Every year during the last weekend in October Noosa hosts the third largest Olympic Distance triathlon in the world. The triathlon is the culmination of a five day Multi Sports. Read on below for information about Noosa Triathlon Accommodation
Festival with events including the Run Swim and Run, The breakfast Fun Run along the coastal track and Main Beach, the Tour de Noosa, the Superkidz Triathlon, the 5km bolt, the Noosa 1000m Ocean Swim and the Noosa Special Triathlon with entries from individuals, relay teams and charity entries. It is the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Needless to say there are over 10,000 athletes vying for the top spot and there are even thousands more competing for that top accommodation in Noosa.
Undoubtedly the top accommodation spot is right on the beach at Main Beach Noosa Heads. This is where all the action takes place. Main Beach is the location for the 1500m swim leg of the triathlon. Just across from the beach and Hastings St is the transition area for the 40km cycle and the 10km run. Imagine watching all the action on Main Beach from your own private balcony or taking just a short stroll to the waters edge for a closer up view of the swim leg. Nothing could be more civilized.
Another benefit of booking accommodation right on the beach at Noosa heads during the Noosa Triathlon is the close proximity to all the Hastings St restaurants. They are literally right on your doorstep. You simply step out the door and you are there. Hastings St is normally a foodie’s paradise. Demand will be high with all those hungry athletes and their ravenous appetites around so it might be a good idea to book in advance.
Fortunately the upside of staying right on the beach at Noosa is that you really don’t need to drive to get to all the major attractions. Restaurants, supermarkets, boutique shops, the beachfront and the river are all just a short stroll away. Of particular interest to triathlon athletes is the location of Festival village at Noosa Woods Noosa Heads.
This is where the event check in takes place. You will also find compulsory bike parking, the stage area and The Noosa Sport & Lifestyle Expo here. All of this is located just at the end of Hastings St. Any of the accommodation venues along Hastings St will put you right in the heart of the action with the premium locations right on the beach nestled in between Main Beach and Hastings St.
On the Friday night of the Noosa Triathlon festival there will be a Fireworks Spectacular on main Beach starting at 7.00pm. You will definitely want to enjoy the fireworks from your own private balcony overlooking Main Beach. No need to fight for a good position as you will have one of the best positions on Main Beach and yet will still be close enough to soak up all the vibe and atmosphere of the evening.
The whole festival culminates with the hero event on the final day – the Noosa Triathlon, or as we affectionately call it in Australia the Noosa Ironman. If you haven’t booked already, book now. Accommodation places in Noosa for such a large event are limited, especially those right on the beach. You may like to consider staying an extra day or two to avoid the mass exodus and unwind in Noosa’s Natural playground after the excitement of the festival. Good luck to all the competitors.
When: 26-30 October 2016
Where: Noosa region