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:


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 hewre to visit Con-X-Ion

Directions (From South)

  • 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

Directions (From North)

  • 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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