Picturesque Noosa is set to transform from laidback beach destination to global sporting focal point as the region gears up to host the sporting event that is the Noosa Triathlon and Multi Sports Festival from October 30.

For five days the beachside enclave will be home to some of the world’s leading triathletes, thousands of spectators, sporting amateurs, and enthusiasts as all enjoy one of the largest and most renowned sporting events in the world.

Here’s an insight into the Noosa Triathlon and Multi Sports Festival and why it’s an event that shouldn’t be missed.

A history of the Noosa Tri

Formally acknowledged as one of Queensland’s iconic events, the Noosa Triathlon and Multi Sports Festival is the largest Olympic distance triathlon in the world.

Held each year since 1983, the event sees the streets and beaches of Noosa shake off their casual village vibe to welcome the world’s leading athletes for a festival that comprises five days of professional and amateur events.

Featuring a focus on healthy living, fitness and fun, the festival culminates in one of the toughest triathlon races on the annual sporting calendar – the Ironman Noosa Triathlon.

Encompassing a 1.5km swim from Main Beach, a 40km cycle through the undulating Noosa Hinterland, and a 10km run through the streets of Noosa Sound, it’s an endurance event not for the faint hearted and has given rise to some of the biggest names in the sport.

On its own the tri draws a competitive field of 8500 athletes and is classed as one of Australia’s premier sporting events, commanding international interest.

Not just for the pros

A unique feature of the Noosa Triathlon and Multi Sports Festival is that it’s an inclusive event for all.

While the official Ironman triathlon undoubtedly draws top sporting talent and huge crowds, the five-day festival is designed to suit amateurs and enthusiasts of all ages, and encompasses charity, fun and a general focus on healthy living.

Festival events include:

  • Noosa Run Swim Run
  • Tour de Noosa – Garth Prowd Ride
  • Jaybird Noosa Breakfast Fun Run
  • Titan Noosa 1000 Ocean Swim
  • Noosa Superkidz Triathlon
  • Tingirana Noosa Special Triathlon
  • ASICS 5km Bolt
  • Legends Triathlon
  • Australian Open Criterium – Men
  • Australian Open Criterium – Women
  • Noosa Tri Charity Golf

Together, this makes the Noosa Triathlon and Multi Sports Festival one of the most anticipated sporting events on the Australian national calendar. And it’s all set against the stunning backdrop of Noosa’s world-renowned beaches, fabulous eateries, enviable shopping, and spectacular weather.

Key information

This year’s Noosa Triathlon and Multi Sports Festival runs from October 30 to November 3, with the main event to be held on Sunday, November 3.

You can find key information about the five-day schedule here, or seek out the best vantage points to view the big race here.

About Noosa Quays

Noosa Quays is located within short walking distance of all the action and excitement of the Noosa Triathlon.

A premium Noosa accommodation provider, it offers deluxe apartments on the waterfront at Noosa Sound. Located within easy reach of Hastings Street, Noosa River, the Noosa beaches and all the dining and activities on offer, it is centrally located and easily reached.

Noosa is gearing up for a smorgasbord of culture and creativity when the Noosa Alive returns to the region on Friday, July 19.

Running over 10 days, Noosa Alive features some of Australia’s premier artists and performers, all showcased against the picturesque backdrop of one of the country’s favourite tourist destinations.

Here’s what’s in store at Noosa Alive, 2019…

10 days of arts and culture

With a history that dates back almost 20 years, Noosa Alive is designed to highlight some of Australia’s finest culture and arts over 10 action-packed days.

From performances to art exhibitions, intimate music acts, comedy sketches and talks, the event features theatre, literature, music, dance, film, visual arts, cuisine and barrier-breaking forums.

This year’s line-up includes performances by Queensland Ballet, musician Tim Freedman of the Whitlams, comedy duo the Umbilical Brothers, GANZA Capella, Modern Maori Quartet, a one-act play festival, plus so much more.

The performance line-up will be complemented by speaking events, fine food and informative workshops, including lunch with veteran journalist Kerry O’Brien at View by Matt Golinski, a writer’s workshop at the Noosa Library, and a Slow Food with Film evening.

Meanwhile, the whole family can be part of the action on Saturday, July 20 when Noosa Alive hosts food stalls, fun and entertainment at the Lions Park on Gympie Terrace, in a family afternoon event which culminates in fireworks at 6pm.

Noosa Alive history

The Noosa Alive festival has a history dating back almost 20 years after a group of talented artists decided the region needed a cultural festival.

The first event was staged in 2002, with prominent Australian playwright David Williamson, author Kristin Williamson, internationally renowned violinist Brett Dean, environmental activist Dr Michael Gloster, restaurateur Leonie Palmer-Fisher together with Rick Clayton and Ros McCauley the major instigators of the festival.

Over the years it has evolved to become one of Queensland’s finest cultural festivals drawing thousands of people to the Sunshine Coast to experience the best of drama, cabaret, dance, theatre, music, literature, visual arts and more.

Major venues

Events and performances are hosted across the Noosa region, with major venues including the J theatre at Noosa Junction, Noosa Arts Theatre at Weyba Road, Noosa Library, and Noosa Regional Gallery.

More information about this year’s line-up and venues is available at

About Noosa Quays

Noosa Quays is a premium Noosa accommodation provider, offering deluxe apartments on the waterfront at Noosa Sound.

Situated within easy reach of Hastings Street, Noosa River, the Noosa beaches and all the dining and activities on offer, it’s a destination that’s centrally located and easily reached.

Noosa Quays shares the region’s passion for arts, culture and entertainment and is perfectly positioned to enjoy all the excitement, culture and intrigue of this year’s Noosa Alive festival, with the Noosa Arts Theatre and Hastings Street just a stroll away.

Is city life getting you down? The prospect of a long winter ahead chill you to your bones? Or do you just fancy a little rest and relaxation to recharge those near-spent batteries? It’s time for an escape to Noosa.

Whatever your preferred escape style, we’ve got you covered with our top suggestions for a long weekend road trip that won’t break the bank, doesn’t require a passport and is destined to deliver all your favoured activities when it comes to a weekend reprieve.

Rest and Relaxation

As any Noosa resident will be more than happy to explain, this is a region that takes relaxation to a new and sublime next level.

Come Friday afternoon, slip into something more comfortable and savour some cocktails on Hasting’s Street. Stroll the beach late Saturday morning and tuck into a surf club breakfast. Then treat yourself to the full relaxation experience at any number of upmarket day spas.

Now we’ve got those knots ironed out, sample some fine food at Sunshine Beach and spend Sunday curled up with a good book. You’ll feel a million miles from the stress of the real world, but you’re less than two hours from Brisbane.

Surf’s up

Right about now (and pretty much any time of year) Noosa is serving up its ever-dependable swell, so strap that surfboard to those roof racks and ready to hit the road.

If it’s not pumping at First Point, it will be at Sunshine, or alternatively, go stand-up on the river from our doorstep. Regardless of where your water-loving ways take you, the combination of nature and the pristine ocean is more than enough to satiate any salty dog’s soul.

Shopper’s Paradise

Have the credit card at the ready and some cold hard cash in reserve, Noosa might not be a mecca, but it’s got some serious retail credentials.

Luxury brands abound on Hasting’s Street, Noosa Junction and Gympie Terrace are all about boutiques, and if you’re looking for some artisan offerings, there’s no going past Eumundi. We’ve got a quick retail fast fact to add here, the Eumundi Markets each Saturday and Wednesday happen to be the biggest and best in Australia.

Meanwhile, if your credit limit extends past Saturday, there are further Sunday markets at Noosa Marina and perfect local produce on sale at the famous Farmer’s Markets.

Family Friendly

From the beach to the national park and the river, there’s plenty to keep the family entertained over a long weekend in Noosa.

Our top picks for family-focused activities include Noosa Main Beach any day and any season, the parks of Noosa River, a cruise on the Noosa Ferry, any number of family-friendly restaurants and some fauna-spotting adventures in the region’s plentiful national parks.

Oh, and you’re more than welcome to stay with us

Noosa Quays is a premium Noosa accommodation provider, offering deluxe apartments on the waterfront of Noosa Sound.

Located within easy reach of Hastings Street, Noosa River, the Noosa beaches and all the dining and activities on offer, it’s a destination that’s centrally located and easily reached.

Noosa Food and Wine Festival to serve up a mouthwatering four-day event

Each year the Noosa Food and Wine Festival serves up an appetising array of food, wine, live music and cooking demonstrations against the specular backdrop of one of the nation’s most picturesque destinations.

It’s a mouthwatering four-day event that sees the country’s finest chefs in attendance with the nation’s best produce at their fingertips in celebration of the region’s enduring love affair with food.

This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever before, encompassing the beachfront, the best local restaurants, celebrity chefs, fine wine, fabulous food and the upmarket ambience for which Noosa is renowned.

Four flavoursome days

Running from May 16 to May 19, the Noosa Food and Wine Festival is a foray into the finer things in life and attracts ardent food enthusiasts from across the nation.

The annual event sees an entire pop-up village established in central Noosa dedicated to tastings, cooking demonstrations and food and wine-focused experiences.

Meanwhile, the region’s renowned restaurants and most stunning natural locations play host to everything from beachside brunches to satiating lunches and carefully crafted dinners created by some of the country’s most acclaimed chefs.

There’s a focus on local offerings and regional produce along with representation from some of the world’s biggest names in wine, beer and the culinary realm.

The finest dining experiences

World famous Noosa Main Beach and a host of acclaimed local restaurants all feature sensational dining experiences across the four days.

With the sand beneath your toes, the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop and the vibrant green of the Noosa National Park framing the view, Noosa Main Beach hosts a series of events, commencing with an opening party at sunset on May 16 and concluding with the popular Beach Sundowner event on May 19.

The nation’s best chefs

As guests relax at the beach, the nation’s finest chefs and most famous winemakers will be hard at work, taking over the kitchens and wine cellars of some of the most well-known local restaurants to showcase their skills.

Meanwhile, at Festival Village further, famous chefs will be offering an insight into their culinary expertise with demonstrations and cooking masterclasses.

Big names at this year’s event include the likes of Neil Perry, Matt Golinski, Matt Preston, Adriano Zumbo, and many, many more.

A festival feel

The Festival Village will offer a hub for most of the beer and wine tastings along with food experiences that see chefs and local food producers teaming up.

Festival Village features a range of areas and experiences including a River Lounge, the Drinks Lounge and an exclusive VIP lounge.

Black tie affairs

This year sees a new event feature in the line-up as Moet & Chandon celebrates their 150th anniversary. Known as Noir Noosa, the event will see Hastings Street transformed into a glamorous and theatrical celebration for a black-tie Gala Dinner spanning appetisers and a four-course menu.

The Noosa Food and Wine Festival commences on May 16 and runs until May 20, with tickets and a full guide to events available here

About Noosa Quays

Located within walking distance of the Noosa Food and Wine Festival, Noosa Quays is a premium Noosa accommodation provider, offering deluxe apartments on the waterfront at Noosa Sound.

Within easy reach of Hastings Street, Noosa River, the Noosa beaches and all the dining and activities on offer, it’s a destination that’s centrally located and easily reached.

You can learn more about Noosa Quays or make a booking here.

28th annual Festival of Surfing set to be swell

The surf’s up and anticipation are building as Noosa readies to host the iconic event that is the annual Festival of Surfing that’s now on!

Running from March 2 until March 10, this internationally renowned surf festival attracts around 800 competitors each year, and they come from far and wide to compete in more than 15 different divisions and events.

So, grab your board as we ready to ride the wave of what’s in store for 2019.

The Festival

Spanning eight days, the Noosa Festival of Surfing is renowned as the biggest surf festival in the world by competitor numbers. Held each year since the 1990s, it sees First Point the focus as competitors of all ages and surf styles take to the waves.

The event attracts international surf superstars and local legends alike, with the festival featuring grommets, grandpas, dogs, body surfers, specialty and pro divisions.

In fact, the Noosa Festival of Surfing is acclaimed as one of the most diverse surfing festivals in the world, incorporating everything from longboards to noseriders, tandem and more.

This year the World Surf League is also part of the event for the first time in nearly a decade, with the longboard world championship set to feature a field of over 60 surfers in both the men’s and women’s events.

Meanwhile, it’s not just on the water where all the action takes place.

A truly festive vibe

All eyes might be on the line-up but there’s also a wealth of action on the shoreline, with a packed agenda of entertainment and activities that embrace the truly festive vibe.

Each weekday, the morning kicks off with yoga on Main Beach out the front of Sails, then over the course of the event there are activities like sandcastle workshops, art exhibitions, surf-focused films, heritage surf walks, and even a workshop on the science of surf drones.

Of particular note is the perennially popular dog surfing event, which will take place this weekend. From 2 pm on Sunday, these avid surfers of the four-legged variety carve it up with their companions in simply spectacular style.


Throughout the event many local venues will also throw open their doors to embrace the celebration, with charitable dinners, parties, live entertainment and trivia all on the agenda.

Thomas Surfboards kicks off the festivities with the opening party this Saturday night. Sunday sees a charity dinner at Peppers, Land and Sea Breweries offers a touch of trivia on Monday, and Band of Frequencies plays Halse Lodge on Wednesday before a massive closing weekend.

The final days of the event include an Original Rock’n’Roll party at the Reef Hotel on Friday, the Café Le Monde party on Saturday and the closing party at Miss Moneypenny’s on Sunday where the first Men’s and Women’s Champion of the Noosa Open Longboard Championship will be crowned.

Full details about the events and their locations are available here.

About Noosa Quays

Located within walking distance of Noosa Main Beach and Hastings Street, Noosa Quays is a premium Noosa accommodation provider, offering deluxe apartments on the Noosa Sound waterfront.

The perfect place to relax and enjoy all the activity and excitement of the Noosa Festival of Surfing, the resort features spacious river view apartments tucked away in its own tropical gardens.

Noosa Quays shares the region’s passion for surfing and the water, with kayaks and stand-up paddleboards available for guests, and the resort even boasts its own private beach.

You can learn more about Noosa Quays or make a booking here.

Featuring fresh produce and a love for the finer things in life, Noosa boasts an enviable line-up of great eateries.

And in amongst this almost endless list of stellar dining options are some firm local favourites sought out by stalwart regulars for their welcoming vibe, excellent service and enduringly popular menus.

These are the region’s indefatigable hotspots, the jewels in the crown of the resident dining scene. If you’re looking to know where the locals go, here are our tips on how to eat like a local in Noosa.

Popular newcomers

With a climate perfectly suited to sipping pale ales, Noosa has recently warmly welcomed the arrival of its very own boutique brewery scene.

Two of the most popular are Land and Sea at Noosaville, and Copperhead at Cooroy. Both offer the opportunity to test and try in-house brews while relaxing over delectable food in funky and ambient surrounds.

Simply great food

Some restaurants feature an enviable reputation that sees their renown spread like wildfire. Rock Salt at Quamby place is among them, along with Pitchfork at Peregian Beach, and Sum Yung Guys at Sunshine Beach.

Each of these eateries is located in a warm and welcoming dining precinct and all offer a consistent commitment to quality ingredients, cooked to perfection.

The Sunday scene

A long lazy Noosa weekend deserves a long lazy lunch, and this is where Noosa’s hinterland and surrounds truly deliver.

For a casual Sunday lunch in a tropical beer garden, try the Imperial Hotel at Eumundi, or if a touch of history beckons head to Boreen Point and the Apollonian Hotel.

The Apollonian was relocated from Gympie and has its origins in gold mining times. Sunday sees this laid-back establishment serve up a sumptuous spit roast as the kids play on rolling green lawns.

Special occasions

When it comes to five-star eateries, Noosa has no shortage of venues that are locally and critically acclaimed, and many are located just a short walk from Noosa Quays.

They include Wasabi, which receives chef’s hats year-in, year-out for its Japanese-inspired menu, and Ricky’s which is also nationally recognised and industry-acclaimed.

Both restaurants feature stunning views of the Noosa River, along with beautiful ambience and immaculate décor.

Quintessential Noosa

On those stunning Noosa days when the ocean dons its azure blue and the beaches are bathed in sunlight, Main Beach is the place to be for dining in true Noosa style.

If you’re looking for the quintessential Noosa experience, Sails, and Bistro C are the pick of the venues. Both are just metres from the beachfront and offer the opportunity to watch the passing parade while enjoying fine fare against the backdrop of gentle waves.

Casual by the beach

If casual dining with a side helping of unrivalled beachfront views is the order of the day, then the region’s many surf clubs are the go-to local favs.

Sunshine Beach Surf Club tops the list, along with Noosa Surf Club at Main Beach. Both offer a warm, accommodating vibe and extensive menus. Meanwhile on the river, the sailing club features a glistening view all the way to Tewantin and the Noosa River mouth.

Fresh produce

Want to cook like a local? We’ll let you in on a little secret. Fabulous local produce is available every Sunday at the Noosa Farmer’s Markets. Located at the sporting grounds on Weyba Road, it’s a captivating mix of gourmet creations and locally grown, fresh produce.

About Noosa Quays

Noosa Quays is a premium Noosa accommodation provider, offering deluxe apartments on the Noosa Sound waterfront.

Located within easy reach of Hastings Street, Noosa River, the Noosa beaches and all the dining and activities on offer, it’s a destination that’s centrally located and easily reached.

Noosa might be world-renowned for Main Beach and endless rolling surf, but much-loved lifeblood of the local community and equally enchanting alternative to the open water is the Noosa River.

Overlooked by historic towns like Tewantin and offering twinkling vistas to the endless Noosaville eateries of Gympie Terrace, the river is the place the locals go for a relaxed day “messing about on boats”, lolling about on boogie boards and savouring the ambience with a spot of stand-up paddle boarding.

Noosa Quays Resort is fortunate enough to overlook this backyard paradise, so here’s our ultimate guide to summer activities on the Noosa River.

By ferry

If you’re seeking to get acquainted with all the blissful beauty the Noosa River affords, Noosa Ferry Company is the perfect place to start.

Stopping all along the river, the ferry operates between Noosa Marina at Tewantin and Noosa Heads. Along the way, it takes in the sailing club, numerous jetty stops and a host of nationally renowned eateries including Ricky’s, Wasabi and Rock Salt at the restaurant enclave of Quamby Place.

By boat

Dotted along the Noosa River foreshore are a host of commercial jetties where operators offer watercraft for hire, including pontoon boats.

Available for half or full-day hire, the pontoon boats are the perfect option for those looking to explore the Noosa River by themselves.

Most feature toilets and barbecues, so a full day’s outing of swimming, eating and relaxing can be enjoyed at destinations along the river that are only accessible by boat.

By board, kayak and canoe

A perennially appealing aspect of the Noosa River is that it offers sheltered, calm waters that are ideally suited to an endless array of water sports.

Kayaking, canoeing, sailing and stand-up paddle boarding are among the most popular, and any day of the year at any time of the day, you’ll likely find people on the river taking in the ambient surrounds.

At Noosa Quays we have kayaks and paddle boards readily available for guests, so you can enjoy a unique perspective of Noosa and the river from the vantage point of the water.


Ask the locals where they take their children to swim on a hot summer’s afternoon, and inevitably amongst the list of top spots is the river.

