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Why not take a NOOSA Country Drive?

Why not take a NOOSA Country Drive?

Looking for an unforgettable Noosa experience while you’re here in Noosa? Head out to our hinterland for the day on a Noosa Country Drive and experience some of the best that Noosa has to offer, including nature, food, culture and village life.

Looking for an unforgettable Noosa experience while you’re here in Noosa? Head out to our hinterland for the day on a Noosa Country Drive and experience some of the best that Noosa has to offer, including nature, food, culture and village life.

Setting out from Hotel Laguna, you could choose the 146 km round trip ‘Northern Loop’ through Boreen Point, Elanda Point, Kin Kin and Cooran; the 91 km ‘Central Loop’ taking in Pomona, Cooroy and Lake Macdonald; or the 80 km ‘Southern Loop’ through Doonan, Eumundi, Cooroy and Tinbeerwah.

On the Northern Loop, don’t miss: 

  • the historic Apollonian Hotel, in Boreen Point, with its pub-style menu, wide verandas and authentic colonial setting;
  • kangaroos wandering through the trees at the Elanda Point Eco Camp on the shores of Lake Cootharaba where you can hire a range of water craft;
  • good old country hospitality in the village of Kin Kin – Country Life Hotel, Kin Kin General Store – fresh local ingredients
  • Broadmeadows Farm with their graceful alpacas
  • Cooloola Berries where you can pick your own strawberries and blueberries & enjoy handcrafted ice-cream!

On the Central Loop, check out:

  • the historic town of Pomona with its view of magnificent 439 metre high Mt Cooroora, and home to the world’s oldest authentic silent movie theatre – the iconic Majestic Theatre, quaint cafes and antique stores
  • heart of the Noosa Hinterland, Cooroy, where you’ll discover cafes, cupcake stores, breweries, gifts shops and boutiques. There’s also the Mill Place Precinct, an interactive indoor and outdoor hub that honours the town's heritage past as a thriving timber town.
  • beautiful Noosa Botanic Gardens on the shores of Lake Macdonald and see native and exotic plants, wildlife and a stunning lakefront Greek-style amphitheatre
  • on the way back to Hotel Laguna, stop at Mt Tinbeerwah, leave your car and take your supplies along the sealed track leading to a viewing area and be rewarded with stunning panoramic views from coast to hinterland

On the Southern Loop take in:

  • early- morning sun and bird life on the shores of magnificent Lake Weyba
  • home-made breakfast treats at Doonan cafes
  • an authentic luxury spa experience at Ikatan Balinese Day Spa
  • the charming town of Eumundi, with its amazing art galleries, pubs, including the iconic Imperial Hotel and Eumundi Brewery, cafes, boutique shops and the world-famous Original Eumundi Markets
  • hinterland Village of Cooroy – delicious food, creative spaces, arts studios and brewery
  • idyllic Lake Macdonald where you can stroll through the Noosa Botanic Gardens, have a picnic or watch out for native birds on the Fearnley Bird Hide
  • champagne views from Mt Tinbeerwah

 


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