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Australia Day Guide

Celebrate the Noosa way this Australia Day! Whether you’re heading to one of the patrolled beaches from Peregian to Noosa Heads to float on a giant thong, frying a shrimp on the BBQ, riding your bike along the river foreshore, taking a walk in the National Park, learning to surf or stand-up paddle surf, heading into the hinterland or just enjoying the warm weather with a cold drink in hand, you’ll love what the Noosa region has to offer…

Coolum Beach Surf Club

Peregian Beach Surf Club

07 5446 1148

07 5448 1728


Sunday 26 January


Sunday 26 January


1775-1779 David Low Way, Coolum Beach


10 Kingfisher Drive, Peregian Beach


Live music on the deck from noon to 4pm, cane toad races and drinks specials.


Live music and Aussie Food

Australia Day Awards and family fun

Eumundi Live


Sunday 26 January


Noosaville Lions Park, Gympie Terrace, Noosaville



Sunday 26 January, 1-5:30pm


Eumundi Amphitheatre, Memorial Drive, Eumundi

There will be plenty of Aussie fun for all the family at the Noosa Australia Day celebrations in Noosaville. The event is presented by Tewantin Noosa Lions Club and Rotary Club of Noosa.

All-ages music festival in Eumundi Amphitheatre, with a feast of pop, funk, dance and rock. Headlining are The John Steel Singers, along with The Dawn Chorus, Barry Charles and the Deeper Beat, and Tea Society. There’s a KidZone and food and drinks available. Profits go to local charities Sunshine Coast Hospice, Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and Riding for the Disabled.

The Australia Day Noosa Local Legends awards will be presented, celebrating the outstanding achievements of individuals and groups in the region. Details

Beach Party at Sunshine Beach SLSC


Sunday 26 January


Noosaville Lions Park, Gympie Terrace, Noosaville


It’s an Australia Day Beach party at Sunshine Beach Surf Life Saving Club with Aussie giveaways, $15 giant Aussie burgers and listen to the Triple J Hottest 100 on the deck.

Advance purchase tickets: Adult $22; concession $12, kids under 12 free; discounts for Friends of Eumundi Live – see or at Berkelouw Books Eumundi. Tickets at the gate $28.

Australia Day at the Yachtie

Apollonian Hotel

07 5449 8602

07 5485 3100


Sunday 26 January



Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club, Gympie Terrace, Noosaville

Sunday 26 January, noon-3pm


Boreen Point


Spit roast and jazz at Apollonian Hotel with John Withers All Strung Out Jazz 5+. A wood-fired spit-roast is prepared in the rustic bush kitchen. Bookings essential


Live music with Michelle Brown from 2:30pm

Cafe Le Monde

Kamel Bar at Nomads Noosa Resort

07 5449 2366

07 5447 3355


Sunday 26 January



64 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads

Sunday 26 January from 12pm - late


44 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads


It’s an Aussie Day Backyard Bonanza at Noosa’s #1 Party Bar (18+) with Triple J’s Hottest 100 playing around the pool, bikini contest, pie eating contest, free BBQ and much more.


Live music with Band Of Frquencies and Jahzen

Rococo Bar & Bistro

Bump on the Beach

07 5474 9600


Sunday 26 January 6:30-9:30pm


42 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads


Live music with Gabor Josika, the musical master hailing from Austria providing harmonious harmonies.


Sunday 26 January 2-9pm


Noosa Spit


A Day of sun, sand, sports, good friends, cold drinks, and of course Big BUMPY HOUSE BEATS and other SPECIAL MUSICAL TREATS. Weather permitting.

Ettamogah Pub and Aussie World

Coolum Classic


Sunday 26 January


Sunday 26 January


Just 30 minutes south of Noosa on the Bruce Highway


Palmer Coolum Resort, Warran Road, Coolum Beach


There are true blue events, entertainment and fun for the family this Australia Day. The Ettamogah Pub kicks it off at 10am with an Australian flag-raising ceremony and national anthem. Then it's time for the dunnies to start racing with teams vying for the toilet seat trophy. The pub is open from 9am, Bluey's Bar & Grill from 11am and there’s live music throughout the afternoon. There are cars, caravans, utes and bikes from the veteran era through to the classics of the 50s, 60s and 70s. 

The Aussie World theme park has more than 30 rides and games, including water play area Leak'n Logs, water ride Plunge, thrill ride Redback and fun Giant Slide.

Miss Moneypenny’s 07 54749999


Sunday 26 January from 12pm


6 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads


Resident DJ. Pacha. Ibiza, supported by DJ Dave Faul


Whether you are a runner or a walker, join the Coolum Classic at Palmer Coolum Resort on Australia Day. Take on Jeff the T-Rex and come dressed as your favourite caveman or woman for your chance to become a Coolum Classic Legend. All entrants receive a Jetts Coolum Classic T-shirt and the chance to win random draw prizes and prizes for best dressed cave man or woman.

