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Where to Eat, Sleep, Play & Shop in Noosa


With its pristine beaches, cosmopolitan lifestyle and stunning hinterland, Noosa makes a stylish splash as Australia’s “Hamptons”. This glamorous resort town is a hub of Australia’s finest restaurants and boutiques set against a striking esplanade of sun, sand and all things bronzed. For a little slice of coastal bliss, Noosa is only a 1 & a half hour drive north of Brisbane, which might we add is an adventure in itself with its surrounding strawberry fields and Eumundi markets.

Where to Eat

Australia’s food Mecca, Noosa prides itself on its local produce whether it be from its pristine waterways or lavish hinterland. Its culinary prowess is even celebrated on an annual basis at the Noosa International Food & Wine Festival, which is set to take place between 14th-17th May. 

Berardo’s Bistro

Berardo’s takes full advantage of Noosa’s breathtaking views and atmosphere. It’s the perfect spot to marvel the sparkling Laguna Bay whilst indulging in a cocktail or two. This laid back bistro serves the freshest seasonal cuisine to suit the local climate. Alluxia would encourage you to devour Berardo’s seafood linguini served with Hervey Bay scallops, local prawns and mussels, as topped with a dash of chili, garlic and parsley.

Noosa Beach House

Peter Kuruvita’s, Noosa Beach House is bursting with colour and all things flavorsome. This intimate yet relaxed setting is alfresco dining at its finest! So pull up a cushioned chair and savour Kuruvita’s delightful blend of local and international flavours. A favourite amongst locals is Kuruvita’s Sri Lankan snapper curry and his pleasurable raspberry soufflé with a crumbled coconut sorbet.

Rickys River Bar & Restaurant 

Ricky’s celebrates Noosa’s striking location and the aesthetic of contemporary yet pure local cuisine. This riverside oasis is renowned for its service, hypnotic views and last but most definitely not least, is its outstanding selection of tapas. It seems Ricky’s local scallops with burnt apple, bacon and hazelnut have caused quite a stir with local foodies.


Where to Stay

Whether you’re longing for an ocean view apartment or a stylish hotel, Alluxia has a flawless collection of accommodation to suit every sophisticated “beach bum”.

Fairshore Beachfront Apartments

Lodged between Hastings Street and Noosa’s main beach is the Fairshore. With all apartments boasting ocean views, you can’t go wrong. The Fairshore’s location makes it difficult for you to tear yourself from their outdoor dining and sun lounges, all of which are only meters from the golden strip. It’s a luxurious beach pad fit for a Queen!

Lake Weyba Cottages Noosa

Hidden away is the Lake Weyba Cottages, where lagoons, kangaroos and 20 acres of stunning bush land await. This luxurious yet self-contained refuge is equipped with wood fires, double spas and a little wildlife for company. These tranquil cottages are ideal for couples in need of a little R&R, whether that may be a paddle or two around Lake Weyba or a treatment within the privacy of your own cottage.

The Rise Noosa

This modern “beach-shack” takes luxury to a whole new level. The Rise Noosa celebrates the regions indoor/outdoor lifestyle by capturing those incredible oceanic views and embracing its native landscaping. This hilltop hideaway is generously proportioned for those family or group getaways. The Rise Noosa is a relaxing oasis away from the hustle and bustle of Hastings Street, however is only a 5 minute stroll from it all.


Where to Play

Ideal for relaxation and luxury by the beach, Noosa is the place to be. This coastal village is a natural gem with something for all walks of life.

Noosa River

Discover nature in all its glory on the Noosa River by stopping by O Boat Hire. Whether you have a need for speed or tranquility, O Boat enables locals and visitors alike to be their own skipper of a jet ski, stand up paddle board or better yet a party pontoon. If the sand between your toes isn’t your thing, then you can always organise a game of tennis alongside the Noosa River. 

Noosa National Park

The centerpiece of the region is Noosa’s National Park, a pocket of buzzing coastline and woodlands. This picturesque headland is a popular spot for a morning jog (for all fitness levels) and a little wildlife sightseeing. Alluxia would recommend packing up a basket of nibbles from Belmondos Organic Market and heading down to the national park to take in the spectacular sunset, which may or may not include a surprise appearance of the local dolphins.

Ikatan Day Spa

Just minutes away from Noosa is a tropical sanctuary known as the Ikatan Day Spa. Experience the tranquility of Ikatan before your treatment by organising an afternoon tea in their Balinese gardens. This award winning establishment has devised the ultimate experience by linking a traditional Balinese culture with an environment that celebrates the simplicity of nature. For a little kneading and nurturing, we’d recommend Ikatan’s chi massage treatment or Balinese boreh wrap.

Where to Shop

Your visit to Noosa wouldn’t be complete without a stroll along Noosa’s “Rodeo Drive” known as Hastings Street. For some serious shopping or a handful of souvenirs, look no further!

Signature on Hastings

Signature on Hastings captures the essence of coastal style with its luxurious assortment of homeware. There is most definitely something for every style and budget, from Signature’s artworks to its stunning textiles. This 20 year old store is a favourite amongst both locals and tourists.

Eumundi Markets

An absolute must do is the Eumundi Markets which are open rain, hail or shine every Wednesday and Saturday. You’ll find a diverse range of artworks, local produce and homewares scattered throughout the heart of this historic town. This sustainable fair has roughly 600 stalls, 1 of which is French by Nature which offers a superb range of salami, creamy cheeses and delectable condiments.

Coco & Bliss

An oasis of all things stunning is Coco & Bliss, having sourced many of their products from local designers and craftsmen. It’s assortment of goodies include homewares, jewellery and gifts, enabling you to take a pinch of Noosa with you. Beware though, their explosion of textures and colours are absolutely irresistible.

Whether you’re chasing a little luxe for less or beachside bling, Alluxia has you covered with our superb collection of Sunshine Coast accommodation. Better start packing your kaftan and shades! 

Image credit: Top: Berardo’s Bistro, Urban List, Village Getaways. IG @lady_brisbane@laurenepbath

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