Tewantin visitor guide

06 Dec 2017

A few minutes’ drive (or a short paddle) down the river from Noosa Heads brings you to historic Tewantin, a small village and the launching point for the vehicular ferry to Noosa North Shore, the Great Sandy National Park and Fraser Island.

Located on the Noosa River, Tewantin was originally a timber town and the river port for the Noosa area. Today Tewantin is the administrative centre for the Noosa region and is home to shops, cafes, and a hotel.

One of the area’s best-kept secrets is the Noosa Marina - a bustling hub of boutiques, restaurants and galleries, and a cooling spot to share some fresh seafood and a bottle of chilled wine.

Meander through the village and view one of travelling exhibitions at The Noosa Regional Gallery or for some great views of the Noosa River, relax and enjoy a picnic at Memorial Park. 

Just a few minutes out of town is Tewantin National Park, with picnic areas, walking and bike-riding tracks, horse-riding trails and an easily accessible track to the top of Mt Tinbeerwah, with magnificent ocean, lake and hinterland views. 

Mountain biking in Tewantin
Mountain biking in Tewantin

Take your pick from any number of deep sea and river fishing charters, cruise and tour boats, self-drive hire boats or the Noosa Ferry departing from the marina.

You’ll find holiday houses and cottages with beach and river views, a resort, or even floating accommodation if you choose to stay on a houseboat as you cruise along the Noosa River.

The Noosa Regional Gallery features various exhibitions and the Noosa Marina Markets burst with art, craft & produce every Sunday from 8am until 2pm. These are held on the boardwalk overlooking a 40 berth marina, right on the Noosa River. The atmosphere is alive with music and entertainment from local and interstate musicians, playing to an audience enjoying a wine or beer from the wine bar.