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Whats on in Noosa

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Welcome to Noosa, with its beautiful natural surrounds, cosmopolitan atmosphere and vibrant calendar of events! If you’re looking for something to do during your holidays, we’ve put together some ideas for you.

For more ideas call into the Noosa Visitor Information Centres at Hastings Street, Parkyn’s Hut or Noosa Marina in Tewantin. Phone +61 7 5430 5000 or Freecall 1 3000 NOOSA (66672)


Noosa food and wine festival 2016

Noosa Food & Wine 2016: Join food and wine enthusiasts from all over the nation as they descend on Noosa from 20-22 May for Noosa Food & Wine 2016.

Event-goers can look forward to discovering new flavours alongside great Australian wines, artisan foods and culinary talent with some of Australia’s leading chefs and producers and the finest Queensland produce in one of Australia’s leading food destinations, Noosa.

Events include a Makepeace Island Seafood Experience, Welcome Opening Cocktail Party on Noosa Main Beach, A Taste of Noosa with Guest Chefs at some of Noosa’s best restaurants, The Paleo Way Discussion with Pete Evans, The Noosa Street Feast – a long lunch on Hastings Street, The Wine Tastings Quarter with 20 of Australia’s top wineries, Breakfast with the Boys – Surfers Versus Chefs, Producers Meet The Chefs Cooking Demos at Noosa Farmers Markets, The ‘You’re Better on Beef’ BBQ by the River and the finale Full Moon Asian Flavours Farewell Party. For program and ticket information visit

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Mates4Mates: Noosa welcomes 10 British and 10 Australian war veterans through Mates4Mates, supporting Defence Force members who have suffered injuries as a result of their service. Hear the veterans share their stories at Noosa Heads Surf Club this Mon 18 May, 6.30-7.30pm. There’s also a golf day and auction at Noosa Springs on Tues, with prizes including a 1934 signed Don Bradman bat, signed Matthew Hayden cricket bat, signed Broncos jersey and more


Gusto lunch: There’s a great lunch deal at Gusto, Noosaville this month – char-grilled Atlantic salmon fillet, fattoush salad, yoghurt dressing for $25 including a glass of wine. Available Mon-Sat. It’s a perfect time of year to sit back on the Gusto deck and admire the stunning river view. Book on 5449 7144

Market chef: Learn from the experts at the Market Chef kitchen at Eumundi Markets, Wed 20 May, 10-11am, with a free cooking demonstration with chef Nilla Tomkins from belmondos organic market

Comedy Club: Sunshine Beach Surf Club presents The Sit Down Comedy Club with Dave Williams, Melinda Buttle and Rob Brown this Fri 8 May from 8pm, dinner from 6pm. Book on 5447 5491

Jazz brew: The Famous Brew are at Noosa Heads Jazz Club, The J, Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads this Sat 9 May, 7.30pm. Club members $20, guests $25, budget bar open. Ph 5447 2229

Live music: Check out great live music in Noosa from 8-14 May
Sahara Beck, bearfoot, Dan Hannaford, Landerz-i and Beats Cartel are at Peregian Originals outdoor concert this Sun 10 May, 1-5pm, next to Peregian Surf Club
See Mick Lindsay on the deck at Sunshine Beach Surf Club, this Sun 10 May, 3-6pm
Plan B Jazz are free at Harbour Wine Bar, Noosa Marina, Tewantin Fri 8 May, 5.30pm
Café Le Monde has DJs this Fri and Sat; Gian plays on Sun, 3pm; and Andrew Lawson, Shannon Sol Carroll and Isaac McGovern are free on Thurs 14 May, 6.30pm
Bohemian Bungalow, Eumundi has Sue-Anne Stewart, Sat 9 May, noon-2pm; Sue Bond Jazz, Sun 12.30pm
Dan Millane, free, KB’s, Nomads Noosa, Sun 10 May, 6-9pm, and see Mick Lindsay on Wed 13 May, 8-11pm
At the Noosa Reef Hotel, Noosa Heads see James Sinclair and LMNOP this Fri 8 May, 9pm; on Sat, see James Sinclair, LMNOP, Benny, Wintex and Jasti from 9pm; on Sun there’s a live band in Flanagan’s Bar
At Noosa Beach House Bar, Hastings St see Tall Guy With Glasses on Sun 10 May, 2.30-5.30pm; Andrew Jolly is on Wed 13 May, 6.30-8.30pm
Little Steely Bros are at Tewantin-Noosa RSL on Fri 8 May, 8pm, $10; Ultimate Bee Gees are free on Sat, 8pm; and Tanya Stevens is free on Thurs 14 May, 7pm
Hailey Calvert is at Crawdaddy’s, Bay Village, Hastings St, Fri 8 May, 8.30pm; Old Fashioned are on Sat, 8pm
Late-night grooves every Sat from 9pm at the Supper Club, Miss Moneypenny’s, Hastings St
Live music at Shades Wine Bar, Noosa Junction on Wednesday and Saturday
Coolum Surf Club has live music this Fri 8 May

