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NOOSA SCHOOL HOLIDAY GUIDE Your Summer 2013 oďŹƒcial guide to events and holiday activities

TOURISM

NOOSA visitnoosa.com.au


Noosa welcomes our holiday visitors, from those who are discovering the region for the first time to those returning to their favourite beachside holiday destination. All visitors, young and the young at heart, and even locals relaxing with time o over the holidays can enjoy a fun and festive calendar of events in between soaking up the region’s beautiful beaches, national parks, rivers and hinterland.


Coolum Twilight Markets coolum.com.au

Magic nights at Sunshine Beach Surf Club sunshinebeachslsc.com.au

When

Every Friday until January 18 4-8pm

Where

Tickle Park, David Low Way

Details

The Coolum Twilight Markets, organised by the Coolum Lioness Club, are in Tickle Park on the beachfront every Friday with 80 stalls including craft, clothing, jewellery, produce and more. There’s children’s entertainment, bubble blowing, have your body painted with henna artwork or get a massage.

When

Every Thursday during school holidays from 6pm

Where

Sunshine Beach Surf Club, cnr Duke St and Belmore Tce

Details

The kids will be entertained and amazed with the antics of a guest magician at the Sunshine Beach Surf Club restaurant.

Australia Zoo P: 1 3000 NOOSA

australiazoo.com

The Amazing Drumming Monkeys

When

Open 7 days

07 5485 2330

Where

1638 Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah

Details

See the Wildlife Warriors feed the crocs, and see Bindi perform in the crocoseum. Cuddle a koala, hand-feed our Asian Elephants, walk with a Sumatran Tiger and watch a crocodile launch from the waters edge. Australia Zoo is the ultimate wildlife adventure delivering conservation through exciting education.

themajestictheatre.com.au

When

Saturday January 19 at 11am

Where

Majestic Theatre, 3 Factory St Pamona

Details

The Amazing Drumming Monkeys return with new entertainment and some old favourites. Doors open at 10.30am for an 11am start. Tickets $10. Candy bar open.

Jumpin @The J

Holidays at UnderWater World

thej.com.au

1 3000 NOOSA

When

January 16 9am, 10am, 11am and noon

Where

The J, Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads

Details

Wear the kids out at Jumpin @The J - 1 hour of unlimited rides on five jumping castles for just $10 per child.

View the School Holiday Guide Online: www.visitnoosa.com.au/this-week-in-noosa

underwaterworld.com.au

When

Open daily, 9am-5pm

Where

Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba

Details

UnderWater World has new behind-the-scenes tour three times daily these school holidays – it’s a rare chance to look through the eyes of a marine expert and learn about what marine experts do to nurture turtles, feed the marine life and keep 2.5 million litres of water at the highest quality. Sessions are at 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm. There are also daily marine animal talks and feeding sessions, including showtime at Seal Island, otter presentation, Ocean Tunnel tour and exploring the reef.


Ginger Flower and Food Festival P: 07 5446 7100

gingerfactory.com.au

When

January 18-20

Where

The Ginger Factory, 50 Pioneer Road, Yandina

Celebrate Queensland’s subtropical lifestyle at the annual Ginger Flower & Food Festival, with entertainment, glorious food and of course…amazing flowers! The festival  showcases the largest and most exquisite range of ornamental gingers and heliconias under one roof.

Details

Complementing the first blooms of the year will be popular chefs, gardening celebrities, artists, roving performers and entertainers, including organic gardening and food guru Linda Brennan; and many other high profile local chefs. There are Japanese cooking presentations, gardening tips, walks through the Ginger Factory’s tropical gardens and walkways; floral art and design; home and garden design, metalwork and sculpture.

Holiday Sailing Program

Leak’n Logs at Aussie World 1 3000 NOOSA

aussieworld.com.au

When

Gates open at 9am and rides start at 10am. 

