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

Tri time: The Noosa Triathlon Multi Sports Festival gets under way on Wed 26 Oct with the Endura Run Swim Run, Main Beach, 6.30am. The Noosa Tri Charity Golf Day is at Tewantin Noosa Golf Club on Thurs, and the festival continues to Sun 30 Oct with the world’s largest triathlon. See

Making of Midnight Oil: See rare and iconic stage props, instruments, banners, hand-written lyrics, photos, posters, unreleased music and rare and exclusive footage at The Making of Midnight Oil exhibition, Noosa Regional Gallery, Riverside, Pelican St, Tewantin. Free admission, open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun 10am-3pm


Rickys turns 10: Rickys at Quamby Place, Noosa Heads celebrates 10 years on Tues 25 Oct, and all week from 24-30 Oct there’s a complimentary drink on arrival (T&Cs apply) for all lunch diners. Book on 5447 2455

Italian evening: Hear from Ruby Sillato about her Italian food and wine tours at a 3-course Italian dinner including a glass of Chianti, at Sirocco Noosa, Gympie Tce, Noosaville, Wed 26 Oct. Dinner costs $40pp – must book on 5455 6688

Slow Food
: Join Slow Food Noosa for a buffet breakfast on Thurs  27 Oct at Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas, Noosa Heads, 8am, $32 and hear from Terra Madre delegates who have returned from visiting Turin, Italy. Book on 0408 377 660

Embassy XO: $5 bar snacks in the lounge at Embassy XO, Sunshine Beach, 3-6pm Wed-Sun. Includes pork belly sandwich, crispy chicken ribs, pork dumplings, corn & chilli cakes, XO chilli roasted nuts, edamame and fried rice. Ph 5455 4460

Locale: 5 Cicchetti for $45 in the lounge bar at Locale, Hastings St, 12-5pm daily, and wood-fired pizza with a beer or glass of wine for $25. Book on 5447 5111


Local Women Rock: See top female Sunshine Coast entertainers in a night of fusion with rock, pop, jazz, funk, reggae and musical comedy, feat The Kitty Kats, Andrea Kirwin, Annie J Fusion, and the Cherry Ripes – at The J, 60 Noosa Dve, Noosa Heads, Sat 22 Oct, 7pm, $28-$35. Ph 5455 4455

Live music: Check out great live music in Noosa from 21-27 October
  • See great live music at the free outdoor Cooroy Originals, Apex Park, this Sun 23 Oct, noon-5pm with Annie J & Fusion, Shag Rock, Tom Richardson and Jai Bevan
  • Vodville are at Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club this Sun 23 Oct, 2-5pm
  • At Harbour Wine Bar, Noosa Marina, Tewantin, see Plan B Jazz this Fri 21 Oct, 6-8pm
  • At Peregian Beach Hotel see Tom Richardson this Fri 21 Oct, 7pm; Barry Charles Band on Sat from 6.30pm; and for Sunset Sunday from 3pm see Elena B Willians
  • Contraband are at Tewantin-Noosa RSL this Fri 21 Oct, 8pm; West Texas Crude are on Sat, 8pm; and Don Costa is on Thurs 27 Oct, 6pm
  • Live music at Sunshine Beach Surf Club this Sun 23 Oct, 3-6pm
  • DJs at Café Le Monde, Hastings St this Fri and Sat 8pm; Sean Fitzgerald on Sun 23 Oct, 4pm; Gian is on Thurs 27 Oct from 6pm 
  • Emily Dawn plays in the beer garden at the Imperial Hotel, Eumundi this Fri 21 Oct, 7pm; Brian Green and Jamie Lee Griffiths are on Sat, 7pm; Spider in the Fly play on Sun from 2pm
  • Shayne is at Club Cooroy RSL this Fri night 21 Oct
  • Noosa Beach House, Hastings St has Flamarique this Fri 21 Oct, 7-10pm; Gabor is on Sun 2.30-5.30pm; and Taylor Moss is on Wed 26 Oct, 5.30-7.30pm
  • Afternoons in Havana this Sun at Miss Moneypenny’s, Hastings St, 1-6pm with live Latin house music 
  • Tewantin Noosa Bowls Club, 65 Hilton Tce, Tewantin has live music this Fri night 21 Oct

Why not...

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

Stunning millinery: Sydney milliner Viktoria Novak has designed a limited edition Secret Garden Crown for Secrets Shhh, Hastings St, Noosa Heads for the spring racing season, with luxe leather, sterling silver pavé balls, freshwater pearls and leather leafing template. Limited edition of 12 black and 12 white available

Beautiful bargains: Timbuktu to Kathmandu closing down sale has 50% off beautiful pottery, rugs, baskets, bags, beads, new silver and textiles. Also 25-50% off most other items, 50 Mary St, Noosaville (blue building next to Budget Rent A Car)

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

Art space: Hearts and Minds Art Gallery has exhibitions of high quality, original works from local ceramicists, artists, furniture and jewellery makers, Noosa Marina, Tewantin, overlooking Noosa River. Open 7 days. Ph 0418 108 299

Paddle and pub:
Kayak the breathtaking Noosa Everglades with Kanu Kapers Australia and finish with a free drink at the historic Apollonian Hotel, Boreen Point. Kanu Kapers offer a free transfer from Noosa. Ph 5485 3328

Food, fun, float: Australia's one and only BBQ Aqua Donut is now in Noosa! It’s a 2hr river experience on an Aqua Donut with a gas BBQ station surrounded by seating for up to 10 people; quiet, eco-friendly electric engine; shade umbrella; Bluetooth music system; all cutlery, plates and cups provided. No boat licence required – just bring your food, drink and smiles! Great for friends, families, clubs, groups and work colleagues to get together and party in a one-of-a-kind boat. See or email

Markets: Find something yummy or unique with locally made products, art, craft and food at markets around Noosa: Original Eumundi Markets, Wed and Sat morning; Noosa Farmers Market, every Sun, 6am-noon, AFL grounds, Weyba Rd, Noosaville; Noosa Marina Markets, every Sun, 8am-2pm, Parkyn Court, Tewantin; Pomona Country Markets, 2nd and 4th Sat every month, 6.30am-noon, Stan Topper Park, Pomona; Peregian Markets, 1st and 3rd Sun every month, 7am-12.30pm, Kingfisher Park, Peregian Beach Foreshore; Kin Kin Creations Market, 1st Sun every month, 9am-1pm, Kin Kin Oval; Eumundi Square Markets, every Wed, Fri and Sat, 7.30am-2pm; Noosa Kids and Baby Market, last Sunday of every month, Good Shepherd Lutheran College, 115 Eumundi Rd, Noosaville, 8-11am.

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 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

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 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, 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 new 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 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

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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