Australia

Noosa is an exquisite slice of coastal bliss and one of my favourite weekend getaways. And beyond the region’s natural wonders, Noosa has a flourishing health scene of cafes and food stores, outdoor activities and wellness retreats. Far from ‘letting yourself go’, Noosa is the perfect place to re-energise and embrace healthy travel. So here’s your Healthy Travel Guide to Noosa and everything you need to know to have a fabulously healthy holiday.

Any traveler looking to experience Australia’s beach culture will no doubt find themselves rubbing shoulders with the hipsters, yogis and gluten-free vegans of Sydney’s Bondi Beach. And beyond the eye-candy provided by famous lifeguards and vet’s in the area (they know who they are…), Bondi also boasts some amazingly healthy organic, paleo, gluten-free and vegan brunch spots to indulge in between swims.

As the sun slowly rises above the tree canopy of the Noosa Everglades and native birds fill the air with their morning songs, we stop paddling and find ourselves floating on clouds. It’s 4:45 am and as our eyes begin to adjust to the morning light, a river of perfect reflections make it hard to tell where the water ends and the sky begins.

They call it the world’s most liveable city, and with an abundance of healthy restaurants, Melbourne might just get my vote. I mean, who cares what the weather or public transport is like when you have so many places to eat organic, paleo and gluten-free. And you should know that not only will your meal taste delicious, but food is absolute art in Melbourne.