What to do in Noosa

Exploring and having adventures are such huge parts of creating memories and sharing that experience strengthens bonds and gives you shared memories to look back on. So of course this made it into both our  Memory Makers Family Edition and Couples Edition!
Sightseeing at Home | Memory Makers Couples and Family Editions
So when we moved to Noosa, it was time to start exploring! While Noosa has it's share of beautiful beaches, there is so much more to do and see here. It has a community of amazing creatives, some really great coffee roasteries, bakeries, beautiful scenery, and did I mention the op shops? 

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Cafes and Bakeries

Blue Plum

7/50 Rene Street, Noosaville
Wednesday - Friday 10am to 3pm

Beautifully presented and absolutely delicious fresh Japanese food, made by Japanese chefs. Lots of gluten free options available. 

Rick's Artisan Pies and Sourdough

140-142 Eumundi Noosa Rd, Noosaville (at the Shell petrol station)
Monday - Friday 5.30am to 4pm
Saturday 5.30am to 3pm

Rick's has everything from pies, to bread, to pastries, salads, filled baguesttes, cookies, doughnuts cakes and tarts. The hardest thing is making a choice and not buying everything in sight!

Rick's Artisan Pies and Sourdough

Photo by Melanie McNiven Portraits

The Bakers Pantry
205 Weyba Road, Noosaville
Tuesday - Sunday 6am to 2pm

Delicious baked goods, coffee, and light lunches

The Bakers Pantry Noosa


Coffee Roasters

For amazing coffee straight from the source check out our Noosa Coffee Trail journal post!

Drinking Coffee

Restaurants and Bars

Hastings Street has a number of well-known and great places to eat, but head out for some delicious alternatives.  

Flo's Creperie

5/4 Sunshine Beach Road, Noosa Heads
Sunday to Thursday 7am - 9pm
Friday & Saturday 7am - 9.30pm

Crepe restaurant in the Junction with gluten free options marked on the menu.


1 Arcadia Street, Noosa Junction
Monday to Thursday 5pm - 10pm
Friday and Saturday 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 11pm
Sunday 5pm - 11.30pm

Vegan restaurant in the Junction.

Mr Drifter

1/9 Sunshine Beach Rd, Noosa Heads
Wednesday - Monday 11am to 12am

Restaurant/bar serving Asian-style street food 

Mr Drifter Noosa Junction
Paradise Arcade
8b/14 Arcadia St, Noosa Heads
Monday to Thursday 4.30pm - 10pm
Friday & Saturday 4.30pm - 11pm

Cali - Mexican inspired restaurant and cocktail bar
Sum Yung Guys
1/205 Weyba Road, Noosaville
Every day 12pm - 9pm

Asian food with dishes designed to be shared
Sushi Wave
9/224 David Low Way, Peregian Beach
Every day 11am - 2pm

Authentic Japanese food with over 95% of the menu gluten free!
Telephone Call From 
Shop 4A 1 Arcadia Street, Noosa Heads
Monday & Tuesday 8am - 3pm
Wednesday to Friday 8am to 3pm, 5pm - 8pm
Saturday 3pm - 8pm

Small café in the Junction with amazing food. Irregular opening hours, so best to check before going. 

Telephone Call from Istanbul

Village Bicycle

6/16 Sunshine Beach Rd, Noosa Heads 
Every day 4pm - 12am

Restaurant, bar and beer garden in the Junction serving mainly burgers and tacos. 


Boiling Pot Brewing Co

130a Eumundi Noosa Road 
Thursday & Friday 5pm - 9pm
Saturday & Sunday 12pm - 9pm

Copperhead Brewery 

52 Kauri Street, Cooroy 
Every day 11.30am - 8pm

Eco Brewing Co

204 Lake Flat Rd, Elanda Point
at Habitat Noosa
CootharaBar open Monday to Thursday 8am -7.30pm
Friday 8am - 8.30pm
Saturday 7am - 8.30pm
Sunday 7am - 7.30pm

Heads of Noosa Brewing Co

85 Rene St, Noosaville
Wednesday to Sunday 11am - 6pm

Land and Sea

19 Venture Dr, Noosaville
Tuesday to Friday 12pm - 9pm
Saturday 12pm - 10pm
Sunday 12pm - 9pm

Noosa Heads Distillery

See above - this is part of Land and Sea.

