The original Noosa backpackers were the surfers of the 1960s and 1970s who made their way up the East Coast and stayed to enjoy the amazing breaks off Noosa National Park – they must have felt like they had found Heaven.
Back to the awards ... travellers voted in the national awards, showing their appreciation of Noosa’s adventurous and fun spirit. They also voted the National Trust-listed Halse Lodge YHA Guest House in Noosa Heads as the Best Hostel in Queensland and Best Hostel in Australia. Dropbear Adventures which runs Fraser Island tours from Noosa was a finalist in the Best Tour Operator in Australia category.
Halse Lodge (pictured) is one of five backpacker hostels in Noosa – the others, which are also great are Noosa Flashpackers and Dolphins Beach House in Sunshine Beach, Nomads Noosa in Noosa Heads and Noosa Backpacker Resort in Noosaville.
The adventurous spirit I mentioned earlier comes in so many forms in Noosa – from swimming, surfing, snorkelling, walking and running in Noosa National Park which is only a few minutes’ walk from Halse Lodge, to abseiling Mt Tinbeerwah in Tewantin National Park, kite-boarding, kayaking, beach horse riding, jet-skiing, skydiving, hiking, sailing, mountain biking and so much more.
Australia Zoo, World Heritage-listed Fraser Island and the Noosa Everglades (one of only 2 everglades systems in the world) are right on our doorstep, and there are plenty of great places to eat, drink, party and shop, including some of Australia’s best markets.
For a taste of some of the great experiences on offer in Noosa, CLICK HERE to see the latest Backpack Noosa video, like Backpack Noosa on Facebook or see backpacknoosa.com.au
And to get an idea of why so many people voted Halse Lodge Guest House as the best in Australia, we’ll share the experience of travel blogger and Best Job in the World Travel Guru Winner Sam, from Sam’s Wanderful Life blog, who earlier this year added Halse Lodge to her bucket list. Sam, from Canada, calls the gorgeous hostel her “home away from home”:
“The hostel creates an environment for their guests that is extremely welcoming and friendly. Halse Lodge ensured that dining and entertainment throughout a backpacker’s stay was a top priority.
“I can’t even express enough how appreciative and welcome I felt here. It was incredible and I wish I could have stayed there a lot longer. The atmosphere when sitting in the common area during breakfast was perfect. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping and I was just happy.
“I couldn’t help but smile as I looked out and saw how beautiful of a view Halse Lodge had from the top of the hill. It really doesn’t surprise me that Halse Lodge has the ability to stop travellers in their tracks and convince them to stay a few extra days, weeks or months before they feel ready to leave this magical place.
“It’s a place like no other, and you definitely should add this to Your Bucket List when travelling the East Coast of Australia.”
CLICK HERE to read Sam’s full blog about Halse Lodge and her stay in Noosa.
I simply never get sick of the view from the Noosa boardwalk. On the walk to Noosa National Park from Main Beach I always stop and stare in amazement as though it's the very first time I have seen it – there are so many spectacular views.
With so much natural beauty to photograph I often find it hard to stick to the task of walking. It's hard not to feel connected to the beauty of nature when on a walk through Noosa – it truly is a photographer's paradise and this walk provides many stunning photo opportunities.
This is one of the first walks we love to bring guests from out of town on, as it wonderfully showcases the exquisiteness of the unique Noosa coastline.
Start from the boardwalk along Noosa Main Beach and check out the surfing or paddle board action at First Point. Viewing platforms along the way offer magical photo opportunities of the beach, coastline and across to Noosa North Shore.
This is also a great spot for snapping fantastic surfing pictures if the swell is running.
The walk is all the more refreshing with plenty of shade from bushes that hug the coastline.
It is perfect to do at a fast pace for fitness or as a slow meander to simply take in the gorgeous surroundings, and is a fabulous activity for the family to do with plenty of flora and fauna to spot including dolphins, whales (in season), turtles, wallabies and goanna.
While it may wear your little ones out, it isn't too difficult for them to tackle.
With stunning ocean views pretty much all the way, the boardwalk is a must for anyone who visits Noosa.
- For more Noosa favourites from our Guest Noosa Blogger Heather Woods, see My Ocean Bliss.
We love our food in Noosa (just ask the thousands who enjoy the Noosa International Food and Wine Festival each year) and town is abuzz with the opening of new restaurants, delicious new spring menus, the return of a favourite, and fun food events and promotions.
