Noosa’s free loop bus is back these school holidays.
Already being trialled on weekends, the 064 and 065 services will resume on weekdays as well from December 10 to January 22.
Noosa Mayor Clare Stewart says it’ll be greener than ever this year, with the addition of an electric bus, charged by 100% green power.
The 065 Go Noosa electric loop bus will connect Noosa Heads, Noosa Junction and riverside locations during the peak holiday period in a continuous all-day Loop.
“These holidays will also see a huge milestone with over one million free bus trips since the Noosa Council Transport Strategy’s Go Noosa holiday program started in 2018,” Mayor Stewart says.
Along with the Go Noosa Loop Bus, it will also be free to travel on five existing Translink buses that service Sunshine Beach, Sunrise Beach, Noosa Parklands, Tewantin, Noosa Civic, Cooroy, Cooran, and Pomona.
Council also contracts an additional temporary route to provide a free service between Peregian Beach and Noosa Heads hourly (routes 626; 627; 628; 629 and 632 only).
Council also encourages residents and visitors to leave the car at home and consider exploring fun alternative transport options including the Noosa Ferry or hiring an e-bike or bicycle.
“Walking and riding a bike are a great alternative to the car and can often be quicker and more convenient, especially when heading into busy tourist hubs,” the Mayor says.
“For those who do need to drive in, council will again offer paid parking, at peak periods, in the Lions Park at Noosa Heads, managed by the Tewantin Noosa Lions Club.
“Half of the proceeds from the paid parking will go to Tewantin-Noosa Lions Club to fund its good work in the community.”
All-day paid parking is also available at Bay Village on Noosa Parade and Noosa Marina in Tewantin.
A weekend timetable will operate on public holidays with most free bus services terminating around 7pm with the exception of the 065 Go Noosa Loop Bus which will operate until 10pm and until 1am on New Years Eve.