Go Noosa free buses locked in for Christmas and Easter

The full suite of Go Noosa Free Holiday Buses will be back for Christmas 2021 and Easter 2022.

The full suite of Go Noosa Free Holiday Buses will be back for Christmas 2021 and Easter 2022.

Councillors gave the green light at Monday’s General Committee meeting.

Mayor Clare Stewart said the popularity of the program and the benefits to providing alternatives to the car made it an easy decision for council to make.

“We all know that Christmas and Easter are our peak times for traffic congestion in Noosa, and anything that makes getting around easier and avoids circulating for a car park is a bonus for everyone,” Cr Stewart said.

“Local businesses have had another incredibly tough year with trading restrictions and closed borders so making it easier for locals and visitors to get out and about during these peak holidays will hopefully also go some way toward helping businesses bounce back,” the Mayor said.

Subject to TransLink approvals, travel will be free on TransLink buses servicing Sunshine Beach, Sunrise Beach, Peregian Beach, Noosa Parklands, Tewantin, Noosa Civic, Cooroy, Cooran and Pomona.

Council’s Go Noosa Loop Bus is also here to stay. The Loop Bus will again service a park-and-ride facility at the Weyba Road AFL ground, and The J every 15 minutes until 7pm and half hourly until 10pm. Both sites have ample parking.

To accommodate parking demand from those who do drive in, Council will again offer paid parking in the Lions Park at Noosa Heads, managed by the Tewantin Noosa Lions Club.

“Fifty per cent of the proceeds from the paid parking will go to Tewantin-Noosa Lions Club to fund its good work in the community.”

Council will continue to encouraging residents and visitors to consider alternative transport options including the Noosa Ferry, e-scooter, e-bike and bike providers.

Cr Stewart said the initiatives would all help make getting around Noosa easier for both locals and visitors.

Council’s Go Noosa initiatives aim to reduce traffic congestion by providing relaxed and fun alternatives to travelling around Noosa by private car.