Where

Next to Ettamogah Pub just north of the Caloundra exit on the Bruce Highway. Aussie World has opened a new water play area - Leak’n Logs. It joins 30 other rides and games including new water ride Plunge, thrill ride Redback and fun Giant Slide.

nyrc.com.au

When

January 14-18

Where

Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club, Gympie Tce, Noosaville

Details

Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club runs the holiday sailing program throughout the summer school holidays. Holiday program dates are December 17, 18, 20, 21; January 7, 8, 10, 11; and January 14, 15, 17, 18, from 11am-5pm each day. For ages 7-17 years, with on-water instruction. Bookings essential.

Details

Leak’n Logs is jam-packed with water surprises including a tin shed where you can experience a typical Queensland electrical storm complete with thunder, wind, lightning and rain. There’s a walk-through mist shed, tipping buckets, showers, outback log waterfall and  dancing water jets.


Peter Pan

Trouble in Nursery Rhyme Land

P: 07 5472 8200

eumundilivetheatre.com

When

noosaartstheatre.org.au

January 19-20, 11am & 3pm

Where

Independent Theatre, Eumundi

Details

Family pantomime, J M Barrie’s classic story adapted by John Burls especially for The Indee - the story of the boy who could fly and his adventures with Wendy, Michael and John. Meet the Lost Boys, Captain Hook and the pirates, Princess Tiger Lily, Big Chief Wampum, Cardew the crocodile and the impish fairy, Tinkerbell. Free popcorn for the Under 10s and the Littlies Costume Parade at each interval with big prizes. All tickets $12

Summer ArtsCool

When

January 5, 12, 19 at 11am and 2pm. Sundays January 6, 13, 20 at 2pm and 5pm

Where

Noosa Arts Theatre, Weyba Rd

Details

A cavalcade of well-known nursery rhyme characters including Peter Pan, Mother Goose, Jack and Jill, Bo Peep, the Pied Piper, Old King Cole and Grizelda the Witch. Tickets $12. Also book Tues to Sat at the theatre, 9am-noon. Download a colouring-in competition from the theatre website for a chance to win one of three family passes or an account for $100 at Bendigo Community Bank Tewantin.

Green Art Workshops

07 5449 5430

galleries.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

When

January 9, 10, 16

Where

Noosa Regional Gallery, Pelican Street, Tewantin

Details

In connection with the Yulyurlu Lorna Fencer Napurrurla’s current exhibitions at Noosa Regional Gallery, children can join a range of Summer ArtsCool activities including Yam print art, painted digging sticks, metamorphoses drawing and collage and bush bowls.

community.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

January 22, 10.30am – noon and 12.30-2.30pm; When January 24, 10-noon and 12.30-2.30pm Where

Join a Sunshine Coast Council Green Art Workshop, with local artists and sculptors.

Top Shots Fun Park 07 5452 7007

topshotsmaroochydore.com

Details When

Open every day during the holidays 10am-5pm. free entry

Where

2 Allora Drive, Maroochydore

Details

Climb it, play it, splash it and hit it. The Blue Crush waterslide, rock climbing, minigolf, blaster boats, trampoline and a video games arcade.

Noosa Botanic Gardens, Lake MacDonald

On Tue 22 January, it’s Eco Nest with Motoyuki Niwa – sculpt a nest from cane and natural fibres and create an ornamental egg for the centrepiece, using weaving and painting. On 24 January it’s Working with Sticks with Richard Newport, a hands-on design, building and construction workshop to create sculptures from natural materials. Cost for each workshop is $5 and bookings are essential.


Tourism Noosa’s official website visitnoosa.com.au has everything you need to know about what’s happening in the region over the summer holidays with a full calendar of events to keep the kids happy. Drop into the Award winning Visitor Information Centre on Hastings Street once you hit town or call our friendly holiday consultants on 1 3000 NOOSA for more great ideas.


Australia Day

Celebrate the Noosa way this Australia Day! Whether you’re heading to one of the patrolled beaches from Coolum 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 on offer...


