This Week in Noosa

Welcome to Noosa, with its beautiful natural surrounds, cosmopolitan atmosphere and vibrant calendar of events! If you're looking for something to do during your holidays, here are some ideas for you, or call into Noosa Visitor Information Centres at Hastings St, or Parkyn's Hut or Noosa Marina in Tewantin. Phone +61 7 5430 5000 or Freecall in Australia 1 3000 NOOSA (66672)

 
 

Upcoming Events

 

Live music market feast: Noosa Junction has a Twilight Market and live music Sound Feast this Fri April 21. The Twilight Market in Arcadia St from 5-9pm has music from Mettaphor, and buskers in Sunshine Beach Rd and Lanyana Way, along with global tastes, happy hour prices all night at the Flava bar and artisan stalls. Sound Feast at The J, 60 Noosa Dve, has live music from Captain Dreamboat, The Lyrical, Luke Vasella and Luke May, and an all-ages open mic from 6pm

Anzac Day: Dawn services and Anzac Day parades will be held around Noosa this Tues 25 April. In Tewantin, the dawn service is at 5.30am, Pelican St; parade and service from 9am, Sidoni St. Cooroy dawn service is at 4.55am, Diamond St; gunfire breakfast at Cooroy RSL from 6am, march from 10am and service from 10.30am, Diamond St. Coolum march and dawn service 5.20am, Seacove Lane. In Eumundi, community walk and service, 7.30am, Caplick Park. The Yandina march and service are at 10.45am, cnr Steven and Farrell Streets

Cuisine

Beach breakfast: The new a la carte breakfast menu at Noosa Beach House Bar in Hastings St is simple, fresh with an interesting global twist. Peter Kuruvita has worked Sri Lankan favourites into the menu including street food staples Egg Hoppers and Crab Omelette. Available daily 7-10.30am

A touch of France: La Riviera French Bistro and Bar, near the Colonial Resort, 239 Gympie Tce, Noosaville, has popular, home-style French dishes and unique creations, using local ingredients and Australian meat and seafood. Fully licensed, BYO bottles of wine only, open lunch and dinner, Wed-Sun. Ph 5455 5523

Entertainment

Live music: Check out great live music in Noosa from 21-27 April
  • Sound Feast at The J, Noosa Dve, Noosa Junction, free, all ages open mic at 6pm, then The Lyrical, Captain Dreamboat, Luke Vasella, Luke May, Ruby Gilbert and Amanda Cole. Bar and snacks
  • Taylor Moss is at Harbour Wine Bar, Noosa Marina, Tewantin this Fri 21 April, 6-8pm; Got You Covered are on Sat, 5-7pm
  • Kurt.is and Solafreq are at Café Le Monde, Hastings St this Sat 22 April at 8pm; and Sue-Ann Stewart is on Thurs 27 April at 6pm
  • At Peregian Beach Hotel, Hayden Hack plays this Fri 21 April, 6pm; Shannon Sol Carroll is on Sat, 3pm; and Sunday Songfest on 23 April has Jeremiah Johnson, Tim Woods, Luke Vassella and Catie Friel from 1pm
  • The Vibe are at Sunshine Beach Surf Club this Sun 23 April, 3-6pm
  • Carl Lynch plays at Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club this Fri 21 April from 2pm; Vodville on Sun from 2pm
  • At the Imperial Hotel, Eumundi this Fri 21 April, see Renny Field from noon-3pm and Chris Flaskas from 7pm in the Beergarden; and blues night with Steve Edmonds in The Bunker from 8pm. On Sat in the Beergarden, see The Brown Trouts from noon; and Phenix and Marnie Jay from 7pm. On Sun, see Jay Bishoff in the Beergarden from 2pm
  • Noosa Beach House Bar, Hastings St has Flamarique this Fri 21 April, 7-10pm; Alan Kelly on Sun 2.30-5.30pm; and Andrew Lawson on Wed 26 April, 5.30-7.30pm
  • Aperol afternoons at Locale, Hastings St with Aperol Spritz cocktails and live music by Pablo Degregori, plus pizza and cicchetti specials from 2-5pm on Sundays
  • Rhonnie is free at Club Cooroy RSL this Fri 21 April, 6pm
  • Renny Field plays at the Sunday Sunset Sessions, Noosa Boathouse, Gympie Tce, Noosaville, Sun 23 April, 4.30-7.30pm in the Sunset Bar on the top deck with drink specials and delicious bar menu
  • The Unknowns are at Tewantin Noosa RSL this Fri 21 April, 8pm; 70s vs 80s Classic Rock Show is on Sat, 8pm; Fabian is on Thurs 27 April, 6pm
  • Afternoons in Havana this Sun at Miss Moneypenny’s, Hastings St, 1-6pm with live Latin house music plus percussion and special Latin American cocktails
  • Live Irish bands in Flanagan's Irish Pub, Noosa Reef Hotel, Noosa Heads every Thurs, 7-10pm
  • Live music at the Smokey Sunday session at Bohemian Bungalow in Eumundi every Sunday, 1pm
  • Tewantin Noosa Bowls Club, 65 Hilton Tce, Tewantin has live music this Fri night 21 April
  • Hear live music at aroma’s, Hastings St this Thurs and Sun, 5-8pm

Why not...

