Cooroy Motel
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Cooroy is situated 130km north of Brisbane on the Bruce Highwaqy and makes a perfect choice for a stopove to explore the beautiful surrounds of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Noosa Heads and the famous hasting Street is only 25km away. Contact reception for information and brochures on local attractions and things to do.

 

 

Cooroy Mountain


Cooroy Mountain is situated in the beautiful Noosa Hinterland and protected under the Department of Enviroment and Heritage's National Reserve Program. The mountain is surrounded by private property and access to climb the peak is through the Cooroy Mountain Spring Water property. Climbing Cooroy Mountain requires a moderate level of fitness. The track is at times obscured, so track finding skillls may be required. For your safety you should advise Cooroy Mountain Spring Water when you want to climb. Phone during business hours on 07 54477577.

Cooroy Mountain
 
Hervey Bay Whale Watching

Hervey Bay has become known as the Whale Watching Capital of the World, an accolade bestowed by experts and the many thousands of visitors who are overwhelmed year after year by the acrobatic displays by the humpback whales.

Every year, thousands of humpback whales travel from Antarctica along the east coast of Australia to give birth in the warm waters of Northern Queensland. On their return migration they stop to rest and play and nurture their calves in the safe waters of Hervey Bay in the protected lee of Fraser Island.

 

Biking, Tennis and Jet Ski hire

The Noosa Trail Network enables residents and visitors to enjoy the spectacular hinterland countryside. Trails are well signposted, with picnic shelters, water tanks, interpretative signs and scenic lookouts.

Tennis courts are available on Gympie Terrace and can be rented by the hour, at Noosa Springs.

Jet skiing in Noosa is allowed on the lower sections of the Noosa river but restricted in the upper areas of the river. A special jet ski area has been made just opposite Gympie Terrace and marked by a series of small buoys.

Cooroy Golf Club

Beautiful yet challenging 9 hole course only 15 mins from Noosa. New 9 holes construction expected to be commenced in February of 2003. Group discounts are available for social play. Wednesday veterans comp, Tues/ Thurs Ladies day, Friday chook run, Sat mens comp. Sunday social club.
 
Cooroy Golf Club

Hastings Street

Tall, shady trees line a promenade of Hastings St restaurants, boutique shops and bustling outdoor cafes. The continental atmosphere is set off by stylishly designed, low-rise architecture.

Hastings St accommodation providers have the added advantage of being on the doorstep of Main Beach. Lapped by the gentle waters of Laguna Bay, Main Beach offers pristine sands to those seeking the ultimate beach holiday. A convenient boardwalk spans the length of the beach and continues to wind its way several kilometres along Little Cove’s scenic Park Road to the Noosa National Park entrance.

Hastings Street

Noosa National Park

Occupying the headland at Noosa, the National Park encompasses a dramatic rocky coastline dotted with sheltered beaches and coves. A series of tracks through the National Park offer visitors a chance to explore tranquil rainforest, open forest, wallum headlands, scrubland and grass lands. The park entrance is located a short distance from Noosa town centre.

Noosa National Parks

Ettamogah Pub

Welcome to the most photographed Pub in the world! The Ettamogah Pub is more than just a quirky shaped building on the side of the Bruce Highway. It has an interesting history and a bar and grill upstairs called Bluey's that serves up huge delicious Aussie meals. There's no better place on the Sunshine Coast to relax, kick back and enjoy yourself.

 

Noosa Charter Cruises

 

Dingo Creek Winery

Dingo Creek Winery has been described as one of the prettiest wineries on the Sunshine Coast. We are located at Traveston in the Sunshine Coast hinterland near Noosa and Gympie in south east Queensland. See our location map for directions.

Over morning tea, enjoy an informative lesson on grape growing . You will also be given an opportunity to enjoy wine tasting from our range of premium wines from Dingo Creek Vineyard. Dingo Creek Winery also stage their Wine, Jazz and Blues Festival every April.

 

Dingo Creek Vinyard

Deep sea fishing

Take a wonderful family fishing trip on one of Queensland's most pristine fishing areas, with over 40km of the Noosa River. Enjoy the waterways, admire the rare native bird life and you'll even get to pull up a few crab pots and taste the legendary Queensland Mud or Blue Swimmer Crab.

Farmers' Market

Every Sunday morning Shane Stanley hosts the popular Noosa Farmers' Market held at the Aussie Rules Football ground on Weyba Road Noosaville.

The Noosa Farmer's Market showcases the finest and freshest of regional produce, grown or produced on the Sunshine Coast and surrounding districts.

 

Noosa Farmers Market

Lake MacDonald Botanical Gardens

Work commenced in 1987 to create some magnificent botanic gardens on the site of a rubbish tip at Lake Macdonald. Around 80 per cent of the plants in the garden are native species and home to tortoises and 40 varieties of birds make for a very pleasant place to walk around. The gardens are located on Lake Macdonald Drive just before you reach Cooroy from Noosa. Ida Duncan who founded the gardens had a vision that a rubbish tip was not the correct use of land and she planted native trees all over the land. The gardens cover 20 acres and have an amphitheatre in the gardens used for concerts and weddings and other noosa events.

 

Lake MacDonald

King of the Mountain

Pomona is also famous for its King of the Mountain Race which is held on the fourth Sunday in July each year. Thousands of people flock to Pomona for the all day family fun festival and the race, which begins at 3.00 pm.

The King of the Mountain Festival offers a great fun day for the whole family.

