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9 Ways to Pomona

11 May 2022

1. Discover the Art at Pomona Railway Station Gallery

Set within lush gardens, at the foot of the imposing Mt Cooroora, the Pomona Railway Station Gallery is a unique community space at the site of the old railway station, showcasing local artists and craftspeople. Discover the gallery on the Noosa Country Drive.

2. Have a Drink at Pomona Distilling Co

On the edge of the town’s main street, behind the rustic farm gates of the Pomona Distilling Co entrance, you’ll find a vast space filled with a restaurant, atrium, outdoor beer garden, gallery, and cocktail bar serving their small batch distilled gins and vodkas, as well as a menu of pub classics and coalfired meats.

3. Hike the Noosa Trail Network

Snaking through farmlands and forestry throughout the Noosa Hinterland is a little-known series of tracks and trails known as the Noosa Trail Network. Many of the trails can be started or finished in the tiny town of Pomona, and the selection of eateries that await make it an ideal finish line to spur you on through the journey.

4. Learn from Landcare & Trees for Tourism

Set within the forestry of the Noosa Hinterland, is a sprawling forest of newly-planted trees, funded entirely from participants in local events and run in conjunction with Landcare Noosa. With each local event contributing one dollar per participant towards the project, this eco initiative is working hard to offset the environmental cost of events and reduce carbon emissions within the Noosa region.

5. Relax & Unwind at Noosa Eco Retreat

Immerse yourself in the natural surrounds of the Noosa Biosphere with a stay at an eco-luxe yurt at Noosa Eco Retreat. Set within 100 acres of dense forestry, high on a ridge below the towering Mount Cooroora, you’ll feel a million miles from anywhere at this hinterland retreat.

6. Pick Up Some Goodies at Pomona Markets

In the shadow of the majestic Mount Coorora, the Pomona country market takes place on Saturday mornings, with stalls offering organic produce, native plants, Tibetan healing and acupuncture, local honeys, and homemade preserves.

7. Watch a Show at the Majestic Theatre

The oldest silent film theatre in the world, a visit to the Majestic Theatre transports you back in time, where weekly silent film screenings are accompanied by the sound of the ornate organ music and regular events take place on the grand stage.

8. Indulge at Pomona Village Kitchen

Soul food is the name of the game at this hinterland gem. Pomona Village Kitchen is a small café space serving whole, slow-food inspired dishes made from locally sourced produce, like the shakshuka with garlic greens, from their homely, timber-clad interior space and rustic outdoor courtyard.

9. See the Stunning Views On Top of Mount Cooroora

Set within the Tuckekoi National Park, the imposing Mount Cooroora casts a long shadow over the town of Pomona and its surrounds. Jutting out from atop the clouds is the rocky peak that sits at around 430 metres of elevation, which you can reach via the challenging, single-track climb from the township of Pomona. If you’re looking for an easy climb, this is not the one for you, but for more experienced climbers this will be an enjoyable trek that’s rewarded with unparalleled 360 degree views from the top.

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