What's on this Australia Day in Noosa - Visit Noosa

What's on this Australia Day in Noosa

If you’re lucky enough to be spending Australia day in Noosa, or you're a local who has no idea what to do on the day, we’ve put together some of the best events in Noosa for an Australia day you won't want to miss!

Whether you're looking to do something fun with your kids, have a laugh with some friends, or have a boogy with a funky cocktail in hand, Noosa will provide the goods for your Australia day!


Want to get a real taste of Noosa?

Miss Moneypenny's, located on the stunning Hastings St, Noosa, is a venue that's not only stylish, it's also a great place to socialize and relax whilst sipping on some of the best cocktails Noosa has to offer. Miss Moneypenny's offers beautiful dishes that are globally influenced by Modern Mediterranean cuisine.

This Australia day, Miss Moneypenny's has you covered with awesome tunes and some great BBQ food whilst relaxing on the deck listening to nu-disco, tropical and soulful house tunes by Mark Maxwell and Paul Mondot.

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Nothing really floating your boat yet? How about spending your afternoon on the exquisitely refurbished M.V. Catalina, the only premium on-water event space that has access to the magnificent Noosa River. If you or your friends are itching to try something a little different, or you just want to see our beautiful Noosa River in a different light, M.V Catalina can provide all that for a more glamorous way to spend your Australia Day.

M.V Catalina is hosting SALTWATER SUNDAYS, where they host local and touring DJ's to enhance that beautiful Noosa sunset experience.

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If you're looking for quality food but don't want to break the bank, Villa Noosa provides some of the best pub food on the Sunshine Coast, with quality steaks cooked on the char-grill and a whole different variety of options if you're looking for something different.

Worried about the kids getting a little crazy? Villa Noosa also has a playground for the kids to watch a movie and play some games. That way, you can enjoy your dinner or talk to your spouse and relax just that little bit more!

Located 2 minutes away from Noosa River, Villa Noosa is hosting Aussie day themed specials, drink specials & more. Definitely worth checking out.

Book Here or check out some of the delicious food on the menu!


Noosa Reef Hotel captures the spirit of Noosa with amazing views and an expansive panorama of the beautiful Laguna Bay. Noosa Reef Hotel has some incredibly friendly staff, as well as some great activities for kids of all ages.

This Australia Day long weekend Noosa Reef Hotel has a variety of fun activities to enhance your Noosa experience. This includes an Aussie Puppet Show, Face Painting, Bubble Fun, Real Life Reptiles, an Aussie Dance Party and more!

Kids also eat FREE!

Bookings are recommended for this one so get in quick.

Find out more here.


The Noosa Australia Day Festival is back! Get ready to celebrate all things AUSSIE with a family fun day at Noosaville's Lions Park along the river with a stand out line up including local, National & International musicians and entertainers.

The day features live music, family entertainment, kids attractions, classic cars and some great food! If you get in early, you might even be able to get one of the BBQ's along the rivershore and enjoy some wine and a BBQ whilst listening to live music and enjoying the entertainment!

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With her charming country-girl nature, girly street swag style and lovely green eyes, Brooklyn is a DJ/producer that's hard to forget. On Saturday 25 January, party into the night for a great start to the Australia day long weekend! 

Located on Hastings St, just above the food court, the Rock is one of the best clubs for letting those dance moves loose, with 2 bars for quick access to drinks and a set dance area right next to the DJ. After you've enjoyed a few drinks and have left all your energy on the dance floor, the kebab shop just downstairs will have you covered for something to eat before you make your way home safely. 

 BONUS: If you show your Aussie Day tattoos at the door after midnight, you get discounted entry. 

Find out more here.


Have you got a competitive streak in you? If so, this event might be your perfect pick! The world-famous dunny races are back this Australia day! Just out the front of the Banana Bender Pub, about a 30-minute drive south of Noosa, the great Australian Dunny race will be taking place.

If you're the athletic type or you just want to challenge yourself a little, there's plenty of prizes up for grabs. First place wins $1500, 2nd place gets 10 cartons of beer and 3rd gets 5 cartons of beer!

If competing isn't your thing and you just want to relax for the day, there's plenty of other FREE activities from 8:00am with live music and a whole lot of fun for the family.

There’s still time to register a team - click here to register now!


Another great option for if you love the old-time classic band AC/DC, Noosa heads surf life savings club will be hosting ACCA DACCA on stage!

Rock the night away as they hit Noosa for a massive two hour set covering all the hits from 1974 to the present day. If you're a fan of AC/DC and great rock hits then this is one show not to miss!

Entry is FREE but spaces are limited so get in early.

Find out more here!


Have a beer and chicken wings on Australia Day at The Imperial Hotel & Eumundi Brewery and you’ll be helping to raise funds for a special bushfire appeal. The crew at the hotel and brewery are spear-heading a week of fundraising efforts for wildlife rescue and fire services, including a special event on Australia Day, Sunday 26 January.

There’s free live entertainment in the Imperial Beer Garden from noon, with a line-up that includes Renny Field, Benny O, Forrest Run (Ayla) and vinyl DJ's.

The Eumundi Community Fire Appeal runs from Saturday 18 January to Sunday 26 January and funds raised will be shared with RSPCA Wildlife Rehabilitation Centres, Rural Fire Services and The Australian Red Cross. A Beerometer at the hotel will watch the donations rise as the beer glass fills. Every time you buy any of the five Eumundi beers on tap or selected wines during the week, you’ll be donating $4 to the fundraising efforts, and donation tins and raffles throughout the week will add to the funds.

Also on Australia Day, all proceeds from the sale of chicken wings will go to the appeal.


For a more historic experience, the Mary Valley Rattler will be running the Australia Day Express train, departing from the Historic Gympie Station at 10:00am and returning at 1:30pm on Monday 27 January.

This is a special experience that will provide a smile for you and the kids! The Express train will journey through the stunning Mary Valley with family fun games onboard and a best-dressed competition. 


Bookings are required, Click here to book!

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