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, here are some ideas for you, or call into Noosa Visitor Information Centres at Hastings St, or Parkyn's Hut or Noosa Marina in Tewantin. Phone +61 7 5430 5000 or Freecall in Australia 1 3000 NOOSA (66672)

 

Upcoming Events


Australia Day: 
There’s plenty of fun around the region this Australia Day, Thurs 26 Jan. Sit by the Noosa River in Lions Park on Gympie Tce, Noosaville from 7am-3.30pm, kicking off with a BBQ breakfast at 7am, live music from 8.30am-3.15pm and family activities from 10am. Other events around the region includeAussie World’s dunny races; pavlova, crocs and more fun at Australia Zoo; Australia Day Bowls at Tewantin-Noosa Bowls Club and an Aussie BBQ at Noosa Reef. See more at visitnoosa.com.au/events

Flowers and food: The Ginger Flower & Food Festival at The Ginger Factory, Pioneer Rd, Yandina, 20-22 Jan is a feast of flowers, food and fun with cooking demonstrations from renowned chefs, garden talks, ashowcase of ornamental gingers and heliconias and more. Free entry. See gingerfactory.com.au

On Location Noosa: Join Visit Noosa for a social photographer and instagrammer meet up this Sat 21 Jan,7.30am. Meet at Little Cove Beach for an early morning yoga class with Luxe Escapes Noosa and specialguest, Sera Wright from Photography Byron Bay! See visitnoosa.com.au/events

Junction Twilight Market: The Noosa Junction Twilight Market on Fri 20 Jan has artisan stalls, food andmusic in a great village vibe, 5-9pm in Arcadia St, Noosa Heads. See junctionflava.com.au

School holiday fun: The Noosa School Holiday Guide at visitnoosa.com.au/thisweek has great holiday fun

Cuisine

Dinner for two: Gaston Noosa, 50 Hastings St, Noosa Heads has a $55 dinner special for two on Sundays –Thursdays from 5pm. Includes two delicious mains and a bottle of wine. Ph 5447 4566

Entertainment

Outdoor movie: Starry Nights Outdoor Movies presents Oddball at Coolum Beach Flicks in the Park this Sat 21 Jan, 6.30pm, Tickle Park, free 

Music Marathon: Harbour Wine Bar, Noosa Marina, is hosting a music marathon in support of Variety QLD, 20-22 Jan. Enjoy great live music including Paris Smith (Fri 20, 6pm), Taylor Moss (Sat 21, 6pm) and RyanGiles (Sun 22, 4pm) along with silent auctions, raffles and more. See harbourwinebar.com.au

All-time favourites: Two all-time favourites come together with Sunshine Coast Youth Theatre at The J Noosa, 60 Noosa Dve, Noosa Heads this Sat 21 Jan 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Join Winnie the Pooh and friends inAct I for the classic children’s adventure in Winnie the Pooh Kids, and then get your umbrellas ready in Act II for Singin’ in the Rain Jr. $25 adult/$20 senior or student up to Yr 12. Ph 5329 6560 or see thej.com.au

Live music: Check out great live music in Noosa from 20-26 Jan
  • Noosa Beach House, Hastings St has Flamarique this Fri 20 Jan, 7-11pm; Tony Boyd on Sun 2.30-5.30pm; and Andrea on Wed 25 Jan, 5.30-7.30pm
  • Sunday Songfest is at Peregian Beach Hotel this Sun 22 Jan, 2-6pm with four artists and all day music
  • Carl Lynch is at Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club this Fri 20 Jan from 3.30pm and Sun from 2pm
  • The Brains Trust plays at Café Le Monde, Hastings St Fri 20 Jan, 8pm; Mass Room and Benny are on Sat 21 from 8pm, Terrence Boyd Thallon + Sue Anne Stewart play Sun 22, 4pm and Fieu is live Thu 26, 6pm
  • See Lachy Pascoe at Bohemian Bungalow, Eumundi, Fri 20 Jan, 6.30pm; Jen Mize on Sun, 1pm
  • Head down to Joe's Waterhole on Saturday afternoons from 2pm for some great live local music
  • The Australian Crowded House Show is at Tewantin-Noosa RSL this Fri 20 Jan, 8pm, $10; The Cocker Experience is on Sat 21 Jan, 8pm; and Custard Apples are on Thurs 26 Jan, 6pm
  • Sharon Brooks Duo are at Sunshine Beach Surf Club on Sun 22 Jan, 3-6pm
  • See Andrew Lawson live in the River Lounge, Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort, Sat 21 Jan, 4.30-7.30pm and Thurs 26 Jan, 4.30-7.30pm
  • Tewantin Noosa Bowls Club, 65 Hilton Tce, Tewantin has live music this Fri night 20 Jan from 6pm
  • Afternoons in Havana this Sun at Miss Moneypenny’s, Hastings St, 1-6pm with live Latin house musicplus percussion and special Latin American cocktails
  • Shayne is live at Cooroy RSL this Fri 20 Jan from 6pm
  • Hear live music at aroma’s, Hastings St, this Thurs and Sun, 5-8pm

Why not...

