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9 Ways to Cooroy

11 May 2022

1. Take the Kids to the Adventure Playground

Little people (and weary parents) will delight in this incredible nature-based play space. The Hinterland Adventure Playground is a brand-new, sprawling park and playground space in the main street of Cooroy, with climbing structures, giant twisty slides, an epic flying fox, multiple swings, and a winding maze of shallow splash pools, as well as green spaces and barbecue areas. In short, this place is a real winner for the whole family.

2. Discover the Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre

Exhibiting works from local and regional artists, from painters, to sculptors and visual artists (and everything in between), the Cooroy Butter Factory is a thriving country hub of arts and crafts, set within the main street of the hinterland village of Cooroy.

3. Try Some Tasty Gin at 2020 Distillery

Hinterland haunts don’t come much better than this, with a real country location and a menu of ideal snack and share eats including giant charcuterie boards and mezze platters. But it’s the spirits that are the real stars here at 2020 Distillery, distilled onsite, their selection of boutique gins, seltzers and whiskeys can be tasted alone or as part of the extensive cocktail menu.

4. Enjoy a Cold Craft Beer at Copperhead Brewery

On the outskirts of this pretty, green country town, you’ll find Copperhead Brewery, a warm industrial space filled with towering copper vats distilling craft beer that is served exclusively onsite, and a cement-floored dining space offering casual gourmet fare to perfectly complement a pint of Copperhead milk stout or Cooroy lager.

5. Explore the Noosa Botanic Gardens

Flowering bougainvillea and pretty water views make the Noosa Botanic Gardens a true delight to visit. With native species to discover and winding walking and bike paths to explore, this green space on the edge of Lake MacDonald is the ideal weekend adventure and picnic spot. Look out for regular events and live performances in the picturesque amphitheatre overlooking the lake.

6. Enjoy a Meal at Cooroy Hotel & Cooroy RSL

Get acquainted with the locals and experience some true country hospitality at the Cooroy Hotel and RSL. With pub meals at pub prices, kids playroom and an ideal location on the quaint main street, this is an easy stop over for a meal or a drink at any time of the day or evening.

7. Go for a Hike on the Great Noosa Trail Walk

Each October, the Great Noosa Trail Walk event traipses through the stunning hinterland tracks and trails of the Noosa Hinterland, taking in incredible views and rolling green hills over the three-day long event.

8. Relax at the Cooroy Country Cottages

Escape from it all at this secluded country estate, Cooroy Country Cottages, set within 97-acres of native forest and farmland in the Noosa Hinterland. Set high on a ridge with panoramic valley and mountain views, relax in the rolling green surrounds to the sound of birdsong in this hinterland hideaway, with cosy two- and three-bedroom cottages to choose from.

9. Stop-in at the Cooroy RV Stopover

Just a short stroll from the historic town centre, the Cooroy RV Stopover offers a no-frills camper park set-up for travellers and van-lifers, with “leave no trace” conditions suitable for self-contained vehicles, set within reach of all that Cooroy and the hinterland has to offer.

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