Top tips for discovering the Cooloola Farmers Trail 2023

The Noosa food scene is renowned for fresh, local produce and world-class chefs who bring it from the paddock to your plate... But the lesser-known secrets of farm gates, nurseries and producers is what the Cooloola Farmers Trail is all about and we take you for a wander through what to expect.

Saturday and Sunday, 23-24 September 2023 – Open 9am to 4pm

This self-drive trail is the perfect day out in the Noosa Country.

The first thing you should know about this cluster of producers in the Noosa region is they are recognised as a Slow Food community. They believe everyone has the right to good, clean and fair food and this slow food community is part of a bigger movement across the world making that happen. They believe we can contribute to changing the world, starting from the way food is produced and consumed.

Slow Food is a global, grassroots organisation with supporters in 150 countries around the world who are linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to their community and the environment. Slow Food Noosa launched the first Snail of Approval program in 2017 with the aim to inspire producers, chefs, restaurant owners and food outlets.

Stop 1 - Lindols Macadamias

1565 Tin Can Bay Road, Goomboorian

Established in 1998, Lindols Macadamias has over 11,000 macadamia trees from which they produce a variety of macadamia products.

  • Walking farm tours 10am and 2pm
  • Farm Cafe
  • Free tasting of unique family macadamia products
  • Home baked Cakes, slices, biscuits
  • Farmers Platter

Stop 2 - Fraser Grill

Corner Masterson Road and Tin Can Bay Highway, Goomborian

Fraser Grill is an outdoor farm grill with a Grazier's narrative, focussing on locally sourced farm fresh produce prepared by qualified chefs. The establishment overlooks a billabong and fields of small crops. You will be sure to keep the little ones entertained with cattle and goats on site all day - with no fee to feed livestock for the weekend. Queensland Rural Supplies will have a stall on site for the weekend.

  • Cooloola Farm Trail burger is available all weekend
  • Livestock feeding

Stop 3 - Purity Essential Oils

428 Tagigan Road, Goomboorian

Geoff and Zelda of Purity Essential Oils grow and distil their own native essential oils and super-foods on their Lemon Myrtle Farm guaranteeing their exceptional power and purity. Oils are certified organic and 100% pure and are included in their certified organic skin care products and handmade soaps.

  • Farm tours • Tastings and Herbal Teas
  • Soap-making demo 11 am

Stop 4 - Beenham Valley Passions

674 Beenham Valley Road, Beenham Valley

Beenham Valley Passions owners Brad and Hanna Millard grow and produce delicious passionfruit for fresh food markets locally and interstate. The farm will be offering nursery tours of various passionfruit varieties and grafting. Fresh produce grown on the farm including ginger, turmeric, and pumpkins will also be for sale.

  • Nursery Tours: 10:00AM, 12:00PM, and 2:00PM

Stop 5 - Eastwell Farms

84 Moran Group Road, Kin Kin

Eastwell Farms is a family-owned-and-operated grass-fed beef and gourmet mushroom farm, run by Bryant, Susie, and Alex. They each share a passion for preserving the earth and working with nature, not against it. They understand the necessity for a holistic approach to agriculture and practice with the future in mind.

  • Farm Tours every hour beginning 9am, final 3pm.

Stop 6 - Noosa Black Coffee

452 Sister Tree Creek Road Kin Kin

Noosa Black is a family-owned and run coffee plantation nestled at the head of a picturesque valley near the small town of Kin Kin, just 45 minutes from the world-renowned Noosa Main Beach. They are the only commercial coffee growers in the Noosa Shire. Come have a chat with Pete to learn all about coffee growing and processing. Participate in coffee growing, processing, and coffee picking.

  • Coffee pulping demonstrations regularly
  • Have a coffee under the poinciana and enjoy the view

To change the world, you have to change the menu first and this is the perfect foodie experience to help you start now!