Ready to get off the beaten track, and away from the tried-and-tested favourites on your next Noosa getaway? From the coastal villages to the rolling hills of the hinterland, Noosa is generously sprinkled with new and unique stays and experiences to discover something truly different the next time you visit the region.
Floating in a peaceful nook on the majestic Noosa River, experience complete tranquillity and seclusion with a stay on this architecturally designed eco villa. Imagine a floating tiny house experience, and you´re on the right track, complete with eco-friendly inclusions like solar, marine-grade sustainable timbers, and oversized, retractable thermal glazing. Wake to the gentle sounds of water lapping at the deck and watch the resident pelicans glide by as the sun rises over the green expanse of the Noosa Woods from your very own private stay. Paddle the short distance to the sandy shores of the mainland aboard the boat´s included kayaks or rowboat, and from here you´re just a short 5-minute walk to the bustling Hastings Street precinct or paddle your way to a waterfront lunch or dinner along the Noosa River. This unique, immersive eco-stay connects you to the richness of the surrounding ecosystems and aquatic life, in a perfectly balanced stay for two, with high-end modern amenities – the ideal way to recharge and reconnect in Noosa.
Set in an unassuming spot on the deck overlooking the charming Sunshine Beach village, this tiny hole-in-the-wall dining destination has become an institution for local and visiting foodies in the know. With just 14 seats in the intimate dining space, guests lucky enough to nab a reservation can settle in for home-style service from the small team headed up by maître d´ Jade, while tucking into the delicious seasonal dishes based on locally sourced produce, from the one-chef kitchen. The Middle Eastern-inspired set menu rotates regularly but might include such balanced delicacies as burrata with pickled watermelon, Lebanese spiced rump cap, and sweet offerings like sheep’s yoghurt panna cotta with almond crumble. Wine can come paired with your chef´s feed-me menu or ask the knowledgeable staff to help you choose from the interesting selection of old-world varieties and new-world skin contact offerings.
Set across the diverse Noosa landscape, this biennial art-in-the-environment festival celebrates the cultural and artistic heritage and identity of Noosa. Featuring thought-provoking, large-scale sculptural installations that respond and connect to the land, it is the only environmental art festival of its kind in Australia. In 2023, the festival will return for the 12th iteration, with Floating Land : Us and Them, which delves into the ideas of different perspectives, and seeks to share the differences between our stories, experiences, joys, darkness and dreams, in an effort to locate common ground. With installations set from the shores of Lake Cootharaba, right into the heart of the Noosa National Park, this must-see festival never disappoints.
Is this Noosa´s best-kept secret? We´ll let you be the judge of that, but whatever you decide, a calming getaway to the tranquil surrounds of Eumarella Shore Noosa Lake Retreat will get you out in nature and back into balance. This unique, absolute lakefront stay is set in complete seclusion, on the banks of the unspoilt Lake Weyba. Set within a nature reserve, the National Park surrounds are dotted with wildflowers and inhabited by native bird species and freely roaming kangaroos. Spend your days paddling the lakes by canoe or exploring the bushland by mountain bike, and while away the slow evenings watching the moon rise over the lake from your deck, alongside your slow-burning log fire. Choose from a selection of fully equipped lake view studios, cottages, and lake houses, perfect for romantic getaways and family holidays alike.
Hunt down bang on-trend interiors and eclectic furnishings that will help you achieve the kind of easy global-nomad look suggesting many trips around the world, all within this treasure-trove interior store set back from the Noosa River in Noosaville. Expect globally sourced timber furniture and locally made homewares in this soaring warehouse space, as well as vibrant soft furnishings, airy linens, curated tableware, sustainably made rugs, and coastal-inspired artwork. This one-stop interior destination is the perfect spot to help you achieve the perfect eclectic look for your Noosa abode - or to pick up some gathered treasures to take home and remind you of your Noosa holidays.
Tucked away just a short five-minute drive from the heart of Noosa Heads, and yet entirely surrounded by native bushland, sits the sprawling country-club style resort and rolling golf course of Noosa Springs Golf and Spa Resort. You´ll barely need to leave the perfectly manicured grounds on a getaway here, with everything you need already set within the resort, including an elegant country club, a floodlight grass court tennis club, canopied outdoor lap pool, fully equipped gym, Roman-style hydrotherapy bathhouse and an award-winning day spa. There´s also a restaurant set within the clubhouse overlooking the golf course, perfect for dining at any time of the day or night, or for a well-deserved beer after a long day on the green.
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