It’s no secret that Noosa is a surfer’s paradise. We shared our recs for the best breaks in a previous blog. But what to do if you’re not exactly the surfing type?
Your weekend doesn’t have to be a wipe out. Within walking distance of Hastings Street there are tons of places to hire boats, boards and beyond for the perfect day on the water.
You might not expect to leave the water feeling “grounded,” but kayaking is basically a guided meditation in a life jacket. Just swap the in-and-out breaths with left-and-right strokes and stretch your legs out and you’ll find your flow in no time.
Stand-up paddle-boarding is like surfing without the waves. While finding your footing on the board can be trickier than it looks, once you’re in the groove it’s smooth sailing (or smooth paddling). The waterfront is lined with shops that rent SUP equipment, so if you want an easy way to get on the water without the wipe-outs, this is a great bet.
After a lazy lounge by the pool, you’re ready to take things from 0 to 100. Get your adrenaline rushing with a ride with Noosa Jet Ski. Their designated jet ski circuit lets you safely speed up and down the Noosa River—making it great for the novice adrenaline junkie. Or, if you have experience and an appetite for adventure, you can book an Ocean Tour for bigger waves for gorgeous sights.
The only thing that might top watching the sunset from your balcony is watching it from on the water. For just $25 a person, you can catch a truly priceless view of the sunset aboard the Noosa Ferry. Plus, there’s a licensed BYO bar aboard, so you can clink glasses and snuggle up to your date after another perfect day in paradise.
One word: pontoon. If your getaway includes a large group, a 11-seater pontoon is the perfect day activity to let loose on the water. Many come with an on-deck barbecue and esky, so plan to bring a pack of local brews and burgers or fish to grill up. (Also a great opportunity to whip out your Beach Day Bangers Spotify playlist.)
Gather your most fun-loving friends and pick out your favourite frock – here are the best Melbourne Cup parties on Hastings Street.
Locale Noosa hosted a long lunch on Sunday 3 October, where the Aperol Spritz were plentiful and food was top notch.
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