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.

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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) 

Jazz festival: There’s hot music and cool vibes at the Noosa Jazz Festival  (3-6 Sept), at Noosa Heads Lions Park, on river cruises, legend lunches, in restaurants and in the streets. See Wendy Matthews, Darren Percival, Colleen Hewett, Emma Pask, Todd Hardy and Anita Spring, Ingrid James, George Washing-machine and more. Lounge back in Festival Village with food and market stalls, croquet, kids’ games, jazz workshops and master classes. Tickets from $30 for adult day ticket and season passes available. Special Father’s Day Pack is $65 for 2 adults and 2 children in Festival Village on Sunday. See the opening parade down Hastings St this Fri 4 Sept from noon, before Tastings on Hastings. CLICK HERE FOR THE PROGRAM


Triumphant: More than 60 classic Triumph sports cars are at the Triumph TR Register Australia display in Chaplin Park, next to Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club, Noosaville, Sat 5 Sept, 9am-3pm


Jazz Party: The Noosa Jazz Party has an improvised jazz program every night until 6 Sept with some of Australia’s best musicians at The J Theatre, Noosa Heads, 5-11pm. Tickets $35 per night or 4-night ticket available (ph 5447 2229). See the jazz flash mob at Sunshine Beach Village, Fri 4 Sept, 10.30am. Free  concert in Lions Park, Gympie Tce, Noosaville, Sun 6 Sept, 2-4pm. See noosajazzparty.com

Cuisine

Yum Cha for dad: The way to dad’s heart this Father’s Day (6 Sept) is through his tummy! Shout him a Yum Cha lunch or banquet at Embassy XO, Sunshine Beach. Sittings 11.30am and 1.30pm – book on 5455 4460


Beer for dad: Treat dad to a delicious meal at Locale, Hastings St this Father’s Day (Sun 6 Sept) and he’ll receive a beer on the house! Open for lunch and dinner, phone 5447 5111 to book.

Entertainment

Junction Alley: There’s live art, fashion, music and food as Junction Alley presents The Laneway this Sat 5 Sept, 24 Lanyana Way, Noosa Heads, noon-5pm


Rooftop flicks: All-time family favourite The  Sound of Music screens at Cooroy Library Rooftop Flicks, 9 Maple St, Fri 4 Sept, 6pm. Set up your blankets and picnics on the grassed rooftop. Entry by donation


Live music: Check out great live music in Noosa from 4-10 Sept 

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Plant Fair: The Father's Day Noosa Botanic Gardens plant fair has edibles and ornamentals, native, non-native and collectables at the beautiful lakeside Noosa Botanic Gardens, Lake Macdonald Drive, Cooroy, this Sun 6 Sept, 9am-3pm. Food and coffee on sale or pack a picnic lunch

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

Underground Surf:
Drop in to the new surf hub at Underground Surf Emporium and Café, upstairs 9 Hastings St, Noosa Heads, with a surfers lounge playing live streamed surf comps and movies on the big screen; over 200 boards for beginners to advanced; expert advice and surfing products and a groovy cafe with balcony overlooking Hastings Street


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

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 visitnoosa.com.au/relax

Explore: 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 visitnoosa.com.au/play

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 visitnoosa.com.au/play 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 con-x-ion.com

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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Hot music and cool vibes at Noosa Jazz Festival

Hot music and cool vibes at Noosa Jazz Festival

The first weekend in spring means 2 things in Noosa – Father’s Day and the Noosa Jazz Festival. If your dad loves music, you’re sorted! A ticket to the Noosa Jazz Festival for Father’s Day will cover it all!

The other side of Noosa

The other side of Noosa

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.

Toes in the sand for Noosa Festival of Surfing

Toes in the sand for Noosa Festival of Surfing

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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