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  • Writer's pictureNarelle Donnellan

Holidays are here again

What a very strange school term! I mean school holidays are already starting today, (well at least in Queensland) and the kids only went back to school only 5 weeks ago.  Yelp! I bet all you home-schooling parents are going to feel it again….kids at home...and what the heck do you do with them?  Well obviously, the easiest option is getting away from it all and adventure to another town or area, and right now, that’s in Queensland.  So yes, escape Brisbane life or the Gold Coast or anywhere else you’re from and come and enjoy Noosa these holidays. It’s still very quiet and nothing like the hustle bustle of Noosa you're normally used to. Come and explore before the government lets in everyone else that wants to escape the cold and enjoy our perfect blue-sky sunny days.  Being an ex-Melbournian, I still think these days are warm enough to be in shorts and tees and the water temperature is like summer temperature down south and so we all plunge on in.  So yes, now we have slightly cooler mornings and nights but you can’t complain about the stunning days or the water temperature. 

So, if you are coming to Noosa or surrounds to stay and are wondering what has opened up again (especially to entertain kids on holidays) here’s the highlight list. 

The Ginger Factory

50 Pioneer Rd Yandina

The Ginger Factory is only 20 mins from Noosa so barely a drive. It’s reopening tomorrow Saturday 27th June at 9 am and the first 200 kids through the door on Saturday and Sunday will receive a free ice cream voucher.  Yep, it’s a win win, kids will love you for the treat and your back pocket will love you too.  The Ginger Factory is free to enter and you can enjoy walking around and using the playground.  It does cost to go on the train, boat ride or tour. They do have combo deals, however and if you are planning on going heaps, then just get the annual pass - it’s even better value. 

Noosa Surf Club Restaurant

69 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads

Eating out with kids or needing a drink with a view? Then the best spot is opening back up today Friday 26th June. That’s right! The Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club restaurant and bar has amazing views over Noosa beach, great variety of food on the menu and a great family atmosphere.  Just don’t forget to bring your photo id with you for checking in.  

Sea Life - Sunshine Coast

Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba

Finally, Sea life in Mooloolaba has reopened too. It’s great if it’s a rainy day to be inside and enjoy all the marine life and watch the seal show.  Sea life has reopening specials at the moment so be quick. Don’t miss out!  Don’t forget whatever ticket you are buying you will need to pre-book on the website to secure your time and day for attending. 

Noosa Civic Shopping Centre

28 Eenie Creek Road, Noosaville

Another indoor activity these holidays if you need it, is Noosa Civic Shopping Centre is holding in both weeks Monday 29th June – Friday 3rd July and Monday 6th July to Friday 10th July.  Daily magic show activities, just need to book online only 20 spaces per session and Cost $11.64 ($10 donation to Sunshine Butterflies and $1.64 booking fee).

Playground Hopping

Picture of Peregian Beach Playground

All playgrounds here in Noosa are now open again so here’s the list of bigger ones to explore. Perfect if you have had enough beach time and the kids need to exert that excess energy before the evening comes. 

Pirate Playground – Gympie Terrace, Noosaville

The Sound Park – Quamby Place and Noosa Parade, Noosa Heads

Lions Park – Noosa Parade and Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads

Peregian Beach – Kingfisher Drive, Peregian Beach

Rainbow Park – Rainbow Crescent, Sunrise Beach

Another option is to scooter or ride your bike along the Gympie Terrace footpaths.  This is always a popular place for all ages.  Just remember to ring your bike bell and pass carefully around the walkers. 


Upstairs Shop 29, 18 Hastings Street, Bay Village, Noosa Heads

Pixels has your teenagers sorted and of course any age young or old that loves arcade and video games.  They officially reopened last Friday so what a way to celebrate and treat yourself to their yummy colourful burgers or super shakes. Check out trading hours on their website.

Noosa Farmers Market

155 Weyba Rd Noosaville

One of our favourite things to do with the whole family on a Sunday morning is to go to the Noosa Farmers’ Market and pick up all our fruit and vegetables, bakery supplies and extra goodies like the chocolate croissants from the French stall, which are so good we are all hooked.  Even if you are just holidaying here and don’t need a stack of food, the Noosa Farmers’ Market is a great way to support the local growers and grab yourself fresh strawberries or pineapples.  Or while wandering around, why not enjoy a special treat like we do? There are so many options. The Noosa Farmers’ market is open 6am – midday every Sunday at the Noosa Football Oval, and it didn’t even shut down in the pandemic, it was just slightly quieter.  

That's a wrap for some of the highlights of Noosa and surrounds. Plenty more to see and do when you come to visit than just the Main beach (which is amazing), or the National Park (which is always a must). 

These holidays we do have reopening specials on our properties until end of July:

1 bedroom unit - Nearly booked up but if you can get a night it's from $90 per night - Sleeps 3 guests 

2 bedroom unit - More availability still for the holidays is from $200 a night (min. 2 nights) or $180 a night (min. 3 nights plus) Sleeps 5 guests 

To book or check availability click on the direct bookings tab on this website. Happy Holidays!

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