The calm waters offer the ideal location for swimmers of all ages. It’s also a prime position for families and children to play at playgrounds, stroll the foreshore, build sandcastles and enjoy a lunch or evening barbecue.


An eco-cruise

The Noosaville foreshore might be a much-loved local haunt, but river activities extend far beyond Tewantin, with a wealth of tour operators showcasing the biodiversity and ecology of the river.

Local businesses like the Discovery Group offer full and half-day tours of the river and the Everglades beyond, allowing a unique insight into the river’s flora, fauna and history.

About Noosa Quays

Noosa Quays is a premium Noosa accommodation provider, offering deluxe apartments on the Noosa Sound waterfront.

Located within easy reach of Hastings Street, Noosa River, the Noosa beaches and all the dining and activities on offer, it’s a destination that’s centrally located and easily reached.

Noosa Quays shares the region’s passion for its pristine waterways, with kayaks and stand-up paddleboards available for guests to simply walk into the waters at our doorstep and experience the beauty of Noosa from the river.

With beaches that stretch almost as far as the eye can see and surf breaks that include some of Australia’s most iconic, the Sunshine Coast offers an ideal backdrop for mastering the art of surfing.

In fact, Noosa in particular holds an important place in Australia’s surfing history and has long been regarded as one of the best venues in the country for surfers, courtesy of its wide variety of picturesque breaks.

From the rolling swell of Noosa to the wide-open waves of King’s Beach, here are the top spots and schools to learn to surf on the Sunshine Coast.


Quite simply, the Sunshine Coast features a stunning variety of beaches, with Noosa arguably at the top of the list.

Since the late 1950s, Noosa has been a focal point of both national and international surfing and is widely regarded as the first place a surfboard was used in Queensland.

Since then, its popularity has grown, with Main Beach, Little Cove, First Point, Tea Tree Bay, Granite Bay, and Alexander Bay all offering sensational swell suited to varying abilities.

The reason for Noosa’s enduring popularity is its relatively protected north facing location. Year round it tends to offer rotund, yet soft, gentle waves that are ideal for learning to surf.

Meanwhile, the natural backdrop of white beaches and pristine waters is nothing short of awe-inspiring.

For those seeking their first experience surfing, Little Cove offers a scenic destination and generally easy waves. But if you’re looking for some pro assistance, Main Beach is a great place to start.

Here, a host of surf schools run all year round. Accessed from the Noosa Woods, they are found near the Rock Wall on Main Beach.

Schools of note include:

The open beaches

From Sunshine Beach right through to Caloundra, the open beaches offer superb swell, but conditions can be more challenging and treacherous for those new to the sport of surfing.

If you’re looking to learn to surf on an open beach, Coolum offers the perfect environment. The beach here is wide and flat and located adjacent a park and shopping precinct.

Coolum Surfing School is the go-to surf school in this location, offering long board and short board surf lessons, with all equipment provided.

Further south, the surfing culture is also well and truly alive in Maroochydore, where accredited coaches at Maroochy Surf School takes advantage of quintessential Queensland surf locations like Maroochydore Beach and Mooloolaba.

Meanwhile, stunning Alexandra Headland also gets a look-in courtesy of XL Surfing Academy, who offer private classes, group classes and school holiday programs.


Like Noosa, the southern end of the Sunshine Coast is renowned for its surf culture and the Caloundra region serves up rolling breaks in spades.

From Dicky Beach to Happy Valley and Currimumdi, the southern beaches offer a variety of aspects that ensure there’s always suitable conditions to be found which are perfect for beginners.

Taking full advantage of this variety is Caloundra Surfing School, who take the pick of the beaches to host their surf schools on any given day.

About Noosa Quays

Located within walking distance of the Noosa River, Noosa Quays is a premium Noosa accommodation provider, offering deluxe apartments on the waterfront at Noosa Sound.

Within easy reach of Hastings Street, Noosa River, the Noosa beaches and all the dining and activities on offer, it’s a destination that’s centrally located and easily reached.

Whether it’s a mid-week getaway or a weekend retreat, a couple of days well-spent in Noosa are the perfect way to shake off the shackles of city life.

With a bevy of beaches, a dining culture that’s destined to delight and boutique retail and markets to satisfy even the most seasoned shopper, it’s a destination with something to suit families, nature lovers, beach seekers and romantics alike.

If you’re looking to take in all the activities for which Noosa is renowned but are working on a limited timeframe, here’s our guide to 48 hours in Noosa.

A Sunshine sunset

Sunset drinks are the order of the evening after arriving in Noosa and making yourself at home. Head across to Sunshine Beach, pull up a table and chair on the deck of the surf club and enjoy a cool ale or crisp white overlooking the Pacific.

Stay on for dinner or retreat to one of the many lively restaurants in this beachside enclave, with Italian, Asian and tapas among the boutique taste sensations on offer.

After dinner drinks can be enjoyed at the Marble Bar, before tucking yourself in for a welcome rest in advance of a busy day ahead.

Main Beach morning

On a sparkling Noosa morning, the region’s famous Main Beach awaits. Join surfing pro’s and locals in the swell of the Noosa lineup, stroll along the waterside and take in the National Park, or feel the salt sweep away the cares of the world as you enjoy a quick dip in the Coral Sea.

After working up an appetite, it’s time for a wholesome breakfast, and Hastings Street offers a wealth of options to satiate the appetite.

Refreshed and reinvigorated, a little retail awaits, with the designer stores and chic boutiques of offering leisurely way to shop.

Pick yourself a suitable outfit, because a beachside lunch beckons.

Seaside lunch

Two of Noosa’s flagship restaurants offer the perfect option of a long waterfront lunch, with Sails and Bistro C both serving up equally fine food and views.

It’s the opportunity to enjoy the passing parade, while watching the sunlight dance across the ocean and drinking in views that stretch all the way to Noosa North Shore.

Sunset cruise

Come late afternoon it’s time to stroll towards Noosa Sound where the Noosa Ferry awaits to transport you to the next destination.

Take in the views of waterfront houses, and the impressive vista of Noosa Hill as you glide along the river at a leisurely pace towards Tewantin.

You can bring a bottle of the finest sparkling as you toast a first day well spent in Noosa, enjoying all the ambience of Noosa River from poll position on the water. After a round trip to Tewantin and back along the river, your point of departure is the stylish Quamby Place.

Here you can choose from some of the region’s most acclaimed restaurants, with Ricky’s, Wasabe, Rock Salt, and Woodfire Grill amongst the fine dining options available.

Market marvels

Day two sees you awaken to a wealth of market options, with local markets running at Eumundi on Wednesday and Saturday, and Noosa on a Sunday.

The Eumundi Markets are renowned the world over for their artisan offerings and locally made items. Meanwhile, the Sunday Noosa Farmers Markets are a firm local favourite, with gourmet delicacies, local produce and fresh flowers all available.

After a morning spent perusing and picking up all sorts of unique wares, relax over lunch at the Imperial Hotel, Eumundi or stroll the edge of Lake Weyba at Noosaville.

The river awaits

The final stop on your two-day itinerary is the Noosa River, where Gympie Terrace serves up a mix of boutique retail and an endless array of restaurants.

Settle in for a parting lunch, take a leisurely paddle on the river in a kayak or stand-up paddle board, or stroll the waterfront of Gympie Terrace amidst the endless holiday vibe.

Then, enjoy a relaxed afternoon spent in the welcoming atmosphere of the sailing club. From here you have the perfect vantage point of families at play in the park and tiny sailing boats zigzagging across the water.

It’s the end of 48 hours in Noosa, but the adventure’s just begun – there’s so much more on offer for the next time you return.

About Noosa Quays

Noosa Quays is a premium Noosa accommodation provider, offering deluxe apartments on the Noosa Sound waterfront.

Located within easy reach of Hastings Street, Noosa River, the Noosa beaches and all the dining and activities on offer, it’s a destination that’s centrally located and easily reached.

Noosa’s sporting pedigree is set to be in the spotlight come October 31 as the region gears up for the internationally renowned event that is the Noosa Triathlon Multi Sports Festival.

Drawing large crowds of sporting enthusiasts, supporters and internally ranked competitors alike, the five-day event is one of the most anticipated on the Sunshine Coast calendar.

Whether you’re in it, supporting loved ones or just keen to be part of the festive sporting atmosphere, here’s our guide to all the fun and excitement of the Noosa Triathlon Multi Sports Festival.

The festival

Heralded as the largest triathlon event in the world, the Noosa Triathlon isn’t just a race but a festival that lasts five days and spans a host of idyllic locations in and around picturesque Noosa.

The event celebrates sports, healthy lifestyles, fitness and fun with a mix of competitive races and charity events that all offer sport and entertainment coupled with sun, sea and surf.

The renowned festival culminates in one of the most popular events on the Ironman calendar, with the main triathlon on Sunday, November 4 featuring a 1.5km swim, 40km bike ride, and 10km run.

On its own the tri draws a competitive field of 8500 athletes and is classed as one of Australia’s premier sporting events, commanding international interest along with some of the biggest names in the triathlon sphere.

Participants can enter as individuals or in teams, and this has been the breeding ground for some of Australia’s top athletes since 1982.

But even if you’re not an elite athlete, the five-day festival features something for everyone to enjoy.

Festival Events include:

  • Run Swim Run
  • Noosa Charity Golf Day
  • Tour de Noosa – Garth Prowd Ride
  • Jaybird Noosa Breakfast Fun Run – Fundraising for National Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Noosa 1000 Ocean Swim
  • Noosa Superkidz Triathlon
  • Tingirana Special Triathlon
  • ASICS Bolt
  • Australian Open Criterium

The schedule

October 31 – The Noosa Triathlon and Multi Sports Festival kicks off bright and early at 6.30am on October 31 with the Run Swim Run event. Attracting adult and junior competitors, this event takes place at Noosa Main Beach.

November 1 – November 1 sees a more relaxed, party vibe, with the charity golf day at Tewantin Golf Club from 11am followed by the official launch party from 6pm at Festival Village in Noosa Woods.

November 2 – Things start to really heat up come Friday, with the Tour de Noosa – Garth Prowd Ride commencing at 6am from the Noosa Surf Club, followed by the Jaybird Noosa Breakfast Fun Run which starts at Noosa Woods at 7.30am. The Noosa 1000 Ocean Swim takes place that afternoon at 4.15pm at Main Beach, while the Noosa Sports and Lifestyle Expo runs throughout the day at Festival Village.

November 3 –  On Saturday morning it’s the young athletes’ time to shine, with the Superkids Triathlon commencing at 7.30am at Chaplin Park, Noosaville. This is immediately followed by the Tingirana Special Triathlon which begins at the same location straight after the start of the Superkids event.

That afternoon, the Australian Open Criterium women’s race takes place at 2.30pm at Noosa Parade, followed by the Legends Triathlon event at 3.20pm, the ASICS Bolt at 4pm and the Australian Open Criterium men’s race at 4.40pm.

November 4 – Sunday is all about the main event and a little celebration. The Triathlon commences at 6.15am at Main Beach as competitors hit the surf for the 1.5km swim. It’s followed by the 40km ride out through Tewantin and along Noosa-Cooroy Road, and the run along Noosa Parade and Weyba Road.

From 11am things are in party mode, with a Festival Village Sunday Sesh featuring live music, the fireworks spectacular at 6pm and a party that lingers long into the evening at Noosa Main Beach.

A detailed schedule of events is available here.

Best spectator spots

There are plenty of vantage points to enjoy all the action, adrenaline and endurance of the triathlon.

You can catch the swim leg from the Main Beach at Noosa Heads, take in cycling from Noosa Parade, through Tewantin and beyond along Noosa-Cooroy Road. Meanwhile, the run traverses Noosa Parade and around to Weyba Road, and there will be road closures at varying times.

You can learn more about all the activities on offer and further details of the event route at the official website.

Noosa Quays is located within short walking distance of all the action and excitement of the Noosa Triathlon.

A premium Noosa accommodation provider, it offers deluxe apartments on the waterfront at Noosa Sound. Located within easy reach of Hastings Street, Noosa River, the Noosa beaches and all the dining and activities on offer, it is centrally located and easily reached.

Noosa Alive

Noosa is set to showcase Australia’s finest culture when it throws open its doors and welcomes artists, musicians, playwrights and patrons alike for the 17th annual Noosa Alive festival this month.

Running from July 20 – 29, the event will feature over 250 artists across 10 days of dance, music, literature, food, thought, theatre, film and visual arts.

Here’s an insight into the festival’s history and the line-up of events scheduled for this year.

The festival

Described as “Australia’s premier regional performing arts and culture festival”, Noosa Alive has become one of the most popular fixtures on the region’s annual calendar.

The event sees galleries, theatres, halls and outside venues all utilised as part of a jam-packed line-up of performances, speakers and musical events.

This year it will feature three world premieres, six Australian premieres and five Queensland premiere performances staged in intimate venues throughout Noosa.

Names of note attending the 2018 Noosa Alive festival include singer Katie Noonan, the Queensland Ballet, poet laureate Michael Leunig, opera sensations the Ida Girls, popular young music theatre performer Blake Bowden, Carlotta, Queen of the Cross, journalist Peter Greste and more.

The 10-day festival will also feature arts in situ, slow food events and progressive dinners, a three-day food festival in Hastings Street, and a festival of literature, with a further highlight being fireworks on Saturday, July 21 on the river at Gympie Terrace.


The Noosa Alive festival has a history dating back almost 20 years after a group of talented artists decided the region needed a cultural festival.

The first event was staged in 2002, with prominent Australian playwright David Williamson, author Kristin Williamson, internationally renowned violinist Brett Dean, environmental activist Dr Michael Gloster, restaurateur Leonie Palmer-Fisher together with Rick Clayton and Ros McCauley the major instigators of the festival.

Over the years it has evolved to become one of Queensland’s finest cultural festivals drawing thousands of people to the Sunshine Coast to experience the best of drama, cabaret, dance, theatre, music, literature, visual arts and more.


Major venues for this year’s event include the Noosa J Theatre, Noosa Arts Theatre, the Pomona Majestic Theatre and the Butter Factory at Cooroy, but a host of outdoor spaces are also employed along with the region’s acclaimed restaurants.

Meanwhile, history is also in the spotlight with a series of heritage walks centred on the region’s hinterland townships.

The full program of events and venues is available at Noosa Alive.

About Noosa Quays

Noosa Quays is a premium Noosa accommodation provider, offering deluxe apartments on the waterfront at Noosa Sound.

Situated within easy reach of Hastings Street, Noosa River, the Noosa beaches and all the dining and activities on offer, it’s a destination that’s centrally located and easily reached.

Noosa Quays shares the region’s passion for arts, culture and entertainment and is perfectly positioned to enjoy all the excitement, culture and intrigue of this year’s Noosa Alive festival, with the Noosa Arts Theatre and Hastings Street just a stroll away.

Four days of flavour at the Noosa Food and Wine Festival

Renowned for its embrace of all things culinary, Noosa is readying to host its most flavoursome and famous festival of the year – The Noosa Food and Wine Festival.

Running from May 17 to May 20, this event showcases the best and the brightest local, national and international chefs, along with a smorgasbord of sensational flavours to indulge the appetite of any ardent culinary fan.

Here’s a rundown of what’s on offer for this year’s festival and how to make the most of a truly Noosa experience.

What is the Noosa Food and Wine Festival?

Now in its 16th year, the Noosa Food and Wine Festival has evolved to become an internationally recognised event that draws the finest local, national and international talent to showcase an array of sensational food, wine and beer available in the majestic Noosa region.

Over the course of four days the township’s stunning waterways and beaches are the backdrop for a series of food and wine related events. These include cooking masterclasses, tastings, beachside dinners, and garden parties along with an impressive line-up of entertainment, food adventures and events.

The 2018 program

This year sees over 50 events take place across the festival weekend. Ranging from a long lunch on Hastings Street, to a sunset dinner under tipis at Main Beach, the event captures both the magic of Noosa’s landscape and the fulsome flavours of its homegrown cuisine.

The program revolves around Main Beach, Hastings Street and an exciting Festival Village overlooking Noosa Waters yet extends to Hinterland Food Trails, tours, tasting and more.

Many of the region’s acclaimed restaurants bring their skills to the festival table, with signature venues throughout the district hosting festival events.

Chefs of note attending this year’s event include Miguel Maestre, Matt Sinclair, Paul Carmichael, Kirsten Tibballs, Matt Preston, George Calombaris, and Colin Fassnidge.

Meanwhile, the Festival Village at Noosa Heads Lions Park will be the epicentre of activity offering masterclasses and the Chef’s Skills Table, a Craft Beer and Cider Corner, Pimm’s Garden Party, tastings from wineries and champagne houses, Producers Pavilion, a taste of Noosa restaurants and live music as the sun sets.

Key information

Where: The Noosa Food and Wine Festival is based at Noosa Heads

When: The event runs over four days from May 17 to May 20

Getting there: One of the busiest weekends of the year in the Noosa region, it’s advised attendees walk, make use of the shuttle bus or take public transport to the festival.

Tickets: Tickets are available for specific events like the Tipi Aperitivo Closing Party or venues like the Festival Village and can be purchased at the Festival website.

The program: A full program and further information about the Noosa Food and Wine Festival is available at

About Noosa Quays

Located within walking distance of the Noosa Food and Wine Festival, Noosa Quays is a premium Noosa accommodation provider, offering deluxe apartments on the waterfront at Noosa Sound.

Within easy reach of Hastings Street, Noosa River, the Noosa beaches and all the dining and activities on offer, it’s a destination that’s centrally located and easily reached.

Noosa’s newest restaurants

It’s no secret Noosa embraces food and dining with a fervent, fresh-focussed passion. The region is home to renowned restaurants and acclaimed chefs alike.

In recent times this vibrant dining location has also witnessed the arrival of a new breed of innovative foodies, with quaint bars, boutique breweries and Asian-inspired gems all vying for the position of the best new offering in town.

Here’s an insight into Noosa’s newest restaurants that will see you spoiled for choice when it comes to fresh options within a dynamic dining scene.

Land and Sea

Perched within the industrial estate of Noosaville’s developing Venture Drive is a new venue that’s eliciting much talk about town. Land and Sea Brewery opened in late January offering a dining option that extends from breakfast through to dinner.

With an ethos espousing the quintessential Noosa lifestyle, it’s a laid-back place where the conversation and fresh-brewed beers readily flow.

MakiMoto Noosa

Unveiled just over a year ago, MakiMoto Noosa is a fully licensed restaurant that brings authentic Japanese flavours to the heart of Hastings Street. With takeaway options, a sushi bar and contemporary dining facilities, it’s the type of place you return to time and again.

Larder and Baked

Noosa Junction has undergone somewhat of a renaissance in recent years with the shopping precinct now featuring a wealth of exciting restaurant and cafe options.

Larder and Baked is among the latest to join this list. Open for breakfast and lunch on Sunshine Beach Road, everything here is created in-house with a menu that is fresh, innovative and healthy and sees you repeatedly returning for more.

Eddie Cheeba’s

Taking a leaf out of Melbourne’s book, Eddie Cheeba’s at Noosa Junction is an almost hidden boutique bar in a laneway of the bustling shopping precinct.

