About an hour’s drive north of Brisbane, Noosa Heads — more commonly known as simply Noosa — makes a spectacular weekend trip from the city. This beachside town is especially known for Noosa National Park, featuring boardwalks along the ocean, fairy pools, and views of the river.
You also can’t go to Noosa without spending some time in the surf and sand; Noosa Main Beach and the more secluded Little Cove are paradise to a beach bum. Or if you’re more into freshwater, check out the Noosa Everglades, the only other everglades system in the world besides the one in south Florida.
And if you’re here for a more extended stay and need to go shopping, check out the Sunday Farmers Market or the famous Eumundi Market just a 20-minute drive from the town center.
Location: Noosa Heads QLD 4567, Australia