With the days getting longer and the nights warming up I have been looking for any excuse to book a table by the river or peruse the cocktail menu at a beachfront bar – and there’s no shortage of inspiration.
I’ve heard rave reviews about the new Locale Restaurant in Hastings Street which opened last weekend – those of us who cried into our pinot when Lindoni’s closed a few months ago are celebrating the return of owner Rio Capurso with his new Italian restaurant and bar ... can’t wait.
The new 10 Hastings Street Boutique Motel & Café at the Woods end of the street is a great place to sit and watch the world go by while re-energising with a smoothie made with South American superfood acai berries, or my favourite, a mango daiquiri (also super!). I’m also looking forward to next month’s opening of Miss Moneypenny’s in Hastings Street, thanks to Sydney restaurateur Ben Walsh, with cool, Ibiza beach-style music on Sunday afternoons, and cocktails, breakfast, lunch and dinner every day.
Doing its own quirky kind of “cool” is Bohemian Bungalow in Eumundi with great food, drinks and shared plates served on mismatched glasses and vintage treasures – and there’s funky music on Sunday afternoons.
Also in Eumundi, the historic Imperial Hotel has just opened The Green Room, a creative and colourful space upstairs with great balcony dining overlooking Eumundi’s beautiful greenery – and a kids’ room.
Back on Hastings St, Peter Kuruvita (one of my favourite chefs on TV) has settled right in to his latest venture, Noosa Beach House Peter Kuruvita (where Cato’s was). We’re also looking forward to seeing other media favourites in the lead-up to Christmas, with Noosa book launches at berardo’s restaurant & bar for Jamie Durie on October 25 (he was SO popular last time in Noosa), Guy Grossi (October 30), Ricky Ponting (November 21) and Frances Whiting (November 29).
Gympie Terrace along Noosa River and nearby Thomas Street in Noosaville is one of my favourite food places and there’s been plenty of activity recently. Humid Restaurant (I had a wonderful 10th anniversary dinner there) has moved to Gympie Tce, with the new name Little Humid. Noosa Boathouse, right on the river with gorgeous views has a new chef (Shane Bailey), new menu and now has weekend breakfasts with local, free range and organic produce. Nearby, Thomas Corner Eatery chef and owner David Rayner is tempting us with Plenty for your 20 – a choice of 3 delicious snacks plus 2 drinks, all for $20, Monday to Saturday, 3-5.30pm. I’ll try the 2 bottles of beer and bowl of BBQ chicken wings – what will you have?
At the other end of the river there’s a new face at Noosa Marina, Tewantin, with Rump House Steak, Seafood River Lounge (formerly Trio’s). Sunshine Beach is another hub of great food and vibes, and Coconut Grove Bistro which now has Summerlicious mid-week specials has just opened up the deck for dining under the stars.
A great way to try all the tastes on offer at Noosa Junction, a locals’ favourite, is the Junction Flava Food & Wine Street Fest on Saturday October 26, noon-5pm for food and wine tastings from 16 eateries including Italian, Indian, Spanish, Japanese, Asian and pizza. There’ll also be music and kids’ activities.
And while I’m not a golfer, I can recognise a great deal when I see one: 2-for-1 cocktails at Relish Restaurant, Noosa Springs Golf Resort and Spa, Noosa Heads where you can drink in superb golf course views on Sundays, 3-6pm while sipping on a Fairway to Heaven or a 7 Iron. Bon appétit!
We are getting in early to swing into spring here in Noosa with the Noosa Jazz Festival, an annual good-time party, well and truly under way. The amazing weather looks like continuing for the festival which has performances by national and international artists all weekend.
The main action is happening at a new Festival Village set up for the event in Noosa Heads Lions Park, overlooking the gorgeous Noosa River and just around the corner from Hastings Street. Jazz river cruises will leave from the park, and there is a wonderful party atmosphere with food and market stalls, master classes with some of the best musicians from the festival, a talent search, Youth in Jazz, bars and the main stage and marquee playing host to fantastic open-air concerts.
The headline act is the wonderful Katie Noonan with her band Elixir, pictured top, performing at a free concert this Sunday September 1. Read what Katie had to say about the festival HERE.