Australia Day at Coolum Beach

BBQ steak bonanza

coolum.com.au/australiaday

07 5473 1333

When

Saturday 26 January, 7am-7:30pm

Where

Tickle Park, Coolum Beach

When

Saturday 26 January, 12pm 3pm, Monday 28 January 7:30am-10am

Where

Hula Moon Restaurant, South Pacific Resort, Noosaville

Celebrate Australia Day at Coolum Beach with fun for all the family, presented by the Lioness Club of Coolum Beach. Start with a big Lioness Breakfast in the Park from 7am and browse the market stalls. There are amusement rides from 8am, dog obedience demonstration, Coolum Beach Surf Life Saving Club fun run (9.20am) and the grand parade starts at 10am.

Details

Throughout the day there’s a Ramblers Skydiving display (10.30am); children’s events including thong-throwing; newspaper throwing comp; Coolum Volunteer and Citizen of the Year Awards; Ironman and Ironwoman races; live entertainment from Cool Harmonies, Off Beats, Coolum Peregian Folk Club, Rusty Dogs, Aussi Played and Michelle Brown; karate demonstration; cane toad race; tug of war, and a fireworks display at 7.30pm.

Details

BBQ steak bonanza at Hula Moon Restaurant, South Pacific Resort with 2 prime cut steaks, a bottle of wine and the sweet sounds of our very own Aussie, Andrew Lawson playing live. Great prizes to be won. Bookings essential. Australia Day public holiday recovery on Monday January 28. Gourmet buffet brekkie from 7:30-10am, $25pp, bookings essential.

Lamb Burger Noosa style 07 5470 2224

When

Saturday 26 January, Sunday 27, and Monday 28 for lunch

Where

Thomas Corner Eatery, cnr of Thomas Street and Gympie Terrace, Noosaville.

Details

Try an Australia Day lamb burger Noosa style at Thomas Corner! Owner David Rayner became an Australian citizen in Noosa 10 years ago and to celebrate, Thomas Corner Eatery will join Sam Kekovich in promoting Australian lamb by offering an Australia Day lunch pack on Saturday January 26, Sunday 27 and Monday 28. It includes a Chargrilled lamb burger, bacon, aged cheddar, cos and tomato relish served with beer battered onion rings and a stubbie of XXXX Gold or a glass of sauv blanc or chardonnay - all for $25. Be a true blue Aussie this Australia Day weekend at Thomas Corner Eatery book on 07 5470 2224.

Food and drinks available. No BYO alcohol – alcohol can be purchased on-site.


Noosa Local Legends

When

Saturday 26 January, 7am-3pm

Where

Noosaville Lions Park, Gympie Terrace, Noosaville

Details

The Rotary Club of Noosa Heads and Tewantin Noosa Lions Club present Noosa Local Legends, a celebration of our local achievers on Australia Day. Start with a great Rotary Breakfast at 7am, followed by Local Legends awards, Australia Citizenship Ceremony, Aussie competitions, live entertainment, food and more.

Aussie World

Australia Zoo 1 3000 NOOSA

australiazoo.com

When

Doors open early on Australia Day, at 8am.

Where

1638 Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah

Details

See Terri, Bindi and Robert feed the crocs in the Crocoseum! Join the "Big Things" quiz as you search for 10 of Australia's "big things" hidden around the zoo. There’s free billy tea and damper for breakfast, and free face painting from 8-11am. There’s a major prize draw and get up close to wildlife including koalas, kangaroos and crocs.

Beach Party at Sunshine Beach Surf Club

1 3000 NOOSA

aussieworld.com.au

sunshinebeachslsc.com.au

When

Saturday 26 January

When

Saturday 26 January

Where

Next to Ettamogah Pub just north of the Caloundra exit on the Bruce Highway.

