Most people think that there are only two activities you can do in Noosa, tan your front and tan your back. But that couldn't be more wrong! Not only are there heaps of really cool things to do in Noosa it's also very cheap!
So here's my list of 20 things to do in Noosa under $20, I call it my 20 under 20 - enjoy!
1 Noosa National Park walk - This point actually gives you at least 5 things to do as there are 5 different tracks through this very famous National Park. I would really recommend taking a picnic lunch and doing the coastal track where you can stop for a swim as well as the possible sighting of dolphins, koalas and whales, and all of this for free!
2 Koala / Dolphin Spotting – Walk through the National Park and see how many Koalas you can spot! With areas like “Dolphin Point” you are bound to see loads of dolphins too! Entry to the National park is totally free.
3 Surfing - Surfing can be a load of fun but unfortunately it can be out of our small backpackers budget sometimes. So for a bit of fun in the sun grab a body board for free from the reception desk at Nomads Noosa.
4 Lookout! No it's not a warning! The Noosa lookout walk is amazing especially at sunset. You can observe all of Noosa bay from one point!
5 BBQ - grab some friends, grab some food and head down to the Noosa River or Noosa woods for a BBQ! Most bbq's in Noosa are free, but some are for a small fee, or come to our free sausage sizzle on a Sunday night at 6pm at Nomads Noosa. Cost FREE - $3
6 Bike ride - Grab a bike and ride along the river, or venture further afield! Cost - $15 for the whole day.
7 Ferry - Seeing Noosa is great, seeing Noosa along the river system is amazing! For $22.50 you can do an unlimited day pass but trips start from only $5. (The Noosa Ferry converts to a very cool sunset ferry at night. BYO booze and they'll even supply glasses and ice! Lush! Take a trip through the River along the Noosa Woods and Noosa Sound as the sun goes down. Cost $22.50)
8 Farmers Market - Every Sunday at the AFL ground is the Noosa Farmers Market. Loads of fresh produce, yummy breads and delish sweets, the farmers markets are great! Plus you're supporting our local farmers, what could be better!
9 Eumundi Markets - Talking of markets, one you cannot miss out on whilst in Australia are The Eumundi Markets which are on every Wednesday (8am - 1.30pm) & Saturday (7 am - 2pm) in Eumundi. Take the bus 631 from Noosa.
10 Noosa River – Grab a towel and chill out on the river. If you're a fitness buff there is also FREE exercise equipment. The river is also a great place to watch a sunrise.
11 Hasting Street - Have a walk on this beautiful main street of Noosa where you can find plenty of restaurants, stores and live music during the afternoon. You could also enjoy a smoothie or an ice cream! The price varies according to your greed ;)
12 Mangrove walk - Near Aldi supermarket is a walk where if you keep an eye out you will see tonnes of animals and maybe even a turtle and it's free!
13 Go Fishing – Pop down to the shops and grab some fishing gear and catch yourself some dinner! A hand reel from Big W or Target Country doesn't cost a lot.
14 Beach volleyball - grab a ball and have a punt. Nomads Noosa has its own Beach volleyball court on site or alternatively you can head down the Main beach for a game, it's a great way to make new friends, get some exercise and enjoy the lovely Noosa beach all for nothing!
15 Live music - Nothing like having a nice cold beer and listening to some tunes! Nomads Noosa and KB's bar and restaurant have live music every Wednesday and Sunday night. DJ Luke Jons on Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday night. DJ Linamix and open mic on Thursday night . Cost - entertainment is FREE (alcohol has to be paid for but you can have a few beers for under $20!)
16 Movies – If, like me you are itching to see a new release, Noosa has a local cinema that is super dooper comfy! Grab your ticket for $15.50 or on a Tuesday $10.50 (extra discounts for students apply and surcharge applies to 3d movies) and don't forget the popcorn!
17 The Beach - We're lucky to have 2 amazing beaches to choose from, the Noosa main beach and Sunshine Beach. Cost - the price of an icecream!
18 Open Air Concert - Peregian originals. Come with some friends to enjoy the open air concert held on the second Sunday of every month on Peregian Beach Park between 1 and 5 pm! Cost - a few beers!
19 Fish and chips on the beach - Grab some friends together and grab some fish and chips down on the beach or the river. The great thing about Noosa is the Fish is fresh and cheap too, and there is definitely no shortage of fish and chip shops!!! Cost - Couple of bucks!
20 Eat! - Everybody likes to get into some munchies and Noosa is home to some of the cheapest, freshest and tastiest food in Australia. And if you're staying at Nomads Noosa (actually even if you're not), every night at KB's Bar and Restaurant you can get yourself a $6 – $10 meal between 6 and 8.30pm.