Travel Guide: Noosa Heads

Noosa Heads is a coastal town in the Queensland state of Australia. It is around 140 kilometres from Brisbane city, the capital of Queensland, and is one of the most beautiful towns in Australia. It is a sleepy town with breathtaking views of the coast.  

The nearest airport from Noosa Heads is Sunshine Coast. Sunshine Coast airport is about 30 minutes (by road) from Noosa Heads.


Noosa Heads is popular tourist attraction for its pristine beaches and wildlife. It has a huge population of koalas and are seen in and around the Noosa National Park.

The main street is the Hastings Street that lies directly behind the seashore. It has plenty of restaurants and cafes.


Tip: The backpacker accommodation – YHA Noosa Heads is one of the best options to stay for budgeted travelers like me, as it is very close to the main street.

On day 1, my friend and I explored the Australia Zoo, which is famous for the well known Australian nature expert and television personality – Steve Irwin.

My friend’s manager had suggested some restaurants at Noosa. We tried one of them which was Locale for dinner. And I must say that I enjoyed every single food item I tried. It was a bliss to the taste buds.

Tip: Don’t miss out on Fiore Di Zucchine, they were heaven – totally.

On day 2, we started the day by hiking in the Noosa National Park.

Tip: Make sure to look up at the branches of the trees, you may spot a koala.

The coastal walk in the Noosa National park is a must do. The walk is along the picturesque and pretty beaches.


For lunch, we had Yum Cha at Gaston Noosa on Hastings Street.

Tip: Definitely try the Corn fritters. They have a twist of chilli caramel and they are delicious.

In the evening, we took the sunset cruise with Whale One cruises. It was two hours cruise on the Noosa river during the sunset. This is a great way to spend the evening.


Tip: Even on hot warm days, make sure you carry a thin jumper as it could get windy and chilly in the evening after the sun sets.

A food guide to Noosa Heads

All I did in Noosa Heads was to eat and drink. The restaurants and bars along the beach were absolutely amazing. And the food was even more amazing. I was there with my friend about 3 years ago (yes, this post is a long time pending post) and I really enjoyed the various restaurants that we tried at Noosa Heads. So, here is the list of restaurants that we tried for the two days we were there.


Locale is one restaurant where I enjoyed every single dish I tried. I loved everything about this restaurant. The food was very delicious and was a bliss. The service was great and the ambiance and the vibes were amazing.

Definitely try their Fiore Di Zucchine! That is one dish I can never forget.

  • Address: 62 Hastings Street

Gaston Noosa on Hastings Street

The location of Gaston Noosa is amazing. It is just few minutes from the beach.

Corn fritters was something to die for. They have a chilli caramel twist and they are absolutely mind blowing.

  • Address: 2 Hastings Street

Aromas Noosa Cafe

Aromas Noosa Cafe is great for breakfast and brunch. It is a French style cafe with cane back chairs. We tried the delicious poached eggs with hash browns and mushrooms.

  • Address: 32 Hastings Street

Bistro C

Just on the beach, Bistro C offers great views with delicious food. It serves Australian cuisine. It is definitely a most relaxed and stylish restaurant I visited. I tried their big brekky and the pan cakes and both were awesome.

  • Address: 49 Hastings Street


I thoroughly enjoyed trying out different cuisines and food in Noosa.

All the opinions written is this post are solely my opinions and are unbiased.


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