ONCE again Go Noosa free holiday buses will be back over the Queensland Easter school holidays and residents and visitors are encouraged to utilise the service in an effort to curb congestion within the ever-popular tourist destination.
The free buses will run from April 1 -16 and Noosa Mayor Clare Stewart said whether you are travelling for work or recreation, the free holiday bus services offer a fun and stress-free way to travel around all parts of Noosa from the beach to the hinterland.
“Head down to the Peregian Beach markets on the hourly 064 service, plan a day trip to the hinterland on the 632 service to discover a new walking trail or climb Mt Cooroora, stop by the Noosa River on the way to Tewantin on the 626 or 627.”
Don’t go loopy looking for a car park this Easter, park and ride the free electric 065 loop bus into Hastings Street from the AFL grounds on Weyba Road.
“Residents and staff can avoid the stress and time of having to look for a car park in the busy Hastings Street precinct by hopping on board the free bus service. The more people who choose to park and ride or leave their car at home, the better the traffic will be, which will speed up the bus trip,” Mayor Stewart said.
“The electric loop bus is powered by 100% renewable energy and provides a stress-free way to park and ride into the busy Hastings Street precinct. You can choose to park your car anywhere along the loop bus route and simply jump on.”
The 065 loop bus service operates approximately every 15 minutes from 7am to 7pm and every 30 minutes from 7pm to 10pm. The 064 Peregian to Noosa Heads or 065 Loop bus services will run to their normal schedule on public holidays.
Noosa weather is fantastic during autumn, with the drop in humidity signalling an excellent opportunity to walk or ride around town.
“The Noosa Parade pathway upgrade has provided new on-road bike lanes and wider shared paths to help encourage residents and visitors to switch to active transport when heading into the busy Noosa Heads precinct,” Mayor Stewart said.
“If you are looking for a new experience, several off-road paths are available on our walking and cycling map. You can grab a copy at the Visitor Information Centres or on Council’s website.
“We encourage everybody to enjoy the journey these school holidays by jumping on a bus, ferry or bike.”
The Go Noosa free holiday bus program is delivered in partnership with Translink.
For timetable information on routes 064, 065, 626, 627, 628, 629, and 632 download the Translink journey planner, visit the Translink website or call 13 12 30. Services 620, 622, 630 and 631 travel outside Noosa Shire and are not included in the free services.