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Discover Kin Kin, on the Noosa Country Drive.

Kin Kin packs a lot into its small size! The pretty rolling hills and green valleys are home to farms that provide fresh seasonal produce to Noosa’s restaurants, and it's also the home of Noosa’s first commercial coffee grower.

You’ll find a thriving, small-town community town, peppered with world-class restaurants and cafes, eclectic gift stores, great coffee, and local farmers and producers leading the way in sustainable farming.

Take a country drive to visit the friendly and recently revamped Kin Kin Hotel, browse the homely Kin Kin Depot, for retro country treasures, and sit down to a sustainably sourced long lunch overlooking the rolling hills at Black Ant Gourmet, a small treasure in the hinterland dining scene. Discover locally-grown beans at Noosa Black Coffee and gourmet farm-grown mushrooms at nearby Eastwell Farms. Step out on the Noosa Trail Network, a series of tracks and trails over mixed terrain for walkers and horse and mountain bike riders. The Kin Kin Creation Markets are on the first Sunday of each month, and the newly-establish Kin Kin Art Fair takes place on various weekends throughout the year.

WHY WE LOVE IT HERE

The town is much loved for its casual charm, passionate local artists, health therapists, foodies and hobby farmers. The Kin Kin General Store stocks a huge variety of local produce including Kin Kin honey and tea, jam, meat, fruit and vegetables. You can even buy locally made eco-friendly soap and dishwashing detergent!

A LITTLE KNOWN FACT

The word Kin Kin comes from the indigenous word kauin kauin and refers to a species of black ant that is prevalent in the area. Keep your eyes out for the giant black ant statue in town!

WHAT'S ON THE MENU

A true paddock-to-plate experience is guaranteed at the Black Ant Gourmet Cafe where long-time local Jodie and her team dish up sustainably grown and sourced meals in stunning country surrounds, overlooking both the main street and the nearby rolling farmland hills. Or stop by the newly updated Kin Kin Hotel, which has undergone recent renovation works to restore the original pub and champion the goodness of locally available eat and drink experiences, for drinks, lunch, dinner and some good old country hospitality. (Thursday - Sunday 11am - 9pm, Sunday 11am - 5pm).

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Hidden Gem

If you are chasing the ultimate in eco-luxury (and the most epic outdoor bath experience in the region), discover hinterland luxury at Mayan Luxe Villas. It's built from rammed earth for its sustainability properties and contemporary look and feel.

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Kin Kin Depot

A sea of homely delights awaits behind the whimsical exterior of the petite weatherboard cottage that houses the treasure trove that is Kin Kin Depot. Set on the side of the sloping main street, locally-made candles and potions vie for position with delicate jewels and country-styled homewares in this eclectic store that captures the vibrant hinterland style that is unique to Kin Kin.

BLACK ANT GOURMET

Black Ant Gourmet at Kin Kin General Store

The beating heart of this hinterland community, Black Ant Gourmet at Kin Kin General Store is a foodie haven, perched on the town's quaint main street. Locals & visitors relax on the wraparound veranda of the rustic General Store, and dine on chef Jodie Williams' exceptional menu, based on locally and ethically farmed and sourced ingredients - with some of the best seasonal food and local coffee around! Open daily for breakfast and lunch, and Friday for dinner.

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Hinterland tranquility surrounded by green rolling hills, artisan outlets, eateries, farm gates and more.

This is Kin Kin

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