12 Sep Splish, Splash holiday fun
It’s really no secret that you don’t need to be able to surf to get out onto the water in Noosa. Whether you love diving into the ocean or are more of a ‘keep your hair dry and your sunnies on’ kind of beach punter, activities abound for visitors around Laguna Bay.
If you can stand up on a surfboard, you’ll quickly understand why Noosa’s induction as a World Surfing Reserve is well deserved: the points are almost always working something, it just depends on whether you’ve brought along your long or short board. For those looking to give it a go for the first time, there are a number of great surf schools offering one-off to a suite of lessons with excellent instructors. Just want to belt about in the white water? Boogie boards are a great option for absolute beginners and for hire at a number of places along Hastings St; speak to Noosa Crest reception staff for their recommendations.
Stand Up Paddleboards are another great way of getting out on the water and don’t require anything more than a sense of adventure and the ability to stand up. The canals and river are made for easy cruising or if you’re feeling capable, head out into Laguna Bay for a bit of dolphin, stingray and even whale spotting.
Up for something a little more high speed? Down on the river there are plenty of jet ski hire places, and on a sunny day, cruising up and down the river over that crystal clear water is magical! For those with a crew of more than two, look into a hiring a party pontoon for the day. These are excellent value for a group, almost all come with a BBQ and esky on board and are easy to drive. Grab some rolls, your barbecued protein of choice, a few drinks and head out onto the river for what is easily one of the highlights of a weekend on the water. Park up on one of the sand bars and enjoy the water without the waves.
It doesn’t really matter which method you choose; Noosa’s beautiful waterways and beaches provide a wonderful playground for you next holiday or weekend away.