TRIP SUMMARY
Discover Noosa's unique biosphere with this beach themed package designed by Melissa Findley, an internationally renowned photographer and passionate advocate of sustainable travel.

Nestled amongst the sand dunes, stay at your own Beach House to experience absolute beachfront and relaxation. Go on a Dolphin Safari to get up close to wild dolphins in their natural habitat, experience the crystal clear waters of Double Island, cruise along Noosa North Shore on a Fat Bike, get access to a guide with Melissa's favourite photography locations, and more.

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:

• The Retreat Beach Houses (4 nights)
• Dolphin Safari
• Double Island Surf or Play Adventure
• Fat-Bike Beach Tour Noosa
• Noosa Distillery Tour + lunch
• Holiday starter pack

PLUS:

• An exclusive travel guide with photography tips and essential stops
• A fine art print by Melissa Findley, to hang in your home

Price per couple (twin-share).
From: $3,323 AUD
From
Melissa
"Photography lets me peruse my dreams, wherever that takes me. I call Australia home and love inspiring people to learn about our indigenous culture while exploring the stunning Australian landscapes. I had such a good time in Noosa and believe it is a very special place. It was incredible to learn about the Gubbi Gubbi people, the traditional custodians of the land, and photographing the local beauty and natural wonders of Noosa was a photographer's dream. I am incredibly excited to share this beach themed itinerary with you. I hope you like it!"

Trip Highlights

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1: Peregian Beach
Welcome to the biosphere! You will stay at The Retreat Beach Houses in the luxurious natural setting in the sand dunes of Peregian Beach. Your architecturally designed beach house offers tranquil private accommodation for you to reset, unwind and relax.
Activities
INCLUDED
Fat-Bike Beach Tour Noosa
Start your Noosa adventure with a cruise along the Noosa North Shore Beach with the wind in your hair, the sun on your skin and the sand on fat-wheels. Take the Moorindil St Ferry across the Noosa River to the North Shore Wilderness Trail. From here, the golden sands of North Shores Beach await. Take in the stunning backdrop of the Noosa Headland while cruising along this pristine coastline. If you are lucky enough, you may spot a dolphin or even a whale before returning!
INCLUDED
The Retreat Beach Houses - 1 Bedroom House
The Retreat Beach Houses offer tranquil private accommodation for you to reset, unwind and relax. Your architecturally designed beach house with open plan living areas and north facing decks on two levels is located in the luxurious natural setting in the sand dunes of Peregian Beach.
Day 2
Day 2: Noosa Heads
Wake up and enjoy the ocean views. Go for a beach walk along Peregian Beach and have breakfast on your private ocean facing deck. Today you will go on a Dolphin Safari, a scenic tour that takes in the beautiful sights of the Noosa Coast and gets up close to wild dolphins in their natural habitat.
Activities
INCLUDED
Dolphin Safari
Noosa Oceanrider's Dolphin Safari is a scenic tour taking in the beautiful sights of the Noosa Coast and getting up close to wild dolphins in their natural habitat. After your brief with Captain Nathan, your tour starts with a relaxing cruise down the Noosa River and out around the Noosa National Park Headland where you to take in the spectacular scenery and sights including Hells Gates. Usually the dolphins can be spotted anywhere between the National Park and Sunshine Beach. You will spend some time observing these beautiful creatures before returning to Noosa Marina.
OPTIONAL
Whale Watching (July to November)
Breaches, tail lobs & pectoral slaps, a breathtaking experience that is impossible to describe. Come and see the Humpback whales playing in Noosa’s aquatic backyard on their annual migration. In the latter half of the season, you may be lucky enough to spot a mama with her calf as they return south.
INCLUDED
The Retreat Beach Houses - 1 Bedroom House
The Retreat Beach Houses offer tranquil private accommodation for you to reset, unwind and relax. Your architecturally designed beach house with open plan living areas and north facing decks on two levels is located in the luxurious natural setting in the sand dunes of Peregian Beach.
Day 3
Day 3: Double Island
Experience the stunning Double Island Point on a special day trip. Noosa's hidden gem is only accessibly by 4WD vehicles and boasts the easiest, longest wave in Australia. The crystal clear warm waters set in the Great Sandy Marine Park are often buzzing with local marine life — large pods of dolphins, whales, turtles, rays and sea birds.
Activities
INCLUDED
Double Island Surf or Play Adventure
Experience the stunning Double Island Point on a day trip to relax, explore or surf in crystal clear waters off the beaten track. Sunshine Coast's hidden gem is only accessibly by 4WD vehicles along the Great Beach Drive and boasts as the easiest, longest wave in Australia. Uncrowded waves, this place is a once in a life time experience and is often passed by many travellers that simply don't know it's there. Ride crystal clear waves 100's of meters long even as a beginner!
INCLUDED
The Retreat Beach Houses - 1 Bedroom House
The Retreat Beach Houses offer tranquil private accommodation for you to reset, unwind and relax. Your architecturally designed beach house with open plan living areas and north facing decks on two levels is located in the luxurious natural setting in the sand dunes of Peregian Beach.
Day 4
Day 4: Noosa Hinterland
On your last full day in Noosa, it is time to explore the Hinterland. Visit three local distilleries to sample a range of gin, with cheese platters and lunch included. Visit the small town of Cooroy, head to Pomona Distillery for lunch and finish at Noosa Heads Distillery for a choice of one of their signature gin cocktails.
Activities
INCLUDED
Noosa Distillery Tour
On your last full day in Noosa, you will visit 3 local distilleries to sample a range of gin, with cheese platters and lunch included. Visit the small town of Cooroy, your first stop is 2020 Distillery where you will enjoy a drink on arrival, tour of the distillery and a guided tasting of their gins. You will then head to Pomona Distillery for a tasting flight of gin with a delicious lunch included. Last stop is the Noosa Heads Distillery for a choice of one of their signature gin cocktails.
INCLUDED
The Retreat Beach Houses - 1 Bedroom House
The Retreat Beach Houses offer tranquil private accommodation for you to reset, unwind and relax. Your architecturally designed beach house with open plan living areas and north facing decks on two levels is located in the luxurious natural setting in the sand dunes of Peregian Beach.
Day 5
Day 5: Peregian Beach
Enjoy the ocean views and a walk in Peregian Beach one last time. It is time to head home. If you can't get enough of Noosa —which we totally understand— we can always extend your stay.
Activities
STORYTELLER

