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Book now for Noosa Food & Wine 2018

Book now for Noosa Food & Wine 2018

Visit Noosa

​The beautiful Noosa waterways will be a magical backdrop for Noosa Food & Wine 2018 with some of Australia’s best chefs, winemakers and foodies heading to this gorgeous coastal and hinterland region for four days of celebrations from 17-20 May.

See what you've been missing

See what you've been missing

Kinga Atkinson - AWOL FAMILY

See the best views of Noosa from Mt Tinbeerwah, four-wheel-drive past Noosa’s ‘coloured sands’ along Noosa North Shore or glamp it up in a ‘Luxury Teepee Tent.’ Relax on the water at Lake Cootharaba or kayak through Australia’s only Everglades, and its football fields of water lilies. It’s time, to start your NEW Noosa adventure!

7 great natural Noosa experiences

7 great natural Noosa experiences

Christine Retschlag

Explore 7 great natural Noosa experiences - from mountain biking in Tewantin National Park to an eco cruise and fresh, local Noosa flavours.

Walk and cruise Noosa in winter

Walk and cruise Noosa in winter

Liz Bond

​Marco! … Polo! Usually the sound of summer in Australia. I’m overlooking the pool at Mantra French Quarter Noosa with a glass of Lanson in hand and it is supposedly winter. Don’t tell the kids. Perhaps winter never comes to Noosa...

Close encounters with whales

Close encounters with whales

VISIT NOOSA

Just how close to a humpback whale would you feel comfortable being? Watching the majesty of humpbacks as they travel through the warm waters off Noosa on their annual migration north is an unforgettable sight – their playful tail slaps, breaches, sprays and fin ‘waves’ seem even more incredible when you consider their size … around 15m in length and weighing more than 35 tonnes!

5 Fab Foreign Experiences You Can Have In Noosa

5 Fab Foreign Experiences You Can Have In Noosa

The Global Goddess

Some days you just have to let the world come to you. I was recently back in beautiful Noosa on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. I’ve been up there a lot lately, more by default than design, and what’s really cool is that every time I’m there, I discover a host of new things. On this trip, I stumbled across some cool international experiences in which you can indulge. Here are five of my favourites.

Noosa's Tinker the Travelling Caravan

Noosa's Tinker the Travelling Caravan

The Noosa Wedding Blogger

Are you planning a Noosa wedding? The Noosa Wedding Blogger shares some vintage themed ideas that might offer fresh inspiration...

Our Top 10 NOOSA alive! picks

Our Top 10 NOOSA alive! picks

Visit Noosa

From Fire in the Sky to some seriously hot talent on stage, warm up in Noosa this winter with NOOSA alive! – 10 magical days and nights of music, theatre, food and fun from 21-30 July.

Fashionable Hastings St to Noosa North Shore's coloured dunes

Fashionable Hastings St to Noosa North Shore's coloured dunes

Kinga Atkinson

From the fashionable Hastings Street to the unspoiled beaches of Noosa’s North Shore. Here’s your 5 day Noosa holiday itinerary. Relax or explore? There’s no reason not to do both. No cooking on this trip. Just heaps of fun and lots of new memories!

7 things not to miss when visiting Noosa

7 things not to miss when visiting Noosa

Styling You

If you haven’t been back to Noosa for a while or have an upcoming trip, Nikki Parkinson's seven things not to miss when visiting Noosa might offer fresh inspiration...

The countdown to Noosa Food & Wine Festival 2017

The countdown to Noosa Food & Wine Festival 2017

The tipis and A French Saloon will soon be popping up on Noosa’s Beach, our restaurants will be filled with the aromas of amazing food from some of Australia’s best chefs, the prosecco and Champagne are on ice and the DJs are warming up their dance beats – it’s less than one week until the Noosa Food & Wine Festival and our mouths are watering already!

