Have fun at the local Noosa markets

There are many local Noosa markets in town and across the Shire. Operating all year round, they are a great place to wander around with your family and to buy gifts to take home to the grandparents and friends.

There are plenty of yummy treats on offer for the kids and they can get their faces painted too!

Discover the best local Noosa markets:

Eumundi Markets

Around 10 minutes’ drive from The Islander Noosa Resort is Eumundi Markets, which has a variety of arts, crafts and produce.

Open Wednesday 8am to 1.30pm and Saturday mornings 7am to 2pm.

Noosa Farmers Market

Every Sunday morning from 7am to midday, take the family for yummy food and get local produce for your afternoon tea or snacks at the Noosa Farmers Market on Weyba Road, Noosaville.

Marina Markets

Catch the ferry to the Tewantin Marina Markets held every Sunday.

These art and craft markets provide a fantastic atmosphere with cafés, restaurants and live music.

Peregian Beach Markets

Visit the Peregian Beach Markets, open the 1st and 3rd Sunday every month.

Find streetwear, pottery, artwork, jewellery and local organic produce. Get some homemade pastries to stock the pantry for your holiday stay….

Noosa accommodation for the family

Stay near the Noosa markets in our family friendly accommodation.

Choose from fully self contained 2 or 3 bedroom villas, which are perfect for families. The villa’s sleep up to 4 guests including children and babies.

Relax and enjoy the views of our lush tropical gardens or one of our three pools or the tennis courts from your private courtyard or balcony.

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Take a drive around Noosa Hinterland

Have you been to the Noosa Hinterland? There’s so much to see and do and it’s easily accessible by car or by bus. So, next time you’re here, take a drive around the stunning Noosa Hinterland, from an hour to a day trip!

Here are the Hinterland highlights:

Boreen Point

Sightsee Boreen Point, the gateway to the upper Noosa River, the Noosa Everglades and the Great Sandy National Park, located on Queensland’s largest natural saltwater lake, Lake Cootharaba.

Mill Point

Visit Mill Point, a short walk from Elanda Point, which is the site of one of the earliest European settlements in the region, home to a sawmill operating from 1871-1892.

Stop for lunch at the historic Apollonian Hotel along the way.


Visit Cooran, nestled between Mount Pinbarren and Mount Cooran and the Cooran Lookout (the James McKane Memorial Lookout) with breathtaking coastal and hinterland views.


Pomona is known for the annual King of the Mountain Festival on the 4th Sunday in July every year and also has the world’s oldest authentic silent movie theatre, the Pomona’s Majestic Theatre. Go back in time and watch a silent movie or climb the 439m high volcanic rock of Mt Cooroora to experience views across coastal lakes towards the Cooloola Sand Patch and Great Sandy National Park.


Visit Cooroy and enjoy lunch at the cafés or Copperhead Brewery. Stroll along the streets to discover boutiques and gifts shops, like Gala Home.

Walk through the Mill Place Precinct in the heart of Cooroy, a creative and interactive indoor and outdoor hub that honours the town’s heritage as a thriving timber town.

Visit the Butter Factory Arts Centre which hosts exhibitions, workshops and a ceramics workshop. The Lower Mill Site houses a restored boiler house and kilns, a Log Maze, and Cooroora Woodworkers, where you can learn about the Sunshine Coast Camphor Laurel Initiative.

Lake Macdonald & Mount Tinbeerwah

At Lake Macdonald stretch your legs and stroll through the Noosa Botanic Gardens and go back to ancient times at the lakefront, Greek-style amphitheatre.

Visit Mt Tinbeerwah and walk the sealed track leading to a viewing area with sensational 360 ° views from coast to hinterland.


Drive to Eumundi, known for its amazing art galleries, pubs, cafés, boutique shops and the world-famous original Eumundi market.

Stroll along Memorial Drive under the shade of the magnificent memorial fig trees, visit art galleries and the Visitor Centre to learn about the many historic buildings constructed between 1890 and 1930.

