Information for couples visiting Noosa
Lindy Photography: I moved to Noosa at the age of 7 and spent my childhood growing up along the banks of the Noosa River and playing on the sand of Noosa Main Beach and Noosa North Shore Beaches. Having been here for over 30 years I can offer solid information on our climate, the best places to stay, eat, explore and enjoy.
Noosa Tourist Information
I have created this page to assist Brides and Grooms plan a Noosa Wedding. I have included tips on our weather including average rainfall, detailed information about our local beaches including Noosa main beach, Sunshine Beach, Sunrise Beach, Peregian Beach as well as tide times for these areas and also the Noosa river. There are things to do and places to visit while you are in Noosa and a link to Noosa council to apply for permits for the locations that you wish to hold your wedding ceremony and lots of other useful information!
Noosa Water Temperature
Noosa's average water temperatures ranges from a cool 19 degrees Celsius in winter to around 25 degrees Celsius in summer. There is nothing better than diving into the water on a hot summers day.
In Australia our seasons fall in the following months. Summer: December through to February Autumn: March through to May Winter: June through to August Spring: September through to November.
Most of the temperature charts will tell you that in summer we average temperatures of around 27 degrees. In reality this is really closer to 30+. It's hot and humid but we are surrounded by water with rivers and beaches to cool off in and most places offer air conditioning. It's also not unusual for a late afternoon storm to sweep through bringing lightning, thunder and rain which usually drops temps be a few degrees.
All About Noosa
Noosa is growing at a rapid rate because of it's perfect location, beautiful beaches and countryside and all of the activities and things to do in the local area. Noosa is classed as one of the very best vacation places for Australian and International tourists and it's also a well known for professional surfers. Noosa has a population of around 50,000 people, but millions of tourists come to enjoy our wonderful beaches that are rated as some of the best in the world. One of the great things about the Sunshine Coast is that even though it relies a lot on tourism, it provides affordable vacations for everybody regardless of your budget, from campers to luxury lovers. There are so many places to choose for your accommodation from camping grounds and backpackers hostels to 5 star beach front resorts. The most famous suburbs of the district are the Noosa Heads, the Sunrise Beach, the Sunshine Beach, the Castaways Beach, the Noosaville and the Tewantin. Also belonging to the district are the Great Sandy National park, the Noosa National Park, the North Shore, the Peregian Beach and the Boreen Point. For further information go to: www.surfnoosa.com.au/noosa.php
Noosa beaches are very well known all over the world for being great beaches for surfing and we have a massive surf culture here. Our beaches here include Noosa Main Beach, Sunshine Beach, Sunrise Beach, Peregian Beach, Marcus Beach, Castaways Beach, Coolum Beach and extend onto the beaches from Alexandria Bay, Granite Bay and Tea Tree Bay and the First Point and Johnsons beaches from Noosa Head. Some of these beaches are awesome for surfing while others are great for swimming. Some are North facing and some are East facing so there is always somewhere to go to get out of the wind. All of our beaches and rivers offer nice places to walk along the shore, through the National Park and along the river. Some of the beaches have parking although this can be quiet congested during the busier months. Patience is required or you might be better off parking a little further away and catching one of the many busses that drop at the start of Hasting Street. We have showers, and telephones facilities and some of our beaches are even dog friendly. Please be pet responsible and make sure to bring along doggy bags and place in the bins provided. Swimming is not usually recommended in unsupervised areas. There are a number of cafes, restaurants and even shops in these areas overlooking the beach. For further information go to: www.surfnoosa.com.au
Noosa Visitor information
Noosa Visitor Information Centre
Welcome to Noosa where you can discover Noosa’s natural environment! Here you can watch whales pass as they make their yearly voyage, watch dolphins frolic in the surf, enjoy our pristine beaches with golden sand, explore our the dramatic hinterland landscape with views over the hinterland and ocean, and visit the world’s largest sand island, Frazer Island.
