Noosa Council in collaboration with the community are trialling a number of traffic and transport initiatives over the period from 6 to 28 April 2019. "Go Noosa" aims to provide a relaxed and fun travelling experience for locals and visitors.
The Go Noosa trials are funded by Noosa Council's Sustainable Transport levy.
For more information see the initiatives below or read the:
Go Noosa App
Road users are encouraged to visit the Go Noosa App to help give them real time live information about congestion and car parking capacity in Noosa Heads.
It also provides alternative transport choices, like Free Bus travel times, Bike and Scooter parking spots as well as bike and walking paths.
The trial of the app intends to give travellers the option to make informed travel choices before heading to Noosa Heads, in an attempt to reduce the number of cars on the road over the busy holiday period.
The Go Noosa App is available free to download from the App Store and Google Play in early April.
From 6 April to 28 April 2019, Council in partnership with Sunbus and TransLink are providing free public transport for everyone in Noosa.
The free services include:
- Route 626 Tewantin to Sunrise Beach via Noosa Heads
- Route 627 Tewantin to Sunshine Beach via Noosa Heads
- Route 628 Noosa Parklands to Noosa Junction via Noosa Civic
- Route 629 Tewantin to Noosa Junction via Noosa Civic
- Route 632 Noosa to Cooran via Cooroy and Pomona
- Temporary Route 064 Peregian Beach to Noosa Heads
The Free Holiday Buses initiative aims to reduce traffic congestion at Noosa's busiest locations by making free, easy, stress-free and convenient public transport available to all residents and visitors.
- For bus timetable information visit TransLink or phone 13 12 30 anytime.
- Peregian 064 Shuttle bus timetable [361KB]
- Route Map [915KB]
Pedestrians, Cyclists and Scooters
Survey data has shown that parallel parking in Hastings Street can affect the flow of traffic through to Noosa Woods as well as impact on the function of the Hastings Street roundabout. Part of the Go Noosa trials includes the temporary replacement of eight parallel car parks to widen the footpath for pedestrians as well as provide additional scooter and bicycle parking.
The additional temporary scooter and bicycle parking will be in place from 6 to 28 April 2019 and will be located in the middle of Hastings Street opposite Ripcurl, QuickSilver and Seed.
A trial of prioritising pedestrian movements will be implemented by providing:
- temporary wayfinding signage to direct people to the beach and other attractions.
- traffic controllers to assist pedestrian and bus movements from 6 to 28 April 2019.
High resolution video message boards will trial the use of new technology developed specifically for the "Go Noosa" trials to provide drivers with information on car parking availability in the Hastings Street precinct before they get into the congested area. Motorists can then make an informed decision about driving into the precinct or parking in Noosa Junction and catching a free bus or walking over the hill.
Noosa Heads Lions Park will temporarily be converted to a paid car park at a flat rate of $20 per day from 9am to 6pm from 13 to 28 April 2019:
The car park does not operate if the grounds are wet, this is to reduce damage to the park.
The funds from paid parking contributes to "Go Noosa" initiatives including the provision of selected free buses through the Shire. The Noosa-Tewantin Lions Club manage the car park on behalf of Noosa Council receiving a percentage of the revenue which is used to support their charitable works.