There’s a 2km, 5km and 10km run and a fun run. Online entries close at 5pm on Friday 24 January. Race day entries will be accepted ($5 extra). Check-in from 6.30am at The Beach Club

ATTRACTIONS Noosa Tenpin 7/11 Bartlett Road, Noosaville 07 5449 8555 Open 9am-late – closed Christmas Day

Top Shots Fun Park Corner Maroochydore Road & Allora Drive, Maroochydore

Australia Zoo 1638 Steve Irwin Way, Landsborough 07 5436 2000 Open every day 9am-5pm – closed Christmas Day

Big Kart Track 2310 Steve Irwin Way, Landsborough

07 5494 1613

07 5452 7007

Open 7 days a week 9am-10pm during holidays – closed Christmas Day

Open Monday to Saturday 9am-9pm (rides close at 8pm) during school holidays, and Sundays from 9am-6pm (rides close at 5pm). Closed Christmas Day

UnderWater World

Ettamogah Pub

73 Frizzo Road (off Bruce Highway), Palmview

07 5458 6280

Open 7 days 9am-5pm. Closed Christmas Day

07 5494 5444

The Ginger Factory

Open every day except Christmas Day, 9am-late, for sightseeing, lunch and dinner

50 Pioneer Road, Yandina

Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba

Aussie World 73 Frizzo Road (off Bruce Highway), Palmview

07 5447 8431 Open 7 days a week 9am-5pm – closed Christmas Day

07 5494 5444

The Big Pineapple

Open 7 days a week 9am-5pm (rides start at 10am) – closed Christmas Day

76 Nambour Connection Road, Woombye

Noosa 5 Cinemas 29 Sunshine Beach Road Open 7 days a week – closed Christmas Day. No late session New Year’s Eve

The Big Shell 87 Gympie Street, Tewantin 07 5447 1268 Open Thursday to Monday, 10:30am-5pm with an amazing collection of shells, corals, marine collectables and beach house gear

Open 7 days during school holidays, 8am-3pm. Ride The Pineapple Express Train, Animal Farm, Rainforest Walk, Parfait Cafe, all-weather markets on Saturdays, 6.30am-1pm



Eumundi Markets, Memorial Drive

Check individual stores for operating hours Open every Saturday 7am-2pm and every Wednesday 8am-1.30pm.

Hastings St Supermarket Next to Bistro C, Hastings Street

Noosa Farmers Markets

Open 7 days

Weyba Road, Noosaville Every Sunday, 7am-midday

Seven Eleven stores 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including Christmas Day

Peregian Markets

Noosa Fair Shopping Centre

Peregian Beach Foreshore

3 Lanyana Way, Noosa Junction

Noosa Marina Markets Parkyn Court, Tewantin Trading as usual, every Sunday, 8am-2pm. Also Creative Arts Market on first Saturday of each month, 9am-3pm

07 5447 3788 Coles and specialty stores open every day except Christmas Day. Otherwise open 7 days.

Noosa Village Shopping Centre Mary Street, Noosaville

Big Pineapple Markets

Woolworths and specialty stores. Closed Christmas Day. Otherwise open 7 days

76 Nambour Connection Road, Woombye

Noosa Civic Shopping Centre

Every Saturday, 6:30am with food, produce and art

28 Eenie Creek Road, Noosaville

Pomona Country Markets Stan Topper Park, Pomona 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month, 6:30amnoon

Coolum Twilight Markets Tickle Park, Coolum Beach foreshore Every Friday until January 24, 4-8pm

07 5440 7900 Big W, Woolworths and specialty stores. Closed Christmas Day. Otherwise open 7 days - specialty retailers may vary

POOLS Coolum-Peregian Aquatic Complex David Low Way, Coolum Beach

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES Hastings Street Visitor Information Centre

07 5473 9042 1 3000 NOOSA (66672)

Tewantin Spray Park

Open 7 days a week, 9am-5pm.

Next to Noosa Marina, Tewantin Children’s water spray park on the Tewantin foreshore – fully fenced with shaded picnic tables and amenities onsite. Open every day, 7am-7pm every day. Free

Noosa Marina Visitor Information Centre 1 3000 NOOSA (66672) Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Noosa Aquatic Centre Girraween Court, Sunshine Beach 07 5448 0288 for opening hours

Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre Memorial Drive, Eumundi

Pomona School Pool

07 5442 7353

Station Street, Pomona

Open Monday to Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 9am-3pm and Sunday 10am-2pm

Eumundi Aquatic Centre Memorial Drive, Eumundi

Parkyn’s Hut Information Centre

07 5442 7186

07 5449 7353 Open 7 days

Noosa District High School Pool 07 5442 6456 Tulip Street, Cooroy

Tewantin School Pool Cnr Goodwin and Cullinane Streets, behind Tewantin State School

Ginger Flower & Food Festival


Henry’s Airport Shuttle


13 12 30

Noosa Ferry

07 5474 0199 Sunshine Coast Airport to and from the Noosa region, 7 days a week. No service Christmas Day 07 5449 8442 The Noosa Ferry operates from Noosa Marina, Tewantin to Noosa Heads 7 days a week, weather permitting - Extra late services until January 14

PUBLIC ART GALLERIES Noosa Regional Gallery Riverside, Pelican Street, Tewantin

Col’s Airport Shuttle - Con-x-ion 07 5450 5933

07 5329 6145 5340 Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm. Closed public holidays.

Brisbane Airport to and from the Sunshine Coast, 7 days a week.

Butter Factory Arts Centre Mill Place, 10 Maple Street, Cooroy

Hintercoast Transport

07 5329 6580

1300 658 971

Open Tuesday to Friday, 10am-4pm and Saturday, 10am-noon. Closed public holidays.

Private bus charters across the Sunshine Coast. Open all hours

Sun-air Bus Service 1800 804 340 Brisbane Airport to and from Sunshine Coast 7 days a week, and Eumundi Markets shuttle Wednesdays & Saturdays except Christmas Day.

Suncoast Cabs 131 008 Normal services available every day

Big Kart Track




Noosa prizes including dining, tours, shopping, accommodation and more.


This festive season, Tourism Noosa is giving you the chance to win great Noosa prizes! Capture the twinkling tree lights, rise early to meet the first sunrays, catch sparkling ripples on the ocean or snap a stunning Noosa sunset. Share your best holiday snaps that show how Noosa lights up for you.   TO ENTER: Share your best light-filled shots with us via Facebook or #noosalightsup on Instagram or Twitter.



Australia Day Guide 2014  

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