The Best Spots in Noosa with Little Kids

Visit Noosa National Park with Kids

Noosa is one of the most popular spots to holiday at from Brisbane, but have you ever wanted to know the best spots in Noosa with little kids? Our Brisbane Kid’s writer experienced Noosa with her five and three-year-old daughters. Here are her recommendations for the best spots in Noosa with little kids. 

Spend the Morning at a Quiet Beach

Visit Sandy Cove Beach in Noosa with Kids

Hastings Street might be the bustling heart of Noosa but just around the corner lies a hidden pocket of paradise. Sandy Cove lives up to its name with golden sand, clear blue water, and a short boardwalk to meander along (keep an eye out for tropical fish along the way). Grab the beach towels and head over to this peaceful Noosa beach a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the main shopping area.

Top Tip: Visit Sandy Beach in the morning before the wind picks up.

Spot Turtles, Dolphins and Whales

A not-so-hidden gem to the right of Hastings Street is Noosa National Park – a wonderland of natural beauty. Take your time breathing in the ocean air and stopping at each lookout to spot the wildlife. Pods of dolphins, green sea turtles and whales (mid-June to October) frequent the coastline. There are benches along the way for when little feet need a break. This is not only one of the best spots in Noosa for little kids but kids of all ages. There is nothing more nourishing than spending some time marvelling at the creatures that call the Pacific Ocean home. 

Top Tip: Hold on to your toddlers! There are no safety railings on the coastal walk to Hell’s Gates lookout. 

Spoil Yourself with Handcrafted Gelato

After hiking in Noosa National Park, you and the family deserve a delicious treat. Happy Pops on Hastings Street offers handcrafted gelato, sorbet, and yoghurt pops all on adorable popsicle sticks. You choose your own pre-made pop or you can design your own with a Willy Wonka array of toppings.

Top Tip: If you’re still craving a tasty treat when you get home to Brisbane – you’re in luck. Happy Pops has recently opened a second location in South Brisbane.

Snap a Selfie with the Big Pelican

Snap a Selfie with the Big Pelican

Sure, you may have seen Noosaville’s famous Big Pelican on Bluey, but this bird has been delighting Queensland kids for more than 40 years. Originally featured in a parade in the 1970s this feathered friend has been in its current spot just outside Pelican Boat Hire since 2000.

Top Tip:  A short stroll from the Big Pelican is Apex Park along the Noosa River. It’s the perfect spot to grab fish and chips and let the kids run wild.

Stroll Along Tewantin’s Boardwalk

Soak in the Noosa River along the Tewantin Boardwalk. Parents can grab a coffee at Noosa Marina while the kids have fun in the Tewantin Splash Park. Once they’ve dried off continue along to Noosa Regional Gallery. If it’s a Sunday, the art gallery offers free creative activities for all ages. All done colouring? Head up  the hill to the RSL Park where there’s slides, swings, and river views.

Top Tip: Continue on to Tewantin’s main town where there are several heritage listed buildings that any budding history buff will enjoy.

Looking for other ideas for things to do at the Sunshine Coast with little kids?

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