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)


Events this week

Love Ya Dub: Klub VW Sunshine Coast presents Love Ya Dub VW Valentine's Show for VW enthusiasts, with a Noosa hinterland cruise, VW show day and other activities, this Sat and Sun, 16-17 Feb, Habitat Noosa Everglades Eco Camp, Lake Flat Road, Boreen Point. Cars will take part in a hinterland car cruise on Sat, and the public is invited to the VW show day and swap meet on the Lake Cootharaba foreshore on Sun from 10am-2pm

Junction Twilight Markets: Noosa's only night market with great food stalls, food trucks, drinks at happy hour prices all night at the pop-up bar, artisan stalls and live music by OMK, this Fri 15 Feb, 5-9pm, Arcadia St, Noosa Junction, just over the hill from Hastings St

Valentine's Day: There are so many ways to celebrate love in Noosa this Valentine’s Day, Thurs 14 Feb – dinner at your favourite restaurant; pack a picnic and find a beautiful sunset spot by the Noosa River, on the beach, at a hidden bay or on a mountain top; enjoy a couples spa treatment; take a river cruise; see opening night of HotDatesDotCom at the Noosa Arts Theatre with the Valentine’s gala; go horse riding on the beach or lake; learn to cook a beautiful cuisine together at a cooking class; paddle the Noosa Everglades   together; buy a ticket to the Noosa Food & Wine Festival in May, from $26; or a special gift from Noosa – a new bikini, surfboard or framed Noosa photo. And if you can’t decide, get an experience voucher from the Noosa Visitor Information Centre in Hastings St and let them choose! Read our Valentine's Day blog for more ideas


Chef’s table: Join Guy Stanaway, executive chef of the Jackalope Hotel, Australia’s Hotel of the Year, New Hotel of the Year and Regional Hotel of the Year in the Gourmet Traveller Awards, at a chef’s table event in collaboration with Wasabi' Restaurant’s Zeb Gilbert, Wed 20 Feb, 6.30pm, $250pp for 8 courses paired with beverages. Must book on 54492443 or email

Dine and wine special:
Order 2 main meals and a side dish to share at Thomas Corner Eatery, Gympie Tce, Noosaville, and receive a complimentary bottle of house red or white wine. Available Mon to Wed evenings from 5.30pm, must book and mention this special at time of booking. Ph 5470 2224 or email

Taproom for thirsts: The new Heads of Noosa Brewing Co's Taproom is now open from 11am every Fri, Sat and Sun at 85 Rene St, Noosaville. There's live music this Sun, 17 Feb from 2pm with Mark Moroney. Try the 2 new lagers - Japanese Lager 4.5% and Summer Dusk 4.8%, with the share plates menu

Organic market day: Bioshop Noosa has a Market Day with tastings of local produce including Kenilworth Cheese, this Sat 16 Feb, 10am to 1pm, at Belmondos Organic Market, Rene St, Noosaville. Spend $50 at Bioshop and go in the draw to win a Gourmet Organic Hamper

Oyster INdulgence: Freshly-shucked oysters, oysters 8 ways with matching side dishes, biodynamic wines by Quartz Reef Wines of Central Otago NZ, live music and DJ at Oyster INdulgence, Cafe le Monde, Fri 15 Feb, 6.15pm, $89 includes 2 hours of oysters and wine, and entertainment. Must book online

Country coffee: Take a Noosa Country Drive to Cooroy, Pomona, Doonan, Eumundi, Cooran or Kin Kin in the Noosa hinterland, or ride your bike and get your country coffee fix at unique, cosy and cool cafes such as Trail 518, Spilldebeans, Hollyhock Cottage, Kin Kin General Store, The Vintage Junction, A Little Shop of Soul, Buttercups Cupcakes, Deadly Espresso and more


HotDatesDotCom: Three one-act plays about looking for love online, Noosa Arts Theatre, Weyba Rd, Noosaville, 14-17 and 21-23 Feb, evening and matinees available, $29/$25/$20, book on 5449 9343 or

