What to do
Always wanted to attempt a headstand on the water? Sunshine Coast yoga teacher Kat Harding offers yoga classes along Noosa’s Little Cove – with a difference. Rather than the now done-to-death beachside yoga, Harding’s lessons takes place on the river itself, adrift your own paddle board (from $35 including board hire). Both paddle board experts and newcomers are welcome – Harding happily provides basic instructions on how to control the board. To boot, if you fall whilst attempting a particularly difficult one-handed downward dog it won’t hurt.
No visit to Noosa is complete without a walk in the Noosa National Park. There’s something for everyone here: from hardened hikers to casual strollers. Wander along the Coastal Track for epic views and make sure to take the paths down to the many tucked away beaches, favoured by surfers. Look out for the animals – including koalas and dolphins – you might see along the way.
For most visitors to Noosa, the beach itself is the main attraction. Learn how to ride the waves with Noosa Surf Lessons (classes start from $65) or watch the pros at the Noosa Festival of Surfing held next year in March. Alternatively, jetski or kayak along Noosa River and drop into one of the gorgeous riverside cafes at Noosaville for a post-water flat white. If staying dry whilst marvelling at the ocean’s wonders is more your thing then take a trip down to Sea Life Sunshine Coast aquarium at Mooloolaba, a 40-minute drive away.