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Noosa on a Sunday

Its Sunday here in Noosa and I am sitting in the office on Hastings street, for the most part working hard. – However this afternoon I have taken a moment to open the door, let the cold winter breeze fill the office, look up from the computer and take in the beauty that is Noosa.

 

Sunday’s most certainly come alive in our little part of the world. The atmosphere is incredible. There are people strolling along with an ice cream cone in their hands. People ready for a swim in the warm ocean water while others are jogging and exercising along the street.  Suitcases are being rolled along by visitors ready to check in to their holiday unit, and the locals are enjoying a nice relaxed wine by the water.

 

The music playing from the restaurants and cafes, have people stopped and bobbing along. The birds that are chirping and flying around in the trees, have others stopped taking in the beauty and the colours these birds are producing. You can see people walking their dogs allowing strangers to stop to pat and love their precious fury family members. People of all ages walking around looking, taking in and appreciating this magnificent part of the world.

 

I am completely captivated by the fact that in such a busy world, our Sunday’s on Hastings Street – are relaxed, fun filled and so in the moment. With hardly any electronic devices out and about, it’s truly amazing to see people creating memories with the people they love.

Come and spend a Sunday in Noosa and I am sure you will see the beauty it has to offer. 

Noosa Hill Climb 2018

The Noosa Hill Climb 2018.

 

CALLING ALL CAR LOVERS ! – Or those of us who just love some action packed events;

 

This weekend coming – the 9th and 10th of June, we have the first of 2 annual Noosa Hill Climb events.

With 14 corners winding through the Tewantin National Park, this is the most challenging hill climbs in Australia!!

With over 150 entries this year, we will be watching a wide range of cars, models such as the Skelta, XU1s, Minis, Fiats, GTs and Jags, race to the very top.

 

Spectators will have access to the ‘pits’ and plenty of great grandstand seating at some of the most spectacular corners.

 

Come for the weekend – and join in on Friday the 8th as we have a STREET PARADE down the famous Hastings Street, between 3:30 – 4:30pm.

Showing off all the cars that are entered and ready to compete for the big event over the 2 days to follow. Make your way down to the Noosa Beach Surf Club for your chance to see some of these beautiful cars up close and personal!

The Land & Sea Brewery in Noosaville will be holding a ‘MEET AND GREET’ of all drivers and members on the Friday night as well.

 

Get your tickets now via www.noosacarclub.com.au – Tickets are $15 for a one day access – or $25 for the whole weekend.

Get your accommodation here: 

 

We hope to see you there !

Run Away Noosa

Run Away Noosa.

 

On Saturday the 26th of May, put on your running shoes –Grab some friends and family and head on down to Lions park in Noosa!

Noosa is holding a Half Marathon (which is 21.1 Km !) - Along Noosa Parade –Weyba Road – Gympie Terrace and Hilton Terrace. This action packed event is one that shouldn’t be missed !

 

Now, I know when I read the information sheet I thought… ‘21KM! – I think I might be ‘sick’ that day’ – I happily read on and saw that there was an option for those of us who can’t commit to the full half a marathon.

With a 5km or 10 km option – there is a spot for all fitness and ages levels. If you are age 5 to 95 or if you would like to have fun or be ‘full on’; come on down and enjoy the day!

 

The Half Marathon takes off at 6:30am. 10Km option starting at 8:30am and the 5km option starting at 9:30am. With an end time of 1:15pm for all levels. – Please note road closures will be in place between these times.

 

We hope to see you there!

 

For more information please see https://runawaynoosamarathon.com.au/

Just a Holiday in Noosa?

Growing up in Noosa you get to know how limitless this place really is, the beaches, the national parks and especially the community. If you ask any of the locals where they want to live every answer will be the same, right here by the beach!  (Well at least it is for me)

 

There are so many great water front properties it’s hard to choose where you want to stay. With such beautiful nature all around us, Noosaville is perhaps a dream destination. With such a wide variety of shops and things to do there’s something to suit everyone. Whether it be just walking down Gympie Terrace in Noosaville to selecting a restaurant for dinner, visiting Hastings street to eat ice cream after having a refreshing swim at Noosa Main Beach, even walking our fantastic national park tracks you’ll never be bored and never far from accommodation!

 

With rental options including houses, apartments and units in Noosa, Noosaville, Sunshine Beach, Little Cove and much more! There’s nothing quite like bringing the family up for a holiday to Noosa, so why wait because who wouldn’t want to live here! And who knows perhaps your next trip to Noosa will turn out to be never ending.

