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Escape to Noosa in Winter 2024

If you’re dreaming of a winter getaway in Noosa, we have the perfect destination for you. Embark on a remarkable holiday at The Cove Noosa Resort and immerse yourself in the enchantment of this beautiful coastal town.


Noosa is a beloved destination during the winter months, attracting visitors from all over who seek respite from colder climates. With its pleasantly warm and comfortable weather, it’s no wonder people flock to Noosa to bask in the sunshine and escape the rain and cold. Winter in Noosa offers unseasonably delightful days, providing the ideal opportunity to soak up the warmth and indulge in the tranquillity of the pristine beaches.


The views of our beachfront sunsets are rivaled only by the window shopping views of Hastings Street.

Here, stores are filled with the latest in fashion, homewares, artwork, and surfboards, with international brands and Australian favourites sitting comfortably alongside local labels.

Palm Noosa

Stocking only their namesake label, Palm Noosa was founded right here on the Sunshine Coast. Their dreamy line is filled with contemporary resort wear in luxurious linen, silk, and cotton.

Alterior Motif 

Before stepping inside Alterior Motif, make sure you have space to bring home a new outfit or five in your luggage. Their carefully curated range of Australian designer brands and emerging local labels is second to none.

Kivari the Label 

A recent addition to Hastings Street’s shopping scene is Kivari. Their all-new Noosa boutique—decked out by none other than local interior design duo Huntress & Hound—is filled to the brim with considered and feminine pieces.

Noosa Longboarders

Noosa Longboards have created the ultimate surf shop experience. Whether you’re chasing a brand-new board or a cool new surf tee, Noosa Longboards is the place you’ll want to be.


Designer fashion boutique Toscani brings a level of sophisticated luxury to Hastings Street. Run by a mother-daughter duo, here you’ll find racks lined with well-loved Australian and international brands such as Lucy Folk, Bird and Knoll, and Jac + Jack.

Bowery 475

A careful curation of global style, step inside Bowery 475 and lose yourself in street collections from all over the world. Fill your suitcase with luxury pieces from the likes of Matteau, Matin, and Innes Lauren.


Signature is one of Noosa’s most loved boutiques, showcasing the best of the best in homewares, interiors, and fashion all in one place. Browse their shelves for the most stylish of holiday souvenirs.


Uncover Noosa’s artistic side by exploring local markets and art galleries. Visit the Eumundi Markets, held every Wednesday and Saturday, to discover unique arts, crafts, fashion, and local produce. Explore the various galleries scattered throughout Noosa and admire the talent of local artists.

Noosa Main Beach

Immerse yourself in the beauty of crystal-clear waters and golden sands. This renowned beach is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and leisurely walks along the shore. It’s also conveniently located near Hastings Street, where you can explore charming boutiques, cafes, and restaurants.

Noosa Beach Surf Hire, located at the southern end of Noosa Main Beach, is a great place to hire everything you need for a relaxing day in the sun. There is a great range of surfboards, cabana’s, bodyboards, rash vests and sun lounges and plenty more…. all you need to bring is your swimmers!


Noosa is a haven for food lovers, boasting a wide array of dining options to satisfy every palate. Indulge in locally caught seafood, international cuisine, and delectable farm-to-table delights. Whether you explore the vibrant dining scene along Hastings Street or venture to the riverside precinct of Noosaville, a culinary adventure awaits.

A local favourite, Bistro C on Hastings Street. Located in an exquisite position with stunning views of Noosa Main Beach, this remarkable restaurant and bar offers a prime beachfront setting. As you step into Bistro C, you’ll immediately be captivated by its luminous interiors and tranquil atmosphere.

Or drop into Knock Knock Noosa on Hastings Street, a stylish bar with a balcony that boasts scenic views. This charming venue offers a delightful selection of local beers, exquisite wines, extraordinary cocktails, and delectable dishes.

Season Restaurant is perched so close to the ocean you can hear the waves and almost feel the sand beneath your feet, Season Restaurant Noosa offers a perfect beachside dining experience. Nestled between iconic Hastings Street and Noosa Main Beach, Season serves a menu filled with local produce, featuring delights such as seared scallops in sweetcorn foam, salt and pepper cuttlefish, and pork, lemongrass, and prawn wontons.

Paradise Arcade brings Cali-Mexican vibes to Noosa, serving share plates, authentic tacos, tostadas, burritos, and bowls. Known for crafting some of the best margaritas on the Sunshine Coast, you can enjoy your meal indoors or alfresco under palm trees and festoon lights.

Bang Bang Noosa offers an exotic ambiance with chandeliers, lush greenery, and an open marble bar. The menu features upscale South-East Asian cuisine with dishes like braised beef massaman curry and BBQ barramundi. Pair your meal with a signature cocktail like the Crouching Tiger.

Located on Hastings Street, Miss Moneypenny’s offers a stylish setting with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern-inspired Modern Australian cuisine. The menu includes chargrilled king salmon, slow-cooked lamb shoulder, and spiced pumpkin with couscous and grain salad.

A hidden gem in Noosa Junction, Mr. Drifter offers a modern twist on Tiki cocktails and street foods from India to Indonesia. Enjoy dishes like sticky pulled pork hawker rolls and Malaysian roti bread in a rustic setting.