Where

Cnr Belmore Tce and Duke St, Sunshine Beach

Details

It’s an Australia Day Beach Party at Sunshine Beach Surf Club with a giant water slide (gold coin donation for 3 slides), $15 Aussie Burger and chips, and listen to the Triple J hottest 100 on the deck.

Details

There are true blue events, entertainment and food for the entire family at Aussie World and Ettamogah Pub. Aussie World theme park is open from 9am with more than 30 rides and games, including the new water play area Leak’n Logs, new water ride Plunge, thrill ride Redback and fun Giant Slide. There’s kids’ thong-throwing, hula hoop, Vegemite art, redback throwing and watermelon eating competitions. Come dressed in your best Aussie gear and enter the Best Outfit competitions for adults and kids. Ettamogah Pub is open from 9am with vintage cars, bikes, utes, caravans and trucks on show, dunny races from 10am, tug of war and live music from 11.30am-3pm.


Noosa Heads Surf Lifesaving Club

Noosa Regional Gallery

07 5447 2355

facebook.com/NoosaSurfClub

07 5449 5340

When

10am - late

Where

Details

When

Australia Day 9am-3pm

Where

Noosa Regional Gallery, Riverside, Pelican St, Tewantin

Noosa Heads Surf Lifesaving Club, 69 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads

Celebrate the Australian landscape with free Australia Day activities and two new exhibitions at Noosa Regional Gallery on Saturday January 26. There's a bush poet's breakfast with Harry Donnelly, Ian Mackay and Tom Lockie from 9am - bring a picnic rug for morning tea and poetry by the river. Light refreshments will be available for purchase.   Children can join in free creative activities from 10am and story-telling from 11am.

Boasting tgreat views of Noosa’s Main beach, the Surf Club is an ideal spot to celebrate Australia Day 2013. Enjoy a bucket of prawns with a nice cold beer, live entertainment and much more... stay tuned for more event details

Australia Day at the Yachtie 07 5449 8602

nyrc.com.au

When

From 2:30pm - Late

Where

Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club, Gympie Terrace, Noosaville

Details

The Yacht Club will be celebrating the 26th January the Australian way! Yabby races, thong throwing, dummy spitting, paper scissor rock and egg throwing competitions. All this plus great Aussie tucker and live band “Late for Woodstock”

Kamel Bar at Nomads Noosa 18+ Party 07 5447 3355

facebook.com/kbsbarnoosa

When

open til 12am

Where

Nomads Noosa Resort, 44 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads

Details

Spend this Australia Day at Noosa’s original Party Bar for the young and young at heart! Enjoy the day around the pool with new and old friends. Loads of Aussie games and great tunes!

Details

Artist John Morrison will talk about his new exhibition, Landscapes Far and Wide at noon. His landscapes are inspired by Harry Redford’s extraordinary adventure traversing four states from the NSW tablelands deep into the Northern Territory. The second exhibition, Artesian Country, brings to life the stories, places and people of Central Western Queensland as 12 artists from the Barcaldine, Aramac and Jericho regions reveal the rich diversity of life and land in Artesian country, captured in paintings, photography, sculpture and spoken word. The official opening of the exhibitions is at 1pm by 2008 Senior Australian of the Year, Bruce Campbell AM MBE. Then at 2.30pm, join an artist talk with Tom Lockie and Jo Martin. Bookings essential by visiting Sunshine Coast Council’s gallery website: galleries.sunshinecoast.qld.gov .au (Exhibitions page). Landscapes Far and Wide and Artesian Country are on display from January 23 to February 24, Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. 


Noosa North Shore Tavern Family Fun

Eumundi Markets

07 5447 1225

www.nnsr.com.au

07 5442 7106

www.eumundimarkets.com.au

When

11am til late

When

7am - 2pm

Where

Beach Road, Noosa North Shore

Where

Memorial Drive, Eumundi

You’ll be sure to grab a great local Aussie souvenir this Australia Day from Eumundi Markets!

