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This Week In Noosa

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Dining on Hastings Street

Most of the restaurants and cafes on Hastings Street are now back, offering their delicious food for dine-in and/or takeaway. The Hastings Street Association has put together a list of what's open - find out here.

View by Matt Golinski is back

The team at View by Matt Golinski welcome you back to their sanctuary among the treetops off Hastings St from Monday 6 July. Open 7 days a week for:

  • Breakfast from 7-10am with a 2-course set menu;
  • The Love Noosa Lunch menu from noon - 3pm;
  • Snacks and drinks from 11am - 8pm;
  • Bar snack menu from 3 - 8pm;
  • Or try the daily special drinks and cocktails during happy hour between 5 - 7pm.

Book on 5455 2209 or at viewrestaurant.com.au

$49 off spectacular flights

Helitec is offering a spectacular flight in a helicopter over the Sunshine Coast beaches where you take the controls with a qualified flight instructor. Start with a 20-minute briefing, then take to the skies for a scenic 30-minute flight for $350. Book at helitec.com.au

Live music with the Doo Wop Dolls

Live music is back at Tewantin Noosa RSL with the Doo Wop Dolls this Saturday 4 July from 5-9pm. There are two dinner seatings available – from 4.45-6.45pm and from 7-9pm. The RSL is open 7 days a week for dine-in and takeaway meals in Memorial Ave, Tewantin. Bookings are essential – find out more online at noosarsl.com.au

Noosa Brewery Trail with a driver and guide

Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours have reopened and are ready to take you on the Noosa Brewery Trail on Thursday 9 July to visit 4 local breweries in Noosa, Eumundi and Cooroy. Lunch is included along with tasting paddles at each brewery, a behind-the-scenes brewery tour, meet the brewers and return transfers with a designated driver and tour guide. The tour is from 11am-5pm and cost is $160pp. Book at sunshinecoastcraftbeertours.com.au

Eumundi Drive-In

Pack the family in the car and head for the Eumundi Drive-In as Starry Nights Outdoor Movies and the Imperial Hotel Eumundi screen Labyrinth on Friday 3 July and Zoolander on Saturday 4 July. Watch David Bowie in Labyrinth and put on your best Blue Steele face for Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson in Zoolander – all from your own car. Bring a car picnic or pre-order from The Imperial Hotel Eumundii (ph 5442 8811), Sala Thai (ph 5442 8804) or Il Mio Posto (ph 5442 7026) in Eumundi, and pick it up on your way to the drive-in.

Gates open at 5pm, with the film screening at 6pm(ish). To guarantee a spot on the night, pre-book your tickets at ticketebo.com.au/starrynights– but get in fast as all earlier events have sold out. Cost is $25 per car. The drive-in is at Eumundi Showgrounds, Black Stump Rd, off Memorial Drive.

Kids ride free* on Nauticycles

For some great family fun these school holidays, get the family on a Nauticycle with Eco Noosa River Adventures and explore the beautiful Noosa River! Kids ride free with every full paying adult on these fun water bikes (kids sit on a deck attached to the water bike).

It's so much fun for all the family and is right in the heart of Noosaville, along the Noosa River - find out more here.

Treat yourself mid-week at ikatan Spa Noosa

Warm up with 3 glorious mid-week specials at ikatan Spa Noosa, set among tranquil Balinese-inspired grounds. The 2hr Lovely Lulur Package is a traditional Balinese cultural experience for women, with a 60-minute massage + Lulur Body Scrub + 30-minute mini facial, $280. Bring a friend for the 60min Cinta for two package (it means ‘love’ in Balinese, $360. Or experience the Kuta Time Package with a 30min massage + 30min mini facial, $175. Book on 5471 1199 or see ikatanspa.com

Learn to drive a boat or jetski on the Noosa River

Start living the dream and learn a new skill these holidays – how to drive a boat or jetski! The Noosa River is a perfect place to learn and NeedALicence has all the online and practical training to get you there, with social distancing allowing only 2 to 3 candidates per session. Do the online theory before you get here, then book in a practical test (1.5 to 2 hours for boat) and put your new licence to good use on holidays. Book at needalicence.com.auor ph 0438 110 623