Sails Noosa offers a relaxed yet elegant beachside dining experience with stunning views of Laguna Bay. The menu features fresh local produce and an award-winning wine list, perfect for a long, lazy lunch.

At the end of Hastings Street, Locale offers an intimate setting for authentic Italian dishes. Enjoy freshly-made pastas, antipasti, and slow-roasted lamb shoulder, all in a sophisticated atmosphere reminiscent of Italy.

Noosa Beach House serves modern coastal cuisine with European influences. Enjoy a seafood platter or grilled octopus after a day on Noosa’s main beach, in a chic dining setting.

Known for its excellent Yum Cha and modern Asian cuisine, Embassy XO is a favorite on the Sunshine Coast. The venue also doubles as a wine bar, offering a variety of delectable dishes and fine wines.

Humble on Duke is an intimate 14-seater restaurant in Noosa with a weekly changing menu featuring Modern Australian flavors accented with Middle Eastern and Mediterranean spices. Expect creative twists like blue cheese ice cream.

Moonstruck offers a cozy European cafe vibe with boutique roasted coffee and an impressive gin selection. The menu includes breakfast items, share plates, and cheese and charcuterie platters, with vegan and vegetarian options.

Light Years offers a relaxed dining setting with Asian-inspired dishes like bao buns and twice-cooked crispy skin chicken. The menu is designed for sharing, complemented by delicious cocktails.

Pucca brings coastal Indian street food to Noosa, blending European techniques and local produce. The restaurant also features a boutique gin bar, making it a perfect spot for an all-night dining experience.


One of the highlights of a winter visit to Noosa is the chance to witness the breath-taking migration of majestic whales. As these gentle giants make their way north in search of warmer waters, you can catch glimpses of them from the beach or embark on a thrilling whale-watching cruise. Marvel at their graceful movements and listen to their melodic songs as they navigate along the coastline.

Beyond the natural beauty and captivating wildlife, Noosa’s winter season allows for a plethora of outdoor activities suitable for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Whether you’re looking to ride the waves while surfing, try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding, explore the scenic trails of Noosa National Park, or simply unwind amidst sun-drenched parks and public spaces, Noosa has something to offer for everyone.

Here are some of the must-visit attractions and experiences during your winter holiday in Noosa.

Noosa National Park

Nature enthusiasts will find solace in the stunning landscapes of Noosa National Park. Embark on picturesque coastal walks, spot fascinating wildlife, and be rewarded with awe-inspiring views. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for adorable koalas in their natural habitat!

Noosa River

Discover the serene beauty of the Noosa River through kayaking, paddle boarding, or a leisurely boat cruise with Terrace Marina along Gympie Terrace. Delight in the picturesque surroundings and be captivated by the stunning vistas of the surrounding landscapes.


From the iconic Noosa Triathlon and the return of the Noosa Eat & Drink Festival to niche art and cultural festivals like NOOSA alive! and cycling events in the hinterland such as the Noosa Enduro, Noosa’s event calendar is packed with excitement. Experience the local surf culture at the Noosa Festival of Surfing and much more. These events celebrate the magic of Noosa, showcasing the region’s fresh food, stunning natural landscapes, and vibrant arts and culture throughout the year. Let’s see what’s on in Noosa this Winter!

Noosa Eat & Drink Festival 

The Noosa Eat & Drink Festival returns in 2024 with 75+ events over four mouth-watering days – it really is one unmissable Noosa weekend! 2024 will have it all, from a new-look Festival Village, a new long lunch destination, beach events like no other and restaurant events in every corner of the region.

Noosa Alive Festival

Mark your diaries for Noosa Alive Festival 2024, happening from July 19 to 28. Enjoy 10 days and nights of rich arts and culture in the beautiful resort destination of Noosa. Soak up the winter sunshine while experiencing world-class entertainment across various venues. Don’t miss this annual celebration of the arts and culture, set against the stunning natural backdrop of Noosa.

International Surfilm Festival 

The best surf films from Australia and around the world will be screened at Noosa Event Cinemas followed by Q&A sessions featuring your favourite surfers and film makers. Expect a vibrant festival hub in the heart of Noosa Junction. Share stories, enjoy live music, join thought provoking forums and connect with surf film makers and industry leaders.

Noosa Enduro 

The Noosa Enduro off-road cycling festival has 5 courses over one big day through the Noosa hinterland. Taking in some of Noosa’s most spectacular off-road real estate, riders will be guided along the vast Noosa Trail Network following the stunning trails, tracks, mountains and tablelands tackling some of the Coast’s most difficult terrain.

The Cove Noosa in Winter

Noosa Little Cove

Book your next holiday to The Cove Noosa Resort this winter and experience the ultimate Noosa Little Cove getaway. Immerse yourself in the magic of this coastal paradise, where pristine beaches, breathtaking nature, and unforgettable experiences await. Book your winter escape now and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Situated across from Little Cove Beach in the heart of Noosa, our resort offers a serene getaway while still being conveniently close to Hastings Street.

Choose from a selection of fully-furnished apartments featuring 2, 3, and 4 bedrooms.

Image by Dave Wilcox Photography 

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