Are you looking for Noosa resorts for families and the top things to do with kids? We have put together the top 5 things to do in Noosa that’s easily accessible from our family friendly resort.
So, you can get excited about planning your family holiday to Noosa!
1. Unwind and play along the Noosa River
The Noosa River is a great part of Noosa to unwind, play and socialise. The Noosa River Pirate Playground is a kid’s paradise with six slides, rope climbing apparatus, three-person swing and a large, fenced wheelchair-accessible swing. It’s covered by sail shades to keep your little ones safe from the sun.
Free paddle board and kayak hire
The beautiful Noosa River is excellent for water activities. And lucky for you and your family, we have 3 stand-up paddle boards, 1 double kayak and 2 single kayaks. These are FREE for hire if you book your stay direct with us and for a small fee if you have booked through another company.
Take the kayaks or a boat to one of several sandbar islands around the Spit, where you can refresh yourselves in the calm waters, only accessible by boat or kayak. Navigating the calm waterways as a family is a fun way to take in the gorgeous natural sights.
2. Beach, beach, beach!
Noosa is renowned for its incredible beaches, so if your family loves the beach, then you’ll be spoilt for choice. Noosa Main Beach is so popular because the headland often provides shelter from the wind, so the calmer conditions are ideal for small children. It’s patrolled year-round, so you and your family will feel even more safe!
The beaches throughout the National Park are more secluded, but they can get stronger currents and some areas are rocky. So, these little bays are fab for a leisurely picnic and for stronger swimmers.
To enjoy long and uninterrupted sandy walks, follow the coast road south to discover Noosa’s Eastern beaches. Check out the quaint villages of Sunshine Beach and Peregian Beach for some food and playtime! Here you’ll find skate parks, playgrounds, kid-friendly restaurants and open spaces for family activities.
3. Running wild in the Noosa National Park
The Noosa National Park is an excellent place for the entire family to let off some steam. This stunning, protected headland can be reached by the boardwalk from Noosa beach. With multiple lookouts and beaches along the coastal track, break for a picnic, to take a dip or to spot sea turtles and dolphins! Keep your eyes peeled for the migrating humpback whales, which can often be seen from the lookouts between May and November.
Plenty of wildlife, including koalas and tropical birds call the 40 km² park home. There’re several trails that will guide you through the park and along the coastline, where it’s easy to embrace nature, so it’s a great activity to do more than once on your holiday.
4. Finding treasures at the markets
Who doesn’t love a market on holiday? Lucky for you there’s many Noosa markets throughout the Shire, but here’s two of the well-loved markets to get you started.
The renowned and original Eumundi Markets is the biggest and best arts and crafts market in Australia. You and your family will be dazzled by the all the original and fabulous delights on offer from talented locals. Get ready to dash around this expansive market, open-mouthed and excited at finding hand-made jewellery, unique fashion, distinctive art, gorgeous homeware and tonnes more.
Choose from a big range of mouth-watering locally produced food and drink stalls, so no one will go hungry, but it might take a while deciding what you want all want! Open EVERY Wed 8am – 2pm and Sat 7am – 2pm. From us it’s a 20-minute drive, or 40-minute bus ride away!
The Noosa Farmers Market is crammed full of lip-smacking breakfast and brunch options including potato cakes, buckwheat pancakes, bacon wraps, pastries, fresh smoothies and coffee. Catering for everyone, there’s gluten free and vegan options and a lot is organic. You’ll also find stalls with exotic food, organic fruit and veg and local hand-crafted souvenirs. Chill under covered seating areas and listen to some live music while you indulge yourselves!
It’s on every Sunday from 7am till 12pm, so either get there early to get first dibs, or come later and save some $$$ on the last of the produce.
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Free live music
Come and listen to free live music outside the Boathouse on Friday and Saturday late afternoon/early evenings most weekends! This brings together people of all ages from all walks of life to the Noosa River.
On the grassy verge, there’s families enjoying picnics on blankets with their kids, people with fish and chips on benches and others with fold up tables and chairs with bottles of wine and cheese platters. This is a fantastic family vibe!
Feeding fish in the Noosa River
Feed the fish for just $1 per bag from the dispenser outside the Boathouse, which is a fun budget friendly activity for the kids!
So, you can keep your kids entertained while you relax along the Noosa River shoreline!
Noosa resorts for families
Deciding on the best Noosa resorts for families? Noosa Place Resort is conveniently located walking distance, or just a short drive or bus ride away from all the top things to do with kids – yah!
Our family friendly, Noosa River accommodation has a great selection of fully self-contained 2-bedroom apartments. Each apartment is two-storeys and has one queen bed, two single beds, one bathroom and free WIFI and a smart TV.
Noosa resorts for families doesn’t get much better than having an amazing selection of facilities that are fun for adults and kids. Relax and play all year round in any of the three heated swimming pools; relax in one of the two heated spas; play some tennis like a pro in the full-size court and finish off your day with a family BBQ in our undercover entertaining area.
