Trying to think of somewhere to take the kids in the upcoming holidays or just wanting to run away for a few days, the sunshine coast may be just the place to go. Recently, I had the pleasure of spending a few days in Noosa discovering the delights of this picturesque and fashionable seaside town.

Noosa, once a timber and milling industry, started to attract tourists in the 1920’s who were longing for some seaside tranquillity. Nestled within a large reserve and ecosystem located approx. 130km north of Brisbane, Noosa is a hub of fashion boutiques, beautiful dining areas, relaxed beach lovers or avid bush walkers that set the scene for a perfect getaway.

One of my absolute passions is to be in the water whether it’s just for a swim, to catch a few waves or go snorkelling. Main Beach Noosa may not be the Great Barrier Reef, but there are plenty of fish and rocky outcrops to explore around the National Park headlands to keep any avid underwater fan entertained.

When planning your escape to Noosa you may decide to treat yourself and stay in the action centre of Hastings Street or check out the surrounding quieter areas of Noosaville. For me I choose to stay at the Mantra French Quarter just at the edge of hasting street. From here I was able to walk across the road to sample some delicious ice-cream from Massimo’s Gelateria, trek 100 meters to stand on the beach or wnoosa-escape-sunsetander up Hastings Street to grab a coffee or a bite to eat at one of the many cafes and restaurants.

There are many hidden treasures in Noosa and one such treasure is the Noosa River and Canal Cruises which takes you along and around the Noosa Sound during the day or at sunset. I chose the sunset cruise and for anyone who is feeling a little romantic or wishes to celebrate an anniversary there is nothing sweeter than cruising for a couple of hours sipping on a champagne and watching the colours change in the sky as the sun sets in front of you.

Great coffee, great food, picture perfect water ways and beaches, stunning views from the many walking tracks, pockets of rainforest to explore and wildlife to spot, who wouldn’t love to visit Noosa, suffice to say I will be going back as soon as I can and I hope that you to will be able to do the same.

Cheers, till next time