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Top 10 things to do this summer in Noosa!

17 Dec 2021

Author: Olivia Willis

As the days roll into summer in Noosa, there’s nothing but long, slow beach days on the horizon and plenty of notable new additions to discover these holidays in Noosa. Discover the best tastes, ways to explore and places to stay in our wrap up of the best Noosa summer inspo. We can’t wait to welcome you back!

1. ALBA by Kuruvita

Introducing the ultimate foodie destination, a brand-new venue by renowned local chef, Peter Kuruvita. ALBA by Kuruvita opened just in time for Christmas, and features a café, providore, pizzeria, and relaxed all-day bar, which transforms into a stylish restaurant and cocktail bar into the evening. It will also host ‘ALBA chefs’ kitchen’, a creative space for cooking classes and private chefs’ studios. This is something to be excited about!

2. Lucio's Marina

Sydney Italian institution Lucio's has caused a stir in the Noosa foodie scene, with the opening of their chic riverside Aperitivo bar and seafood trattoria at the Noosa Marina. Run by Lucio Galletto’s two children, Michela and Matteo, and Matteo’s wife Dieuwke Albertsma, who was a chef at Lucio’s for 7 years, the menu is packed full of modern Italian classics and inventive new seafood dishes.

3. Sunset Bar at Sunshine Beach Surf Club

Relax in the scenic surrounds of the Sunshine Beach Surf Club’s upstairs Sunset Bar this summer. Grab yourself a cocktail and order from the extensive menu, while the little people in your life can retreat to the kids chillout zone. The Sunset Bar will be set in the Ocean View room and will be open from 20 December through to 9 January from 4.30pm each day.

4. Noosa After Dark Tour

Explore the beauty of the Noosa Hinterland region after dark and discover the local flavours as you visit a winery, distillery, and craft brewery. Don’t worry about a thing, let the team at 4U Transfers and Tours take care of everything for you so you can get on with the business of discovering some of Noosa’s best hidden gems.

5. Surf Lessons

Get amongst the waves and learn to surf in one of the world’s most beautiful and best surf beaches, with Merrick Davis, a former pro surf champion. The surf school has an array of specifically structured lessons to suit absolute beginners through to competition surfers.

6. Stephanie's Luxury Spas

If you’re in need of a little pampering after the year that was, treat yourself to a trip to Stephanie’s Luxury Spa nestled in the beautiful Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas. From massage therapy to water treatments and couple sessions, you will leave feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to take on the year ahead.

7. Glamping

Escape to nature this summer - but do it in style! Located amongst 65 acres of beautiful national park is the Habitat Noosa Everglades EcoCamp. Relax in modern Paperbark Glamping tents as you enjoy an afternoon drink and a delicious BBQ in the beautiful surrounds.

8. Bounce Noosa

Spend long summer afternoons on the sunlounges by the pool with a cocktail in hand, at new local establishment Bounce Noosa. Located just one block back from the Noosa River foreshore, Bounce Noosa oozes relaxed chic beach club vibes. This is the perfect getaway for those looking for some coastal chill.

9. Catalina

Jump aboard the M.V Catalina and cruise the Noosa River for an afternoon of fun and chill vibes in the coastal chic surrounds. There are events every Thursday to Sunday each with different styles of music and delicious cocktails – the perfect spot to immerse yourself in long summer evenings and enjoy some quality time with friends.

10. Watch the sunset from Mt Tinbeerwah

One for the sunset chasers - take the short 15-minute drive from Noosa Heads to Mt Tinbeerwah, in Noosa’s beautiful countryside. Here you’ll find an easy paved pathway to the top of the mountain, that leads to 360 degree sweeping views from the hinterland around to the coast.

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