Noosa River

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Noosa Food And Wine Festival 2018

NOOSA FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL MAY 2018 – SAVE THE DATE.

There really is nothing like good food and wine to bring families, friends and communities together and that’s just what the Famous Noosa Food and Wine Festival does. The festival will be commencing on Thursday 17th May – Sunday 20th May, with a feast of talented big name chefs from all over Australia coming to gorgeous Noosa to celebrate the food fuelled weekend. With such talents as Monty Koludrovic, Andrew Wilcox, Adam D’Sylva and Jordan Toft it’s a weekend you don’t want to miss! Embrace the Festival Village atmosphere at the alluring Lions Park, from 10:00am – 8:00pm each day, sipping sample wines from across Australia, while watching live cooking demos with the pristine Noosa Water ways in the back drop.

If you prefer to taste the flavours of the Hinterland, there are plenty of fresh produces experiences to be had within the mesmerising hinterland of Noosa. This event is sure to wow you and send you rolling home in a food coma, (because hey who doesn’t like over indulging) so get in quick and secure your tickets, via the link below;  

http://www.noosafoodandwine.com.au/nfw-home.htm

Find your accommodation here: Noosa Accom

 

Festive Season in Noosa 2017

Well, summer has well and truly hit the Sunshine Coast and in true festive spirit, the sound of clinking champagne glasses fills the air. We’ve hit the ground running entering high season in Noosa, with that relaxed holiday vibe beaming from everyone in sight, although the locals will be quick to tell you that popular Hastings Street feels that way all year round. It’s the land of scorching days and balmy nights, afternoon BBQ’s and sunset beach walks.. and though we may not be able to guarantee you a parking space we can guarantee that Noosa is a holiday goers dream.

The Sunny Coast offers a vast array of activities and adventures for you and your family; from kayaking in the Noosaville river to roaming the eclectic Eumundi Markets, shopping on Hastings St or taking your 4WD to double Island.. there is something to excite and entice every walk of life.

Now, we all know that the holiday period comes with a list as long as Santa’s beard of things to organise, plan and pay for, but rest assured that when it comes to the perfect holiday house, we have you covered.

Let us worry about your accommodation so that you can worry about sunburn and happy hour cocktails.

Cheers everyone!

P.s check out the info and links below J

Santa Photos: Santa makes a special appearance at the Ginger Factory in Yandina from 6-24 Dec, Wed-Sun, 9.30am-1.30pm. BYO camera and receive a free gift from Santa

http://www.visitnoosa.com.au/events/eumundi-christmas-carols

http://www.visitnoosa.com.au/events/tewantin-christmas-carnival

http://www.visitnoosa.com.au/events/peregian-beach-christmas-carols-2017

Noosa Beer

Looking for an excuse to visit Noosa on the Sunshine Coast and love BEER!   The Sunshine Coast is developing a huge following on the Craft Beer Culture Scene.

 

The most popular at this time is the Broughaha in Maleny.  http://brouhahabrewery.com.au/

Not only does it serve beer but great coffee and food as well.  Reservations are a must, especially on the weekend.  A tasting card will cost you $30 but well worth the trip.

 

The original Bonsai Brewhouse in sleepy Pomona.  This brewhouse is located in a rustic building with a veranda lined with Bonsai.  Checkout their opening times on their facebook page.

 

Eumundi has its own Brewery combined in the ImperialHotel.http://www.imperialhoteleumundi.com.au/eumundi-brewery   Enjoy a trip to the local market and combine a cooling pale ale!

 

A trip to Cooroy is a must to visit the Copperhead Restaurant & Brewery.  Here beer and food (high end pub food) are plentiful.  This is purpose built building with loads of timber and chandeliers. https://www.copperheadbrewery.com.au/

Again reservations are a must on the weekends.

 

A brewhouse is currently under construction on Rene Street in Noosa.  Keep you posted on that! 

Noosa Tri 2017

Noosa triathlon is almost upon us again,

 

The Five day event celebrating sports, healthy life style and fitness, but most of all fun. Sun Sea and Surf what better place for this growing event, right here in beautiful Noosa.

 

Athletes and fans flock to Queensland to be part of the largest event in the world.

 

The Noosa experience starts from the 1-5 November.

 

The swimming event starts off at beautiful Noosa’s main beach.

 

The bicycle ride will take you through the scenic hinterland.

 

The run will take you to see all that Noosa has to offer.

 

A great social event for all walks of life, get the family together for a bit of healthy life style, a great chance to get the kids out doors for a bit of sun and surf.