Noosa Camel Rides on Noosa North Shore

The ships of the desert are back with Noosa Camel Rides on Noosa North Shore – a ride on these friendly camels is a unique way to experience the pristine beach just across the Noosa River from Noosa Heads. You’ll be surrounded by ancient sand dunes, sparkling blue ocean, miles of white sandy beaches, and the Noosa National Park headland is in the distance. Book online at noosacamelrides.com.au

Heritage train ride on the holidays

The Mary Valley Heritage Railway has adults at kids’ prices during the school holidays, and there are special school holiday departures on-board the heritage diesel DEL1632. Trains leave historic Gympie Station at 9am on 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 July. Must book at maryvalleyrattler.com.au/buy-tickets

The first steam train rides are back on Saturday 11 July with a Superheroes theme.

Beach views with your lunch or dinner at Noosa Heads Surf Club

If you’ve been missing the Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club’s bucket of prawns, the wait is over – the restaurant and bar are open again with great food, cool drinks and those amazing views over Noosa Main Beach and Laguna Bay. Open for lunch and dinner every day – 11am to 8.30pm. There’s seafood, steaks, pasta, fish and chips, salads, coffee and cakes, as well as daily blackboard menu specials. Walk-ins only, no bookings.

All-day dining at Cooroy RSL

Cooroy RSL in the Noosa hinterland has been newly renovated during the Covid shutdown and is now open for all-day dining from 10am, Tuesday to Saturday. Dinner bookings are recommended for Wednesday to Saturday nights (ph 5447 6131) or takeaway is also available. The gaming room also opens from noon on Friday 3 July. See facebook.com/ClubCooroyRSL

Take home a piece of Noosa home from Noosa Longboards

Noosa Longboards has reopened in Hastings Street with their great range of surf gear, tee-shirts, shorts, surf art, handcrafted surfboards, jewellery and more. They’ve been around for 26 years and have everything that’s a taste of surfing in Noosa. See noosalongboards.com

Aerial acrobatics with Warplanes

Warplanes is back for adventure flights in the Sunshine Coast’s clear winter skies in ex-RAAF World War II Wirraway and Trojan aircraft – they’re offering a 10% discount on regular prices, and they can now leave from either Gympie (Kybong) Airport or Caboolture Airport. Flights from Gympie Airport take you over the Noosa/Cooroy area and are perfect for aerial aerobatics on a sunny day over Noosa’s Main Beach in front of your friends and family. Ph 0401 493 999

Have a relaxed game of golf at Noosa Hill Par 3 Golf Course

Come and enjoy a round of golf at the beautiful 36-hole Noosa Hills Par 3 Golf Course and receive 10% off your green fees – just mention ‘Visit Noosa’ when paying for your green fees in the clubhouse (discount applied to visitor green fees only and valid until 31 August 2020). It’s a fun and affordable day out for the whole family, suitable for all ages and skill levels.

The course is set on 74 acres of beautiful bushland, home to kangaroos and other native wildlife – and it’s only 7 minutes from Noosa River and 12 minutes from Hastings Street. Open 6am to 6pm, 7 days a week in Hollett Road, Noosaville. Golf equipment available for hire. Stay for a drink at the newly refurbished clubhouse. Ph 5449 1666

Explore the hinterland, markets, steam train, Ginger Factory, berry farm and more with Noosa Day Tours

Join Noosa Day Tours from Noosa and explore the diverse region around Noosa. Their tours include a trip to Eumundi Markets and Mary Valley Rattler; The Mary Valley Rattler Tasting Train; Eumundi Markets and The Ginger Factory; Sunshine Coast hinterland; Noosa Country Drive touring; Hervey Bay whale watching; Sunset dinner cruise; Steam and Berries with a Rattler steam train journey and lunch at Cooloola Berries - or create your own tour. Ph 07 5313 6648

