This Week in Noosa

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.

Upcoming Events

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)

Rugby 7s:
The Noosa International Rugby 7s Festival is non-stop action this Sat and Sun 10-11 Oct at Noosa Dolphins Rugby Club, Bicentennial Drive, Sunshine Beach with 46 teams from Australia, NZ, Fiji, Samoa, PNG and more. Also entertainment for all the family

River festival: Noosaville comes alive with food and music by the river at the Noosa Boathouse Spring River Festival this Sun 11 Oct, noon-8pm on the Boathouse lawn, Gympie Tce. Street food by chef Shane Bailey, Stone & Wood beers, wine and live music with Sean Fitzgerald from 1pm, Matt Stillert 3-5pm, and Jay Bishoff from 5-7pm. Free entry (donations accepted at the gate for Sunshine Butterflies charity)


Seafood Sundays: Sirocco, Gympie Tce, Noosaville, introduces Seafood Sundays with hot and cold seafood plate, fattoush salad and hand-cut chips for two, including a glass of bubbles, $59.50. Available for lunch only. Book on 5455 6688

More than burgers: The Italian Job, Sunshine Dream, The Garden Party and The Blue Whale – just some of the sensational tastes on the menu at Duke’s Burgers, Sunshine Beach, Wed-Sun from 5pm. Also a new salad bar, wings, fish and chips, beers and gelatos

Oyster special: Enjoy freshly shucked $2 oysters on the balcony at Embassy XO, Sunshine Beach every Sat 3-6pm. Also a great range of beers and award-winning wines from the Lounge Bar


Opera in the Amphitheatre: The spectacular lakeside amphitheatre at Noosa Botanic Gardens, Lake Macdonald Drive, Cooroy is the setting for Operatif's annual outdoor performance, Opera in the Amphitheatre, Sun 11 Oct, 3pm, with soprano Jennifer Parish, mezzo Hayley Sugars, baritone Stewart Cameron, pianist John Woods and Canadian tenor Derek Hill who perform favourites from Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, Rossini and others, plus best-loved songs. Bring a picnic. $45/$42/ $20. Tickets at or ph 5475 7777

Shnit shorts: The Shnit International Short Film Festival comes to Australia for the first time, screening at The J, Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads, Thurs 15 Oct, 8.30pm, $15/$13 – book at

Ministry of Sound: The Ministry of Sound Clubbers Guide to Spring brings dance beats to the Villa Noosa Hotel with Glover and Jesabel, Sat 10 Oct, 8pm. Pre-sold ticket $20 or $25 at the door. See

Comedy Club: Laugh with Danny McGinlay, Peter Grosse, Joe Schaffer and Ting Lim at the Sit Down Comedy Club, Sunshine Beach Surf Club, Fri 9 Oct, 8pm. Show only is $18.50 or book a table for dinner from 6pm. Ph 5447 5491 and book the courtesy bus on 5447 5491

Live music: Check out great live music in Noosa from 9-15 Oct
  • Peregian Originals this Sun 11 Oct has great live music with Transvaal, Diamond Syndicate, Mace and the Motor, Jay Hoad and Tiana Dennis, 1pm in the park next to Peregian Beach Surf Club
  • Taylor Moss is at the Harbour Wine Bar, Noosa Marina, Tewantin this Fri 9 Oct, 5.30pm
  • Bohemian Bungalow in Eumundi has Felicity Burdett this Sat 10 Oct, noon-2pm; and on Sun see the Robyn Brown Jazz Trio, 12.30-2.30pm
  • See Funkzilla on the deck at Sunshine Beach Surf Club this Sun 11 Oct, 3-6pm
  • Noosa Beach House, Hastings St has Andrew Jolly on Fri 9 Oct, 8-11pm, Michelle Clifford on Sun, 2.30-5.30pm and Gabor on Wed 14 Oct, 6.30-8.30pm
  • The American Classics are at Tewantin-Noosa RSL on Fri 9 Oct, 8pm, $20; The Buddy Holly Show is free on Sat, 8pm; and Able2Rock is free on Thurs 15 Oct, 7pm
  • It’s Salsa night at Crawdaddy’s, Hastings St every Wed, 7pm with Cuban caliente music
  • See Ryan Delaney perform in the beer garden at The Imperial Lionheart in Eumundi this Sat 10 Oct, 2-4pm, and Kayla and Tom from 4-6pm
  • See Stuie Unplugged at Cooroy RSL, free, this Fri night 9 Oct
  • Café Le Monde, Hastings St has DJs on Fri and Sat from 8.30pm, and Sun from 4pm, and Sally Skelton performs on Thurs 15 Oct from 6.30pm
  • Ryan Giles plays at Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club on Sun 11 Oct, 2pm
  • Late-night grooves Sat from 9pm at the Supper Club, Miss Moneypenny’s, Hastings St with laid-back, up tempo jazz, funk and soul. Mention ‘The Supper Club’ and get 2 for 1 desserts and dessert wine or half-price cheeseboard with any drink purchase
  • Tewantin Bowls Club, Hilton Tce has live music on Friday nights, 6-10.30pm
  • The Noosa Reef Hotel, Noosa Heads has live Irish music on Thurs 7-10pm

