Hopefully by now you’ve got Valentine’s Day sorted – it’s Friday 14 February – but if not, we'll help you find Valentine's inspiration here. There are great ideas for local restaurants, romantic boat cruises, gifts, event tickets and more
Heads of Noosa Brewery is turning 1 this Sat 15 Feb and celebrating from noon in the Taproom with fun for the whole family. There are all-day food specials including $5 kids’ meals, $5 wings and $10 burger and chips. A kids’ colouring-in competition has prizes for kids and parents (drawn at 4pm).
Take a free brewery tour including tasting paddle – on the hour every hour from noon to 3pm but get in early to book your spot as places are limited.
There’s live music from 1-4pm with Taylor Moss and 5-8pm with DJ Shea Fox. Stay for an evening of beer and giveaways including a major prize for you and 3 mates to enjoy a brewery tour, complete with lunch and drinks for 3 hours. Heads of Noosa Brewery is at Rene St, Noosaville.
Discover local natural wonders with friendly locals and see some of the Sunshine Coast’s most breathtaking views as the Sunshine Coast Tour Company takes you on an unforgettable half-day tour of the superb nature that surrounds Noosa.
Sit back in the mini-bus and hear the local stories on your way to discovering rainforests and chasing waterfalls. Tour departs Noosa every Sunday with pick-up from your Noosa holiday accommodation. Book online - see The Sunshine Coast Tour Company
Put yourself in the cockpit of an incredible ex-RAAF Wirraway or Trojan aircraft for an unforgettable adventure flight over the Sunshine Coast with Warplanes. They’re offering a 20% discount on all flights until the end of February.
Warplanes’ experienced pilots can tailor a flight to suit you in their WWII RAAF training aircraft. Fly over the Glasshouse Mountains, beautiful beaches or try some aerobatics. Warplanes adventure flights leave from the Gympie airfield at Kybong and Caboolture Airport, about 1hr south of Noosa on the Bruce Highway. Ph 0401 493 999
Black Ant Gourmet has a French Night for the Food Safari Dinner at Kin Kin General Store in the Noosa hinterland, Sat 15 Feb. It's just $35 for 3 courses of amazing French food. Must book on 5485 4177 - see blackantgourmet.com.au
Barry Charles is at The Majestic Theatre Pomona this Sat 15 Feb from 7pm with The Journey Continues, telling stories about his repertoire from his past.
He’s accompanied by Peter Wells, Parris Macleod, Duncan Macqueen, Lisa Fearnley and other guests. $30/$25 at themajestictheatre.com.au or at the door if not sold out. Conn Bar open from 6pm
Noosa Regional Gallery hosts 2 new exhibitions, The Wallace House Quilters: A Life in Patches, and Davida Allen: The Autobiography of Vicki Meyers: Close to the Bone. The gallery is Riverside, 9 Pelican St, Tewantin.
ArtPlay: Enjoy free creative family ArtPlay on Sun 9 Feb at Noosa Regional Gallery, 11am-2pm with kids’ fun inspired by the current exhibitions. Pack a picnic and catch a Noosa Ferry or head to the restaurants and cafes at Noosa Marina nearby.
The gallery is open from Tues to Fri, 10am-4pm, and Sat to Sun, 10am-3pm - free entry. Also find out how to become an art detective!
Image: Davida Allen, The Unbearable Luxury of Freedom 1991, lithograph, 28 x 38cm.
The Noosa River’s calm waters are perfect for swimming, jet ski fun, kayaking, fishing, stand-up paddling and a variety of boat cruising options. Idyllic at sunset, pack your picnic blanket, or dine out at Noosaville’s restaurants or bars. See visitnoosa.com.au/river-fun
Take a stroll through the seaside village of Sunshine Beach and find tasty, healthy and thirst-quenching treats from breakfast through to late night. There are awesome breakfasts and great coffees at a choice of cafes; yum cha and Asian delights at Embassy XO; tapas, pizzas, boutique beers, wines and cocktails at Marble Bar and Bistro; and great tastes all day – check it out!
There’s local new and vintage second hand clothing, surfboards, art, homewares, brunch and coffee at the Land & Sea Brewery flea market this Sunday 16 February, 19 Venture Dve, Noosaville, 6.30am to 11.30am.
Then stick around for live music from 3.30pm by Taylor Moss
Check out the taproom at Noosa’s newest brewery, Boiling Pot, 130A Eumundi-Noosa Rd, Noosaville, open Thurs and Fri from 5pm til late, and Sat and Sun from noon til late. Apart from great cold beers, there’s pizzas, platters and plates - and schnitzels on Thurs. Ph 5449 8360
Take a shopping spree around Noosa’s villages – 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.
Or buy a voucher for a Noosa adventure from the Noosa Inspiration Centre in Hastings Street.
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Noosa with a Champagne and high tea, and a double lecture from Susannah Fullerton OAM about Jane Austen and Oscar Wilde, this Sat 15 Feb, St Mary’s Church Hall, 17 William St, Tewantin, 2.15pm. Ticket $35 - must book on 0417 451 295 or email firstname.lastname@example.org