With so much to do in Noosa we wanted to make sure we made the most of our time whilst still being able to relax on the beach, potter around the shops and soak up the sun and beautiful setting.

After a day of settling in we headed out, water and sunscreen at the ready and joined countless others on the National Park hiking trail from Noosa Heads to Sunshine Beach. The track works it’s way along the coast for 10.8km (approx 4 hours return) and takes you past the Boiling Pot, Dolphin Point, Hells Gate and the Devils kitchen.

The walk is stunning and the views are beautiful. The track dips in-and-out of several bays and secluded golden beaches – one of which is Alexandria Bay, a nudist beach with a gay section!

While in Noosa we were brave enough to visit the nudist beach on a couple of occasions and I have to admit that the experience is exhilarating and very liberating. There’s nothing like splashing about in the sea naked or sunbathing in your birthday suit! Although, I have to admit to being a little terrified of the prospect having seen lots of jellyfish washed up on the beaches nearby!

Another of Noosa’s great assets is the Noosa Everglades, an amazing wetland and river system that is a great day out (post to follow)!

If you’re looking for some retail therapy, as well as the many boutique shops in Noosa, there’s the Eumundi Markets – Australia’s premier artisan markets – just a short bus ride from Noosa Heads. The market has hundreds of stalls selling anything and everything imaginable and the fresh produce and food stalls are full of yummy treats! We spent the day pottering around the market, eating, drinking and grabbing a bargain or two! I’d definitely recommend jumping on a bus and checking them out if you have the time!

Last-but-not-least we spent the day hopping on and off the local water taxi that runs from Noosa Heads to Noosa Marina passing by riverside, multi-million dollar properties as it bobs along the water. The houses in and around Noosa are stunning, especially Noosa Waters – a custom built residential estate made of a series of islands and waterways with spectacular properties, each with their own mooring!!

I loved our time in Noosa and there was plenty to do and see. It’s easy to see why it’s the playground of the rich and famous and I only hope that one day I’ll be able to joint them in my holiday home by the sea!

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