There’s so many ways to experience the richness of Noosa and the Hinterland. From wine tastings, farmers’ markets, cooking classes, and more. There is so much to explore and experience – if you can drag yourself away from our stunning beaches, that is.
Take the rare and special opportunity to step inside a working vineyard and learn the science and hard work of grape growing. Meet local producers and growers who share their love of the land and the food that comes from it. Experiencing back to basics such as bread making, interacting with livestock, the simplicity of paddock to plate eating and immersing yourself in the land and scenery. Whatever the experience, we hope you’re hungry for an adventure. A gastronomic journey that blends delicious food and drink experiences with local culture whilst soaking up the spectacular subtropical scenery.
Nestled amongst the fragrant gum trees, every Sunday a hive of activity takes place. The Noosa Farmers Market is packed with locally-produced seasonal produce that will make your mouth water.
This is the perfect option if you’re looking for something that isn’t too far away from Coco Bay Resort Noosa. Regional flavours are represented at stalls including Noosa Reds, Maleny Cheese, Berry Sweet Gourmet Fruits, Australian Caught Prawns and D’Vine. Gather a basket worth of goodies – think crusty bread, squishy cheese, gourmet treats and charcuterie – then find a sunny spot nearby to devour it.
A visit to Flame Hill Vineyard in Montville would have to be one of Australia’s ultimate paddock to plate experiences. The 300-acre estate houses a vineyard, market garden orchard and a herd of beef cattle. Renowned for its commitment to sustainable food production, foodies are spoilt for choice. Book in for a Sunday lunch on the terrace or dine in the award-winning restaurant and enjoy the best of fresh, seasonal and local produce matched with award-winning wines. Sit back, soak up the rural ambiance and be entertained by the Guinea Fowls as they wander among the trellises.
Nestled away in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, this family owned Feijoas farm is one of the Sunshine Coast’s best kept secrets. Surrounded by beautiful views and rolling green hills, this is the perfect family weekend destination. You can buy your own Feijoas here and take them back to Coco Bay Resort Noosa with you. A little retro coffee van that sells delicious sweet treats and coffees will keep you satisfied, as well as an artisan gallery and farm shop where you find a range of gourmet feijoa products. For groups of 10-30 people they also offer a private, amazing organic long lunch with a farm tour.
It doesn’t get much fresher than being able to pick something right off the vine yourself! The good news is that you can visit an actual farm and pick your own strawberries from June to November when they are in season. If fresh strawberries aren’t enough, visit the café at Strawberry Fields and indulge in traditional homemade ice-cream, fresh strawberries and cream, choc dipped gourmet strawberries, parfaits and pancakes.
Get to know Noosa Hinterland and its green rolling hills in arguably the best way – a local booze tour. The Noosa Drinks tour will take you to a local winery, distillery and craft brewery, as well as behind the scenes of the small towns in the Noosa Hinterland to meet the makers and sample a range of drinks to suit everyone’s tastes. You’ll stop at some of our favourites including Dingo Creek Vineyard, where you can sip on wine and snack on a local cheese platter. Pomona to visit small-batch boutique distillery Pomona Distilling Co. The rustic-yet-cosy venue is a perfect place to continue tipple tasting with your choice of gin, wine or beer whilst you indulge in a tantalising feast of Asian-inspired eats – think beef-brisket bao, crispy duck pancakes and Thai beef salad. It’s then off to Cooroy, which is home to one of the smallest breweries on the Sunshine Coast, Copperhead Brewery – an elegant hinterland destination where you’ll sample from a tasting paddle of its unique range of beers and take a look at its micro-brewery, before finishing up with a drive back to the coastline.
Brouhaha opts for simplicity and purity over additives and preservatives when it comes to their beer philosophy. This philosophy extends to the food menu as well. These guys make it a priority to use local producers when designing the seasonally changing menus, working with Maleny Wagyu, Maleny Food Co., The Falls Farm and Good Harvest Organics to use only the best locally-sourced produce from the Maleny and surrounding Sunshine Coast Hinterland Regions. Wash it all down with a sample of brews on their tasting paddle.
Looking for more Noosa travel inspiration? Read our Discover Noosa’s surrounding villages.
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