This new arrival boasts a lively ambience including hanging beer taps, recycled sleepers, and amazing wine selection and epic cocktails. Within weeks of opening, it’s attracting a loyal patronage and positive reviews.

Sum Yung Guys

Over the hill at Sunshine Beach there’s also foodie flair afoot, with the boutique dining enclave recently welcoming the arrival of Sum Yung Guys. This fun, Asian-infused restaurant has a focus on share plates and features a vibrant atmosphere to complement the mouth-watering menu.

Copperhead Brewery

A little farther afield but worth the scenic drive is a fresh restaurant that symbolises the hinterland’s feisty new attitude as a gastronomic gem.

Copperhead Brewery, overlooking Tewantin Road, features a rustic ambience, a bespoke micro-brewery and simply fabulous food that sets a new tone for this bustling greater Noosa town.

Just in case you missed them…

This exciting list of new entrants joins an ever-expanding group of offerings that have changed the face of Noosa dining progressively over the past five years.

Slightly more established, but definitely worth an honourable mention, are:

Betty’s Burgers on Hastings Street – Contemporary and quick burgers in a beachy setting (opened in 2014)

Padstow’s at Noosa Junction – A rustic watering hole/ restaurant with a focus on fresh, local and seasonal (Opened in 2015)

Woodfire Grill at Noosa Sound – Set in the premier dining district of Quamby Place, it features a family-friendly atmosphere and true foodie focus. (Opened in 2013)

Whisky Boy on Gympie Terrace – Intimate, funky and packed to the brim with fine whisky, it boasts a modern tasty menu. (Opened late 2015)

About Noosa Quays

Noosa Quays is a premium Noosa accommodation provider, offering deluxe apartments on the Noosa Sound waterfront.

Located within easy reach of Hastings Street, Noosa River, the Noosa beaches and all the dining and activities on offer, it’s a destination that’s centrally located and easily reached.

All eyes will be on the Noosa lineup over the next week as this world-famous surf haven embraces an annual celebration of the history and diversity of surfing as a sport.

From March 10 to 17, Main Beach hosts the Noosa Festival of Surfing, drawing around 800 competitors from more than 20 countries to compete.

With a history that dates back to the early ‘90s, the Noosa Festival of Surfing is renowned as the biggest surf festival in the world by competitor numbers, and it’s not just on the water where all the action take’s place.

Here’s a little insight into what’s in store.

The Festival

Spanning eight days, the Noosa Festival of Surfing sees First Point the focus as competitors of all ages and surf styles take to the waves.

Boasting a mantra of “8 days of pure stoke”, the event attracts international surf superstars and local legends alike, with the festival featuring grommets, grandpas, dogs, body surfers, specialty and pro divisions. In fact, the Noosa Festival of Surfing is acclaimed as one of the most diverse surfing festivals in the world, incorporating everything from longboards to noseriders, tandem and more.

There’s an under 15s competition, an over 70s comp, a dog surfing exhibition, and a family event, and it’s all staged against a backdrop of the international talent who travel to take part.

More than surfing

The action and party-vibe of the surf festival extends far beyond the shoreline, with a host of entertainment and activities planned throughout the event.

There’s fashion parades, beachfront yoga, art exhibitions, market stalls and films. As it’s a family-friendly event, children are also encouraged to get in on the action, with activities including sand castle building and kids’ art workshops.


After a hard days’ surfing or spectating there’s nothing nicer than catching a set of some beachside tunes. The Festival of Surfing features a lineup of great Australian talent and a laid-back vibe. Bands headlining the afternoon and evenings throughout the festival include China Beach, The Swamps, Old Man Friday, Sunrose and more.

Environmental focus

It’s not all surf, sun and chilled tunes. Friday, March 16 sees sustainability in the spotlight, with events and guest speakers promoting a more eco-conscious community and lifestyle. This year Surfboard guru Nev Hyman, will be join the Noosa Festival to present his award-winning and life-changing NevHouse affordable housing made from recycled plastic, and will lead an early evening panel discussion on plastic waste.

About Noosa Quays

Located within walking distance of Noosa Main Beach and Hastings Street, Noosa Quays is a premium Noosa accommodation provider, offering deluxe apartments on the Noosa Sound waterfront.

The perfect place to relax and enjoy all the activity and excitement of the Noosa Festival of Surfing, the resort features spacious river view apartments tucked away in its own tropical gardens. Noosa Quays shares the region’s passion for surfing and the water, with kayaks and stand-up paddle boards available for guests, and the resort even boasts its own private beach.

You can learn more about Noosa Quays or make a booking here.

With a multi-cultural palate, and commitment to locally-sourced produce, Noosa features an enviable reputation when it comes to all things cuisine.

It’s a destination where fine dining, coffee haunts and casual takeaways are represented in equal measure, offering a smorgasbord of options for dining out any day or night of the week.

While some of these venues are renowned nationally others are local treasures. So, let’s pull back the veil on some of the region’s hidden gems with the ultimate tips and insight on how to eat like a local in Noosa.

Dinner for Two

Whether it’s beachside, a Thai-style garden or cuisine that’s second to none, Noosa has an array of restaurants with an intimate, upscale ambience.

Noosa Main Beach is home to some of the most acclaimed, including Sails and Bistro C. Both sit only metres from the sand, offering the perfect vantage point of the ocean and Noosa’s twinkling lights.

In the heart of Hastings Street you’ll find Rococo Noosa, a go-to for live music and award-winning contemporary cuisine.

Further down the river is the dining precinct of Quamby Place where a series of local restauranteurs have carved out a culinary niche. Here you’ll find multiple award- winning restaurants, all serving up specialties to whet the appetite.

The riverside ambience lends itself to romance, while at the helm of each establishment are recognised and highly acclaimed chefs.

For those seeking a truly unique dining experience, dining adventure awaits a little farther afield, at the nationally renowned institution that is the Spirit House. Heralded as one of Australia’s “best dining experiences”, the Spirit House is located in Yandina and more than lives up to its reputation.

The restaurant features stunning contemporary Thai cuisine, but arguably it’s the ambience that truly steals the show. The establishment is set in lush tropical surrounds, complete with a tropical pond and transforms into a magical wonderland that will take your breath away.

Family Favourites

Despite its upmarket reputation, Noosa more than willingly accommodates those in search of a casual meal. From surf clubs with spectacular views to unique hinterland restaurants, a bevvy of local haunts sees diners spoiled for choice.

Family-friendly surf clubs of note include Noosa and Sunshine Beach where the views are spectacular and the food suits every palate. Weekend breakfasts are a highlight along with family-friendly ambience.

For a little Noosa tradition and an endless menu of seafood, Maisie’s at Gympie Terrace is a favoured local haunt. Here, the history of Noosa is revealed in comfortable surrounds that suit a lunch or dinner in search of serious comfort food.

Meanwhile, the hinterland haven of Eumundi also serves up some unique treats. For a pub meal in an eclectic beer garden that comes complete with child-friendly facilities, try the recently revamped Imperial Hotel or for an eclectic experience and some truly fine cuisine, lunch or dinner at the Bohemian Bungalow is definitely worth a taste.

If you’re looking for a host of options in one convenient local place, Noosa Marina offers access to affordable fish and chips, pizza, steak and Australian cuisine in one easily accessible precinct, that’s situated right on the water.

Coffee Haunts

Great coffee is a major passion of Noosa locals, and in recent years a host of haunts have sprung up to cater to the caffeine craving. Among the best are Padre Coffee at Noosaville, where lovers of all things caffeine can indulge in the full roasting process, and Costa Noosa at Sunshine Beach where the blend is local and the day starts early.

Meanwhile, Belmondos on Rene Street at Noosaville not only serves up great coffee but affords coffee lovers the opportunity to peruse some of the finest locally sourced produce, meat and organic items available.

It would be remiss to leave Tewantin out of the mix, with some seriously good coffee attracting an ardent following in this not-to-be-missed Noosa town. A few years ago Zabe opened, delivering great coffee, an eclectic vibe and arguably a new lease of life to the main street.

Market Fare

With a passion for fresh produce, Noosa just loves its local markets. And, if you’re looking to seriously eat like a local, there’s some bargains and great fare to be had.

Standout produce and food markets include the Eumundi Markets, which serves up a vast variety of street food each Wednesday and Saturday, and the Noosa Farmers Markets held at the AFL grounds on Weyba Road every Sunday.

About Noosa Quays

Noosa Quays is a premium Noosa accommodation provider, offering deluxe apartments on the Noosa Sound waterfront.

Located within easy reach of Hastings Street, Noosa River, the Noosa beaches and all the dining and activities on offer, it’s a destination that’s centrally located and easily reached.

The festive season sees Noosa in all her finery, with a vibe that embraces all the enchantment and excitement of the holidays.

Beaches beckon, the river sparkles, and restaurants, cafes and eateries offer up their finest fair. This is the season of quintessential Noosa where she showcases her endless list of relaxing, entertaining, and enticing attributes but with a distinctly festive feel.

If the festive season finds you in Noosa, here’s just a taste of the activities on offer over Christmas and New Year’s.


Lights, camera, festive spirit

While famous for her tourism, community is at the heart of the Noosa area, and across the region communities light up, decorate and celebrate the Christmas feel. There’s giant Christmas trees, sparkling street lighting, and many businesses and households also embrace the action.

The best streets for Christmas lighting are highlighted in local papers, but the townships of Cooroy, Noosa, and Noosa Junction all embrace the Christmas feel.

Insider’s tip: Start the evening with a meal in Hasting’s Street, Noosa, watch the Christmas Tree light up, and then embark on a drive to see the local houses in all their Christmas-lit glory.



Throughout December, Carols are a regular fixture on every community calendar across the Noosa Shire. For those visiting the region and staying in Noosa, the Carols on the River on December 17 are the Christmas event not to be missed.

Held on the Noosa River in the Lions Park adjacent to the Sailing Club, Carols on the River is a family-friendly event featuring the finest live entertainment and food stalls, all enjoyed as a spectacular sunset paints the river in ever-deepening hues.

Carols on the River will be held on Sunday, December 17, from 7pm.

Insider’s tip: Catch the Noosa Ferry to the Sailing Club, and pack a picnic to enjoy.


Noosa Waters Christmas Boat Flotilla

Noosa revels in her waterfront and the annual Noosa Waters Christmas Boat Flotilla embraces it in all its glory.

Held on Friday, December 22, this year marks the 20th anniversary of the community event. For those unfamiliar, the Flotilla sees the area’s boats decked out in all their Christmas glory, offering a passing parade of the waterfront variety.

The best vantage points include the parks and foreshores of Noosa Waters, and this is a family-friendly evening to foster the Christmas spirit.

Insider’s tip: Pack a picnic dinner and secure your spot early. The Flotilla starts at Saltwater Avenue, at 7pm, winds its way through the waterways of the Noosa Waters, and concludes at the end of Noosa Quay.


Christmas markets

Whether you seek a last-minute gift or a festive Christmas ambience there are a host of Christmas markets for locals and visitors to enjoy.

The renowned Eumundi Markets add extra sessions to their weekly Wednesday and Saturday schedule, with twilight markets held on Friday evenings throughout December. Featuring live music, light shows, street food and even a visit from Santa, these twilight markets add that magical feel to the festive season.

Meanwhile, Noosa Junction hosts its twilight Christmas markets on Friday, December 15, and Peregian Beach offers a chilled-out Sunday market on December 15. All feature authentic artisan wares, live entertainment, fabulous street food and a laidback feel.

Insider’s tip: Look for authentic Noosa Christmas gift offerings at the markets. This artistic community creates a variety of one-off pieces destined to delight family at Christmas.


Christmas dining

Noosa is renowned for her hospitality and the festive season sees some of the finest chefs and fare on offer. Most venues remain open across the Christmas period, providing a welcome alternative for Christmas lunch or family entertaining during the busy Christmas season.

Insider’s tip: Book early. The festive season is busy in Noosa, and many restaurants can book out well in advance.


New Years

Noosa’s spectacular river forms the backdrop of the annual New Year’s fireworks with a family-friendly time of 9pm along with the traditional midnight fireworks.

The best vantage points can be found all along the river, from Tewantin to the Noosa Spit. Meanwhile, even local restaurants get in on the fireworks action, with big names like Ricky’s River Bar and Grill adding their personal touch to the midnight fireworks.

Insider’s tip: Secure your position early and enjoy a relaxed afternoon barbecue, picnic or swim at the river before settling into an evening of fun.


Noosa Quays is a premium Noosa accommodation provider, offering deluxe apartments on the Noosa Sound waterfront.

Located within easy reach of Hastings Street, Noosa River, the Noosa beaches and all the dining and activities on offer, it’s a destination that’s centrally located and easily reached.

Noosa Quays is within walking distance to Hastings’s Street, and is located right on the Noosa Rover, providing a prime position to view the midnight fireworks from the comfort of your own private balcony come New Year’s Eve.

The countdown is on to one of the biggest events on the national sporting calendar, with Noosa readying to embrace athletes and spectators alike for the annual Noosa Triathlon from November 1-5.

This year marks a special occasion for the five-day festival, with organisers celebrating 35 years of what has come to be known as the largest triathlon event in the globe.

And this home-grown triathlon isn’t just an event for the national and global sporting elite. It’s is a Multi Sport Festival celebrating fitness, health and fun, against the idyllic backdrop of picturesque Noosa.

So let’s lace up our running shoes and take a quick spin around the event that is the Noosa Triathlon.

The race

Featuring a 1.5km swim, 40km cycle and 10km run, the Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival attracts 8500 triathlon competitors for the Sunday event and 12,000 participants across the five-day festival. It’s classed as one of Australia’s premier sporting events, commanding international interest along with some of the biggest names in the triathlon sphere.

Participants can enter as individuals or in teams, but this has been the stomping ground for current and up -coming athletes since 1982.

And there’s far more to this sporting celebration than the flagship triathlon. Over the course of the festival there are a host of other events to enjoy for people of all ages.

These include a kids-only triathlon, a Breakfast Fun Run, golf tournament, ocean swim, and both men’s and women’s cycling to name just a few.

The ethos

The main event may boast some of some of the biggest names in sport and be backed by Ironman, but it’s a celebration that attracts far more than the sporting elite.

The entire event is dedicated to fitness, fun and healthy living, while showcasing the spectacular region of Noosa. Live entertainment, sun-filled days, stellar surf and superb sportsmanship are the order of every day throughout the festival.

Getting involved

So popular is this annual fixture on the triathlon calendar that individual race entries to this 35th anniversary event sold out in 48 hours, but there’s still a host of ways for people to get involved.

These include:

  • A Breakfast Fun Run
  • Run Swim Run event
  • The Superkidz and Special Triathlon on Saturday morning.
  • The Subaru Noosa Australian Open Criterium, and Asics Noosa Bolt on Saturday afternoon.
  • Legends Triathlon, attracting a premium field of sporting legends

Best spectator spots

There are plenty of vantage points to enjoy all the action, adrenaline and endurance of the triathlon.

You can catch the swim leg from the Lions Park at Noosa Heads, take in cycling from Noosa Parade, through Tewantin and beyond along Noosa-Cooroy Road. Meanwhile, the run traverses Noosa Parade and around to Weyba Road, and there will be road closures at varying times.

The Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival is one of the ultimate ways to experience the health-conscious, outdoor-loving lifestyle for which Noosa is renowned. It’s the opportunity to witness the true sporting elite, take part in a family-friendly event, or revel in the region’s beautiful surrounds.

You can learn more about all the activities on offer and further details of the event route at the official website.

Noosa Quays is located within short walking distance of all the action and excitement of the Noosa Triathlon.

A premium Noosa accommodation provider, it offers deluxe apartments on the waterfront at Noosa Sound. Located within easy reach of Hastings Street, Noosa River, the Noosa beaches and all the dining and activities on offer, it is centrally located and easily reached.


Who wouldn’t love to indulge in a 10-day-long-weekend of music, theatre, food and thought? This July, Noosa will welcome over 120 events and 250 artists at the annual Noosa Alive! Festival.

Held on 21 July – 30 July 2017, Noosa will burst with talent, showcasing the best we have in artists, performers, authors, visual art, film, food and all things Noosa. Bigger than ever before, here’s a sneak peek of what’s on offer this July!

For the Creatives –

Shelly & Jasmin Pugh, from the renowned Pugh family of artist masters, will be hosting three Art Workshops at the Rococo Beach Club Marquee on Noosa Main Beach. Each class will encourage you to explore your artistic freedom, experiment using various art concepts and techniques and; make creative use of the beautifully natural surrounds of Noosa.

  • Thursday 27 July – Fibres & Textures
  • Friday 28 July – Portrait Freedoms
  • Saturday 29 July – Sculpture & Form

For more info, visit their event page.

For the Love of Dance –

This year’s festival hosts many amazing dance talents and styles from all around the globe. Whether it’s a Cabaret performance or a Salsa spectacular you are into, we have something for everyone.

The 2017 program will even see the Queensland Ballet back again, with a performance range of classical, contemporary and neo-classical ballet.

To view the full Dance & Cabaret program, visit their page.

For the Muso’s

Noosa Alive! is packed with amazing musical talents. But one that we cannot go past is Jeff Duff, who is performing a David Bowie songbook at this year’s festival. Straight from the stages of the Sydney Opera House, Jeff’s show “Bowie Unzipped” celebrates the life of one of the world’s most iconic performers and in the way he was best remembered; glitter, colour and glam rock. This flamboyant one-night-only performance is an unmissable experience.

For the Foodies –

Noosa is known to be a culinary powerhouse. And in true Noosa fashion, this festival showcases the best we have in food and wine, with service to match. From the shores of Noosa Main Beach under the Rococo’s Beach Club Marquee to the stunning backdrop and culinary talent of Quamby Place, this year’s event is a foodies dream. Visit the Noosa Alive! website for all food events during the festival.

For the Love of Theatre –

Noosa Alive! is proud to present “Twists and Turns and Under the Covers” a play created by the Olympic Gold Medalist, Matthew Mitcham. The production told with honesty and courage, tells Matthew’s inspiring story. You can expect more vibrancy, charm and hilariously brutal honesty as he delivers a few Public Service Announcements he’s learnt through trial and (mostly) error.

This year’s program also hosts the 40th Annual Once Act Play Festival. This festival (within a festival) premieres the top 3 finalist plays from the National One-Act Playwriting Competition.

This year’s finalists are –

  • Seeking Nirvana by Dave Wellings from Clifton (QLD)
  • The Big Lap by Bruce Olive from Buderim
  • Unforgettable by Cerise De Gelder from Victoria

To view the full Theatre program, click here.

We could go on and on with not-to-be-missed events during the festival, but it’s more fun for you to discover them yourself! There is literally, something for everyone – even the kids! If you want to experience and enjoy Noosa’s fantastic 10-day-long weekend, be sure to book your tickets and accommodation at our spacious Noosa Sound apartments in the heart of Noosa.

Noosa Quays is a premium Noosa accommodation provider, offering deluxe apartments on the waterfront of Noosa Sound. A short stroll from some of the best dining experiences Noosa has to offer.

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The Noosa Food & Wine Festival will return on the 18th of May this year, bringing together four days of some of the best culinary experiences in Australia— paired with beloved wines from around the world.