Show of the year: It’s a circus of song, tap dance, fire swallowing, saw playing, kazoo, juggling and magic at the Mic Conway Show this Sat 16 Feb, 7pm, Majestic Theatre, Pomona. Guest artists are guitarist Robbie Long, Cherry Atrics, BabyBoomersLikeUs and the Sandflys. $20 online at; $30 on the door if not sold out prior. Ph 0410 573 629. Camp at the Pomona Showgrounds or stay at a local BnB

Dangerous Song: Berkelouw Books Eumundi presents Linsey Pollak and Lizzie O'Keefe in concert with Dangerous Song, Fri 15 Feb, combining human voice with the sounds of endangered and extinct species. Drinks from 6.30pm, concert starts at 7pm, must book, $25 from the store (cash) or online

Full Moon Dance: Sun Salute, Thunder Fox, One Dragon Two Dragon and DJ Nemos are at the Full Moon Dance, Verrierdale Hall, Verrierdale Rd, Verrierdale, Sat 16 Feb, 7pm to midnight, $25 presale online or at Berkelow Books Eumundi, The Drop Café Noosa, New Earth Café Coolum, Little Shop Of Soul Cooroy; or $30 at the door. Fully licensed, 18+

The Queen of Spades opera on-screen: A filmed performance of The Queen of Spades, Tchaikovsky’s final full-length opera, screens at Event Cinemas, Noosa Junction, 16, 17, 20 Feb for the Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season. The opera, set in 1890, explores madness, obsessive passions and the supernatural, with the characters giving voice to Tchaikovsky’s own unfulfilled desires. The Wed session includes complimentary morning tea. $20 adult, $18 concession. Book at

Live music: Check out live music in Noosa from 15 – 21 Feb

• At 10 Hastings St Cafe, Brad Schultz performs this Fri 15 Feb, Alan Kelly is on Sat and The Famos are on Sun, all from 6-9pm. Also live music on Wed and Thurs. Bookings recommended on 5455 3350
Tribal Groove, Matthew Aitchison and Juzzie Smith are at Original Eumundi Markets this Sat 16 Feb, 9am-1.30pm
• At Peregian Beach Hotel, see Hayden Hack this Fri 15 Feb from 7pm; Gian on Sat from 3pm; David & Caroline on Sat from 7pm; and Shannon Sol Carroll on Sun from 3pm
AJ Duo play at Noosa Heads Surf Club this Fri 15 Feb, 8.30pm; The Claptomaniacs are on Sat, 8.30pm; and Brad Schultz plays on Sun from 3-5pm
Miss Leading are at Tewantin Noosa RSL, Tewantin, this Fri 15 Feb, 8pm; Neil Diamond Tribute Show is on Sat from 8pm; and Fabian plays on Thurs 21 Feb from 6pm
Johnny Curran is at Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club this Fri 15 Feb, 4-6pm; Ryan Giles Duo is on Sun, 2-5pm
Joskie and Jed, and Massroom are at Café le Monde, Hastings St, this Sat 16 Feb from 8pm; and Anna and Jed are on Thurs 21 Feb from 5pm
• At Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort, Hastings St, Noosa Beach House Bar has Mark Moroney on Fri 15 Feb, 7-10pm; Brad Schultz on Sat 5-8pm; and Andrea Kirwin on Sun, 3-6pm. Riviera Bar & Lounge has Angela IIumara this Sat 16 Feb from 5-8pm; Gabor on Sun, 4-7pm; and Mark Moroney on Thurs 21 Feb, 5-7pm
• At the Imperial Hotel Eumundi this Fri 15 Feb, see Shannon Carroll, 6.30-9.30pm. On Sat, The Brown Trouts play from noon to 4pm, and Tahlia Matheson from 6.30-9.30pm. On Sun, see Paul Clements from 2-5pm
• Live music at El Capitano, Hastings St on Wed 20 Feb, 6.30-8.30pm
• Live music at Tewantin-Noosa Bowls Club, Hilton Tce, Tewantin, Fri from 6.30pm, free
• Live music at Land & Sea Brewery, Venture Dve, Noosaville, Sun 17 Feb, 3.30pm
• Live music at Club Cooroy RSL this Fri 15 Feb, 6pm, free
Zachary’s in Hastings St has live music from local artists every Sat from 8pm
• Sunday sunset session at Noosa Boathouse, Gympie Tce, Noosaville, Sun 17 Feb, 4.30pm
• Noosa Irish night with live music every Thurs from 7pm at Flanagan’s, Noosa Reef Hotel, Noosa Heads
• Live music at Rococo Bistro Noosa, Hastings St, every night, including Andrea Kirwin, The Dreggs, Jay Bischoff and Flamarique, free, ph 5474 9600
• On Thurs and Sun, 4-8pm, aromas, Hastings St has live music
• The Supper Club at Miss Moneypenny’s, Hastings St every Sat from 9pm has laidback, late-night grooves from DJ Keiko. Love Summer Sundays from 2pm with chilled Balearic beats by DJ Jamie Porteous and Ibiza Global Radio