Learn to surf: You’ll be standing in no time with Noosa Learn to Surf – it’s fun, safe and easy with friendly, helpful encouragement from qualified coaches. Beginner and intermediate classes in all weather for groups, private lessons, birthday parties and more. Also multi-day courses. Ph 0418 787 577 or see learntosurf.com.au

Markets: Find something yummy or unique with locally made products, art, craft and food at markets around Noosa this weekend: Original Eumundi Markets, Wed and Sat morning; Noosa Farmers Market, Sun, 6am-noon, AFL grounds, Weyba Rd, Noosaville; Noosa Marina Markets, Sun, 8am-2pm, Parkyn Crt, Tewantin; Pomona Country Markets, Sat, 6.30am-noon, Stan Topper Park, Pomona; Eumundi Square Markets, Wed, Fri and Sat, 7.30am-2pm

Boardwalk Boats:
Drive yourself in Boardwalk Boats’ Signature bowrider, pontoon or new Warrior cruiser, or hire a stand-up paddle board or kayak and paddle around the beautiful Noosa Sound canals. Also Noosa River guided kayak tour or stand-up paddle lesson. See the wildlife, houses, or just relax on the Noosa River with family and friends. Located on the river at Hastings St. Ph 5455 3755 

 


Life Drawing:
New exhibition by local artist Ron Moss, Why Life Drawing? is at CQUniversity Art Space, Level 1, 90 Goodchap St, Noosaville (above the café), Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm until 21 April. The exhibition poses questions around the processes of translating three dimensions into two, and what drawing from life can offer in our modern and sometimes impatient world. See cqunas.org


Relax and unwind: Book a pampering treatment at one of Noosa’s heavenly day spas or massage rooms – or have them come to you! Warm up with a Yoga or Pilates session in a dedicated Noosa studio, on the beach or even on a stand-up paddle board. Spoil yourself or a loved one this week. Phone the Visitor Information Centre on 1 3000 NOOSA or see visitnoosa.com.au/relax

Classic boat cruise: Noosa Dreamboats’ 1940s-style mahogany speed boat on Noosa River and lakes has tours and sunset cruises up to 5 people – 1hr Taste of Noosa, 1.5hr Lake Escape to Lake Cooroibah, and 2.5hr Grand Tour to Lake Cootharaba. Also catered sandbar picnics, spa packages and cruise and fine dining to Rickys Restaurant for special occasions.Call 0414 990 708 

Freedom Trail: Experience hinterland and coastal adventures on a full day adventure with Freedom Trail, climbing the Glasshouse Mountains, exploring secluded beaches and hidden caves, eating, swimming and snorkelling. Learn from local knowledge and be prepared for adventure! Ph 0412 251 374

Noosa Funcat: Lie back and explore the Noosa River in the new Noosa Funcat, a chaise-style lounge powered by duel electric engines, with esky and cup holders. Hire for $50 an hour ($80 for 2 hours and $110 for 3 hours) at Jetty 17 Boat and Kayak Hire, Gympie Tce, Noosaville. Ph 5449 8044 

Scenic flight: Take a spectacular scenic flight with Helitec over the beaches, rivers and hinterland of Noosa, Noosa Everglades and beyond

Bike through the hinterland: Looking for an unforgettable way to explore the Noosa Hinterland? The Kin Kin General Store, 56 Main St, Kin Kin is located in the heart of the Noosa Trail Network and now stocks Bike on Noosa’s Premium Mountain Bikes to hire! The bikes are perfect for the local riding conditions and come with helmets, lock and a map of the Noosa Trail Network. Ph 5474 3322 or see bikeon.com.au 
 
Eco Cruise: See and learn about Noosa’s history and amazing birds, river life and flora on a 2hr Noosa Eco Cruise, Tues and Thurs. Includes river cruise, nature walk, morning tea and all-day Noosa Ferry pass (same day). Must book on 5449 8442
 
Grab Rock: See amazing views from Noosa’s Mt Tinbeerwah before you abseil down the rockface with half-day adventures, sunset abseils or a Rock n Surf experience. See grabrock.com.au
 
Hire a boat: Ready2Go Boat Hire at Noosa Marina has luxury barbecue pontoon boats (no licence required) with toilet, sink and fresh water on board for a great day out boating, fishing or just relaxing on the Noosa River. Also half cabin cruiser and stand-up paddle boards, kayaks and the new stand-up Step and Go board available. Ph 0420 208 680 or see ready2goboathire.com.au

Learn to surf:
Learn to surf in Noosa’s calm waters! Call the Visitor Information Centre on 1 3000 NOOSA or see visitnoosa.com.au/play for local surf schools where experienced coaches can help you out, from beginner to advanced. You’ll be standing up in no time!   Explore Noosa: Explore with tours from Noosa to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island; kayak the pristine Noosa Everglades; go cruising or fishing on Noosa River; stand-up paddle or take a jet boat tour on the river; join a bike tour through Tewantin National Park; hire a car for a Noosa Country Drive. Phone the Noosa Visitor Information Centre on 1 3000 66672 or call in at Hastings St

