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News in Noosa

According to Tourism Noosa more than $40 million has been spent on new builds and refurbishments in the past few months breathing new life, tastes and experiences into our favourite destination!

Hotels, restaurants, streetscapes and venues are sparkling all over town having just enjoyed one of our best summer seasons ever…

noosa foodYour favourite foodies…

New to the restaurant scene in Hastings Street are Locale, a modern Italian trattoria at the National Park end of Hastings Street brought to you by Rio Capurso ex Lindoni’s and Brent Ogilvie from Rickys; and at the Noosa Woods end, Miss Moneypenny’s is the place to be seen offering glam cocktails and Mediterranean inspired cuisine. Adding to Noosa’s beach dining cocktail of experience is one of Australia’s most acclaimed chefs, Peter Kuruvita cooking up a storm at his Noosa Beach House.

There’s also plenty of new faces on the restaurant scene in Noosaville, with its relaxed riverside ambience.  Jellyfish on the River is serving up modern Australian/Mediterranean taste tempters; or for more temptation take a short stroll from the Noosa Farmers Markets on Weyba Road, to French Sin for mouth-watering French pastries and more; then there’s the new Japanese offer, Geisha,   now open on the former Humid site, following that team’s relocation to smaller digs on Gympie Terrace and a re-launch as Little Humid.

Need more reasons to visit?

Noosa’s impressive calendar of events continues to grow with great new events and favourites returning bigger and better than before. Here’s a taste of what’s on the way…

Sunshine Coast Pride Festival 21–23 February – activities for all age groups and interests.

Medibank Wave Warriors Junior Challenge, Saturday 22 February – this junior surf lifesaving event was developed by Zane Holmes and will visit Noosa for the second year for a great family weekend.


Noosa Quays | Surf

Noosa Festival of Surfing 9-15 March – the biggest longboard surfing festival in the world with more than 500 competitors takes place on Noosa’s Main Beach. One of the many highlights will be the sunset ‘all-girl shootout expression session’ at Firstpoint, where seven-times world champion Layne Beachley will be joined by the Sunshine Coast’s own 2013 world amateur champion Dimity Stoyle, four-times world champ Wendy Botha and other champions for the ‘shootout’ before heading to Sails for an all-star charity dinner and tribute to Noosa’s own beach girl legend, the late Moy Sweetman. Sails Beach Restaurant’s executive chef Paul Leete has created an inspiring three-course menu with a large proportion of the $95 ticket price pledged to the fundraiser with proceeds to go to Layne Beachley’s Aim for the Stars Foundation which supports promising young female achievers in difficult circumstances, and to Smart Pups, which provides guide and support dogs for special needs children. Go to for more information.

Noosa Ultimate Sport Fest features the ultimate mix of sporting events for everyone with Swim Noosa, Cycle Noosa and Run Noosa on 26 and 27 April.

In our backyard

nature_1.7Why not see …beautiful Noosa from the river on board the Noosa Ferry? It makes its way along the river every day between Noosa Marina and Hastings St. Noosa Quays guests can catch the ferry almost on our doorstep, at the Quamby Place stop. Take a Noosa Biosphere Cruise to find out about Noosa’s beautiful birds, river life and flora. Our guests can book through Noosa Quays reception or on 5449 8442.

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