Leaving the city of Brisbane, we are headed back to the coast on the way to our Fraser Island excursion. After hearing great things about the town of Noosa, we decide to stop by on our way to Hervey Bay, the departure point for our Fraser Island excursion. Noosa is probably one of the most picturesque towns we have seen on our trip up the east coast. The beach is unbelievable, with a great point break, making perfectly timed waves for surfing, and as it happens there is a surf competition going on when we arrive. Noosa is retirement town meets surf village, with expensive waterfront homes lining the ocean and waterways throughout the city. An aerial shot of the town shows the extensive waterway system that weaves and winds around Noosa creating great waterways for boating, kayaking and swimming away from the ocean. We book our tour for Fraser Island here with Beaches, one of the many tour company offering package deals to Fraser. Since the tour doesn’t leave until Friday morning, we decide to spend the night here in Noosa before heading up to Hervey Bay for a night. Since it’s getting late in the day we spend the rest of the late afternoon watching the surf competition before heading back to our hostel for the night.