Guidebook for Noosa Heads

Marilynne
Guidebook for Noosa Heads

Food Scene

Best Japanese food around - Kisa is a brilliant chef - formerly from Wasabi via New York. Gorgeous, cosy, creative, relaxing. Lunch and dinner. Licensed. Phone 5448 0724
Jardin Japonesque
Best Japanese food around - Kisa is a brilliant chef - formerly from Wasabi via New York. Gorgeous, cosy, creative, relaxing. Lunch and dinner. Licensed. Phone 5448 0724
Beautiful place for all things kitchen and dining. Lots of craft and European food - very smart. Coffee bar and deli ....a favourite local hangout.
The Cooking Company
20 Lanyana Way
Beautiful place for all things kitchen and dining. Lots of craft and European food - very smart. Coffee bar and deli ....a favourite local hangout.
Fabulous food - beautiful location on Noosa River - one of the best! For the view - lunch is best or early evening. Have a drink before at the bar. Lunch & dinner. Open 7 days. Book ahead for Friday / Saturday dinner. Phone 5447 2455
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Rickys River Bar & Restaurant
2 Quamby Pl
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Fabulous food - beautiful location on Noosa River - one of the best! For the view - lunch is best or early evening. Have a drink before at the bar. Lunch & dinner. Open 7 days. Book ahead for Friday / Saturday dinner. Phone 5447 2455
Consistently good food and service - elegant, famous wine list, right on the beach - sound of lapping waves ...what else could you ask for? Lunch & dinner - 7 days. Book ahead for Friday / Saturday dinner. Coffee counter in morning. Phone 5447 4235
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Sails Restaurant Noosa
75 Hastings St
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Consistently good food and service - elegant, famous wine list, right on the beach - sound of lapping waves ...what else could you ask for? Lunch & dinner - 7 days. Book ahead for Friday / Saturday dinner. Coffee counter in morning. Phone 5447 4235
Consistently good - modern Australian. Local seafood. Perfect location on the beach. Ask for a table at the beach end! Breakfast 7.30am, lunch and dinner
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Season Restaurant
25 Hastings St
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Consistently good - modern Australian. Local seafood. Perfect location on the beach. Ask for a table at the beach end! Breakfast 7.30am, lunch and dinner
So good - beautiful food and service, classy, great location on the river. Very good non meat options. Dinner Tue - Sun. Lunch Wed - Sun. Phone 5449 9755
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Little Humid
235 Gympie Terrace
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So good - beautiful food and service, classy, great location on the river. Very good non meat options. Dinner Tue - Sun. Lunch Wed - Sun. Phone 5449 9755
Superb view over Sunshine Beach - perfect whale watching spot between July - October. Lunch, dinner and weekend breakfast. Live music Sundays. Phone 5447 5491
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Sunshine Beach SLSC
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Superb view over Sunshine Beach - perfect whale watching spot between July - October. Lunch, dinner and weekend breakfast. Live music Sundays. Phone 5447 5491
Very good reports from guests and locals. Open 10am - late. 7 days a week. Take away. Licensed. Phone 5455 4378
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Betty's Burgers & Concrete Co
50 Hastings St
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Very good reports from guests and locals. Open 10am - late. 7 days a week. Take away. Licensed. Phone 5455 4378
Great atmosphere - beautiful interior, good food. Lunch / Dinner. Pizzas at bar nice. Service hit and miss sometimes. Book ahead for dinner Friday and Saturday.
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Locale
62 Hastings St
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Great atmosphere - beautiful interior, good food. Lunch / Dinner. Pizzas at bar nice. Service hit and miss sometimes. Book ahead for dinner Friday and Saturday.
Ideal place to people watch on Hastings. Very European - very busy. Breakfast from 6am, lunch and dinner. Licensed. Phone 5474 9788
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Aromas Restaurant & Bar Noosa
32 Hastings St
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Ideal place to people watch on Hastings. Very European - very busy. Breakfast from 6am, lunch and dinner. Licensed. Phone 5474 9788
Easy dining - service and food always reliable and the view is beautiful. Open lunch and dinner. Licensed. Phone 5449 7144
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Gusto Riverfront Restaurant
257 Gympie Terrace
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Easy dining - service and food always reliable and the view is beautiful. Open lunch and dinner. Licensed. Phone 5449 7144
Very traditional French bakery and cafe - all day dining - good food with passion. If you're up early, pick up baguettes and croissants. Open 5.30am - 9.30pm. Phone 5448 0959
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République
4-6 Sunshine Beach Rd
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Very traditional French bakery and cafe - all day dining - good food with passion. If you're up early, pick up baguettes and croissants. Open 5.30am - 9.30pm. Phone 5448 0959
Easy dining - good for families. Nice location in The Junction - very buzzy. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open 7am - 11pm. Phone 5447-5413
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Padstows
1 Sunshine Beach Rd