One of the highlights of the Noosa annual calendar, The Food & Wine Festival, offers a melting pot of sensory experiences, dinners, wine tastings, beach parties and masterclasses— all of which sell out well in advance of the event. An ideal time to enjoy a pre-winter escape, Noosa Quays waterfront apartments are perfectly located to make the most of the four-day event.

This years’ program is impressive, with renowned chefs from around Australia— like Jo Barrett from Oakridge Estate in Yarra Valley and Adam D’Sylva from Melbourne’s Tonka & Coda— joining forces with Noosa’s best.

Paired with the incredible meals on offer are some of the globe’s nicest drops, with winemakers such as AIX from Provence in France and Babich Wines from New Zealand, amongst those sharing their berries.

Program highlights include: Make Peace with the Wine, where attendees will escape to Richard Branson’s private island off the coast of Noosa for an introduction to wine and an exquisite meal to match, and Sunday Lunch in The Groves, where guests will be taken to a working macadamia farm on the outskirts of Noosa for an open air lunch showcasing Sunshine Coast produce.

For full program details, or to buy tickets for the events, please visit:

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Competition returns…

…with the Noosa Festival of Surfing

The world’s largest surfing event by competitor numbers, returns for 8 Days of Pure Stoke with events for grommets to grandpas, dogs, body surfers, specialty and pro divisions.

This year’s competitor numbers are expected to increase from last year’s number, which included entrants from more than 20 different countries totaling at over 800. There are 11 specialty events including bodysurfing, finless, nose-riding and more; with age divisions from under 15 to over 70. This 8 day festival will take place between 4 to 11 March 2017.

The Noosa Festival of Surfing also includes free entertainment including artists like Pat Capocci, whose unique style and charisma can be heard on Saturday March 11 at the Beach Bar. Other artists such as Los Laws, Bearfoot, The Wet Fish, Kallidad, and Adam Harpazare all scheduled to perform at different times throughout the event. For more information, click here

For keeping the action close, resort style luxury is just a short walk away from Main Beach at Noosa Quays. The resort is perfect for those wishing to enjoy the Festival or nearby attractions. Its spacious river view apartments are tucked away in its own tropical gardens, as well as offering serene views of the Noosa Sound from its oversized balconies and an exclusive rooftop terrace for its penthouse apartments; it even boasts a private beach. The Noosa resort also offers beautiful accommodations for couples, as well as larger families. For more information about Noosa Quays, click here

Somewhere under the rainbow…

…are celebrations as far as you can see

From Noosa to Maroochydore, the Sunshine Coast Pride Festival will be celebrated from 24 to 26 February. In 2017 with Festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary. Free and ticketed events are available for those of all ages who are celebrating, along with their families, friends and the general public.

This year’s festival kicks off on Friday at the Villa Noosa Hotel, with Melony Brests and Quiz Queen Trivia, and the theme for this year is “Under the Rainbow.” For a show and two course dinner, tickets are $45, while simply the show is only $15 per person. Tickets are available from the Villa Noosa, or by phoning 07 5430 5555.

Next, on Saturday, the markets erupt with pride as the popular Eumundi Markets will hold their Pride Fair Day and Paws Parade beginning at 8.30 am. The event will include community information booths, entertainment and activities. The parade begins at 11 am, with registration beginning the prior hour.

Also on Saturday, Eumundi has a Pride art exhibition by Lorelle Murray on display from 10 am to 2 pm at the Green Room at the Imperial Hotel, where Solar also performs from 3 to 5 pm. At the Waterfront Hotel, Pinky’s Show Night with Melony Brests takes place as well the same evening.

On Sunday, enjoy a lovely walk to Kondalilla Falls that begins at 9 am with Kate Fitz from Pink Fitz. The walk ends at 1 pm and is $5 per person. For more information about the event, visit

To stay close to the action in Noosa, check out Noosa Quays, a resort tucked among its own tropical gardens and overlooking the beautiful Noosa River, just a stroll away from the celebrations. The Noosa Sound accommodation boasts a direct waterfront view from every room but poolside, and oversized balconies are perfect for catching a sea salt breeze or enjoying the sunset over the Noosa Sound. For more information or to book, phone Glenn or Suzie on 07 5449 2699 or email

Appreciate the oceans beauty…

…to the depths of the raging seas

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour hits Noosa on 10 March, with a vision to inspire people to respect and enjoy our oceans. The festival, which is touring in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, China, Belgium and the UK, shows over two hours of the best independently made ocean related films throughout the world. Films vary in length, style and topics, and some are not only entertaining, but inspirational and educational as well. Some of the topics covered are the ocean’s environment, marine creatures, sports and culture related to the ocean, and ocean exploration. The tour will work with local ocean charities at each of its stops, in order to support them in oceanic conservation. For more information on the event, visit or for tickets go to

After a day of being inspired by our beautiful oceans, Noosa Quays is the perfect place to relax and appreciate the serenity of it all. The Noosa resort features oversized balconies on every room, so an appreciation for nature can continue well past the miraculous sunsets. Each room is directly waterfront with only the poolside exception, so a private jetty, water taxis and paddle boarding are all just steps away. For more information or to book, phone Glenn or Suzie on 07 5449 2699 or email

Holiday by the Sea…

…where adventures and relaxation meet

Noosa is full of adventure, places to relax in serenity and new discoveries, which makes it the perfect place for the holidays. Those who have never been to Noosa may think of it as just a town with a great beach, but locals and frequent visitors alike know it’s a collection of villages, each with its own influences and flair, waterways and scenery that host a range of adventures.

Of course, Noosa’s stunning Main Beach is a main attraction with sports and festivals happening throughout the year. And right alongside is famous Hastings Street, where visitors can enjoy a view of the sea over an ambient dinner at an award winning restaurant.

Just a short drive away is Noosaville’s popular main street, Gympie Terrance, known for its eclectic cafes and abundance of waterfront eateries. Thomas Street, adjacent to Gympie Terrace, offers boutique shopping and picturesque riverside ice cream shops and iconic eateries.

Sunshine Beach and Peregian Beach are all just moments from Noosa, offering open beaches and diverse cuisines and cafes. The wide, open beaches host a variety of banks for an endless, uncrowded surfing session along with patrolled sections for swimming. After a cool dip in the ocean, enjoy laidback beach bars or superlative espresso and spend an idle hour with a favourite magazine under a broad umbrella.

Next to Noosa Main Beach, you’ll find Noosa Groyne, a perfect spot to learn to surf. For those looking for a deeper connection with nature this holiday season, the Noosa National Park beaches are not only beautiful and popular with surfers, but nearby trails are popular for koala sightings, picnics and beautiful scenery.

Noosa is Queensland’s first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, which is an international recognition of the balance kept between environments that are natural, and those with people. In fact, over 30% of Noosa is protected, including waterways, parks and forests, creating a thriving safe haven for 44% of all of Australia’s bird species and 700 native animal species.

After a day spent with nature, join the locals at the popular markets, and enjoy some of the freshest food on the continent at Noosa Farmers’ Market.  Or find unique artisan gifts and live entertainment at Eumundi markets held every Friday, Saturday and Wednesday in the hinterland. While there explore the adorable town of Eumundi, where shops, bookstores, vintage clothes shops and more line the streets of this storybook town.Noosa Marina also holds markets each Sunday, which is easily accessible via the Noosa Ferry which stops along the Noosa River. Noosa Junction’s Twilight Markets are held the third Friday of every month.

To stay close to the action, check out Noosa Quays Resort, which is tucked among its own tropical gardens on its private beach. The ultimate spot for relaxation, the resort features oversized balconies on every room, with all but one apartment looking directly at the serene Noosa Sound. For more information about booking at Noosa Quays, contact us

New distances added…

…to push your limits

Entries are now open for this year’s Noosa Summer Swim, where swimmers will accompany Olympian Michael Klim and other special guests for a weekend full of events on the water. The event, presented by Milk & Co, will take place from 11 to 12 February at Noosa Heads. Ocean races consist of several distances, including 1 km, 2 km, 3 km and the new 5 km Noosa Grand Prix Marathon Distance. There is also a Junior Giants Series for those ages 8 to 16, with distances including 300m and 1 km. For those less competitive, the 1.5km Social Swim provides a relaxing environment to socialise and swim with others.

On Saturday, events include Noosa 3.0 and Noosa 2.0 (both Long Courses) and Noosa 1.0 (Short Course). Noosa 1.0 is perfect for beginners. On Sunday, events include the multi-lap course around Noosa Main Beach, the new 5.0 km Noosa Grand Prix Marathon distance swim, which encourages seasoned swimmers to go beyond their comfort zone into newer limits. For more information on this year’s event click here

For those staying close to the action, Noosa Quays offers resort style luxury just a stroll away from downtown Noosa. Tucked among its own tropical gardens, the spacious river view apartments offer serene views of the Noosa Sound from oversized balconies, and even an exclusive rooftop terrace for penthouse apartments. Perfect for larger families to stretch out and relax, the resort also offers a sauna and beautiful accommodations for couples as well. Click for more information on our Noosa accommodation

Entertainment and adventure await…

…in beautiful Noosa

Every holiday season, Noosa has something exciting waiting. But even after the holidays end, Noosa continues to offer beautiful weather and a calendar full of events to keep the whole family coming back. 2017 offers plenty of fabulous events and excitement for the whole family and you’ll want to save these dates for your diary.

For the month of January, the Ginger Flower and Food Festival is coming to town to brighten your day, as the flowers will be in full bloom.

Join the Noosa Summer Swim in February with ocean races over 1km, 2km and 3km, and the new 5km Noosa Grand Prix Marathon distance. The iconic Noosa Festival of Surfing returns early March for 8 Days of Pure Stoke with events for grommets to grandpas, dogs, body surfers, specialty and pro divisions.

Discover new flavours and great Australian wines in May at Noosa Food & Wine 2017, with some of Australia’s best chefs in beautiful beach, river and hinterland locations. In June, the Noosa Festival of Water will return for a one of a kind water conservation effort brought to you by the Noosa Council.

In July, the whole family can stay active as the Hydrothon Noosa returns, along with the famous Noosa Long Weekend Festival, and lastly, but definitely not forgotten, the rivalrous Pomona King of the Mountain Challenge is to return and is said to be more challenging than ever.

In August, you can dust off the ole’ vintage bikes and participate in the Noosa Strade Bianche, as it will return. Noosa Open Studios along with the Noosa Hill Climb will return as well, providing entertainment and adventure for all ages.

Soothe your soul with the beautiful sounds of a saxophone at the Noosa Jazz Party, and enjoy the sights and sounds of all things country in the Noosa Country Show, both returning in September. The month of October will bring the Noosa International Rugby 7’s Festival and the Noosa Triathlon Multi-Sport Festival. The Noosa Beach Classic car show and the Noosa Boat Regatta will be coming to town as well.

In November, the exciting Junction Flava Street Fest and the Noosa International Film Festival, along with another Noosa Hill Climb, will surely spice up Noosa and your holiday. Finally, in December, Noosa will light up the night sky in the New Year’s Eve Fireworks show at Noosa Marina.

Plan your 2017 trip to Noosa around all of these exciting events. Just a short distance from all of the action, Noosa Quays is the ultimate Holiday Oasis. Located on the water’s edge of the sparkling Noosa River that leads to one of the only two everglade wetland systems in the world, Noosa Quays is conveniently located, just a short walking distance to Hasting Street. Enjoy views across Noosa North Shore from your veranda, bursting with leafy green before leading to a thin white stretch of sand that will take you to Fraser Island by 4WD. Energised yet calm, sophisticated yet down-to-earth, natural, beautiful and always a sought-after spot to be, Noosa Quays is the ultimate Noosa Resort for relaxation. For more information or to book, phone Glenn or Suzie on 07 5449 2699 or email

Enjoy summertime fun…

…with the family

With school holidays here, many places in Noosa are offering special events and activities for the kids, as well as the kids at heart. Holiday fun at the Libraries will last all through the holidays, with Bits & Bots, Frankenteddies, Make It Take It craft workshops and even Movie Making and Film Trailer. At the Noosa Regional Gallery in Tewantin, workshops will be held for creative art for children ages 5 to 12 including Junior Jungle, Hammer Time, Filthy Fossils and Slimy Sun Catcher. The gallery will also host its Family Day on 11 December from 10 am to 3 pm, where children’s art activities are free, and children learn to make their own handmade books.

Nickleby The Magician and Blaze battle each other on stage, 10.30 am on 10 January at The J, with amazing tricks to find out who is the greater magician. See birds appear from thin air and things fly right in front of your eyes.

For those looking to enjoy some fun in the sun this holiday, Youthsail School Holiday Program will be held all through the holiday Monday through Friday, teaching children how to sail with qualified yachting instructors supervising, and rescue/coach boat support included. These programs must be booked in advance.

Tewantin Splash Park will be open every day over the holidays, so for those looking for a place to cool off, water sprays and fun by the Noosa River will do the trick and can be accessed from the Noosa Ferry.

To stay close to these events and many more happening over the school holidays, check out Noosa Quays Resort, where you can relax on an oversized balcony with a glass of wine, or paddle board on the private beach. With all but one apartment being waterfront, there’s plenty of room for the whole family to spread out in luxury. Just a stroll away from popular Hastings Street, the location is perfect for those looking to enjoy attractions close by or seek adventures. To make the most of your holiday, be sure to check out the Noosa School Holiday Guide. Click here for more details on our Noosa Sound apartments at Noosa Quays.

There are plenty of places to celebrate…

…Christmas and New Year’s in Noosa!

While some restaurants are closed for Christmas and New Year’s holidays, some locations have made a tradition to stay open on these holidays, however pre-bookings are recommended.

On Hastings Street in Noosa Heads, Rococo Restaurant is one of many who are open with a special menu for both lunch and dinner on Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Along Main Beach, Boardwalk Bistro is holding a special Christmas lunch and New Year’s Cocktail Party, and right next door you can sail into New Year’s Eve with Bistro C’s Island Lux themed event. Further along the street, Miss Moneypenny’s is holding a Gala Ball Glitter Dinner from 6 pm, followed by a Discotheque from 8 pm.

In Noosaville, Noosa Waterfront Restaurant is holding their annual Masquerade on New Year’s Eve with live music. Noosa Boathouse will serve four course lunches from 11 am to 3 pm on Christmas Day and for dinner, the boathouse will have a seafood buffet in the River Room. On New Year’s Day, their Little Boaty Coffee Bar will be open from 6 am, but the Restaurant and Sunset Bar will be closed.

At Noosa Marina, several restaurants are offering special courses and hours for the holidays. Pier 11 will be open with a 5-course menu on Christmas Day, and will host an event with a view of the Noosa Marina laser light show on New Year’s Eve, beginning at 9.15 pm, with a 4-course menu as well. Riverdeck is also open from noon to 4 pm, serving a 3-course lunch, and is open from 11.30 am to 3 pm on New Year’s Day. For more information on local holiday hours, visit the Noosa Holiday Guide

To be just a ferry ride away from all the action, check out Noosa Quays, a local resort tucked away on its own private beach. Access your favourite locations via water taxi or even a short walk in the beautiful weather, and return to beautiful oversized balconies overlooking the Noosa Sound. With all but one apartment being direct waterfront, it’s the perfect location to vacation with the whole family in luxury, or get away for a romantic escape surrounded by tropical gardens and luxurious amenities such as the sauna and swimming pool. For more information on our Noosa Sound accommodation, phone Glenn or Suzie on 07 5449 2699 or email

Food glorious food…

…festive fare in Noosa

foodWhat better place to celebrate the festive season than Noosa? From fine dining to alfresco, to beach picnics, our talented foodies make the most of quality local produce serving up some fine festive fare. Here on your doorstep, you’ll find artisan producers, farmers’ markets, specialty providores and major supermarket chains – with all you’ll need to stock your holiday pantry.

Spend lazy days by the beach, on the river or under the rainforest canopy of Noosa’s National Park. Our balmy evenings are perfect for a promenade along Hastings Street bathed in twinkling fairy lights and Christmas tree, Noosa style!  Close by, other local precincts are celebrating: Noosa Junction has its Giant Santa, Christmas Twilight Market on Friday 16 December and free wrapping stations if you buy a gift; Tewantin has its 21st annual gala Christmas Carnival on 11 December; there’s carols in the park at Peregian Beach from 3pm – 9pm and carols on the river at the Noosaville Lions Park on Sunday 18 December.

Treat yourself to a little Christmas magic at your favourite Noosa table – in a park, under the stars or in one of our many restaurants and cafes.

If you plan to ring in the New Year at Noosa Quays, you’ll be spoilt for choice. The views from our balcony’s and private beach are spectacular and the perfect place to kick off your night – just perfect for a glass of bubbly.

THE NOOSA FESTIVE SEASON GUIDE has Christmas lunches and New Year’s Eve fun, and restaurant opening hours from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day.


If far from the maddening crowd…

…is more your style

Why not consider a visit to Noosa Quays outside of peak times? With school and university back, February the perfect time to re-charge after Christmas – especially if you’ve been the host! May, June and July offer sunny days and the best of Noosa’s natural attractions without the crowds. You’ll also find a range of weekend events from food and wine, distance swims to arts, music and entertainment.

This ‘best kept secret’ time to visit is becoming popular with return visitors and many guests are finding us booked out when they call. Being low season we can offer very reasonable rates ranging from $250 a night for a three-bedroom river view to $130 per night for a two-bedroom poolside. Email or call Glenn or Suzie on 07 54492699 if you fancy an off-peak break.


Why not see…

…majesty passing by

The Southern Hemisphere humpback whales put on a spectacular show every year from May to November as they migrate north to warmer waters to mate and breed. Then at the end of spring, their journey takes them down south, heading to Antarctica to feed on krill. On the way, mothers regularly rest and play with their young in the calm waters of Laguna Bay. There are many vantage points from Noosa beaches, coastal trails and organised whale watching tours. This year we sighted hundreds of whales and many of our Noosa Quays guests took the opportunity of a 10-minute trip out to see these majestic ocean creatures up close.


Newly refurbished…

…holiday in style

Noosa Quays apartments are known for their space, style and luxury. Our owners are serious when it comes to ensuring enduring quality and satisfaction. This year Apartment #4 has had a full refurbishment and Apartment #10 has also renovated with new cabinetry.




Mixing business…

…with pleasure

Just a reminder we do have an opportunity to purchase your own Noosa Quays apartment. Holiday and enjoy then put your investment to work. Call Glenn on 07 54492699 for more information.




 Wishing you…

…and your families

The team at Noosa Quays would like to wish you and your families a safe and happy Festive Season, wherever you’ll be spending it, and we hope to see you again soon.






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Santa Clause is coming to town…

…with places to celebrate all over Noosa

Noosa will be celebrating the holiday season with markets, carollers and celebrations all over town! Beginning this Sunday, from 4 to 8 pm at Tewantin-Noosa RSL Memorial Park, will be the 21st Tewantin Christmas Carnival, a free event with candlelight Christmas carols, rides, ice cream and fireworks over the beautiful Noosa River.

