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  Address To Sunshine Coast Airport
The Sunshine Coast Convention Centre 20 Minchinton Street, Caloundra, Queensland 4551 20km




Business Overview

Noosa has two hearts, one being Hastings Street - a bustling boulevard for holiday makers and the other located over Noosa Hill being the central business district, Noosa Junction. Here you'll find a full range of shopping and business facilities including most national banks and national supermarkets.

Distinctly low rise architecture pervades with Noosa's population sitting at just under 50,000. Europeans arrived throughout the 19th century to log the area, with the first timber cutters arriving circa 1865. In 1879 the Noosa Headland was declared a Town Reserve. This tract of green forest has remained untouched and is now one of Noosa's most important natural assets, Noosa National Park. A decade later the town began to develop, swiftly gaining popularity as a brief holiday destination as well as a picturesque place to live, and so acquired the ‘Mecca' status Noosa now enjoys.

See & Do

Noosa is from the Aboriginal word "Noothera" and means ‘shaded place' or ‘place of shadows' and boasts enchanting natural beauty, a cosmopolitan village of restaurants, boutiques, sidewalk restaurants...and just steps away, some of Australia's most revered beaches, rainforests, hinterland, everglades and lakes. Recently awarded Biosphere status, Noosa is focused on a sustainable future, where communities work together to build economies, knowledge and to ensure our natural environments are valued, cared for and conserved for future generations.

Fraser Island: Experience eco tourism at its finest. The world's largest sand island and Australia's 10th World Heritage listed site. Boasting an exceptional sand dune system as well as some of the cleanest freshwater lakes in the world.

Australia Zoo: Home of the 'Crocodile Hunter'.Your ultimate Australian wildlife experience starts here. Cuddle a Koala or watch crocodiles launch from the water's edge. Australia Zoo is the ultimate wildlife adventure.

Noosa Hinterland: Escape to the crisp air, breathtaking views and fascinating historic towns of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Amble your way through art galleries, country markets and award-winning restaurants.

Eumundi & Farmers Markets: Shop for artisans' unique creations, sample local flavours at the many food stalls, have your palm read, or indulge in a massage. Stock up on fresh food and growing tips from local producers at the farmer's market. And gourmets will love the Noosa Food Trail, where food and wine is served at cellar doors, farm gates and eateries.

Getting There

Most Australian capital cities have domestic flights into and out of Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) at Maroochydore, which is approximately a 30-minute drive south of Noosa Heads. Bus and taxi transfers are available from the airport and are timed with the incoming flights.

Brisbane International Airport (BNE) is Queensland's largest, with hundreds of flights departing and arriving daily. Airlines include Japan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines, Air France, British Airways and Qantas. Domestic airlines also fly here.  Both airports are easily accessible via hire car, limousine or organised transfers starting from $25 per person.

Visas are required to enter Australia. You are advised to consult your local Australian embassy for travel information, as regulations and requirements may change.

Getting Around

Once you're here there are many ways to get around. See Noosa from the water, on two wheels or four, or climb on a local bus and let someone else do the driving. If you're feeling more adventurous you can even charter an aircraft or helicopter.

Noosa is a well laid out, relatively level town with a variety of transport options for getting around the area. Local buses, rental cars, limo services, taxis and various environmentally friendly scooter or motorcycle hire companies are easily accessible. Noosa River, running through the residential precinct of the township hosts Noosa's very own ferry. Free holiday buses are also available at peak times through the year. However the town is blessed with walkways and bike tracks that snake through Noosa's village and provide an alternative to driving.

 

Essentials

Water: Tap water is safe to drink in Australia.

Safety: Australia has a low crime rate, but visitors should take routine safety precautions. Be aware of surroundings and events.

Health: There are no vaccinations required prior to visiting Australia.

Money: Australian Dollars (AUD) is the currency of Australia. All major international credit cards are widely accepted. Automatic Teller Machines (ATM's) are widely available.

Tipping: Tipping is becoming more common place and is expected if the service has been good.

Language: English is Noosa's official language