Most of them centre around Hastings Street — racing the sun to devour an ice cream on the beachfront boardwalk, floating between the flags at Main Beach and watching the dolphins from a private perch at Little Cove.
But there’s another side of Noosa that should be on your radar.
Within a short stroll of the tourism epicentre, Noosaville is where the locals prefer to play — and there are plenty of reasons to make it the focus of your next holiday memory.
Not only is there more to explore, luxury waterfront accommodation is available at a fraction of the price of its beachfront equivalent.
That means you can stay twice as long — and you can spend most of that time in swimwear.
It’s all about the water at the close-as-it-gets Noosa Shores Resort.
The self-contained apartments boast priceless views of the Noosa Sound inlet and they’re spacious enough for families.
Perch your chin on the heated pool and watch yachts sail by, or get out among them on one of the free kayaks.
There are myriad ways to explore the endless aquatic expanse.
While you could sit back and enjoy one of the Noosa Ferry’s regular voyages, you will have to lift a finger — but only one — to try the latest mode of transport.
Jetty 17 Boat and Kayak Hire is the exclusive Australian hire service for a particularly decadent breed of funcat — a chaise-style lounge fitted with Esky and cupholders powered by duel electric engines.
From the recline position, rookie sailors can take advantage of the fingertip steering to manoeuvre the sheltered waters.
We overtake paddleboarders to explore islands seething with soldier crabs and sandbars staffed by seabirds, occasionally abandoning the sunbake setting for a cooling dip.
Source: Gold Coast Bulletin