By Sophie Lorenz.
The Noosa Food and Wine Festival is fast approaching, and from May 18 to 21 Noosa will be the only place to be to eat, drink and play in style. Here are some top tips and local secrets to surviving your long weekend in Noosa.
First things first – parking! If hot laps around Hastings Street isn’t your thing, check out Parkopeadia, an online directory for cheap and free parking in the area.
Cheap and cheerful events
If you haven’t already purchased tickets, or are looking for some penny-friendly options, here is a list of Food and Wine events for less than $50.
- Meet more than 50 of Australia’s best interstate and local wine makers at the Noosa Woods Wine and Produce Village.
- Enjoy guided pilates on beautiful Noosa Main Beach (D) with Noosa Flow, followed by a light breakfast.
- Battle it out in the surf and then attend the Board riders breakfast (F), a post-wave breakfast hosted by chef Ben O’Donoghue.
- Meet local farmers and taste their produce at the Noosa Farmers Market (E). Showcasing the freshest local produce, the Noosa Farmers Market is free and open to the public from 6am on Sundays.
For more information be sure to check out the Noosa Food and Wine festival website.
When it’s time to take a break from wining and dining, why not get back to nature?
While Noosa Main beach is a hot pick for locals and travellers alike – its prime location often means overcrowding. On the contrary, the Noosa Dog Beach (A) is hidden at the western end of Hastings Street and offers beach goers a relaxed, protected cove away from the bigger crowds.
For those with transport, Sunshine Beach (B) is a 10-minute drive from Noosa and offers more seclusion without the hassle of travelling too far.
Gympie Terrace (C) offers prime real estate along the Noosa River, and with an abundance of BBQs it’s the perfect place to take a dip, watch the sun go down, and enjoy quality local produce.