Expect breath-taking views from mountain lookouts, a craft brewery and distillery, and unique experiences including silent movies and a ghostly encounter on this country drive.
Mt Cooroora looms over the town of Pomona, challenging you to climb it – it's for fit walkers only and make sure you get an early start. For a leisurely stroll, try the Pomona Heritage Walk or visit cafes and galleries. On Saturdays, visit the markets or a silent movie at the Majestic Theatre.
Visit historical displays for a glimpse of the Noosa region’s ancient Indigenous past in the Keeping Place for the Gubbi Gubbi traditional owners, and exhibits from the time of European settlement. Stroll through Cooroora Park to the Gubbi Gubbi Reconciliation Island’s tranquil surrounds.
Nestled at the foothills of Mt Cooroora, you'll find a taste of the Pomona Spirit with hand-crafted, small-batch artisan spirits and boutique beers. On the site of the original Pomona Bakery, dating back to the early 1900s, this is a must-visit venue, with a delightful bistro and garden bar.
Experience Cooroy's historical past at Mill Place Precinct (meet Pepper's Ghost!) and Butter Factory Arts Centre where you can see the latest exhibition or find a unique gift. Visit antique stores and boutiques, and enjoy craft tastes at Copperhead Brewery or 20 20 Distillery.
On the shores of Lake Macdonald, the Noosa Botanic Gardens and nearby boat ramp are a serene spot for a stroll or leisurely picnic. With all the facilities you need, easy paths wind through native and exotic plant displays, an open-air bush chapel – and even a Greek-style amphitheatre!
On your way back to Noosa Heads, take a short drive to Mt Tinbeerwah in Tewantin National Park, then just a short walk to the lookout for gorgeous views from Noosa’s coast to countryside – sunsets are spectacular! Pop artist Peter Phillips has his Phillips Gallery nearby – open by appointment.