If your new year’s resolution to get fit is slipping away, you should book a trip to Noosa. Noosa has a flourishing health scene packed with ethical food stores, outdoor activities, wellness spas and retreats. Far from ‘letting yourself go’, Noosa is the perfect place to re-energise and embrace healthy travel.
Kickstart your fitness plan
With beautiful Laguna Bay and its neighbouring beaches to enjoy, it’s easy to indulge in a little saltwater therapy. If it’s warm enough, you could go swimming at Main Beach or try something new like surfing or stand up paddle boarding at Little Cove. Exploring the serene Noosa Everglades, an untouched ecosystem 30 minutes' drive from Noosa, with Kanu Kapers is a peaceful way to take in Noosa’s natural beauty, spot native wildlife and enjoy some fresh air. If you’re after a healthy no-cost activity, why not clear your head with an energising hike along one of the trails at Noosa National Park? There are walks to suit every fitness level, with many of them offering ocean views and the chance to spot dolphins.
Find your Zen
Reduce your stress levels and get your mind in a better place with a trip to ikatan Day Spa, a Balinese-inspired haven located in a subtropical rainforest. A traditional Balinese massage which includes light stretching and pressure point massage will set you up for the rest of your holiday and the glass of bubbly at the end of the treatment provides the perfect finish. A yoga class is another great way to loosen the muscles and get back in control of your body and mind. Noosa Beach Yoga offers daily morning yoga classes overlooking the Main Beach so the tranquil sound of the waves can soothe your soul.
Finding the perfect accommodation
If you want to stay healthy on holiday, self-catering accommodation is perfect for preparing and enjoying locally sourced produce along with a side order of sparkling ocean. For example, Seahaven Noosa Resort is located in the heart of Noosa and has views that make it tempting to dine in every night. Apartments have modern kitchen facilities for cooking up a storm, a large balcony for enjoying a fruity cocktail or a bottle of bubbly (after all, you are on holiday), and a restful king-size bed.
Healthy Noosa dining options
Noosa has no shortage of nutritious and delicious dining options. Join the locals at Vanilla Food Organic Café where you can indulge in colourful salads and nourishing pasta dishes. All of the produce at Vanilla Food is grown locally and organically and everything on the menu is made in house. Providore on Hastings specialises in locally sourced and produced cheeses, breads, meats, coffee and more, providing a paddock to plate experience for tourists looking to stay healthy on holiday. Eumundi Markets are another top spot to stock up on freshly baked goods and organic produce from the surrounding region.
Whether you’re seeking a full-on detox or just want to rejuvenate your body and mind, Noosa is the perfect destination. Even better, you can have your cake and eat it too at one of the many healthy cafes.