On 16 December, Santa visits the Noosa Junction Christmas Twilight Market, which is held from 5 to 9 pm with food, artisan markets and entertainment for the whole family. The Noosa Choral Wassail – Christmas Cheer Concert begins the same evening at 7 pm, and will also take place on the 17th at The J in Noosa Heads. Tickets must be booked in advance at only $35 each, and the event will feature table seating, complimentary Christmas fare with mince pies, Christmas cakes and cheese platters as well as bar service.

Carols by the River will be held at 6 pm 18 December at Noosaville Lions Park, where Santa will stop to visit this annual event with food vendors. On 23 December, gates open at 5.30 pm for Aussie World’s Christmas Wonderland, where the park is transformed into a Christmas Wonderland with carollers, and more than 30 rides and attractions such as the Night Before Christmas House and the Gingerbread Man Show. Of course, Santa and his helpers will also visit, and tickets are $25 per person for groups with fewer than five.

From now until Christmas Eve, enjoy Santa’s Enchanted Rainforest, open from 9 am most days, where you can have your picture taken with Santa and receive a gift, and enjoy story time in the rainforest with Santa every Tuesday at 9 am until Christmas. Lastly, each Tuesday – Saturday until Christmas, Santa will be waiting at the Garden Gazebo at 9.30 am at the Christmas at the Ginger Factory, where he reads his favourite stories and joins photos for free. Kids can even decorate their own cookies, enjoy rides, lovely gardens and life-sized board games.

If you’re looking to be in the centre of it all, Noosa Quays is just a stroll away from downtown Hastings Street, and a quick water taxi away from most holiday events. Tucked away among its own tropical gardens, the resort sits on its private beach, with oversized balconies looking directly at the serene Noosa Sound. Spacious apartments, with up to four bedrooms, can accommodate the whole family, or a romantic getaway, with amenities such as the pool and sauna. To make the most of the festive season, be sure to check out the Noosa Festive Season Guide. For more information about Noosa Quays, or to book your stay, visit


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

…on Hastings Street

On 25th November, from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm, families, friends, and travellers alike, all over Noosa are invited to experience holiday joy with Christmas on Hastings Street. Santa and his little helpers are dashing all the way to Hastings Street to spread a little Christmas joy, kicking off this holiday season with a one of kind Christmas tree lighting ceremony, with the help of roving performers.

Join us as the Christmas spirit becomes truly alive when one of Sunshine Coast’s largest, iconic Christmas trees will illuminate the night sky and warm the hearts of all in attendance. Setting the stage for a long list of holiday events through the month of December, this year’s ceremony is also paving the way for power conservation. This year’s colourful display of lights will be energy efficient, featuring LED lighting to reduce power costs and emissions in a combined project with the Hastings Street Association and council.

After the festivities, relax at Noosa Quays your home away from home. Noosa Quays is the ultimate holiday oasis, just a short stroll to Hastings Street and all of this year’s Christmas festivities. Enjoy peaceful surrounds and picturesque waterfront views from the balconies of the tastefully decorated and inviting 2, 3, and 4 bedroom apartments. An onsite half tennis court, swimming pool and children’s pool will keep you and the family entertained and active during this holiday season. Enjoy our private stretch of the Noosa River, all near Gondola rides, fabulous award winning restaurants, cafes and unique boutique shops, all waiting for you to indulge this memorable holiday season. Click here for details on our Noosa Sound apartments


Enjoy a holiday by the sea…

…where adventures and relaxation meet

Imagine a place where, beside the sparkling sea and the deep blue sky, is one of Australia’s most dynamic visitor hubs with shopping in abundance and unparalleled dining in bustling cafés under green trees or in elegant eateries with ocean views.

Add to this vision a headland on your right, bursting with leafy green as it leads to one of the country’s most loved national parks, home to native animals and a sanctuary for anyone in search of a long wave to surf or a beach that feels all your own. To your left is a thin white stretch of sand that will take you to Fraser Island by 4WD and, behind this, one of only two everglade wetland systems in the world. Imagine no more, this is Noosa Heads! Energised yet calm, sophisticated yet down-to-earth, natural, beautiful and always a sought-after spot to be.

Set close to the action in a tranquil location, Noosa Quays Resort is surrounded by tropical gardens on its own private beach. The ultimate spot for relaxation, the resort features oversized balconies on every room, with all but one looking directly at the serene Noosa Sound.

To make the most of your stay, download the Noosa Holiday Guide here

Challenge yourself…

…or get your feet wet in a seaside competition

Noosa’s beautiful beaches are often known as the main attraction, but when many tourists arrive, they discover the majestic hinterland, and often come back again and again for the memories and serenity of this stunning area. Why not explore it on horseback, viewing the lakes, rolling hills and national park all from a new, more adventurous vantage point? Several local businesses offer horseback riding classes and adventures, whether you are looking for a romantic carriage, stunning wedding photos, or just an adventurous family getaway in the hinterlands. Rest assured, there are options for almost all skill levels.

World Series Swims Spring Open Day is this Saturday at Noosa Main Beach where the course will be a single lane, the width of Noosa Main Beach, close to the shore. Distances include 1km (1 lap), 2km (2 laps), 3km (3 laps) or 5km (5 laps).

Best of all, this “competition” is the perfect time to get your feet wet and try ocean swimming, because events are not actually timed, and the water safety crew with medical teams will be there to ensure a safe environment for those looking to challenge themselves.

Day passes are available for those wishing to participate in multiple distances, check-in begins at 8 am, and online entries are open until 5 pm Friday, with a limited number of entries available onsite the day of the event. Training aids, such as wetsuits, flippers and fins are permissible.

After a challenging day of swimming, there’s no better place to relax and rejuvenate than Noosa Quays. Just a stroll away from award winning establishments on popular Hasting Street and minutes from the event, the resort offers absolute waterfront apartments with oversized balconies and views of the serene Noosa Sound. The sauna, sea salt breezes and tropical gardens await for the ultimate relaxation experience. To see images of our individual Noosa Sound apartments here


See Noosa’s wild side…

…exploring on horseback

Noosa’s beautiful beaches are often known as the main attraction, but when many tourists arrive, they discover the majestic hinterland, and often come back again and again for the memories and serenity of this stunning area. Why not explore it on horseback, viewing the lakes, rolling hills and national park all from a new, more adventurous vantage point? Several local businesses offer horseback riding classes and adventures, whether you are looking for a romantic carriage, stunning wedding photos, or just an adventurous family getaway in the hinterlands. Rest assured, there are options for almost all skill levels.

Noosa Horses offers carriage rides as well as horse rides for intermediate to advanced levels. Tours are held in a number of areas, including beach rides on Noosa’s North Shore, and trail rides in the pine forest and native bushland. For more information, visit or phone Patrick on 0437 916 928.

Noosa Horse Riding also offers rides for those 8 years of age or older, and riding tours near the beautiful Lake Weyba and the hinterland. Advanced booking is often necessary, for more information on how to book these stunning tours visit

Eqauthon, led by triple Olympian, Alex Watson, offers a wide range of tours and experiences as well. The company offers private rides on the beach including overnight escapes, 7 day luxury bush and beach rides, as well as classes for those looking to improve their riding skills. For more information on Equathon, visit

After a day in the wilderness, Noosa Quays is a great place for the ultimate relaxation experience. Just a short stroll away from the award winning, elegant restaurants and shopping on Hastings Street, the resort is tucked away among its own tropical gardens and private beach, and even has a sauna for relaxation. Oversized balconies are all, except poolside, directly waterfront, so you can relax with wine while watching sunsets over the spectacular Noosa Sound, all while being moments from koalas, exotic birdlife and the famous Noosa National Park. For more information on our Noosa accommodation, phone Glenn or Suzie on 07 5449 2699 or email


See you at the finish line…

…with hills, thrills and automobiles

Australia is full of thrilling hills that wind around its adventurous landscape, and the historic event, Noosa Hill Climb, celebrates the thrill of every turn. Through 14 corners and 1.5 km, a variety of cars will compete to see just who, and what, can make it to the finish line, and just how fast. Fiats, Skeltas, Minis, GTs, XU1’s and even Jags will all be lined up beginning at 8:30 am on the 5th and 6th of November.

The Noosa Hill Climb competition can be viewed by spectators on many of the 14 corners throughout the race, and spectators even have a chance to get up close at personal with these beautiful automobiles, and their skilled drivers, in the pit zones. Tickets are available at the gate of the event, which takes place on Gyndier Drive in Tewantin. For more information, visit

For those who are looking for a serene getaway without sacrificing the action, Noosa Quays is perfectly located among its own tropical gardens, just a stroll away from popular Hastings Street. The location is not only convenient to water taxis, but its private beach allows for absolute waterfront views from every apartment other than poolside. The self-contained apartments all feature serene, oversized balconies with sea salt breezes, so you can relax with a glass of wine, or enjoy the sauna. For more information on where we are located see our Noosa Sound accommodation or to book phone 07 5449 2699.

Lights, camera…


Calling all film lovers, as filmmakers take over Noosa 3-6 of November in the Noosa international Film Festival. Feast your eyes on over 130 world cinema feature length and short films available for your viewing pleasure. This years’ festival features thought-provoking films, mixed genres, a wide array of comedy, historical films and much, much more. Escape into the world of cinema with Australian and international new release films, short films, a classic silent film, ecoflicks and even enjoy an exclusive inside Cinema event with a leading cinematographer. It is everything a film buff could want and more.

This event is taking the Noosa area by storm. The event spans over four days, four towns and five venues from the coastal to hinterland towns of Noosa, Eumundi, Cooroy and Pomona. Feature films titles include Very Big Shot, Ryder Country, Marie & The Misfits, Fell, Them Who and News From Planet Mars. The 2016 NIFF awards include: Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Animated Short, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Performance and Best Film.

Festival passes are now available. Save up to 10% of the regular adult ticket price with a NIFF Festival pass, and receive entry to up to seven standard film screenings, including the exclusive, special, inside cinema event. Prices for individual tickets vary per event and for full details visit Noosa International Film Festival

A stay at Noosa Quays is ideal for festival goers, as it’s central to Noosa’s main events. Located on a much sought after water front location on Quamby Place, everlasting, uninterrupted views of the Noosa River pair perfectly with serene, tropical surrounds. These tasteful 2, 3, and 4 bedroom self contained apartments are nestled on a secluded beach overlooking the pristine waters of the Noosa River, North shore and beyond, and are centrally located just a walk away to Hastings Street. To book your next holiday in our Noosa apartments, phone Glenn or Suzie on 07 5449 2699 or email


World’s largest triathlon…

…back in Noosa

From 26th to 30th October, the Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival will be underway, offering guests a thrilling mixture of entertainment, sports and fun, ending with a grand finale like no other: a chance to take part in an all-out, rough, rugged, gruelling, yet exciting, triathlon.

Whether a participant or merely a spectator, all are invited to participate in this exciting five-day special event to rejoice, embrace and celebrate sports, fitness, and healthy living. Enjoy live entertainment and even healthy food where there will be several active and challenging events to choose from for all ages, even the kids! Event entries are now open for both charity and team entries. Individual entries have sold out and the Wait List is now closed.

The Noosa Triathlon is the largest Olympic distance triathlon in the world. As host to Australia’s largest, oldest and highest profile triathlon event. Noosa, is an obvious destination choice with its world-class sporting facilities, beautiful beaches and national parks – perfect for athletes and spectators alike.

Stay close to this year’s triathlon action, as you enjoy the comfortable and serenity of a stylish holiday oasis that was designed with customers in mind. Two, 3, and 4 bedroom apartments are sure to please and offer a home away from home, fully equipped with your very own private balcony with serene waterfront views. Located just a short stroll from the boutique Hastings street, wine, dine and treat yourself to delicious cafes, bars and restaurants. Click to see the location of our Noosa Sound accommodation

See a worldwide celebration…

…of short films and creativity

On 15 October, The J will be the very first venue on the continent to screen the Shnit International Short Film Festival. Recommended for ages 18 and up and beginning at 7:30 in the evening, the cost of admission is only $15 per adult, and this multi-platform event presents a showcase of originality and diversity through high quality short films.

While you’ll be celebrating and viewing here in beautiful Australia, you’ll be joining those across five continents who celebrate the festival simultaneously over 12 days, celebrating more than 200 films and over 30,000 film makers and celebrators. Overall, the festival gives away $100,000 US dollars in cash prizes across the festival. The event, which is celebrating its 12th year, started as a local European initiative, and now connects those all across the globe to celebrate short films.

Close to the action, but tucked away among its own tropical gardens and private beach, is Noosa Quays, a resort perfect for those looking for the ultimate in relaxation without sacrificing location or convenience. The resort boasts oversized balconies with every room, and each room with the exception of poolside looks directly at the serene waters of the Noosa Sound. Sea salt breezes, a relaxing sauna, unsurpassed hospitality and convenience await. For more information, or to make a reservation, visit our Noosa accommodation

Surfer culture…

…a celebration returns

The Noosa Surf Film Festival returns for its second year, celebrating film and surf culture, with the backdrop being some of the world’s most pristine waterways. This independent film festival features both amateurs and professionals, as well as short and feature length films. The festival, which takes place from 6 to 8 October, will coincide with the Queensland premier of “A Day Late & A Dollar Short,” an original look at a punk surfer living in the modern world.

Full festival passes are $65, with tickets to the premiere being only $20, and the rest of the festival priced at $15 per session per person. The weekend will feature four screenings to which viewers can pay for separate entry, or the full festival pass includes access to all screenings, as well as entrance to the launch party. More information may be found here

Tucked away among its own tropical gardens, just moments away from the action is Noosa Quays, a resort with serene waterfront views from almost every apartment. The location is convenient allowing guests to catch the ferry to many main events, while also being just a stroll away from Hastings Street. Oversized balconies with sea salt breezes and a relaxing sauna await. For more information on our Noosa Sound accommodation, phone Glenn or Suzie on 07 5449 2699 or email

Fast, furious…

…and fun for the whole family!

Experience one of Queensland’s best classic car shows with over $10 million in cars displayed, of virtually all makes. At Lions Park, Noosa Heads, this charity event has donated more than $170,000 toward local charities and causes.

Considered East Cost Australia’s “Most Prestigious” show of all car makes, the event takes place with the beautiful backdrop of the Noosa waterways, near popular Hastings Street, where award winning restaurants and shops delight locals and tourists alike year round.

This year marks the event’s 28th year, and the Marque of the Year is Ford. Entrance Gate opens at 6 am, and Spectator Gate opens at 8 am on 2 October.

For a quiet escape away from the engines, Noosa Quays is the ultimate Oasis offering a chance for guests to stay near the action. Located at 4 Quamby Place in the fabulous town of Noosa, apartments featuring 2, 3, and 4 bedrooms offer picturesque and serene views of the breathtaking Noosa River, all while being directly waterfront on the private beach. An onsite, heated swimming pool, children’s pool, a sauna and half tennis court offer enjoyable memories for the whole family. Click here for more information on our Noosa resort

Disconnect from the world…

…and reconnect with nature

On 15 October, the Wild Women Adventure Race takes place in the beautiful Noosa Hinterland, in historic Pomona, where fitness challenges – for women only – showcase endurance, mental and physical strength, and teamwork. The courses consist of races on foot, canoe/kayaks and mountain bikes, and competitors use traditional methods of finding hidden checkpoints. Instead of using GPS applications or smart phones, team members disconnect and use old fashioned compasses and maps.

For paddling, a stable two-person craft will be available for each team of two. Each competitor will wear a personal flotation device for safety.

Bikes are available for rent, or you can use your own, so simply register online and bring your running shoes, compass and backpack. Register online here before 9 October. Race begins at 8 am on the 15th, with registration beginning at 6:30 am.

For those looking for ultimate relaxation after a day of rigorous activity, Noosa Quays is just the spot. With oversized balconies overlooking the serene Noosa Sound, sea salt breezes and waterfront apartments welcome guests among its private beach and tropical gardens. Wind down with a glass of wine or time in the sauna, all while being just a stroll away from downtown Hastings Street in Noosa. For more information or to book a reservation, visit Noosa Heads holiday rentals


See behind the scenes…

…of one of the world’s most influential bands

Go behind the scenes of the success of one of the country’s most iconic bands, Midnight Oil. The exhibition, which is nationally acclaimed, celebrates the “power and the passion,” of the band, and is an exclusive exhibit to the Noosa Regional Gallery in Queensland. The band, who was an inspiration on an international stage across a period of 40 years, has its own archives, combined with both private and public collections that tell a tale of social influence and historic culture.

Items on display include stage props, lyrics that are hand written, instruments, protest banners, photographs and even exclusive footage and unreleased music, including some of the band’s own home movies. The highlight of the event is expected to be the never before seen film montage by David Bradbury, an award winning director. The montage features the Oils performing at the Tanelorn Festival in Stroud, NSW, in 1981. The band’s drummer, Rob Hirst, collaborates on the exhibition with Manly Art Gallery & Museum’s Ross Heathcote. The exhibition is designed by Wendy Osmond.

Go behind the scenes with the curator’s guided tour with Rob Hirst, or take part in a song-writing workshop with Sean Sennett, while children join the fascinating instrument making workshops. The event, with activities for all ages, will be shown from now until 20 November.  Full exhibition details here

Close to the action lies a resort, just a picturesque ferry ride away. Noosa Quays, offering absolute waterfront apartments, overlooks the beautiful Noosa River, one of most pristine waterways in the country. Oversized balconies capture the sea side breezes perfectly, all the while being moments from downtown Hastings Street. To see our accommodation options, click here luxury apartments Noosa

Escape, explore and enjoy…

…breathtaking views and memorable trails

1st, 2nd and 3rd October, join tourists and locals alike to indulge in the sights and sounds of the natural and cultural landscapes that the serene and stunning Noosa Hinterlands has to offer, by participating in the Great Noosa Trail Walk. This three day extravaganza, through “Noosa Country,” is sure to inspire and rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit.

This peaceful trail runs parallel to the country towns of Kin Kin, Cooroy, Pomona and Cooran that take you to even more amazing walking trails,  leading your adventure to breathtaking farmlands, natural forests, with spectacular and picturesque lookouts of the hinterland through to the ocean, as far as the eye can see. Trail guides will be at your disposal, to offer assistance and information on the history and landscapes.

You’re encouraged to take your time to walk at your own pace, feast your eyes on the landscapes, and enjoy the little treasures and gifts that the trail has to offer, such as antique shops and local cafes. This year, for your viewing pleasure, a nightly entertainment program has been established in both the Kin Kin and Cooran cities. If you can’t get enough of the sights and sounds of the Noosa Hinterlands, camping accommodations provided by both Kin Kin and Cooran campgrounds are also available for a one of kind experience that is sure to be treasured.

Registration starts at the Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre, and numbers are limited to 150 walkers per walk, so register quickly! Enjoy the best of the bush with The Great Trail Walk, and retire by the beach at luxurious Noosa Quays. Well equipped with tastefully furnished 2, 3, and 4 bedroom apartments in a great location, with fabulous water views of the Noosa River, the resort is just a short stroll to the famous Hastings Street and National Park, in enjoyable and quiet surrounds.  See more information on our Quamby Place Noosa accommodation’s location here


Throughout Noosa’s Hinterland…

…and subtropical forests

Mountain biking in Noosa is the perfect way to spend your day with friends and family. Even if your mountain biking skills are limited, these tracks offer a little something for every level of rider. For those looking to relax, have a picnic at the Wooroi Day Use Area, at the main entrance off Cooroy-Noosa Road, with a beautiful, scenic, and shaded picnic area, fit for sandwiches, fruit and pop.

