Noosa Council in collaboration with the community is trialling a number of traffic and transport initiatives over the busy Christmas holidays. Go Noosa aims to provide a relaxed and fun travelling experience for locals and visitors.
From mid-December to the end of January, a number of traffic and transport options will be trialled throughout the shire as part of Go Noosa. Council encourages locals and visitors to make the most of the trial options - and make sure to let us know what worked well and what could be considered in the future.
Explore your choice of transport these holidays!
To get started explore your transport option by clicking your preferred transport option on the map.
For faster access download the Go Noosa App to your phone
Bus services will be free for the entire 2018/2019 Christmas School Holiday period - Saturday 15
December 2018 Š Monday 28 Jan 2019, inclusive.
5 TransLink services
? Route 626 Tewantin to Sunrise Beach via Noosa Heads
? Route 627 Tewantin to Sunshine Beach via Noosa Heads
? Route 628 Noosa Parklands to Noosa Junction via Noosa Civic
? Route 629 Tewantin to Noosa Junction via Noosa Civic
? Route 632 Noosa to Cooran via Cooroy and Pomona.
Timetables and route maps are available at www.translink.com.au or call 13 12
30 anytime. Most services terminate before 7:30pm, check timetables for more
064 Peregian Beach Š Noosa Heads (between 15 Dec & 28 Jan 2019)
There will also be an additional hourly shuttle service between Peregian
Beach and Noosa Heads. The Free service is numbered 064. Note the 620
service which travels into Noosa from the Sunshine Coast Council area will
still operate. The 620 service is not free.
If youÕre travelling in Noosa Shire make sure you catch the Free 064 service.
If you want to travel south of Noosa, make sure you hop off at Peregian Beach
and then catch the 620 service.
The timetable is available on CouncilÕs Go Noosa website
https://www.noosa.qld.gov.au/go-noosa and the TransLink journey planner
Council Cabs and the Boreen Point-Tewantin Flexilink services are also free
from 26 December 2018 to 6 January 2019, normal booking procedures
apply, refer link www.noosa.qld.gov.au/flexilink
The following bus services are not free
? Noosa Ferry (this is operated by a private business)
? Route 620 Noosa Heads to Maroochydore.
? Route 623 Maroochydore to Noosa Junction.
? Route 630 Noosa Junction to Nambour via Eumundi.
? Route 631 Noosa Junction to Nambour via Eumundi and Cooroy
Only buses that travel solely within Noosa are free to travel on. Those bus services that travel
outside of the Shire are not included in the free services as TransLink is unable to accommodate
free travel on services outside Noosa shire.
Question: How do I know which is a free bus and which one isnÕt?
Make sure you know your travel plans and bus route number (refer above to free bus route
numbers). If you want to catch a free bus look for the sign that reads FREE BUS on the front of the
dashboard of the approaching bus.
Question: What stops the buses getting stuck in traffic congestion?
Traffic Control has been employed to assist in getting buses out of traffic congestion at the Noosa
Drive roundabout. Due to the existing road network it is currently not possible to have a dedicated
bus lane. At this stage traffic control is the most effective and least expensive option available.
Previous survey data showed the longest time spent sitting in traffic on the bus was 12mins (keep in
mind that the buses have excellent air con).
Question: I heard patronage of the Free Holiday Buses has dropped in recent
Incorrect, there has actually been a 13% increase in patronage, year on year, since Christmas 2015.
Question: There are no free buses where I live?
Public bus services including bus routes are determined by the Queensland GovernmentÕs
Department of Transport and Main Roads and delivered by TransLink. The Free Holiday Buses
make use of the the existing TransLink bus services with an additional shuttle between Peregian
Beach and Noosa Heads because the exiting TransLink service on this route (Route 620) travels
outside the Noosa Shire and is unable to be included in the free services. People are encouraged
consult the free bus route map and drive, cycle, or walk to their nearest bus stop to catch a free bus.
Refer bus route map below: