Nestled on the tranquil shores of Laguna Bay is the trendy Sunshine Coast town of Noosa Heads. With a population pushing 50,000 and hundreds of thousands of tourists each year, this is the perfect spot for a lively beach holiday.
Try your hand at surfing with a private lesson in the gentle waves off Main Beach or simply relax in the warm sunshine. If you can tear yourself away from the gorgeous beaches, The Noosa National Park offers lovely walking and hiking trails into the headlands. Take in the stunning views overlooking the beach - look closely and you may spot a dolphin or sea turtle.
Hastings Street is a bustling retail and restaurant centre by day and a pulsating hot spot by night. The beach resorts come alive with flashing lights and music, and locals mingle with tourists for stylish dinners out, cocktails at one of the many trendy bars, or dancing the night away in a chic seaside club.
Book a stay in a luxury high-rise overlooking Main Beach, Hastings Street or the National Park, or head to the nearby camping ground or a motel for more affordable priced accommodation.
Family style accommodation may be best suited to one of the many Noosa serviced apartments. They offer self catering and multiple rooms which are ideally suited for families with kids on children's school holidays or groups of friends. Noosa Heads is a popular destination so expect to pay more during busy times , typically Christmas , New Year and Easter. The key dates are therefore December and January , March and April and the July school vacation period.
If you want to catch a good deal in these times it's best to book early and not leave it to the last minute.