Top ways to spoil mum (or yourself) in Noosa

Top ways to spoil mum (or yourself) in Noosa

Spoil mum this Mother’s Day, Sunday 14 May with a special Noosa treat - from food, wine and jewels to theatre, thrilling adventure tours and flowers. We've put together a few ideas for you, or call into our Noosa Visitor Information Centre in Hastings Street, Noosa Heads or at Noosa Marina, Tewantin.

Dine with Australia's favourite chefs at Noosa Food & Wine 2017

Dine with Australia's favourite chefs at Noosa Food & Wine 2017

Noosa serves up wonderful food and wine all year round and we’re adding some of Australia’s best chefs and wine makers to the mix in exclusive lunches and dinners in some of Noosa's best restaurants for the Noosa Food and Wine Festival from 18-21 May 2017.

Kayaking the Noosa Everglades

Kayaking the Noosa Everglades

Me & My Travel Bugs

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...

Walk your way to relaxation in Noosa

Walk your way to relaxation in Noosa

You never know where a walk in Noosa will take you – from sunrise on a mountain top to sunset over Noosa National Park’s secluded bays; from wilderness hikes to pristine lakes; from the Noosa Trail Network’s hinterland scenery to the ancient rainforests and sandblows of World Heritage-listed Fraser Island.

Matt Sinclair's Top 10

Matt Sinclair's Top 10

Matt Sinclair, Noosa ambassador, MasterChef contestant and Noosa local shares his top 10 favourite things about Noosa...

Action in and out of the water for Noosa Festival of Surfing

Action in and out of the water for Noosa Festival of Surfing

What better way to welcome autumn in Noosa than with the Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing, the biggest surfing event in the world, with its annual 8 days of fun in and out of the water from 4-11 March?

3 little words to cool you down - Noosa Summer Swim

3 little words to cool you down - Noosa Summer Swim

Noosa + summer + swim - with the heat being felt in many places across Australia this week, these three words instantly seem to cool things down, so this weekend's (11-12 February 2017) Noosa Summer Swim event with short and long courses seems perfectly timed to bring some relief.

Noosa named in 50 best places to travel in 2017

Noosa named in 50 best places to travel in 2017

Noosa has been named as one of only two Australian destinations in the 50 Best Places to Travel in 2017 list by the world’s most influential travel brand – Travel + Leisure.

Things to do in Noosa with kids or without

Things to do in Noosa with kids or without

Kinga Atkinson

Courtney Atkinson, 3-time Noosa Triathlon winner, Olympian and all round nice guy recently visited Noosa with his wife and two children. They spent 48 hours exploring beyond Hastings Street. Here's what they found...

On the Noosa Wedding Trail

On the Noosa Wedding Trail

Bentley or Kombi? DJ, cello or band? Fireworks or doves? Beachfront ceremony, golf course or riverside? Restaurant reception or catered in a tipi? There are 1001 questions for anyone thinking of planning a wedding … brides and grooms-to-be can have your queries answered at the very first Noosa Wedding Trail this Sunday 7 August.

Playing tourist in Noosa

Playing tourist in Noosa

Larissa Dening

Travel Blogger and Landscape Photographer Larissa Dening recently hosted three Canadian Instagrammers in Noosa, showing them some of the best of Noosa's nature. Here's a taste of their experience ...

Mountain biking in Noosa

Mountain biking in Noosa

Mountain bike trails snake their way up and down hill through Tewantin National Park, just 10km west of Noosa Heads, and it’s a fun – and unexpected – experience that’s so close to the water activity that Noosa is usually known for.

Stretch out this weekend with yoga in Noosa

Stretch out this weekend with yoga in Noosa

Just relax … so easy to say, but sometimes it seems impossible to do. We’ve found plenty of ways to relax in Noosa – you could say we have made it our purpose in life! Between sunrise strolls on the beach, sunset cocktails and plenty of laidback activity in between, we’ve pretty much mastered the art of relaxation.

High flyers in Noosa

High flyers in Noosa

You never know who's going to "drop in" on you in Noosa - Adventure Sports Kite Surf Australia recently hosted keen kite surfers Sir Richard Branson and his former Virgin Australia CEO Brett Godfrey on an adventure along Noosa's eastern beaches.