The legendary Tastings on Hastings, the original pop-up restaurant where hundreds of people dine all the way along Hastings Street courtesy of some of our best restaurants, was a sell-out today. And what a magical start to the festival. I wandered into Festival Village just before lunch and was lucky enough to see a fantastic performance from the St Teresa’s Soul Collective, one of the many talented school bands performing during the festival.
Some of the other acts include The Idea Of North, Monica Trapaga, James Valentine, Bearded Gypsy Band, pictured, The Todd Hardy Swing Orchestra featuring Anita Spring, and Gregg Arthur and Casper Tromp Quintet. There are more than 90 performances in total, at Festival Village and at Noosa restaurants, including berardo’s restaurant and bar with James Morrison and Emma Pask, who we all loved on The Voice; The Boathouse, Cafe Le Monde, Noosa Springs Golf and Spa Resort, Rococos, Tewantin-Noosa RSL Club and RACV Noosa Resort hosting the Legends Lunch Series, featuring Rebecca Mendoza in the Billie Holiday Show.
If you love more traditional jazz, Noosa Jazz Club hosts the Noosa Jazz Party as a fringe event to the festival. The party goes over four nights at Bicentennial Hall, Sunshine Beach; at jazz lunches at Riverdeck Restaurant, Noosa Marina; and at Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club. Performers include Geoff Bull, Nigel Date, Dan Barnett, Bob Barnard, John Braben, Jo Stevenson and French vocalist Tricia Evy in a special tribute to Billie Holiday and a tribute to Ella and Louis. They’ve put together classic combos including Smithie’s Smoochers, Jelly Legs Jazz Band, Frisco Frenzy, Late Hour Boys and New Orleans Strut.
Tickets to Noosa Jazz Party concerts are $35 for 1 night or $120 for all 4 nights. Riverdeck 3-course lunch and shows are $49 (book on 5474 1100) and $59 for the special Father’s Day lunch and show.
It really is a great way to farewell winter so if you are around Noosa this weekend, make sure you drop by.
And happy Father’s Day for Sunday to all the dads out there!
With the glorious weather in Noosa this week and more of the same promised for the weekend, it is going to be a tough call on how to enjoy the days off ... party pontoon on the river, whale spotting, stand-up paddling, kayaking, walk alongside Noosa National Park bays, or a swim...Yes, a swim! We spent Saturday and Sunday on Noosa’s Main Beach last weekend and, after watching everyone else on Saturday because I thought it would be too cold for a dip, I made sure I didn’t miss out the next day. It was beautiful – ‘fresh’, but wonderful, and so clear. The photo above was taken today at Tea Tree Bay in Noosa National Park - can't you just see yourself there?
If not in the water, on the water is awesome too. Again, so many choices – a drive yourself party pontoon for some leisurely Sunday afternoon boating (O Boat Hire Noosa, Pelican Boat Hire and T Boats are all along the river and have great ranges of boats for hire), or I could let someone else do the hard work and take a sunset cruise with Noosa Ferry, Noosa River and Canal Cruises or Noosa Queen.
There’s an incredible array of birdlife to be seen from the water.
One of our favourite ways to spend Sunday afternoons is with kids and adults in the canoe, kayak and stand-up paddle board on Weyba Creek, Noosaville – it’s so peaceful (once we get the travel arrangements sorted!).
Winter is a beautiful time of year on Noosa North Shore (any time is really), and it’s an easy trip across the river on the Noosa North Shore Car Ferry. We don’t have a 4WD which would take you along the beach all the way to Rainbow Beach, and on to Inskip Point where the car ferry takes you to Fraser Island, but there are 4WD hire options in Noosa. Or we just drive as far as Third Cutting. We’ve even ridden bikes to the Noosa car ferry and then it's a 20-minute ride to the beach at North Shore’s First Cutting. Or just let Dropbear Adventures, Fraser Island Discovery, Fraser Explorer Tours, Sunrover Expeditions, Nomads Fraser Island or Fraser Island Adventure Tours take you there.
A stop at Noosa North Shore Retreat for their Sunday arvo session (accessible by car from Noosa Car Ferry or book the free courtesy bus from Noosa on 5447 1225) is a great way to wind down – this Sunday the wonderful Mason Rack is playing.
