Your Noosa Weekender Itinerary

noosa wave dolphin encounter

Escape your part of the world and take a Noosa Weekender. With our new Two-and-a-Half Day add-on, you can make the most out of your weekend getaway and check out at an extra-late 4pm. We’ve put together a suggested itinerary to make the most of your weekend stay at Coco Bay.

What is the Two-and-a-Half-Day Stay?

Now you can see more of Noosa when you book 2 nights at Coco Bay Resort and have the option of a 4pm checkout for only an additional $50. Be sure to check our current direct booking deals as this special rate is only available at limited times of the year.

Day 1 – Arrive in Noosa

Check-in to your Villa

Let’s assume you’re taking a weekend getaway to Noosa, so you’re checking in on a Friday from 2pm in the afternoon. You’ll check-in to your fully self-contained, individually styled townhouse-style Coco Bay Resort villa in the heart of Noosaville. Resort managers, Joanne and Jason will welcome you and introduce you to our friendly co-resort managers, (our furbabies) Buddy and Frankie.

Take some time to unwind in your villa, relax by the pool on one of the lounges and allow yourself to ease into holiday mode. Our pool is heated so you can enjoy it year-round, plus our outdoor jacuzzi and sauna will definitely help you to unwind after your drive.

Dinner by the Noosa River

We’re just a mere 80 metre walk to the Noosa River where you’ll find an array of dining options with river views right along Gympie Terrace. The sunset views over the river are always magical, so walking to dinner is always an option.

For something a little extra special, try Noosa Boathouse – a three-level floating pontoon restaurant on the Noosa River. Get there early for a pre-dinner drink at the top-level Sunset Bar for those perfect views to celebrate the weekend ahead. When you’ve finished dinner, head across the road to Amo Gelato Caffe for delicious, hand-crafted gelato right here in Noosaville, and enjoy for the walk home.

Day 2 – Explore

Head out and explore Noosa

noosa wave in laguna bay
Image: Noosa Wave spots a dolphin in Laguna Bay

After you enjoy a delicious breakfast with views to the Noosa River (try Lazy River restaurant just a few minutes stroll), you’ll have the full day ahead of you with so many options.

If you’re visiting during the months of June to October, it’s whale watching season and you can’t pass up a chance to experience these magnificent giants of the ocean. There are several operators in Noosa that provide dolphin and whale encounters and in the warmer months, you’ll love their snorkel experiences. Noosa Ocean Rider and Noosa Wave (pictured) both offer a thrilling experience with their fast boats.

If it’s not that time of year or land-based activities is more your style, taking 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.

sunset cruise with noosa river and canal cruises
Image: Sunset cruise with Noosa River and Canal Cruises

Sunset Cruise on Noosa River

Getting out onto the Noosa River is a must-do activity when staying in Noosa. The Noosa River stretches from the river mouth to the ocean right up to to Lake Cootharaba and up into the picturesque Noosa Everglades – one of only two everglade systems in the world! 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 hire your own boats. But a sunset cruise with Noosa River and Canal Cruises is high on our to-do list. This cruise is BYO so pick up your favourite bottle of bubbles and ease into the evening as their skippers entertain you with the perfect mix of Noosa stories and cruisy music while you float into the sunset.


After your full day out exploring Noosa’s backyard, if you’re looking for an easy dinner not too far from Coco Bay, we have two great restaurants right next door. Mr Jones & Me restaurant bar and grill serving classic bistro food served with a modern twist – think share plates, burgers, salads and high-end bistro classics. Or, if it’s Thai you fancy, Thai Square restaurant next door to Coco Bay Resort offers delicious, authentic Thai meals for dine-in or takeaway.

Day 3 – Hastings Street and Check-out

noosa main beach

Start your last day in Noosa with a lazy morning – there’s no need to check-out early if you’ve booked your extra-late 4pm check-out as part of our Two-and-a-Half Day Stay special! Pack a day pack and head out to breakfast at one of the many restaurants along Gympie Terrace.

After you finish your brekky, soak in the sun and sand along the river shore for as long as you need. Then, hop on the Noosa Ferry and take a 5 minute cruise down the river to Hastings Street. You can easily spend the day here. Hastings Street is quintessential Noosa and was voted Best Main Street in Australia! Here, you can browse the many boutique shops and watch the world go by as you enjoy your coffee from the side-walk cafes. There are many dining options to choose from including absolute beach-front restaurants – and of course the Noosa Surf Club.

A trip to Noosa wouldn’t be complete without dipping your toes or diving into the crystal clear waters of Noosa Main Beach and then strolling along the new boardwalk to look back at Laguna Bay.

Wrap your day up with your ferry ride back to Noosaville and you’ll be ready to check out by 4pm.


Interested in a Two-and-a-Half Day Stay?

Check our current direct booking deals to see if this special extra-long check out is currently on offer. Or contact us to arrange your stay, we’d love to help you book your next stay at Coco Bay Resort Noosa.