A visit to the Sunshine Coast in Australia must include a stop in the resort town of Noosa. Many people hear the words resort and town in the same sentence and begin to think of dollar signs. However, a trip to this gorgeous town does not mean blowing your travel budget. In fact, there are plenty of free things to do in Noosa, so you can honestly have a fabulous trip without spending a dime.
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Our list of free activities to do in and around Noosa
1. Take a Walk Through Noosa National Park
Walking is always free, so you might as well take advantage of the five different trails inside this park. You will see many different types of wildlife during your journey, so you will want to keep your eyes open. If you are only interested in seeing the marine life, you will want to stick to the coastal trails. Those trails are where you will see whales and dolphins.
2. Have Fun at the Beach
It doesn’t cost anything to relax in the sand, go swimming, or build a sandcastle at the local beaches in Noosa. There are many different beaches to choose from, so you can even do a little beach-hopping to find your all-time favorite. A few favorites of many people include Noosa Spit, Noosa Main Beach, Noosa Groyne, and Sunrise Beach.
3. Go Fishing
Fishing is an excellent way to have fun in Noosa and the best part is you can catch your next meal! As long as you have access to a barbecue, or an oven, you can easily prepare all the fish you catch from any fishing trip you take during your stay. There are plenty of places to go fishing in Noosa, so you can easily keep moving until you find the spot that has the most fish biting.
4. Wander Over to Laguna Lookout to Watch the Sunset
Watching the sun setting in Noosa is mesmerizing and the best place to see it is over at Laguna Lookout. If you are staying near Noosa Heads, you can easily walk to Laguna Lookout in approximately fifteen minutes. As you are watching the setting sun, make sure you also take the time to appreciate the incredible views of the town.
5. Walk Around the Noosa Farmers Market
While you may find yourself spending some money on the foods that you find at the Noosa Farmers Market, it won’t cost you anything to walk around. This farmer’s market is not that large, but that adds to the appeal. As you are looking at all the fresh produce and homemade foods, you will find that there is also entertainment going on in the background. Take the time to stop and watch it, so you can experience the authentic Noosa.
6. Visit Tewantin National Park
Tewantin National Park is only approximately fifteen minutes away from Noosa by car, so it is the perfect addition to any Noosa vacation. This is a wonderful destination for a picnic lunch, thanks to the serene location. However, you may also want to walk along the trails or even hike up to the Mt. Tinbeerwah Lookout. There is plenty of wildlife to see during these types of adventures, so make sure you have your camera ready to capture them all.
7. Do a Little Window Shopping on Hastings Street
It is always free to do a little window shopping and Hastings Street is the perfect location for it in the town of Noosa. Live music is often playing in the afternoons, so you can have a little entertainment to go with your shopping adventures. Most of the holiday houses and accommodation in Noosa is within walking distance to Hastings Street, so it’s perfect for a relaxing stroll and window shop.
8. Take a Walk Along the Mangroves
The mangrove walk in Noosa is completely free and it is an excellent way to unwind in the middle of a busy day. You will have the chance to see so many different animals during your walk, so you will want to keep your eyes open and stay aware of your surroundings the entire time.
9. Simply Relax by Noosa River
Relaxing by the Noosa River is a popular activity, but it is not the only thing you can do on the shoreline. You will find an area down by the river where exercise equipment is located. You can use the equipment for free, so you can easily get your workouts in while on vacation! It is recommended to venture down to the river in the early morning hours to watch the sunrise. You will quickly discover the sun makes the water sparkle and that it is a wonderful way to start your day. These are nine of the best things to do in Noosa for free, but you will find others when you are visiting. Simply begin with these on your list and then add the others as you discover them after you arrive!