Speaking of cycling, there’s a beautiful Surf Beaches Cycle Trail from Sunshine Beach all the way to Peregian and on to Coolum Beach that is mostly off-road along a coastal pathway, with amazing beach views as you ride. I rode it several years ago, taking a picnic in my backpack and stopping for swims along the way. It’s something I can’t wait to do again, but next time I’ll stop at Peregian Village Square for a coffee, and lunch at Peregian Beach Hotel or Coolum Surf Club. I’ve heard the whale spotting along our eastern beaches has been fantastic lately – Sunshine Beach Surf Club has been tempting us with reports of great sightings from their restaurant deck. You can hire a bike from many places in Noosa if you can’t bring your own – just ask at our Visitor Information Centre (phone 1 3000 NOOSA).
Have a look at our Facebook photos and see for yourself what everyone else has been doing in Noosa this week!
It is not just the beautiful beaches, hinterland and restaurants that bring great talent to Noosa to warm up in the cooler months. They also come for what must be the longest weekend in Australia ... the Noosa Long Weekend Festival, a 10-day arts and cultural event that opens tonight with Australian star of stage and screen Bobby Fox portraying Frankie Valli in the Queensland premiere of his new show, 4 Seasons in 1 Night.
I’m really looking forward to being in a theatre full of people who appreciate some good, old-fashioned rock and roll for a change – don’t tell the kids....
Also among the 250 national and international performers in more than 85 cabaret, food, dance, film, theatre, literature, music and forum events are Robyn Archer in Que-Reste’t’il?, cartoonist Michael Leunig, Ready Steady Cook’s Janelle Bloom, author David Malouf, comedian Melinda Buttle and David Williamson’s new play, Happiness.
If you’re a fan of classical music, kamikaze cabaret, literature, long lunches, cartoons, tea cosies, drama, documentary or anything in between there has got to be something for you. And it’s good for a bit of celebrity spotting with performers also enjoying their time in Noosa in between shows.
Free heritage walks are a great way to discover something new in Noosa – the Gubbi Gubbi walk is this Saturday, tour Tewantin on Sunday, Hastings Street on Monday, Mill Point on Tuesday, Pomona on Wednesday, Eumundi on Thursday, Cooran on Friday, Cooroy on Saturday and Kin Kin on Sunday. You don’t need to book and you even get complimentary refreshments.
The walks sound the perfect antidote to the long lunches, Ducks Deluxe on Hastings Street, Prawnissimo Promenade at Sunshine Beach, Asian Gourmet Safari into the Noosa hinterland, Three Little Piggies at Quamby Place and Dishes from North India at three restaurants.
The kids may not be interested in the music of a rock legend but they’re looking forward to Circa Zoo Wonderland and their amazing feats.
Always fascinating are the author talks and lunches, and the forums which this year delve into topics including clean energy, refugees, women in power, near-death experiences and What does China make of Australia?
One of the interesting musical performances will be former Brisbane pianist/composer Gemma Turvey and the Melbourne-based chamber ensemble The New Palm Court Orchestra with musicians from classical, jazz and world disciplines (Sunday June 16, The J, $35).
Check out the program and you’re sure to find something that interests you. The festival really has an amazing diversity, with world-class acts in Noosa’s beautiful surrounds – now that’s a lot to pack into a long weekend.
The shores of Boreen Point and Lake Cootharaba in the upper reaches of the Noosa River system are such a beautiful place to visit for fishing, sailing, canoeing, camping, bush walking and just to get away from it all, and this week you can add art into the mix. The green arts festival Floating Land which plays out for 10 days at nearby locations has brought 300 national and international artists to the lake's sandy shores.
More than 150 free events at this year's festival are bringing together environmental themes and art under the banner of Nature’s Dialogue. It’s a wonderful celebration of nature and art in the one location as it really shows off some of the region’s beautiful spots including the lakeside village of Boreen Point, Lake Cootharaba (the gateway to the Noosa Everglades), Eumarella Shores Noosa Lake Retreat, the historic Apollonian Hotel – even the metal door of the Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club for Poetry on the Sliding Door.
Artists have melded their works with the environment with sculptures along the foreshore such as the amazing Reading Clouds – Floating Middens by James Muller and Michel Tuffery featuring massive shell shapes on the water, and the festival continues all this week through to Sunday June 9 – timely for World Environment Day on Wednesday June 5.
It’s a unique and special way to view this gorgeous landscape, surrounded by the Great Sandy National Park, in a whole new light. Speaking of light, it’s worth a trip back there after dusk with LED lighting, sound and video projections transforming the artworks at night.
