Hastings Street is the iconic street in Noosa. People want to stay, shop, eat and play on Hastings Street. The street runs parallel to the beach so on the other side of the fairly wide tree lined road are expensive hotels and accomodations with shops and restaurants on both sides of the wide avenue. It is a place I tend to avoid, as do most locals, except when it is my photography expeditions location. When photographing I love to see what I can find. The shops range from the extreme high end to cheap fashion, hot dogs and icecream to gourmet expensive restaurants. Numerous galleries alongside tourist memorabilia. Dogs and owners meet and converse.
The buildings are of an age where renovation is being done. Lets face it – to stay on Hastings Street you are probably looking upwards of AUD500 per night.
Leaving Hastings Street and walking through to the beach you enter another world.
Main Beach is both deserted and busy.
School children do their school sports on the beach. I would have so loved to have gone to school now. You can do sailing, beach activities, surfing where we were confined to softball, basketball or hockey.
Birdlife abounds including the rare leucistic bush turkey which is often wrongly assumed to be albino.
Do you have streets in your town or holiday destination like Hastings Street? Although I rarely visit I did enjoy my photographic jaunt into Hastings Street and I can see why those visiting the area make Hastings Street a definite destination to visit whether they stay on it or travel in. Our council in an effort to alleviate traffic congestion has made all the public buses that go near Hastings Street free during the Christmas and Easter holidays. A great initiative enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.
From Hastings Street it is a short walkable distance to Noosa National Park but we will visit there when we next go out and about where I live.