The countdown is on to one of the biggest events on the national sporting calendar, with Noosa readying to embrace athletes and spectators alike for the annual Noosa Triathlon from November 1-5.

This year marks a special occasion for the five-day festival, with organisers celebrating 35 years of what has come to be known as the largest triathlon event in the globe.

And this home-grown triathlon isn’t just an event for the national and global sporting elite. It’s is a Multi Sport Festival celebrating fitness, health and fun, against the idyllic backdrop of picturesque Noosa.

So let’s lace up our running shoes and take a quick spin around the event that is the Noosa Triathlon.

The race

Featuring a 1.5km swim, 40km cycle and 10km run, the Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival attracts 8500 triathlon competitors for the Sunday event and 12,000 participants across the five-day festival. It’s classed as one of Australia’s premier sporting events, commanding international interest along with some of the biggest names in the triathlon sphere.

Participants can enter as individuals or in teams, but this has been the stomping ground for current and up -coming athletes since 1982.

And there’s far more to this sporting celebration than the flagship triathlon. Over the course of the festival there are a host of other events to enjoy for people of all ages.

These include a kids-only triathlon, a Breakfast Fun Run, golf tournament, ocean swim, and both men’s and women’s cycling to name just a few.

The ethos

The main event may boast some of some of the biggest names in sport and be backed by Ironman, but it’s a celebration that attracts far more than the sporting elite.

The entire event is dedicated to fitness, fun and healthy living, while showcasing the spectacular region of Noosa. Live entertainment, sun-filled days, stellar surf and superb sportsmanship are the order of every day throughout the festival.

Getting involved

So popular is this annual fixture on the triathlon calendar that individual race entries to this 35th anniversary event sold out in 48 hours, but there’s still a host of ways for people to get involved.

These include:

  • A Breakfast Fun Run
  • Run Swim Run event
  • The Superkidz and Special Triathlon on Saturday morning.
  • The Subaru Noosa Australian Open Criterium, and Asics Noosa Bolt on Saturday afternoon.
  • Legends Triathlon, attracting a premium field of sporting legends

Best spectator spots

There are plenty of vantage points to enjoy all the action, adrenaline and endurance of the triathlon.

You can catch the swim leg from the Lions Park at Noosa Heads, take in cycling from Noosa Parade, through Tewantin and beyond along Noosa-Cooroy Road. Meanwhile, the run traverses Noosa Parade and around to Weyba Road, and there will be road closures at varying times.

The Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival is one of the ultimate ways to experience the health-conscious, outdoor-loving lifestyle for which Noosa is renowned. It’s the opportunity to witness the true sporting elite, take part in a family-friendly event, or revel in the region’s beautiful surrounds.

You can learn more about all the activities on offer and further details of the event route at the official website.

Noosa Quays is located within short walking distance of all the action and excitement of the Noosa Triathlon.

A premium Noosa accommodation provider, it offers deluxe apartments on the waterfront at Noosa Sound. Located within easy reach of Hastings Street, Noosa River, the Noosa beaches and all the dining and activities on offer, it is centrally located and easily reached.


A race for the crown…

…for King of the Mountain

The Pomona King of the Mountain Festival is celebrating its 38th year of the ultimate physical endurance challenge. This year’s program offers a fun-filled, exciting day of family events that everyone can enjoy, ending in the most gruelling challenge yet, as competitors come from Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Rim and the UK to face off in the most ultimate challenge of endurance that Noosa has to offer: The Bendigo Bank international Mountain challenge. This is where competitors participate in a 4.2km race that begins on a steep, vertical, incline along the face of Mount Cooroora. As competitors make their way down the back of the mountain, the terrain the racers will face require the utmost strength, endurance, agility, and an immunity to fear. With a strong rivalry between Australia and New Zealand participants, the competition is guaranteed to be stiff and nothing short of a crowd pleaser, as they all compete for the title of “King of the Mountain.”

This festival of endurance is sure to excite with fabulous, fun-filled family activities that everyone can enjoy. This year’s program includes a 3k family fun run, Heritage Markets, The Primary School Relay, an entertaining game of Tug-O-War, a royal Prince & Princess race, an exciting skate park competition and jam session, pram push, and a fresh selection of live music, featured on the Pomona IGA stage. Also featured will be amusement park rides, side show alley, and a delicious food court area, sure to delight the taste-buds. This year’s festival will be held in the Noosa Hinterland town of Pomona and will convene July 24th, with the main race kicking off at 2:30 pm.

After a fun-filled active day spent discovering all that Noosa has to offer, Noosa Quays is the ultimate vacation accommodation. Offering a heated pool and children’s pool to soothe your mind, body and soul, our beachfront location overlooks the serene Noosa River. The private jetty offers a rejuvenating opportunity to travel the Noosa Waterways by Gondola, gently drifting into paradise. This resort accommodation has its very own serene and therapeutic tropical landscaped gardens, beautifully located on the sandy foreshore of the Noosa River offering refreshing, fragrant air and breathtaking views. For more information, visit our Noosa accommodation.

Soak up the sun…

…and get lost in the beauty of Noosa

Nestled along the Noosa River between Noosa Heads and Tewantin is the popular river community of Noosaville. As one of the fastest growing tourist hot spots in the region with so much to do, it’s easy to see why it’s a favourite for both locals and visitors.

Take a stroll through this lovely village and see all that Noosaville has to offer. Stop in one of the village’s many fine cafes and restaurants where you can sample exotic foods from around the world or get a taste of contemporary Australian cuisine. Peruse the many beautiful boutiques filled with colourful, one-of-a-kind pieces made by local designers.

A main attraction is the award winning foreshore parkland where you can take a leisurely stroll along the walkways. Take in the river views and natural surrounds or gather around a BBQ or picnic rug on the grass and relax with a glass of wine and a bite to eat. One of the most significant features of the Noosa region is the Noosa River, which over the years has been transformed from a vital economic highway to a playground for the water enthusiast and nature lover. It remains one of the most pristine waterways in Australia, admired by many for its scenic beauty.

Ready to explore Noosaville? Then check into Noosa Quays for a relaxing experience tailored to your every need. Located right on the Noosa Sound and equipped with its own private beach, Noosa Quays offers an accommodating experience that combines the charm, easy-goingness and beauty of Noosa.

Getting to Noosaville or Hastings Street from our apartments is easy and fun. Board the Noosa Ferry, or hire a boat and anchor it off our resort. If land transport is more your thing, we’re just a few minutes’ drive or a ten-minute stroll away from Noosa’s key areas.

Book your Noosa apartment and let your cares fade away, phone Glenn or Suzie on 07 5449 2699 or email