Discover tranquil lakes, glorious nature, wildlife, vibrant markets, indigenous encounters and picturesque sunrises and sunsets atop a mountain lookout.
As you head off on this drive, take a detour and soak in the tranquillity of Lake Weyba, 4km south of Noosa Heads and perfect for bird watching, kayaking, bush walking and kite boarding. Bordered by National Park, it's home to plenty of wildlife and the picnic tables make it an ideal stop.
How about a quick round of golf at Noosa Hills Par 3 Golf Course, a fun yet challenging course for everyone? There are 36 holes set among 74 acres of beautiful bushland that's home to kangaroos and other native wildlife. The course and clubhouse have a relaxed dress code and welcome visitors.
Nestled in the Noosa Valley between Noosaville and Eumundi, Doonan is home to Noosa Valley Country Club, cafes, day spa and farm-gates. Off Eumundi-Noosa Rd, Flying West Coffee Roasters also has a cafe – grab a takeaway and head for Bicentennial Lookout on Panorama Drive for incredible views.
Visit the Original Eumundi Markets with 600+ stalls on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and Eumundi Square Markets also on Fridays. There's amazing food, fashion, everything for your body and home, and more. Wander under the shade of the fig trees, and the kids will love to play in Dick Caplick Park.
Eumundi is a vibrant mix of markets, galleries, cafes, pubs, boutiques and unique artisans. The Imperial Hotel (also home to Eumundi Brewery and Distillery) is one of two 2 historic pubs. Visit the Eumundi Museum to learn about local Indigenous and European history.
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.