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Easy dining - good for families. Nice location in The Junction - very buzzy. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open 7am - 11pm. Phone 5447-5413
Great spot for watching the waves roll onto Main Beach. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffees. Afternoon Tapas between 3-5pm. Not as noisy as Bistro C next door and likely to get a seat at the beach end. Open 6.30am - 11.30pm. Phone 5448-0888
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Boardwalk Bistro on Hastings
49 Hastings St
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Great spot for watching the waves roll onto Main Beach. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffees. Afternoon Tapas between 3-5pm. Not as noisy as Bistro C next door and likely to get a seat at the beach end. Open 6.30am - 11.30pm. Phone 5448-0888
Lunch only or can book for special events. Retro 50's - iconic Queensland cafe - great food - worth a trip to try out the lovely food. Open 6.30am - 3pm. Phone 5471-0781
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Cafe Doonan
777 Eumundi-Noosa Rd
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Lunch only or can book for special events. Retro 50's - iconic Queensland cafe - great food - worth a trip to try out the lovely food. Open 6.30am - 3pm. Phone 5471-0781
Best fish'n chips around - fish fresh daily and chips are very, very good and so friendly! Phone 5474-8397
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Troppo Foods
28 Sunshine Beach Rd
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Best fish'n chips around - fish fresh daily and chips are very, very good and so friendly! Phone 5474-8397
Local favourite - open breakfast, lunch and dinner. Great location on the beach. Food and service consistently good. Book ahead for Friday and Saturday dinner. Open 7.30am - 11pm. Weddings. Phone 5447-2855
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Bistro C
49 Hastings St
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Local favourite - open breakfast, lunch and dinner. Great location on the beach. Food and service consistently good. Book ahead for Friday and Saturday dinner. Open 7.30am - 11pm. Weddings. Phone 5447-2855
This place is so good - Americans style pub at Palmwoods - worth the drive to check it out...and it's a beautiful drive. Milkshakes, burgers, ribs and boutique beers. Great setting in this old historic town
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Ricks Garage
14-16 Margaret St
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This place is so good - Americans style pub at Palmwoods - worth the drive to check it out...and it's a beautiful drive. Milkshakes, burgers, ribs and boutique beers. Great setting in this old historic town
One of the best! The place to get all your food - fresh from the producers who are passionate about their foods. And plenty of places to have breakfast or brunch. A must if you're here on a Sunday
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Noosa Farmers Market
155 Weyba Rd
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One of the best! The place to get all your food - fresh from the producers who are passionate about their foods. And plenty of places to have breakfast or brunch. A must if you're here on a Sunday
Lots of good quality quick food places here and shopping as well. A good place to pick up something on the go.
Bay Village on Hastings
18 Hastings St
Lots of good quality quick food places here and shopping as well. A good place to pick up something on the go.
Italian chef Andrea really gets it right with his beautifully prepared food - best Italian in Noosa. Worth trying the degustation menu evenings and Sunday long lunches that are held regularly.
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Noosa Waterfront
142 Gympie Terrace
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Italian chef Andrea really gets it right with his beautifully prepared food - best Italian in Noosa. Worth trying the degustation menu evenings and Sunday long lunches that are held regularly.
The best in all things Japanese dining - view, food, service and sake...very smart. On the water so lovely for lunchtime view. Book ahead for Friday / Saturday dinner. Phone 5449-2443
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Wasabi Restaurant & Bar
2 Quamby Pl
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The best in all things Japanese dining - view, food, service and sake...very smart. On the water so lovely for lunchtime view. Book ahead for Friday / Saturday dinner. Phone 5449-2443
Puzzle Cafe: Lovely spot for breakfast or lunch away from the Hastings Street throng. Food is simple and well thought out - not too fussy> Situated on the hill.
Noosa Blue Resort
16 Noosa Dr
Puzzle Cafe: Lovely spot for breakfast or lunch away from the Hastings Street throng. Food is simple and well thought out - not too fussy> Situated on the hill.
Great food - very clever menu and degustation events.
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Noosa Beach House Peter Kuruvita
16 Hastings Street
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Great food - very clever menu and degustation events.
Great pizzas and right in Hastings Street
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Zachary's Gourmet Pizza Bar
15 Hastings St
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Great pizzas and right in Hastings Street
Fabulous pizzas - great river view and easy to take a stroll after lunch or dinner along the river path.
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Zachary's
271 Gympie Terrace
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Fabulous pizzas - great river view and easy to take a stroll after lunch or dinner along the river path.

