What to do
With Christmas almost here, it's time to think about gifts to celebrate with your favourite people, so we've made a list of some of the best places in Noosa to find that special something this festive season!
Noosa's villages, from Hastings Street to Gympie Terrace and Gateway Drive in Noosaville, Noosa Marina, Tewantin, Eumundi, Cooroy, Noosa Junction, Sunshine and Peregian Beaches, Pomona, Kin Kin and Cooran have an amazing choice when it comes to shopping - and there's always a great cup of coffee or a cool drink nearby!
Noosa Gift Co - Give the gift of Noosa this Christmas with Noosa Gift Co's limited edition Noosa Christmas Gift Box.
Bernadette Tuffley Jewellery - Individually handcrafted and bespoke gold and sterling silver jewellery, the perfect match for a personalised gift.
Visitor Information Centre, Hastings Street, Noosa Heads - More than just great local tips about Noosa, there are also beautiful locally made products. Give the scent of Noosa with Acqua Noosa, a unisex fragrance, or how about an organic cotton Noosa beach towel?
Coconut Tree - This local skin and hair care range has heavenly hair kit gift packs before Christmas, and you receive a bonus, full-sized, award-winning Coconut + Argon conditioner for free.
Weaver Green - If you're on the hunt for eco-friendly gifts this Christmas, then Weaver Green's beautiful blankets, cushions, bags, linen feel throws and table accessories should be right up your lane.
Cook Noosa Cookbook - A compilation of recipes from Noosa’s favourite restaurants, cafes, market stalls, food vans, providores and farms. Available online and at the Noosa Visitor Information Centre in Hastings Street.
VanillaFood The Cookbook - Celebrate VanillaFood's passion for fresh, organic and vegetarian food. Available at the VanillaFood cafes in Noosa Junction and at Belmondos Organic Market, and in some independent bookstores.
Noosa always puts on a great show! Venues around town feature works by our talented local artists and performers, along with touring musicians, comedians, artworks and theatre companies - so book a seat now or find a unique piece of art.
Buttery Factory Arts Centre Cooroy - Capture the spirit of the Noosa region with a wide range of artwork by local creatives right here in the Noosa hinterland own of Cooroy.
David Suters Timbercraftsman studio gallery - Tailored designer furniture and wood art inspired by the natural elegance of solid timber.
Paul Smith Images - Noosa photographer Paul Smith has stunning coastal landscapes and aerials that capture every mood of Noosa - if you can't choose just one, there's also Paul's 2021 calendar of favourites.
Surfshots Noosa Photography - is offering a $100 discount off all family photography packages for Visit Noosa readers! A great holiday or Christmas present idea (gift vouchers available). Simply mention Visit Noosa when booking direct, or enter coupon code visitnoosa when booking online. This is valid for family photoshoot bookings made up until Christmas 2020.
Noosa Regional Gallery - Has Christmas gifts galore at their Gallery Artisan Store, riverside, Pelican St, Tewantin, with 10% off all shop items throughout December!
The J Noosa - Buy a ticket to a great show with tickets on sale for shows in 2021 including Jimeoin, Mr Snot Bottom's Stinky Silly Show, Damien Leith's tribute to Roy Orbison with strings, Anh Do's The Happiest Refugee, Good Morning Vietnam with live music from the Vietnam War era, Melinda Schneider's Farewell to Doris, Remembering the Days of Cat Stevens with Darren Coggan, and A Taste of Ireland 2021.
The Imperial Hotel Eumundi - There's always great live music at The Imperial. Russell Morris plays on Saturday 2 January in The Brewery - great timing for a Christmas present for 'The Real Thing' in your life!
Noosa Learn To Surf - it's the chance to learn a great new talent - surfing! And with Noosa's calm waters the perfect place to learn, vouchers are available for one-off lessons or packages for all abilities and skills, from 7 years of age.
Skydive Noosa - until 24 December, you can save 10% on all Skydive Noosa gift vouchers (including new monetary vouchers) and direct bookings using the code "XMASTREAT" at checkout.
Adventure Sports Kite Surf Australia - Learn to kite-surf this Christmas or surprise a loved one by getting in the water for some kite-surfing summer fun!
Adventure flights with Paradise Seaplanes - Fly over Noosa National Park to Double Island Point to the north, to the Glass House Mountains and Pumicestone Passage at Bribie Island in the south. Flights can be customised for your own personal adventure.
Warplanes - Join the experience of a lifetime and fly in a real-life warplane. Those keen on some extra excitement may wish to try some aerobatics.
Noosa Wave - Get amongst the waves for an experience that you won't forget. Experience Noosa National Park the right way - from the water in a boat!
Oz Ski Resort - From beginner to advanced courses. Get world-class coaching from world champion Emma Sheers and learn how to waterski!
Noosa River history cruise - Bask in history and learn about what happened in the early days of Noosa.
Treetop Challenge Sunshine Coast - Challenge a friend and make a day of some competitive fun with a Treetop challenge Sunshine Coast gift voucher.