Happy family holidays!
Are you looking for the top things to do in Noosaville? Then look no further, as we’ve put together a great selection of activities and places to visit during your Noosa holidays!
Noosa River & Canal Cruises
Take in the immaculate Noosa River on a daytime or sunset cruise with Noosa River & Canal Cruises. You’ll cruise the river downstream from Noosaville to Noosa Heads and explore the beautiful hidden waterways of the Noosa Sound Canals. You’ll also cruise through Woods Bay and out towards the river entrance before entering Weyba Creek.
You can BYO food and drinks and catering is available with notice. This is the ideal activity for groups of friends and family gatherings, or for functions and celebrations. Cruises last from 1 to 2.5 hours.
The Noosa Spa
The Noosa Spa is Noosa’s original custom-built day spa offering the ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation. You’ll enjoy a boutique spa experience that melts away any tension and leaves you feeling calm. Their long-term team of highly trained professionals will cater to your every need and offer one of the most extensive treatment options on the Sunshine Coast. Choose from customisable massages, facials and body treatments.
They use beautiful Waterlily products that use the purest Aromaceuticals and Phytonutrients to create a performance driven sensory journey. Sound heavenly or what?
Boiling pot Brewing Co
Boiling Pot Brewing Co was founded with the intent to develop beers that pair best with the idyllic sub-tropical climate. They make beers that you can drink at your own pace, no matter the season – sounds good! The boiling pot brewery was inspired by the explosion in craft brew creativity, experimentation and innovation happening around the world.
Founded by Noosa local John Scott Madill, the Boiling Pot brewery looks after the locals and visitors who want to stop by for lunch, a beer or two, or to pick up some of their locally designed tinnies. They brew their beer out the back of their tap room, so you can get it straight from the source!
Enjoy the spectacular Noosa sunset from one of the best vantage points at the Noosa Boathouse. Floating just offshore in a perfect waterfront location on the Noosa River, the Noosa Boathouse is a well-loved bistro, bar and events destination! So, be a part of the relaxed Noosa lifestyle.
The award-winning bistro is one of the most well-known Noosaville restaurants and is home to Little Boaty coffee bar, and a fish & chips takeaway window on the front deck. The bistro is on the ground level, the River Room function space on the middle level and you guessed it, the Sunset Bar on the top deck.
Enjoy local produce that embraces fresh local seafood, quality beef and locally harvested produce. Our lovely Noosa Place Resort guests can also enjoy 10% off food or get a free ferry ride from Hasting Street when dining at Noosa Boathouse – yah!
Belmondos Organic Market and Yukti Botanicals
Delight yourself in an organic wonderland at Belmondos Organic Market, which is home to the Tanglewood Organic Sourdough Bakery, Noosa Cleanse, Clandestino Roasters Specialty Coffee, Deli, organic pantry and bulk foods, and the cheapest organic fresh produce on the Sunshine Coast.
Yukti Botanicals is located within Belmondos Organic Market and specialises in Ayurveda. Treat yourself to a full Ayurvedic health consultation, traditional massage, or facial and body wrap in their day spa. They also mix a complete range of certified organic, Ayurvedic formulas onsite and stock a range of natural medicine. Check out their handpicked range of skincare, makeup and personal care with a strong focus on local brands.
Noosa Hills Par 3 Golf Course
Fancy a day of golf set with a stunning environment? Then take a look at Noosa Hills Par 3 Golf Course which features 36 holes of varying lengths, set within 74 acres of beautiful bushland that’s home to kangaroos and other native wildlife. This peaceful setting is sure to transport you away from everyday life.
Mix with locals and visitors with the down-to-earth, positive and energetic staff. Then finish your game with a cold one and a chat in the clubhouse. Anyone can play any day, anytime and no bookings are required!
Stay in Noosa River accommodation in Noosaville
Now you know about some of the top things to do in Noosaville, it’s time to decide where to stay! We are conveniently located walking distance, or just a short drive or bus ride away from all the places listed.
Our family friendly, Noosa River accommodation has a great selection of fully self-contained 2-bedroom apartments. Our resort is set within fresh, tropical gardens where you can have fun in one of three heated swimming pools; relax in one of the heated spas; play a spot of tennis and have a slap-up BBQ.
We are moments from Gympie Terrace, which has a fabulous selection of restaurants, bars, cafés and boutiques. You can also start many exploratory day trips from here to the Noosa Everglades or Fraser Island.
If you book direct on our website or by phone, you’ll get free use of our stand-up paddle boards and kayaks during your stay! We have 3 stand-up paddle boards, 1 double kayak and 2 single kayaks. They are available for hire for a small fee if you have booked through another company.
We can’t wait to welcome you to Noosaville!