Shirley regularly visits from Sydney; here's some great tips from her .... "love visiting the Noosa Farmers Markets every Sunday from 7am-noon at Noosa Aussie Rules Football Club, Weyba Rd, Noosaville. This is one of the best Farmers Markets we have visited and one of the highlights for us is Soulfish, a seafood stand on the right hand side as you enter. They always feature reef fish we find difficult to source elsewhere and always head there first to ensure we have pick of Red Emperor, Coral Trout or Albacore Tuna.
The best things to do on the Sunshine Coast are undoubtedly hard to top for any holiday makers keen to soak up the sun, absorb the healing qualities of nature, enjoy exquisite taste sensations, stimulate the body and re-energise the spirit, which are the ultimate goals for a holiday! The diversity of topography, unique attractions and cultured dining options make it hard to stay for just a week, however we have put together a seven day itinerary that will satisfy the whole family. Day 1: Fly into Sunshine Coast Airport...stopping at the base of Mount Coolum for an exhilarating hike to the top to appreciate a magnificent panorama that captures the sparkling coastline from Caloundra to Noosa heads...turn into Point Arkwright for a surf or to watch the locals surf the breaks... head to Peregian Beach village for lunch, coffee or dinner. There is a multitude of options from “the best pies on the Sunshine Coast” at the bakery, Almond croissants that melt in your mouth from the French Patisserie, gourmet Pizzas from Zachery’s, Spicy Thai, scrumptious passionfruit roulade from Pitchfork, Fish and chips at Wahoo and even deep fried Mars bars!!!
Noosa's only beachfront village square offering a diverse range of products and services, shopping and dining experiences including the talk of Noosa, the new Pitchfork Restaurant featuring fabulous modern Australian fare. From seriously good homemade gelato at Caribbean Dreams, to designer fabrics, home wares and clothing at renowned Otilly and Lewis, Peregian beach Village is defined by a lack of the mainstream and humdrum.
What makes The Retreat Beach Houses so special? Well The Retreat is not an apartment complex but a very low density development offering spacious, private, 2 storey beach houses with 2 north east facing balconies, nestled in the dunes and native reserve with ocean and bush views and direct beach access, all designed to offer a truly relaxing beach holiday experience. Put your feet up. Listen to the honeyeaters in the Banksia and Melaleucas and the surf murmuring on the sand.
Noosa National Park is an Australian Icon just North of The Retreat Beach Houses which offers unique beacfront self contained accommodation in the Noosa region. A walk through the park stimulates the senses with a variety of vegetation including rainforest, tangle wood, Banksia, Pandanus and coastal bush – ideally situated right in the heart of Noosa. Guests staying in self contained accommodation at the resort often access this amazing area of conservation which is home to many species of wildlife and the most picturesque seascape.
The Sunshine Coast is the perfect destination for Rural and Remote Small School Camps as there are mountains of educational, adventure and leadership activities to choose from.
The Retreat Beach Houses at Peregian Beach which is only 8 minutes south of Noosa and 15 minutes North of Maroochydore are offering this unique, absolute beach front resort as the base for small rural School Camps. The Retreat Beach House managers are motivated to develop an alliance with the department of education, the ICPA and Rural P&C organisations to promote positive opportunities for remote students.
The Retreat Beach Houses can accommodate groups as small as 5 students or as large as 40 depending on availability.
With a predominant trend towards improving the environment and reducing the effect of chemical related allergies, The Retreat Beach Houses, a beautifully appointed resort in Noosa uses a cleaning regime with ENJO fibres in an effort towards creating a “chemical- free and healthier” holiday house for you and your family and a small step towards a cleaner planet!
Cleaning the Beach Houses with ENJO fibres creates a fresh clean feeling that amplifies the raw power of the Ocean and natural bush landscape, thus allowing you to unwind and feel totally relaxed within minutes of your arrival. ENJO is a leading name in cleaning fibres destined specifically for certain surfaces.
Did you know the first tennis championships were played at Wimbeldon in London in 1877 with the first Australian Open held in Melbourne in 1905? We may never hold an equally prestigious event here at the Retreat Beach Houses only due to a lack of seating of course, but we do offer guests the opportunity to play on an international standard all weather surface with lovely filtered ocean views, delightful cooling sea breezes and the relaxed friendly atmosphere that sets The Retreat Beach Houses apart.
Families seeking the ultimate accommodation for a restful and relaxing holiday need look no further than The Retreat Beach Houses at Peregian Beach, Noosa on the Queensland coast of Australia. With beachfront acreage this unique resort is suitable for families of all ages. The lagoon style pool is a favourite with young families, as the “no step” easy entry is confidence boosting for those in the learn to swim stage. Each house has champagne flutes that can be used poolside!
Beaches – The unspoiled Pacific coastline is a treat especially at the Peregian region. It is very popular among surfers, fisherman and the locals. The beaches are quiet and, away from the hustle and bustle of the city which makes relaxation the key factor of attraction. The Noosa National Park is located very close by and you can take a walk through the walking trails and spot some great wildlife. Peregian beach is also known as the “Seaside village of Noosa”.
Markets – Don’t miss out on the Peregian Beach Markets and the open air music of Peregian Originals. The market is very popular for its local arts and crafts, fresh produce and quaint shops that offer some lovely trinkets to take back home as gifts for family and friends.