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

Make a resolution…

…to see a New Year in Noosa

As the skies light up with spectacular fireworks on New Year’s Eve, those in Noosa are sure to have stunning views from a variety of riverside restaurants. In addition, many restaurants and cafes in the area will be open for special hours for the holiday, so you can plan a romantic evening of reminiscing as the hours left in 2015 dwindle. Take a look at a few of the restaurants and cafes below, along with some of their special offerings. Please note that locations, unless otherwise noted, will be closed for New Year’s Day.

  • Noosa Beach House Peter Kuruvita – Early seating is available from 5 to 7, with late seating at 8 pm. Miss Moneypenny’s – New
  • Year’s Eve, Miss Moneypenny’s will be open from 7.30 am to 2 am with their Glitterball Gala.
  • Cafe Le Monde – This café is open from 6 am to 2 am New Year’s Eve, with a set dinner menu and party detailed on their website here
  • Bistro C – Sequins and Bow Ties will take place from 7.30 pm to 1 am with RnB Band ($250 per person).
  • Noosa Boathouse – Dinner bookings are available at $89 per person with a discounted child’s menu, and the boathouse will be open for lunch during normal hours.
  • Villa Noosa Hotel – The party begins here with featured acts are Ministry of Sound DJ, DJ Chardy, Dave Winnel and A-Tonex supported by DJ Jester.

Noosa Marina Restaurants – Restaurants below offer the prime location for viewing the Noosa fireworks show.

  • Riverdeck Restaurant – Two sets of fireworks will be displayed, as the restaurant opens from 11.30 am to 3 for lunch, and live music played from 7 pm to 1 am. Tickets are $145.
  • Rump House steak Seafood River Lounge – With a New Year’s Eve Party, live music, two firework shows and a three course dinner, $130 per person includes quite the bang for your buck beginning at 7 p.m.
  • Italian Marina – This marina will be open for lunch and dinner on New Year’s Eve.
  • Harbour Wine Bar – Open for New Year’s Eve only.
  • Café Vin Cino – The café will be open from 8 am to 3.30 pm New Year’s Eve.

If you’re looking for a safe and easy way to experience all of the festivities without the worries of driving, check out the free holiday buses. The best way to navigate the area, they can help you dodge parking woes while carrying passengers from all over Noosa, including the hinterland.

If you are looking for accommodation that offers views of the Noosa fireworks from the balcony, Noosa Quays offers just the spot! Our guests return year after year for the amenities, like oversized north facing balconies that overlook the Noosa River, the beachfront location ideal for water taxis and private jetties, or the short walk to Noosa National Park. The spa and sauna are perfect for relaxing after holiday gatherings, and the private beach is ideal for romantic getaways or family vacations. For more information, click here for more details on our Noosa luxury accommodation