Australia Day is fun for the whole family at Noosa North Shore Retreat!

Details

The Australia Day celebrations all kicks off with bird feeding at 11am, ‘The Great Aussie BBQ’ from 11:30am, and live music from “The Vibe” from 12:30pm. There is sure to be plenty of fun games including ‘The great Aussie pie eating competition’ and ‘Best Aussie costume competition’ with heaps of prize giveaways. There will also be face painting, pony rides and raffles on the day with all proceeds going to Hippo’s Charity Foundation. Restaurant and courtesy bus bookings essential.

Details

With a strong focus on handmade products, their ethos is “make it, bake it, grow it, sew it”, The Eumundi Markets, which is held every Wednesday and Saturday is the best place to find original artworks, furniture, handmade toys, local produce and fashion and jewellery by local designers. There’s also live entertainment throughout the markets with a stellar line-up of performers and events!

Coolum Beach Surf Club 07 5446 1148

www.coolumsurfclub.com

When

10am til late

Where

Coolum Beach Surf Club, 1775-1779 David Low Way, Coolum Beach

Details

Why not...? Enjoy the Beachfront Bistro and Cafe with live entertainment and best views of Coolum Beach to celebrate this Australia Day.


Holiday Attractions & Services - opening days and contacts

ART GALLERY

Big Kart Track

Noosa Regional Gallery

2310 Steve Irwin Way, Landsborough

Riverside, Pelican Street, Tewantin noosaregionalgallery.org Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm. Free admission. Current exhibition is Yulyurlu Lorna Fencer Napurrurla

Honey Ant Gallery Near Hastings Street, Noosa Heads 07 5455 4334

bigkart.com.au 07 5494 1613 Open 7 days a week 9am-10pm during holidays – closed Christmas Day

The Ginger Factory 50 Pioneer Road, Yandina gingerfactory.com.au 07 5447 8431

Open by appointment – largest collection of quality Aboriginal art on the Sunshine Coast

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

ATTRACTIONS

UFly Sims

Noosa Tenpin

3/4 Selkirk Drive, Noosaville

7/11 Bartlett Road, Noosaville

uflysims.com.au

noosatenpin.com.au

07 5455 6393

07 5449 8555

Open Monday to Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm and Saturdays 8:30am-12:30pm.

Open 10am every day – closed Christmas Day

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

Aussie World 73 Frizzo Road (off Bruce Highway), Palmview aussieworld.com.au 07 5494 5444 Open 7 days a week 9am-5pm (rides start at 10am) – closed Christmas Day

Ettamogah Pub 73 Frizzo Road (off Bruce Highway), Palmview aussieworld.com.au 07 5494 5444 Open every day except Christmas Day, 9am-late, for sightseeing, lunch and dinner

The Big Pineapple 76 Nambour Connection Road, Woombye bigpineapple.com.au Open 7 days during school holidays, 8am-3pm. Ride The Pineapple Express Train, Animal Farm, Rainforest Walk, Parfait Cafe, all-weather markets on Saturdays and Sunday, Fiesta every Sunday

The Big Shell 87 Gympie Street, Tewantin 07 5447 1268 Open Thursday to Monday, 10am-4pm with an amazing collection of shells, corals, marine collectables and beach house gear

UnderWater World Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba underwaterworld.com 07 5458 6280 Open 7 days 9am-5pm. Closed Christmas Day


Noosa 5 Cinemas

Eumundi Aquatic Centre

29 Sunshine Beach Road

Memorial Drive, Eumundi

noosacinemas.com.au

07 5442 7186

Open 7 days a week – closed Christmas Day. No late session New Year’s Eve

Open 7 days a week – closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

MARKETS

Noosa Aquatic Centre

Eumundi Markets, Memorial Drive

Girraween Court, Sunshine Beach

www.eumundimarkets.com.au

07 5448 0288 for opening hours

Open every Saturday 7am-2pm and every Wednesday 8am-1.30pm. Summer night markets every Friday from December 14-January 11, 5-9pm, with Santa and carollers on December 14 and 21

