Noosa might be renowned for its laidback lifestyle, natural beauty and great food, but it’s not without a sense of adventure.

From fast-paced water action to scenic flights, here are five Noosa adventures you can’t afford to miss in 2020.

Speed boats

Feel the wind in your hair and the salt spray on your face as you take on the ocean blue in a 500hp speed boat.

The Noosa Thriller takes you from the calm waters of the river to the open ocean where fast-paced manoeuvres await. In a 1.5-hour adventure, enjoy 360-degree turns, figure eights, teardrops and wave jumps as part of a high-performance ride with Noosa main beach as your picturesque backdrop.

The Noosa Thriller departs from the Boathouse on Gympie Terrace and also has whale watching and dolphin safari tours available.

Kite surfing

If the need for speed includes a little aerial action, the region is also home to a burgeoning kite surfing culture where lessons are readily available.

From the beaches to the river mouth and lakes, there are a host of great kite surfing schools and a wealth of picturesque destinations that instructors draw on, with lessons suited to beginners right through to experienced kite surfing enthusiasts.

Skydiving

Take in Noosa from a whole new perspective courtesy of a sky diving adventure that sees you freefall then float towards its beauty from up to 15,000 feet.

A number of tour operators offer tandem skydiving adventures over the region as part of a truly exhilarating experience.

Abseiling and rock climbing

Mt Tinbeerwah is widely regarded as having some of the best views in the entire Noosa area, but why not step beyond your comfort zone, and abseil down the side of it?

Featuring a cliff face on one side, Mt Tinbeerwah is considered ideal for abseiling, with tour operators offering both daytime and sunset abseiling adventures.

If you want to up the ante a little in terms of a challenge, rock climbing is also available for both beginners and intermediates.

Scenic flights

Fancy an adventure that takes you to new heights? A host of tour operators offer scenic helicopter, seaplane and fixed wing flights over Noosa that take in everything from the Noosa River and beaches to the Hinterland and Glasshouse Mountains.

Including options like 20-minute plane flights and luxury Wine and Dine helicopter tours, scenic flights depart both Maroochydore airport and other locations, and offer a birds eye perspective of all the region has on offer.

About Noosa Quays

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.