Pop into the iconic Imperial Hotel, home to the Eumundi Brewery and try the local Pale Ale or take the tasting tour.

Noosa Hinterland National Parks

A little further drive, but still close to Noosa, is the Blackall Mountain Range (Blackall Range).

Visit Mapleton, Flaxton, Montville and Maleny and drive home via Kenilworth and pop into and sample locally made cheese.

Lunch at the restaurants and take in the breathtaking views. Enjoy morning tea with scones and clotted cream!

See the Kondalilla Falls, walk through the Mary Cairncross Reserve and discover the Conondale Range Great Walk.

Enjoy exploring the Noosa Hinterland as a family that is both fun and educational!

Noosa family accommodation

Stay in our Noosa Resort that offers an amazing selection of facilities for kids and the whole family.

Enjoy 3 swimming pools, including the Lagoon Pool with waterfall and bridge (heated in winter) and a heated pool to 30 degrees all year. Relax in one of 2 saunas or 3 heated spas, which are 37 degrees all year.

There’s a games room, gym, BBQ Club House & Kitchen and 2 tennis courts.

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Things to do in Noosaville

There’s so much to see and do … YOU NEED TO ADD AN EXTRA DAY OR TWO!

Stay at The Islander Noosa Resort along the Noosa River to explore all the great things to do in Noosaville.

Relax by the Noosa Foreshore

Stroll along the Noosa River foreshore, particularly at sunrise or just before sunset and greet the pelicans, chat with the seagulls and waddle with the ducks.

If you enjoy fishing, put in a line at the public jetty or along the riverbank. Take the family for a picnic or BBQ at the picnic shelters along the river foreshore across from The Islander Noosa Resort.

Enjoy time with your kids when watching their creativity as they build sand castles and play on the river bank or nearby playground.

Go boating on the Noosa River

Take a day cruise of the canals and waterways with Noosa River Canal Cruises and for the romantics who want to impress, take a sunset trip and a bottle of champagne!

Be your own Captain and hire a boat or kayak at Pelican Boat Hire and explore the Noosa River and go up the Noosa River through Lake Cooroibah to Lake Cootharaba and take a dip at Boreen Point.

Noosaville food and drink

Stop for coffee and cake at one of the cafés along Gympie Terrace, such as Moon Doggys. Or, try fish and chips from Holy Mackerel or Noosa Boathouse.

Meet the local brewers and take a taxi or Uber so you can sample the local brews at Land and Sea Brewery, or visit Heads of Noosa Brewery and enjoy lunch or happy hours with friends.

Catch the ferry to Noosa Heads

Catch the Noosa Ferry to Noosa Heads and wander Hastings Street for cafés, dining experiences and shopping.

Walk the Little Cove Boardwalk into the Noosa National Park or get your heart pumping up Noosa Hill to the lookout to see the Noosa panorama.

Stay in the heart of Noosaville

The Islander Noosa Resort is moments from all the fun things to do in Noosaville and is opposite the beautiful Noosa River.

Choose from fully self contained 2 or 3 bedroom villas, which are perfect for families, or the deluxe 2 bedroom villas, which are ideal for couples or honeymooners.

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Noosa in a Bottle

Katja, concerned about COVID business shutdowns decided to her pursue life passion and dream about creating a perfume for Noosa. Katja spent months working with a perfumer trialling and blending botanicals and then finding the perfect scent that represents all that Noosa has to offer, she also designed the packaging to create Acqua Noosa.

Acqua Noosa is the best gift to treat ourselves to relive our Noosa holiday until we can return.  It is also a perfect gift for friends or family member unable to travel to Noosa because of the border closures … send them Noosa in a bottle.

Congratulations Katja.We knew you had a great eye but now we also celebrate your amazing olfactory sense with a unisex perfume that has been given the thumbs up by all of us here at the Islander Noosa Resort. 

You have truly put Noosa in a beautiful bottle that we can all enjoy.

Bula,  The Islander Noosa  team