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9 Ways to Peregian Beach

10 May 2022

1. Climb Emu Mountain

Vivid wildflowers and 360 degree coastal and hinterland views reward climbers that make the journey up this leisurely climb, set within the Noosa National Park Peregian Beach section. A winding boardwalk passes over scrublands and connects the start of the gentle climb with the township of Peregian Beach, with the total distance of the climb an approachable 1.1km, or 5km return from Peregian village.

2. Discover Antiques & Possibilities

Intriguing in name and in nature, this eclectic treasure trove set within the quaint Peregian Beach village square promises to unearth vintage finds and other-worldly delights, including furniture, art, crystal glassware and antique jewels at Antiques & Possibilities.

3. Chill Out at the Peregian Beach Hotel

Pumping out live music, local craft beers on tap and gourmet pub-fare is this coastal-cool joint set on the edge of the Peregian Village. Drop in for quick eats or an afternoon cocktail or settle in for the day under the striped umbrellas and festoon lighting of the pandanus-lined outdoor terrace, for a true, laidback Peregian Beach experience at the Peregian Beach Hotel.

4. Dine in at Pitchfork

In the heart of the Peregian Village square, Pitchfork, the tiny foodie haven packs a giant punch, with a well-curated seasonal menu featuring hints of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences, fresh local seafood in abundance, and a cocktail list worthy of the 10-minute drive south from Noosa in its own right.

5. Catch the Village Vibes

Lined on four sides by gourmet offerings, local producers and eclectic boutiques, the Village at Peregian Beach is the beating heart of this small yet vibrant beachside community, home to young families, and long-time locals that will tell you there is no better place to call home than this little coastal hamlet. Look out for regular events like Village Vibes, with live music and kids’ entertainment, and Village Flicks, a family-friendly outdoor cinema under the stars.

6. Pick Up Some Goodies at the Peregian Beach Markets

The beachside park comes alive each Sunday morning with the Peregian Beach Markets, an intimate and friendly local market featuring farmers produce, artisan goods, arts & crafts, native plants, pet treats and other assorted treasures.

7. Enjoy an Ocean Beach Walk

Ramble through swamplands, sedgelands and paperbark forests, and follow the boardwalk through swathes of wildflowers and she-oak forests on this peaceful 3-kilometre return forest walk from Peregian Village, where you can walk all the way through to Stumers Creek in Coolum at low tide.

8. Fun for the Kids

Peregian Beach is a playground for families and young children. Relax in one of the kid-friendly establishments that line the village while your littlest family members run free through the green space of the village square, then grab gelato from Peregian Pantry and head for Peregian Park where kids can roam the playground, climb trees in the parklands, and up their skills on the skate bowl until their little hearts are content.

9. Shop Till You Drop

Worth a trip in and of themselves, the sprinkling of vibrant boutiques set within the Village at Peregian Beach offer the kind of locally influenced garments, linens, and homewares that you’ll want to drape yourself and your home in after a quick trip to Peregian.

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