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EUMUNDI

WHAT TO EXPECT

Known for its weekly markets, Eumundi is also a vibrant mix of galleries, cafes, pubs, boutiques and unique artisans. Stroll along historic Memorial Drive under the shade of the magnificent memorial fig trees and visit art galleries, a brewery, hear live music and browse colourful streets.

Stay in B&Bs, country retreats and barns, guesthouses, classic pub rooms or an RV stopover.

WHY WE LOVE IT HERE

The Original Eumundi Markets with more than 600 stalls loved around Australia and overseas for their locally made treasures. Held Wednesdays and Saturdays, with other markets also operating throughout the town.

Live music with local and national touring acts is on held every week, and kids will love Dick Caplick Park in the main street.

HIDDEN GEM

The Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre in the main street has fascinating displays of historical objects, photographs and Aboriginal artefacts. The Visitor Centre can also help you find many more fun things to do including heritage walks.

WHAT’S ON THE MENU

Apart from the wonderful fresh fruit, vegetables, local produce and yummy treats at markets every week, restaurants and cafes through Eumundi's Main Street serve delicious food and coffees.

Two historic country pubs serve hearty meals, and one even has its own brewery.

THE SHOPPING LIST

Apart from the hundreds of markets stalls selling everything from massage oils and handcrafted wooden furniture to pottery and eclectic crafts, Eumundi also has unique streetside shops. There are books, bees, hemp clothing, galleries, fashion, jewellery and more.

THE NOOSA EVERGLADES

WHAT TO EXPECT

The Noosa Everglades, one of only two everglades systems on Earth, is a world of water, wilderness and wonder in the upper reaches of the Noosa River. Known as the River of Mirrors because of the amazing reflections in the water, the Noosa Everglades is a 60km stretch of pristine waters, magnificent flora and fauna and narrow waterways.

Experience breathtaking beauty and tranquillity as you explore the Noosa Everglades with guided and self-guided kayak tours, on a guided boat tour, in your own boat or on foot.

WHY WE LOVE IT

This unique environment is relatively untouched and is one of Australia’s most diverse ecosystems.

It's a photographer’s dream, a bird watcher’s paradise and a nature lover’s dream escape.

GETTING THERE

Although it's one of Noosa’s hidden spots, it's easy to get to, can take as little as half a day to explore (or stay longer) and is only about 40 minutes from Noosa Heads.

Kayak tours leave from Boreen Point (about 25 minutes drive from Noosa Heads); and boat tours leave from Elanda Point. If on your own boat, head into the upper reaches of the Noosa River and through the lakes system.

FUN FACTS

65% of the Noosa Everglades’ catchment in National Park. More than 40% of Australia's bird species are found here.

It's the only everglades system in the world where you can safely swim (the other one has alligators!) It stretches across 2 UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, the Noosa and Great Sandy.

THINGS TO DO

Go sailing, kite surfing or paddling – hire a canoe or kayak.

COOROY

WHAT TO EXPECT

The Noosa hinterland town of Cooroy is a charming mix of history, nature, arts and country hospitality. Settled in the 1880s as a timber town, it now attracts creatives, artists, foodies, producers and nature lovers.

Enjoy hinterland hospitality at cafes, restaurants, farm gates, a boutique brewery and clubs. Browse boutiques, homewares, galleries, gifts, antiques and vintage treasures – even play a game of golf.

B&Bs, country cottages, rural retreats and RV stopovers dot the countryside around Cooroy so you can spend time discovering the town and beauty of the surrounding countryside.

WHY WE LOVE IT HERE

Nature surrounds with mountains, hills, beautiful Lake Macdonald, and bird and forest trails. Access the Noosa Trail Network for horse riding, cycling and hiking.

The Noosa Bird Trail also traverses Cooroy, including the Jabiru Park and Fearnley Bird Hide. Cooroy comes from the local indigenous word meaning ‘possum’.

OUR TIP

Wander through the Cooroy Mill Place Precinct in the heart of Cooroy with the Butter Factory Arts Centre, ceramics workshop, a state-of-the-art library, Cooroora Woodworkers and historic Lower Mill Site with an interpretive walk through restored boilers and kilns – it even has its own ghost! The Butter Factory Arts Centre showcases local and national artists.

HIDDEN GEM

On the way to Cooroy from Noosa Heads, see the Noosa Botanic Gardens on the shores of Lake Macdonald. A Greek-style amphitheatre on the waterfront is a venue for opera, live music and festivals. Pack a picnic and stroll through the native and exotic gardens that attract birds galore. Launch a boat or canoe on the lake from the nearby park.

WHAT'S ON

There’s weekly live music at venues in town, and annual events include the Australian Body Art Festival , the nation’s premier body painting event. Cooroy Fusion Festival in May each year, has music, displays, workshops, food stalls, woodcarving and more. And see a street full of racing Santas at Christmas in Cooroy each December.

POMONA

WHAT TO EXPECT


Pomona is a gorgeous hinterland town with cafes, a country hotel, art galleries, a twice-monthly market and it’s close to the Noosa Trail Network for bike and horse riding.

It’s also home to the world’s longest-established silent movie theatre at The Majestic Theatre. See historical and indigenous displays at the Noosa Shire Museum. If you’re feeling super fit, climb the challenging Mt Cooroora, home of the annual King of the Mountain Festival. The Pomona Country Markets are on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.

WHY WE LOVE IT HERE

Pomona has it all - from mountains and walking tracks, to cafes and country pubs to shops and cozy BnBs.

The country village is home to a number of great vintage and second hand shops where you can find that unique gift to take home.

HIDDEN GEM

Pomona is home to the historic Majestic Theatre which is the oldest continuously running silent movie cinema in the world.

COORAN

WHAT TO EXPECT

The Noosa Trail Network continues in Cooran, a pretty town surrounded by a lush valley, walking tracks and swimming holes. The Cooran Tablelands Lookout offers magnificent coastal views.

The village offers hinterland tranquillity and a quirky collection of artisan outlets, shops, eateries, farms, producers and a boutique brewery. Cooran’s annual Tall Trees Art Exhibition is a wonderful showcase of local talent.

DOORAN

WHAT TO EXPECT

Nestled in the scenic Noosa Valley, Doonan is a quiet green belt between the bustling villages of Noosaville and Eumundi and bordered by the Tewantin National Park and the beautiful, reflective waters of Lake Weyba. Doonan is a mix of rural and residential areas where many roads have beautiful panoramic views to the coastline, and it is home to a country club, day spa, farm-gates, shops and cafes.

KIN KIN

WHAT TO EXPECT

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

You’ll find great coffee and delicious meals, visit a friendly country pub and find retro country treasures. Step out on the Noosa Trail Network, a series of tracks and trails over mixed terrain for walkers, and horse and mountain bike riders that starts in Kin Kin. The Kin Kin Creation Markets are on the first Sunday of each month.

BOREEN POINT / ELANDA POINT

WHAT TO EXPECT

Boreen Point is the gateway to the upper Noosa River, the Noosa Everglades and the Great Sandy National Park. This small township is on Queensland's largest natural saltwater lake, Lake Cootharaba, a perfect setting for sailing, kayaking and spotting an array of native wildlife including kangaroos and birds. Visit artists in their studios and have a country pub meal or a drink at a historic hotel.

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