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Noosa Heads, Queensland, Australia

How much does it cost to travel to Noosa Heads?

You should plan to spend around $110 (AU$169) per day on your vacation in Noosa Heads. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $34 (AU$51) on meals
  • $17 (AU$26) on local transportation
  • $117 (AU$179) on hotels

A one week trip to Noosa Heads for two people costs, on average, $1,542 (AU$2,364). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Noosa Heads cost?

A one week trip to Noosa Heads usually costs around $771 (AU$1,182) for one person and $1,542 (AU$2,364) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Noosa Heads on average costs around $1,542 (AU$2,364) for one person and $3,085 (AU$4,727) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Noosa Heads will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Noosa Heads on average costs around $3,305 (AU$5,065) for one person and $6,610 (AU$10,130) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Noosa Heads has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Noosa Heads expensive to visit?

Prices in Noosa Heads are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within the Pacific, which is known to be an expensive region, Noosa Heads is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Adelaide or Mount Aspiring National Park .

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Noosa Heads Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Noosa Heads?

The average Noosa Heads trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Noosa Heads travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) AU$179 ($117)
Local Transportation 1 AU$26 ($17)
Food 2 AU$51 ($34)
Entertainment 1 AU$61 ($40)
Alcohol 2 AU$8 - 24 ($5 - 15)
Accommodation Budget in Noosa Heads
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Noosa Heads is $58 (AU$89). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Noosa Heads is $117 (AU$179). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Noosa Heads

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Noosa Heads based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $394. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Noosa Heads
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Noosa Heads is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $17 (AU$26) per person, per day, on local transportation in Noosa Heads.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Rental Cars in Noosa Heads
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Food Budget in Noosa Heads
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Noosa Heads can vary, the average cost of food in Noosa Heads is $34 (AU$51) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Noosa Heads should cost around $13 (AU$21) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Noosa Heads is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Noosa Heads
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  • Entertainment and activities in Noosa Heads typically cost an average of $40 (AU$61) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Noosa Heads?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Noosa Heads are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Noosa Heads, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Surf Lesson
  • Sea Kayak Tour (for 2)
  • Sunset Cruise (for 2)

Alcohol Budget in Noosa Heads
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  • The average person spends about $10 (AU$16) on alcoholic beverages in Noosa Heads per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Noosa Heads On a Budget
Noosa Heads Noosa National Park Coastline
A town and suburb located on Queensland, Australia's Sunshine Coast, Noosa is best known as a destination of pleasant weather, beautiful beachside scenery, shopping, dining, and outdoor adventure. Some of the top attractions of the area include Noosa National Park and Sunshine Beach.
Noosa National Park covers about 4,000 hectares of beaches, walking tracks, and a thriving habitat of local wildlife and vegetation. There are a total of five walking tracks - some of which include one leading to the highest point in the park at Noosa Hill, and another leading to Hell's Gate, one of the park's headlands. While on these trails, visitors might come across pockets of rainforest as well as areas of open eucalypt forest, wallum heaths, pandanus palms, and grasslands. Within these habitats are a population of koalas and other mammals as well as bird species like the eastern ground parrot, glossy black cockatoo, and eastern yellow robin. From the headlands in the park, visitors are sometimes able to watch migrating humpback whales. The park is divided into four sections: Headland Section, Peregian Section, Emu Mountain Section and the East Weyba Section. For more details and ideas about what to do, check out this guide to Noosa National Park.

Just south of the National Park is Sunshine Beach - a stretch where golden sands meet turquoise waters. While beach itself offers a laid-back atmosphere for surf and relaxation, it is also just a short walk away from the boutiques, cafes, and restaurants that line Duke Street just inland from the shore.

Noosa's Main Beach, to the west of the park is another prime location for seaside activities. It runs along Hastings Street which is lined with amenities including cafes, restaurants, shops, and a visitor information center, among other things.
The name Noosa is applied to the areas including Noosa Heads, Noosa Junction, Noosaville, and Noosa Civic. Noosa Heads is the resort area that contains Hastings Street and the main tourist area behind Hastings Street. Noosa's Main Beach runs parallel to Hastings Street. Noosaville is located alongside the river, and is a bit quieter, while Noosa Junction is the business area. On the western end of Hastings Street are the Noosa Woods and Noosa Spit (a recreation area and home to the Noosa Botanic Gardens), while Noosa National Park is on the eastern end, and Noosa Lions Park is just to the south. Noosa Lions Park is an open, grassy area which is often used as a staging area for several large community events which include the Noosa Triathlon, Noosa Food and Wine Festival, Noosa Winter Festival, and Noosa Classic Car Show.

Noosa is a home base for a number of great tours including wildlife and eco-tours of the immediate area as well as organized tours to Fraser Island just north of Noosa.

Walking the trails of Noosa National Park is also popular for enjoying its lush scenery, spotting koalas, or taking an ocean dip at one of its many beaches. The Fairy Pools of Noosa National Park are also a great attraction to see. Fishing from Noosa is great year round with seasonal changes in species, while boating is also available with opportunities to hire a sailboat or motorboat along the Noosa River. Other common activities include scuba diving, kite surfing, surfing (and surf lessons), as well as shopping, dining, or taking a local cruise.
Food and Dining
Noosa Heads is a place renowned for its cuisine as much as its pleasant weather. For the foodies, Noosa is especially thriving during its annual Food & Wine Festival (held in May) when Australian and international chefs take over the town to give cooking classes, present gala dinners, and guide visitors on local food trails. As a seaside location, Noosa also has a number of restaurants serving fresh fish and seafood. Options from the sea are available from fine dining entrees to fast food like fish and chips. For those seeking some iconic Australian foods, Vegemite is a vitamin-rich, somewhat bitter yeast spread which is often thinly spread on buttered toast. Other unique items include a kind of chocolate biscuit called Tim Tams, fairy bread which is basically white bread buttered with sprinkles, a chocolate covered sponge cake called lamington, and macadamia nuts. Noosa also has dining options to satisfy international flavors from European to Mediterranean to Japanese and more. Most dining options can be easily found along Hastings Street and Duke Street.

By plane, the nearest airport is the Sunshine Coast Airport, located about 30 kilometers south of Noosa Heads. From the airport, visitors can take the 622 bus to Noosa Junction, rent a car, or hire a taxi (usually around $80 to Noosa).

Another option is to fly to Brisbane Airport (about 135 kilometers south). From here, the best way to reach Noosa Heads is to pre-book a transfer service, as a taxi from Brisbane to Noosa can be over $400.

By train, the nearest stations to Noosa are at Eumundi, Cooroy, Nambour, and Pomona with a connecting bus or taxi required.

By car, drive north from Brisbane along the Bruce Highway. Greyhound buses also serve Noosa on a route between Cairns and Brisbane.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.