Sub-tropical Climate in Noosa
No matter what time of the year you choose to visit, the weather will be moderate. This makes Sunshine Beach the ideal holiday destination to escape the cold winters in the southern states. However, it also makes this section of the Sunshine Coast the perfect holiday destination through summer as well.
You’ll find that the average temperature in Noosa is around 25 C (77F) most of the year around, rising a little more through summer, but not falling far below this in winter.
Best of all, the warm waters in Noosa reach around 19C (66F) in winter and up to 25C (77F) through summer. Most visitors enjoy swimming year-round.
Noosa is the ideal destination for an activity-filled holiday. There is a host of adventures to be had – ranging from self-guided or guided discovery tours of beaches, rivers, hinterland areas and national parks.
For nature lovers Noosa is the perfect destination with excellent surfing, fishing, diving and snorkeling. Pristine beaches, stunning national parks and many other outdoor activities and adventures await.
Water activities in Noosa
Main Beach at Noosa
Main Beach at Noosa is very popular with families being a patrolled beach just out in front of the surf club. Main Beach and the iconic first point is home to the Noosa International Surf Festival held in March each year.
North of Main Beach
North of Main Beach is the Spit which is also a very popular swimming and surf beach. A rocky groin provides good sand banks for waves making The Groin a top spot for the local surf schools.
Little Cove Beach
Little Cove Beach (known by surfers as Johnsons Beach) is a short walk to the east between Main Beach and the national park. Little Cove Beach is an idyllic location to surf, swim or snorkel.
Tea Tree Bay
Tea Tree Bay, so named because of the mature tea trees that shade the area.
Tea Tree Bay is a great spot to take a refreshing dip before continuing onto the coastal walk.
Granite Bay is popular with surfers and swimmers alike and well worth the effort.
Heading from the northern end of Sunshine Beach into the national park, you’ll come to beautiful Alexandria Bay. Be mindful that the Southern end of Alexandria Bay is a popular nudist beach while the northern end is popular with all visitors to the National Park.
Sunshine Beach is as glorious a stretch of pristine beach that you will find in Australia. The beach is both patrolled in sections in front of the surf club, and is spectacularly un-populated compared to many other SEQ destinations.
From the southern end of the Noosa National Park, Sunshine Beach stretches south to form a continuous beachline all the way through Sunrise Beach, Marcus Beach and to Peregian Beach, all of which have patrolled areas and great surf breaks.
Noosa has been named a National Surfing Reserve for good reason. In most seasons the point breaks as ideal for accomplished surfers while in other more sheltered areas are ideal for beginners and surf schools.
With a multitude of breaks stretching from First Point on Noosa’s Main Beach, across the national park headland, to Sunshine Beach there is usually always something happening on the waves in and around Noosa.
The Noosa International Festival of surfing is held in March each year and offers both amateur and professional surfing events and a massive line up of complimentary activities and entertainment.
The Noosa River
The Noosa River is ideal for canoeing or kayaking and is the destination for a number of scenic tours. Boat hire is also a popular option to access the river.
If you like more active water sports, Noosa is the ideal place to learn to surf or paddleboard and there are plenty of outlets that hire all the equipment you’ll need.
Hire a boat
Hire a boat and explore the Noosa River and surrounding canals at your leisure. No licence is required for many of the pontoons and fishing boats. We recommend checking out O Boat Hire as they offer a Guest Reward offer. They also have kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and jet skis available for hire too.
Kayak Noosa at Noosaville also make it easy for you to explore the Noosa River at your own pace with their range of hire Kayaks, skis and stand-up-paddle boards. Guided tours are also available. Kayak Noosa are also part of our Guest Reward program offering an incentive for guests to get out and enjoy the beautiful Noosa River.
The Noosa Everglades are a beautiful freshwater ecosystem upstream from the Noosa River mouth.
The Noosa Everglades offer spectacular scenery including the wildlife-rich salt-water lakes Cooroibah and Cootharaba, on the way to the fresh water reaches of the Everglades.
Tour the Everglades
The Discovery Group operates daily tours to the Noosa Everglades, cruising up the Noosa River and through many points of interest along the way, including Richard Branson’s heart-shaped Makepeace Island retreat.
Kanu Kapers offers the chance to explore Lake Cootharaba and the Noosa River Everglades with the “Queen of Kayak” Australian Champion, Vivienne Golding.
Visit our Guest Rewards for more information and offers on Noosa Everglade tours.
Outdoor activities and day trips
Noosa National Park
The Noosa National park is a miraculous natural wonderland and a variety of walking tracks can be explored. Various stop-off and look outs are located throughout the park including the ‘Boiling Point’ and ‘Hell’s Gate’.
You’ll often see groups of people straining their necks gazing at koalas in the eucalypts along the boardwalks. Dolphin and turtle sightings are also common and the sweeping coastal views are great for spotting whales in the season.
Popular swimming and surfing beaches are easily accessible via the coastal track. A plethora of animals make the park their home including goannas, bandicoots and possums and a phenomenal array of birdlife.
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