5 Things For Kids At Noosa


After spending the week at Noosa with the family – here are 5 great things to do with the kids (in no particular order):

Little Cove

Tucked around to the right of Main Beach is a little slice of heaven called Little Cove. You can access Little Cove via the boardwalk that winds from the end of Hastings Street up to the National Park. Little Cove is perfect for sandcastle making, rock hopping and playing in the shallows (as it is not a patrolled beach). The kids spent a good couple of hours exploring here – it was magic.

Surf Lessons

Why not get the kids to learn how to surf from the best at Noosa’s Learn to Surf lessons. Noosa Main Beach provides one of the safest learn to surf environments around. From the get go, kids are taught ocean awareness, rip and current reading, wave understanding and great surf safety tips. All coaches are fully qualified and accredited with either the Academy of Surfing Instructors and/or Surfing Australia. Group lessons run daily (except Christmas Day!) at 9am and 1:30pm. They even run school holiday programs for kids. As they say, if you’re taught correctly on your board from day one, you’ll have style and learn fast.

Massimo’s Gelateria

Without a doubt our favourite gelato. You have to check this out when you visit. It tops off a visit to the beach perfectly. They have been serving authentic Italian gelato since 1995. It is located down one end of Hastings Street and the only downside is….. having to choose a flavour. There are sooo many delicious ones!

Sandcastle Sculpting Workshops

Want to connect with nature, be creative, learn a new skill and do an activity together as a family? If yes, then book in a sandcastle sculpting workshop with the wonderful team at Sandshapers Noosa.  If you have visited Noosa before, you may have already seen their amazing work on display along Main Beach. The creations are intricate and fascinating.

In the workshop you will learn the basics around building artistic sandcastles including the techniques required to shape towers, arches, staircases, tunnels etc. Using your imagination is strongly encouraged when creating your own masterpiece – your sandcastles will never be the same again!

Lollipop Making

While we’re talking about making things….why not book the kids into a lollipop making class.  Candy Addictions on Hastings Street is a sweet tooth’s heaven. They run fun-filled lollipop making workshops during the school holidays. The workshops run for approx. 1 hour and participants are shown the process of lollipop making and get to make their own, unique lollipop to take home. The cost is $12.50/person and run from 9:30am every day during school holidays.

There is plenty more to do in and around Noosa for kids…there are movies, stand-up paddle boarding, markets,  snorkeling, river cruises, catamaran hire, BBQ boats and much more. The fun options are endless.




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