We all have our preferred things to do when we go to our favourite holiday destination. At Coco Bay Resort, many of our guests make their visit to Noosaville an annual trip. It’s an annual ritual with their loved ones that they would hate to miss.
Curious as to why they choose to visit Noosa in Winter, rather than Spring or Summer, we received a variety of responses – some more surprising than others.
Our guests told us they love doing their favourite outdoor sports in more pleasant weather than where they are from. It makes sense, given temperatures hover around 19-25 degrees in Noosa during the Winter months. It’s no surprise to us really, that Noosa remains a favoured destination for our interstate and southern neighbours all year round.
If you’re looking to travel to Noosa during Winter, here are the top 10 things our guests love to do in Noosa in Winter. We hope this helps you think about all the wonderful things you can do during your next stay at Coco Bay Resort.
What to do in Noosa in Winter
1. Walking in shorts and t-shirts
It’s the simple pleasures that often bring you the most joy. Our guests love walking in the sunshine in their shorts and t-shirts during winter, something they can’t do at home. And here in Noosa, we are spoilt with beautiful walking trails to choose from – try Noosa National Park’s Coastal and Rainforest Tracks, long stretches of pristine beaches, the winding tree-lined esplanade along the Noosa River, and of course, Noosa Hinterland Trail Network.
2. Enjoy the longer days
Our guests love coming to Noosa in winter for the longer days of sunshine. And why not? Travelling to Noosa is so easy with direct flights into the Sunshine Coast Airport from most major domestic airports. Then it’s only a 25 minute drive north.
3. Get a massage
Some of our guests have their favourite massage therapist they love going to. Noosa has many massage and day spas available offering a variety of services and indulgence packages. A couple of our favourites are The Noosa Spa, Day Spa Noosa, and Ikatan Day Spa for complete indulgence.
4. Boutique shopping
Noosa is renowned for its world-class shopping. Enjoy wandering the variety of boutique stores along Gympie Terrace in Noosaville, Hastings Street in Noosa Heads or Noosa Junction. Use the Visit Noosaville finder to do a little pre-arrival research so you can get more out of your shopping day when you arrive. How nice will it be to return home with your new look from Noosa!
5. Resort facilities
Our heated pool, spa and sauna resort facilities are always popular with guests during Winter – children and adults alike! Our outdoor Spa and Sauna are a comfortably warm temperature that will definitely help the holiday vibes set in as soon as you arrive. And while the pool is heated year-round, you might prefer to just pull up a lazy boy chair and enjoy the sunshine under a palm tree. That’s okay too.
6. Play tennis
Many of our guests love to play tennis! Imagine hitting a racquet with the view of the Noosa River behind you! The Noosaville Tennis Club is situated on the shoreline on Gympie Terrace. Hire it by the hour during the day or night and have fun with friends, or join the club and join in on their social tennis mornings. Read more about playing tennis in Noosaville with Weekend Notes.
7. Go paddling
Paddling, kayaking and stand-up paddle (SUP) boarding are popular activities among our guests. You can bring your own and store on our property or hire from one of the several hire businesses along the Noosa River. The closest hire store is T-Boat Hire – an easy 3 minute walk from Coco Bay Resort.
8. Go fishing
Noosa is perfectly located to take advantage of any type of fishing you prefer. Whether you like to BYO rod and stroll down to fish straight out on the river or Noosa spit, or hire a boat from T-Boat Hire and head up-river for the day. There is also Deep Sea, Estuary and freshwater fishing charters. The good news is, the winter fish species are starting to take the bait around the reefs and off the beach. Check out our Fish Noosa article for more on this.
9. Go whale watching
Each year, the magnificent Humpback Whales migrate from Antarctica to our subtropical waters of the east coast of Australia. As they make their way to Hervey Bay and onto northern Queensland, their migration path brings them past our pristine waters off Noosa. Noosa Whale Watching Centre and Noosa Oceanrider offer excellent whale watching tours from Noosa.
10. Winter sunsets
There’s nothing better than having a few drinks down by the Noosa River and watching the spectacular winter sun set over the water. Take a picnic blanket, a few drinks and even order fish and chips from Noosa Boathouse and find a comfortable spot along Gympie Terrace. Or, book a BYO Sunset Cruise aboard Noosa River and Canal Cruises for a front row seat you won’t forget!
Looking for more Noosa travel inspiration?
We look forward to welcoming you to Coco Bay Resort soon!