The beaches in Noosa are world class and when you don't fancy lazing about on one (unlikely) you can explore the surrounding rainforest and volcanic mountains, take a wander into Noosa National Park and find yourself an isolated beach for the afternoon. With beaches comes watersports and Noosa is an optimum location to get in on the action allowing visitors to explore Noosa and its everglades by water rather than your average, boring walking or bus tours. That's the thing about Noosa, you really cannot call it boring. Noosa's personality shines through its activities, atmosphere, surroundings and lifestyle and is loved by just about everyone who visits.

Noosa is one of those places that is very often advertised as a place to visit as there is a little piece of everything. In Noosa's case this is true - there really is a little piece of everything rather than very much of something but somehow Noosa still manages to entice you to visit and what it should advertise is that it is really quite difficult to think of any good reason to leave.

In short, Noosa is a wonderful sea-side paradise that is really rather random. There's a good reason why Noosa is a popular Queensland holiday destination.

Like most towns along the Queensland coast, Noosa boasts some pretty amazing beaches for backpackers to spend their days lazing on and for those who enjoy their surf, Noosa can help you out with that too offering a choice of top quality surf beaches including North Shore, Tee Tree Bay, Granite Bay and of course, Sunshine Beach (doesn't the name by itself make you want to go there).

Noosa Main Beach is the most popular but delivers everything that a beach should and the pedestrianised promenade of Hastings Street offers a complete range of cafes, bars and restaurants to pop to before strolling back to the beach. Alexandria Bay is the perfect beach for those backpackers keen to try out one of Australia's latest trends - no clothes beaches.

From Noosa Main Beach backpackers can access Noosa National Park - the other cool reason to visit Noosa. From the boardwalk alone you can potentially spot dolphins, whales and koala's. Noosa National Park protects beaches, hiking trails and importantly Lake Weyba and the everglades. Visitors to the National Park can hike through rainforest to remote beaches, kayak through the everglades, climb Mt Tinbeerwah and abseil back down, or kayak with the dolphins in the Pacific Ocean.

Activities are aplenty in Noosa including some popular new backpacker activities including learning to cook, perfecting your swing at one of Noosa's famous golf courses or taking a fishing tour. If this is all a bit samey for those of you who have been on the road for a while, then why not do something really random in Noosa. Either, hire a Harley and motorcycle your way around the area (is this not every man's dream?) or take a ride on a camel.

Now you can understand why Noosa is quite different to other destinations along the Queensland coast. On certain days you just want to take it easy and for the female's amongst us there are certain days when you just want to go shopping. In Noosa these days are Wednesday and Saturday when the Eumundi Markets are on. Noosa has plenty of other shops to look around but last time I checked Hugo Boss had no plans to launch a backpacker range so the markets may be better for the budget.

Then there is the good old fashioned sit and people watch. Quite possibly my favourite activity. Sit in the sun with a drink and play the game where you try and guess where people are from and what their jobs are just by looking at them. Think about spending your day on the beach intermittently diving into the ocean to cool off and at the end of the afternoon you walk up on to the promenade for a drink with that beach glow and vitamin D smile. Everything is just that much sexier when you are by a beach isn't it?

Well, this is essentially Noosa for you. Noosa is a cool, sexy beach destination where all you have to do is wake up and decide whether you will be active or relax that day. What is not to like about Noosa?

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