frontage which makes it the perfect place for the family to swim, try out a jet-ski or mess around in boats for a while. In fact, it also offers some great fishing along the river so, for those who want to try their luck, try a fishing excursion on one of the many boats along here.
From here the family can try out several different cruises around the Noosa River system which usually visits the fresh water lakes in the area and the Everglades. Consequently, those who really don’t like water should give this place a miss because the whole holiday maker scene is water related. From lovely houseboats to catamarans and everything in between, all equipment is readily on hire for those wishing to ‘have a go’.
For the snorkelling or diving enthusiast, Lake Weyba is a must. Weyba means ‘place of stingrays’ so expect to see some on this kind of excursion. Of course, this is not the only aquatic life that will be scene and, since this area is called the ‘Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef’ one can expect to get some surprises in the water as well.
Nature lovers are catered for in the area with Noosa National Parks right on the doorstep. People really want to see koalas and kangaroos when they visit Australia so they should not be disappointed. But for those who need some retail therapy, try out Hastings Street which has everything the avid shopper could ever want.
Gastronomes are also in for a great treat because there are many different kinds of restaurants here. From the chic French restaurants right down to family style locations, all the family will be able to get just what they want.
Noosa is starting to grow from the small town it used to be. Talented artists and the chic crowd are all making their homes in this general area but that doesn’t mean that there is not a welcome for the almost two million visitors every year.
Now, considering all the amenities that Noosa and its environs have on offer, one would think that the place is filled with expensive and up market accommodation. Well, it is, but there are also private villas and serviced holiday apartments to be had as well. Camp sites for those on a tighter budget are here and there are also caravan parks on offer.
If the kids are a bit of a handful, it may be a good idea to get a holiday villa or self-contained accommodation to allow them to run free. Some come with their own pools or with a shared pool so that they can expend their energy while you lap up some much needed sunshine.
I love Noosaville because I find I can relax and unwind from the Melbourne rush! The beaches, shopping, restaurants, and markets have it all, it has an ambiance about it and the weather is so consistent! You only have to pack lightly - shorts and t-shirt!
The accommodation range is great, with holiday rentals, houses and apartments readily available. Most come complete with a pool, and are within walking distance to the beaches and shops. You can go to Noosa National Park, while Noosa front beach is superb, with Restaurants right on the beach. The fantastic Everglades tour is a must - there are only two in the world! A lovely stroll down the well known Hastings Street is interesting with its fancy shops and cafes, enjoy a coffee or a drink as you go along.
Don't forget to go to Tewantin, a country town, which has an RSL which is great and they bus you back to Noosaville if you choose to go for dinner and a drink. There is so much variety in Noosaville, the thing I enjoy most is walking along the boardwalk in the morning and watching all the different people, having their breakfast or just a coffee to start the day!