It's a No-Brainer: Beach Day

Start your holiday with a day on beautiful Noosa Main Beach. The mild winter weather on Hastings Street makes it perfect for building sandcastles, playing beach volleyball, or simply relaxing by the shoreline. The gentle waves are ideal for kids to splash around in safely. Don’t forget to pack a picnic and snacks from Providore on Hastings or MilkBar Grocer and enjoy a seaside lunch with stunning views.

Explore Noosa National Park

Take the family on an adventure through Noosa National Park, taking either the coastal walk or the Tanglewood track winding through the lush green rainforest. The paths are easy to navigate, even for younger children, and offer breathtaking views of the ocean. Keep an eye out for local wildlife, including koalas and dolphins - you might even spot a pod of whales as they migrate to warmer waters! The Noosa National Park’s scenic beauty and natural wonders provide an educational and fun experience for kids of all ages.

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Surf Lesson in Noosa's Gentle Winter Waves

Introduce your kids to the thrill of surfing with lessons from Noosa Learn to Surf at Noosa Groyne. These expert instructors provide safe, fun, and engaging sessions tailored to all skill levels. Whether your child is a complete beginner or looking to refine their skills, these surf schools ensure a memorable and confidence-boosting experience. Plus, parents can join in the fun too, making it a great family activity in the winter sun - wetsuits provided!

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A Day on The River

Experience Noosa from a different perspective by hiring your own pontoon, boat, kayaks or SUPs from Boardwalk Boat Hire. The kids will love spotting wildlife from the water and you can choose your own adventure through the Noosa Sound. Want to sit back and enjoy a guided tour? The Noosa Ferry offers a hop-on-hop-off pass, perfect for exploring the Noosa River from Hastings Street to Tewantin.

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Discover the Best of Kid's Fashion

It's always nice to take a holiday souvenir home from Hastings Street, and we have some of the best Australian brands right in the heart of Noosa. With locally-owned boutiques and unique designs, you'll be sure to find something special for the little ones (or yourself!). We love Noosa Juniors, Little Cove Collective, Okanui and The Village Bookshop.

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Time for that Special Treat You Promised

No trip to Hastings Street is complete without indulging in some sweet treats. One of our favourite spots to get some of the best gelato in town is Happy Pops Noosa. Let the kids create their own masterpiece with the Build Your Own experience – start off by choosing a gelato, sorbet, waffle or brownie ‘pop’, add your chocolate drizzle and then load up at the toppings station. We also love Yo-Chi frozen yoghurt and Ben & Jerry's. Yum!

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Enjoy Sunset Takeaway on the Boardwalk

Hastings Street boasts a variety of delicious takeaway options that the kids will love. For a relaxed meal, head to BIRD, Betty’s Burgers or Grill'd for easy gourmet burgers and freshly roasted chicken. If you’re in the mood for Italian, Locale and El Capitano offer an authentic pizza and pasta takeaway menu. Many restaurants on Hastings Street have special kids' menus, ensuring even the pickiest eaters are satisfied.

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Plan Your Perfect Family Holiday

Hastings Street offers endless activities and venues that make it an ideal destination for families during the winter school holidays. From beach days and adventures in nature to family-friendly dining and boutiques, there’s something to delight everyone.

For more information on accommodation and activities, and to plan your visit, check out Hastings Street Noosa and follow us on Instagram for the latest updates.

Enjoy a magical winter holiday with your family on Hastings Street.


As the heart of Noosa’s social and cultural scene, Hastings Street is bustling with vibrant events that will make your winter getaway truly special.

Catch-ups with friends, romantic date night or family picnic? Stop by these foodie favourites on your way.

Catch world-class surfers, surfing dogs or a one of the many not-to-be-missed events that the Noosa Festival of Surfing brings to town.