Easy Riders: Go Noosa
Go Noosa has given the green light to a Free Weekend Bus Trial! Georgia Beard reveals how residents and visitors can now freely board a weekend bus to experience Noosa – from coastline to countryside without the congestion.
If you love to live in Noosa but begrudge the traffic jams that are a result of others wanting to experience all the area has to offer, Noosa Council is here to help with a free Go Noosa bus trial!
Holidaymakers may bring the hustle and bustle back to hubs such as Hastings Street, giving some much-needed love to our local businesses, but where there are avid explorers, there is traffic.
Congestion in Noosa Heads seems to be the tide that never turns.
Thankfully, Council’s Go Noosa program has stepped in to help redirect the flow. Locals and visitors alike now have a more sustainable, affordable and stress-free way to experience the coast and the hinterland – skip the traffic troubles and catch a free bus in Noosa for 147 days over the next twelve months!
From 12 February 2022 to 12 February 2023, Go Noosa’s Free Weekend Bus Trial will hit the streets of Noosa Shire. Every weekend, travel will be free on the 626, 627, 628, 629 and 632 Translink routes. Plus every day of these Easter holidays the 065 Go Noosa Loop bus and 064 Peregian Beach to Noosa Heads service will run alongside the free weekend service providing an even easier way to sit back and discover Noosa’s gorgeous hinterland towns, blissful beaches, boardwalks and Hastings Street action.
Catch the 632 at Noosa Junction Station, Noosa Civic or Tewantin and disappear into the green countryside and quaint villages of the Noosa hinterland.
Your first stop could be Cooroy, where you’ll find rural retreats, country hospitality and a flourishing arts scene. With a history of timber and dairy industries, the town’s eateries and boutiques have refreshed the old buildings. The Butter Factory Arts Centre is a must-see not only for the transformation of this historic building into a stunning art gallery, but for the inspiring local art and artisan store.
Arriving in Pomona, you might explore the Pomona Country Markets or view a historic silent film at The Majestic Theatre, the world’s longest running silent picture theatre! From Cooran, you can embark on a hike along the Noosa Trail Network and discover picnic spots and scenic lookouts. If you’re feeling adventurous, challenge yourself to climb the 439m high Mt Cooroora. There are mouthwatering restaurants, cafes and distilleries to discover along the way – perfect for imbibing without drink driving!
Go Noosa helps you to make the most of local staycations and mini getaways without traffic jams or parking worries interrupting your vacation vibe.
Catch any of the holiday buses for a weekend getaway to discover parts of Noosa you never knew were there!
Swap your usual sleeping quarters for a few nights of luxury at one of Noosa’s many coastal accommodation options; indulge in the beautiful flavours that Hastings Street restaurants have to offer; or see Noosa from a fresh point of view by linking up with a Noosa River cruise.
There’s always something new to explore and Go Noosa’s Free Weekend Bus Trial can get you there with ease! If the trial turns into a success, Noosa’s congested crowds might become a thing of the past.
Get on board and support the free buses to secure hassle-free public transport for the future.