What to do
This company has 300 bicycles in its arsenal and you’ll find all
types of rides, depending on your preference. Bike On will deliver your
hire bike right
to your accommodation and encourage you to take advantage of the
hundreds of safe bike paths around Noosa. If you’re into mountain
biking, you can
join them on a guided or self-guided mountain bike tour through
Tewantin National Park, which boasts 25km of trails.
If paddling rather than pedaling is more your thing, join a guided or
self-guided tour of the Noosa Everglades with Kanu Kapers. This company
running for the past 15 years and knows every section of this
beautiful stretch of water, one of only two everglades in the world (the
other is in
Florida). A staggering 44 percent of Australia’s native bird
population either lives in or visits the Noosa Everglades, which is also
full of fish
and interesting flora. Check out the River of Mirrors for its
The Noosa River is considered one of the cleanest in Queensland. Take
a Noosa Eco Cruise with the company which runs the Noosa Ferry and
learn all about
this body of water, as well as how Noosa has strict building laws
which protect its natural habitat. You’ll glide past pelicans and a host
paddle boarders, sailors and swimmers, and learn about the
importance of mangroves to the ecosystem.
Those fine folk at Netanya Noosa have opened Hastings Street's only
deli. And this one comes with a delicious twist. Providore on Hastings
stocks and supports
locally-sourced produce so you dine on the likes of Little Cove
coffee, Eumundi beef and Kenilworth cheese among a range of gourmet
for a true taste of the Sunshine Coast.
To meet the friendly faces behind some of Noosa’s local produce, head
out to Belmondos at Noosaville. This organic market is home to 8
are dedicated to providing a European-style market experience with a
Noosa flavour. Originally established to supply local restaurants with
product, it’s now a tourist destination for those wishing to indulge
in local flavours.
Tucked away in a quiet corner of Hastings Street, as if the location
of this restaurant wasn’t good enough, the food is sublime. This Italian
uses the best, fresh local ingredients and combines them with
special overseas products. Think Mooloolaba king prawns, locally-grown
Fraser Island spanner crab and Gympie free-range pork.
Just a few doors up from Locale, you’ll stumble across the
hole-in-the-wall establishment that is CocoWhip. While there are many
places to feast on ice
cream along Hastings Street, what makes this place different is it
claims to be the world’s first vegan and bio-fermented coconut soft
While it’s a bit of an acquired taste, you can walk away feeling
smug that it’s not ice cream as you know it.