The other side of Noosa

The other side of Noosa

Guest blogger Liz Bond - This Magnificent Life

Today, it’s hard not to visit a beach and see some Stand Up Paddle boarders (SUP’ers) enjoying their sport on the fringe of the surf riders. Or better still, seeing an early morning SUP’er on a quiet river or canal going through their daily core exercise.
The urban myth is that SUP’ing is as old and traditional as surfing, originating in Hawaii generations ago.
That’s only half true.

10 tips for a great Noosa Food & Wine

10 tips for a great Noosa Food & Wine

The beach tipis are up, the sun is shining, the kitchens are buzzing and the wine is chilling as Noosa Food & Wine 2016 gets under way, with more than 50 of Australia’s best chefs in town from Friday 20 May to Sunday 22 May for more than 40 events. Here's our top 10 tips to enjoy Noosa Food & Wine this weekend!

Noosa Long Weekend Festival - let the fun begin!

Noosa Long Weekend Festival - let the fun begin!

Hastings Street is set to become even more fun and colourful this evening (Friday 15 July) with more than 300 street performers in costumes and feathers strutting along the road for the spectacular free Opening Carnivale Infusion Parade, kicking off the 15th annual Noosa Long Weekend Festival.

Insider tips for a fabulous Noosa Food & Wine weekend

Insider tips for a fabulous Noosa Food & Wine weekend

By Eat Drink + be Kerry

It’s the quick or the hungry for Noosa Food & Wine 2016 from May 20 to 22, as tickets for popular events are snapped up by those in the know, but there are still great chances to have a memorable food experience over the weekend.

Swell predictions for 25th Noosa Festival of Surfing

Swell predictions for 25th Noosa Festival of Surfing

After last weekend’s swell that saw some great surfing action on Noosa’s points, there are plenty of fingers and toes (even the ones that are hanging 10!) crossed that the waves hang around for the 25th anniversary Noosa Festival of Surfing that gets under way today, Friday 4 March.

Events in and out of the water at Noosa Festival of Surfing

Events in and out of the water at Noosa Festival of Surfing

The 25th anniversary Noosa Festival of Surfing unofficially kicks off today, Thursday 3 March, with great events in and out of the water from now through to 12 March.

More than a swim in the ocean

More than a swim in the ocean

Sue Mikkelsen

Most of us don’t often get the chance to line up alongside Olympic swimmers and world champions, but that’s just what’s on offer this weekend at the 3rd annual Noosa Summer Swim.

Australia Day in Noosa and beyond

Australia Day in Noosa and beyond

Beach, barbecue, backyard cricket or listening to some of the best songs from the year on the radio – how do you celebrate Australia Day? We’ve got all of those activities – and much more – covered in Noosa and beyond this Tuesday 26 January 2016 … from thong throwing and a talent show to dunny races, burgers, pavlova and crocodiles!

A marvellous day on Fraser Island

A marvellous day on Fraser Island

By international visitor Isa Grube

I recently had the opportunity to join The Discovery Group for an outstanding day-trip to the world-renowned Fraser Island and would like to share this memorable experience with other visitors to Noosa and the Sunshine Coast.

Reflections of a Noosa summer

Reflections of a Noosa summer

My Ocean Bliss

It's autumn already and not that that's a bad thing. We are surrounded by absolutely bliss pretty much all year round here at beautiful Noosa. I do however find myself not quite ready to leave another summer behind me yet. So before I embrace all that autumn has to offer, I'd like to share some of the splendour and bliss of my Noosa summer.

Toes in the sand for Noosa Festival of Surfing

Toes in the sand for Noosa Festival of Surfing

Sue Mikkelsen

Surfing legends, old guys, gals, tandem surfers and even dogs have made Noosa beach their home this week for the Noosa Festival of Surfing. It’s referred to as “8 days of pure stoke”, “a party on the beach” and “a celebration of the spirit of surfing”, and these sum up pretty well why the Noosa Festival of Surfing holds such a special spot in the hearts of surfers.

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