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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.

CLICK HERE to download THIS WEEK IN NOOSA for 24-30 April 2015 or please see below.

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)

UPCOMING EVENTS

Anzac centenary: Dawn services and Anzac Day parades will be held around Noosa this Sat 25 April, including a special dawn service tribute on Noosa Main Beach. A Gallipoli landing tribute at 4.30am in front of Noosa Surf Club will be followed by a service. Courtesy buses from Noosa Junction Transit Centre to Hastings Street from 4am, returning 5.30am. Noosa Heads Lions Park open for car parking 3.30-730am. Dawn services will also be held at the Cooroy cenotaph at 4.55am, Coolum cenotaph at 5.20am and Verrierdale Hall at 6am. The main parade steps off from Sidoni St, Tewantin at 9am with riders from the Australian Light Horse Brigade, NZ Veterans Band and a warbird flyover. The Cooroy memorial service is in Memorial Hall, Maple St at 11.15am. The Eumundi commemorative walk leaves Caplick Park, Memorial Drive at 7.30am. The Yandina service is at 11am. See more about Anzac Day services in Noosa here

More Anzac: The Anzac Centenary Troop Train will be at Cooroy Railway Station on Fri 24 April, 11am-1pm with a re-enactment and wreath laying. Tinbeerwah Art Group Anzac Exhibition is in Tewantin CWA Hall, Poinciana Ave, 10am-4pm to 25 April. NZ Veterans Band performs in Memorial Ave, Tewantin on Anzac Day from 11am

Cuisine

United degustation: Join sommelier Peter Marchant from United Cellars and Peter Kuruvita at his Noosa Beach House Restaurant for an evening of fine wines and fine dining, Thurs 30 April, 7-10pm. 4 courses and matching wines, $135pp. Book on 5449 4754 or see noosabeachhousepk.com.au 

Gusto lunch: Gusto at Noosaville, $25 April lunch special – char-grilled pork fillets, roast kipfler potatoes, broad beans, apple mustard sauce and a glass of wine, Mon-Sat (excludes public holidays), ph 5449 7144

ENTERTAINMENT

Cruise Control: David Williamson’s latest play Cruise Control about an Australian, English and American couple on board a luxury ship, is at Noosa Arts Theatre, Weyba Rd, Noosaville, 22-25, 29-30 Apr, 1-2 May, 7.30pm; 26 Apr, 2pm; 2 May, 1pm. Box office Tues-Fri, 9am-2pm, ph 5449 9343 or see noosaartstheatre.org.au 

Peregian Pictures: E.T. - the Extra Terrestrial screens at Peregian Pictures for Starry Nights Outdoor Movies, Fri 24 April, in the park next to Peregian Surf Club, 6.30pm – entry by donation

Live music: Check out great live music in Noosa from 24-30 Apr
  • Dead Letter Circus are at Villa Noosa Hotel, Fri 24 Apr, 8pm, $25 pre-sale at the venue or Moshtix, $30 at the door; soloist performs free on Sat from 6pm
  • Cooroy Originals has Jimmy Watts Band, Blues Eye Cry, Beats Cartel in Apex Park, Cooroy this Sun 26 Apr, 1pm – powered by donations
  • The Barleyshakes launch their album at Crawdaddy’s, upstairs Bay Village, Hastings St this Fri 24 Apr, 8pm, $10; The Hi Boys, Sat, 8,30pm, $10; Old Fashioned, Sun, 6.30pm; Thump, Mon 27 Apr, 7.30pm, free
  • Sexual Chocolate are free at Sunshine Beach Surf Club this Sun 26 Apr, 3-6pm
  • Alan Kelly is free at KB’s at Nomads Noosa on Sun 26 April; The Elliots are free Wed 29 Apr, 8-11pm
  • Carl Wockner is at Noosa Beach House Bar, Hastings St on Fri 24 Apr, 8.30-11.30pm; Flamarique are on Sun, 2.30-5.30pm; Andrew Lawson is on Wed 29 Apr, 6.30-8.30pm
  • Doolie is at Imperial Lionheart Hotel, Eumundi, Fri 24 Apr, 6.30pm; Simon York is on Sat, 6.30pm
  • Janice J Duo are free at Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club on Sun 26 Apr, 2pm 
  • Rod Christensen Duo are free at Harbour Wine Bar, Noosa Marina, Tewantin Fri 24 Apr, 5.30pm
  • Jagged Soul is at Tewantin-Noosa RSL on Fri 24 Apr, 8pm, $10; The Beatlegs are free on Sat, 8pm
  • Bohemian Bungalow in Eumundi has Liam Waller this Sat 25 Apr, noon-2pm; and on Sun see Raychel Stone and Algimiro Cesaino, 12.30-2.30pm
  • Café Le Monde has DJs Wintex and Massroom, Fri 24 Apr, 8.30pm; Nato on Sat 8.30pm; NuCache on Sun, 3pm; and Asher Chapman, Jesse Taylor, Doolie Shadforth and Landerz-I on Thurs 30 Apr, 6.30pm
  • Destiny’s Plan are at Coolum Surf Club this Fri 24 Apr from 9pm
  • Late-night grooves, Sat 9pm, the Supper Club, Miss Moneypenny’s, Hastings St with DJ Keiko and guests
  • Live music at Shades Wine Bar, Noosa Junction on Wednesday and Saturday


WHY NOT...

Sunset paddle: Join Adventure Sports Kite Surf for a stand-up paddle through Weyba Creek, Wed 29 April, 5.30pm from the back of the AFL grounds, Noosaville. Paddle to Noosa Heads Lions Park and finish with drinks or a meal at Halse Lodge. Book on 5455 6677

Pop Up Art: The Butter Factory Art Collective celebrates local artists with exhibitions, workshops, pop up studios. Opening on Fri 24 April, 6pm, Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy. RSVP to gallery@noosa.qld.gov.au

Secret gift: Secrets Noosa, Hastings St, has a special free gift - a silver or rose jewellery box when you spend over $350 in-store between 27 April and 3 May, while stocks last

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 visitnoosa.com.au/relax


Fishing Noosa River:
Introduce the kids to fishing or relax in the morning or afternoon in calm waters with Noosa River Fishing Safaris 2hr to half-day charters from $30. Ph 0429 030 823

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 visitnoosa.com.au/play

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 visitnoosa.com.au/play

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, Friday and Saturday (no market on Good Friday), 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 noosaferry.com

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 visitnoosa.com.au/play

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

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 visitnoosa.com.au

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

Noosa park run: Test your time or just enjoy a friendly  run at the free, weekly Noosa Park Run, a 5km timed run or walk every Saturday, 7am, leaving from Noosaville State School, Beckmans Rd, Noosaville. Open for old and young, serious runners or those trying it for the first time. Register at parkrun.com.au/noosa

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 visitnoosa.com.au/play-golf 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 visitnoosa.com.au

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

Stand up paddling: Learn to stand up paddle – it’s easy and fun for everyone and you see Noosa from the beautiful waterways. Ask at the Visitor Information Centre in Hastings St or phone 1 3000 NOOSA

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 visitnoosa.com.au. 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).