The Noosa region boasts a feast of exclusive attractions, natural wonders, cultural indulgences and relaxing escapes just waiting to be explored. All tastes are catered for, from the nature-loving aesthete and active adventurer through to the day-spa devotee, seasoned shopper and culinary connoisseur.
Here is a handful of our favourites within easy reach of 42 Avocet Parade:
The famous Eumundi Markets is Australia's premier artisan's market. It is a treasure trove of original artworks, sculptures, furniture, handmade toys, homewares, and skincare, as well as cutting edge fashion and jewellery by local designers, all guided by the ethos of ‘we make it, bake it, grow it, sew it’.
If you’re a foodie, you’ll love the smorgasbord on offer from the laksa, calamari, thai and paella through to the quality coffee, chocolate, great cakes and old fashioned lemonade. There is a wealth of fresh produce, freshly baked breads, and locally-grown and produced delicacies such as cheeses and yoghurts... And that's just to name a few.
Otherwise, sit back and be entertained by a stellar line-up of talented local performers showcasing a mix of world-music sounds, country music or tribal rhythms.
You can also indulge in a vast array of services offered by the many health and wellbeing practitioners.
Memorial Drive, Eumundi
The Eumundi Markets are a 20 minute drive from Peregian Beach through the scenic hinterland area.
The Eumundi Markets are held every Saturday from 7am to 2pm, or every Wednesday from 8am to 1:30pm. There is also a Night Market held on Friday nights from 5pm to 9pm on these dates:
5, 12 and 19 December and 2 January 2015.
Image Below: One of the historic Eumundi pubs next to the market square.
Across the river from Noosa Heads and Noosaville is Noosa North Shore - a long stretch of white sand, dunes and beautiful coastline, and the gateway to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island and Great Sandy National Park. A quick and convenient car ferry operates 7 days a week from Tewantin to take you to Noosa North Shore which showcases the region's unspoilt nature to perfection.
Find your own spot along the long stretch of beach to relax, or for the more energetic, why not try horse riding, four wheel driving, swimming, fishing and surfing. Then refuel at the local family-friendly restaurant.
Go kayaking on the unspoilt Lake Cooroibah or see the wonderful array of native wildlife including kangaroos and birds.
Drive along the beach past Teewah and the Coloured Sands, all the way to Rainbow Beach, Double Island Point and on to the Fraser Island vehicular ferry. Vehicle permits are required to drive along the beach and on some inland tracks on Noosa North Shore in the Cooloola Recreation Area. Please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Take your four wheel drive vehicle and plenty of soft-sand driving experience on a 45 minute drive from Peregian Beach heading north. It's worth it.
The Noosa region is the gateway to the Cooloola Recreation Area and World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, both part of the Great Sandy National Park. It's an area of unspoilt natural beauty, hundreds of kilometres of white beaches, cliffs of coloured sands, lush rainforest and bushland, sand dunes, freshwater lakes and more. Guided day tours and overnight trips are available from Noosa, join a tag-along 4WD camping tour or hire a vehicle and explore the region yourself.
Fraser is the world's largest sand island - a place of exceptional natural beauty with an amazing array of plant life, wildlife and birds throughout the island's 120km length.
Fraser Island and Cooloola are accessible by 4WD from Noosa via Noosa North Shore as a guided day tip or overnight camping tours. Or hire a 4WD or take your own vehicle. Phone 137468 for information on hiring four wheel drive vehicles and acquiring a permit.
Drive 45 minutes north then take the car ferry from Tewantin to Noosa North Shore. Fraser Island ferries operate from Inskip Point at Rainbow Beach and from Riverheads at Hervey Bay.
For more information please call the Holiday Consultants at the Noosa Visitor Information Centre on 0754305000