Pomona Distilling Co

18 Reserve Street, Pomona
Wednesday and Thursday 12pm - 8pm
Friday 12pm - 9pm
Saturday 11am to 9pm
Sunday 11am to 5pm

Beaches and Outdoors


Take a tour or set off by yourself, there is a lot to explore and kayaking is a great way to do it. Noosa River, the Everglades, beaches, you are spoiled for choice!

Noosa Botanic Gardens

Lake MacDonald Dr, Lake MacDonald

Pack a picnic and have a wander through the gardens and along the lake. Take along some frozen peas or some rice (cooked or uncooked) to feed the ducks and turtles (don't feed them bread!), and the kids can try the dinosaur dig. 

Noosa Botanic Gardens

Noosa Everglades

One of only 2 everglades in the world! There are a range of different experiences available - start with Everglades Eco Safaris

Noosa Everglades

Noosa Main Beach

Yep, it gets super busy here, but it's a lovely beach with cafes right behind you. And when you go to the beach you have to get icecream - try Happy Pops for something a little different!

Noosa Main Beach

Noosa National Park

Beautiful views, with lovely beaches to stop at along the way to cool down and to take in the wonder of it all. Check out Granite Bay and Tea Tree Bay (please note that these are unpatrolled beaches). 

Noosa National Park

Noosa River

Walk along it, hire a boat and explore on the water, or give stand up paddle boarding a try! There are a number of hire companies along the river - Jetty 17, Kayak Noosa, O Boat Hire, Pelican Boat Hire and SUP Noosa are just a few. 

 Noosa River

Noosa Spit

Off-leash dog beach, walk through Noosa woods, beautiful sunsets, great for kids at low tide.

Noosa Spit

Peregian Beach

Another of Noosa's beautiful beaches with cafes and shops right across the road and a playground and skate park just behind the beach. The surf can be quite rough, so stay between the flags. Great beach for walking as it stretches for miles. 

Peregian Beach


Hinterland Adventure Playground

Mill Place, Maple Street, Cooroy
Every day 6am - 6pm

Noosa Museum

29 Factory Street, Pomona
Tuesday to Thursday 10am - 3pm
Saturday 10am - 3pm

Noosa Regional Gallery

9 Pelican St, Tewantin
Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am - 3pm

The Gallery has a lovely gift shop and some great workshops for kids - check them out here.

Noosa River Pirate Playground

139/141 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville 
Right on Noosa River. Combine a visit here with a stop by and photo with the Big Pelican and a picnic by the river or head to one of the many restaurants and cafes further down on Gympie Terrace. 

Tewantin Water Park

9 Pelican St, Tewantin 
Small, but good fun for younger kids. The park is completely enclosed, and has a few seats and grassy area for parents and toilets are right next door. Noosa Marina is nearby, so when you are done you can have a wander through the shops and stop for some lunch at one of the cafes.


Noosa Farmers Market

155 Weyba Road, Noosaville
This one gets very busy!
Every Sunday 6am - 12pm

Noosa Marina Sunday Markets 

2 Parkyn Court, Tewantin
Art, craft and local produce
Every Sunday, 8am - 1.30pm

Peregian Markets 

Kingfisher Drive, Peregian Beach
Artisan markets with some food stalls
1st and 3rd Sunday of every month, 7.30am - 12.30pm


Boom Shankar

41 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads
Monday to Sunday 9am - 5pm

2/47 Gateway Drive, Noosaville
Monday to Friday 9.30am - 3.30pm

Clothing designed in Australia and ethically made in India


6/55 Gateway Dr, Noosaville 
Monday 9am - 2.30pm
Tuesday to Friday 9am - 4pm

Noosa-based vegan friendly shoes

The Romantic

4/12 Grebe St, Peregian Beach
2 boutiques in Peregian Beach, one for women, one for men. Gifts, clothing, jewellery, accessories

Op Shops

Check out our Noosa Op Shop Trail journal post for a list of all of the op shops and vintage stores in Noosa. 

Please check individual websites for any holiday closures and up-to-date opening hours.

Please note that we are not in any way affiliated with any of these businesses - we have tried most of them and enjoyed what they have to offer and hope that you will too. Some we have not tried, but we have included them as they are on our list of things to do and try in Noosa.

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