What to do
Chef Matt Golinski has joined the team at Peppers Noosa Resort and Spa to head up the kitchen at View by Matt Golinski. A Noosa local, Matt will showcase fresh, seasonal ingredients from local producers for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Happy Pops are serving up “Happiness on a stick” at their new gelato pop store on Hastings Street. Create your own gelato pops using locally sourced ingredients. Also gourmet waffles and brownies on a stick, soft serves and slushies made fresh in-store daily.
In the Noosa hinterland, Circa in a beautifully renovated former garage in Maple Street, Cooroy combines Parisian bakery delights with authentic Italian pizzas.
Kandanga Kitchen near the Noosa hinterland is worth the drive for breakfast and lunch using local, chemical-free, seasonal and fresh ingredients.
Ricks Artisan Pies and Sourdough, on Eumundi-Noosa Road in the Noosaville Industrial Estate has scrumptious pastries, rolls, amazing pies and bread, baked on-site – you won’t be able to resist! Adriano Zumbo has even dropped in to try their yummy treats.
Noosa Amore Gelato has beautiful gelatos made daily onsite at Noosa Marina, Tewantin, overlooking the Noosa River – catch a ferry right to their door!
Kin Kin General Store in the beautiful hinterland town will soon have a new bar and dining area where you can taste their amazing home-grown
treats and local craft beers.
Noosa Junction is just over the hill from Noosa’s Main Beach and Hastings Street and is a favourite for locals, with wonderful bars, restaurants, shopping and cool new spaces that combine food, drink and more.
Eddie Cheeba's is a new bar with global street food, beer, wine and cocktails in Arcadia Street – drop in and say hi to Boris the Goat.
Montezuma's Mexican Restaurant & Bar has also just opened in Noosa Junction for lunch and dinner – and it’s great for the kids.
Larder & Baked have amazing fresh salads, baked goods, smoothie bowls and coffee for breakfast and lunch in Sunshine Beach Rd.
WaterPistols Surfboards are a new surfboard and coffee shop in Sunshine Beach Rd, creating innovative, high-performance surfboards and serving great coffee and healthy food and bowls.
A little further up the road, The Pavilion is a new atrium-style hub with beautiful boutiques, deli, homewares, beauty and hair salon.
Also in The Junction, Abby Rose boutique is an Australian-made swimwear label; Sandy Pages Book Store has fiction and non-fiction titles, books for younger readers, greeting cards, puzzles, gifts and in-store author appearances. Rainbow Fun is a new toy and gift store in Sunshine Beach Road, specialising in creative and whimsical play ideas for kids. Also check out CLO Laneway art, painted by street artist and vocalist for The Amity Affliction, Joel Birch, and the nearby Cactus Lane art, behind the new coffee shop/vintage store.
Pick up a great new skill on holiday at Bare Naked Boards’ wooden surfboard 3-day workshops where you can learn to craft your own beautiful wooden surfboard that’s eco-friendly, then take it out and see how brilliantly it performs.
The new Cooloola Great Walk is an amazing wilderness experience over 5 days from Noosa North Shore to Rainbow Beach, across giant sandhills, through hidden subtropical rainforests, around perched lakes and the Noosa Everglades.
Coast to Hinterland Tours offer pre-booked day tours around Noosa and the Sunshine Coast, including beaches and natural attractions; stunning hinterland villages; food, wine and produce tours; birdwatching; Noosa North Shore; markets and breweries.
Beach Bus offer transport from Brisbane to Noosa, including free beach equipment for your stay.
Noosa Day Tours are based in the Mary Valley, near the Noosa hinterland, and offer day
and multi-day tours to events between Gympie, Noosa, the
Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.
Spoke N Trail take you mountain biking to the best enduro, cross country and downhill tracks around Noosa, or there’s a twilight shuttle to Tewantin National Park’s trails, followed by a cool-down at Land & Sea Brewery.
Escape from it all and head to ikatan Spa in Doonan, just 10 minutes from Noosa Heads, with their beautiful new
subtropical relaxation gardens that surround the Balinese-style treatment rooms – they recently won the prestigious Luxury Travel Guide Award for Excellence in Service in the Asia and Australasia, putting them, in the top 5 Luxury Spas of the Year globally
Habitat Noosa Everglades Eco Camp has opened on 65 acres of subtropical bushland at Lake Cootharaba, about 25 mins from Noosa Heads, with stunning glamping, camping, the new CootharaBAR and bistro, Everglades tours, and family activities for day and overnight visitors.