All aboard at The Ginger Factory

The Ginger Factory has reopened with a few changes to discover including a new shop fit-out, new café menu and Moreton the train back on the tracks. Entry to The Ginger Factory, at 50 Pioneer Rd, Yandina is free, and it’s open 7 days a week, 9am to 5pm. There are rides, activities and tours (some incur fees) including Moreton the train, the Overboard boat ride, live bee shows and Buderim Ginger factory tours. Also explore the tropical gardens and the Ginger Shop, and refuel at the Ice Creamery and Ginger Café. See gingerfactory.com.au

3 new exhibitions at Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre

The Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre has reopened with three new exhibitions: A Day in a Life, hyper-realistic works of Lew Brennan; Echoed Rhythms, 3D art from Greg Kinman, Paula Bowie and Melissa McCullagh; and 'Physical Video - On Tour, a selection of video art from QAGOMA. The exhibitions continue until 4 August and numbers will be limited to 20 visitors at a time in the gallery.

The gallery is open 10am to 3pm from Tuesday to Sunday at 11a Maple Street, Cooroy.

Image: Paula Bowie, Ancient Oil Lamps - ceramics.

Drop into the Skydive Noosa dropzone

For the most adrenaline-filled way to see Noosa’s coastline, let Skydive Noosa take you to their Noosa Dropzone which is now open 7 days a week – they’ll jump out of a plane with you as you soar above the coast for amazing views, heading for one of the greatest beach landings in Australia. It’s pure fun! Ph 1300 815 245

7 courses of the chef's best at Miss Moneypenny's

Enjoy a carefully curated menu of Miss Moneypenny's Chef's Signature Selection dishes with their 7-course degustation menu – $75 per person. Their a la carte is also available, along with delicious cocktails. Now open 7 days a week from noon til late. Miss Moneypenny’s is in Hastings Street, Noosa Head. Book on 5474 9999 or see missmoneypennys.com

I Love Eu - mundi Markets

The I Love Eumundi Markets, covering the terraces on Memorial Drive, Parkside Markets next to Dick Caplick Park, Eumundi Square and The Pavilion Markets have reopened - held Wednesday and Saturday morning with plenty of social distancing and hygiene stations in place. There's live music and a colourful market full of country characters, set in the historic township of Eumundi near Noosa Heads.

Make sure you check out the boutique shops and cafes in the main street of Eumundi while you’re there, and book ahead for a meal at the historic Imperial Hotel (ph 5442 8811), washed down with some fresh-outta-the-taps Eumundi Pale Ale.

Markets by the river

The Noosa Marina Markets are every Sunday from 8am - 1.30pm with a great range of arts, crafts, clothing, health and beauty, jewellery and more – also live music. It’s a relaxing outing by the Noosa River – catch the Noosa Ferry from stops between the Sofitel Jetty (riverfront in Hastings Street), Noosa Sound, Noosaville and the Marina on Parkyn Court, Tewantin. Check out the waterfront bar, fish and chips, restaurants, ice cream and cafés while you’re there.

Camping and dining by the lake

Habitat Noosa Everglades Eco Camp, on the shores of Lake Cootharaba, in the Noosa hinterland is open for camping, glamping, caravanning, water sports and dining. Watercraft including canoes, stand-up paddleboards, kayaks and motorboats are available for hire, straight from Habitat’s beach, for the day - or why not extend your stay for an overnight getaway?

The CootharaBAR bistro is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner during Queensland school holidays (27 June to 12 July). See habitatnoosa.com.au for information and bookings

Yoga classes at Sensaura Day Spa

Apart from Ayurvedic treatments, massage and facials at Sensaura Day Spa in Hastings St, they also have yoga classes on their beautiful tropical balcony on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9am. Yoga spaces are limited to 4 (minimum of 3), and must be booked at least 24 hours in advance by phoning 5473 5360. If it’s pampering you’re looking for, they’re offering 20% off all treatments during June – relax on the balcony with a water or herbal tea before and after your treatment. See sensaura.com.au

Kayak and bike bush adventure – save 20%*

Explore the beautiful Mary Valley, right next to the Noosa hinterland with Ride On Mary...Kayak & Bike Bush Adventure. They’re offering a 20% discount* on Wednesdays for groups of 4 or more people for guided or self-guided kayak and/or bike tours.