Coming up

Luka Bloom performs at The J Noosa on Wed 27 Feb, 8pm, presented by Adrian Bohm

Butterfingers at the Villa Noosa, Fri 1 March - 15 Years of Fatboys tour, 8pm $34.70

Katie Noonan and Elixir are at The Majestic Theatre, Pomona on Fri 1 March, 8pm, for an evening of music and poetry on the Gratitude And Grief national tour, 8pm, $43.35

Divinyls are at the Villa Noosa on Fri 22 March, 8pm, featuring Mark McEntee, Lauren Ruth Ward, original Blondie guitarist and Divinyls alumni Frank Infante, and a new rhythm section

John Farnham, Daryl Braithwaite, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi, Thirsty Merc and Dragon at the Red Hot Summer Tour, Saturday 13 April, Noosa and District Sports Complex, Tewantin, 1-9.20pm, $119.90

Dan Sultan – Aviary Takes Tour, The J Noosa, Saturday 27 April, 8pm, $43

Dave Hughes – Hairy, at The J Noosa, Friday 3 May, 8.30pm, $49.90/$45

Why not...

Fab Feb at Eco Noosa River Adventures: Explore the beautiful Noosa River by water or on land with eco-friendly electric boats, Nauticycle water bikes, stand up paddle boards, kayaks, bicycles or go-karts from the Eco Noosa River Adventures kiosk at 172 Gympie Tce, Noosaville, 7am to 5pm every day. Hire a luxury electric boat for an afternoon cruise or weekend brunch. Nauticycles are a unique, fast and easy way to get on the river – and during February, receive a free hour with every hour of hire (see them on Instagram or Facebook to find out how to book this deal). And grab a Flying West coffee from the kiosk

High spirits: There’s self-care, flying, meditation, dance, healing, massage, music and fun at the High Spirits Retreat open day, Sun 17 Feb, 9am to 6pm, 297 Sister Tree Creek Road, Kin Kin in the Noosa hinterland. Entry is by donation + $15 for the sunset concert from 4-6pm with Phil Barlow – purchase tickets here. Bring a towel, bathers and snacks

Master artist and Interior Series: Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre presents new exhibitions from ‘Master of Light’, Wolfgang Lämmle and Noosa hinterland painter Emma Nancarrow, 11A Maple St, Cooroy, until 26 February, open Tues to Sun, 10am to 3pm, free entry, all welcome

Kayak or ride Mary Valley
: Let Ride On Mary show you the stunning nearby Mary Valley on guided or self-guided kayak, biking and bush adventures. The Mary River winds through rainforest and eucalypt forest with mountain views. Look out for platypus, rock wallabies, lungfish, Mary River turtles, kingfishers and more. Hire bikes and explore forest and waterfalls with custom maps. Ph 0400 297 678 

See Noosa from the air: See the full beauty of this stunning region and get on-board a scenic flight with the Recreational Flying Co, Paradise Seaplanes, Ghost Air, Helitec or Air Fraser Island. There are also incredible views of the nearby Coloured Sands, Fraser Island and Noosa Everglades, or amazing tours to whisk you to a nearby vineyard or mountain-top for an amazing, romantic picnic. See the Noosa Visitor Information Centre in Hastings St or Noosa Marina, or phone 1 3000 NOOSA (66672)