Shopping

This is great shop for all things spiritual and philosophical - a Noosa icon. Good for presents, incense, books, crystals, cards and much more
Symbolic Journey
36 Sunshine Beach Road
This is great shop for all things spiritual and philosophical - a Noosa icon. Good for presents, incense, books, crystals, cards and much more
Can't go better if you're looking to refurbish. Styling gifts, art and furniture
Carole Tretheway Design
Can't go better if you're looking to refurbish. Styling gifts, art and furniture
Lovely items - mostly from local artists - innovative, quirky. Also has a gallery at Noosa Marina. Good for Noosa memories!
Hearts and Minds Art
1 Hastings Street
Lovely items - mostly from local artists - innovative, quirky. Also has a gallery at Noosa Marina. Good for Noosa memories!
Sunday market - get there by ferry from The Sheraton for a trip on the river. Great Fish & Chips, Bar, Restaurants. Various shops and gallery. Birkenstocks here.
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Noosa Marina
2 Parkyn Court
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Sunday market - get there by ferry from The Sheraton for a trip on the river. Great Fish & Chips, Bar, Restaurants. Various shops and gallery. Birkenstocks here.
Great for gifts, kitchen ware, and lots of other. Fresh quality food and coffee - breakfast, lunch. Licensed. The locals love it! Also has a great outside catering facility - small or large numbers
Gibsons Noosa
9 Gibson Rd
Great for gifts, kitchen ware, and lots of other. Fresh quality food and coffee - breakfast, lunch. Licensed. The locals love it! Also has a great outside catering facility - small or large numbers
Iconic Australian brand. Some great clothes you won't find anywhere else. Good for clothes, gifts and surfboards...anything surf!
Golden Breed Noosa
15 Noosa Drive
Iconic Australian brand. Some great clothes you won't find anywhere else. Good for clothes, gifts and surfboards...anything surf!
Down the quieter end of Hastings St - very innovative, quirky, local gifts and must take home pieces. Have a coffee opposite after.
Lamington
5 Hastings St
Down the quieter end of Hastings St - very innovative, quirky, local gifts and must take home pieces. Have a coffee opposite after.
Very wearable, comfortable clothing - great for yoga clothing and other items like rolls. Gorgeous fabrics
SoulSong
26 Sunshine Beach Rd
Very wearable, comfortable clothing - great for yoga clothing and other items like rolls. Gorgeous fabrics

