Arriving Nomads in Noosa around 5pm, it’s a cool dorm room as with the girls Ashleigh, Ruby and Orla I met in Surfers who were good fun and it’s handy to already know people here as also know Glasgow Rory and Amsterdam Frank from Byron. The first night we all head to the nomads bar after free pizza and wine, which is very lively and a good atmosphere. After they provide a free party bus to the local club and which is busy so a good vibe hanging out with Rory and Frank dancing away.
Waking up to another cloudy day, I manage to have a sleep in and then as Im doing zoo saturday, use the day to explore the local national park, which is pretty big and has a lot of different walks.
Heading out with Glasgow Rory and another guy from Ansterdam who is in my dorm called Robin for the walk we head to the start at Noosa heads and choose one of the coastal walks. But Rory can only do half of the walk as has a 4pm bus so has to head back half way through, but get to some cool spots still seeing nice views of noosa beach and finding a small private beach. Even see some wildlife walking past a few big spider webs and a snake in a tree.
At the point Rory needs to leave, as the walk continues for another 2 hours Robin and I go for the full walk, which takes us along a cool winding path that looks down at a few beautiful small beaches and rock cliff points ending up in a well known spot called hells gate which is also famous for being very windy and it’s like being in a wind tunnel or something as it’s pretty impossible to even stand up and pleased the wind isn’t blowing towards the cliff edge as it’s pretty steep. The views are impressive though and can see the next part of the walk Alexandra Bay gorgeous long white sand beach with some pretty feriouscus waves on it. With the wind being so strong it makes some nice dune shapes on the beach and wave lines along it that look man made even. We need to walk to end to continue the walk and we are pretty much the only people on the beach, although do spot a random nudist guy having a swim as this beach as this beach is unofficially known as a nudist beach.
The last part of the walk is a bit more hiking and walking up a rock path and through the forest more until we get to a more residential beach area where we look for some shops or people to see how to get back, as don’t fancy doing the 5 hour walk again.
After about 15mins of walking through pretty nice big beach houses, we get to a cute little town called Sunshine Beach where we stop for at a bar that has a $5 menu Mooshka so can relax after the long walk with vino and beers and snacks. We stay there until we realise we have missed one of the buses back as they finish so early at 6pm being such a small town, but luckily find another bus we can get back just before it starts torential raining.
5th February 2016