If you’d rather hunt for Easter eggs than car parks this Easter, then Go Noosa’s Free holiday buses are for you – with all buses that operate solely in the Noosa Shire area free from April 2 to 18.
Go Noosa Project Officer, Joanna Ferris, said residents and visitors might like to try the popular 065 Go Noosa Loop bus that travels in the busy areas of Noosa Junction, Weyba Drive and Noosa Parade to Noosa Heads.
The Go Noosa Park & Ride loop bus will run from the Noosa AFL Grounds. It leaves every 15 minutes between 7am and 7pm and every 30 minutes until 11pm.
“You could catch the 064 to travel between Peregian Beach and Noosa Heads or hop on the 632 to travel out to Pomona and Cooran and experience the great Noosa Hinterland,” Ms Ferris said.
Park and Ride will also be available again including long stay car parking at three locations (AFL Football grounds on Weyba Rd, Noosa Junction – The J and Noosa Junction Transit Centre).
For those just dropping family and friends off at Hastings Street council is recommending patrons take advantage of the free two-minute Drop & Go locations on Noosa Parade and Hastings Street Bus Interchange.
Mayor Clare Stewart said stress-free holiday travel can happen on the water too.
“Discounted passes on Noosa Ferry are now available, which allow residents and visitors to make a few stops in Tewantin, Noosaville and Hastings Street,” she said.
Cr Stewart said Noosa locals and visitors have been embracing the Go Noosa program and the range of car free options since 2018.
“This initiative is really making a difference and it’s even easier to spend less time in the car and more time at the beach and exploring Noosa’s waterways and towns,” she said.
The Go Noosa program is becoming synonymous with Noosa and holiday periods throughout the year.
Ms Ferris said that survey results showed that more than 60% of people who caught a free bus last Christmas were Noosa residents.
“We’re delighted that locals and visitors are so on-board with the Go Noosa program. What started as a free bus service during the summer holidays twenty years ago has now expanded to take a holistic and sustainable transport approach to travelling around Noosa,” she said.
To know more about Go Noosa head to noosa.qld.gov.au/go-noosa-holidays.