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Review Viridian Noosa Residences

Alluxia's Sally Scott discovers a secret hilltop hideaway just a stroll from Hastings Street.


I've been to Noosa countless times and I'm amazed I've missed a little road tucked down the end of Hastings Street that leads you to the hilltop hideaway of Viridian Noosa Residences.

Viridian Noosa Residences is under new management and owner David Oliver is refreshing the property and spreading the word on this hidden gem, ideal for family holidays or group getaways.

It's a tranquil oasis away from the hustle and bustle of Hastings Street, accessible via a coded entry with a handful of villas dotted in the hillside. Established gardens between the villas assures your privacy, coupled with the views of Laguna Bay and surrounded by Noosa National Park, the resort feels like a tropical getaway.



Our three-bedroom villa is bright and airy; windows are flung open for our arrival letting the sun stream in, making a magical first impression. The architect-designed villa is cleverly designed to take full advantage of the elements with multiple balconies and an inviting reading nook amongst the palm trees.

Our villa has everything you'd expect from a luxury holiday residence starting with a fully equipped gourmet kitchen complete with zip water tap, coffee pod machine and BBQ on the back deck. Perfect for entertaining, the dining table comfortably seats eight and leads onto the main deck if you'd rather dine alfresco. Our villa only had one lounge, which wouldn't be enough if everyone wanted to watch a movie together.



The main bedroom on the upper level is a luxurious light filled space with its own balcony and sunlounge. The bedroom has a walk-in-wardrobe leading through to a large en-suite, complete with spa bath, separate shower and decked out with Appelles amenities. Downstairs are two more spacious bedrooms, one with en-suite boasting a deep soaking bath and both opening onto their own private decks.

Each villa has been uniquely designed, so you may experience some variations to layout and interior design when you stay. All are surrounded by native bushland, making it feel like a luxurious treehouse sanctuary.



It's such an incredibly relaxing setting; you almost don't want to leave the villa, however, the boutiques, bars and restaurants of Hastings Street beckons.

The drawcard for our foodie family was Viridian's central location, being just a stroll to Hastings Street means you can leave the car in the double lock up garage for the duration for your stay and indulge in a wine or two with no one having to be designated driver.



Our first stop was a long lunch at Bistro C overlooking picturesque Noosa Main Beach. We indulged in Bistro C's famous calamari with chilli, lime and coriander with a fabulous Paringa Estate Pinot Gris. My main of salmon, sounded simple enough served with cauliflower puree, roasted fleurettes, shaved green beans, mint, blistered raisins, orange emulsion but was actually overly complicated with flavours and would have benefited from a 'less is more' approach. Regardless, we were seduced back the next day for Bistro C's Sip and Share Spanish flavours by the Sea tapas available from 3-5 daily.


Our progressive lunch included a stop at Massimo's Gelateria for a lick of gelato before heading back to our villa for an afternoon siesta. The resort has a heated swimming pool and easily accessible walking tracks to the Laguna Lookout if you're feeling more energetic.

A secret no longer, Viridian Noosa Residences is the perfect Noosa escape just a stone's throw from Hastings Street to your luxury hillside haven. A tranquil oasis you just won't want to leave.

Viridian Noosa Residences
3 Morwong Drive, Noosa Heads
Book Viridian Noosa Residences here.

The writer was a guest of Viridian Noosa Residences.
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