New tastes, stays, shopping and ways to explore Noosa
Discover new tastes, stays, shopping and ways to explore Noosa, the Relaxation Capital of Australia. Here are a few great new experiences, tastes and cool
bars in town – just another reason to book your Noosa holiday.
Try new tastes and brews (coffee and beers!), including Bavarian Hof in Gympie Tce, Noosaville, with German drinks and southern Bavarian food and hospitality.
Image: Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours at Copperhead Brewery on the Noosa Brewery Trail. Image courtesy of IN Noosa Magazine.
Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours takes you on the Noosa Brewery Trail with a fantastic afternoon of a behind-the-scenes look and taste of 3 of Noosa’s best – Land & Sea Brewery, Eumundi Brewing at The Imperial Hotel, and Copperhead Restaurant Brewery in Cooroy.
The Imperial Hotel in Eumundi also has its own brewery tour. Land & Sea Brewery in Venture Drive, Noosaville is the region’s newest and largest brewery - open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Image: Chef Matt Golinski at View by Matt Golinski.
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 (pictured below) are serving up “Happiness on a stick” at their new gelato pop store on Hastings Street from 9 May. 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.
Café 63 is a new family-friendly café, upstairs in Hastings Street with great coffee, gorgeous fresh flowers and food, 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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!
NEW IN THE JUNCTION 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 (pictured above) 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.
Coast to Hinterland Tours will soon 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.
LEARN SOMETHING NEWPick up a great new skill on holiday at Bare Naked Boards’ wooden surfboard 3-day workshops (pictured right) 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.
Waltons Custom Guitars and Coffee in Noosa Junction now has casual one-day guitar-making courses as well as their 2-week intensive courses. Or just drop in for a coffee, surrounded by great guitars.
NEW WAYS TO GET OUT AND ABOUT IN NOOSAThe new Cooloola Great Walk with Tropical Treks Guided Bushwalks and Birdwatching 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.
Beach Bus offer transport from Brisbane to Noosa, including free beach equipment for your stay.
Active Tours and Transfers 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.
A LITTLE FURTHER ON FROM NOOSAAussie World, 30 minutes south of Noosa on the Bruce Highway, has opened 5 exciting rides in the past 15 months including Speed Stars children’s racing car track and The Wasp thrill ride.
The Mary Valley Rattler, a historic steam train journey from Gympie through the Mary Valley, near the Noosa hinterland, is due to re-open in late autumn. In the meantime, take a trip to their restored historic Gympie Station and gift shop, museum and Station Cafe.
For a great day trip from Noosa, Australia Zoo has just opened their Water Park with spectacular wildlife sculptures – it’s free with your paid admission to Australia Zoo.
LUXURY SPAEscape 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.
NEW STAYS IN NOOSA
Look out for great new stays in Noosa including Habitat Noosa Everglades Eco Camp, set on 65 acres of subtropical bushland at Lake Cootharaba.
Noosa Hinterland Spectacular (pictured above) is a new luxury boutique guest house on 72 acres in Cooran, taking bookings now for stays from 1 July.
Some of Noosa’s favourite resorts have also recently undergone beautiful renovations, so call the Noosa Visitor Information Centre on 13000 NOOSA (in Australia) or +61 7 5430 5000 (international) for information.