 

Professional athletes will be in pristine condition preparing for the biggest growing event Noosa has to offer.

 

The best part for all that hard work preparing, waiting to get over that finish line for the biggest party to celebrate.

 

Not for you! Just head to the party afterwards, I know that would be the place for me.

 

I would be happy to raise a glass of bubbly or two for all the hard work the athletes have had to endure.

Have a Noosa Organic getaway

ORGANIC FRESH IS BEST FOOD

With the new wave of healthy eating grabbing everyone not only in Noosa but worldwide, more and more people are turning to different avenues of sourcing food, what they eat, where they purchase it, and how they use it.

Be it Paleo, Pescatarian, Vegetarian or Vegan, Noosa has it’s fair share of fresh food outlets, catering to all diets.

Where do you start in Noosa for shopping you may ask? Well start with a visit to Belmondo’s in Rene street Noosaville for organic fruit and vegetables, and while you are there organic freshly roasted coffee from Clandestino Roasters, organic meats from Eumundi Meats right out the front.

Pardons Fruit Market in Noosa Junction and The Bent Banana in Peregian Beach also have a great range of organics.

The best of the best is the Noosa Farmers Market held every Sunday from 6.30 am to 12pmidday in the Noosa AFL Football grounds, all sorts of fresh produce from eggs to mushrooms, lamb to seafood, any variety of fruit and vegetables you can imagine, along with freshly prepared food to go and you can even purchase seedlings to grow your own produce. Also here at the Noosa farmers Market you will find homemade organic soaps, potions and lotions, butter, cheeses and breads.

There’s no reason to eat bad food, so when in Noosa, shop like a local and shop fresh.

Wanting to Come to Noosa?

Wanting to come to Noosa but not sure where you would like to stay. We all know the glamorous Hasting street where you can be wining and dining next to pop stars.. Or casually strolling down Main Beach in your thongs licking ice cream.. but where to next?

 

To the south of Main Beach you will find Little Cove. An undulating woody hill area populated with many units and the entrance to the gateway of the Noosa National Park to Hells Gate. There are hidden beaches and rock pools to explore along this stunning cliff face.

 

Before reaching Noosa Junction further to the south west home of the backpackers, we have a range of budget conscious properties along Noosa Hill. Many of these properties have local bus stops at your front door.

 

To the west before Noosaville is Noosa Sound. Tranquility rains supreme as you breeze along the canals crossing over the calm waters off the Noosa River. This area abounds with luxury homes and private docks, as well as award winning hatted restaurants.

 

Properties in Noosaville have access to the Noosa river and many water sport options as wells as Gympie Terrace with a wide array of delicious restaurants and cafes. This area has many pet friendly options.

 

Noosa Waters has luxury waterfront properties and is the best viewing spot for events like the Noosa Christmas boats light up event. This area is conveniently located in the middle of Noosa close the the Civic Shopping Centre, the Noosa Junction. 

Noosa Alive

Noosa has a great reputation for delivering some of the most iconic events in Australia and recently Rococo Restaurant, located in the heart of Hasting Street, did not disappoint being a leading host for ‘Noosa Alive’, with their magnificent marquis erected right on Noosa’s Main Beach.

Holiday Guests and local residents who were lucky enough to purchase tickets for events during ‘Noosa Alive’ experienced a great weekend, full of Latino music, amazing food and, of course, the constant flow of champagne.

Keep an eye out again for next year if you were not lucky enough to experience this time around.

NOOSA JAZZ PARTY

tHIS IS ALWAYS A GREAT EVENT FOR nOOSA

When: 25 August to 3 September 2017

 

The J also hosts events each night from 31 August to 3 September with

Other venues around Noosa includes the popular dining at participating restaurants and don’t forget the free Sunday Concert held in the Lions Park in Noosaville.

Noosa Festival of Water

There is always a Festival of some sort happening in Noosa and June is no exception with the NOOSA FESTIVAL OF WATER happening on Sunday June 26.  This annual event is held at the Noosa Botanic Gardens and is a free family event.  A perfect way to start off the school holidays.

 

You can take in one of the many wildlife and eco presentations, including snakes, reptiles and dingoes.  There will be fishing tips to be had or if you are an early riser you could enter the Lake Mac Bass Fishing Comp which tags and releases the fish.   Looking for a lazy day then you could simply sit back and enjoy free music and entertainment including the Gubbi Gubbi aboriginal dancers, in the amphitheatre which overlooks Lake Macdonald.  You can bring along your picnic basket or just enjoy the foods for sale around the gardens.

