A few weeks ago, Sami had 5 days in a row off work so we decided to make the most out of it and head up to Noosa. Noosa is a small beach town located about 2 hours north of Brisbane. Luckily for us Brisbane’s public transit could get us right into town for about 20 dollars each.
We decided to book 3 nights at the YHA in Noosa (Halse Lodge) – which was about a 2 minute walk to the main beach.
We left at 9am and arrived at noon. Our room wasn’t ready until about 1PM, so we went and hung out at the main beach for the afternoon.
We started our second day in Noosa with a hike around the national park which is about 5 minutes east of the main beach. The view was amazing. The park had about 5 different tracks. Our favourite was the coastline trail. It had beautiful views of Noosa and a few more private beaches to hang out at.
There were awesome views all along the track. It followed the cliff, passed 2 beaches and a bunch of secluded areas.
After walking for about 30 minutes we made it up to Hell`s Gate, which is a point where you can see whales, dolphins and turtles depending on the time of year.
We did get to see some sea turtles bobbing up for air every once in a while!
After a few minutes of hanging out there Sami managed to get an awesome video of one of the turtles popping up for air. You can see that HERE.
We continued on to Alexandria Beach which was a nudist beach in the middle of the national park.
The waves here were very big and there were a few surfers out in the middle braving the ocean.
Next we wandered along the end of the Coastal track where we had a beautiful view of the waves coming in on Sunshine Beach.
After that we took one of the middle tracks back. It didn’t have quite the same view that the coastal track had, but it was a nice change of scenery and we had a chance of seeing some koala bears…we did not see any.
Overall we did a total of 4 hours of walking and covered over 10km of the park.
On our walk back to the hostel we got to see a pair of Lace Monitors (very big lizards) who were crawling along the base of the trees!
It was an exhausting day but totally worth the views!
Stay tuned for our next blog about our second day in Noosa!