Melissa Findley

About Melissa
STORYTELLER

About Melissa

Meet Melissa Findley, the accomplished photographer from Australia whose work is a curation of lived experience and in-depth discovery of some of the world’s richest cultures. Melissa’s hunger for travel has taken her around the world, always in the company of her trusted camera lens. She is a storyteller right through to the core. Her innate passion for sharing the adventures she creates with her community and beyond is something from a best-seller. Melissa falls nothing short of extraordinary as she blends storytelling, charity work, fashion, lifestyle and travel with awe-inspiring photography. A true hero in her own right.

FAQ's

What is included?
• 1 Bedroom Beach House at The Retreat Beach Houses (4 nights)
• Dolphin Safari
• Double Island Surf or Play Adventure
• Fat-Bike Beach Tour Noosa
• Noosa Distillery Tour + lunch
• Holiday starter pack

PLUS:

• An exclusive travel guide with photography tips and essential stops
• A fine art print by Melissa Findley, to hang in your home
Can I personalise this trip?
We would love to personalise this itinerary for you. Contact our team on 1300 590 838 or send an enquiry.
Will there be a guide?
No, this is a self-guided road trip. Our independent packages are designed to offer you the freedom to travel at your own pace.

The included day tours in this package do have guides.
Can I speak to somebody about this trip?
You can contact our friendly team on 1300 590 838 (we are based in Australia).

Alternatively, fill out the above booking or enquiry form. We will get back to you with a personalised itinerary within 2 business days.
How many people can join this trip?
We can organise this trip for small to medium groups (up to 15 people).

Please contact us if you have a larger travel group.
Is this trip family-friendly?
Absolutely! We would love to personalise this trip for your family and make it extra special for your little ones (and stress-free for the parents!).

Contact our team on 1300 590 838 or send an enquiry. We will get back to you with a family-friendly itinerary within 2 business days.
I have a special occasion
Celebrating your honeymoon, birthday or another special event? Please do tell us!

We would love to make this trip extra special for you.

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From the planning stage to the trip, our team is here 24/7 whenever you need us
We take care of all logistics, so you can focus on the fun
Travel at your own pace with the comfort of knowing we have got your back
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We personalise the trip to match your wildest travel dreams
Balancing detailed itineraries with the freedom to truly discover destinations
Our promise? A once in a lifetime adventure
Responsible travel is at the core of everything we do
We focus on those destinations 'less travelled' in Oceania
We work with local and Indigenous tourism operators where possible
We search the world to find the most inspiring travel storytellers
Our trips are designed by photographers, filmmakers and chefs
Authentic and exclusive, you won't find our packages anywhere else
Peace of mind travel — we take care of everything for you
We handpick all experiences to make sure you get the very best
Our trips include premium accommodation, unforgettable experiences and transport you can trust
From the planning stage to the trip, our team is here 24/7 whenever you need us
We take care of all logistics, so you can focus on the fun
Travel at your own pace with the comfort of knowing we have got your back
We personalise the trip to match your wildest travel dreams
Balancing detailed itineraries with the freedom to truly discover destinations
Our promise? A once in a lifetime adventure

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