Whats on in Noosa

Whats on in Noosa

Noosa Beach

Festival of Water: The Noosa Festival of Water, Noosa Botanic Gardens and amphitheatre, Lake Macdonald Drive, Cooroy, this Sun 28 June, 10am-3pm has Aboriginal story-telling and dancing, wildlife shows, live music, guided bird and fauna walks, kids’ fishing clinic and activities including face painting, jumping castle and art, Lake Macdonald Bass Fishing Competition, Noosa Botanic Artists and Spinners and Knitters group display, or try free stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking on the lake. Free entry

School holidays: From Dr Seuss, dinosaurs and pedal-powered smoothies to balloon bending, Jungle George, Shaun the Sheep and animals on display, our Noosa Winter School Holiday Guide has plenty of fun activities – CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD CUISINE

Mussel up: Relish Restaurant at Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort has a mussel lunch special for $25 until 30 June, including a glass of wine. Choose from 3 dishes: Mussel Gumbo, Mussels Marinere or Mussel Mornay. Enjoy golf course views al fresco or in air-conditioned comfort. Also a la carte menu. Book on 5440 3317

Flava Feast: Fiesta Nights is the theme for the final Noosa Junction Flava Feast on Wed 1 July with 3 courses, 3 restaurants, 1 night … the walking progressive dinner from 6.30pm takes you from Shades Café and Wine Bar to Taco Boy and Quenchers for dessert – $50+BF.  Book at junctionflava.com.au

Embassy pop-up: $2 spring rolls in the Lounge Bar at Embassy XO, Sunshine Beach for the Pop Up special this Fri 26 June, 3-6pm – also Orange chai mulled wine available to purchase and enjoy by the fireplace


Live music: Check out great live music in Noosa from 26 June – 2 July 2015
It’s Barnesy revisited with Chisel Revived tribute band, Villa Noosa Hotel, Noosaville, Fri 26 June, 8pm
See Mick Lindsay on the deck at Sunshine Beach Surf Club, this Sun 28 June, 3-6pm
Bohemian Bungalow in Eumundi has Raychel Stone this Sat 27 June, noon-2pm; and on Sun see Marcus Selen, 12.30-2.30pm
Noosa Beach House, Hastings St has Carl Wockner this Fri 26 June 8-11pm; Flamarique on Sun 2.30-5.30pm; and Andrew Lawson on Wed 1 July 6.30-8.30pm
Taylor Moss is free at Harbour Wine Bar, Noosa Marina, Tewantin Fri 26 June, 5.30pm
Strange Brew are at Tewantin-Noosa RSL on Fri 26 June, 8pm, $10; Cool Lula is free on Sat, 8pm; and Stuart Salangsang is free on Thurs 2 July, 7pm
Harry Kemp is free at KB’s at Nomads Noosa on Sun 28 June, 6-9pm
At the Noosa Reef Hotel, Noosa Heads see James Sinclair from 8pm and LMNOP from 11pm this Fri 26 June; on Sat 9pm-late, Jinxx, LMNOP, Not Brothers, J-Trick; on Sun see James Sinclair and RG3 from 4pm
Café Le Monde has DJs this Fri and Sat from 8.30pm; see Latin Funk 44 on Sun from 3pm; and live music on Thur 2 July from 6.30pm
Ryan Giles is free at Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club on Sun 28 June, 2pm
At Crawdaddy’s, Hastings St,  Hot Potato Band supported by Alan Kelly, Fri 26 June, 6.30pm-midnight, $5 cover charge after 9pm
Late-night grooves Sat from 9pm at the Supper Club, Miss Moneypenny’s, Hastings St
Live music at Shades Wine Bar, Noosa Junction on Wednesday and Saturday
Coolum Surf Club has live music this Fri 26 June
Beach yoga: Join Santushti Yoga for beach and park sessions in Peregian Beach and Noosa Heads – suitable for beginner and intermediate of all ages, Fri-Tues, 7am-8.15am and 8.30-9.30am, $10 each + $1.50 mat hire, or bring your own. Ph 0415 813 584 for locations

Fishing Noosa River: Introduce the kids to fishing or relax on a morning or afternoon in the calm waters of Noosa River with Noosa Fishing and Crab Adventures 4hr to half-day charters, from $89. Call 54497984

Surf Meets Southwest: One of Noosa’s most eclectic stores, Surf Meets Southwest has re-opened in Gibson Rd, Noosaville, with great new products, unique homewares, furniture, clothes, jewellery, art, leather goods and more. It’s what you get when you cross a love for Native American culture, the US southwest and the beach!

Tranquillity for two: 75 mins of relaxation and time out together in a double treatment room at Ikatan Spa with a Balinese foot ritual, 60-min massage or facial, plus a taster plate to share in the tropical gardens. Ph 5471 1199

Secrets shopper: It’s the last days of the mid-year clearance at Secrets Shhh with up to 50% off storewide* until this Sun 28 June with their gorgeous autumn/winter collection of rings, earrings, pendants and chains, bracelets and necklaces. At shop 3/32 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads

Portrait exhibition: Poeta Herford on Hastings gallery presents an exhibition of modern art by Belinda Herford, titled Me we lifeforce portraits, in The French Quarter, 62 Hastings St

Hidden gems: Experience hidden gems with Con-X-ion’s new Sunshine Coast Discovery Tour. Visit the Eumundi Markets, a vibrant mecca of more than 600 unique stalls; The Ginger Factory, showcasing the story of ginger from paddock to plate with novelty shops and award-winning gardens; sit down to a scrumptious lunch at Sunshine Castle before being launched back to medieval times with a castle tour; then enjoy a refreshing beverage at Aussie World Pub, Australia’s most photographed with Australiana shopping village and fun for the whole family. The tour costs $95 per person, with pick-up/drop-off from your accommodation. Book on 5477 0888 or see con-x-ion.com

Indo Pop: Indonesian Art from the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art is at Noosa Regional Gallery, 9 Pelican St, Tewantin with works from emerging artists, raising artistic, political and social issues from one of our closest neighbours. Exhibition open Tues-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun 10am-3pm

Relax and unwind: Book a pampering treatment at one of Noosa’s heavenly day spas or massage rooms – or have them come to you! Warm up with a Yoga or Pilates session in a dedicated Noosa studio, on the beach or even on a stand-up paddle board. Spoil yourself or a loved one this week. Phone the Visitor Information Centre on 1 3000 NOOSA or see visitnoosa.com.au/relax

Market Characters: See photos of the Eumundi Markets’ Market Characters at a portrait exhibition by Alain Bouvier in the new Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre gallery, Memorial Dve, Eumundi, Mon-Fri 10am-3pm, Sat 9am-2pm, Sun 10am-noon – they make it, bake it, sew it, grow it! Open to 24 July

PopUp Art: The 2nd exhibition in the PopUp Art Series at Butter Factory Arts Centre, 10 Maple St, Cooroy, has new artwork, demonstrations and workshops, is open until 30 Aug, Tues-Friday, 10am-4pm; Sat 10am-noon

For more about what to do in Noosa, call into the Noosa Visitor Information Centres at Hastings Street or Noosa Marina in Tewantin. Phone +61 7 5430 5000 or 1 3000 NOOSA (1 3000 66672).

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