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Friday, August 6, 2010

Let's Go Noosa, Part 2

Continuing my travel article about Noosa, on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. See previous blog post for Part 1.

Noosa's Main Beach seen from the walk to the National Park
WHEN TO GO


‘Queensland. Beautiful one day. Perfect the next.’ Sub-tropical, Noosa enjoys a mild climate all year round, so come any time. The average annual temperature is 77 degrees Fahrenheit, making it ideal for year-round outdoor activities. The maximum temperature in Noosa rarely drops below 68 degrees Fahrenheit, even in winter. However, you can melt in high summer (mid December to February), so use 30+ sunscreen when outdoors, very sexy, even the lifeguards are wearing it!

Indicative seasons:
Low season: early April to mid September (may exclude school holidays)
Shoulder season: early October to early December and mid January to late March
High season or holiday season: mid December to mid January and late March to early April

GETTING THERE AND AROUND

By Air
Brisbane Airport is Queensland’s domestic and international gateway, but some flights from overseas and most Australian capital cities use Sunshine Coast Airport at Maroochydore, a 30 minute drive to Noosa. Try Virgin Blue, Jetstar and Tiger Airways.


Taxis and buses are available for transfers to Noosa from the airports.

By Road
Noosa is an easy 1½ hour drive north of Brisbane along the M1 Motorway. Car hire readily available at the Airport.


By Bus
Greyhound Australia operates an extensive bus network around Australia, with Noosa a regular stop.

Getting Around
You can easily walk around Noosa, or you can hire wheels of any sort - bike, moke, scooter, car. Sunbus runs free shuttle buses during peak holiday periods such as Easter, Christmas and during special events.


Try Noosa Ferry Cruise Company’s one hour sunset cruise (bookings essential). Full price is AU$19.50. You can bring your own drinks, glasses and ice provided. Sunset at the river entrance is spectacular.

Tel Sunbus: 131230.


Noosa Ferries - Tel: +61 7 54498442.

BEST ATTRACTION

Surf’s Up!

Definitely Noosa’s beaches, especially the iconic Main Beach, very safe for even the smallest children and popular for its gentle waves. Ever since surfing was introduced to Noosa by Hayden Kenny on surfing safari in the 1960s, Noosa has been a surfing mecca. If you want to learn how, try Merrick’s Noosa Learn to Surf run by a former World Pro-Am surfing champ.
Tel: Mobile 0418787577



2 comments:

George said...

Woh, Noosa, wish I was there!

Boonsong said...

Very informative. Makes me want to visit there. Thanks for this.

All the best, Boonsong