48 hours in Noosa

Noosa is one of Queensland’s jewels in the crown, combining renowned natural assets like balmy weather and scenic coastal locations with world-class food and wine, shopping, tours and relaxation retreats. 48 hours in Noosa
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48 Hours in Noosa

From a swim at Noosa’s sparkling Main Beach to dinner at a world-class restaurant, there are plenty of ways to spend 48 hours in Noosa.    


Noosa is one of Queensland’s jewels in the crown, combining renowned natural assets like balmy weather and scenic coastal locations with world-class food and wine, shopping, tours and relaxation retreats.  

Breakfast at Berardo’s on the Beach

Start the day on the right note at Berardo’s Bistro on the Beach for breakfast. Catch an uninterrupted, panoramic view of Noosa Main Beach over peaches and macadamia pancakes or the Farmer’s Market plate which is assembled with local produce.

A swim at Noosa Main Beach

After breakfast, grab a spot on the sand and go for a swim at Noosa’s iconic Main Beach. You will soon find out why this is regarded as one of Australia’s best beaches. Main Beach is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the characteristic Queensland weather. For those who are up for a challenge, ride the waves with Noosa Surf Lessons or Learn to Surf Noosa.

Noosa Farmers Market, Noosa, QLD

Lunch at Bistro C

With all that sun, surf and sand, you will have worked up an appetite. Luckily, great food and wine are served literally right behind you. Bistro C is perched on absolute beachfront and offers diners an eclectic mix of food from quesadillas through to fresh, local seafood.  

Shopping on Hastings Street

Noosa’s Hastings Street is a shopper’s paradise dotted with high-end boutiques, art galleries and jewellery stores. In between, drop in for coffee at Hard Coffee Beach Café, Aromas Noosa or Café Le Monde depending on what end of Hastings Street you’re on in your shopping adventure.

Dinner at Sails

Dinner at Sails is a culinary experience that places a strong emphasis on local produce. See the Moya Valley free range chicken, Noosa Red tomatoes, Mooloolaba prawns and Hervey Bay scallops weaved into creative modern Australian dishes.  

Breakfast and shopping at Noosa Farmers Markets

Wake up early and head along to Noosa Farmers Markets to get a taste of the regions freshest produce. Grab some breakfast from the artisan bakers and combine it with some locally-roasted coffee or try the delicious fruit of the region. There is also plenty to take away from gourmet condiments to skin care products.

A trip on the Noosa River

Depending on your mood after the Farmers Markets, take a relaxing hour and a half float along the idyllic Noosa River or see it in a completely different light with an action-packed adventure.

If you decide on the former, go with Queensland’s very own nod to Venice, Gondola’s of Noosa. The trip is catered or you can bring your own local delights aboard from the Farmers Market.

If you’re looking for something in between, Noosa Dreamboats offers a trip onboard a 1940’s mahogany speed boat or you can get a local’s perspective of the Noosa River with Noosa River and Canal Cruises.

If you’re interested in something more hair-raising than the gentle breeze of Noosa River, strap yourself in and go on a high-speed, wave jumping journey complete with 360 degree turns on the aptly named Noosa Thriller

Noosa National Park, Noosa, QLD

Lunch at Ricky’s River Bar and Restaurant

Ricky’s River Bar and Restaurant is nearby for lunch. Like many Noosa restaurants, Ricky’s has an incredible vista and faces the Noosa River. Enjoy their seasonal menu, including dishes like a saddle of lamb with burnt onion puree or pumpkin, gruyere and chive ravioli.

Spas, walks and relaxation

After lunch, if you’re in the mood for relaxation, either head up the hill to The Noosa Spa or back to Hastings Street for the Aqua Day Spa at Sheraton Noosa. Alternatively, take a walk along the seaside boardwalk or the famous Coastal Walk of Noosa National Park where the bush meets the beach.

Dinner at Noosa Beach House

Tonight you’re invited to celebrity chef Peter Kuruvita’s Noosa Beach House for dinner. On his a la carte menu, try the spiced duck or go simple with a true taste of Queensland seafood done one of three ways; steamed, flash-fried or salt and pepper. A degustation full of traditional and contemporary flavours is available as well. 

Find out more about Noosa and Australia’s Food and Wine.

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