Located just a 30-minute drive from Noosa Heads are the quaint hinterland towns of Kin Kin and Cooran. Here, you can experience a slower way of life, and true small-town, country hospitality.
Explore the hinterland villages, that are dotted along the Noosa Trail Network, on foot, bike or horseback. Kin Kin is the ideal start or finish point to explore this winding expanse of trails.
The Kin Kin Hotel, also known as the Country Life Hotel, has stood strong in Kin Kin since approximately 1940. It has been through a lot, and a recent renovation has opened up this locals favourite to a wider audience, with an outdoor beer garden and country vistas.
Retreat to the tranquil surrounds of the hinterland, with a three night stay at Mayan Luxe Villas, bespoke, sustainable luxury accommodation nestled in the rolling farmlands of Kin Kin, at the gateway to the Noosa Trail Network.
Fifth-generation Noosa chef and farmer, Jodie Williams, has put hinterland village Kin Kin on the dining map with The Kin Kin General Store, home to Black Ant Gourmet. This thriving restaurant and farm shop has a menu showcasing locally grown, free-range, spray-free produce.
Eastwell farm is a third-generation family-owned farm tucked away in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. First being used as a dairy farm, the property now provides the foundations for their regenerative approach to grazing and gourmet mushroom farming.
Be sure to pop into the Cooran Tablelands Lookout and enjoy breathtaking views over the hinterland and the coast. You might even want to pack some lunch and relax at the picnic tables.