When the beauty of the beach takes your breath away and then you look up to see a furry friend in the trees, Noosa, ladies an gentlemen is an absolute dream!Continuing on with my Australian East Coast road trip, the next stop along the way was the beautiful and iconic Noosa. Known to most for it’s stunning beaches, laid back atmosphere and popular shopping streets but known to me as the most likely place on the east coast to spot a wild Koala!
The tales are true about the stunning beaches and if you have the time to take a wander further around the coastline to explore, the beaches are even more breath taking in my opinion. Noosa town has a very cool atmosphere with a number of fab fashion shops, trendy eateries and chic bars to spend the day working your way thorough and then the main beach is a fun hub for surfers and families to enjoy a day at the water with handy amenities close by.
For me though (as much as I loved the shopping) Noosa’s real gem is Dolphin Point and The National Park it’s located in.
Noosa was our fourth major stopover on our drive through the East Coast of Australia and the whole drive down from Cairns I was on the hunt for wild Koalas. Mems had been driving super slow to help me try and spot one and although we had seen countless warning signs on our drive, after 20 odd hours on the road we still hadn’t spotted one and I was gutted. So, on arrival in Noosa National Park, we asked the park wardens at the information desk if they knew of any koalas hanging out that day and they told us exactly where to look for them which was amazing.
There’s a number of sanctuaries and zoos in Australia where you can meet Koalas but I always make it a point to see wild animals in the actual wild where I can. So after hours and days of sticking my head out of the car window looking up at eucalyptus trees I was so excited to hear that the prospect of seeing one was literally just around the corner!
Exactly where the lovely park wardens had mentioned, there he/she was, snoozing metres high above the beach in pure Noosa napping bliss!
I can’t tell you how rewarding this moment was! I didn’t have a cuddle, I barely even saw their face for that matter but I had spotted a cute little koala in the wild and moments like this, to me, really are priceless!
So if you are traveling to Noosa at any point my biggest tip for you would be to travel up to the National Park (look out for signs to dolphin point) and simply ask in the information centre for guidance as to where the little guys are sleeping that day 😀
After spotting our cute cuddly friend we headed further round to Dolphin point, to take in the breathtaking view and try our luck at spotting some dolphins too. Sadly, it wasn’t the season for flipper but the view was incredible enough on it’s own!
You could spend hours walking your way around the coastline of Noosa, it’s such an incredible location, we loved it especially as were travelling through Australia in high season and Noosa’s main beach was packed! So instead we walked a little further down past dolphin point to find our own little slice of beach to relax at and go for a secluded swim.
I loved soaking in the sun whilst watching all the experienced surfers do their thing! We found some fab little rock pools to bath in too which allowed up to have a dip and a frolic in the sea without the worry of a jelly fish sting!
We literally spent the whole day rested up by the beach, it was great! Proving right that theory of working hard for life’s best moments, the main beaches are gorgeous in Noosa but if you trek out a little further, not only do you make friends along the way, you also find your own little slice of paradise!!
For those of you wanting to see more of Noosa there’s a little round up on my latest youtube video 🙂