So, you’re coming to stay with us in Noosa this winter. A weekend is never enough so we’ve handpicked our favourite things to do in Noosa over a one week stay. Our tip is to ensure you have the right balance of adventure and relaxation and most important of all, explore the outdoors. Noosa is UNESCO designated Biosphere Reserve, so while dining out every day will be a big part of your Noosa holiday, it would be remiss of you to not take in the natural wonders of this beautiful coastal and hinterland region.
But – if a weekend is all you have, then check out our Noosa Weekender Itinerary for some great ideas that are easily accessible from your Coco Bay Resort townhouse villa.
Day 1 – Arrive and explore Noosaville
Check-in to your fully self-contained, individually styled Coco Bay Resort townhouse villa. Resort managers, Joanne and Jason will welcome you and introduce you to our friendly co-resort managers, Buddy and Frankie (our furbabies).
Tip: Don’t waste any time getting into holiday mode. Step into our warm Sauna and outdoor Spa to help you unwind after your day of travel. Now, you’re ready to holiday!
Dining out in Noosaville
We’re a short 80 metre walk to the Noosa River esplanade along Gympie Terrace. A further walk along the river esplanade you’ll find the beating heart of Noosaville’s dining and shopping precinct an array of restaurants and bars to suit any dinner craving. Many restaurants have river views and the sunsets are always magical. Search the list of Noosaville bars and restaurants on the Visit Noosa website to pre-book.
Tip: Grab a delicious, locally made gelato for the walk home from Amo Gelato Caffe.
Day 2 – Noosa Heads and Noosa National Park
Leave the car behind and hop on the Noosa Ferry which will take you 5 minutes down the Noosa River to Hastings Street. You can easily spend the day here shopping, strolling, dining or enjoying the pristine beaches. Hastings Street is quintessential Noosa and was voted Best Main Street in Australia! Browse the many boutique shops and watch the world go by as you enjoy your coffee from the side-walk cafes. There are world-class dining options to choose from including absolute beach-front restaurants – and of course the Noosa Surf Club with spectacular views of Noosa Main Beach.
Walk to the end of Noosa Main Beach and the boardwalk will take you right around to Little Cove and all the way to Noosa National Park where you can continue along the beautiful coastal track. Remember to look up – you might just spot a koala high up in the trees!
Tip: Cruise back to Noosaville with the Noosa Ferry. Check the timetable, the last ferry usually departs the Sofitel at 6pm.
Day 3 – Noosa Hinterland country drive
A Noosa Country Drive offers a rich day exploring Noosa’s green hinterland backyard. Discover the quaint villages of Cooroy, Pomona, Cooran, Kin Kin, Boreen Point and Kenilworth. Each town offers something unique and different, including new craft breweries and gin distilleries. Much like a choose your own adventure, you can create your own experience using the maps on the Noosa Country Drive website.
Tip: The famous and popular Eumundi Markets is on every Wednesday and Saturday from 8am to 2pm.
Day 4 – Camel ride on the beach
What could be more Australian than joining Mel and Wayne and their friendly camels for a relaxing Camel Ride on the glorious Noosa North Shore Beach. A bucket list activity, Noosa Camel Rides will take you on a guided tour along the soft, white sands and clear aqua waters along the 80 kms beach, part of the national park. Adding to the adventure is the barge ride from Tewantin across the Noosa River to this private and secluded location in the Noosa North Shore.
Tip: The Noosa North Shore Ferries operate every day, departing every 10 minutes.
Day 5 – Noosa River relaxing
Exploring the Noosa River is a must-do activity when staying in Noosa. Meandering from the river mouth past Noosaville, Tewantin, up to Lake Cootharaba and right into the Noosa Everglades, the Noosa River is a scene of birdlife, pelicans, boaters and fishers and the sunsets are spectacular.
There are many options for cruising the Noosa River, including hiring your own boat or letting one of our cruise companies take care of the sailing for you. We recommend a daytime or sunset cruise with Noosa River and Canal Cruises to explore Noosaville from a different view.
Tip: A sunset cruise with Noosa River and Canal Cruises is a great way to end the day with a glass of bubbles and the best view in Noosa. It’s BYO so don’t forget the bubbles!
Day 6 – Noosa Everglades tour
The Noosa Everglades is one of only two ancient everglade systems on Earth. When you journey to the everglades you are entering a pristine world of water, wilderness and wonder in the upper reaches of the Noosa River. Known as the River of Mirrors because of the amazing reflections in the water, the Noosa Everglades is a 60km stretch of pristine waters, magnificent flora and fauna and narrow waterways. Everglades Eco Safaris offers you an unforgettable wilderness cruise into one of Australia’s most pristine regions.
Tip: Tours are usually a half day so you’ll have plenty of time to return to Coco Bay Resort and make full use of the resort facilities.
Resort facilities all year round
Our Coco Bay Resort facilities will help you unwind all year round. From our outdoor heated pool and in-ground spa to our relaxing sauna – you can sink into blissfulness even during winter.
Large beach-style heated swimming pool
Heated in-ground spa
Lush tropical landscaped surroundings.
Local bus service to Hastings Street across the road
Free Service Tour bookings & information
Undercover car parking
Gas barbecues & entertainment areas