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Destination highlights: Your Noosa surf getaway

Noosa is a world-famous surfing destination known for its expansive beaches and colourful bays. Noosa is not just one of Australia's most fashionable resort towns, but also home to the Noosa Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO-recognized area known for its biodiversity and an ideal destination for a surf trip in Australia. Enjoy crystalline waters fringed by subtropical rainforest before relaxing in this health-focused hub.

The designer boutiques, classy restaurants and canal-side villas of Noosa attract the beach-elite traveller, but the beach and bush are free, resulting in a healthy intermingling of urbane fashionistas and surf lifestyle.

Our Noosa surf getaways, both the 3 night experience and the 7 night tour are some of the most popular choices amongst our Australian destinations. Noosa’s stunning beaches, lakes, national parks, and lush hinterland offer an unbeatable experience for women who are looking to combine luxury with a surfing vacation.

There are plenty of variations in wave style and power in Noosa, from the punchy short-board wave of Main Beach to the longboarder’s dream of Little Cove.

While on tour, and always depending on conditions, we normally explore the surf breaks around the Caloundra area, where there is a great variety of waves for all levels and abilities. Some of the best spots include:

Noosa beach

Kings Beach

Kings Beach is the most protected surf beach in Queensland from northeast winds, being closest to Caloundra. During spring and much of summer, northeast winds make all other Sunshine Coast beaches choppy (not good for surfing), while at Kings Beach the waves are smooth and easy to ride.

Dicky Beach

Dicky is protected from southerly winds, but the waves can be short and dumpy (good for more experienced surfers) with the right sandbanks, small swell, and south or west winds conditions can also be excellent for beginners.

Happy Valley

There is no better place to learn to surf on the Sunshine Coast than here, especially in northerly winds. Since Happy Valley is unpatrolled, it is recommended that you do a lesson here with our instructor who has experience with the conditions. Beginner surfers of all ages can enjoy the long, gently rolling waves here.


In offshore westerly winds and with smaller swells, the conditions are good for beginners to intermediate surfers. At this location, there are fewer crowds than at the other beaches, and it's best during the winter months and early mornings throughout the year with a more gentle breaking beach break than at most areas of the coast. Ann Street Reef is also the location of advanced coaching sessions for competitive surfers.

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When we’re not surfing, you’ll have plenty of options to explore and make the most of your stay in Noosa. You can choose to join us in some of our planned activities or adventure on your own. Here are some suggestions for when we’re not catching waves:

Ladies boat cruise

Eumundi Markets

In 1979, there were 3 stalls and 8 shoppers at the first Original Eumundi Markets day. The Original Eumundi Markets are now known and loved all over Australia and overseas for their locally crafted treasures with more than 600 stalls to explore every year.

No matter what the weather, every Wednesday and Saturday Eumundi buzzes with business as visitors and locals visit to explore this amazing, one-of-a-kind market. If you have yet to visit The Original Eumundi Markets, join us and discover why they’re loved as Australia’s largest and best art, craft and food market.

Swim with Humpback Whales

Thousands of humpback whales pass Noosa from July to October each year on their yearly migration along the Australian coast from Antarctica. Join a whale watching tour and experience the rare opportunity to swim with these majestic animals in crystal-clear waters.

Sunset cruise

View the Sunshine Coast from the river and experience a spectacular sunset sailing across the Mooloolaba canals, listening to live music and enjoying the company of your new awesome surf buddies, With this special activity that is included in all our Noosa Experiences, there’s no better way to finish your surf getaway!

Noosa’s Foodie Scene

Surf Getaways Noosa breaks give you a chance to try some great food in Noosaville, a charming seaside town centred around the clear waters of the Noosa River, just a short drive from Noosa Heads. Sample the diverse food on offer at Noosaville’s restaurants.

Hike in the National Park

Noosa National Park is great for walks and swimming at secluded beaches with plenty of walking tracks. Many native animals live in the park and you can often see turtles and dolphins swimming along the coastline.

To top it all off, in all our tours a well-trained Surf Getaways Guide is on hand to coordinate and manage your experience, all you have to do is show up and relax. Join us today, choose between a 3 night tour or a 7 night tour for your visit to Noosa and discover why it’s such a popular destination whilst enjoying the finest things in life.


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