Noosa is a bit of a second home to us, for the past 7 years or so Sam and I head over there in January with his family who have family friends lucky enough to live there.
My Mum & Stepdad moved to Brisbane beginning of this year. We had planned to visit them already during this time. However once we found out the due date of the baby was January, we knew we wouldn’t make the annual family trip to Noosa so we decided to combine the two. God forbid we would go a whole year without returning to Noosa!
We spent 4 nights in Noosa to ourselves and then 4 nights with my Mum & Stepdad in Brisbane. The time to ourselves was pretty magical we spent a lot of time talking baby names (Nope still not any closer to a final name) and simply enjoying each others company, without the hustle and bustle of home. I really treasured the time i got with Sam as i knew once we were home he was straight back into work mode and would be hectic right up until Christmas.
If you are considering a Baby Moon i would say absolutely do it. When you are pregnant and still surrounded by the every day things at home it can be difficult to really soak up the fact you are creating your own little human. When you are away together it seems to be all you can think and talk about.
Noosa is one of my favourite places in the world and It seemed we weren’t the only couple to vacay their whilst expecting. You will find so many families and many a baby bump poolside.
If you are considering a vacay here I’ve put together a list of places to stay, eat and adventure that we would definitely recommend.
Sam’s family always stay at The Emerald which is perfect location and has great sized rooms for families. It’s located on the infamous Hastings Street, literally a hop skip and jump across the road from the Main Beach.
We were very kindly gifted our 4 night stay for our baby moon this time staying at The Sebel. This is about 100m down the street from our usual spot at The Emerald. Has a great pool, also a kiddies pool for the very little ones. We enjoyed our stay here and would love to go back.
If you prefer things a little quieter and away from the main action i would suggest staying in Noosaville. Beautiful and a lot quieter, you will find more of the “older” crowd around this area.
Check Out Colonial Resort Noosaville. Great pool, great price and fabulous hosts. Kathie & Malc will take good care of you!
When we woke up with pregnancy hunger pains we hit up
Bistro C – Enjoy your pancakes at this beach side restaurant while watching the surf lifesavers work up their appetite. Amazing breakfast food, smoothies and fresh juices.
Head to Troppo’s Fish & Chips I’m lucky enough to have tasted Brenda’s homemade cooking and it is HEAVENLY. You won’t be sorry about hitting up her & Johnny’s fish and chips.
If you are willing to wait in line, burger domination’s on the menu at Betty’s Burgers. A pregnant girls dream! Probably the closest burger i’ve had to Shake Shack in NYC. They are all delicious but i highly recommend the stuffed portobello mushroom burger. It will change your life!
Village Bicycle– Drinks & Nibbles
Hang with the locals at the bicycle bar, great drinks, dog friendly and hearty nibbles like tacos and sliders.
Bit Fancy – SAILS restaurant serves beautiful food and is right on Noosa Main Beach. Head here for a romantic dinner for two.
Noosa Hot Bread Shop – This place is the best bakery in town! Every french pastry you could imagine. You won’t be disappointed get down early though because the chocolate croissants sell out quick.
Aside from Noosa Main Beach, take a walk just up the hill and you will find more beautiful beaches, Little Cove & Tea Tree Bay tend to be our favourites. Keep your eyes peeled on the trees above, koalas hang out around here.
One of the best days to date in Noosa was a day trip to Double Island Point with our surf instructor Tim. Cross the barge in your 4WD, drive along the beach, pick up some fishing bait (aka pipis just below the surface of the sand) and enjoy a little dune sliding (not advised for those heavily pregnant).
Once you get to the point. You’ll find a flock of surfers, and don’t forget to take a stroll to the top, view = spectacular. Overlooking the turtles in the ocean below.
Hire a paddle board and go for a paddle around the river/canals. Gorgeous scenery and a look into the life of the rich and famous who live along the river awaits.
Baby Moon or not Noosa has something to offer everyone so i suggest you check it out. See you there next year 😉
BRISBANE – Brisbane involved much of the same, eating and a lot of sun exposure ha. We went to the Snow White Ballet which was incredible. Did i mention i’ve always wanted to be a ballerina….
We then hit up the EAT street markets (food galore) & my mum’s local farmers market.
This was an incredible holiday that i will cherish! We have some exciting adventures in the horizon, and I can’t wait to introduce our little man to travelling next year.