9 Ways to Noosa Junction

1. Dine in at Vanilla Foods

Heavy, woven tapestries, hand painted tiles, and coastal Italian artwork adorn the Mediterranean-inspired interiors of the wholefood haven Vanilla Foods. But it’s the food that really steals the show here, with a kitchen garden supplying fresh organic produce, house-made nut milks and a menu of colourful plant-based delights served for breakfast and lunch, to hordes of regular devotees and local creatives working from the carved, raw timber tables.

2. Restyle your Home with Clo Studios

Clo Studios is a boutique interior design and homewares store in Noosa Junction brings beautiful global and Australian brands together under one very chic roof. So delightful is this little treasure trove, you might just want to move right in, but the next best thing is to take home a selection of their delightfully curated homewares, artwork, ceramic tableware, or colourful glassware to admire every day.

3. Shop the Noosa Look at Matteau

Breezy cotton poplin sundresses, hand-selected liberty prints, delicate broderie anglaise and structured tailoring make the elevated offerings within the chic interiors of this Matteau flagship the very best wardrobe additions to perfect a sort of effortless Noosa style. Their made-in-Australia pieces are designed with purpose, to withstand time and seasonal changes, and are manufactured consciously.

4. Treat Yourself at Aubrey Gems

Indulge in bespoke jewellery, handmade in the heart of Noosa, with a selection of wearable fine jewellery from Aubrey Gems, including a whimsical range of colourful gemstones, 14k gold pieces and a selection of custom diamond wedding jewellery.

5. Enjoy these Delicious Eats

Old-world Italian sourdough pizza, an interesting curation of natural wines and a dedication to afternoon Aperitivo make Someday’s Pizza one of the very best casual dining destinations in Noosa. But really, the burgeoning dining scene in the Noosa Junction means there’s something for every whim and occasion. Crepes? Head to Flo's Creperie, a fresh bar that we didn’t even know how much we needed. Southern coastal Indian cuisine and boutique gin bar? You’ll find it blended perfectly within the colourful interiors of Pucca Noosa. Inventive, authentic Japanese kappo charcoal grill and a trust-the-chef set menu sets Sumi Open Kitchen apart from the nearby selection of casual Asian eats, and their small handful of tables cement this a must-book experience in Noosa.

6. Discover Arcadia Walk

The once-unassuming Arcadia Walk is now jam-packed with interesting restaurants and casual-cool bars that promise good vibes and more than a sprinkling of atmosphere, under the twinkling fairy lights of the arcade. Try Herbert Noosa for plant-forward dishes and inventive cocktails, or late-night Mexican bites and just-right margaritas at Paradise Arcade, and don’t miss the live music on the weekends for their Twilight Nights events.

7. Fuel your Mind & Body

If it’s wellness you seek, you’ll find what you need all within a short wander at Noosa Junction. Stretch out to start your morning with Bikram yoga or hot Pilates at Aloha Noosa, then wander down the hill for a meditative floatation experience at City Cave Noosa, followed by organic smoothies and a plant-based lunch at gut-health bar Jungle & Co. Finish up with an afternoon pamper at The Facialist Noosa, and you’ve had yourself a perfect Zen-filled day!

8. Treat Yourself to an Evening Drink

After your day of wellness, you can afford a little evening splurge and the array of bars and pubs along the Junction strip are the perfect spot for it. Join the locals for afternoon knockoffs at the Village Bicycle, then grab a map and find your way to the unmarked New York-style speakeasy Nudge Nudge Wink Wink, where you’ll find dramatic interiors, and some of the best cocktails and even better late-night vibes this side of NYC. If your night is headed in the right direction, guaranteed good times can be found at Mr Drifter, an Asian street-food style diner turned late-night haunt that pumps out DJ beats and spicy cocktails well into the evening.

9. Create a Lasting Memory at Frida's Sip 'n Paint

While the name says it all, you’ll get more than you bargained for at this creative outpost in the Noosa Junction, where you can sip and paint your way through an artist-led session to unleash your artistic potential and then take home your own masterpiece to adorn your walls.