Travel to the world acclaimed Noosa region, see amazing views from scenic lookouts, enjoy 90 minutes’ free time in Hastings Street, board a ferry from Hastings Street along the Noosa River to Noosa Marina where you’ll enjoy an appetising two-course lunch at Pier11.
We combine the best of the culinary delights of the region, with the natural habitat and location, with stunning scenery, and amazing views to help you understand why Noosa is one of the most visited destinations in the country.
Pick up available from:
Caloundra, Golden Beach, Kings Beach, Moffat Beach, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Cotton Tree, Coolum, Twin Waters, Marcoola, Peregian Beach, Sunshine Beach, Noosa, Noosaville, Tewantin
Drop-off at accommodation approximately 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm
This Noosa in a Day Tour is a must to have on your itinerary, for sure. We stop at two scenic lookouts is Point Perry & Laguna Lookout. Point Perry is Coolum’s most famous vantage Point Perry is where you can linger over the ocean on a cliff-top boardwalk.
The second lookout we visit offers the ultimate panorama of Noosa which is a short drive from the bustling hub of Hastings Street and provides sweeping views that extend out as far as the mountains in the distance and across the Noosa River.
Next stop is Hastings Street where you will enjoy 90 minutes’ free time to explore Hastings Street and Noosa Main Beach. You will have plenty of time to grab a coffee or browse the many shops along Hastings Street or take a walk to Noosa National Park.
Noosa Main Beach is one of the few beaches along Australia’s coastline facing north and is the best option for families or those who are not confident in the surf, as it is protected by the headland, has gentle waves and is patrolled year-round by surf lifesavers.
After Hastings Street, you will take a ride on the Noosa Ferry up the Noosa River to Tewantin for an appetising two-course lunch on the river. The Noosa Ferry will allow you to enjoy the passing scenery in a laid-back manner, this is one of the many Sunshine Coast attractions for the camera! The ferry will pick you up at Hastings Street and take you on a ferry cruise along the Noosa River to Noosa Marina. You will get to see local wildlife, amazing scenery and views right over the water, and you’ll also get to check out the region from a different viewpoint.
If you’re a foodie, you’re in for a treat as the two-course lunch with a glass of wine or beer is at one of Noosa’s highly rated restaurants, Pier 11 – Bistro, Restaurant & Functions is spectacularly located at the Noosa Marina perched overlooking the Noosa River. The stylish and warm decor of the main restaurant offers diners a picturesque waterfront setting for all dining occasions. The River Lounge offers a great place to take in the endless river views and the natural surrounds. A waterfront setting unmatched in Noosa.
Noosa is one of the many jewels in the Sunshine Coast crown, and with stunning beaches, nature at every turn, and one of the most famous shopping streets in the region (Hastings Street), this is somewhere you simply have to visit. If you’re a lover of gastronomy, there are several top-quality restaurants in Noosa too, making it a foodie’s delight! Stuff yourself with delicious fare and walk it off along the main shopping street – go on, you know you want to!
The sunsets in Noosa are also some of the best around, in fact, they are rivalled by very few in the entire country. The Noosa National Park is home to an abundance of flora, fauna, and wildlife to explore, and the coastal path shows you some of it, with stunning views aplenty. Remember your camera for this one!
Within all of this, Noosa has that typically laid-back, surfer vibe that this part of Australia is so famously known for. Friendly, welcoming people are at every turn, and when it comes to showing you the best of Noosa, you’ll have a queue of people offering their services. Of course, your driver is also an expert in the area, and if you want to know anything, ask away!
Regardless of the month of the year, Noosa bathes in sunshine, and even when it’s apparently winter everywhere else, Noosa doesn’t know what that word means!
Put simply, Noosa should be on your ‘things to see and do on the Sunshine Coast’ list, and if you aren’t basing your entire vacation there, our half-day trip will show you a snapshot of this beautiful part of the coast. Of course, you might love it so much that you want to go back again, and in that case, why not?!
Tom and I very much enjoyed our Noosa in a Day tour today.
Geoff is a very competent driver and guide. He pointed out places of interest and gave us some local history as we went. At the stops we were given clear instructions and some pointers as to what to see.
It was a bonus having the four volunteers from Caloundra on board too. They took us to Bistro 2 on Hastings St where we had coffees with a view of the beach. Afterwards we went for a walk with them to see where the river joined the sea. The ferry ride was relaxing and the skipper was entertaining. Lunch at Pier 11 by the river was a highlight.
It was good to have time to walk along a path in Noosa National Park with views over the sea. The final stop and view from Laguna Lookout enabled us to get an overview of where we had spent the day.
In summary we never felt rushed and were fully informed. We will certainly recommend your company to other friends visiting the Sunshine Coast.
We intend returning to the Sunshine Coast again and will use your services.
Thanks Geoff for a really wonderful day. You really made it special by your kindness & helpfulness was was most appreciated.
Hey Geoff and Mark
Thanks, heaps for the wonderful tour yesterday. Really nice to enjoy a day out to see how well you guys do the business.
Yesterday we spent a lovely day with Geoff from Hinterland Tours on a typical sunny Winters day on the Sunshine Coast. First stop was a stroll down Hastings Street and a coffee followed by leisurely trip on the Noosa Ferry up the river to the Marina at Tewantin followed by a very enjoyable lunch & wine at Pier 11 overlooking the river. After a short stroll visiting all of the lovely shops at the Marina our next stop was past Little Cove and onto the National Park, where we took a short walk up to the first lookout for the superb view of Laguna Bay. Last stop of the day was to Laguna Lookout and a final view of where we had been during the day. A lovely trip home down the coast and back to Mooloolaba. All in all a very good day was had by all, we all returned knowing that we had spent a really nice and informative day. Geoff was indeed a very good host and the itinerary certainly gave us an excellent grasp of what Noosa has to offe. Ask Geoff about Ricks!!
TripAdvisor review: Noosa in a Day Tour Inc. Lunch
The best day out we have had for ages. So well planned. Lots of beautiful lookouts. Great river sail
followed by superior lunch in water front restaurant. Lots of time for Hasting Street and beach walk.Jeff
the tour guide was very knowledgeable. Flexible itinerary.