Visit Noosa North Shore for unspoilt beaches, golden sands and forest wilderness

A five-minute journey across the Noosa River via the car ferry at Tewantin takes you to Noosa North Shore.
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It’s popular for camping, fishing, beach horseriding, surfing, four-wheel-driving and more (permits are required for most camping and driving). It’s also the gateway to the Cooloola Great Walk through the Great Sandy NP, and to K’gari-Fraser Island.

Unspoilt landscape abounds with quiet beaches, lakes and national parks. Discover ancient dunes, sparkling blue ocean, long stretches of white sandy beaches, and native wildlife, including kangaroos and birds. Try kayaking on Lake Cooroibah.

Guided and tag-along 4WD tours are available from Noosa Heads and Noosaville to Noosa North Shore. A bar and bistro with plenty of fun for the kids provides a great stop between the ferry landing and the beach. To avoid disappointment, don’t forget to contact Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service for vehicle access and camping permits before you head over.

WHY WE LOVE IT

Pristine landscape surrounds with beaches, lakes and National Park. Discover ancient sand dunes, sparkling blue ocean, miles of white sandy beaches and native wildlife including kangaroos and birds. Try kayaking on Lake Cooroibah.

Guided and tag-along four wheel drive tours are available from Noosa Heads and Noosaville to Noosa North Shore.

WHAT’S ON THE MENU

Go beach fishing and catch your own dinner!

A bar and bistro with plenty of fun for the kids is a great stop between the ferry landing and the beach.

OUR TIP

Don’t forget to contact the Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service for vehicle access and camping permits before you head over.

They also have information and updates on exploring spectacular beach and forest tracks and trails.

TEWANTIN

Follow the Noosa River a few minutes on from Noosaville to Tewantin, one of the Noosa area’s earliest settled towns. Catch the Noosa Ferry to Noosa Marina with its riverfront shops and restaurants or take a short walk to the main village.

Just up the road, Tewantin National Park has some of the Sunshine Coast’s best mountain bike trails, and the Mt Tinbeerwah lookout which is easy to access, has stunning coastal and hinterland views.

WHY WE LOVE IT HERE

Take a short riverside stroll to Tewantin village, stopping in at Noosa Regional Gallery which hosts local and touring exhibitions.

The vehicular ferry to Noosa North Shore, the Great Sandy National Park and K’gari – Fraser Island leaves from Tewantin, at the end of Moorindil Street.

WHAT’S ON THE MENU

Fresh bakery goods and great espresso will entice you in Tewantin. Noosa Marina’s eateries also serve up everything from fresh fish ‘n’ chips to local seafood, great coffee, modern Australian cuisine and ice-cream!

THE SHOPPING LIST

Homewares, galleries, spas, cafes and florists tempt in Tewantin.

Noosa Marina, right on the waterfront, has some wonderful boutiques and homewares stores, and hosts craft and produce markets each Sunday from 8am – 2pm.

A LITTLE KNOWN FACT

Makepeace Island, a luxury 25-acre heart-shaped island, is just upstream from Tewantin – and you can stay there!

Visit Noosa for more.