Why not...

Relax and unwind: Book a pampering treatment at one of Noosa’s heavenly day spas or massage rooms – or have them come to you! Warm up with a Yoga or Pilates session in a dedicated Noosa studio, on the beach or even on a stand-up paddle board. Ph 1 3000 NOOSA or see

Floating Land:
The Floating Land retrospective exhibition is at Noosa Regional Gallery, Riverside, Pelican St, Tewantin until 18 Oct, celebrating art and the environment

Noosa Waterworld:
Kids can try the 10m drop on the Dino Slide, walking on water in a Zorb Ball, Bumper Boats, inflatable pools and water guns at Noosa Waterworld mobile water park, Pomona Showgrounds, Sat and Sun, 10-11 Oct, 10am-4pm. Unlimited rider wristband $20

Feel good Friday:
Join Pilates by the Sea for a feel good community yoga class every Friday on Noosa Main Beach, 7am. Join by donation. Funds raised will be donated to the Black Dog Institute. Ph 0413 342 910 or see for more details

Fishing fun: Throw in a line and catch your own dinner – the Noosa River is a beautiful spot for fishing, either along the banks, hire a boat or join a fishing charter. Talk to the local experts at Davo's Tackle World in Noosaville who have great fishing tips, fresh and frozen bait and all your fishing gear

National Park: Take a walk or run through the Noosa National Park, just minutes from Hastings St, with coastal tracks with gorgeous views across Laguna Bay to Noosa North Shore – you may even spot a migrating whale, dolphin or turtle! And look out for a koala or wallaby along the way. Inland tracks take you through rainforest and eucalypt woodlands. Drop into the Visitor Information Centre in Hastings St or the park’s information centre, open 7 days

: Get out and about and explore with tours from Noosa to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, kayak or take a boat tour to the pristine Noosa Everglades, go cruising or fishing on Noosa River, 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

Messing about on boats: Explore the beautiful Noosa River and its bird and marine life – hire a pontoon or quiet electric boat, get on-board the Noosa Eco Cruise, take a fishing and crabbing tour, a Noosa Ferry between Noosa Marina and Hastings St, a sunset cruise, gondola or 1940s power boat, jet boat tour, jet ski and more. Ph 1 3000 NOOSA, see Visitor Information Centres or

On the river
: Combine 3 great Noosa experiences – the river, food and shopping – into 1 and catch a Noosa Ferry to Noosa Marina, Tewantin for breakfast, lunch, dinner or anything in between at one of the restaurants right on the river. Café Vin Cino is open for breakfast, The River Deck Restaurant and Rump House Restaurant have superb views and dining for lunch and dinner, Italian Marina has great pizza and pasta, and Harbour Wine Bar is open all day for coffee or a drink. Also fish and chips. See Hearts and Minds Art’s beautiful new gallery and gift space, pick up a beautiful bunch of flowers at Blooms of Noosa and browse other gift and fashion stores. If you go Sunday morning, check out the Marina Markets

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

Learn to surf: Learn to surf in Noosa’s calm waters! Call the Visitor Information Centre on 1 3000 NOOSA or see for local surf schools where experienced coaches can help you out, from beginner to advanced. You’ll be standing up in no time!

Hidden gems: Experience hidden gems with Con-X-ion’s new Sunshine Coast Discovery Tour. Visit the Eumundi Markets, a vibrant mecca of more than 600 unique stalls; The Ginger Factory, showcasing the story of ginger from paddock to plate with novelty shops and award-winning gardens; sit down to a scrumptious lunch at Sunshine Castle before being launched back to medieval times with a castle tour; then enjoy a refreshing beverage at Aussie World Pub, Australia’s most photographed with Australiana shopping village and fun for the whole family. The tour costs $95 per person, with pick-up/drop-off from your accommodation. Book on 5477 0888 or see

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, Friday 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

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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