Naturally I said "yes"!
A little research revealed Noosa lay close to Fraser Island, that headed our 'must do' wish list. We also wanted to explore Noosa Heads, the magic hinterland of the Glasshouse Mountains and visit Australia Zoo, about an hour away by car.
Day 1: Arrive. Explore the immediate environs and get orientated.
Day 2: Pick up hire car. Farmer's Market for local organic supplies, afternoon coastal exploration.
Day 3: The hinterland, including Eumundi, The Ginger and Macadamia Factories and an artsy crawl to Maleny.
Day 4: Australia Zoo.
Day 5: Fraser Island and Rainbow Beach
Day 6: Return hire car. My friend indulged in the beach and hotel pool. I headed off on a river and canal cruise, then a photo shoot attempting to capture the essence of Noosa.
The following photos provide a smidgeon of the wonders we enjoyed!
Details will follow in the next few weeks!
Meanwhile I can heartily recommend Noosa, as an idyllic holiday get away, especially if you enjoy variety and outdoor pursuits, from bushwalkning to wind-surfing or bird watching. The locals are exceptionally friendly and are quick to sing the virtues of their glorious environs and climate.
Noosa is the kind of place I could happily spend the rest of my life, not a mere 6 day break!