Grab Rock: Literally! See amazing views from Noosa’s Mt Tinbeerwah before you abseil down the rockface with half-day adventures, sunset abseils or a Rock n Surf experience. See grabrock.com.au

Secrets Shhh: Secrets are offering 10-50% off store wide at their end of year clearance until 15 Jan or until stocks last. Visit in store at 3/32 Hastings St, Noosa Heads

Hire a boat: Ready2Go Boat Hire at Noosa Marina has luxury barbecue pontoon boats (no licence required) with toilet, sink and fresh water on board for a great day out boating, fishing or just relaxing on the Noosa River. Also half cabin cruiser and stand-up paddle boards, kayaks and the new stand-up Step and Go board available. Ph 0420 208 680 or see ready2goboathire.com.au

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!

Explore Noosa: Explore with tours from Noosa to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island; kayak the pristine Noosa Everglades; go cruising or fishing on Noosa River; stand-up paddle or take a jet boat tour on the river; join a bike tour through Tewantin National Park; hire a car for a Noosa Country Drive. Phone the Noosa Visitor Information Centre on 1 3000 66672 or call in at Hastings St

Unplug and reconnect: Escape to fresh country air, towering forests, refreshing streams and waterfalls, and mountain summits views with Tropical Treks Guided Bushwalks - small groups, personalised, birdwatching and wildlife experiences in the Noosa and Sunshine Coast hinterlands. Visit picturesque country towns, discover historical sites and hidden treasures. Ph 0407 388 747 or see tropicaltreks.com.au

Fun on the water: Jump on a jet ski for an adrenalin rush on the Noosa River or join a guided jet ski tour in Laguna Bay, off Noosa’s Main Beach and around Noosa National Park. Find out more from the Noosa Visitor Information Centre, call 1 3000 NOOSA or see visitnoosa.com.au and search for 'jet ski'

Messing about on boats: Explore the beautiful Noosa River and its bird and marine life – hire a pontoon or quiet electric boat, take a fishing or 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

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 whale, koala, dolphin or turtle! 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

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!

Sunset cruise: The Noosa River at sunset is a beautiful way to start the evening and a cruise is a great way to arrive at dinner! Noosa Ferry has sunset cruises between Hastings St and Noosa Marina, Tues-Sat – ph 5449 8442. Noosa River & Canal Cruises leave from Noosaville and Noosa Heads, Wed-Sat, BYO snacks and drinks and they'll supply the glasses and ice buckets – ph 0414 727 765. The Noosa Queen’s sunset cruise leaves from Noosa Marina and is fully licensed – ph 5455 6661. MV Catalina has Saltwater Sunday cruises on Sundays, 3-6pm, ph 0484 598 993

Fraser fun: World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, or K’Gari, the world’s largest sand island is on Noosa’s doorstep! Join a day tour, a 2 or 3-day 4x4 adventure or drive yourself. See visitnoosa.com.au, call in at the Visitor Information Centre in Hastings St or phone 1 3000 NOOSA

Noosa by ferry: Explore Noosa by ferry along the river – a great way to get around between Hastings St, Noosaville and Noosa Marina at Tewantin, all day, every day. Also Sunset Cruise, Tues-Sat, $22.50; and Eco Cruise, Tues and Thurs, $49, includes morning tea and all-day Ferry Pass. Ph 5449 8442

Country drive:
The Noosa Country Drive has more than 100 touring experiences through the Noosa hinterland, with an interactive journey planner. Find out where to pat an alpaca or join a cheese-making class, find mountain lookouts and walking trails, visit a blacksmith's sound garden, enjoy a high tea - and more! See visitnoosa.com.au/country-drive or pick up a brochure from Noosa Visitor Information Centres

Fishing fun: Throw in a line and catch your own dinner – the Noosa River is a beautiful spot for fishing along the banks or hire a boat and find your own secret spot. Talk to local anglers at Davo's Tackle World in Noosaville who love to give tips, along with selling fresh and frozen bait and fishing gear. Ph 5449 8099

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; Pier 11 Restaurant and Italian Marina Restaurant have superb views and dining for lunch and dinner; 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, browse other gift and fashion stores or get pampered at a beauty salon or spa. If you go Sunday morning, check out the Marina Markets

Eco Cruise: See and learn about Noosa’s history and amazing birds, river life and flora on a 2hr Noosa Eco Cruise, Tues and Thurs. Includes river cruise, nature walk, morning tea and all-day Noosa Ferry pass (same day). Must book on 5449 8442

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. Spoil yourself or a loved one this week. Phone the Visitor Information Centre on 1 3000 NOOSA or see visitnoosa.com.au/relax

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



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