You can learn something new in traditional workshops about indigenous basketry, traditional costume weaving, canoe building and tai chi, or weaving, music and percussion with the Leweton Cultural Group from Vanuatu. There are guided tours, artist talks, traditional and contemporary dance, film, visual art, studio trails and the Eco Lounge at the historic Apollonian Hotel every night.
Dusk Installation Walks start at the Floating Land Info Hub on Wednesday and Saturday this week (June 5 and 8), with a guide talking about each of the displays along the lake’s edge, and Guided Canoe Installation Tours are a unique way to see the artworks by day or night. One of the satellite events is Fire and Tea at Rowley Drysdale’s amazing Quixotica art space in Cooroy – tea vessels will be fired in an Asian-style anagama kiln and Korean tea ceremonies will be served at 11am and 3pm on Saturday and Sunday this weekend (June 8 and 9).
I’m looking forward to hearing the moving sounds of extinct and endangered animals played out across the waters of Lake Cootharaba by the amazing Linsey Pollak, using live looping in his Cries Across the Water concert at sunset (5-5.45pm) this Wednesday and Friday (June 5 and 7) – bring a chair and rug.
The Floating Land Farewell performance, The Calling, is on Saturday June 8 from 4-6pm on the foreshore opposite Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club, with the Leweton Cultural Group. Download the full festival program here or have a look at more images thanks to ABC Open and head out there this week – it’s only about 25 minutes from Noosa.
If you love food, wine, music and the outdoors, I hope you are spending this weekend in Noosa because we roll them all together in one tasty package at the Noosa International Food and Wine Festival which kicked off yesterday in grand style.
Did I mention the great weather to boot? Check out the gorgeous view (below) that greeted The Today Show for their live cross this morning from Noosa’s Main Beach, one of the festival venues. Did you see the segment from your cold lounge room and wish you were here?
The Noosa International Food and Wine Festival, celebrating its 10th year from May 16-19, got under way yesterday with the Asian Food Trail, Seafood Afloat Trail, Westpac Ruby luncheon where a panel discussion about the role of women in hospitality and the media provided plenty of food for thought, and the amazing Edible Music gala opening where 10 of the world’s best chefs chopped and stirred in time to the Queensland Virtuosi Orchestra.
A sneak peek at Festival Village in Noosa Heads Lions Park yesterday got the taste buds tingling in anticipation of two great show days this Saturday and Sunday where you wander around, bumping into Adriano Zumbo, Poh, Matt Moran, Christine Manfield and David Williamson, while deciding which tastes to try, dished up at kiosks from some of Noosa's and the Sunshine Coast's best restaurants, washed down by wines and beers from almost 40 kiosks. Luckily there are free buses and ferries to get you there and home again!
It’s always fun plotting which of the dozens of celebrity chef cooking demonstrations to make it to, where you can watch a master (including chefs from the S.Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurants list) at work in the kitchen for 30 minutes, graciously sharing their knowledge as they prepare an amazing dish. Meet the chefs, critique the critics including Matt Preston in a “Dude Food” cook-off, taste yummy products, see the latest kitchen gear or hear debates on topics including “Food and wine are better than sex”.
Stay around as the sun sets tonight, Saturday and Sunday for entertainment on the main stage: Tonight’s welcome concert has Pantastic Steel Band, Soul Cutz and Martini Club. "Don’t Stop Me Now", but on Saturday it’s Queen Bohemian Rhapsody and Mahogany (4-7.30pm) and on Sunday, Timomatic will "Set It Off" on the main stage, along with Relish and The Fabulous Singlettes (3.30-7.30pm).
If you’re on the beach this weekend, drop into the Visit Noosa marquee on the sand, right next to the festival’s Beach Barefoot Marquee, and say ‘hi’ to one of our friendly Visitor Information Centre volunteers. They can help you with anything you need to know about your stay in Noosa.
By the look of this, it's going to be one of the most popular spots in Noosa this weekend. All it needs now is a well stocked Esky ...
I have mentioned previously how well fun and fitness go together in Noosa and I am not alone in thinking this, although some take more advantage of it than others. This weekend, April 27 and 28, will be a perfect showcase when thousands of elite athletes, weekend fitness junkies, families who love to stay fit together and those who just love to run, swim or cycle come to town for the Noosa Ultimate Sports Fest.