Solar-powered canoe adventures: Explore the nearby Maroochy River and Wetlands Sanctuary in a unique solar/electric-powered canoe for 4 people on a 3hr guided or self-guided adventure with Eco River Rides that will bring you close to nature. Walk the Sanctuary boardwalks or spend your time in the upper reaches of Coolum Creek. Call 0439 425 670 or see for all details. No paddling required 

Logging-in on holidays: If you need to take time out from your time out and log-in while on holidays, the Peregian Digital Hub co-working space is ideal for people in tech, with gigabit internet and great facilities. It's just 400m from Peregian Beach with great coffee shops and restaurants nearby, and free buses run between Hastings St and the Hub's front door during school holidays. The Hub offers a special day pass for tech nomads visiting Noosa for $30 plus GST. See

A taste of K'gari: Get a Taste of K’gari, World Heritage-listed Fraser Island on a half-day cruise with Whalesong Cruises, leaving from Great Sandy Straits Marina, Urangan, Hervey Bay at 9am and returning at 2pm – easily enjoyed on a day trip from Noosa. Explore white silica sands, kayak in crystal clear waters, try your luck at shore fishing or simply enjoy the scenery. Book on 4125 6222 or see 

Eco Cruise:
See 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

Learn to surf: Learn to surf in Noosa’s calm waters! Call the Visitor Information Centre on 1 3000 NOOSA or see for local surf schools where experienced coaches can help you out, from beginner to advanced. You’ll be standing up in no time!

Eumundi Markets: Take the new Eumundi Markets Round-Trip Shuttle with Coast to Hinterland Tours this Sat or Wed with pick-up and drop-off from Coolum and Noosa accommodation and 3 hours to wander the markets, $35 adult, $27 child. Ph 1300 004 903 or book at 

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 holiday Yoga or Pilates session in a beautiful Noosa studio, on the beach or even on a stand-up paddle board. Float in a flotation tank or be pampered from top to toe with beautiful skin products and treatments. Phone the Visitor Information Centre on 1 3000 NOOSA or see Pictured : Ikatan Spa Noosa

Stand up paddle: Explore Noosa’s beautiful waterways on a stand up paddle board – lessons and hire boards are available for the Noosa River or Laguna Bay. It’s easy to learn how! Ask at the Noosa Visitor Information Centre or phone 13000 NOOSA 

Picnic on the river: Pack a hamper of local delicacies and lunch aboard Noosa River and Canal Cruises as you explore the stunning Noosa River, Weyba Creek and the beautiful hidden waterways of the Noosa Sound canals. Learn about the river’s history and ecology in an entertaining and light-hearted commentary during a relaxing afternoon on the water. Daytime Cruises depart at noon from The Jetty, Noosaville and 12.30pm from The Sofitel on Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri. BYO food and drinks. Glasses, tea and coffee provided. Catering available by arrangement – ask us about fresh sandwiches and fruit salad or delicious fish and chips! Ph 0414 727 765

Rattler fun: Take a beautiful Noosa Country Drive through the Noosa hinterland and Mary Valley to the historic Mary Valley Rattler steam train station in Gympie. Free station tours every Wed and Sat at 11am with stories of the Mary Valley line, its people and history. The Rattler will be pulling into and out of the station over the coming weeks. Also Tunes by the Tracks every Sun, noon-3pm – book your table at the Station Café on 5348 9606  

River fishing: Fish the full length of the beautiful Noosa River from salt to fresh water with Noosa River Fishing Safaris, catering for all levels of experience. Becky, the river boat, is a fishing limousine with full sun canopy, toilet facilities, large casting platform, live fish and live bait holding tanks. They also supply high quality fishing equipment and coaching if required. Half-day, 2hr group and private charters, ph 0429 030 823  