Essentials

Such good quality seafood and fish. Mooloolaba prawns. Open every day Mon - Sat 8.30 - 6 and Sunday 9-6
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Noosa Junction Seafood Markets
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Such good quality seafood and fish. Mooloolaba prawns. Open every day Mon - Sat 8.30 - 6 and Sunday 9-6
Organic grocer - focussing on products without chemicals or pesticides and supporting a true economy. A great place to shop also serving coffee and snacks. Now stocking organic wines Open 7am - 5pm.
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Organika
3 Gibson Rd
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Organic grocer - focussing on products without chemicals or pesticides and supporting a true economy. A great place to shop also serving coffee and snacks. Now stocking organic wines Open 7am - 5pm.
You can put a meal together from this store without having to navigate the huge supermarkets - your local dollar goes further! Fish shop next door so easy, easy for holidaying.
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Pardons Fruit Market
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You can put a meal together from this store without having to navigate the huge supermarkets - your local dollar goes further! Fish shop next door so easy, easy for holidaying.
Brilliant to be able to buy such great produce without all the plastic. Buy as much or as little as you need. Great staff and yummy! You won't shop like this anywhere else in the area.
The Source Bulk Foods Noosa
24 Lanyana Way
Brilliant to be able to buy such great produce without all the plastic. Buy as much or as little as you need. Great staff and yummy! You won't shop like this anywhere else in the area.

Drinks & Nightlife

Buzzy, very cool venue serving Tapas and burgers. Great for an early evening drink or late into the evening. 4pm - late. Moved to 6/16 Sunshine Beach Road in The Junction
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Village Bicycle
16 Sunshine Beach Rd
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Buzzy, very cool venue serving Tapas and burgers. Great for an early evening drink or late into the evening. 4pm - late. Moved to 6/16 Sunshine Beach Road in The Junction
Great selection of craft beers and cider, with very good tapas style food and a stunning view - very relaxing spot! Lunch and dinner. Ideal for early evening drink on the river . Phone 5455 6540
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Flux Restaurant Lounge
255 Gympie Terrace
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Great selection of craft beers and cider, with very good tapas style food and a stunning view - very relaxing spot! Lunch and dinner. Ideal for early evening drink on the river . Phone 5455 6540
Meet up with your friends here - unusual combo of custom bikes, craft beer, food and coffee. Open 6.30am - 10pm
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MOTO
66 Noosa Dr
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Meet up with your friends here - unusual combo of custom bikes, craft beer, food and coffee. Open 6.30am - 10pm
Have had good reports from this new venue - yet to try but the name is the give away....lots of different whiskies on offer and decent menu. Open 12 - 10.30pm
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Whisky Boy
203 Gympie Terrace
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Have had good reports from this new venue - yet to try but the name is the give away....lots of different whiskies on offer and decent menu. Open 12 - 10.30pm
Last Friday every month - really nice to chill out with street food and stalls. Live music and bar.
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Noosa Junction
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Last Friday every month - really nice to chill out with street food and stalls. Live music and bar.

Arts & Culture

Some fantastic exhibits and a great shop for one off designer jewellery, ceramics, objects at really affordable prices. Open Weds - Sat
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Noosa Regional Gallery
9 Pelican St
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Some fantastic exhibits and a great shop for one off designer jewellery, ceramics, objects at really affordable prices. Open Weds - Sat
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Caloundra Regional Gallery
22 Omrah Ave
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Have some lovely exhibitions here
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The Butter Factory Arts Centre
10 Maple St
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Have some lovely exhibitions here

Parks & Nature

Its one of the most beautiful walks around the coastline and through rainforest on some of the tracks. You may spot a koala, monitor lizard, dolphins, turtles and from June - Oct, humpback whales. Magical!
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Noosa National Park
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Its one of the most beautiful walks around the coastline and through rainforest on some of the tracks. You may spot a koala, monitor lizard, dolphins, turtles and from June - Oct, humpback whales. Magical!
Best at sunset or sunrise. Easy walk to lookout and spectacular 360 view of the area. Special!
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Mount Tinbeerwah
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Best at sunset or sunrise. Easy walk to lookout and spectacular 360 view of the area. Special!
Rainforest walk - beautiful view to Glasshouse Mountains - quiet and great place for lunch or afternoon tea.
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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
148 Mountain View Rd
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Rainforest walk - beautiful view to Glasshouse Mountains - quiet and great place for lunch or afternoon tea.
So beautiful here - especially after rain if you want to see the falls falling. Near Montille so plenty of places to eat and shop. Its part of the spectacular Blackall Range walk. But you can visit without the trekking.
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Kondalilla National Park
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So beautiful here - especially after rain if you want to see the falls falling. Near Montille so plenty of places to eat and shop. Its part of the spectacular Blackall Range walk. But you can visit without the trekking.
Great views and climbing
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Glass House Mountains National Park
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Great views and climbing
Great walk and close by. Beautiful views of the coastline and hinterland from here - spectacular. And weirdly, Mt Coolum has fauna and flora not found elsewhere - used to be an island when see levels were much higher than now.
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Mount Coolum National Park
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Great walk and close by. Beautiful views of the coastline and hinterland from here - spectacular. And weirdly, Mt Coolum has fauna and flora not found elsewhere - used to be an island when see levels were much higher than now.

