Three weeks around Noosa in June

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 09:37
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All,

We are hoping to have a three week break after a business trip to Noosa in June. We will have a 4WD, caravan and Oz Tent for side trips. We would prefer to do more relaxing and sight seeing than driving but are prepared to drive to get away from the busy areas.

Your suggestions would be very welcome.

Also, any "must see" places or routes between Adelaide and Noosa would be great.

Thanks in advance.

Skull
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Reply By: Findanomad - Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 11:21

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 11:21
Have a few days at Inskip Point just north of Rainbow Beach. This is the departure point for the barge to fraser but you can camp there and the water is BEAUTIFUL. Gives a chance to look around Rainbow Beach and if you want to pay the barge and the tides are right do a day trip to Fraser
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Reply By: baz&pud (tassie) - Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 13:39

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 13:39
Some 20 ks north of Noosa is Boreen Point, then 6 ks north of Boreen Pt is the Elanda Point Canoe Company camp ground, lovely place, about 20 acres and you can camp where you want, you can hire canoes for a paddle on the lake.
We used to camp down by the lake, but you lose the sun early, better off camping inland a bit.
Take a drive to the Saturday Market at Eumundi.
Have been told that there is a good jazz session at the hotel at Boreen Point of a Sunday, but have never been.
Enjoy the trip.
Cheers.
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Reply By: Peterpan - Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 17:06

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 17:06
Hi . If you go to Noosa via Broken Hill you could visit White Cliffs . Just before Cobar is Aboriginal rock art .Near Nyngan and Tottenham the Centre of NSW cairn . The One Ton Post near Mungindi on the Barwon R bank which is the Qld/NSW border . Nindigully pub the oldest continually registered in Qld . After Noosa a trip to Rainbow Beach to see the scenery plus photos of their local car wash. Fraser Island is great but it is all narrow sand tracks and I would suggest leaving the vehicle behind and go on a two day bus tour . Three months ago we went over from Hervey Bay . Cost us about $ 800 . The buses have right of way over there also you do not have to concentrate on driving and finding the sites and the commentary , food and accommodation was good . We saw quite a few 4x4s bogged plus an auto Territory stopped because the auto was too hot. Bundaberg rum distillery tour also Bert Hinkler museum . Just Nth of Gin Gin a small monument for Blaxland from Blue Mountains fame who was speared to death in approx 1848. As you can see there are many places to see and things to do. Hope that you have a great trip .
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Reply By: Sunshine Saint - Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 21:18

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 21:18
Skull,
Suggestions to see in your three weeks at Noosa:

- just north of Noosa, barge across the river (3-4 mins) then drive along the beach. You can drive all the way to Double Island Point. The beach is closed at the moment, due to the huge storm and damage that has been done, but the sand will be back by June and all will be good. Keep in mind, that you have access around 3 hours either side of low tide.

- Eumundi Markets - every Saturday morning. Only 15 minutes from Noosa and a great morning for food, snacking and crafts

- Noosa National Park - only a few minutes south of Hastings Street. Well well worth the walk

- Montville - old timber town on the edge of the escarpment looking down over the coast. Now a treat for food, cafes and crafts. Quiet during the week and usually busy on a weekend with lots of visitors from the coast and also Brisbane.

- Mooloolaba - great cafes, restaurants looking out to sea. Looking south you can see the Point Cartwright lighthouse. A ten minute drive around there. Sensational views looking out to sea and along the coast to Caloundra to the south and Noosa to the North. For lunch, sensational cafe just before the lighthouse, "One on La Balsa". Great menu, excellent staff.

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Reply By: Skulldug - Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 21:34

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 21:34
Thanks for your great replies.

That should keep us busy.
Skull

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Reply By: Stacy G - Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 22:23

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 22:23
Hi Skull
I agree with what others have recommended. Rainbow Beach, inskip point and Fraser Island definately worth checking out.
To get to Rainbow you can catch the ferry from Tewantin to Noosa North shore and drive up the beach to double island then cross over to rainbow depending on beach conditions and tides. Not sure what sort of van u have but the tracks can get soft wouldn't recommend with a onroad van.
Other option is drive the highway to gympie then to rainbow and inskip. Bitcheman all the way.
Would recommend staying around Eurong on Fraser as there's beach camping and access to most of the popular lakes. This is also a small town with bakery, local shop, pub, resort ect.Cathedral Beach is further up the island it has a camp site and a great little shop as well. If u have time driving north along the beach stop and check out Eli Creek beautiful, and also the Maheno ship wreck is a little further along the beach. Indian head is worth the walk to the top for the amazing 360degree views, can see turtles, dolphins and whales depending on the time of year. Then the next headland up is the champagne pools. Probably to cold to b dipping into in June.
As for the inland tracks to lakes if you have driven beach and sand tracks before you'll b fine.
Hope u have a great time!
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Follow Up By: Skulldug - Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 at 08:16

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 at 08:16
Thanks Stacy,

I can't wait.

Skull
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Reply By: Michaeljp - Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 at 12:46

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 at 12:46
Just remember , you MUST pre book your camping spots in all QLD National Parks now. NO more just rock up and pay a day use fee or self register for camp.
Now you have to know in advance where you will be on such and a day. In stead of just cruising around stopping where you want for how long you want.
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Follow Up By: Skulldug - Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 at 14:54

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 at 14:54
Thanks. Shame, but if that's the way it is.
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