Spend a morning relaxing at the beach, shop all afternoon at Noosa’s boutiques and then put on a glam outfit for alfresco dining at one of the town’s varied restaurants.

Noosa’s rich mix of high-end resort living and free outdoor activities draws both ritzy holidaymakers and families to this coastal Queensland town just north of Brisbane. Learn to surf on the gentle waves, take a cruise on the river, look for kookaburras and goannas as you hike in the huge national park and head into the hinterland to pick up native handicrafts at the Eumundi Markets.