One of the area’s best-kept secrets is Noosa Regional Gallery and the adjacent 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.
It is also the base for an array of cruises and tours including but not limited to Noosa Ferry & Cruise Company, Noosa Thriller OBoat Hire, Noosa Fishing and Crab Adventures, Noosa Queen River Cruises and Noosa Oceanrider.
Just behind the hive of river activity, there is an adventure wonderland to get your adrenaline pumping in Tewantin National Park. To get underway and dial up the smiles per miles, you can hit the mountain bike trails with Bike On. They offer bike hire or can guide you on mountain bike tours through the park. For other escapades, Outdoor Adventure Australia offer abseiling and rock-climbing sessions. Challenge yourself and tackle Mount Tinbeerwah, which at 110 metres, happens to also be the tallest ‘natural surfaces’ abseil in the world.
Importantly, Tewantin is the launching point for the vehicular ferry to Noosa North Shore, the Great Sandy National Park and K’gari (formerly Fraser Island). Set off on an adventure tour of the Great Beach Drive with Epic Ocean Adventures or Great Beach Drive 4WD Tours. To venture further up the Coast to K’gari book a journey with an experienced operator such as K’gari Fraser Island Adventures.
Noosa North Shore boasts more than 80km of unspoilt open beaches and forest wilderness. The area is popular for camping, fishing and even sunrise and sunset camel rides. You can enjoy 5-star facilities with a stay at Beach Road Holiday Homes.