Yoga on the water: Try something new with stand-up paddle Yoga and fitness on the beautiful Noosa River this Sat 16 May from 9.30pm with Pilates By the Sea. Must book on 0413 342 910

Theme park transfers: Australia Zoo and Aussie World theme parks are just a short trip from Noosa and Con-x-ion now does transfers to and from these attractions. Book on 5450 5933 or 1 3000 66672

Perfect spa duo: Relax with a 60min Balinese massage and 30min mini facial Prana Duo Package atIkatan Day Spa, Doonan. $195 to ease muscle tension and refresh skin. Ph 5471 1199 or see

See Noosa by bike: Hire a bike and take yourself along the beautiful beach and riverfront bikeways or hinterland trails – try a new tandem electric bike! Or join a guided tour down Mt Tinbeerwah or through the Noosa Trail Network. Call the Noosa Visitor Information Centre on 1 3000 NOOSA for more information

Relax and unwind: At a glorious day spa, at Yoga or Pilates sessions or with an in-room massage – a perfect supplement to your Noosa winter holiday. Indulge with rejuvenating pick-me-up treatments from facials to full body massages, hydromassage pools and body scrubs. See

Eco Cruise: See and learn about Noosa’s nature, history and amazing birds, marine life and flora on Noosa Ferry’s Noosa Eco Cruise, with spectacular beach, river and mountain views, Tues and Thurs. Includes river cruise, guided nature walk, morning tea, same day Noosa Ferry day pass. Book on 5449 8442

Learn to surf: Feel the thrill of standing up on wave for the first time and learn to surf in Noosa’s safe waters while on holiday. Ask at the Noosa Visitor Information Centre, Hastings St, ph 1 3000 NOOSA or see

Kayak time: Explore Noosa’s beautiful waterways by kayak from Laguna Bay to Noosa River, tranquil Weyba Creek, Noosa Sound canals, the lakes or up to the pristine Noosa Everglades. You’ll see, hear and experience wildlife and nature as never before. Hire a kayak and take yourself or join a guided tour. Call the Noosa Visitor Information Centre on 1 3000 66672, drop in or see

Saddle up: Enjoy a range of horse riding adventures with experienced guides – Discover beautiful Lake Weyba with Noosa Horse Riding. Go along Noosa North Shore beach or bush with Equathon Horse Riding. Take a guided trail ride through rainforest and farmland in Noosa hinterland with Mary Valley Adventure Trails or join a trail ride through Noosa hinterland with Noosa Horses, just 10 minutes from Noosa. Ask at the Noosa Visitor Information Centre in Hastings St or phone 1 3000 66672

Treasure trove: Take home a memento or two of your Noosa holiday and explore the gorgeous stores that line Hastings St, Noosa Junction, Peregian Village, Sunshine Beach, Noosaville, Noosa Marina, Tewantin and the hinterland villages of Cooroy, Pomona and Eumundi. From fashion, homewares, surfboards and jewellery to art, furniture and handmade designs, you’ll find something unique to be treasured at home

River fishing: Explore the beautiful waters and wildlife of Noosa River while fishing, crabbing and sight-seeing with Noosa Fishing and Crab Adventures. Gear and lunch provided, morning and afternoon tours available. Ph 5449 7984

Markets: Find something yummy or unique with locally made products, art, craft and food at markets around Noosa: Original Eumundi Markets, Wednesday and Saturday morning; Noosa Farmers Market, every Sunday, 6am-noon, AFL grounds, Weyba Rd, Noosaville; Noosa Marina Markets, every Sunday, 8am-2pm, Parkyn Court, Tewantin; Pomona Country Markets, 2nd and 4th Saturdays every month, 6.30am-noon, Stan Topper Park, Pomona; Cooroy Community Markets, every Thursday, 8am-1pm, RSL Hall, Maple St; Peregian Markets, 1st and 3rd Sundays every month, 7am-12.30pm, Kingfisher Park, Peregian Beach Foreshore; Cooroy Grass Roots Markets, 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturday, 7am-noon, Memorial Hall, Maple St; Kin Kin Creations Market, 1st Sunday every month, 9am-1pm, Kin Kin Oval; Eumundi Square Markets, every Wednesday (7.30am-2pm), Friday (8.30am-2pm) and Saturday (7.30am-2pm); Noosa Kids and Baby Market, last Sunday every month (except July and December), 8-11am, Noosa Leisure Centre, Wallace Drive, Noosaville

Noosa by ferry: The Noosa Ferry is a beautiful way to see Noosa, with stops between Noosa Marina at Tewantin, Noosaville and the Sheraton Jetty in Noosa Heads, 7 days a week from 9.15am-6.40pm – the perfect way to get to and from your favourite Noosa restaurant. There are also special Sunset Cruises with a free ticket on the evening service. Ph 5449 8442 or see