 

There will be free paddle boarding and kayaks so if you have been wanting to try out these fabulous sports this could be for you in the lovely flat lake conditions.

 

For more information head to www.noosafestivalofwater.org  for up to the minute updates you can also check their facebook page 

10 things about Noosa

10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE BEGINNING OF NOOSA

 

1.Matthew Flinders sailed by Noosa Heads in 1802, it is recorded that he failed to notice the Noosa river however he did note what we now call Laguna Bay, was a wide open sandy bay.

2.From 1823-1833 escaped convicts from Brisbane, and ticket of leave men from Morton Island made their way up to Noosa where they blended into life in the local Kabi Kabi indigenous tribes. Most of these were recaptured and returned to penal life or gave themselves up, except one: John Graham, he lived with the locals for 10 years in Tewantin.

3.Free white men first came to Noosa around 1842. They were members of an exploration party sent on behalf of Governor Gipps, and originally they called it Bracefull Head.

4.Cobb & Co coaches came our way in 1868 from Brisbane travelling to Maryborough via the Gympie goldfields. The wet weather route had them travelling via Tewantin. The trip to Maryborough took 3 days.

5.By the late 1860’s sawmilling arrived in the Noosa area and commenced at Elanda Point. The felled timber was loaded onto pontoons and towed down river where it was loaded onto the SS Culgoa and sent to Brisbane

6.  An Aboriginal reserve of approximately 4000 hectares was established in 1872 by the Queensland Government. The area covered Noosa Heads, Noosaville, Lake Weyba, Doonan, and from Sunshine to Peregian Beach, ( all land south of the Noosa River.) The reserve was cancelled in 1878.

7.In 1879, land was surveyed for the Village of Noosa, land was offered for sale in Hastings street but no sales were recorded that year.

8.Walter Hay, ( the man who found a quick route from Gympie to Noosa)

was credited 80 acres, he established a 10 room building that eventually became known as Halse Lodge.

9. In 1914 The council purchased a grader that was pulled by a bullock team, they then in 1918 started asking Brisbane and Gympie councils to assist in the combined construction of what became the Bruce Highway.

10.The council bought a grader that was hauled by a bullock team in 1914 to build roads, and they then, in 1918; asked Brisbane and Gympie council to join together and create the Bruce Highway.

So from small beginnings we became a favorite place for visitors from far and wide and I would like to thank Mr Walter Hay for building that beautiful old building that still stands proud on Noosa Hill. We love our town.

Noosa Markets

NOOSA MARKETS!

 

Do you enjoy a lazy stroll through the usual Sunday markets?

Well Noosa is the place for you! We have serval markets that are on during the week and over the weekends. Packed with family fun, entertainment, delicious food and great items to try and buy!

Our most popular market in the area, is the world known, Eumundi Markets. Open Wednesdays from 8am – 1:30pm and Saturdays from 7am- 2pm.

What can be expected from the Eumundi markets?

 FUN; A range of activates, for the young and the young at heart. Including live entertainment, magic shows, massage tents, face painting, cartoon drawings of the family and temporary tattoo stalls!

FOOD; for all taste buds, those that need a bit of sweetening or for those who are sweet enough. Enjoy a famous tornado potato (potato slinky), calamari, Asian style foods, mini pancakes and doughnuts or even a crepe with strawberries, YUM! Also for those that just enjoy a sausage on a BBQ, this is available.  To refresh the palate there are a variety of different smoothie/milkshake stalls, juice stalls or the best lemonade stand in town!

STALLS upon STALLS; Spend the whole time, just a few hours or even a few minutes in the Eumundi markets and you will see that there is a wide variety of stalls that meet all your market needs and so much MORE.

For more information visit http://www.eumundimarkets.com.au/

 

A couple of other markets around the area are, Noosa Farmers Markets, held every Sunday https://www.noosafarmersmarket.com.au/  

or

Noosa J Twilight markets, help at twilight on the 3rd Friday of the month. http://noosadays.com/event/noosa-junction-twilight-markets/all/

All details, in the links above.

 

Enjoy your market hunting!

Noosa's Most Famous Mountain.

Noosa's Most Famous Mountain.

Have you ever driven around Noosa or been down on the Noosa River or perhaps playing with your pets at Noosa Dog Beach and looked at that ever present pointy mountain over to the west?

Well if you have ever wondered what it’s called, that is Mount Cooroy, and it’s a landmark for us Noosa locals. Whenever we see it, we know home is not far away. My favourite place to Mount Cooroy is from Noosa River or Noosa Spit/Noosa Dog Beach. It’s a beautiful upside down conical shaped monolith that reaches 438 m high and watches over us.