With nine events across running, swimming and cycling, the festival (formerly the Noosa Winter Festival) boasts an event for all ages and fitness levels (the 5km family fun run being more my cup of tea). With ocean swims in Laguna Bay, which is looking stunning this week, hinterland cycle events and runs that take competitors through beautiful beach scenery, it will also be a fantastic spectator weekend.
Apart from the competitors events, there is plenty of action off the track at Festival Village in Noosa Heads Lions Park which has become “event central” for the wonderful festivals that make the most of Noosa’s year-round mild weather.
After discovering the expo at last year’s Noosa Triathlon event, I am looking forward to the HOT 91.1 Sport & Lifestyle Expo (open Saturday, 10.30am-5pm and Sunday, 7am-2pm) with exhibitors showing the latest in nutrition, sportswear, bikes and more – great to have a wander around whether you love catching up with the latest bicycle technology or are looking for new swimmers or sunglasses.
Make sure you drop into the Visit Noosa marquee and pick up a gorgeous Ultimate Noosa postcard, pictured, to send to family and friends – just a little bragging about your stay in Noosa is allowed!
There’s also plenty of fun at festival village all Saturday afternoon with a jumping castle for the kids from noon to 5pm, and live music with acoustic duo Finchington from 1-3pm. On Sunday, kids will love The Little Street Circus from 9-11am and they can knock their socks off on the jumping castle all day. Live music is by Jesse Taylor from 9.30-11am and again from noon to 1pm, just before the cycling presentations.
There is also great entertainment along the event courses, with the Northside Youth Jazz Ensemble performing along the run course at Cloudsley Street, Noosaville on Sunday, 7-10am (hopefully getting everyone in the mood for the Noosa Jazz Festival later this year). DJ Jimi entertains runners and spectators at Webya Rd roundabout, Noosaville from 7-10.30am.
If you want to avoid parking hassles, park in the Cooyar Street car park in Noosa Junction and catch the shuttle bus to Noosa Heads Lions Park on Saturday, 11am-5pm and Sunday, 5am-2pm.
See all the swimming events around Noosa Main Beach, Tea Tree Bay and Little Cove on Saturday, with cycling and running events on Sunday. Click here to see the event timetable.
While I am not usually what you might call a romantic, there is something special about sitting on the beach, watching a bride and groom take their vows surrounded by Mother Nature in Noosa. Most weekends on a Noosa beach there are barefoot brides, bridesmaids with high heels in hand and grooms with trouser legs rolled up.
If they are not getting married on the beach, they are having their photos taken with the stunning backdrop of Laguna Bay and Noosa National Park, or on their way to a beachfront restaurant reception. Even the encroaching tide never seems to worry the bridal party at a Noosa wedding.
One of the loveliest beach wedding scenes I've seen was at Little Cove, a gorgeous bay just to the east of Noosa's Main Beach, where the female guests had placed their bejewelled, strappy and colourful stilettos in a neat, heart-shaped arrangement on the sand while they joined the happy couple at the water's edge. Dolphins even joined the party, playing in close to shore.
I recently read that more than 60% of weddings on the Sunshine Coast take place in public spaces - I'm sure that figure is higher in the Noosa region, with the choice of locations covering beach, foreshore, river (especially Noosa Marina where the boardwalk and jetties provide a perfect setting before a riverfront restaurant reception), lakes, hinterland B&Bs and country parklands. There's even a magnificent Greek-style amphitheatre surrounded by a lake and the Noosa Botanic Gardens, complete with rose arbour - or Makepeace Island.
I must admit that most weddings I've dropped in on have a glorious sunset backdrop, although I've heard that sunrise is also popular ... and thanks to the wonderful geography of the Noosa region, there's a picture-perfect backdrop at any time of day.
If I were arranging my wedding over again (enough time has passed so the thought of it no longer ties my stomach in knots) it would have to be in Noosa and it would have to involve a gondola (did I say I wasn’t romantic?) or the Noosa Ferry or 1940s-inspired classic wooden power boat. Then there’s always a cool convertible, 1950s Bentley, limousines …
If you're in Brisbane next weekend and thinking of wedding bells, head along to the Queensland Brides Wedding and Honeymoon Expo at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Bank (March 22-24), and look for the Noosa Weddings stand - you'll find out why so many brides and grooms love a Noosa wedding.