King of the Mountain
Valley Rafter Railway

A scenic 80km steam rail journey along the Mary Valley. Departs on Sundays (10am) and Wednesdays (10.30am) arriving back at Old Gympie Station at 4pm Sundays and 3.30 Wednesdays. Along the way stop at Kandanga, Imbil and Dagun and enjoy good old fashioned country hospitality. Adults return $29.50; children $15. Journey starts at Old Gympie Station (07 5482 2750).

Australia Zoo

This world famous zoo run by Steve and Terri Irwin, affectionately known as the crocodile hunters, is at Beerwah and well worth a visit. Daily demonstrations start at 10.30 with the feeding of the otters, at 10.30am the Otters are fed at 11am the snake show, 11.30 it is time to feed the Giant Tortoise. The exciting crocodile demonstration takes place at 12.00 and 1.30pm and if you are in luck Steve will do it but he is often away filming. Do time your visit to include the Australia Zoo crocodile demonstration.

Australia Zoo has more than 650 animals looked after by a team of over 300 people. The zoo was started in 1970 and has developed to be leaders in the field of crocodile rescue and conservation. The zoo contains a food court which features six different specialised outlets which include burgers, italian and chinese and an ice cream parlour.

Open daily 8.30 – 4 and located on the Glass House Mountains Tourist Route at Beerwah Ph.07 5494 1134

Underwater World

The largest oceanarium in the Southern Hemisphere is located at The Wharf, Mooloolaba and has almost 20,000 sea creatures, an 80 metre walk through tunnel. Shows take place during the day. Open every day 9 – 6 with an entry fee of $22.50 for adults, $13 for children and a family ticket for $59. (07 5444 8488).

Ginger Factory

The world's largest high tech Ginger processing plant with historic cane train through native rainforest and gardens. The ginger shop sells the biggest selection of ginger produce in the world. Open daily 9 – 5, free admission and located at 50 Pioneer Road, Yandina (07 5446 7096).

 

Aussie World

The famous Ettamogah Pub, with attached small theme park and free entry is a good stopping point on the Bruce Highway and has the advantage of selling some of the cheapest petrol in the area. Attractions include mini golf, rollercoaster, carnival fairground, giant Ferris wheel, fun luge, dodgem cars and specialty shops. Open daily 9 – 5 and located at Frizzo Road, Bruce Highway (07 5494 5444).

 

Top Shots

Offers mini golf, rock climbing, blaster boats and a giant vertical trampoline, great for kids from $15 per person. Open all day until late evening and located at 2 Allora Drive, Maroochydore (07 5442 7007)

Majestic Theatre


The Majestic Theatre, built in 1921, claims to be the world's longest-running silent cinema. Now a community-owned enterprise, it has been extensively refurbished, but maintains its historic character. It presents a range of live performance as well as films, including the silent movies for which it is famous. It still screens Rudolph Valentino in The Son of the Sheik every Thursday night, and has done since 1987. The silent classic is accompanied on the pipe organ by Ron West, who with his late wife Mandy, owned the theatre from 1974 until 2006.

Majestic Theatre Pomona
Forest Glen Sanctuary

A wildlife park at Forest Glen, with deer and lots of Koalas and Kangaroos. Located just off the Bruce Highway at Tanawah Tourist Drive, Forest Glen (07 5445 1274) open daily 9 – 5.

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Eumundi Market

The famous Eumundi market operates every Saturday and Wednesday morning. Over 250 exciting stores offer handicrafts local produce and many other delights. With careful selection ensures only the best items and crafts are available for purchase. Regular buses operate from Noosa to Eumundi and also many local tour operators offer an excursion. Henry's (07 5474 0199) offer a shuttle service direct from your accommodation to Eumundi Market. Easy to find in the centre of Eumundi with parking signposted. (0428 135 456).

Big Pineapple Plantation

Take a train ride through this working pineapple farm at which a number of additional tours have been added over the years since it opened in 1971. These include a ride on the Macadamia nut mobile where enthusiastic guides explain how Macadamia nuts are processed, the Harvest Boat ride that educates us on hydroponics, the rainforest walk or visit the wildlife gardens. Located on Old Bruce Highway, Woombye and easy to spot with a 16m high fibre glass pineapple marking the entrance. Open every day 9.30 – 5 with free admission, but with charges for the tours, which cost for all tours combined $23.60 for adults, $18.15 for children and a family ticket for $69 (07 5442 1333).

Fraser Island

Fraser Island is one of the most popular tourism destinations in Australia.
Fraser Island accommodation offers suitable places to stay for everyone. There are top of the range resorts including Kingfisher Bay Resort, camp sites, holiday homes and motel-style accommodation available. The most popular places to stay are Kingfisher Bay Resort, Eurong Beach Resort and Sailfish at Happy Valley. Fraser Island is a World Heritage listed national park with strictly limited development.

Frazer island

Maleny, Montville and the Blackall Range


Explore Maleny, Montville and the Blackall Range. - Bed & Breakfasts, Boutique Guest Houses, Cottages and Retreats. Award-winning restaurants, local wines, cheeses & other produce. Relaxed shopping, stylish boutiques, unusual gifts. Fabulous art galleries, arts & crafts by internationally renowned artists. Incredible scenery, national parks, rainforests, waterfalls. Award-winning wedding venues, with spectacular views.
The beautiful Blackall Range is not much more than an hour north of Brisbane and only 30 minutes from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.

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