Thrill rides: See Noosa National Park and Main Beach from the water on a jet boat thrill ride with Noosa Ocean Rider (ph 0438 386 255) or Noosa Thriller (ph 0412 735 624) – free courtesy bus for Noosa area pick-ups). The wave-jumping tours into Laguna Bay and around the headland give the best views of hidden bays, beaches and caves. Also look out for dolphins and whales!
 Coast to Hinterland Day Tours: Sit back and relax while Coast to Hinterland Tours show you some hidden gems and well-known attractions. Tours include Australia Zoo & Ginger Factory (Tues), Markets, Gympie Heritage and Wine Tasting (Wed); Rainforest, Views and Maleny (Thurs); Montville High-Tea and Wine (Fri); and Markets, Feijoas and Gardens on Sat. From $68, pick-up from Noosa  

On the river: Combine 3 Noosa experiences – the river, food and shopping – and catch a Noosa Ferry to Noosa Marina, Tewantin for breakfast, lunch, dinner or anything in between, all with gorgeous river views. Café Vin Cino is open for breakfast and lunch; The River Deck, Pier 11 and Italian Marina have superb views for lunch and dinner; dine on-board Noosa Cruiser Restaurant; and Noosa Amore Gelato has gelato and more. There’s also fish and chips, fashion, chocolates, gifts, a beauty salon, yoga and day spa. Book a sunset cruise with MV Noosa Queen, a Noosa Leisuretime Houseboat, or hire a boat from Ready 2 Go Boat Hire. If you go Sunday morning, check out the Marina Markets

Country Drive: Extend your stay and experience Noosa’s country. Book for a relaxing hinterland escape, surrounded by hiking and biking trails, lakes, mountain lookouts and country villages with unique eateries, breweries and cafes. Stay in cosy B&Bs and hinterland retreats. Take a Noosa Country Drive

Explore K’gari: Fall in love with K'gari (Fraser Island), the world’s largest sand island as Drop Bear Adventures take you on a 2 or 3-day tag-along safari. Explore beautiful lakes and beaches with Drop Bear’s guides and learn about the island’s rich culture and gorgeous wildlife. Book on 0487 333 606 or see

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

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, take a jet boat tour or try the new Nauticycle 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 (photo courtesy of AMB Magazine

Retail by the river: Take a wander through the shops of Noosaville, alongside Noosa River, with a great range of stores offering homewares, fashion, surfwear, books, jewellery and more, in styles from beachy to classic and vintage. tart your shopping trip in the Gympie Tce, Thomas St and Mary St area, before relaxing at one of the many cafes and restaurants. If you’re driving, head a bit further on to Gateway Dve for some great warehouse-style fashion and homewares showrooms, or take the Noosa Ferry to Noosa Marina, Tewantin for boutiques, gifts, restaurants and bars on the river

Horse riding:
Go horse riding in Noosa through bush, lake, rainforest or open beaches. Equathon has daily horse riding tours along Noosa North Shore beaches and a 7-day bush tour. Noosa Horse Riding takes you on a beautiful ride in and around Lake Weyba, just 10 minutes from Noosa Heads. And Mary Valley Adventure Trails, near the Noosa hinterland has rides through lush farmland and rainforest. Call the Visitor Information Centre on 1 3000 NOOSA for details or see

Stand up paddle: Explore Noosa’s beautiful waterways on a stand up paddle board with Noosa Stand Up Paddle. Relaxed group classes, hire boards, private lessons or SUP yoga with fully qualified instructors. For all ages and experience. They’re at 172 Gympie Tce, Noosaville

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 and search for 'jet ski'

Markets, movie and art: Take a Noosa Country Drive to Pomona, about 25 minutes from Noosa Heads, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month for the Pomona Country Markets, 7am-noon, with fresh food, fruit and vegies, local arts and crafts, musicians and more. Then head to the grand Majestic Theatre in Pomona for a silent film screening, $15 adult, free for school-aged kids, tickets at the door (ph 5485 2330). Also visit the Pomona Railway Station Art Gallery and Noosa Museum in Pomona.

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 NOOSA (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

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 , 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

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 (66672)

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