New distances added…

…to push your limits

Entries are now open for this year’s Noosa Summer Swim, where swimmers will accompany Olympian Michael Klim and other special guests for a weekend full of events on the water. The event, presented by Milk & Co, will take place from 11 to 12 February at Noosa Heads. Ocean races consist of several distances, including 1 km, 2 km, 3 km and the new 5 km Noosa Grand Prix Marathon Distance. There is also a Junior Giants Series for those ages 8 to 16, with distances including 300m and 1 km. For those less competitive, the 1.5km Social Swim provides a relaxing environment to socialise and swim with others.

On Saturday, events include Noosa 3.0 and Noosa 2.0 (both Long Courses) and Noosa 1.0 (Short Course). Noosa 1.0 is perfect for beginners. On Sunday, events include the multi-lap course around Noosa Main Beach, the new 5.0 km Noosa Grand Prix Marathon distance swim, which encourages seasoned swimmers to go beyond their comfort zone into newer limits. For more information on this year’s event click here

For those staying close to the action, Noosa Quays offers resort style luxury just a stroll away from downtown Noosa. Tucked among its own tropical gardens, the spacious river view apartments offer serene views of the Noosa Sound from oversized balconies, and even an exclusive rooftop terrace for penthouse apartments. Perfect for larger families to stretch out and relax, the resort also offers a sauna and beautiful accommodations for couples as well. Click for more information on our Noosa accommodation

Challenge yourself…

…or get your feet wet in a seaside competition

Noosa’s beautiful beaches are often known as the main attraction, but when many tourists arrive, they discover the majestic hinterland, and often come back again and again for the memories and serenity of this stunning area. Why not explore it on horseback, viewing the lakes, rolling hills and national park all from a new, more adventurous vantage point? Several local businesses offer horseback riding classes and adventures, whether you are looking for a romantic carriage, stunning wedding photos, or just an adventurous family getaway in the hinterlands. Rest assured, there are options for almost all skill levels.

World Series Swims Spring Open Day is this Saturday at Noosa Main Beach where the course will be a single lane, the width of Noosa Main Beach, close to the shore. Distances include 1km (1 lap), 2km (2 laps), 3km (3 laps) or 5km (5 laps).

Best of all, this “competition” is the perfect time to get your feet wet and try ocean swimming, because events are not actually timed, and the water safety crew with medical teams will be there to ensure a safe environment for those looking to challenge themselves.

Day passes are available for those wishing to participate in multiple distances, check-in begins at 8 am, and online entries are open until 5 pm Friday, with a limited number of entries available onsite the day of the event. Training aids, such as wetsuits, flippers and fins are permissible.

After a challenging day of swimming, there’s no better place to relax and rejuvenate than Noosa Quays. Just a stroll away from award winning establishments on popular Hasting Street and minutes from the event, the resort offers absolute waterfront apartments with oversized balconies and views of the serene Noosa Sound. The sauna, sea salt breezes and tropical gardens await for the ultimate relaxation experience. To see images of our individual Noosa Sound apartments here

 

Ready, set…

…swim!

This June, Noosa welcomes back the World Series Swims Open Day event! On Sunday, 26 June, the local community and travelers alike will come together to participate in the relaxed and social atmosphere that this fun event has to offer. With four different, un-timed, guided courses to choose from, set close to shore, swimmers can choose from 1 lap, (1.0km), 2 laps (2.0km), 3 laps (3.0 km) or even 5 laps (5.0km) for your fitness pleasure. With highly trained, onsite medical and safety crews, your safety is assured, allowing you to set your own personal goals to make your swim only as challenging as you would like it to be.

Other features that are included in this year’s swim include: Swim Clinics, where you can get tips for enduring longer distance swims, with general open water tips that any swimmer can benefit from; Stretch Yoga courses, specially designed for swimmers; Sports message, that you can enjoy before or after your swim; A Hydralyte recovery station; and of course, you may even shop at The World Series Swim merchandise clearance store. Whether you want to train like a champion or serve merely as a spectator, this year’s swim is guaranteed to be action packed!

Just a short walk from this year’s World Series Swim event, Noosa Quays serves as the ultimate getaway, offering our guests a chance to stay in the action, while taking advantage of our 2, 3, and 4 bedroom apartment escapes. We also offer breathtaking and serene views through our penthouse suites and a private beach located off the Noosa River. Whether you choose to lounge by the heated swimming pool, relax in the sauna, or enjoy a game of tennis on our onsite half-tennis court, our Noosa accommodation is sure to offer a little something that everyone can enjoy.