October 10, 2018

Noosa 2018

We just got home from our annual holiday to Noosa and this time we snuck in a few extra days, more than usual. Josh has to be at work and my MIL was already up there, so I decided that I didn’t want to miss out on some Noosa time, so me and the boys flew up two days earlier.

It wasn’t really a big deal, I can juggle the three, I just had to be prepared and a step ahead of them, even before we left our front door. I even went as far as to put ‘pull ups’ on the two older boys, as I knew that getting them and Freddie to the bathroom, mid flight would be hell. I had Freddie in the ergo baby carrier and left my pram at home.

 

What I packed in my handbag

  • Two nappies
  • Wipes
  • Lots of dummies
  • Formula
  • X2 bottles with cool boiled water
  • My wallet
  • My phone
  • A sandwich and a few snacks
  • A charger
  • A toy for Freddie

The boys each had a back pack with the bare minimum- the less toys- the less chance of a short attention span, getting sick of toys and start to get frustrated.

What the boys had in their backpacks

  • Spare clothes
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Ipad
  • Headphones

 

Luckily, Freddie slept the whole flight and the boys played on their ipads.

We always have a car transfer company meet us at the airport to drive us to our hotel, this time we used a company called ‘need a ride’. I told them to have a rear facing car seat and two booster seats.

 

On arrival, we also had our baby hire products from Emu hire waiting.

What I hired

  • High chair
  • Porta cot
  • Blocks/toys
  • Stroller (baby jogger)
  • Beach towels
  • Beach tent
  • Beach bucket and spades per child

I also had a Coles online delivery arrive with basic food the kids love, bread, milk, butter, nappies, pull ups, formula, toothpaste, sunscreen.

 

We always stay at Seahaven, but there are so many other great options for all budgets and different accommodation styles.

Noosa Accomodation

  • Seahaven
  • Netanya
  • La Mer
  • Tinguarna
  • Fairshore
  • Sebel
  • Many in Little Cove and it isn’t a far walk
  • On the Beach- best for no children
  • Sandcastles
  • RACV Noosa
  • Sofitel
  • Hire a house
  • lots more

As it is school holidays, I knew that I had to book in restaurants for our entire stay. People book early in advance and there were even some restaurats such as Bistro C and Locale that I couldn’t get into even when I booked for days away.

Some of our favourite restaurants for dinner are

  • Sails (by far my favourite)
  • Ricky’s (lunch is great with the river views)
  • Aromas (fun people watching)
  • Wasabi (amazing date night)
  • The Beach House (fine dining)
  • Surf Club (great views of the beach and relaxed)
  • La Vida
  • Bistro C
  • Locale

Spots for Breakfast

  • Boardwalk Bistro for breakfast and coffee daily
  • Grab take away from the bakery
  • Cafe Le Monde
  • Bistro C
  • Seasons
  • Providor

Spots for Lunch

  • Aromas (fun people watching)
  • Providor
  • Boardwalk Bistro
  • Bistro C
  • Zachery’s
  • Betty’s Burgers
  • Sails
  • Cafe Le Monde
  • Grill’d
  • Surf Club

And really, everywhere is amazing. For children, just book your dinner in early from 5pmish and everyone is accommodating.

FACT- There are always undercover police patrolling the streets to keep the town safe and family friendly and no schoolies is allowed.

 

We went bar hopping one night just Josh and I starting at Rumba’s (under Sails, it’s a pretty secret bar), then to Roccocos, then to the Sofitel and Miss Money Penny.

 

Our daily routine consisted of the following:

  • Wake
  • Tidy
  • Make kids breakfast
  • Go get breakfast for Josh and I as well as a coffee
  • Beach
  • Pool
  • Lunch
  • Gingerbread man from Bakery
  • Beach
  • Relax
  • Shower
  • Shops
  • Dinner
  • Ice cream
  • Bed

Some fun things to do for the kids

  • Beach play
  • Pool play
  • River visits and exploring
  • Playground along the river (behind the bus station)
  • Explore the national park
  • Visit Australia Zoo (drive)
  • Ice cream
  • Go to the movies if its a not so great day
  • Water activities
  • Go to the food court and let them go on a $2 ride

Now, one of my readers wanted to know what I packed for me and for Freddie.

What I packed for my 11 month old

  • sleep suits
  • sleeping bags x2 1tog and 2.5tog
  • no singlets
  • tshirts
  • shorts
  • leggings/pants (I needed more- ideally 4-5)
  • 2 jumpers
  • dummies
  • dummy chain
  • sleep toy
  • cot fitted sheet
  • Ollie Owl- white noise
  • monitor
  • sun hat
  • swimmers
  • a muslin wrap to cover him in the pram
  • socks
  • shoes
  • medications
  • bottles
  • bibs/smocks
  • travel bowl
  • sip cup

What I packed for me

  • Swimmers (I wish I had 4 pairs, I took 3)
  • Underwear
  • skirts
  • tops and tshirts
  • jumper (wish I had 2)
  • jeans
  • track pants
  • active wear
  • runners
  • thongs
  • sandals
  • dress shoes
  • make up
  • hair equipment
  • laptop
  • chargers
  • cardigan
  • dresses for dinners
  • shorts
  • sunglasses

 

 

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