These amazing trails, including some new along with upgraded old favourites, weave through Noosa’s sub-tropical forests, from the top of Mount Tinbeerwah, where there are picturesque panoramic coastal and hinterland views.

Mountain biking through Noosa also offers something special for locals and travellers alike, who can join a guided mountain biking tour with “Bike On,” who caters to all skill levels. They offer bikes for rental and can offer a once in a lifetime experience you will never forget. They will also be featuring children’s mountain biking camps over the Christmas school holidays.

For more information on the Noosa Trail Network click here

Relax on the water after your mountain bike adventure, in a well-equipped, tastefully furnished unit just a short, refreshing walk to Hastings Street and National Park. Enjoy a relaxing spot for an enjoyable weekend away with a wonderful view, located centrally in Noosa. Noosa Quays is a boutique resort right on the Noosa River on the point at Quamby Place, Noosa Sound.  Guests can enjoy the heated pool, sauna and private jetty. For your convenience, the reception staff can book all of your tours and activities. Noosa Quays offer guests the kind of friendly and personal service only possible by a locally managed family business. For more information, see our Noosa apartment accommodation

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Sample the best brews…

…right here in Noosa

On Saturday 27 August, from noon to 6 pm the Noosa Reef Hotel in Noosa Heads is bringing only the finest 80 beers, craft beers and ciders from more than 20 brewers to this years’ Noosa Craft Beer Festival. Small and large breweries from around the world will be traveling far and wide to put their best to the test! Come indulge and treat yourself to a little sipping and sampling, and get a taste of your favourite frothy, local, national and international brews, while trying “new to you” brews that are sure to delight your taste buds.

Feast your eyes on live entertainment and the likes of celebrity guests, with plenty of activities for the kids, including face painting, a jumping castle and balloon making. An International Food Court will have an assortment of foods to pair with your favourite brews, and you can even learn more about your favourite brews while learning how to perfect your own home brew.

Entry to this year’s Festival is gold coin donation. All proceeds from this year’s fun will benefit the fight against breast cancer and the Sunshine Butterfly charity. There will also be charity raffles to benefit the cause.

Stay central and close to the festival at the ideal holiday resort, Noosa Quays. A fabulous and tasteful waterfront resort that sits along the Noosa River, it’s the perfect place for a picturesque holiday with peace and quiet at your doorstep. With 2, 3 and 4 bedroom living areas, equipped with overlooking balconies and patios to the water’s edge, you can enjoy your own sunny, sandy beach and easy boat anchorage. Just a short walk or ferry ride from the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Hastings Street, a stay at Noosa Quays is sure to impress for a family holiday stay in Noosa. For more information on our Noosa resort, phone Glenn or Suzie on 07 5449 2699 or email

Sooth the soul…

…and all that Jazz!

Trumpets, saxophones and the relaxing sounds of a light beat drum that sooths the soul; these are the things that make Noosa’s Jazz Party like no other. From 26 August to 4 September 2016, The J and other Noosa venues are offering both free and ticketed events for locals and travellers alike to experience some of Australia’s leading jazz musicians at the Noosa Jazz Party, presented by Noosa Heads Jazz Club.

Enjoy and relax with 10 days of indoor and outdoor performances all around amazing Noosa. Accommodations include table seating, bars, lounges, delectable meals and a shuttle bus. The main attraction? A marvellous program of improvised jazz at The J, Noosa Heads, from Thursday, 1 September to Sunday the 4th, that features six hours of entertainment every night from 5 to11 pm Ticket pricing includes $40 per night, or a 4-night early bird ticket for $135.

Celebrate Father’s Day with a free concert held at River Stage, Gympie Terrace, Noosaville, featuring Peter Gaudion on trumpet, Ash Gaudion on sax, Geoff Power, Bradford Child, Jason Downes, Brett Iggulden and more. This Jazz party, celebrating the wonderful art of Jazz Music will also include pop-up bands playing around the streets of Noosa, and special events at Noosa restaurants!

Dress 20’s style for the roaring 20’s concerts held Friday 26 of August and Saturday the 27th at The J. Enjoy smooth performances by the Noosa Jazz Club and the Noosa Chorale with 70 singers, led by conductor Adrian King, who will team up with the Australian Jazz Ensemble.

Noosa Quays, just moments from the action, offers absolute waterfront, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartment holiday accommodation. Set alongside the panoramic views across to Noosa’s North Shore, with private access to the beautiful Noosa River, it’s just a short stroll away from amazing cafes, award winning restaurants of Quamby Place, Hastings Street and Noosaville. Choose from waterfront or pool-side options that offer some of the best apartment accommodation in the Noosa area. For more information, phone Glenn or Suzie on 07 5449 2699 or email

Take a walk on the wild side…

…through the wilderness along the sunshine coast

From 21 August 21 through 3 September, the Sunshine Coast is offering a unique and delightful experience as locals and tourists are invited to celebrate the beautifully bright and fragrant wild flowers, grown only in the Wallum heathland, that offer a unique Australian ecosystem, found in areas including Noosa National Park, Girraween Nature Refuge (Sunrise Beach), Weyba Nature Reserve (Lake Weyba), Marcus beach high dunes, Coolum Beach and Arthur Harrold Nature Refuge (Noosa North Shore). The Sunshine Coast Wildflower festival will feature 16 guided walks in areas between Bribie Island and Noosa. Walk through the National parks and up mountains to discover an amazing and diverse array of colors, shapes and blossoms for a one of kind experience.

Festival highlights include the Arthur Harrold Nature Refuge, Noosa North Shore, Noosa National headland section wildflower walk, and the Girraween Nature Refuge Wildflower walk, featuring the Noosa Integrated Catchment Association. Also included are the Weyba Nature Refuge biodiversity walk with Friends of Lake Weyba, Marcus High Dunes and Lake Weyba with friends of Lake Weyba and Noosa Parks Botany group. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Weyba and the coast. This year’s festival events are free, however, some bookings are required for some events.

Stay close to the action at Noosa Quays, the ultimate Holiday Oasis. The spacious and tastefully decorated two, three and four bedroom apartments bring the majesty of the Noosa Sound with its prolific bird life, sweeping river views and hint of salt in the air from Noosa’s beautiful Main Beach just minutes away, right to your feet. Relax, unwind and rejuvenate, Noosa Style, while enjoying all that Noosa has to offer. Take advantage of a day spent kayaking, or take a romantic and breathtaking gondola ride from the private Jetty at our Quamby Place Noosa accommodation. For more information, phone Glenn or Suzie on 07 5449 2699 or email


Hawker Hall meets floating market…

…right on the Noosa River

Noosa Boathouse waterfront restaurant and bar is introducing a delectable event offering guests the opportunity to indulge in a one of a kind Asian street market feast as part of the Brisbane Times “Good Food Month.” The marketplace has been completely transformed into the ultimate experience. This event is featuring chef Shane Bailey’s Asian-Inspired-Street cuisine, from South East Asia, while guests enjoy the delight of the 180-degree water views. This moving market also features delectable wines, frothy craft beer and exotic cocktails to delight all taste buds. Live entertainment will be provided, beginning in the afternoon and carrying on until late evening.

This spectacular festival of Asian Cuisine will kick of 17 July at noon. Although food stalls wrap up at about 3 p.m., bars will remain open late. Tickets are reasonably priced at $49 per person. This fee includes 6 street food items (one of each dish), and drinks are purchased separately. Limited tickets are available, so pre-order your tickets quickly!

This East Asian inspired menu includes: Mooloolaba Prawn Rice Paper Roles, Steamed Pork and Ginger Dim Sum, Penang Spicy Beef, Satay Skewers, Fragrant Thai Green Chicken Curry, Tea Smoked Ora King Salmon, and Salt and Pepper Chicken Spare Ribs.

Close the floating market, Noosa Quays is a resort tucked away among its own tropical gardens. With bright and spacious 2, 3, and 4 bedroom apartments, a stay at Noosa Quays will accommodate a holiday full of entertainment and relaxation for the entire family. The on-site, heated swimming pool and children’s pool, sauna, and on-site half tennis courts, are sure to delight. For more information, visit our Noosa apartment accommodation.

A trip back in time…

…biking throughout Noosa

On 13 and 14 August, the Noosa Marina and Noosa Hinterland invite you celebrate and rejoice in vintage and retro-framed bicycles, with rides through the Noosa Hinterland, as well as a popular bicycle show and shine. This year’s event is offering four different rides for every type of bicycle enthusiast.

The Piccolo Fondo is a 33km course that will be kicking of the weekend’s exciting cycling events. This course is suited for beginnings, or it can serve as an introduction course to the “Strade Bianche” and gravel roads. This shorter course still has its challenges with a demanding gravel climb and descent, but it is far more relaxed than the main events on Sunday.

Medio Fondo is a 82km ride running in conjunction with the Gran Fondo ride, and both courses share the same route as far as Cooran. This course removes the kin kin sector, making for a slightly easier ride. This event includes a 1200km vertical climb with serene and therapeutic views of country roads that run through the Noosa Hinterland. This is suited for intermediate riders and will kick off Sunday, 14 August.

Also taking place on the 14th is the main event of this year’s Strade Bianche, the Gran Fondo. This is a 137km course, offering riders enjoyably quiet, picturesque country roads which run through the humble Noosa Hinterland, including several sectors of “Strade Bianche”: the “white” or gravel roads with punishing climbs and white-knuckle descents. This route includes approximately a 2200m vertical climb. This event is certainly not for beginners. Participants of this event are encouraged to bring whatever they will need to be prepared to cope with broken spokes, flats, broken chains and other mishaps and dangers.

Noosa Quays always offers its guests a chance to stay close to the action. Just a short stroll to popular Hastings Street in Noosa, where award winning restaurants are waiting for you to indulge, it’s the perfect holiday oasis. The relaxing and spacious 2, 3, and 4 bedroom apartments offer a home away from home for ultimate relaxation. A private beach along the Noosa River offers a serene opportunity to spend the day kayaking or taking a romantic gondola ride at sunset. For more information, see our Noosa resort accommodation.

Chill out on school break…

…at Noosa’s holiday events

This winter, Noosa is offering something fun for youth of all ages with a fabulous school holiday line-up. With plenty of fun and educational attractions, those of all ages are sure to learn something new and have a delightful time.

Through to 7 July, Noosa Civic Shopping Centre is offering a winter wonderland, for a good cause. Enjoy the magic of ice skating as snow falls, in exchange for a gold coin donation that will go to benefit the “Make A Wish” Foundation. Until 10 July, the Ice Age will strike the Australia Zoo! With snow, toboggan rides, snow ball fun and ice age characters, children of all ages can beat the heat. See Bindi Irwin and the tropical girls in a new tropical themed show while cooling off.

Noosa Regional Gallery has kids’ art workshops and a free family art day. Workshops are $8 per child each including: Aussie Clanimals – create your own Australian clay animals, Wednesday 6 July; or Boom Boom Boomerang painting, Thursday 7 July. On free family day on Sunday 10 July participants will board the Goombuckar Indigenous Cultural Bus to learn about our local indigenous places, people and culture, and join in for art activities inspired by the latest exhibition featuring local and national indigenous artists.

The J auditorium in Noosa Junction will be filled with bouncy castles for Jumpin’ @ The J, with three 1-hour sessions for 10-year-olds and under. Perfect for burning off school holiday energy! Under 3s are free (need to be fully supervised). Cafe open until noon and tickets $12 per person per session.

Other events on the Sunshine Coast include The Oz Ski Resort, which offers a day on the water full of banana boat rides and tubing for the whole family to enjoy, and the Big Kart Track, where you and your family can “race it out,” in the country’s largest commercial go-kart track. These attractions and much, much more are waiting for you to indulge. Also, seven days a week, The Bellingham maze is offering aMAZEing brain teasing mazes, whether you choose from the Tyre, rope, timber or the brand new 80m x 80m hedge maze.

For even more everlasting family memories, book a stay at the memorable Noosa Quays resort. Just a short stroll from all of the action, this holiday oasis was designed with spacious and serene 2, 3, and 4 bedroom apartments with plenty of space for the whole family. The private stretch of beach along the Noosa River is reserved just for you, offering a place to relax and unwind. The sauna, heated pool and on-site half tennis courts are sure to keep your body refreshed and rejuvenated. For more information, click here to see more on our Noosa Sound apartments.

A race for the crown…

…for King of the Mountain

The Pomona King of the Mountain Festival is celebrating its 38th year of the ultimate physical endurance challenge. This year’s program offers a fun-filled, exciting day of family events that everyone can enjoy, ending in the most gruelling challenge yet, as competitors come from Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Rim and the UK to face off in the most ultimate challenge of endurance that Noosa has to offer: The Bendigo Bank international Mountain challenge. This is where competitors participate in a 4.2km race that begins on a steep, vertical, incline along the face of Mount Cooroora. As competitors make their way down the back of the mountain, the terrain the racers will face require the utmost strength, endurance, agility, and an immunity to fear. With a strong rivalry between Australia and New Zealand participants, the competition is guaranteed to be stiff and nothing short of a crowd pleaser, as they all compete for the title of “King of the Mountain.”

This festival of endurance is sure to excite with fabulous, fun-filled family activities that everyone can enjoy. This year’s program includes a 3k family fun run, Heritage Markets, The Primary School Relay, an entertaining game of Tug-O-War, a royal Prince & Princess race, an exciting skate park competition and jam session, pram push, and a fresh selection of live music, featured on the Pomona IGA stage. Also featured will be amusement park rides, side show alley, and a delicious food court area, sure to delight the taste-buds. This year’s festival will be held in the Noosa Hinterland town of Pomona and will convene July 24th, with the main race kicking off at 2:30 pm.

After a fun-filled active day spent discovering all that Noosa has to offer, Noosa Quays is the ultimate vacation accommodation. Offering a heated pool and children’s pool to soothe your mind, body and soul, our beachfront location overlooks the serene Noosa River. The private jetty offers a rejuvenating opportunity to travel the Noosa Waterways by Gondola, gently drifting into paradise. This resort accommodation has its very own serene and therapeutic tropical landscaped gardens, beautifully located on the sandy foreshore of the Noosa River offering refreshing, fragrant air and breathtaking views. For more information, visit our Noosa accommodation.

Learn about aquatic creatures…

…while enjoying lakeside adventures, entertainment and fun

Noosa is proud to announce its 12th annual Festival of Water, taking place the last Sunday in June, at the Noosa Botanic Gardens. Every year, this festival is devoted to raising community awareness of the benefits of conserving and protecting water resources and aquatic biodiversity, all while promoting sustainable land management in the Lake Macdonald sub-catchment. Come and enjoy this free family event that will provide an inside look at displays and information provided by the leading environmental conservation groups. Enjoy and learn about local Noosa plants, animals and all that the Noosa region.

This year’s festival promises excitement, entertainment and a chance for learning. The Grecian-style amphitheatre, overlooking Lake Macdonald, offers an eventful program that allows guests to wander the gardens, or the opportunity to dine and enjoy select musical talents from all over local Noosa. Guests and travellers alike are invited to take full advantage of everything this event has to offer such as snake and reptile shows, tours of the Noosa water treatment plan, free kids’ fishing clinic with experts from the Lake Borumba Fish Stocking Group, free boat trips across Lake Macdonald to Mary River Cod park and Gerry Cook Hatchery, an exotic Geckoes Wildlife native animals show, free stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking, face painting and even a jumping castle. Noosa residents can collect two free trees from Noosa Landcare, and this year’s festival is offering free dam, creek or bore water testing with the Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee.

Noosa Quays, just moments from the festival, is the ultimate vacation destination. The luxurious heated pool keeps relaxed while the steamy sauna and onsite half tennis courts will keep your body active and refreshed. The resort’s private beach along the Noosa River is sure to inspire full relaxation and rejuvenation. Serene waterfront apartments offer a home away from home while you visit. Noosa Quays is also a short stroll from all of the action on Noosa’s Hastings Street where you can experience our award winning restaurants, featuring exotic foods, bars that feature only the finest drinks, and plenty of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Click to see images of our luxury apartments Noosa


Come together, right now…

…by the sea

This season, locals and tourists can participate in a fabulous fundraising opportunity that is sure to offer fun and excitement, all for a heartwarming cause. On 17 July, the compassionate Noosa community will gather to participate in the Noosa Hydrothon. This year, all proceeds will go to the courageous Tainui “T” Kaihau and his family to help “T” continue to bravely fight acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

This year, the Noosa Hydrothon offers competitors 16 years or older the opportunity to race over 18km made up of a 1km swim, 9km ski paddle and 8km run. For an entry fee of $80, all participants will receive a finishers’ medal, race tattoos, swim cap, run belt and Hydrovest.

For children ages 9 to 10 years, the H2K offers an introductory event that consists of a swim of 250 meters, paddle 500 meters and run 1.25 km. With an entry fee of $15, participants will receive a silicon swim cap. For children ages 11 to 15, the Noosa Hydrothon H4K offers two categories, short board and long board, both consisting of a 500 meter swim, 1km prone paddle and a 2.5km run. With an entry fee of $40, all participants will receive a pink HydroVest.

In addition, for all competitors who enter by June 30th, with a pledge of $60.00 to further benefit the cause, a special race top to keep cool will be made available as Noosa gathers to race for ‘T.”

Moments from the action, Noosa Quays’ private beachfront location offers a fabulous, serene and breathtaking landscape with apartments designed with luxury and relaxation in mind. Take a short, refreshing stroll in the majestic sea breeze to the festive and booming location of Hastings Street. Fine wines, festive bars, fantastic restaurants, and all of your guilty pleasures are waiting for you, and you can return to the resort for relaxation in the steamy sauna, on your oversized waterfront balcony, or tucked among the grounds’ tropical gardens. Click here to see individual images of our Noosa apartments

Eat drink and be entertained…

…for ten days in beautiful Noosa

The Noosa Long Weekend Festival event is celebrating its 15th year of ten glorious, exciting, and delightful days and nights devoted to music, dance, literature, art, theater and food.

This year, the festival has commissioned 220 of both Australian and international talent, along with special guests. The event will kick off at 5 pm Friday, 15 July, with the much anticipated Carnivale Infusion and Superhero Spectacular parade. Hastings Street will be jam packed with jugglers, street performers, musicians, circus performers, dancers, and alas, feathers! This year’s parade will end with a Twilight Skydiving display and super-hero jumpers soft landing on the beaches of Noosa. Spectators of Noosa Beach are invited to help kick off this extravaganza to witness this once in a life-time festival of the arts.

Noosa Long Weekend Festival will be offering 80 ticketed and non-ticketed events that are bound to sell out quickly! Enjoy a hilarious night of comedy and burlesque, featuring Mandy Nolan, Matt Dunstan, and Sunday Lucia. Have an evening of political satire with funnyman Max Gillies, or join the Queensland Ballet as they return to Noosa for exciting performances to festival audiences. You can even travel along to Noosa Civic to relish in some free family magical entertainment with Nickleby the Magician, who is always full of surprises.

