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.


With the holiday season now behind us we thought we’d let you know what’s in store for Noosa in 2016.  We’ve been renovating our resort too and there’s never been a better time to visit!



…ten years of pure stoke

Hang Ten in Noosa – join us at the Noosa Festival of Surfing 5-12 March 2016!  The 25th annual Noosa Festival of Surfing promises “8 days of pure stoke” with more than 30 divisions including longboard, shortboard, finless, stand-up paddle boards, the crowd-pleasing dog surfing and body surfing for ages from under 15 to over 70.

Competitors and spectators alike make their way to Noosa from around the globe to compete in and watch one of the most popular events on the surfing calendar.  In addition to the perfect, peeling waves of First Point, the festival offers its own brand of entertainment.  The Festival “village” is right on the sand in front of the break – with licensed bar, great food, live music and nightly movies – it’s the perfect place to catch all the action, in and out of the water.


Discover new flavours…

…share a taste of Noosa

There’s so many reasons to visit Noosa in May.  Temperate climate, warm waters, relaxed atmosphere and a gastronomic celebration of all things food and wine.  The Noosa Food and Wine 2016 program celebrates great Australian food, wine and lifestyle with events taking place around Noosa, including on Noosa’s Main Beach, Noosa River and award winning restaurants.

More than 50 of our favourite chefs from around Australia will be cooking up a storm.  There will be a welcome party on Friday 20 May on Noosa Main Beach with the famous setting also hosting events on Sunday 22 May, including the Surfers versus Chefs Breakfast and the finale event, the Full Moon Asian Flavours Farewell.



The Noosa Ultimate Sports Festival…

…pack your active wear

The ultimate mix of swimming, running and cycling events against the backdrop of Noosa’s beautiful beach, river and hinterland is sure to get you motivated, even if it’s just a stroll on our boardwalk or breathtaking national park.

The festival has events to suit all ages and abilities.  Ocean swimming events kick off the festival with 3.8km, 2km, 1km and 500m distances.  There are two cycling distances – 160km and 85km which travel through the Noosa hinterland and coastal roads.  Run Noosa events take runners past beautiful river scenery and include a half marathon, a 10km run and a 5km fun run or leisurely walk with the family.  The Noosa Sport & Lifestyle Expo will be open both days in Festival Village, Noosa Heads Lions Park.


Sunshine for your soul…

…Noosa’s ‘long weekend’ festival of the arts

Why not head to Noosa for a winter escape and join the annual celebration of the arts from Friday July 15 to Sunday July 24, 2016.  Our version of a long-weekend – ten days and nights of arts, literature, forums, food and fun in intimate venues around Noosa.  Catch the best talent from Australia and around the world – hot entertainment to warm up your winter nights!





Liquid gold…

…sample your favourite bevvy

Mark Saturday August 27 on your calendar if you’ve got a thirst for the perfect brew.  Whether your tastes run to dry-hopped, bitter, classic, clean or darkly-complex the Noosa Craft Beer Festival at the Noosa Reef Hotel on the hill between Hastings Street and Noosa Junction is sure to have something to suit your palate.  Take you a journey around the world as you sip and sample some of the 80 beers, craft beers and ciders from more than 20 brewers.

Local, national and international brews will be available, with small and large breweries from around Australia descending on Noosa to put their best brews on show.  Join in the food and craft beer matching discussions and tastings, meet the brewers, drink their products and decide on your brew of choice.  An international food court will ensure no one goes hungry and live music and children’s fun will keep everyone entertained.  Entry is a gold coin donation, with proceeds donated to charities.


Classic lines…

…more than 250 cars

Billed as the most prestigious on the East Coast, The Noosa Classic Car Show rolls into town on Sunday October 2.  In its 28th year this celebration of motor transport features an impressive range including Australian and international classics and sports cars, iron and muscle cars, competition cars and family favourites.

More than $10 million worth of vehicles of all ages and makes will be on display at Lions Park in Noosa Heads, with a backdrop of the Noosa waterways and Hastings Street.  Food, drinks and shuttle bus will be available from Noosa Junction.  Marque of the year is Ford and this year will see some rare and famous cars including entries from the Bowden Collection.



The world’s biggest…

…and best right here in Noosa

From humble beginnings the Noosa Triathlon and Multi Sports Festival has grown to be the largest in the world. From October 26-30 Noosa turns it on for the best triathletes on the planet.  There’s an event for everyone at the Festival – a fusion of sport, entertainment and fun set to the backdrop of stunning Noosa’s nature.  Team, charity and festival event entries will be available with family, social and sporting activities for all ages and abilities.

Events include the Run Swim Run, Breakfast Fun Run along the beautiful Noosa coastal track and Main Beach, Tour de Noosa, Superkidz Triathlon, Noosa Special Triathlon, 5km Bolt and Noosa 1000 Ocean Swim.  Join in the fun – cheer on the athletes, take part in an event, or dip your toe in the water and experience a truly one of a kind event.


Absolute waterfront…

…absolute luxury

Noosa Quays is looking better than ever.  We’ve long been a favourite with our guests because of our generous balconies, prime location and luxury apartments. But recent resort renovations and apartment makeovers have taken our Noosa style to a whole new level.

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Run, cycle and swim…

…to compete for the win

The beautiful and diverse landscapes of Noosa, from its seaside to its hinterland, make it the perfect spot for the Triathlon Multi-Sport Festival. A festival now over 30 years old, the original Multi-Sport Festival featured dated traditions like optional helmets and banned wetsuits, and lasted only one day. Throughout the years, the festival has changed with the times, though the landscape for the competition remains beautifully unchanged.

Cyclists will enjoy the lush hinterlands while competing, while runners will be near the river on Noosa Parade with a celebration at the popular Hastings Street. Swimmers, of course, will be enjoying the serene waters of the sea while competing. The fifth night of the event will commence the competition with a triathlon, the third longest Olympic distance triathlon in the world.

The Multi-Sport Festival is held from 28 October to 1 November 2015 with entertainment beginning on October 30 at 4:30, followed by a 7:30 pm fireworks display on Noosa Main Beach. The main events include Breakfast Fun Run, Tour de Noosa, Noosa Special Triathlon, 5 km Bolt, Run Swim Run, Superkidz Triathlon and Noosa 1000 Ocean Swim.

Entries are still available for families, teams and charities of all ages and abilities. For those looking for accommodation that allows a peaceful getaway from the action without the worry of taxis or transportation, Noosa Quays is just 100 meters away from the running leg of the race. Just a ten minute stroll to the starting line, Noosa Quays is perfectly situated close to Hastings Street, so you can celebrate as much as you’d like before a quick stroll back to the luxury resort. The resort features an abundance of amenities such as oversized waterfront balconies for almost all rooms and a private beach for your stand up paddle board or relaxation. For more information click here Noosa accommodation.