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People join us from all over the world, coming by train, plane and automobile from near and far. To help you navigate your way across the world, to the Sunshine Coast and even around Noosa Heads, we have compiled a collection of information on routes and transport. If the following information and links don’t help you find your way to us, please feel free to drop us an email and we will do our best to answer your travel inquiries:

Noosa Festival of Surfing


From overseas, Brisbane Airport is the most direct major international airport, with regular flights to and from most global destinations. Sunshine Coast Airport is only 30-minutes south of Noosa Heads, but has only limited international connections.

From across Australia, Sunshine Coast Airport provides flights from most major cities with the following airlines:


From Brisbane Airport, you can take a Greyhound Coach to the heart of Noosa Heads, or book with Noosa Festival supporters Con-X-ion Transfers, who will take you directly to your accommodation.

Con-X-ion is offering all Festival competitors 10% discount on their standard fares and are also happy to transport boards. Simply quote SURF16 for phone bookings or enter in the Promo Field section online.

For more information, or to make your booking, please click the link below:

Click here to book your airport transfer


  • Follow Pacific Hwy M1 towards Brisbane
  • Take Gateway Mwy, continuing on M1
  • Merge with Bruce Hwy north to Sunshine Coast
  • Remain on Bruce Hwy(M1) for approx. 90km
  • Take Exit 194 State Route 70 Sunshine Mwy, to Buderim/Mooloolaba
  • Continue on State Route 70 Sunshine Mwy, following signs for Noosa Heads
  • Follow Bruce Hwy M1 south towards Brisbane
  • After Federal, continue for 6 minutes/8km
  • Take Exit 230A, onto Elm Street, towards Cooroy
  • At Cooroy, turn left onto Cooroy/Noosa Road. Continue for 11km
  • Remain on Bruce Hwy(M1) for approx. 90km
  • Turn right onto Beckmans Road
  • At the last roundabout, turn left onto Noosa-Eumundi Road and follow signs for Noosa Heads


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While Noosa Heads itself is relatively small, the surrounding suburbs and accommodation can often be more than just a walk away – from the beach as well as the contest site of First Point. Luckily, Noosa has a superb public transport system.

Just off the Hastings Street central roundabout, you will find a taxi rank with a range of cars to be able to accommodate your boards if necessary.

One street back, just opposite Golden Breed surf shop and the entrance to Halse Lodge, there is a bus stop with regular services to all the neighbouring suburbs. TransLink bus service does not accept longboards.

Car hire is another option, and AvisHertz and Thrifty all have services in Noosa. Avis Car Rental is just a block back from the main roundabout on Hastings Street, right next door to Golden Breed.

During the festival, there is a lot of traffic in and around the Hastings Street area. While there is a large car parking area at the far end of Hastings Street (Noosa Woods), and at the bottom of Noosa Hill in the Noosa Lions Park, these can fill quickly. We recommend catching public transport or car pooling wherever possible. Alternatively, parking can be found in Noosa Junction, with just a short walk over the hill to the contest site.

If you have a heat, we recommend leaving AT LEAST one hour to find a park and get to the beach.

We recommend booking your accommodation with one of our preferred Accommodation businesses:




Ph: 131 008

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Anyone who has visited the Noosa Festival of Surfing can attest that parking can be challenging to say the least!.

Why not relieve your parking woes and make a day out of your visit to the festival by parking easily and conveniently at Tewantin and catching the regular ferry service with Noosa Ferry River Cruises. The ferry will take you on a leisurely cruise down the Noosa River, delivering you to the Sofitel in Noosa, just a short stroll from the shops of Hastings Street and all the surfing action of the Noosa Festival of Surfing.

With the last departure at 6pm, you will have plenty of time to take in all the day’s events without having to worry about the car. Noosa Ferry River Cruises even allow drinks on board, so you can enjoy a cold one as the sun sets and you are chauffeured back up the river.

Visit for times, prices and more info.