Noosa Quays, central to the Noosa Long Weekend Festival events, will have everything you need to relax, rejuvenate and stay entertained during your stay. Our holiday oasis offers 2, 3, and 4, bedroom apartments with captivating waterfront views. Our facilities include a heated pool, onsite half tennis courts, and our private beach accommodation offers a place to kick back and relax. Click here to see our Noosa Sound apartments.


Ready, set…


This June, Noosa welcomes back the World Series Swims Open Day event! On Sunday, 26 June, the local community and travelers alike will come together to participate in the relaxed and social atmosphere that this fun event has to offer. With four different, un-timed, guided courses to choose from, set close to shore, swimmers can choose from 1 lap, (1.0km), 2 laps (2.0km), 3 laps (3.0 km) or even 5 laps (5.0km) for your fitness pleasure. With highly trained, onsite medical and safety crews, your safety is assured, allowing you to set your own personal goals to make your swim only as challenging as you would like it to be.

Other features that are included in this year’s swim include: Swim Clinics, where you can get tips for enduring longer distance swims, with general open water tips that any swimmer can benefit from; Stretch Yoga courses, specially designed for swimmers; Sports message, that you can enjoy before or after your swim; A Hydralyte recovery station; and of course, you may even shop at The World Series Swim merchandise clearance store. Whether you want to train like a champion or serve merely as a spectator, this year’s swim is guaranteed to be action packed!

Just a short walk from this year’s World Series Swim event, Noosa Quays serves as the ultimate getaway, offering our guests a chance to stay in the action, while taking advantage of our 2, 3, and 4 bedroom apartment escapes. We also offer breathtaking and serene views through our penthouse suites and a private beach located off the Noosa River. Whether you choose to lounge by the heated swimming pool, relax in the sauna, or enjoy a game of tennis on our onsite half-tennis court, our Noosa accommodation is sure to offer a little something that everyone can enjoy.


Wine and dine…

…and enjoy some of Noosa’s finest cuisine

This year’s Food and Wine Festival is sure to highlight the best of some of Noosa’s award winning restaurants and delectable wines, with sessions beginning May 19 for four days of delicious cuisine. Whether you’re looking to try some new champagne while gazing at the beautiful waters, enjoy a hinterland tour to explore the origins of some of our delicious foods, or wish to dine at a fine restaurant with romance and ambience, there are events for every taste.

Thursday sessions include Slow Food Noosa Safari, a hinterland tour, and Courses on Course at Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort.
Friday’s sessions include Alastair Mcleod and Matt Golinski Put “Queensland Produce on Show,” Sustainable Seafood Dinner at Locale Hosted by John Susman, an Evening at Season with Ben O’Donogue, Cory Campbell at Rump House, La Fiesta Party at Miss Moneypenny’s, Rococo’s Spanish Quarter – La Esquina Espanola, Flava at the Noosa Junction Twilight Market, and many other events already sold out.

Saturday sessions include Up Close and Personal with Pete Evans, El Chiringuito Fiesta De Espana, Wine Tasting Quarter at Sheraton Noosa Resort and Spa, Champagne Masterclass at Sheraton Noosa Resort and Spa, Rococo’s Spanish Quarter – La Esquina Espanola, as well as other spectacular events that have sold out.

Sunday’s sessions include popular events such as Noosa Boathouse Presents You’re Better On Beef, BBQ By The River in Lions Park, Champagne Masterclass at Sheraton Noosa Resort and Spa, Producers Meet the Chefs Cooking Demos at Noosa Farmers’ Market, Luxury Wine Masterclass, Rococo’s Spanish Quarter – La Esquina Espanola, Havana Nights’ Noosa Food and Wine After Party, and other events that are already fully booked. More information about the weekend’s events may be found on the official website here.

If you’d like to leave the car behind and simply enjoy the night with both fun and safety in mind, Noosa Quays Resort is just a ferry ride away from most events. Tucked among its own private beach and tropical gardens, it’s one of Noosa’s best kept secrets, and is just a stroll away from downtown Hastings Street. Oversized balconies provide a serene view of the Noosa Sound from almost every room, while the sauna and other amenities provide the ultimate relaxation experience. For more information, click to see details on our Noosa luxury apartments.

Get a taste of the beach life…

…with celebrity chefs and delectable wines

On the Noosa Main Beach, Noosa River and all around Noosa, the Food and Wine Festival will be celebrated from 20 May to 22 May. Prices start at $15 for events, and guest chefs from around the continent will be joining local restaurants to offer lunches and dinners at some of the area’s best eateries. A welcoming party kicks off the event on Friday at the Main Beach, and on Sunday, events include Surfers versus Chefs BBQ breakfast competition and the Full Moon Asian Seafood Feast.

Also on Sunday, guest chefs will continue the celebration at places like Acuri, Gaston Noosa, Noosa Beach House, Woodfire Grill, Peppers Noose, Locale, Sirocco, Noosa Boathouse and Miss Moneypenny’s. Also during the weekend, at the J Theatre, Pete Evans will co-host a light dinner, presentation and Q & A session, where guests will receive his 10-week activation program, “The Paleo Way,” all for $95.

Lastly, a scenic river cruise travels to Makepeace Island where the Australian home of Sir Richard Branson will be open for lunch and an exclusive tour. Celebrity chefs Peter Kuruvita, Massimo Mele and David Pugh from Brisbane at Restaurant Two designed the seafood lunch. Limited tickets are available for $195 per person beginning 3 March. For program and ticket information visit

Just a ten minute walk from the event’s location at Noosa Heads, luxury resort Noosa Quays lies tucked away amidst tropical gardens and a sandy private beach. Travel the waterways directly to the beachfront in a private jetty, hire a water taxi, or enjoy a dinner cruise all while leaving the car behind. Award winning restaurants are just minutes away, with fine and casual dining awaiting you with exotic wine bars to explore. Retire back to your oversized balcony overlooking the beautiful Noosa Sound, or enjoy a glass of wine and the sauna. For more information on our Noosa resort, phone Glenn or Suzie on 07 5449 2699 or email


Ride the waves…

…and catch some rays

The waves are high. The beaches are white, and the surf boards are polished. The annual Noosa Festival of Surfing is back for its 25-year, and like a fine wine, it just gets better with age. For eight days, surfers from all over the world will be coming to Noosa to take part in over 30 divisions of competition – shortboard, longboard, finless, body surfing, stand-up paddle boards and dog surfing.

Held from 5-12 March 2016, at First Point, Noosa Heads, this competition promises to be both exciting and exhilarating. Whether you’re here to compete or just watch and cheer, the Noosa Festival of Surfing offers something fun for everyone.

In addition to the many awesome competitions to watch, festival goers can wander over to the special entertainment village that is set up just for such an event. Located directly on the beach in front of the breaking waves, the village has a fully licensed bar and many different food options. There will also be live music playing and movies being shown every night.

If you don’t want to just watch the events, you can now sign up online to compete in the Noosa Festival of Surfing. Team and specialty events will later open for entries on 1 November, so mark your calendar.

You won’t want to miss the competition, so don’t wait to book your accommodations. Reserve a room at Noosa Quays and stay absolute waterfront while being just 10 minutes’ walk to the action. Our luxurious Noosa Sound apartments will leave you feeling well rested for the festival and provide all the comforts of home in one place.

Don’t delay. Book your stay in one of Noosa Quays waterfront Noosa apartments today.  To book phone Glenn or Suzie on 07 5449 2699 or email



Swim to your limits…

…at the world’s best beaches

In some countries, the World Series involves soccer or baseball. In others, it involves swimming in some of the ocean’s most beautiful waters across the world. However, Australia is full of World Series swimmers and beaches that are nothing short of bucket list worthy. If you’re thinking someone you know is a great swimmer but too young to have a bucket list, have them list the World Series first, as entries are accepted for kids as young as 8, and adults of all ages, bucket list or not, are welcome to dive in for the challenge.

Olympian Michael Klim will be joining Noosa swimmers in the Noosa Summer Swim, one of many World Series Events in the area. Entries for the event are accepted beginning 8 September, and the event will be held on 30 January. With assorted distances of 300m, 1km, 2km and even a recently added 3km, swimmers of almost all abilities will find a competitive race to join. The event is part of a series that includes the Queensland Ocean Swim Series, the St. Kilda Mile Ocean Swim and another event to be announced in September, expected to take place in the Sydney area.

If you’re looking for luxurious Noosa apartments that provide the perfect place to practice your swimming skills, Noosa Quays is just around the corner from the action. With one room overlooking the pool and the others directly waterfront, you can watch your junior swimmers and make sure they are safe, without sacrificing the blissful waters or convenience. Oversized balconies on every room and a private beach will have you forgetting just how close you are to all the action. For more details click here to view more details on our Noosa apartments.

To book your next holiday, or find out more call Glenn or Suzie on 07 5449 2699 or email


Run, cycle and swim…

…to compete for the win

The beautiful and diverse landscapes of Noosa, from its seaside to its hinterland, make it the perfect spot for the Triathlon Multi-Sport Festival. A festival now over 30 years old, the original Multi-Sport Festival featured dated traditions like optional helmets and banned wetsuits, and lasted only one day. Throughout the years, the festival has changed with the times, though the landscape for the competition remains beautifully unchanged.

Cyclists will enjoy the lush hinterlands while competing, while runners will be near the river on Noosa Parade with a celebration at the popular Hastings Street. Swimmers, of course, will be enjoying the serene waters of the sea while competing. The fifth night of the event will commence the competition with a triathlon, the third longest Olympic distance triathlon in the world.

The Multi-Sport Festival is held from 28 October to 1 November 2015 with entertainment beginning on October 30 at 4:30, followed by a 7:30 pm fireworks display on Noosa Main Beach. The main events include Breakfast Fun Run, Tour de Noosa, Noosa Special Triathlon, 5 km Bolt, Run Swim Run, Superkidz Triathlon and Noosa 1000 Ocean Swim.

Entries are still available for families, teams and charities of all ages and abilities. For those looking for accommodation that allows a peaceful getaway from the action without the worry of taxis or transportation, Noosa Quays is just 100 meters away from the running leg of the race. Just a ten minute stroll to the starting line, Noosa Quays is perfectly situated close to Hastings Street, so you can celebrate as much as you’d like before a quick stroll back to the luxury resort. The resort features an abundance of amenities such as oversized waterfront balconies for almost all rooms and a private beach for your stand up paddle board or relaxation. For more information click here Noosa accommodation.


Fashion and art combine…

…on a human canvas

Your body is entirely unique, and at the Australian Body Art Festival, that uniqueness is not only welcomed, but celebrated as well. This year’s festival, held 16-18 October 2015, will feature all sorts of creative body art designs from tattoos to sponge painting to oil painting. Families, artists and body art enthusiasts from all over the world are invited to Eumundi for a spectacular celebration.

The theme of this year’s festival is Pop Trashion, which is defined as “Pop Art, eco awareness and fashion.” Featured on a human canvas, this artistic combination challenges all festival goers to push the boundaries and interpret the theme any way they want.

Workshops and competitions will be going on throughout the festival. See your favourite artists compete or stop by a workshop and learn how the pros do their work. Well-known artists Emma Hack, Ali Holmes, Nina Neher and many others will be stopping by to showcase their work.

Want to stay close to the festival action but still enjoy the beach life that Noosa offers? Book Noosa Sound accommodation in one of Noosa Quay’s luxury apartments. These spacious apartments offer breathtaking views of the Noosa River and plenty of room for you to relax and enjoy a stress-free holiday. When you’re ready to head over to the festival, simply drive 15 minutes and head to your favourite event.

Stay at Noosa Quays and come and go from the festival at your leisure! To book, contact us today.

Feel that rhythm and blues…

…all the way down to your toes

Love jazz? Want to hear some of Australia’s best jazz musicians play their very best? Then come to Noosa Jazz Festival during the first week of spring, 3-6 September, 2015. From jazz to blues to folk, all sorts of jazz musicians will be flocking to Noosa for a celebration of the great rhythm and blues, and you’re invited to join in the action.

Held at the Festival Village at Lions Park, Noosa Heads, Jazz Festival opens the spring season in style. For four days, musicians from all over the country – including Emma Park, Darren Percival, Jan Preston and Clayton Doley – will be coming together to share in their love of jazz. You’re in for a treat as performances move from the stage on jazz river cruises to the streets as these amazing performers show off their talents.

For those looking to learn the craft of jazz, workshops will be help along with master classes. Learn from the best how jazz is created and what goes into making a stellar song.

If you consider yourself a foodie, then you won’t want to miss Tastings on Hastings, which will be going on in conjunction with Jazz Festival. Dine in the middle of the street with food from favoured places such as Miss Moneypenny’s, Aromas, Rococo and many others.

For guests of Noosa Quays, the fun is right around the corner. Our beautiful Noosa resort is located just a 10 minute walk from Jazz Festival. If you want to be near the action, book your stay at Noosa Quays and don’t miss a single second of this fun-filled festival. To book your stay with us, phone Glenn or Suzie on 07 5449 2699 or email

Curled up in laughter…

…with some of the world’s funniest comics

On 26 August 2015, get ready for belly aching laughs from the world’s funniest, arriving in Noosa for the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase. For the third year in a row, the festival features some of the best local and international comedians who travel across Australia. The acts are recommended for mature audiences ages 15 and up, but they’re sure to keep you laughing at any age from 15 to 115! Some of the comics are seasoned enough to be remembered by many. You may find a new favorite comic, however, as many are fresh on the scene of comedy.

Admission is $35 for person for the event, which begins at 7:30 at the J Noosa. The J is a venue currently in its eighth year of providing assorted entertainment for all ages in the Noosa area.

If you’re looking to book Noosa accommodation for after the event, nothing relaxes an achy tummy full of laughter quite like the serene waters near Noosa Quays Resort. Noosa Quays, just ten minutes from all the action and the Noosa Junction, features a resort full of water front apartments adorned with oversized balconies. The luxury suites and blissful waters are sure to have you forgetting just how close to the action you are. For more information, click here Noosa accommodation


Experience 13 days…

…of non-stop fun and entertainment

Once a year, theatre goers, visual art enthusiasts and dance and music lovers of all ages flock to Noosa for the 14th annual Noosa Long Weekend Festival. This year, the festival promises even more entertainment, art and food as festival goers gather for 13 days in this fabulous celebration of the arts.

Free tickets will be given and free events will be held all over the Noosa region, and you won’t want to miss a second of the action. In a one-night-only presentation, Opera Australia will be performing The Magic Flute so don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity.

But don’t leave after the last curtain call, or you’ll miss out on plenty of other amazing shows and experiences. Watch the Queensland Ballet perform or enjoy Film with Food at The Chef at Noosa Springs Golf Course and Spa Resort.

Writers such as Darleen Bungey, Hannie Rayon, Liane Moriarty and David Williamson will also be dropping by to share their thoughts and opinions on literature today, and don’t miss any of the great forums that will be going on. Senate Reform, Barrie Cassidy Insiders¸ Is Multiculturalism Working? and Climate Change all promise to have a host of new ideas and topics for discussion.

When you need to rest up for the next day of festival-going, check in at Noosa Quays, Noosa’s charming waterfront treasure located close to all the action. Following its recent renovation, Noosa Quays is more ready than ever to welcome its guests and show them everything Noosa has to offer.

Book your accommodations at Noosa Quays and experience Noosa up, close and personal, just the way it was meant to be. To book your Quamby Place accommodation phone Glenn or Suzie on 07 5449 2699 or click here to email

Walk, run, bike or swim…

…in the Noosa Ultimate Sports Festival

Whether you’re a cyclist, runner, swimmer or just cheering someone on, you are sure to find something fun to do here at Noosa Ultimate Sports Festival. The Noosa Heads competitions kick off on 23 May with Swim Noosa, where swimmers will dive in for a swim in some of the most beautiful blue waters anywhere in the world. Swimmers can choose to swim in 3.8km, 2k, 1km and 500m races.

Take in all the scenic views Noosa has to offer from the seat of your bike. On 24 May, the Subaru Cycle Noosa will be held, allowing cyclists two distance options: 160km and 85km. No matter what your distance preference is, get out there and experience these scenic courses designed to not only impress your legs but also your eyes.

If you’re a runner at heart, you’re going to love Run Noosa. This event brings everyone together for a fun event that promises plenty of surprises. Test your limits in the half marathon challenge or go for 10km or 5 km run. Bring the whole family and complete the 5km at a leisurely walk.

If you’re planning to attend Noosa Ultimate Sports Festival, rest and refuel at Noosa Quays. During the month of May, we will be offering a special savings of up to 20%. As our gorgeous resort undergoes some refurbishments, we are offering visitors the opportunity to stay at absolute waterfront for just $200 a night for seven days.

Your enjoyment is our priority. Therefore, there will be no early morning construction noise, and work will not continue on the weekends. Plan a special holiday and enjoy everything that Noosa Quays has to offer at a great price. Contact us to book your Noosa apartment stay now!

Lots of laughs…

…and plenty of jokes

There’s nothing like a good laugh, and there is no better place to laugh than the Melbourne International Comedy Roadshow. This travelling festival will be stopping in Noosa on Tuesday 19 May, 2015, and it will be bringing along some of the funniest comedians from all over the world.

Pull up a chair at The J Noosa, located at 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads, and get ready for plenty of laughs and giggles. These local and international comedians will be delivering their best jokes and impressions starting at 7:30 pm.

The festival recommends patrons 15 years and older attend as some of the performances may contain coarse language, sexual references and potentially offensive materials. If you are ready to laugh, book your tickets now and be there on 19 May for the funniest comedy show around.

If you’re planning a trip to Noosa, the merry month of May is perfect time to book your stay at Noosa Quays. Our beautiful resort is currently undergoing some refurbishments, which means guests can save up to 20% on their stays. Reserve a waterfront space for just $200 per night for 7 days and take in the gorgeous views right from your room.

We at Noosa Quays know that you are here to relax and kick back, so we halt work during the early morning hours and on weekends so you can get some rest. We do our best to ensure guests enjoy all the luxurious benefits Noosa Quays has to offer, while enjoying it all for less.

Don’t delay. Contact Noosa Quays now and book your Noosa accommodation for the Melbourne International Comedy Roadshow by phoning Glenn or Suzie on 07 5449 2699 or click here to email

A sumptuous array of food and wine…

…awaits your taste buds

Foodies and wine enthusiasts, listen up! The 2015 Noosa International Food and Wine Festival is back for another delicious event, and this year, Australia’s most famous chefs will be serving up savoury dishes complimented with the perfect glass of wine. This four-day event, held from 14-17 May, promises a host of new flavours, innovative combinations and award-winning recipes that celebrate all the makings of a fine meal.

Set against the background of beautiful Noosa, this fun festival  attracts famous chefs, wine stars and entertainers from all over the world. This year, chefs Mark Best, Shane Bailey and Alex Herbert, among many others, will be showcasing their talents in the kitchen, while wine stars Victoria Angove, Aaron Brasher and Rebecca Duffy will be toasting the nights and sharing their knowledge of the wine making industry.