Sightseeing

Beautifully quiet - good pub. Great view of Lake Cootharabah and very, very peaceful. Camping ground gets busy in school holidays.
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Boreen Point
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Beautifully quiet - good pub. Great view of Lake Cootharabah and very, very peaceful. Camping ground gets busy in school holidays.
Outstanding views of the Glasshouse Mountains. The best Devonshire Teas and beautiful gardens. Peaceful and not crowded.
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Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
233 Maleny-Stanley River Road
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Outstanding views of the Glasshouse Mountains. The best Devonshire Teas and beautiful gardens. Peaceful and not crowded.
Worth going just to go to Ricks Cafe - the mostly unlikely place to find this amazing bar/restaurant. Also a beautiful relaxing drive
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Palmwoods
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Worth going just to go to Ricks Cafe - the mostly unlikely place to find this amazing bar/restaurant. Also a beautiful relaxing drive
Worth staying here for a couple of nights to chill! Unique surroundings on Baroon Pocket dam - beautifully carved walkways to the elevated cabins. Cabins are quirky and gorgeous - so much thought has gone into the layouts. An experience!
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Secrets on the Lake
207 Narrows Rd
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Worth staying here for a couple of nights to chill! Unique surroundings on Baroon Pocket dam - beautifully carved walkways to the elevated cabins. Cabins are quirky and gorgeous - so much thought has gone into the layouts. An experience!
Beautiful old Queensland town with imposing Mt Cooroora dominating the landscape. Nice cafes, history museum, native plant nursery. Great Indian restaurant
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Pomona
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Beautiful old Queensland town with imposing Mt Cooroora dominating the landscape. Nice cafes, history museum, native plant nursery. Great Indian restaurant
A lovely old Queensland town - really nice places to eat and relax. Some great art galleries. National Park - rainforests. Can walk up to see the Egg sculpture.
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Kenilworth
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A lovely old Queensland town - really nice places to eat and relax. Some great art galleries. National Park - rainforests. Can walk up to see the Egg sculpture.
A beautiful drive across the Blackall Range. Start at Nambour, through Mapleton - nice pub. Onto Montville- touristy, lots to buy and great eateries. Maleny is a lovely old Qld town with lots of interesting places to see nearby and places to eat and shop.
Maleny-Montville Road
A beautiful drive across the Blackall Range. Start at Nambour, through Mapleton - nice pub. Onto Montville- touristy, lots to buy and great eateries. Maleny is a lovely old Qld town with lots of interesting places to see nearby and places to eat and shop.
Beautiful Buddhist retreat set in rainforest - nice just to have a look around or join one of the courses. Cafe serves simple food, great chai - an unusual place
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Chenrezig Institute
33 Johnsons Rd
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Beautiful Buddhist retreat set in rainforest - nice just to have a look around or join one of the courses. Cafe serves simple food, great chai - an unusual place
Great trips up to the Everglades and North Shore via boat and 4WD. Really good company. Check websi
The Discovery Group
186 Gympie Terrace
Great trips up to the Everglades and North Shore via boat and 4WD. Really good company. Check websi
The iconic Noosa Ferry travels up and down the river between The Sheraton and Noosa Marina at Tewantin, stopping along the way. Great way to see the river and on Sunday enjoy the market at the marina. Sunset cruises and other sightseeing. www.noosaferry.com. 5449 8442
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Noosa Ferry & Cruise Company
2 Parkyn Ct
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The iconic Noosa Ferry travels up and down the river between The Sheraton and Noosa Marina at Tewantin, stopping along the way. Great way to see the river and on Sunday enjoy the market at the marina. Sunset cruises and other sightseeing. www.noosaferry.com. 5449 8442