Is city life getting you down? The prospect of a long winter ahead chill you to your bones? Or do you just fancy a little rest and relaxation to recharge those near-spent batteries? It’s time for an escape to Noosa.

Whatever your preferred escape style, we’ve got you covered with our top suggestions for a long weekend road trip that won’t break the bank, doesn’t require a passport and is destined to deliver all your favoured activities when it comes to a weekend reprieve.

Rest and Relaxation

As any Noosa resident will be more than happy to explain, this is a region that takes relaxation to a new and sublime next level.

Come Friday afternoon, slip into something more comfortable and savour some cocktails on Hasting’s Street. Stroll the beach late Saturday morning and tuck into a surf club breakfast. Then treat yourself to the full relaxation experience at any number of upmarket day spas.

Now we’ve got those knots ironed out, sample some fine food at Sunshine Beach and spend Sunday curled up with a good book. You’ll feel a million miles from the stress of the real world, but you’re less than two hours from Brisbane.

Surf’s up

Right about now (and pretty much any time of year) Noosa is serving up its ever-dependable swell, so strap that surfboard to those roof racks and ready to hit the road.

If it’s not pumping at First Point, it will be at Sunshine, or alternatively, go stand-up on the river from our doorstep. Regardless of where your water-loving ways take you, the combination of nature and the pristine ocean is more than enough to satiate any salty dog’s soul.

Shopper’s Paradise

Have the credit card at the ready and some cold hard cash in reserve, Noosa might not be a mecca, but it’s got some serious retail credentials.

Luxury brands abound on Hasting’s Street, Noosa Junction and Gympie Terrace are all about boutiques, and if you’re looking for some artisan offerings, there’s no going past Eumundi. We’ve got a quick retail fast fact to add here, the Eumundi Markets each Saturday and Wednesday happen to be the biggest and best in Australia.

Meanwhile, if your credit limit extends past Saturday, there are further Sunday markets at Noosa Marina and perfect local produce on sale at the famous Farmer’s Markets.

Family Friendly

From the beach to the national park and the river, there’s plenty to keep the family entertained over a long weekend in Noosa.

Our top picks for family-focused activities include Noosa Main Beach any day and any season, the parks of Noosa River, a cruise on the Noosa Ferry, any number of family-friendly restaurants and some fauna-spotting adventures in the region’s plentiful national parks.

Oh, and you’re more than welcome to stay with us

Noosa Quays is a premium Noosa accommodation provider, offering deluxe apartments on the waterfront of Noosa Sound.

Located within easy reach of Hastings Street, Noosa River, the Noosa beaches and all the dining and activities on offer, it’s a destination that’s centrally located and easily reached.