Plenty of live music and entertainment will also be on hand to keep the festival going. From salsa music to Funk ‘n’ Stuff, visitors will never find themselves bored or hungry. For program and ticket information visit

But why stay only one day? Book your stay at Noosa Quays and stay for all the wonderful events planned for this unique festival. During the month of May, Noosa Quays will be offering savings of up to 20% while our beautiful resort is being updated and upgraded. Visitors may stay for $200 per night for seven days.

Don’t worry, you’ll get to sleep in because construction will not be ongoing in the morning, and it will also be halted during the weekends. Enjoy the panoramic views of this beautiful resort for less!

To book your next Noosa resort holiday, or to find out more about our special offers call Glenn or Suzie on 07 5449 2699 or click here to email

Catch a wave…

…and ride it all the way to Noosa!

The 24th Annual Noosa Festival of Surfing is crashing onto the shores of Noosa’s First Point, and this year promises to bring plenty of fun and excitement.  Many of the world’s best long boarders will be there, and you won’t want to miss a second of the action.

The festival gets going on 7 March and continues through to 14 March.  Surfing teams from all over the world will be here to catch the biggest waves and show off their skills.  From professional men’s and women’s teams to amateur divisions, surfers of ages and skill levels are invited to participate in the team contests and show off their gnarly skills.  Cheer on your favourite teams and surfers as they show off their best moves on Noosa’s five-point break waves.

Even if you don’t want to surf, there will be plenty of live entertainment to enjoy.  There will be surfing expos and live music for lots of fun in the sun, not to mention food and drinks for all.  Lay out your towel and tan in the sun or watch a free movie as you sip a cool beer or glass of wine.

Thinking about coming to the festival?  Book your Noosa accommodation at Noosa Quays, the perfect place to relax after a long day of surf and sand.  Noosa Quays is offering a Festival of Surf special for surfing families and friends – stay in a 4 bedroom for the price of 3 – to celebrate our own unique Festival of Surfing.  To find out more, call Glenn or Suzie on 07 5449 2699 or click here to email

Sprint on the shore…

…or race the waves with your board

Austalia’s Best Sporting Event of 2014 returns again as Wave Warriors Junior Challenge continues its tour of the country by visiting Noosa’s main beach on Saturday, 21 February. The tours, which visit Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria, are part of an Ironman’s goal of creating a fun, exercise intensive day on the beach for kids. Developed by Ironman Zane Holmes, the event hosts surf races, board races, beach sprints, and of course Ironman and Ironwoman competitions.

Entries should be submitted by midnight Thursday to avoid a late fee of $10. Participation is $40 per competitor ($30 for multiple children in the same family), and includes participation for all races. Competitors also receive a bag with goodies such as an SLSA Approved Fluro Safety Rash Vest, stickers and other fun items.

Kids and teens ranging from ages U9 to U15 are sure to enjoy the wide range of events on the beaches of Noosa. After the challenge, adults and kids alike can follow the boardwalk from Noosa Beach into the National Park, where koalas are sometimes spotted among the astounding views.

Noosa Quays, a nearby waterfront resort, is just close enough to the action that you don’t have to miss a thing. It’s also tucked away on its private beach just a ferry ride away from the famous Hastings Street dining and boutique shopping. Accommodations are still available for one to four bedrooms, with all but one room designed with oversized balconies overlooking the Noosa Sound. To book your Noosa luxury accommodation, call Glenn or Suzie on 07 5449 2699 or click here to email

This Valentine’s Day…

…let Noosa be your lovers paradise

This Valentine’s kick back on Noosa’s sandy white beaches and enjoy a dip in the crystal clear water that sparkles in the sunshine.  Take a stroll along Noosa’s boardwalk past Main Beach into the Noosa National Park.  Keep an eye out for dolphins as you stop at romantic lookouts, and enjoy the breathtaking views through the pandanus trees.

Spend quality time with your loved one or your family and try something brand new.  Explore Noosa’s natural beauty as you cruise hand-in-hand through Noosa Everglades or sit side-by-side on a tour of Fraser Island.

When night falls, settle in at your favourite restaurant and sample the many fine flavours of Noosa.  Whether you head to your old, familiar restaurant or try a new venue, you’ll taste delicious sea foods and irresistible desserts and sip on fine wines.

For the perfect finish to the day, travel by ferry or private gondola back to your riverfront apartment at Noosa Quays.  Here you’ll enjoy luxury Noosa accommodation like no other, where open plan living spaces and large private balconies capture panoramic river views.

Ready to start planning your romantic getaway?  Call Glenn or Suzie on 07 5449 2699 or click here to email

Ready, Set…


Charity relays, 3 kilometre swims and a Kid’s Dash are some of the ways participants can enjoy the 2015 Noosa Summer Swim on this Saturday 31 January. Compete against locals, athletes from around the country and even celebrities in one of the many swim races held at this year’s event.

This is the first year the 3 kilometre swim is offered in the event, which will be hosting its traditional 1k and 2k swims. The free 300 metre Kid Surf Dash is a great opportunity for kids to get involved in open water swimming – it’s a free, fun event for kids aged 8 years and older. Noosa’s calm waters are perfect for swimming, so it’s a great place for beginners and professionals alike.

The Teams Charity Relay is another new addition for 2015, where teams of three compete with celebrities and national athletes. Then all entrance proceeds are donated to a charity chosen by the winning team.

Competitor check-in begins at 8:30 am, with a safety briefing held two hours later. Events begin with the 300m Kids Dash at 11, the 3km Start at 11:15, 2 km start at noon, and the 1 km start at 1 pm. The Teams Charity Relay begins at 1:30 with presentations an hour later. An after party will be held at 7 pm at Miss Moneypenny’s on Hastings Street.

If you’re searching for the perfect retreat that is still close to all of the swimming action, Noosa Quays is unsurpassed. Well–appointed and tastefully furnished, our Noosa apartments offer unparalleled, sweeping river views. To help find the apartment that’s right for you email “Glenn or Suzie here”.

Now is the time to celebrate…

…everything you love about Australia

Australia Day is just around the corner on January 26, and Noosa is the perfect place to celebrate, or to get away and relax in style.

Australia Day is about reflecting on the past, present and future of the nation, while celebrating everything that we love about Australia. On the anniversary of the First Fleet’s arrival of 11 British convict ships, the community gathers together at local events, or with family and friends to share time together. In Noosaville, the celebrations begin at Noosaville Lions Park from 8 am to 3 pm. The festivities include a fun filled day on the stunning Noosa River with Youth Awards, a Citizenship Ceremony, Australian Breakfast, and other fun.

If you’re searching for the ideal retreat that’s still close to the action, Noosa Quays is ideal. Cook your own Australia Day BBQ at our palm-fringed alfresco area by the pool, or relax on your large private balcony with absolute waterfront views. You’ll be just a leisurely ten minute stroll or convenient ferry ride to the Australia Day celebrations in Noosaville, or to Noosa’s famous Hastings Street, where you’ll find boutique shopping and renowned fine dining all set to a stunning beachside backdrop.

Rooms for this long weekend are filling fast, so book your Noosa Sound accommodation online or email “Glenn or Suzie here”.

There’s nothing like…

…a warm, relaxing summer getaway

After the hustle and bustle of the festive season celebrations, there is nothing quite like a warm, relaxing summer getaway in Noosa to start the new year. While you are here, take in Noosa’s beautiful natural surrounds, enjoy fabulous shopping and dine at award winning restaurants. Or if you’re looking for something new to do during your holidays, we’ve put together some ideas for you.

Gather the family for the local productions of ‘Aladdin and the Little Mermaid’ at Noosa Arts Theatre 3-18 January, or see the free Starry Nights movie ‘Frozen’ under the stars on January 9. Enjoy unlimited fun on five jumping castles in air conditioned comfort for one hour at ‘Jumpin’ @ The J’ on 14 January. Join the ‘Youthsail School Holiday Program’ run by Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club between 12-23 January. Or for more summer fun activity ideas download the Noosa Festive Season Guide

If you’re looking for the perfect place to stay that is conveniently located near the fun, but also quiet and serene, you’re sure to find Noosa Quays to be the ideal spot. All of our Noosa apartment accommodation look directly onto the water, unless you prefer the family-friendly unit which overlooks the resort pool. Book your summer stay now online or email “Glenn or Suzie here”.

Bring in 2015 with…

…fireworks, festive dinners and more

Noosa Quay’s central location makes it easy for guests to reach all the fun this New Year’s Eve. Stay close to home and walk to award winning waterfront restaurants located adjacent to the resort. Or jump on board Noosa Ferry which will be taking party goers all over Noosa this New Year’s. Take in the fantastic waterfront views of Noosa Marina with fireworks at 9pm and 12midnight, with He Ain’t Heavy playing live on the boardwalk from 7.30pm. There are also great vantage points along the Noosa River foreshore to catch the fireworks display. Book in to a party on Hastings Street or Noosaville, or listen to live music and DJs at one of the many venues. For full details on where to dine and party, download the Noosa Festive Season Guide click here

Noosa Quay’s central location makes it easy for guests to reach these locations via Noosa Ferry which stops at the wharf near the resort. Plus there’s also a free holiday bus in the Noosa Shire over the festive season to Sunday 4 January.

With so many great ways to celebrate no wonder Noosa Quays is fully booked this New Year’s. Book your 2015-16 festive season holiday now at our Quamby Place Noosa accommodation by phoning Glenn or Suzie on 07 5449 2699.

Celebrate in style…

…visit Noosa this holiday season

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and we’re certainly celebrating the season in Noosa.  If you’re planning to visit Noosa this holiday season, you’ll be in for a treat. Noosa hosts a busy calendar of events to celebrate the festive season.

Sing along to your favourite carols by candelight, browse festive markets, celebrate the New Year at a fireworks extravaganza or street party, and kids can join in a great range of school holiday activities.  From Boxing Day to January 3, travel around Noosa on the complimentary holiday buses. The free buses run all over Noosa, including the hinterland, and are the best way to get into town.  Don’t forget to sample the fine cuisine Noosa has to offer.  Many local restaurants, bistros and cafes will be open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day. For your official guide to restaurant availability, events and festive fun in the Noosa Region click here

If you are looking for a New Year to remember, a vacancy has just come available in our last available waterfront apartment from 28 December to 4 January.  To book your Noosa apartment accommodation “Click here to email” or call Glenn or Suzie on 07 5449 2699.

Noosa’s new night market…

…on Thomas Street this Friday

Sample Noosa’s finest flavours, arts and cultures at the newly-launched Tastes of Noosaville market, held every third Friday of the month on Thomas Street. This month’s market promises fresh foods, new tastes and plenty of entertainment for all visitors.

Artisans and artists from Noosa will have ready-to-eat stalls that will offer visitors gourmet tastes from around the world, featuring dishes made with the local produce of the region. In addition to a delicious culinary experience, visitors will also enjoy live music and entertainment in a fun, family-friendly environment. Kids can get their face painted while parents can browse crafts and arts made by local artists.

The market, first launched back in October, quickly became a favourite event for both locals and tourists alike. Thomas Street will be closed for foot traffic to create a festive atmosphere that will surely last long after the market has closed.

This month, head to Thomas Street on 19 December from 5-9 pm for a fun time you won’t want to miss. Of course, there’s more to Noosa than just this fabulous market. Whether you want to relax on the beach or take in the beauty of Noosa, there is something for everyone in the sun-drenched region. Book your Noosa accommodation at Noosa Quays by phoning Glenn or Suzie on 07 5449 2699 and explore everything Noosa has to offer.

Santa’s helpers take over Hasting Street…

…in annual Noosa tree lighting event

Join in the fun this Friday 26 November when Santa and his helpers close Hasting Street for the annual lighting of the Hasting Street Christmas tree. Locals and tourists will welcome in the festive season gathered at the roundabout as the Noosa Chorale’s angelic tunes set the backdrop.

The enchanting caroling begins close to Aroma’s café, and later moves to outside of Café Le Monde. Santa, his elves and even the Noosa Heads Surf Club nippers march throughout the area, meeting at the surf club’s car park for candy. After most of his year at the North Pole, Santa comes prepared to hit the beach in Noosa, as he rides his quad bike through the parade.

The annual lighting of the Hasting Street tree has become a much loved event over the years, as spectators wait for the MC Sam Coward, to announce the very moment the tree is brought to life. The event begins at 5:30 pm on Friday with street performers and parade events, and the Christmas tree is scheduled to be lit at 6 pm.

There’s still time to get away before Christmas and relax in paradise with availability at Noosa Quays this weekend. With views from almost every apartment, simply step outside on to your veranda for unsurpassed water views and a saltwater breeze. Take a stroll along the beach and enjoy an abundance of festivities and joy just minutes away. For the ultimate in relaxation, book your Noosa apartment accommodation by phoning Glenn or Suzie on 07 5449 2699.

Junction food fest returns…

…with even more ‘flava’

Taste buds and families alike are sure to be delighted this Saturday from 11 am until 5 pm, as “Junction Flava” Food and Wine Fest returns.

Savor mouthwatering flavours from all around the globe as Arcadia Street, Noosa Junction is transformed with more food this year than ever before. The average food and beverage prices should be about $6 this year, but with more vendors, as 20 of the Junction’s favourites will be returning along with live music, wine and craft beers, pedal juices and more. Explore flavors from France, Korea, Japan, India, Italy, Spain, France, Thailand, Malaysia, and of course Australia.

The festival is a way to celebrate the many food venues available in the area, and is a family friendly environment where people are encouraged to bring picnic blankets and enjoy the entertainment. Live music of all genres from rock n’ roll, soul, Latin and even hip hop are sure to be enjoyed by those of all ages. The afternoon lineup includes Beats Workin’, Brothers Tom Braby and Jack Parkes and DJ Sean Bannister.

Children are sure to enjoy face painting and balloons, while all will likely enjoy the Waiters’ Race. During the race, organized by Ipazzi Ristorante, waiters race through an obstacle course while delivering drinks. The goal, of course, is to complete the course with no spills.

If you’re feeling particularly “green” on Saturday, you can even enjoy a pedal powered juice from the Quencher’s, as you pedal the energy needed to blend your drink.

If you love food, Noosa Quays in Quamby Place is centrally located to the key culinary precincts of Noosa. Catch the ferry to Hastings Street or Noosaville to enjoy a meal out. Or dine in at your absolute waterfront Noosa sound apartment to spectacular sunset views over Noosa River. For details phone Glenn or Suzie on 07 5449 2699.

Catch the action…

…this weekend

When Noosa once again hosts the oldest and largest event of its kind in the country, the Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival.  As the world’s third largest Olympic distance triathlon, 8500 people this Sunday will compete in a 1500m swim, 40km cycle and a 10km run as fans look on and cheer.

Entertainment, family activities and social gatherings are all a part of this family friendly festival for five days of sporting events and celebrations.  The sea and surf in Noosa provides the perfect backdrop for Australia’s highest profile triathlon, where those of all ages and abilities are sure to have a great time appreciating sports, entertainment, health and sunshine.

Festival events allow those who aren’t professionals to still participate in the fun in the sun. With events like the Endura Noosa Run Swim Run and a charity 18-hole golf game, there is something for everyone. One of the 5k runs specifically supports Breast Cancer, and you can even take a tour of the Noosa Triathlon cycle course with Australia’s best cyclists.

Why not get a team together now of family or friends to enter the 2015 triathlon?  Entering an event like this can create memories and a feeling of accomplishment that lasts a lifetime.  However, this is the largest Multi Sport Festival in the southern hemisphere, so rooms are already filling fast.  Book your Noosa accommodation now by phoning the friendly team at Noosa Quays on 07 5449 2699.

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Get your fix of…

…world-class rugby and events

Some of Noosa’s best festivals have locked in dates for 2015, so start planning your Noosa holiday now to coincide with your favourite event.

  • Noosa Festival of Surfing on 7 to 14 March 2015.  Celebrate the spirit of surfing as some of the world’s best longboarders perform at Noosa’s famous First Point and enjoy live music, a surf expo and more.
  • Ultraman Australia on 9 to 11 May 2015.  Take in Noosa’s beautiful natural landscape, from National Park to ocean and hinterland by taking part in a 10km swim, 420km bike ride and 84.4km run.
  • Noosa International Food & Wine Festival on 14 to 17 May 2015.  Celebrate the good things in life with some of the best international and Australian chefs, food producers, winemakers, entertainers and foodies over a 4-day party.
  • Noosa Long Weekend Festival on 17 to 27 July 2015.  Stay tuned for exiting festival news in the forthcoming months as the recent festival featured dancing in the streets and 80 events that attracted performers, authors, chefs, artists and media personalities from around Australia and beyond.

Or if rugby is more your thing, join us when Noosa plays host to the 2014 Oceania Sevens rugby tournament on 3 to 5 October 2014.  Teams from 12 nations including Pacific powerhouses New Zealand, Australia, Fiji and Samoa will spend up to a week in Noosa for the event which will form the centrepiece of this year’s Noosa International Sevens Festival.

For great festival entertainment and rugby action, book your holiday at Noosa Quays

Be entertained…

…jazz it up in Noosa

Music lovers from around the world and across Australia will converge at the Noosa Jazz Festival this week from Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 September 2014, Lions Park Noosa.

Jazz bands by the river, a Tastings on Hastings lunch, jazz river cruises and croquet with the Noosa Croquet Club will make this year’s event one big musical picnic. An eclectic bunch of talented jazz, blues and folk artists will perform, including Vince Jones, Grace Knight, Galapagos Duck, Steve Clisby, Emma Pask, Jan Preston and The Royal Jellies. Delicious food and wine will be offered from the festival’s food stalls and bars, treasures will be found at the jazz market stalls, and a foodie Master Class session will be available to join. With more than 45 performances in the first week of spring, it’s the perfect place to surround yourself with music, friends, food and good times.

If you’ve missed this year’s event, get organised now for the 2015 Noosa Jazz Festival with accommodation packages available at Noosa Quays and early bird tickets on sale soon at Noosa Jazz Festival

The world’s biggest surfboard riding event with pro, amateur and team surfing events will be held in Noosa from 7-14 March 2015. Read more

Warm up in Noosa this winter with an eclectic and diverse range of events at the Noosa Long Weekend Festival. Enjoy 10 days and nights of music, dance, theatre, literature, forums, food, supper clubs, workshops and visual arts from Friday July 18 to Sunday July 27, Don’t miss your chance to see national and international artists perform in intimate venues.

More program details to be announced in coming months…


Noosa Ultimate Sports Fest will be held on 26 and 27 April and served up the ultimate mix of sporting events on the sunny shores of Noosa Heads. Whether you choose to swim, paddle, cycle or run – there is a festival event for you!

26th April 2014 to 27th April 2014

Sunshine Coast’s favourite sport festival will be back in 2014. Stay tuned for more details of this iconic event!

2014 dates to be advised

The Noosa International Food and Wine Festival (NIFWF) celebrated its 10th year 2013 and following the huge success of this anniversary event, has announced its 2014 dates as 15-18 May. For program and ticket information visit

The weather was superb in 2013 and the crowds were huge as visitors from all over the world made the most of festival offerings. With the popularity of the NIFWF ever on the increase, Noosa is increasingly busy over this weekend so be sure to book early for the 2014 event be sure to secure your accommodation. Remember Stay in Noosa Resorts that sponsor this event as we can often get discounted entry for our guests.

15th May 2014 to 18th May 2014