Noosa North Shore

Across the river from Noosa Heads and Noosaville is Noosa North Shore - a long stretch of white sand, dunes and beautiful coastline, and the gateway to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island and Great Sandy National Park. The quick and convenient Noosa North Shore Car Ferry operates 7 days a week from Tewantin to take you to Noosa North Shore which showcases the region's unspoilt nature to perfection - vehicle permits required, please see below for details.

Things to do

Things to do

Find your own spot along the long stretch of beach to relax, or for the more energetic, why not try horse riding, four wheel driving, swimming, fishing and surfing? Refuel at the local family-friendly restaurant.

Go kayaking on the unspoilt Lake Cooroibah or see the wonderful array of native wildlife including kangaroos and birds. Noosa North Shore has various accommodation options, so it’s a great day out or a perfect place to chill out longer.

Drive along the beach past Teewah and the Coloured Sands, all the way to Rainbow Beach, Double Island Point and on to the Fraser Island vehicular ferry. Vehicle permits are required to drive along the beach and on some inland tracks on Noosa North Shore in the Cooloola Recreation Area, and to camp - PLEASE CLICK HERE to purchase your permit online.

Permits are also required to drive and camp on Fraser Island - PLEASE CLICK HERE to purchase your Fraser Island permit online.

Getting There

Take the Noosa North Shore Car Ferry from the end of Moorindil Street, Tewantin – it’s a short, 2-minute trip across the river. Some parts of Noosa North Shore are accessible by all vehicles, although 4WD is needed to travel along the beach. Vehicle permits are required to drive along the beach and on some inland tracks - please see details above.

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Highlights

  • Join a guided or tag-along four-wheel-drive tour, or hire a 4WD and discover the North Shore and on to Fraser Island
  • Try some beach fishing or walk the seemingly endless white sands
  • Try horse-riding along the beach
  • Enjoy a meal at a great family restaurant
  • Go camping (permits required - please see above)
  • See the Coloured Sands

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Walk and cruise Noosa in winter

Walk and cruise Noosa in winter

Liz Bond

​Marco! … Polo! Usually the sound of summer in Australia. I’m overlooking the pool at Mantra French Quarter Noosa with a glass of Lanson in hand and it is supposedly winter. Don’t tell the kids. Perhaps winter never comes to Noosa...

Close encounters with whales

Close encounters with whales

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Just how close to a humpback whale would you feel comfortable being? Watching the majesty of humpbacks as they travel through the warm waters off Noosa on their annual migration north is an unforgettable sight – their playful tail slaps, breaches, sprays and fin ‘waves’ seem even more incredible when you consider their size … around 15m in length and weighing more than 35 tonnes!

See what you've been missing

See what you've been missing

Kinga Atkinson - AWOL FAMILY

See the best views of Noosa from Mt Tinbeerwah, four-wheel-drive past Noosa’s ‘coloured sands’ along Noosa North Shore or glamp it up in a ‘Luxury Teepee Tent.’ Relax on the water at Lake Cootharaba or kayak through Australia’s only Everglades, and its football fields of water lilies. It’s time, to start your NEW Noosa adventure!

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