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Working in Noosa

The boutique resort town of Noosa Heads (also shortened to just Noosa) is arguably one of Australia’s top 5 premium resort towns.

Hastings Street is the epicentre of Noosa and it has the Main Beach on one side of the road, and 5 star hotels, boutique shopping and fine dining on the other. At the northern end of Hastings St is bushland and the Noosa River, and the Southern end has a Surf Life Saving Club with incredible sea views. A short stroll takes people to Noosa National Park.

The beaches in the National Park are stunning and offer good surfing, It really is an idyllic place to spend a few months or more.

There’s no off-season when it comes to working in Noosa. Winter is warm enough for holidaying Victorians, and summer doesn’t get the torrential rain like the true tropics further north.

There’s plenty of great reasons to visit Noosa including the lovely hinterland, beaches to the south, and the world’s largest sand Island to the north K’Gari, formally known as Fraser Island. So yes it’s busy, but not crazy busy.

Noosa is about to get a lot busier with the imminent arrival of Bonza Airways (due for launch Sept 2022).  Judging from some of their press releases, Bonza will be flying a lot of routes from regional cities further up the Queensland Coast. This will definitely encourage the backpacker market to visit.

Noosa already has staff shortages in all sectors but particularly hospitality and tourism. This is putting plenty of pressure on business owners who are doing long hours to complete essential tasks. Getting a job is easy, but finding a place to live is the hard part.

This story, is about hospitality workers moving to town, is well worth a read.

Maybe the solution is to get a place further ¬†from Hastings St on Flatmates and getting to work via bike or e-scooter. Noosa has a huge number of bike shops because it’s such a pleasant place to ride and never really gets too cold to go anywhere by bike.

My verdict is Go, especially if you can find a job with accommodation.

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