Buy a ticket or 2 to one of Noosa's great events:
The Noosa Eat & Drink Long Lunch with Youngcare, 19 February 2021 - The Australian charity Youngcare and Noosa Eat & Drink are teaming up to host an amazing long lunch event in the Noosa Woods parkland at the end of Hastings Street with the gorgeous backdrop of the Noosa River. Tickets on sale soon.
Sumptuous High Tea Soiree in the Park, 20 February 2021 - Join Noosa Eat & Drink at Noosa Woods right next to the Noosa River for an indulgent high tea experience, a delicate menu, cocktails, organic teas and Champagne. Tickets now on sale.
Autumn Fare, 11 - 14 March 2021 - Get a taste of the Noosa region with a display of unique food and drink experiences, this will be a collection of tailored events that feature an array of chefs, breweries, distilleries and producers. Tickets on sale soon.
Noosa Summer Swim, 21 February 2021 - For a sporty present, give a registration to join the starting line-up in this beautiful ocean swimming event. With a range of events, from the 300m Junior Giants to the Noosa 5.0, it has something for everyone, from first-timers to super fish!
And to keep you in the Christmas spirit, don't miss the 12 days of Christmas Magic as you shop along Hastings Street. There are stilt walkers, magicians, live music, world-class living statues, dances, ballerinas, uni-cyclists and much more! 4pm-7pm daily | 11 - 22 December.
Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours - Free Gift | When you purchase a gift voucher, Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours will return the favour by giving you a free t-shirt, stubby holder, or cooler Bag.
Noosa Day Tours - Go that extra mile and enjoy a full day tour or short stay tour with Noosa Day Tours to make your Noosa experience a memorable one.
Bike On - bike hire and tours - Get your bike on and hire a bike to enjoy a cycle in Noosa with the kids or join a mountain bike tour in the Wooroi trails at Tewantin National Park.
Sunshine Coast Hinterland Tours - Take a guided drive through Maleny, Mapleton and Montville to experience boutique shopping whilst you sip on award-winning coffee in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
Deep-Sea Fishing Co. Noosa - Dig deep and fish deep with the cruisy crew at Deep-sea Fishing Co. Noosa. Grab yourself a gift voucher today and share the gift of fishing with a loved one.
Lightyears Noosa Asian Bar and Diner - Give the gift of Lightyears Noosa this Christmas and enjoy some Asian cuisine mixed with some absolutely fab-tastic cocktails.
Jungle & Co - Whether you are vegan, paleo, ketogenic or just enjoy eating healthy food, Jungle & Co are more than happy to welcome you into their slice of Noosa paradise!
Paradise Arcade - A lively Mexican eatery with dreamy cocktails and a never-ending stream of tequila shots, ready and waiting for that great night out you've been dreaming of.
XO Sunshine Beach - XO Sunshine Beach has a stunning menu inspired by the tastes and textures of Asia, combined with unique Australasian ingredients.
Clandestino Coffee - If you want to meet genuinely nice people who remember your order, make a great coffee and provide an atmosphere that's perfect for relaxing and working, this is it.
Pottery for the planet - 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS means 12 deals for 12 days. The perfect opportunity to buy amazing ceramic Christmas gifts and get your hands on the latest releases at a special price. There's something for everybody!
Padre - Love your Padre coffee? Get your favourite espresso or filter coffees delivered to you every two weeks! Sign up for a gift subscription and choose from 3, 6 or 12-month options - it's the gift that keeps on giving!
Flying West Roasters - What once began as just a small operation selling coffee at the world-famous Eumundi Markets, has now expanded to 'Flying West Coffee Roasters', a dedicated roastery producing consistent specialty grade coffee. Grab your very own Flying West Coffee t-shirt, or gift someone their favourite coffee beans.
Moto Bar - Chats over coffee, sharing meals, tasting beers, making new mates, and of course, the music. Not to forget cocktails that have been the beginning (and the end) of many memorable nights.
Little Sister - Join the Little Sister community with some cold beers, fruity cocktails and juicy burgers.
Village Bicycle - Join the ride at Village Bicycle for food, booze and good times. Get yourself a unique t-shirt from the team whilst you're there.
Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club - Grab yourself the best seat on Noosa Main Beach for lunch or dinner, and to make it extra special, make sure you include a bucket of prawns in the order.
Moonstruck Noosa - Enter the world of gins sourced from throughout Australia.
There's nothing like a spa treatment, massage or pamper session for the ultimate luxury gift.
The Noosa Spa - has a range of skin care, luxury body rituals, facials and aromatherapy massages - perfect for group bookings too.
Massage and wellbeing - get one of Noosa's top massage therapists booked in minutes. Massages are available from in-hotel, on the beach, or at home.
Noosa Flow - is a boutique pilates and wellness studio located in beautiful Noosaville, with river breezes and water views as you recharge and rejuvenate.
Nourish Skin Care - Give the gift of great skin and the feeling of Noosa luxury with a voucher from Nourish Skin Clinic. For that added touch of Noosa, there's the Little Cove Detox, Hastings Street Hydrate or a Laguna Bay Glow.