Access is not available all year, except in October, every year it is opened up for public access for Cooroy Mountain Festival, unless you are lucky to know some of the owners of the farmland around Mount Cooroy.

The name was originally called Mount Coorooey, from the Aboriginal word for possum, Kurui. Politically correctly;  Kuri’bigal’ba is the indigenous name from the now extinct locals from this area, Kabi.

So if you are after one of THE best views in the Noosa region then start training and get fit and walk Mt Cooroy.

Calling All Golfers

Calling all Golfers 

There are four golf courses in Noosa with at least another dozen within a 45 minute drive from Noosa. The four are very different style courses; the Noosa Par3 course, the private Noosa Valley Golf near Doonan, the Tewantin-Noosa public course in Tewantin and the Noosa Springs resort club.

The largest and oldest club in Noosa is the Tewantin-Noosa course. The course is normally pretty busy so bookings are necessary most of the time. The website has all the details, check out www.noosagolf.com.au they have a great pro shop and a clubhouse with a bar and bistro. There is a free practice range but of course you’ll have to bring your own balls. The course itself is picturesque with an abundance of bird life and kangaroos.

If you want to fit in with the locals they have welcoming comps just about every day. You may need to have a Golf Link handicap to join in but they normally have a few single openings. Give the pro shop a call the day before or even on the day.

Noosa Springs resort is the closest to the tourist areas in Noosa Heads. The springs have all the amenities you would expect at a resort club. Their website www.noosasprings.com.au has all the info you’ll need. They have a great practice range that is open some nights. If you buy a bucket of balls make sure you take advantage of a great practice.

While reasonably challenging the course is ‘manicured’ as long as you stay on the fairways and greens. The course is a lot less forgiving than Tewantin. If you’re very far off the fairway you’re probably going to take a drop. You don’t want to be too ambitious in your search for missing balls given the hidden dangers lurking in the dense rough. There are a few hills but chances are you’ll be driving an electric cart.

 

Happy Golfing

Don’t forget to take advantage of the Day Spa in Noosa Springs.

Easter in Noosa

Noosa council is running free buses from April 8th to April 17th so hop on a travel around Noosa Shire for free, you can go down to Peregian Beach or travel up to Cooran, Cooroy, Pomona and Boreen Point.

Go to Boreen Point and have lunch at the Appoloneon Hotel, they have a great Sunday roast and there is plenty of room for games with the family, so take a footy or a cricket bat and ball.

Noosa Fair shopping centre has fun stuff for the kids, there’s a Pirate Show on the Easter Bunny will be hanging around as well on Saturday 15th April 10am -2pm with free chocolates!!

The Noosa Arts Theatre Company has a musical on for all the family, OLIVER!!! Is running 6-23 April.

Noosa Yacht Club is running a Youthsail program, for 6-12 year olds, get out on the water and learn to sail, it’s a great way for kids to learn water safety and boost confidence and skills.

For full details of all school holiday fun and activities go to visitnoosa.com.au

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Something to do in Noosa

 

Looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend? There are so many kid friendly activities in Noosa such as fishing, water sports, surfing, and hiking. Now is such a beautiful time of year, so why not take advantage of this beautiful weather Noosa has to offer and go exploring through the Noosa National Park or hire a boat and take the family out fishing.

 

Noosa National Park is situated at the end of Hastings Street and features amazing coastal scenery and is the home to many national animals. The kids will have a great time exploring and keeping an eye out for lizards and birds. You never know you might even spot a koala or two. If you look out to the ocean you might see some dolphins swimming up the coastline. From August through to November you might see pods of whales frolicking as they make their way up Queensland’s coastline. You can explore on your own or book a tour with one of the eco-tour companies. Once you have finished why not hire a tinnie for an hour or so and take the kids out fishing and see if they can catch their own dinner. You can cruise through Noosa River up Hastings Street and take in the surrounds. What an amazing way to spend your day in Noosa. 
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Happy Guests

Great Unit, perfect position, the staff at Duke Street were extremely helpful
Gail - July/August 2017

Thank you for your assistance on our regular annual holiday. It is comforting to arrive, after travelling, to a warm and sincere welcome from staff. We would like to thank Penny, Lynda and Lin for their efficient and reassuring service, and communication, during our long stay. See you next year
Dean & Lynne - July 2017

Clean and tidy, light and airy, great location and value for money - we will be back
Gary - July 2017