Hire single or double kayaks and explore Imbil’s beautiful Yabba Creek, take a dawn or dusk self-guided kayak tour, or hire a mountain bike and ride the Mary Valley Rail Trail from Imbil to Brooloo - check out the country village of Imbil with its coffee shops and cafes along the way. Explore forest, mountains and creeks with easy-to-read maps provided. See rideonmary.com or ph 0400 297 678.

*Conditions apply

Bar and bites at KB's

Right in the heart of Noosa Junction, just over the hill from Noosa Main Beach and Hastings Street is KB’s bar and Koala Bites with indoor and outdoor dining, open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 5.30pm. Also available for takeaway – and they can even host your function! Got an 18th or 21st birthday, hen's or bucks’ night coming up? Ph 5447 3355

Burger heaven

Work up a burger-sized hunger in the surf or on a walk through the Noosa National Park, then head across the road to Grill’d for one of their delicious burgers – dine-in or takeaway. They’ve got beef, chicken, lamb, Wagyu, brisket and plant-based burgers and sliders, along with healthy salads, and of course a great selection of chips… and they’re licensed. Find them from 10am to 9pm every day at 5/50 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads. Phone 5455 3809

Quad Bike Tours

Noosa Quad Bike Tours in the Noosa hinterland are a half day of fun and thrills, starting with a safety briefing and training before you hit the trails through Woondum National Park, stopping at rock pools along the way. They supply all the gear and you don’t need any prior experience, just a valid driver’s licence. They’ll even pick you up from Noosa. Book on 0418 874 036 or see noosaquadbikes.com

Rosie Lloyd-Giblett, Amphitheatre (detail), ink, watercolour, graphite on paper, 154 x 103cm

Exhibitions on the waterfront

Noosa Regional Gallery has resumed their wonderful exhibitions, Mary Macqueen’s A Retrospective and Rosie Lloyd Giblett’s The Spaces Between the Trees. The gallery is located riverside, 9 Pelican St, Tewantin, open 10am - 4pm from Tuesday to Friday, and 10am - 3pm on Saturdays. Catch the Noosa Ferry from Hastings Street, Noosa Sound or Noosaville all the way to the Noosa Marina, then just a short riverside walk to the gallery. See noosaregionalgallery.com.au

Epic tours

Join Epic Ocean Adventures on a guided dolphin view kayak tour, stand up paddle tour or learn to surf on Australia’s longest wave in the beautiful clear waters of Double Island Point, between Noosa and Fraser Island. They’ll pick you up from Noosa and take you on a 4 wheel drive adventure along the spectacular Noosa North Shore and Teewah Beach, and head deep into the Great Sandy National Park.

You’ll get up close to Bottlenose Dolphins, Humpback Whales (in season now), turtles, rays, birds and more. Enjoy the views of the Rainbow Beach Coloured Sands, Fraser Island and pristine Honeymoon Bay. No experience required – suitable for 7 years of age and over. All equipment and light snacks provided. See epicoceanadventures.com.au or ph 07 5372 8066

Paella in the Paddock

Cooloola Berries are back with their popular Paella in the Paddock on their farm, every Sunday from 1pm – 4pm (book on 5486 7512). Their farm gate cafe has packed fruit available and a full cafe menu, open daily from 8am – 5pm at 856 Tagigan Road, Wolvi

Sunset cruise

The Noosa Queen sets off on their fabulous sunset cruises from this Friday 12 June, 4.15-5.45pm for a glorious cruise along the Noosa River – just $10 per person. They also have afternoon cruises from noon-1.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays, leaving from Noosa Marina, Tewantin (follow the big green footprints). Numbers are restricted to 20 people so bookings are essential on 0488 734 220

Spa Winter Special

Treat yourself with a 55-minute winter spa massage for $110 at the Noosa Springs Spa, Links Drive, Noosa Heads, or a customised organic Eminence facial for $120 – or do both for $225. Must book on 5440 3355 before 31 August 2020 – ph 5440 3355 or email spa@noosasprings.com.au

Take the Noosa Ferry to your favourite waterside location

One of the most beautiful and relaxing ways to see some of the best of Noosa is onboard the Noosa Ferry - their regular ferry service between the Noosa Marina at Tewantin, Noosaville, Noosa Sound and Hastings Street, and their Sunset Cruises are running again so jump onboard (there are 7 stops), sit back and take in the fresh air from the Noosa River - a great way to arrive at restaurants, parks, shopping strips, river walks and the beach.