Explore: Get out and about and explore with tours from Noosa to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, kayak the pristine Noosa Everglades, go cruising or fishing on Noosa River, kayak or take a jet boat tour into Laguna Bay, join a bike tour through Tewantin National Park, abseil down Mt Tinbeerwah or hire a car and head to the beautiful hinterland. Phone the Noosa Visitor Information Centre on 1 3000 66672, call in at Hastings St or Noosa Marina or see

See Noosa from the water on a stand-up paddle board (it’s easy), surfboard (lessons are fun), kayak (take a tour or hire and take yourself), hire a party pontoon and enjoy a river picnic, jump on a hire jet-ski, join a fishing tour, book the gondola or classic wooden power boat, the Noosa Ferry or action-packed jet boat. Ask at Visitor Information Centres in Hastings St or Noosa Marina, ph 1 3000 66672 or CLICK HERE

Messing about on boats: Explore the beautiful Noosa River and its bird and marine life – drive yourself on a party pontoon or hire boat, get on-board the Noosa Eco Cruise, take a fishing and crabbing tour, a Noosa Ferry between Noosa Marina and Hastings St, Noosa Queen sunset tour, Noosa River and Canal Cruise, dine on the Noosa Cruising Restaurant, indulge on the Noosa Gondola or Noosa Dreamboats’ 1940s power boat, take a boat trip or guided and self guided kayaking tour to the ancient Noosa Everglades, or hire a kayak or stand-up paddle board – phone 1 3000 NOOSA, see Visitor Information Centres in Hastings Street or Noosa Marina, or see

River of mirrors: Discover the Noosa Everglades, the river of mirrors, and its magnificent wildlife and pristine wilderness with guided and self-guided kayak tours, or by boat from Noosaville. Find out more at the Visitor Information Centre, Hastings St, Noosa Heads or phone 1 3000 66672

Lookout!: See a magical Noosa sunrise or sunset with a bird’s eye view from one of Noosa’s easily accessible lookouts. Drive along Viewland Dve, Noosa Heads to Noosa Lookout or walk up the steps along Morwong Dve at the end of Hastings St – it’s worth it! Mt Tinbeerwah (wheelchair access) is only a 10-min drive from Noosa Heads, along Noosa-Cooroy Rd and turn right into Tinbeerwah Rd. And for the more adventurous, head to Mt Cooroora in Pomona and Mt Coolum for spectacular views

Tee-off: From championship courses to greens for families and beginners on holiday, the Noosa region has a range of beautiful golf courses. See or phone us on 1 3000 NOOSA

Hire a car and take a country drive through the Noosa hinterland with spectacular views, lakes, forests and volcanic formations. Visit country towns, walk the Noosa trails, climb a mountain and call in to a country pub in Eumundi, Cooroy, Pomona, Boreen Point or Kin Kin. Pick up a Noosa map from Visitor Information Centres in Hastings St or Noosa Marina, ph 1 3000 66672 or see

River sunset: See amazing sunsets from Noosa River with Noosa Cruising Restaurant’s luxury sunset dinner cruise from Noosa Marina. Noosa Ferry has a BYO $20 sunset cruise with departures from Tewantin, Noosaville, Noosa Sound and Noosa Heads. Noosa Queen’s $10 sunset cruise takes in Lake Cooroibah and river life – fully licensed bar onboard. Noosa River and Canal Cruises has BYO $20 sunset cruises Wednesdays to Saturdays. Phone 1 3000 66672 or ask at Noosa Visitor Information Centres in Hastings St or Noosa Marina

Gift from Noosa: Give friends and relatives a Noosa experience with a Noosa Gift Certificate from the Visitor Information Centre in Hastings St – available for a tour or activity, or buy a Noosa Experience credit so they book an experience of their choice. Ph 1 3000 66672 or drop in to the centre

Out and about: It’s a beautiful time of year to explore Noosa’s nature – take a walk along a beach anywhere between Coolum, Peregian or Noosa Heads; hire a boat on the river; walk around the bays through Noosa National Park; take a tour to Fraser Island; head for the hinterland; learn to surf, skydive or abseil; hire a canoe and explore the waterways at your own pace; take the ferry between Noosa Marina and Hastings Street; enjoy fish and chips by the river; take an action-packed adventure boat ride – there’s plenty of fun to be had. Ask at the Visitor Information Centres in Hastings Street and Noosa Marina or see Pick up a copy of the Noosa Holiday Guide which is also available as an e-book

For more about what to do in Noosa, call into the Noosa Visitor Information Centres at Hastings Street or Noosa Marina in Tewantin. Phone +61 7 5430 5000 or 1 3000 NOOSA (1 3000 66672).

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