Postcard from Noosa, Australia

Updated: Oct 6

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It's one of Australia's most loved holiday destinations - for good reason. Noosa in Queensland, Australia, is home to some of the country's most unspoiled coastal landscapes, with forest-fringed beaches, tranquil rivers and even one of only two everglade systems in the world.

This postcard comes from Deb Caruso, editor of In Noosa and Hello Sunshine Magazines, who's called Noosa home for around 20 years. Deb leads us by the hand and give us a really thorough virtual tour of Noosa, sharing her deep knowledge of this beautiful region, gained from not just publishing magazines about it, but living it.

Deb tells us where to catch the best waves, and where to top up your all-over tan, as well giving us all her favourite, drinking, eating and sunset viewing spots.


You'll definitely want to have a listen yourself and takes some notes for future visits, especially all her eating and drinking recommmendations.


Some of Deb's tips include:



FACTS:

Noosa is:


  • Queensland’s first Biosphere Reserve under UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Program

  • Committed to the environment with almost 40% of the shire protected in national parks, conservation parks, state forests, lakes and systems as well as initiatives including "PlasticFree Noosa", ZEN (Zero Emissions Noosa) and 'Trees for Tourism.'

  • The 10th World Surfing Reserve with a 5km stretch of waves including 5 world class point breaks and 3 consistent beach breaks.

  • Home to one of only two everglades on earth and the only everglades you can swim in (the other is in Florida, USA and has alligators!). The Noosa Everglades are 60km long with more than 40% or Australia’s bird species and 65% of it is National Park.

  • Home to about 60,000 residents with around 2 million visitors every year.

  • A place of stunning beaches and lush, green hinterlands with beautiful mountains perfect for hiking.

  • Home to the Majestic Theatre, the world’s longest running silent movie theatre which is still in operation.

  • Home to the largest Slow Food community as part of the Slow Food global network.

  • Full of amazing local artists from painters to potters, sculptors to sketchers

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Tips


  • Live like a local and rise early and get to bed early

  • Visit the Noosa Farmer’s Market to experience locally grown foods and artisan creations

  • Book a tour of the plethora craft breweries and distilleries

  • Find where to eat and drink with Eat Local Noosa

  • Catch the free Go Noosa bus loop during school holidays

  • Cruise the river on the Noosa Ferry

  • Hire an electric bike to get around easier

  • Noosa country villages

  • Where you can be “King of the Mountain.”

  • Where to find the Fairy Pools

  • The best galleries for art lovers

Download and listen for much more.


Pic: Tourism Events QLD
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