The first service leaves Noosa Marina at 9am, and the last service gets back at 5.05pm, with 8 services daily, 7 days a week. Numbers onboard are limited, in line with COVID-safe practices. You can buy tickets at most ferry stops, online or as you board (credit card only onboard). See the new timetable and ferry stop locations at noosaferry.com/timetable

Waddle in to SeaLife Sunshine Coast

Meet the little blue penguins at SeaLife Sunshine Coast which has opened its doors again to welcome you to their underwater world in Mooloolaba, just south of Noosa. You can even step inside their habitat for a Penguin Encounter, meet the cheeky birds up close, hand-feed them a fishy feast, go on a behind-the-scenes tour and discover how the team cares for the colony.

To celebrate the reopening, you receive 20% off the price of SeaLife admission tickets and the Penguin Encounter experience. Also see sharks, thousands of colourful tropical fish, live coral and a delightful colony of seals in action in the Seal Presentation, which is included in the admission price. Places are strictly limited so please pre-book your tickets online at sealifesunshinecoast.com.au

River fun

The beautiful riverside destination of Noosaville, just a few minutes from Hastings Street, is a melting pot of holiday fun, with water sports from the thrill of jet skiing to kayaking, stand-up paddling, sailing and a wonderful choice of river cruises and hire. Let Pelican Boat Hire, 180 Gympie Tce, Noosaville fix you up with a self-drive pontoon boat (they’ll even supply the fishing gear for free) and take yourself off on to the beautiful blue waters of the Noosa River. Or hire a kayak or stand-up paddle board for some glorious fresh air exercise. And make time for a photo with the Big Pelican! See pelicanboathire.com.au

Dining-in is back!

Many of our fave Noosa restaurants and cafes are back and welcoming diners in. Check out Eat Local Noosa on Facebook or Instagram or see eatlocalnoosa.com.au and get your mouth watering. Make sure you phone to book first as customer limits imposed through COVID-19 restrictions mean many places will book out quickly. See a few of our top picks below

Sunshine Beach Surf Club

The beautiful new-look Sunshine Beach Surf Club is open for lunch, dinner and drinks with amazing ocean views – you might even spot a whale!! Must book for the restaurant as places are strictly limited – phone 5447 5491

Takeaway picnic

If you don't nab a seat at a table, plenty of our best restaurants are also offering takeaway. Just stop by one of Noosa's beautiful beaches (look out for whales from the eastern beaches), find a grassy place along the Noosa River foreshore or a lake, or a quiet hinterland spot and ... hello picnic with a Noosa view! See eatlocalnoosa.com.au for some of the restaurants now offering takeaway

Get on a bike with Bike On Noosa

Cycle Noosa’s beautiful riverfront, coastal and hinterland trails while you’re on holiday and hire a bike from Bike On Noosa – they’ll deliver it to your door, with everything you need, including map, helmet and lock. They have cruiser e-bikes, performance mountain bikes, carbon road bikes, kids and family bikes. Ph 5474 3322 or see bikeon.com.au

Shop Noosa’s villages

Take a shopping spree around Noosa’s villages, with many of our retailers open again and ready to welcome you. Discover the unique boutiques, galleries and homewares from Hastings Street to Noosa Junction, Noosaville’s riverfront Gympie Tce and industrial precinct, surfside villages of Peregian and Sunshine Beach, and out to the hinterland towns of Cooroy, Pomona, Cooran and Kin Kin where you can uncover a treasure or two

We care for our visitors and support government regulations around Covid-19. For the latest Covid-related travel information, please see here.

We encourage you to seek urgent health advice if you are feeling unwell. Health services in Noosa and surrounding areas are excellent, so you can be sure to receive the best care in the event of a health concern. Local medical services can be found here.