Open 7 days a week – closed Christmas Day

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

Pomona School Pool Station Street, Pomona 0414 476 938 for opening hours

Tewantin School Pool Cnr Goodwin and Cullinane Streets, behind Tewantin State School 07 5449 0250 for opening hours

Noosa Farmers Markets Weyba Road, Noosaville www.noosafarmersmarket.com.au Every Sunday, 7am-midday

Peregian Markets

Noosa District High School Pool 07 5442 6456 Tulip Street, Cooroy Open noon-3pm every day during school holidays,

Peregian Beach Foreshore

SHOPPING CENTRES

1st and 3rd Sundays of every month, 7am-noon, followed by Peregian Originals free outdoor concert, 1-5pm

Check individual stores for operating hours

Big Pineapple Markets

Seven Eleven stores

76 Nambour Connection Road, Woombye

24 hours a day, 7 days a week including Christmas Day

bigpineapple.com.au Every Saturday, 6:30am with food, produce and art

Noosa Village Shopping Centre

POOLS

Mary Street, Noosaville

Coolum-Peregian Aquatic Complex David Low Way, Coolum Beach 07 5473 9042 Open 7 days except Christmas Day

Woolworths and specialty stores. Open 7 days

Noosa Civic Shopping Centre 28 Eenie Creek Road, Noosaville noosacivic.com.au

Tewantin Spray Park 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

07 5440 7900 Big W, Woolworths and specialty stores. Open 7 days - specialty retailers may vary


Noosa Fair Shopping Centre

Sun-air Bus Service

3 Lanyana Way, Noosa Junction

sunair.com.au

noosacfairshopping.com.au

1800 804 340

07 5447 3788

Brisbane Airport to and from Sunshine Coast 7 days a week. Seven return shuttle transfers on Christmas Day to/from Brisbane Airport and the Sunshine Coast. First shuttle arrives Brisbane Airport at 6am. Shuttles depart Brisbane Airport to designated Transit Stops on the Sunshine Coast (no door-todoor service Christmas Day).

Coles and specialty stores. Closed Christmas Day. Otherwise open 7 days - specialty retailers may vary

Hastings St Supermarket Next to Bistro C, Hastings Street Open 7 days a week, 5:30am-8pm, except Christmas Day open 5:30am-6pm

TRANSPORT/AIRPORT TRANSFERS Sunbus public buses translink.com.au 13 12 30 All Sunbus public buses on the Sunshine Coast are free from Boxing Day to January 6. Phone Translink for public holiday bus times and extra services

Noosa Ferry noosaferry.com 07 5449 8442 The Noosa Ferry will operate from Noosa Marina, Tewantin to Noosa Heads 7 days a week, weather permitting - closed Christmas Day. Extra late services from December 26 to January 14

Col’s Airport Shuttle airshuttle.com.au 07 5450 5933 Brisbane Airport to and from the Sunshine Coast, 7 days a week. please phone for Christmas Day Travel

Henry’s Airport Shuttle www.henrys.com.au 07 5474 0199 Sunshine Coast Airport to and from the Noosa region, 7 days a week. No service Christmas Day

Suncoast Cabs suncoastcabs.com.au 131 008 Normal services available every day

VIEW THE HOLIDAY GUIDE ONLINE visitnoosa.com.au/this-week-in-noosa


Ettamogah Pub is open from 9am with vintage cars, bikes, utes, caravans and trucks on show, dunny races from 10am, tug of war and live music from 11.30am-3pm.


TOURISM

NOOSA visitnoosa.com.au PO Box 581 Noosa Heads Queensland Australia 4567 P: +61 7 5430 5000 P: 1 3000 NOOSA (66672)

F: +61 7 5430 5011 E: info@visitnoosa.com.au


Summer 2013 School Holiday Guide