What to do on a rainy day in Noosa

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RAIN. Love it or hate it, rainy days can really put a dampener on beach plans. We love rain for keeping our farmer friends happy (and therefore fresh local delicious produce on our plates) but we can also appreciate how frustrating it can be when you just want to picnic in the park or hang out on the beach. With more rain on the way, we thought we would compile a few of our ideas to inspire even the most enthusiastic sun-seeker.

Long Lunch
(that turns into dinner, then turns into cocktails etc etc)

Long lunching is definitely an all time favourite habit of ours – and Noosa is probably the best spot of them all to do so. You have Noosa institutions like Bistro C and Sails on Hastings Street where the freshness of the menu pairs perfectly to the seaside vistas, to the laid back super cool vibes of Sum Young Guys and The Village Bicycle where coastal chill is all the rage. If a degustation is your thing, then look no further than Wasabi, Ricky’s, or the Noosa Beach House satisfy all your taste buds.

Get Pampered

Taking time out to indulge in some ‘me time’ is something we could all do a little bit more of. Use a rainy day to visit one of the day spas in Noosa and just take in the zen. We love Ikatan for a complete Balinese experience, where rain will actually heighten your experience as you soak in the sounds of the tropical gardens around you. There are plenty of options to choose from near Hastings Street, but we also love Stephanies Ocean Spa in the Peppers Resort for its luxe vibes and private Noosa National Park views.

Go on a Noosa Country Drive

Grab some wheels (or dial-a-bus!) and turn up the playlist as you set off on a Noosa Country Drive. Visiting quaint towns such as Kin Kin, Pomona and Eumundi – there are no shortages of things to do and places to see along the way. With plenty of cafes, restaurants, and even breweries, you can ditch the picnic and sample your way around the countryside.

Go Shopping

Yeah we know, you can do this anywhere – but Noosa is perfect for browsing local boutiques that you wont find in the big department stores. We love Gibsons in Noosaville, Signature on Hastings, and Stitch Piece Loop in the Junction.

Get on the water

No need to worry about the rain when you are already getting wet right? As long as the conditions allow then it could be the perfect opportunity for that learn to surf lesson you have been contemplating for years. Engage in some watersports on the Noosa River, or even grab some buddies for a sunset sail with Noosa River & Canal Cruises.

Go for a walk (BYO poncho)

Believe it or not there is something pretty magical about walking through the Noosa National Park in the rain. Aside from the surfers and most dedicated tourist, its probably the best time to actually take in the path and all its surrounds without the usual crowds.

If you need help coordinating your group due to wet weather conditions, then contact the team at Hinter-Coast Transport today, where bus hire options for Noosa and Sunshine Coast are available.


17th October, 2018

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