Get to Know the Noosa Hinterland
From lush, rolling hills to subtropical rainforest, bushwalking to food trails and music to musters, the Noosa Hinterland has something for everyone.
With its diverse heritage, the hinterland will delight culture buffs. Learn about the Gubbi Gubbi people – the area's earliest inhabitants; explore history at the Noosa Museum in Pomona; or take a heritage stroll through Cooroy or Eumundi. You can even visit the oldest continuously running silent theatre in Pomona. The area is known for attracting artisans, so art lovers can discover the work of ceramicists, glass blowers, painters, sculptors and jewellers. Or craft your own masterpiece at one of the frequent workshops at the Cooroy Butter Factory. Regular concerts at local venues will keep muso's
For the adventurous, the hinterland's natural paradise offers everything from mountain climbing to canoeing. Active types will love the Noosa Trail Network, with its eight scenic trails of up to 23km for walking, horse riding or mountain biking. Or climb Mt Cooroora– home of the King of the Mountain race, where the 439m summit affords sweeping 360-degree views. Perhaps a stroll through the tranquil Noosa Botanic Gardens might be more your speed. They're tucked around the shores of Lake Macdonald, where you can fish, explore in your kayak or electric boat, or look out from the Fearnley Bird Hide. Other standouts include Lakes Cooroibah and Cootharaba, Mount Tinbeerwah and the subtropical forest of Tewantin National Park.
Food and Drink
The hinterland has a burgeoning foodie culture, with numerous craft breweries, eateries and paddock to-plate.producers......providing....delectable local fare. Tour the breweries in Eumundi, Cooroy and Noosa or visit the cheese factory in Kenilworth (tastings included of course). Have a wickedly good coffee at Deadly Espresso Eumundi, or a mouth-watering mead in Pomona. For an old-fashioned pub experience, head for the Country Life Hotel Kin Kin or the Apollonian at Boreen Point. Or feast on farm-fresh food at one of several local producers/cafes, such as Shambhala Farm Doonan, Kandanga Kitchen, or Hinterland Feijoas at Belli Park. All this and more (think markets, clubs and ultra-friendly people) awaits you in the region the locals call "God's country".