Are you considering coming to Australia to study? Do you prefer quiet places instead of big busy cities? We know an incredible study destination that you will love, where you can study surrounded by palm trees and crystal clear waters. Studying in Noosa can be a perfect option if you are looking for peace of mind to study and a heavenly environment to enjoy your free time.
Noosa is located on the Sunshine Coast, one of the main tourist destinations in the state of Queensland. It is a town with many attractions and infrastructure for tourists: tiny, coastal, with a special charm, wonderful beaches and famous for practicing longboard surfing. What more can you ask?
If you still haven’t convinced yourself that studying in Noosa is a hit, here are 15 good reasons why you should consider studying in Noosa Heads!
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The climate of Noosa
Noosa Heads is located in the Australian state of Queensland, north of the Sunshine Coast, just above the famous city of the Gold Coast. This means that, if you decide to go there to study, you will enjoy a fairly warm climate throughout the year. Forget about coats and scarves for a long season! With an average temperature a year around 20 degrees, it will be impossible for you to miss any plan away from home.
Your English academies to study in Noosa Heads
To study in Noosa you can choose from a wide variety of English schools such as Lexis English. Recommended!
If, on the other hand, you want to take VET courses (Australian vocational training), you will have to travel to nearby cities.
Its proximity to Brisbane
Although Noosa Heads is a wonderful place to live, perhaps one day or another you will fancy a getaway to a bigger city. After all, life in paradise is sometimes too quiet. But there’s no reason to worry, as just a couple of hours’ drive away you’ll find yourself in Australia’s third largest city, Brisbane.
Getting to Noosa from Brisbane is very easy using public transport. In case you want to arrive by train, you can do it to the city of Coolomba and, from there, take a bus to Noosa.
If you want to explore the surroundings, the main impediment is that the distances between the different towns are very long and to move from one place to another it is preferable to rent a campervan to sleep in it and save on accommodation or, simply, rent a car for a couple of of days to be able to move freely.
Its Natural Parks
Noosa Heads is surrounded by incredible natural parks, so make sure you pack some good sneakers to lose yourself in them. Noosa National Park boasts spectacular sea views and is home to many local species of birds and koalas.
Job opportunities in Noosa Heads
Mainly due to its good climate and paradisiacal landscapes, Noosa has a large influx of tourists throughout the year. Therefore, if you want to come to study in Noosa and decide to combine it with a job related to tourism, it will not be difficult for you to find it, especially in summer. You can find a wide variety of restaurants, tourist agencies and hotels that are in constant need of staff.
If you come to study in Noosa, during the first days you can stay in a hostel or backpackers until you find a house and a job. As travelers on a reduced budget that we are, we know the best backpackers where you can spend a few days and share experiences with other travelers. Some of them are Nomads Noosa Backpackers Hostel, YHA, Dolphins Beach House and Flashpackers Noosa.
Noosa is lined with miles of white sand beaches, each one more beautiful! So we assure you that it will be difficult for you to choose where to stretch out your towel to spend the day in the sun. Also, you can’t miss the spectacular Noosa sunsets. Meet on the beach in the afternoon with your friends and enjoy the show.
If there is something that characterizes the Australian character, it is his no worries mate! If, generally, in Australia there is not much stress, in Noosa you will find a quiet place where you can dedicate yourself to study and combine it with countless activities in the middle of nature. Our favorite place in Noosa to unwind? The Cleveland Lighthouse, famous for being the oldest in Australia (built between 1864 and 1865).
His surf cafes
Yes, yes, as you hear it. This new concept of shop-cafeteria offers surfboards and all kinds of accessories for lovers of this sport, while serving delicious breakfasts to surfers in the area, as well as quality coffee.
If you are already studying in Noosa and fancy an Australian style breakfast or lunch then visit The Red Shed Expresso Bar. A very cool cafe located in Mooloomba.
It is an ideal place for surfing
If you like surfing or want to start in it, this is the perfect place for you. There are different types of beaches where you can go to practice your favorite sport depending on your level. You will find from perfect beaches for beginners to others where surfing championships are held throughout the year.
Apart from studying in Noosa, you can also do some sport. Be sure to visit Moffat Beach, an incredible beach that will allow you to disconnect and enjoy good waves.
The Great Barrier Reef
You cannot live in Australia and miss out on this wonder of nature. Just a few hours’ drive from Noosa, you’ll find the famous barrier reef. Thousands of people visit it every year. You can make a weekend getaway and visit it. You will be able to snorkel or dive among fish and corals of all the colors you can imagine.
It’s close to Fraser Island
After just an hour by car you can embark on the adventure of discovering the largest sand island in the world. This island, a World Heritage Site, is a perfect destination for a day trip. And you will have it next to home!
Your leisure options
In addition to being surrounded by a multitude of tourist attractions and being a perfect place to study English, Noosa is an ideal place for outdoor activities. Some of the options are diving, kayaking, climbing, hiking and biking.
If you are going to study in Noosa you can take advantage of your weekends to do a road trip. If you want to rent a van, the most famous companies are: Wicked Campers, Camper Van Australia, Jucy or Apollo Camper.
It is the perfect place to discover it on a bicycle. If you like to get around by pedaling, you’re in luck because it’s full of bike lanes and most of its surface is flat.
Noosa Heads Markets
If you like markets in Noosa you will have one every weekend. In them you will find clothes, art, things for the home and entertainment. Nor can you miss the food markets, where you will find the locals of the area offering their products.
A very famous market that you cannot miss is the Eumundi Market. In it you can find everything: fresh seafood, works of art, fashion and jewelry from local designers.
An essential plan is to buy yourself a delicious peanut butter donut and enjoy the sun and good music. Other markets not to be missed are Noosa Farmers Market, Peregian Beach Market, Cotton Tree Market and Markets on Bulcock in Caloundra.
Its routes on foot and on horseback!
After an intensive morning of studying, you can head out on one of the many hiking trails that Noosa has to offer. In addition, there are horseback riding along the beach or around the famous Weyba Lake.