Noosa Blue Water Swim

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  • Location: Main Beach, Noosa Heads 4567 Queensland


With Noosa turning on some fabulous weather and May celebrations ready to commence there has never been a better time to take that final dip before winter than being part of this year's Noosa Blue Water Swim.

Now in its sixth year, the Noosa Blue Water Swim, held on Sunday 17 May 2009 continues to win over swimming enthusiasts looking for a great destination event heading into the more temperate season.

On the program this year includes the 2km Noosa Blue Water Swim from Tea Tree Bay around the headland to Noosa Main Beach or the 1km Ray White Ocean Swim from Little Cove to Main Beach. If you think those distances are a bit out of your league then try the 500m Splash and Nipper Challenge along Noosa Main Beach.

Due to National Parks and Wildlife restrictions, entries into the 2km event will be strictly limited to comply with these rules.

Entries for this year's event are already strong with participants expected to arrive from Brisbane, the Gold Coast, interstate and across the Sunshine Coast to fill the fields across all three events.

Importantly, the day is designed for fun and participation so there will be lots of random draw prizes given away so everyone has a chance to win.

"The Noosa Blue Water Swim continues to grow in popularity with many visitors realising that May is a perfect time to enjoy Noosa and Laguna Bay by competing in the swim and staying on to enjoy the Mayfiesta program," said Steve Cooper from Tourism Noosa.

In 2009 USM Events has chosen to support the Down Syndrome 'Down Under' Swimming Organisation as this year's official event charity.

For more information on the Noosa Blue Water Swim please call 07 5449 0711.

This famous annual event takes advantage of Noosa's fabulous climate, sublime lifestyle and relaxed atmosphere and is part of the south east Queensland ocean swim calendar. Choose to swim 2km, 1km or 500m.

Now in its 6th season, the Noosa Blue Water Swim is a great destination event heading into the more temperate season. Compete in the 2km event from Tea Tree Bay, the 1km swim from Little Cove to Main Beach or try the 500m Splash and Nipper Challenge.

Noosa Blue Water Swim - 2km
Ray White Ocean Swim - 1km
Splash & Nipper Challenge - 500m

Queensland's only National Park Swim

Noosa Blue Water Swim - 17 May 09

Call 07 5449 0711 for further information...

Downloadable: "Mayfiesta" Brochure


Mayfiesta is Noosa's perfect answer for visitors and locals to beat the economic and winter blues.

Following on from last year's success, the secret is now out, Noosa in May is simply spectacular and what better way to experience one of Australia's favourite destinations than when Noosa goes on sale with a great range of savings throughout the month of May.

In 2009 Noosa's Mayfiesta campaign will deliver a range of hot deals to compliment its beautiful warm weather and provide residents across the Sunshine Coast the opportunity to re-discover some of the wonderful things to see and do in Noosa, all at fantastic prices.

During Mayfiesta you can take advantage of the destination's, once a year catalogue sale offering 25% off a range of accommodation, tours, restaurants and retail whilst enjoying an array of special events to keep you entertained.

In essence, Noosa Mayfiesta is the perfect excuse to stay, eat, tour or shop during the month of May.

Whether you take home a bargain during some serious retail therapy, delight in Noosa's fabulous cuisine or enjoy one of the high quality events also scheduled during the month, you are sure not to be disappointed.

Start by savoring some gastronomic delights at the Settler's Cove Noosa Food and Wine Festival, 1st to 3rd May. Cementing Noosa's reputation as a haven for food and wine lovers, this event has something for everyone.

Learn to cook with Australia's best chefs at Celebrity Cooking Classes and Demonstrations. Recreate the meals at home with produce sourced from the Producers Market and be entertained by Bjorn Again, Marcia Hines and Kate Ceberano, in a showstopper concert.

Make sure you book your tickets early to mix it with Australia's best know chefs including Matt Moran, Neil Perry, Geoff Lindsay, Cheong Liew, Phillip Johnson and David Pugh.

On Sunday 17 May, Get into the swim of things with the 6th Noosa Blue Water Swim. Go the distance in the 2km or 1km ocean swim, or take a more leisurely paddle in the 500m Triangle Swim along Noosa Main Beach.

With crystal clear water and mild subtropical temperatures, swimming in Noosa is a must for any visitor. Combine this with Noosa Blue Water Swim's action-packed atmosphere, with thousands of participants and spectators, and you've got a fantastic autumn sporting event.

Celebrate the great outdoors during the Riverfest Regatta from 16 to 17 May, a celebration of Noosa's beautiful river setting. Row, sail or fish in one of Australia's most picturesque waterways.

Or cheer on the competitors from Gympie Terrace's bars and restaurants, a stone's throw away from the Noosa River.

For something uniquely Noosa, don't miss Streetfest on Thomas with the showcasing of Noosaville's best restaurants accompanied by high end entertainment for the whole family on the 30th May.

Speaking at the launch today, Tourism Noosa's CEO, Steve Cooper, said that the Noosa Mayfiesta campaign is an ideal vehicle to raise awareness of Noosa and address seasonality.

"May is a great time to be in Noosa and this campaign aims to promote all the reasons why, ranging from the continued warm weather, the many events that are set to take place throughout the month and the range of special offers that are available".

So put a little "fiesta" back in your life this May during Noosa's Mayfiesta......the
only time of year when Noosa truly goes on sale.

To see the full range of events and download your free Noosa Mayfiesta catalogue go to

Mayfiesta -- snapshot of major events

  • Settler's Cove Celebration of Australian Food and Wine, Noosa Style, 1st to 3rd May.
  • Ripe Music Festival -- 3rd May
  • Noosa Blue Water Swim, Sunday 17 May
  • Riverfest Regatta from 16 to 17 May
  • Melbourne Comedy Festival -- 20 May
  • Ignition New Media and Film Festival -- 21- 24 May
  • Art on Hastings -- 22-24 May
  • Noosa Wedding Expo -- 24 May
  • Streetfest on Thomas -- 30 May

More hot deals are available in the Mayfiesta Catalogue that includes tours, restaurants, retail and accommodation.

Tourism Noosa :
Hastings Street, Noosa Heads
07 5430 5000
1800 002 624
Tourism Noosa

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Main Beach, Noosa Heads

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