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  • Writer's pictureNarelle Donnellan

Good to Go Queensland

Updated: Jun 26, 2020

Yes it’s the statement our premier here in Qld is stating and promoting at the moment to build up the tourism industry again. So exciting that we have done so well here in Queensland that our stage 2 restrictions were lifted on 1st June instead of intended date of 12th June. Great news for Noosa and the tourism industry here as it has been a rush of bookings to get in for every weekend and now any night available to escape your own 4 walls and your town or city and come experience the beauty of Noosa once more. Now we are open again in Noosa I wanted to highlight some of the many things you can do on your visit here.

Laguna Lookout is one of my favourite overlooking all the waterways of Noosa you can either drive and park with a few metres to walk or if you are feeling extra fit you can walk up the flight of stairs and burn off that extra weight you have gained in isolation from Hastings Street.

Laguna Lookout - Viewland Drive, Noosa Heads

Of course you can not come to Noosa without visiting the Noosa National Park a major highlight of any stay. Their is so many tracks into the National Park you can take from even Sunshine Beach end if you can’t be bothered fighting to get that car park in Little Cove as the National Park carpark has been currently closed. Great news I hear it’s reopening tomorrow Saturday 13th June as always it’s jammed packed but always can try your luck. The most popular walk or run is the coastal track, it never fails, always so stunning love being able to look out for native animals up trees, down below and don’t forget out to the ocean for dolphins and whales. How good is it when the surf is pumping and everyone is running past with their board to jump off the rocks at Boiling Point. May I mention don't try it unless you are a experienced surfer and can jump at the perfect timing. Something I haven’t be able to do for a while with my kids anyway, being able to achieve the full walk to Hell’s Gate. Even if you don’t make it that far, pack your beach gear and make it to Tea Tree Bay a great surfing spot but also another sheltered beach for swimming, sunbaking and scrambling over the rocks if you prefer, I know my kids love it and try to make some rock stacks.

Noosa National Park - Park Road, Noosa Heads

Of course can’t talk about things to do in Noosa without the discussion of Noosa Main Beach also known as Laguna Bay the very few North facing beaches. As of tomorrow (Saturday 13th June) the lifesavers are putting up the red and yellow flags again making it even safer to know where to swim. They were always looking out for everyone in the tower but back to full patrol now thanks to restrictions lifting. I will never understand the madness of some restrictions that’s occurred but just glad to see things coming back to normal.

Noosa Main Beach - Hastings Street Noosa Heads

Staying the night here in Noosa and got more time to explore a different side of Noosa why not head along Gympie Terrace in Noosaville and take your pick out of the many boat hire places. Go on, hire a self drive boat easy to use with a steering wheel hire for a hour, will get you up the Noosa River and loop around the islands looking out at the amazing houses that you wish you could afford to buy but can’t. Or take the boat for a spin down the Noosa river towards Tewantin and you will make it to the North Shore barge crossing until you will need to turn back around before your hour is up. Stunning either way you pick. Don’t forget most hire places also give you fishing rods and bait even if you ain’t a fisherman still fun to cast in a line and look impressive in front of the kids.

Noosa River

Got kids on your trip then you definitely want to book yourself a unit at Ivory Palms Resort the best family resort in Noosa shire with 3 pools to lounge around, one being heated pool and spa to enjoy in these cooler months but kids don’t need heating when they see a pool you can’t stop them. Not only will the pools keep them entertained whilst you can veg out and relax on your mini or long break but also has a jumping pillow, games room, playground and tennis court to exert all their energy before heading back to Hastings Street for dinner. Remember with all the restrictions to book a head for that selected few tables on offer or just grab take away from Betty’s Burgers the kids will love you anything with chips in the menu.

Jumping Pillow - Ivory Palms Resort

Finally finally finally Noosa council has removed all the tape and signs blocking the most popular big playgrounds here just yesterday so now your kids get to enjoy the famous Pirate playground on Gympie Terrace, Noosaville or head south to Peregian Beach playground or into Cooroy for their playground. Seriously wait until I tell my kids we no longer have to travel 20 mins to the next council zoned area just to play they are going to be over the moon. Just taken a month since Qld allowed playgrounds to open, Yelp Noosa just being extra safe. All parents will get what I mean lock down we survived but not a minute longer.

Pirate Playground - Gympie Terrace Noosaville

Another favourite that is back open as of this week is the Eumundi Markets which is only 20 mins from Noosa open Wednesday and Saturday 7:30am-2pm. Go and support the locals selling anything and everything.

Eumundi Markets - 80 Memorial Drive Eumundi

All that said, now go and book into your preferred accommodation. If you are after a 1 bedroom unit check out my website as I have reopening special until end of July, sleeps up to 3 guests unless you have toddlers or bubs and of course can fit more.

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