Why not have an outdoor adventure - walk, dive, paddle, ride or cycle through Noosa’s coastal and hinterland landscapes. Lots of people are trying stand up paddle boarding and even wind surfing. You can even learn to surf with one of Noosa's surfing schools.
Are you a foodie? Then sample the extraordinary breadth of the Noosa gourmet scene. Attend a cooking course, experience local produce at farmers’ markets or book a table with a view at a Noosa restaurant. We even have world famous cooks with restaurants in town such as Peter Kurivita. Try dining at the following: Sails Restaurant, Bistro C, Belmondos Restaurant, Seasons Restaurant, Riva, Ricky's Riverfront Restaurant, Cafe Le Monde, Miss Moneypennys Cocktail Bar and Restaurant, 10 Hastings Street, Riverhouse Restaurant, Coconut Grove Bar and Bistro, Zachary's Pizzas, Sierra Cafe, Magic of India and one of my favourites IS Tapas Bar at Noosaville.
Indulge yourself in Noosa or seek out a romantic getaway. Dine out, spend an idle hour in a café, enjoy some of the best coffee you are ever likely to experience, take a twilight gondola ride, shop in style or pamper yourself with a day spa treatment or with a relaxing massage.
If you love coffee as much as I do you might want to try the following cafes: Twig and grace at Cooroy, Belmondo's at Noosaville, Gibson's at Noosaville, The Doonan Cafe, Little Cove Coffee, Sirocco Noosa, Bistro C, Aromas, Cafe Le Monde, Sails Restaurant.
Whatever experience you choose, rest assured that there’s more in store for your next Noosa visit.
Visit www.visitnoosa.com.au for Noosa Accommodation and Tours.
Noosa Weather Map
For current weather for Noosa and the Sunshine Coast "CLICK HERE"
Noosa Tide Times
Planning a beach wedding? Check the tide times first. www.tide-times.com.au/localtime_QLD/Sunshine_Coast/Other/Noosa_Head.html
Noosa Temperatures and Rain Fall
Our Summer temps range from 20 to 27 degree (68 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit)
Our Winter temperatures range from an average of 13 to 20 degrees Celsius (55 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit) - it's no wonder the Sunshine Coast is Australia's favourite playground. Note:
- Average temperatures are in c. Rainfall amounts are in millimetres. 25 millimeters is approximately equal to 1 inch.
- A rainy day is counted if rainfall exceeds 0.2mm.
Things to do in Noosa
Noosa is a place that caters to everybody regardless of budget or lifestyle. There is a range of accommodation available from motels to stunning-view apartments to luxury resorts and the beautiful scenery adds to the splendor of Noosa. But suitable accommodation and stunning surroundings aren't the only things that Noosa has to offer. The wide range of activities at hand varies from simple enjoyments such as fishing, going to the markets and surfing to outrageous fun like camel riding and 4WD eco system tours. There are many things to do at Noosa that will satisfy every one of its visitors.
For all your accommodation needs in noosa, Check out our bookings page Noosa accommodation
Sunset times for Noosa
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Noosa Council Wedding Permits
If you wish to have your wedding along Noosa's beautiful beaches you will be required to register with the council and obtain a permit. www.noosa.qld.gov.au/
Noosa Visitor Information
Noosa is called the Lifestyle Capital of Australia. It is the most northerly and most renowned holiday destination and fast becoming one of the most popular wedding photography locations on the Sunshine Coast. Noosa's famous Hastings Street tempts visitors with cosmopolitan restaurants, chic sidewalk cafés and speciality designer boutiques, servicing the numerous luxury resorts and family holiday beachfront apartments. Unlike the Gold Coast, all developments here are low-rise, so much of Noosa's attraction is its natural beauty and relaxed informal atmosphere.
Visitors to Noosa have the choice of lazing on the beach, sailing, sailboarding, swimming, strolling along the scenic shoreline or fishing – either in the ocean or the clear waters of the Noosa River. For nature-lovers, the main attraction of Noosa is the nearness of Noosa National Park, the Teewah coloured sands and the natural wonderland of the Noosa Everglades in the Cooloola National Park.
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