Unplug and reconnect: Escape to fresh country air, towering forests, refreshing streams and waterfalls, and mountain summits views with Tropical Treks Guided Bushwalks - small groups, personalised, birdwatching and wildlife experiences in the Noosa and Sunshine Coast hinterlands. Visit picturesque country towns, discover historical sites and hidden treasures. Ph 0407 388 747 or see  tropicaltreks.com.au
 Fun on the water: Jump on a jet ski for an adrenalin rush on the Noosa River or join a guided jet ski tour in Laguna Bay, off Noosa’s Main Beach and around Noosa National Park. Find out more from the Noosa Visitor Information Centre, call 1 3000 NOOSA or see visitnoosa.com.au and search for 'jet ski'

Messing about on boats: Explore the beautiful Noosa River and its bird and marine life – hire a pontoon or quiet electric boat, take a fishing or crabbing tour, a Noosa Ferry between Noosa Marina and Hastings St, a sunset cruise, gondola or 1940s power boat, jet boat tour, jet ski and more. Ph 1 3000 NOOSA, see Visitor Information Centres or visitnoosa.com.au/play

National Park:
Take a walk or run through the Noosa National Park, just minutes from Hastings St, with coastal tracks with gorgeous views across Laguna Bay to Noosa North Shore – you may even spot a whale, koala, dolphin or turtle! Inland tracks take you through rainforest and eucalypt woodlands. Drop into the Visitor Information Centre in Hastings St or the park’s information centre, open 7 days

River of mirrors:
Discover the Noosa Everglades, the river of mirrors, with its magnificent wildlife and pristine wilderness with a range of guided and self-guided kayak tours, or by boat from Noosaville. Ask at the Visitor Information Centre, Hastings St, Noosa Heads or phone 1 3000 66672

Sunset cruise: The Noosa River at sunset is a beautiful way to start the evening and a cruise is a great way to arrive at dinner! Noosa Ferry has sunset cruises between Hastings St and Noosa Marina, Tues-Sat – ph 5449 8442. Noosa River & Canal Cruises leave from Noosaville and Noosa Heads, Wed-Sat, BYO snacks and drinks and they'll supply the glasses and ice buckets – ph 0414 727 765. The Noosa Queen ’s sunset cruise leaves from Noosa Marina and is fully licensed – ph 5455 6661. MV Catalina has Saltwater Sunday cruises on Sundays, 3-6pm, ph 0484 598 993

Fraser fun: World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, or K’Gari, the world’s largest sand island is on Noosa’s doorstep! Join a day tour, a 2 or 3-day 4x4 adventure or drive yourself. See visitnoosa.com.au , call in at the Visitor Information Centre in Hastings St or phone 1 3000 NOOSA
 Noosa by ferry: Explore Noosa by ferry along the river – a great way to get around between Hastings St, Noosaville and Noosa Marina at Tewantin, all day, every day. Also Sunset Cruise, Tues-Sat, $22.50; and Eco Cruise, Tues and Thurs, $49, includes morning tea and all-day Ferry Pass. Ph 5449 8442

Country drive:
The Noosa Country Drive has more than 100 touring experiences through the Noosa hinterland, with an interactive journey planner. Find out where to pat an alpaca or join a cheese-making class, find mountain lookouts and walking trails, visit a blacksmith's sound garden, enjoy a high tea - and more! See visitnoosa.com.au/country-drive or pick up a brochure from Noosa Visitor Information Centres
  Fishing fun: Throw in a line and catch your own dinner – the Noosa River is a beautiful spot for fishing along the banks or hire a boat and find your own secret spot. Talk to local anglers at Davo's Tackle World in Noosaville who love to give tips, along with selling fresh and frozen bait and fishing gear. Ph 5449 8099
 
On the river: Combine 3 great Noosa experiences – the river, food and shopping – into 1 and catch a Noosa Ferry to Noosa Marina, Tewantin for breakfast, lunch, dinner or anything in between at one of the restaurants right on the river. Café Vin Cino is open for breakfast; The River Deck Restaurant; Pier 11 Restaurant and Italian Marina Restaurant have superb views and dining for lunch and dinner; and Harbour Wine Bar is open all day for coffee or a drink. Also fish and chips. See Hearts and Minds Art’s beautiful new gallery and gift space, pick up a beautiful bunch of flowers at Blooms of Noosa, browse other gift and fashion stores or get pampered at a beauty salon or spa. If you go Sunday morning, check out the Marina Markets  
For more about what to do in Noosa, call into the Noosa Visitor Information Centres at Hastings Street (open every day except Christmas Day) or Noosa Marina in Tewantin. Phone +61 7 5430 5000 or 1 3000 NOOSA (1 3000 66672).
 
 
 

















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